Two days removed from the disappointing 38-24 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game, Head Coach Sean McDermott's basic message at his end-of-the-year press conference is that improvement is needed across the board.

"There is still a gap in terms of where we are and where they are," said McDermott about the Chiefs, while also noting Kansas City is much further along in their rebuild compared to the Bills. "We as a staff have to get better and improve; we have to improve our roster; we have to improve our operation and what we do. We have a lot of respect for them - they're well-coached, and they have a good roster, and they played better than we did...they coached better than we did.

"You've got to take it upon yourself, just because we had success, to ask yourself the hard questions," he continued. "I can start off saying we've got to be able to run the football better. You have to take that growth mindset approach...because to think, 'we won 15 games and lost four, we're perfect,' - no we're not, and even if we were, you've got to take the growth mindset approach."