3. Buffalo Bills
Nothing like beating up on the Jets to get your season back on track. They can't let up with the way the Patriots are playing.
5. Buffalo Bills (6-3)
Previous rank: No. 8
The Jets were just what the doctor ordered for the Bills' slumping offense. Josh Allen picked apart New York's weak defense, throwing for 366 yards with two scores in a 45-17 win at the Meadowlands. Allen's offensive line provided him ample time to work from the pocket, and he re-established his connection with star receiver Stefon Diggs, who enjoyed just his second 100-yard day of the season. The Jets were a nice confidence booster, but we'll need to see more evidence before declaring that Brian Daboll and Co. have successfully counteracted the game plans that stifled the attack before Sunday.
5. Buffalo Bills 6-3 (8)
The Bills quickly forget their Jaguars clunker by making sure there was no road repeat against the Jets. They adjusted their offense well to support their defense with a strong running game and it also got Josh Allen back on track against another defense that was trying to take the big play away from him.
5. Buffalo Bills (6-3, LW: 8)
The Bills can look really good at times, which makes their bad games so frustrating. Seeing Stefon Diggs put up 162 yards might be the best news from their blowout win.
6. Buffalo Bills (last week – 8)
Buffalo burned the tape from its stunning loss to the Jaguars and moved on quickly. Blowing the doors off the Jets is nice to see, but it doesn't erase the lingering doubt that the Bills might be a paper champion. The upcoming schedule (vs. Colts, @ Saints, vs. Patriots) will determine if this is one of the best NFL teams in 2021.
6. Buffalo Bills (6-3)
Previous ranking: 8
Most important remaining games: Dec. 6 vs. Patriots and Dec. 26 at Patriots
The Bills have big matchups against the Buccaneers and Saints on the schedule, but the key games remaining are versus the Patriots. Buffalo leads the AFC East, with a chance to win the division for a second straight year. However, the Patriots are a half-game back, and the division could come down to their two December meetings -- the first of which is on Monday Night Football. How will Mac Jones fair against the league's top scoring defense? With the way the Patriots dominated the AFC East for so long, these games will have a variety of implications.
6. Buffalo Bills (6–3)
Last week: Win at New York Jets, 45–17
Next week: vs. Indianapolis
The Bills are too good to fall victim to two trap games in a row. They had a good day running the ball against the Jets, averaging nearly 6 yards per carry, but then again they had a good day doing most things in the blowout win.
6. Bills (8)
They improved to 3-0 in divisional games with a nice bounce-back effort against the Jets ... which should help against the hard-charging Patriots, who might ultimately regret that Week 1 loss to Miami.