The Buffalo Bills have captured their first AFC East title since 1995 and team head coach Sean McDermott couldn't be any happier after years of struggles and disappointments. In a rare Saturday game, the Bills demolished the Denver Broncos on the road 48-19 and secured the top spot of the AFC East Division with the win.
Before the start of the season, Bills general manager Brandon Beane said the team's goal was to host a playoff game. That goal has been accomplished as McDermott and his players have done a great job so far this season.
"I'm just so thankful, and I'm so happy for the fans," Bills coach McDermott said, as revealed on ESPN. "It's just such a cool place to be a part of because of the work ethic of the people and the character of the people in Buffalo ...
I'm humbled just to be one part of it, honestly." Bills left tackle Dion Dawkins said winning the AFC East was special and claimed it was a feeling he couldn't explain. "Buffalo has been waiting for this for 25 years ...
it's just special," Bills left tackle Dion Dawkins said. "If I could explain it, it's just an unexplainable feeling."
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"This community and this team had such a great tradition in the late '80s and early '90s, to where it fell to in the 2000s until Sean and I got here, I think that's what was exciting," Beane said.
"This was an opportunity in a place that's been down for so long that had such a great tradition, and still has a great fan base. How exciting would it be to get this thing turned around and host playoff games here? "That's what Sean and I want; we want to win the AFC East so that we can host games here.
That's been the goal all along." McDermott has been the Bills' head coach since 2017. "It feels amazing. Just to hear him talking about it in 2017 and to lead us to the playoffs, it was incredible," defensive end Jerry Hughes, the longest-tenured player on the Bills' roster, said.
"We knew we had the right guy in the building. "It's been a fun journey, watching how Sean has impacted this organization." The Bills, who now own a 11-3 record, play the New England Patriots on the road next week.