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Buffalo Bills move into second place in AFC East after Week 11 win

Buffalo Bills (Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images)
Buffalo Bills (Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images) /

The Buffalo Bills suffered back-to-back losses in Week 9 and Week 10 to the New York Jets and Minnesota Vikings. Those two losses not only dropped them out of first place in the conference but also in the AFC East.

The Bills would actually fall all the way down to third and behind the Miami Dolphins and the New York Jets, two teams that accounted for two of the three losses the Bills had this season.

However, on Sunday against the Cleveland Browns the Bills got back in the win column with a 31-23 victory. That win moved the team’s record on the season to 7-3 and it moved them up one spot in the standings in the AFC East.

The Bills now have the same record as the Dolphins but Miami holds the tiebreaker with the head-to-head victory back in Week 3. The good news is that the Bills will get a chance to fix that later in the season when the two teams meet in Week 15.

Buffalo Bills move ahead of the New York Jets in the AFC East

The team the Bills moved ahead in the standings after Week 11 was the New York Jets. The Jets had been playing very well but struggled against the New England Patriots in a game where neither offense could get anything going.

One of the major reasons for the Jets’ struggles on offense was quarterback Zach Wilson who completed only nine of 22 pass attempts for 77 yards for an average of only 3.5 yards per attempt

The final score was 10-3 and the only touchdown scored was a punt return for a touchdown by the Patriots in the closing seconds. The Patriots have now moved into a tie with the Jets as both are 6-4 and every team in the division now has a winning record heading into Week 12.

The Buffalo Bills will play the Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving before a three-game stretch where they play every AFC East rival that likely will determine their season and whether or not they win a third consecutive division title.