Buffalo Bills fall to third place in AFC East after Week 10 loss

Dawson Knox, Buffalo Bills (Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports)
Dawson Knox, Buffalo Bills (Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports) /

The Buffalo Bills are now 6-3 on the season after a 33-30 loss in overtime to the Minnesota Vikings. This is now their second consecutive loss and has now fallen out of first place in both the conference and division.

The Miami Dolphins, who beat the Bills in Week 3, are in first place in the AFC East with a 7-3 record after a blowout victory over the Cleveland Browns. In second place is the New York Jets, who are 6-3 after their win over Buffalo last week and being on bye this week.

The Dolphins and Jets, while have the same number of losses as Buffalo, hold a key head-to-head tiebreaker as they have each won their first game against the Bills.

Buffalo Bills have plenty of opportunities to return to first place

The good news is that the season is far from being lost and the Buffalo Bills are going to have plenty of opportunities to return to being in first place both in the AFC East and even the AFC. One of the big tiebreakers is head-to-head matchups and division records.

The Bills may be 0-2 currently but have four of their final eight games against AFC East opponents and three of those games are at home. It wouldn’t be out of the realm of possibility that the Bills win all four of those games and that puts them right back in the mix.

As for the AFC, the five teams ahead of them currently include the Dolphins and Jets but also the Kansas City Chiefs, Tennessee Titans, and Baltimore Ravens. The reason that is notable is that they already own the head-to-head tiebreaker with the Chiefs, Titans, and Ravens after beating each team earlier this year.

The Buffalo Bills have certainly stumbled the past two weeks but they still somewhat control their own destiny and can still make a run at that top seed in the AFC.