The Enquirer - NFL Insider: "The Bills, according to The Buffalo News, are focused on the playoffs 10 months down the road.
'This is a must year,' safety Donte Whitner told reporters. 'If you go back and watch the past two seasons, we had a lot of close football games. Everybody was talking about this being a young team. ... With the new acquisitions that we have and new guys coming in, guys that have experience, guys that have been drafted high, this is the year to make the playoffs.'
The Bills have missed the playoffs a franchise-record eight consecutive seasons.
In the offseason, they traded for former Pro Bowl defensive tackle Marcus Stroud and signed linebacker Kawika Mitchell and defensive tackle Spencer Johnson as free agents."