These are the five games Buffalo Bills fans should pay attention to in Week 11 and who they should root for.
The Buffalo Bills are off this week but the playoff picture and their playoff chances could look vastly different coming out of Week 11. While the Bills are 7-3, the loss to the Arizona Cardinals made the race in the AFC East a little tighter and potentially impacted seeding within the conference.
These are five games that fans should pay attention to that would have the greatest impact on the Buffalo Bills playoff picture.
Miami Dolphins at Denver Broncos (4:05 PM ET)
Who to root for: Denver Broncos
Right now, the biggest challenger to the AFC East division title for the Buffalo Bills is the Miami Dolphins. The Dolphins enter this week at 6-3 and with a win over the Broncos would have the same record as the Bills. However, the Bills do hold the tiebreaker with a win in their first matchup earlier this year.
This is a very different Dolphins team though with Tua Tagovailoa under center and the defense playing much better than earlier in the season. The Dolphins have won three straight games and are likely going to be pushing the Bills the rest of the season for first in the division.
New England Patriots at Houston Texans (1:00 PM ET)
Who to root for: Houston Texans
While the New England Patriots have struggled this year, they should not be counted out quite yet. They are currently 4-5 and coming off a big win on Sunday Night over the Baltimore Ravens. The Buffalo Bills do have the tiebreaker over the Patriots as well but a win here would get the Patriots back to .500 and only two games back with one more matchup against the Bills on the schedule.
Kansas City Chiefs at Las Vegas Raiders (8:20 PM ET)
Who to root for: Las Vegas Raiders
This matchup will have more impact on potential playoff seeding as the Kansas City Chiefs are 8-1 facing the 6-3 Las Vegas Raiders in primetime Sunday Night. The reason to root for the Raiders in this game is it brings the Chiefs within one game of the Bills, although the Chiefs do hold the tiebreaker due to their win over the Bills earlier this season.
However, if the Raiders come away with a win and ultimately win the AFC West if the records are the same with the Buffalo Bills, the Bills would hold a tiebreaker over the Raiders with their win earlier this season.
Green Bay Packers at Indianapolis Colts (4:25 PM ET)
Who to root for: Green Bay Packers
The Indianapolis Colts currently are in first place in the AFC South and will be competing for seeding with the Buffalo Bills as they are 6-3 entering this week. The fact that this is against an NFC opponent, won’t have much impact on tiebreakers but rather a loss here creates a little space between them and the Bills.
Tennessee Titans at Baltimore Ravens (1:00 PM ET)
Who to root for: Baltimore Ravens
The battle for the AFC South is very close as the Titans are also 6-3 but since the Colts have the tiebreaker, and other tiebreakers, the Titans are currently on the outside looking in. The reason Buffalo Bills fans should be rooting for the Ravens is that if the Titans are able to secure the AFC South division title or get back into the Wild Card race, they would hold the head-to-head tiebreaker over the Bills.
If the Titans were to miss the playoffs, this would certainly be a boost for the Buffalo Bills and their chances at a higher seed.