Sunday, October 30, 2011

Bills regain lead of division with victory

A 23-0 victory over the Washington Redskins Sunday coupled with a New England Patriots loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers has the Buffalo Bills in their second stint atop the AFC East standings this season.

Buffalo (5-2) holds the tiebreaker – for now – over New England (5-2), thanks to a defeat of the Patriots Week 3. The Bills won coming off a bye after losing two of their prior three games. Buffalo started the season 3-0.

The regained lead of the division makes the Bills’ Week 9 game even more intriguing, as Buffalo will host the rival New York Jets (4-3), who are coming off a bye of their own.

That game will set the stage for a second half of AFC East action that sees the Jets and Bills face division opponents in three of their next four games. Each team will face one another twice while the Jets take on the Patriots and the Bills face the Miami Dolphins once in that span.

The Dolphins dropped to 0-7 Sunday in another fall-from-ahead defeat to the New York Giants.

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