The Bears' front office parted ways with head coach Lovie Smith primarily for inconsistency over an eight-year span, as well as an inability to get the Bears' over the hump following a trade that brought quarterback Jay Cutler to Chicago. These concerns aren't enough to dissuade a Buffalo team who won only 57 games over Smith's eight seasons in Chicago, where he led the Bears to 84 wins.
Finishing 6-10 in 2012, it was the eighth consecutive season where the Buffalo Bills finished below .500. As an organization they haven't been to the playoffs since 1999 -- when Wade Phillips was their head coach, and Doug Flutie their starting quarterback. With a good nucleus on defense, particularly their offensive line, Lovie Smith could be exactly what the Bills need to get their franchise back on track.