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Bills get very little help during bye week

November 13, 2016 - 3:36 pm

By Sal Capaccio

Twitter @Salports

On a day the Bills didn’t play, they received as little help as they could possibly get around the league when it comes to their playoff chances.

Of the six teams the Bills would have been benefited by losing, only the Pittsburgh Steelers actually did, and that didn’t happen until the final minute of play when the Dallas Cowboys came from behind for a 35-30 victory.

For quite a while during the one o’clock games, it looked like Buffalo was going to get some serious help.  In the fourth quarter of both games, Kansas City was trailing Carolina 17-3 and Denver was losing 17-10 at New Orleans.  But late turnovers by both the Panthers and Saints allowed both AFC West teams to come back and win their games.  Denver ultimately won on a blocked extra point they returned for two points as the Saints were kicking to take a one point lead.

Here are the scores of all the games listed above that had ramifications on the Bills:

Chiefs 20 Panthers 17

Texans 24 Jaguars 21

Broncos 25 Saints 23

Titans 47 Packers 25

Dolphins 31 Chargers 24

Cowboys 35 Steelers 30

The Bills now sit in eleventh place in the AFC, which is actually one spot higher than they were headed into week ten. But with the wins by the Broncos and Chiefs, the gap between the Bills and the two wild card spots grew even larger:

Here are the AFC standings before the Seahawks at Patriots Sunday night game:

There's still one game remaining this week with implications for the Bills.  The Bengals play at the NY Giants Monday night.

The Bills play at Cincinnati next Sunday.


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