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Bills’ Sean McDermott calls primetime appearance a ‘long time coming’

Sean McDermott

The Buffalo Bills are playing fantastic football, defying expectations to put themselves in a winning situation during the third year of Sean McDermott’s reign on the sidelines. They’ve been playing terrific football so far that their Week 15 clash against the Pittsburgh Steelers was moved to the primetime slot.

It’s been a long time since any type of Bills game was featured on Sunday Night Football (since 2007, actually). However, McDermott believes that his men deserve to play under the night lights and with the eyes of the entire country trained upon their every move.

“It’s a long time coming,” McDermott said, per Buffalo News. “Guys have worked hard for it. … But we have to go out and execute and do the things necessary to win a game whether 8 at night or 1 in the afternoon. What it takes to win usually remains the same.”

It’s also important to talk about the current playoff hopes of the Bills. They only need one more win in order to make the playoffs for the second time in McDermott’s tenure. Before the McDermott era, the last time the Bills got into the playoffs was in 1999, when Wade Phillips and Doug Flutie were leading the team.

The coach himself is proud that the Bills are now in this situation, especially with the knowledge that none of their wins were given to them easily.

“We’ve moved that needle drastically since we got here in the entire building,” McDermott said. “It’s been a long time since the organization has been in the position like this at this time of year. We don’t take it lightly.”

After the Steelers, they face a weakened New England Patriots and a struggling New York Jets. The key to the playoffs is in their hands, and it’s up to these Bills to grab it for themselves.