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What they're saying | Bills earn national praise in weekly NFL power rankings | Week 13


No. 3. Buffalo Bills (9-3, LW:4)

Yes, Buffalo is deserving of this spot. Josh Allen is the difference between the Bills and Steelers. Now, the two meet.

No. 4. Buffalo Bills (9-3)

Josh Allen was fantastic in Monday night's rout of San Francisco, with 375 passing yards and four touchdowns without an interception as Buffalo remained one game ahead of Miami and three ahead of New England in quest of its first division title since 1995. Next: Sunday night vs. Pittsburgh

No. 4. Bills (9-3)

The Bills are definitely ready for prime time.

No. 5. Buffalo Bills (9-3)

Person with most at stake: TE Dawson Knox

The Bills' second-year tight end has underwhelmed in 2020. Part of that is due to injuries and COVID-19, but he hasn't done much to build on an inspiring rookie season. With John Brown out at least the next two weeks, there are more targets to go around in Buffalo's offense -- and Knox will have an opportunity to show the front office it doesn't need to look for other options at the position this upcoming offseason. -- Marcel Louis-Jacques

No. 5. Buffalo Bills (9-3)

Week 13 Result: Won at San Francisco 34-24

It's been a long time since the Buffalo Bills posted back-to-back winning seasons. Or won the AFC East. On Monday night in Arizona, they crossed one of those goals off the list and moved one step closer to accomplishing the second.

It's not hard to pinpoint how the Bills defeated the San Francisco 49ers. Just as he has more than once this season, quarterback Josh Allen went off. For the game, he completed 80 percent of his 40 passing attempts for 375 yards and four scores. His passer rating was a robust 139.1. It was an impressive performance. But it also came in a game the Bills were supposed to win.

Buffalo's next matchup will afford the team another opportunity to make a real statement ahead of the AFC playoffs. If the Bills can down a wounded Pittsburgh Steelers team Sunday in Buffalo, it will go a long way toward legitimizing the team as a threat to represent the AFC in Super Bowl LV. And given how the two teams looked in Week 13, it's not a stretch to imagine the Bills doing just that.

No. 5. Buffalo Bills (9-3, LW: 7)

The Bills looked great on Monday night. That team we saw beat the 49ers can make a playoff run. They'll get a nice test next week against a Steelers team coming off a loss. If Buffalo beats Pittsburgh, everyone will take notice of the Bills.

No. 5. Buffalo Bills (9-3)

The Bills made another trip to Arizona for a very tough interconference game against the 49ers, but this time won in the desert. The pressure remains on to try to win their first division title in 25 years with the Dolphins and Patriots not relenting.

Scroll through to see photos of all the action as the Bills take on the 49ers at State Farm Stadium, presented by Imagine Staffing.

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