It's one thing to throw on the towel; for Chan Gailey, he might want to wait until the bell rings.
After losing to go 5-8, Gailey said on Monday morning:
“The playoffs are out of the picture for us now,” Gailey said in his post-game press conference.
If the Bills win their last 3 games and get help from around the AFC, they still have a shot at the sixth seed with an 8-8 record.
Similarly, the 2009 Jets under Rex Ryan reacted to a 10-7 loss to the Falcons without doing the math, saying the Jets were out of the playoff race. They weren’t, they got the help they needed to make the playoffs and wound up in the AFC Championship Game.