1. Bills RB Zack Moss joins elite company as a rookie
Rookie running back Zack Moss had a career game against the Patriots totaling 81 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns. NFL Research unpacked their notebook from Week 8 with several stats and records. They found Moss did something in the Patriots game only three other rookies have done.
Bills rookie running back Zack Moss had 81 rushing yards and 2 rushing touchdowns vs the Patriots on Sunday. Moss is the 4th rookie to have at least 80 rushing yards and at least 2 rushing touchdowns in a game vs the Patriots in the Bill Belichick era (since 2000), joining Clinton Portis in Week 8, 2002 (111 rushing yards, 2 rushing touchdowns), Maurice Jones-Drew in Week 16, 2006 (131 rushing yards, 2 rushing touchdowns), and Arian Foster in Week 17, 2009 (119 rushing yards, 2 rushing touchdowns).
Moss is also up for this week's Pepsi Rookie of the Week. If you haven't voted yet, make sure you click here.
2. Josh Allen: They remember November
Bills quarterback Josh Allen appeared on SiriusXM NFL Radio to talk with his offseason quarterbacks coach Jordan Palmer. Allen was asked about the remaining schedule and how his team will approach the tough opponents left.
"I think it ultimately comes down to scoring more points than the other guys," Allen said. "As a quarterback, how we control the ball, how we don't turn the ball over. Again, like you said, we've got some really, really tough opponents on the schedule and it's going to feel like playoff football throughout the rest of our schedule. But, Coach [Craig] Bohl, who was my head coach at the University of Wyoming, he always said, 'They remember November.' We've got to go out there and do our job. Obviously, it's going to take all three phases of our team."
Allen explained the team is taking the season one game at a time, but they have a goal that goes beyond the week-to-week matchups.
"We want to put ourselves in position to be in the playoffs. The easiest way that you get in the playoff is by winning your division. That's what we're really worrying about. And once we get into the playoffs, it's kind of a no-holds-bar type deal where everybody's got a shot, and we understand that, we know that, and that's our goal."
3. Bills climb back up the ladder in the latest Power Rankings
After two-straight wins and an undefeated record in the AFC East, the Buffalo Bills are making their way back up the ladder of Power Rankings. This week Sports Illustrated and CBS Sports has them at No. 6. The Bills jumped two spots from No. 8 to No. 6 in CBS Sports' Power Rankings.
6. Buffalo Bills (6–2)
Last week: Win vs. New England 24–21
Next week: vs. Seattle
Though this has been an uncharacteristic season for Buffalo's chief AFC East rival, a win against the Patriots was an affirmatory step needed for this auspicious Bills start. Still, Josh Allen has cooled since his hot start and the Bills have a tough schedule ahead.
6. Buffalo Bills (6-2)
That was a big-time victory against the Patriots, even if it wasn't pretty. The run defense has to be better.