1. An inside look at Josh Allen's virtual visits with patients from Oishei's Children's Hospital
Ever since Josh Allen established himself as the Buffalo Bills starting quarterback, he has been a leader on and off the field. He has a special connection with the Oishei Children's Hospital of Buffalo and on Tuesday he was able to bring joy to dozens of kids. Allen participated in virtual visits with patients at the children's hospital and surprised them all with autographed boxes of his cereal Josh's Jaq's. Proceeds from the cereal boxes sold around Buffalo go to help fund critical programs and services at the hospital. Allen explained why he does this for the kids and the personal connection he has to it.
"When I was a kid, my brother was diagnosed with Kawasaki disease," Allen said. "And he was in the hospital for about a week and a half, two weeks. I wasn't always there, and my family wasn't always there because we had other stuff going on. These children are given the short end of the stick sometimes and the situations are gut-wrenching. Just knowing that me saying hello, me showing up and giving them a little Bills goodie bag or whatever the case may be. What that can do for them, and how it can lift their spirits up in their time of need. It's something near and dear to my heart working with Oishei Children's Hospital because of that feeling that I get to give the kids. It breaks my heart every time I go there because you see some things that you don't wish upon anybody and these are just children that don't deserve what they are going through. The fact that the littlest thing of me showing up, showing my support, telling them I'm praying for them, and that I care about them can make that much of a difference."
2. Jerry Hughes on his kids' reaction to his big day against the Jets
Jerry Hughes is in his 11th season in the NFL, and last Sunday he had his first career interception. Also, for the first time in his career, he was named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week for his game against the Jets where he had six tackles, one pass defensed, one forced fumble, two sacks, and the one interception. Hughes reflected on the moments when he came home to his family after his big game and how they made it all the more special.
"Just watching my kids faces when I came home after the game and how excited they were. My son was down in the basement dancing on the bar, my daughter is two years old so she's still trying to figure things out. I think seeing their reaction just overwhelms you with joy because, at the end of the day, this is a child's game we get paid a king's ransom. To see their reaction and my son's four years old and he thinks he has football figured out. It's just so cool, being a dad and being able to enjoy these moments with them. Certainly, it's a huge honor I will certainly cherish it, but I think watching their reaction and seeing how happy and proud they are just make it so much more."
3. Bills remain eighth in the NFL.com power rankings
Dan Hanzus from NFL.com came out with his week eight power rankings and has the Bills at number eight for the second straight week.
_Buffalo Bills _
Previous rank: No. 8
The Jets did indeed prove to be a get-right opponent for the Bills, but an 18-10 win didn't exactly follow the expected game script. Buffalo fell behind 10 points in the first half and failed to score a touchdown -- instead relying on six Tyler Bass field goals across eight (!) attempts to account for all their scoring. Sunday was about the long-delayed rise of the Bills defense, which dominated the second half to snap a two-game skid. Buffalo's defense allowed just 4 yards in the second half -- not a typo -- and was led by Jerry Hughes, who wreaked havoc in the backfield and came down with the game-sealing interception on a deflection in the final minutes.