The Buffalo Bills enter their bye week in a good place in terms of pushing for a playoff spot. But several games could have them sitting that much prettier after their week off.
The Bills are 5-3 at their halfway point. They're tied for a Wild Card spot with the Baltimore Ravens, Pittsburgh Steelers and San Diego Chargers, but various tiebreakers would technically give the Bills one of the two slots. The Bills are also one game back of the New England Patriots for the AFC East lead.
The Patriots could very well pull even in the loss column this week, as they host the Denver Broncos on Sunday. Baltimore and Pittsburgh play each other, so one of them will knock the other a half-game behind the Bills.
The Chargers, meanwhile, play the Miami Dolphins – who are only a half-game back of the Bills at 4-3. The Bills would gain regardless of who wins that game. Chargers hold a tie-breaker over the Bills due to a head-to-head win, while the Dolphins would lose a tiebreaker to the Bills as of now due to their loss in Buffalo, so a Dolphins win would solidify the Bills' standing as one of the two playoff teams. A Chargers win, meanwhile, would knock the Dolphins a full game behind Buffalo in the Wild Card chase.Read more... Join the Conversation...