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Bills Today: Final push for Pro Bowl voting begins today


1 – Final push for Pro Bowl voting begins now

If you haven't filled out your Pro Bowl ballot just yet, don't worry, you still have time.

The fan voting period will close on Thursday, Dec. 13. This means that you still have the opportunity to vote your favorite Bills into next year's event.

Perhaps the most worthy nominees are Lorenzo Alexander and Tre'Davious White, both of whom have played Pro Bowl-caliber football throughout the entirety of the 2018 campaign.

Alexander has been a Swiss army knife of a player for Buffalo, seeing time at linebacker and across the defensive line in addition to his usual special teams duties. The positional uncertainty has not harmed Alexander, however, as he's been an impact player regardless of where he's lined up. Through 13 games this season, the veteran has recorded 47 tackles and 6.5 sacks.

After being snubbed of a Pro Bowl appearance in his rookie season, White is a deserving of a spot on the roster yet again. The cornerback has taken a significant step in his development in his sophomore campaign, consistently locking down the opposition's top receiver. The 23-year-old has recorded 43 tackles, seven pass deflections, and one interception through 13 games - all of this while also serving as the lead instructor of a fictitious goaltending academy.

You can vote Alexander, White, and all of your other favorite Bills into the Pro Bowl at this link.

As of Dec. 5, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees leads the fan voting with over 950,000 votes. Patrick Mahomes, Todd Gurley, Saquon Barkley, and James Conner round out the top five.

2 - Bills' defense tops NFL in this important stat

Consistently moving the ball on Buffalo's defense has been a challenging task for opposing teams throughout the 2018 campaign.

The Bills currently top the league in total defense, allowing an average of just 290.6 yards per game. They're also the league's top-ranked unit against the pass, giving up an average of 185.8 yards through the air per game.

Consistently getting the opposition off the field has allowed Buffalo's defense to be as efficient as it has been. According to ESPN, the Bills have allowed an average of just 25.3 yards per drive this season, topping the league in that stat.

The fewer yards a team picks up on a drive, the less progress they make down the field. Buffalo's ability to limit the opposition's progress has been reflected on the scoreboard, as the team is currently allowing an average of just 24.6 points per game.

No defense in the league has been better than Buffalo's this season, and the unit's excellence can largely be attributed to its work ethic. The group never takes a play off, made evident by their incredible yards-per-play average. The Bills have allowed an average of just 4.8 yards per play this season, the second-lowest total in the league.

3 - Robert Foster nominated for NFL Rookie of the Week

For the second consecutive week, the Bills have a representative on the NFL's "Rookie of the Week" ballot.

Quarterback Josh Allen was nominated for the award in Week 13, with the honor ultimately being given to Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay. This week it is one of his receivers who landed on the list of nominees for the weekly award.

Robert Foster has been nominated for the league's "Rookie of the Week" accolade in Week 14. The undrafted rookie constructed the second 100-yard outing of his career in the nail-biting loss, reeling in seven passes for 104 yards.

Foster's Week 14 outing was perhaps the most well-rounded of his young career, as he set a career high for receptions in a single game. The 24-year-old played on 96 percent of Buffalo's offensive snaps, serving as a reliable target for Allen throughout the entirety of the afternoon.

Though Foster is undeniably deserving of the award, he faces some stiff competition. Saquon Barkley, Baker Mayfield, Darius Leonard, and D.J. Reed round out this week's "Rookie of the Week" ballot.

If you'd like to vote for Foster, you can do so here.

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