Rex Ryan says that the Bills will make the play-offs next year

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It really has been an eventful off-season in the NFL with several teams who had years to forget in 2014 recruiting well to aim for success next year.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Tennessee Titans made headlines in the draft by refusing to trade away the number one and two picks respectively.

The two franchises kept hold of their picks and used them to get the top two rated quarterbacks in the draft, Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota.

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The New York Jets have recruited heavily and should see a massive improvement in their fortunes next year.

Meanwhile the Jacksonville Jaguars made a big statement when they got former Denver Broncos tight end Julius Thomas in free agency.

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Another team who have done well this off-season is the Buffalo Bills who started it all by bringing in the former Jets head coach Rex Ryan to take charge.

They made their biggest headline by trading linebacker Kiko Alonso for runningback LeSean McCoy with the Philadelphia Eagles.

The McCoy trade showed that the Bills meant business and their new head coach has continued that sentiment.

Ryan claimed that he was aiming to take the Bills to the play-offs in 2015 and he has now reiterated that point.

"I think we will. Yep, I think we will." - Ryan when asked if the Bills will be in the play-offs

The Bills haven't reached the post-season since 1999 and as a member of the AFC East, have languished under the dominance of the New England Patriots.

Ryan has certainly amassed a talented roster so far and there may never be a better time to challenge for the AFC East division.

It is however possible that Ryan isn't 100% sure that his team will be able to make it.

"I’m not going to say it’s a guarantee. But I guarantee you one thing: Teams aren’t going to want to play us. I can tell you that much.”

Start of a new day?

They may have won the Super Bowl last year, but next year the Patriots will be heavily weakened having lost several big names and set to be without quarterback Tom Brady for the first four games of the season.

The Bills, Jets and Miami Dolphins have strengthened well in that time and all should be in amongst the play-off contenders next year.

Only one of the four can clinch the division title and you can never really rule out the Patriots, so who will win the AFC East title next year?

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