After examining all of the teams schedules in the AFC East, the Bills September schedule stood out as being among the toughest:
1. New England - swept the Bills last year. Belichick's schemes holding the Bills offense to 7 & 17 points in the two matchups
2. at Jacksonville - easiest game, but a must-win road game
3. At Miami - tough game, particularly at Miami in September
4. Philadelphia at home - Eagles have been a better team, Bills have to hope that home field advantage and offseason losses by the Eagles get them a win here.
The Bills have to play three of the top defenses in this first month.
This could be challenging for an offense that is trying to change from pass happy to more ball control.
Looking at the above it is not smack to say that the Bills could start 1-3.
Conversely, if the Bills manage a 3-1 start it puts them in a strong position for the rest of the season.