AFC East Power Rankings after Week 2

Do the Patriots have any hope within the AFC East after two weeks?
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2. Buffalo Bills (1-1)

Fortunately for the Buffalo Bills, they dominated the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 2, otherwise they could have been in danger of being even lower in these power rankings with the same record as the Jets. It wound up being a perfect storm, though, as the Jets faced a dangerous Cowboys team and the Bills routed Vegas.

Josh Allen enjoyed a bounce-back game that he desperately needed after an abysmal performance in Week 1 saw him turn the ball over four times. Allen threw for 274 yards and three touchdowns against the Raiders, going 31-for-37 passing and finishing with a quarterback rating of 124.5.

Buffalo's defense played a stout game, picking off Jimmy Garoppolo twice and also recovering a Zamir White fumble. Despite beinb unable to sack Garoppolo even once in this game, Buffalo's defense held the Raiders to just 240 yards, while the Bills' offense racked up 450.

Buffalo now travels to take on the surprisingly 2-0 Washington Commanders on the road next week, which will be a sneaky-tough matchup. The Commanders have only played winless teams thus far, but have shown plenty of grit in each matchup.