The Bills grind it out win at Cincinnati last Sunday earned them a bump in the NFL.com power rankings. Here’s where they checked in this week.
Rex Ryan asked Marvin Lewis for a gift — and the football gods gave it to him. No A.J. Green to deal with, as the Bengals’ star wideout went down with a hamstring injury on the opening drive of the game. Hate seeing Green go down, but fortunately, the injury doesn’t appear as bad as initially thought. And hey, the football gods kinda owed Ryan a favor (or 35). No team in pro football has been beset with more injury problems to key players this season than the Bills. Ryan’s squad stuck it out Sunday on the road, thanks to timely defense and a stout run game — despite yet another injury to LeSean McCoy. That said, Tyrod Taylor has to make that third-and-5 completion to Percy Harvin on the final Bills drive. Jeff Tuel could have made that throw. EJ Manuel could have made that throw. Joe Ferguson could have made that throw. Joe Ferguson — right now, at age 66 — could have made that throw. Still, nice win. Click here for a sweet pic of the final-play scrum.
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