One incredible, unforgettable season
Bills Digest|February 28, 2021
Sean McDermott and Brandon Beane are experienced and smart enough to know that each individual season stands on its own merits.
MARK​​​​​​​ Ludwiczak

It’s not as simple as hoping to carry momentum from one season to the next. The minute you get comfortable and start to rest on your laurels in the NFL is when you’re suddenly caught flat-footed and left in the dust, like a cornerback who bit a double move.

McDermott is always quick to point this out following the conclusion of a season. The 2020 chapter of the Bills has officially closed. Bills coaches and players can’t afford to dwell on their many successes from the past 12 months, because that’s just not how their jobs work.

It’s different for the rest of us, however. Fans, analysts and observers alike don’t have to move on immediately. We can take the time to examine and process all that has transpired, which is a good thing — because the 2020 season is one that Bills fans won’t forget anytime soon.

Yes, Buffalo ultimately fell short of its No. 1 goal. The Kansas City Chiefs were far and away the better team in the AFC Championship Game, and no changes in fourth-down decisions or game plans were going to change that result. The best team on that day won.

Buffalo’s season ended with a loss, but everything else about the 2020 Bills season was a win. This was the year that we finally — finally — saw the seismic shift we’ve been waiting to see since the famed Super Bowl teams of the 90s.

This wasn’t fool’s gold. This was the real deal.

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