BY NICK ST. DENIS
Year in, year out, Buffalo Bills fans are told that their team is on its way to better things. Just be patient.
But year in, year out, the results are mostly the same. The Bills have gone 14 straight seasons without a playoff berth and haven't had a winning record since 2004.
2013 has sang a familiar tune. Heading into the season finale, Buffalo is weeks removed from even being mathematically alive in the playoff race. The Bills, however, insist things are different this time around.
"I think we’re going in the right direction," Bills running back C.J. Spiller said this week, via Patriots.com. "First year coach, with a quarterback, and all the injuries on offense especially. But we still have done a lot of great things."
Buffalo has had things to build on this year, coming off an impressive shutout of the Miami Dolphins last week to complete the season sweep. It's 6-9 and slated for a divisional bout with the New England Patriots Sunday -- a chance to finish on a high note.
"Even though our record’s not saying anything and obviously we’re not going to the playoffs, we definitely are going to be looking out for in the near future," Spiller said. "Pretty sure Bills fans are probably tired of hearing that but I can honestly say we’re headed into the right direction here in Buffalo."
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