1. 'Coach' Klein delivers
A.J. Klein has been steadily improving his play through every game this season. He's had a sack in four out of his last five games and now leads the team with a personal career-high 5.0 sacks on the season. He also produced a career-high 14 tackles. Micah Hyde had high praise for his teammate after the game and said that Klein has been a great addition to this Bills defense.
"He's one of the smartest players on our team," Hyde stated. "He's like a coach out there, we call him coach Klein because he's able to make adjustments, see things we're talking about out there. He's a great addition to our defense just because of what he's able to do. He can blitz, he can tackle, you just said he had double-digit tackles today. Just playing well you know, eighth year in the league, been to different teams and came here since day one and obviously learned our defense right away. Just a great asset for us. We love the way he's been playing, and we appreciate the way he's been playing."
2. Bills sit in fourth place in the AFC playoff picture
With yesterday's win, the Bills move to 8-3 and retain sole possession of first place in AFC East. The team last had sole possession of first place this late in a season in Week 13 of the 1996 season. The Bills have a one-game lead on the Dolphins who sit at 7-4, and the Patriots continue to stay in the mix at 5-6. With wins by Kansas City, Tennessee, Cleveland, and Miami yesterday, the Bills currently hold the fourth seed in the AFC.
- Pittsburgh Steelers (10-0)
- Kansas City Chiefs (10-1)
- Tennessee Titans (8-3)
- Buffalo Bills (8-3)
- Cleveland Browns (8-3)
- Miami Dolphins (7-4)
- Indianapolis Colts (7-4)
3. Joey Bosa earned Dion Dawkins Pro Bowl vote
Chargers pass-rusher Joey Bosa was a constant headache for Josh Allen and the Bills offense in yesterday's game. Bosa finished the game with 3.0 sacks, six tackles for a loss, five quarterback hits, one pass defended and a fumble recovery. It is the first time in his career that he has gotten 3.0 sacks in one game. Dion Dawkins battled with Bosa for most of the game, and he had a lot to say about the former third overall pick after the game.
"He's slippery, he's just real, real slippery," Dawkins said. "Real bendy, but a great player. Great, great, great, player. I'm actually really, really looking forward to seeing how his career continues to go. Definitely slippery. I wouldn't say he's, like, the fastest guy in the world, but he's far from slow, and he's way better than average."
Dawkins added. "After today, you know, a lot of respect for him. He's a solid all-around player, and he showed it. We knew coming in that a guy like that was going to make plays, but it seems like he unleashed himself and did his thing, but hey, a win is a win. Joey definitely has my Pro Bowl vote."