It wasn't a perfect set of results on Sunday, but the Buffalo Bills got a good deal of help in Week 11 action Sunday. Entering the weekend the Bills were sitting in the sixth and final playoff spot in the AFC postseason race. Coming out of Sunday's action Buffalo still has hold of the last Wild Card position.
The Bills got help in the early games from the likes of the Houston Texans, Oakland Raiders and Dallas Cowboys.
Houston won their third in a row 24-17 over the New York Jets leaving both teams with 5-5 records and still a game back of the Bills in the loss column.
Dallas, in their first game with Tony Romo back at quarterback, won on the road at Miami 24-14. The Dolphins managed just 210 yards of total offense and slipped to 4-6 on the season while the Cowboys ended a seven-game losing streak.
The Detroit Lions got a go-ahead touchdown on a five-yard run by Matthew Stafford and a safety thanks to an Oakland penalty in the end zone for an 18-13 win over the Raiders. The loss also dropped Oakland to 4-6 on the season.
The only game that didn't provide help in the Wild Card standings for Buffalo was the outcome of the Kansas City-San Diego game. The Chiefs won in a rout 33-3 to improve to 5-5. That moves them into the seven spot in the AFC conference right behind the Bills thanks to their 4-2 conference record.
The Texans, Jets and Raiders follow in the eighth, ninth and 10th positions.