If diehard Bills fans are truly convinced this is the year the team ends a 17-year playoff drought, they could profit handsomely from it.
Las Vegas-based online sportsbook Bovada has released odds for each of the 32 NFL teams to reach the postseason. At 6/1, meaning a $100 bet would return $600, the Bills have the sixth-worst odds, ahead of only the Los Angeles Rams (13/2), Chicago Bears (10/1), San Francisco 49ers (10/1), Cleveland Browns (20/1) and New York Jets (20/1).
Conversely, the Bills have 1/10 odds of not making the playoffs, meaning you would have to bet $1,000 to win $100. The Browns and Jets have 1/50 odds of not making the playoffs, requiring a $5,000 bet to win $100.
Not surprisingly, the Patriots are heavy favorites to make the playoffs, at 1/30. That means you'd have to bet $3,000 on the Patriots to make the playoffs to win just $100. The odds of New England missing the playoffs are 15/1, meaning $100 bet returns $1,500 if New England misses the postseason. That's surely a wager Bills fans would love to collect on.