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AFC East, 6-6
After being relegated to the No. 10 spot last week, the Bills hop up three spots in the AFC power rankings after putting a 30-burger on a hot Houston defense. The Bills kept J.J. Watt at bay, and Tyrod Taylor threw a touchdown on three of his 11 completions (out of 21 attempts) and also ran for a scoring, displaying his athleticism.
LeSean McCoy’s third 112-yard rushing effort this season (yes, he’s ran for exactly 122 yards three times) and Sammy Watkins’ second straight 100-yard performance powered the Bills. It’s that kind of production which could catapult the Bills into the playoffs for the first time in recent memory, as long as they can traverse through three-fourths of the NFC East (at Philly, at Washington and home against Dallas) before a season finale against the Jets.
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