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Buffalo Bills Links, 10/28: Rookies show potential

Plus, with the Patriots on tap for Sunday, head coach Bill Belichick shares how he’s seen Josh Allen improve

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In today’s edition of the Buffalo Bills daily links, we take a look at how a pair of rookies—cornerback Dane Jackson and running back Zack Moss—stepped up and provided the Bills with a big lift during Week 7’s 18-10 win over the New York Jets.

With the rival New England Patriots on tap for a Week 8 showdown, we hear from New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick on where he feels quarterback Josh Allen has made the biggest improvements in year three. We also reflect on the three biggest keys to Buffalo’s win over the Jets, including AFC Defensive Player of the Week Jerry Hughes and the much-maligned defensive line harassing Sam Darnold and sacking him six times and slot receiver Cole Beasley running wild through the Jets’ zone defense.

We take a look at how the activation of guard Jon Feliciano should help bolster Buffalo’s ground game, see where the Bills find themselves in the NFL power rankings, examine potential trade deadline targets for general manager Brandon Beane to acquire, and much more!

Bills rookies Dane Jackson and Zack Moss show potential – The Athletic
The Bills have become a pass-first team in 2020, but Zack Moss turning a corner would give the offense a much-needed boost. (Subscription required).

Belichick: How Josh Allen has taken his game to new level - WGR 550
The Patriots and Bills are set to face off in Week 8—marking the first game between the longtime AFC East division rivals in the post-Tom Brady era.

Bill Belichick: Bills’ Josh Allen has improved in this area -
Belichick noted an important improvement that he has seen from Buffalo’s starting QB.

Three keys to Bills’ win over Jets to keep divisional lead - Democrat & Chronicle
Here are three reasons the Bills were able to beat the Jets and remain first in division.

Against zone coverage, Bills’ Cole Beasley, Josh Allen find ways to thrive - Buffalo Bills Blog- ESPN
The quarterback’s willingness to take the open, underneath routes especially benefited Buffalo’s slot receiver, who had 11 catches for 112 yards.

Chopping Wood: Bills Defense Grounds the Jets -
Bills insider Chris Brown breaks down the game tape with Bills legend Eric Wood as they recap the Week 7 win over the New York Jets.

Bills activate Jon Feliciano, Levi Wallace designated to return from IR, more - What each move means -
Buffalo's run game should benefit from Feliciano's return to the lineup.

Bills activate guard Jon Feliciano and promote linebacker Andre Smith -
The Bills announced numerous roster moves on Tuesday.

Bills activate guard Jon Feliciano from Injured Reserve - WGR 550
The Buffalo Bills will get some needed help at the guard position as they have activated Jon Feliciano from Injured Reserve.

Jerry Hughes earns AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors -
The 11-year veteran won his first AFC DPOW award after posting two sacks, a forced fumble and an interception against the Jets in Week 7.

Bills' win over Jets ‘unsatisfying as it gets’ (Week 8 power rankings) -
The Bills finished the season sweep of the Jets to move to 5-2.

Daryl Worley: 4 reasons Bills should look to reunite Cowboys CB with Sean McDermott -
Worley is struggling in Dallas, but could find a role in Buffalo's defense.

10 Buffalo Bills Trade Targets (Part 2) - Buffalo Fanatics - Buffalo Bills
Ten players the Bills can target for help at defensive end, outside linebacker, tight end and running back.

Bills vs. The Coaches - WGR 550
“For the first time in more than 20 years, This Buffalo Bills team faces a Belichick team with a chance to take a bigger lead in the AFC East.”

Bills Today | Why Cole Beasley should be in your fantasy football lineup -
Here are three things to know about the Bills for Wednesday, October 28.

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Buffalo Bills snap counts vs. New York Jets: Tweaks starting to pay off - Buffalo Rumblings
The Buffalo Bills have been making some changes and it looks like they may finally be paying off.

Recapping five New York Jets to watch against Buffalo Bills - Buffalo Rumblings
Sam Darnold was brutal.

Recapping five Buffalo Bills to watch at New York Jets - Buffalo Rumblings
They found a win, but not the end zone.

Opinion: Jerry Hughes finally breaks through on the stat sheet - Buffalo Rumblings
Folks had been dogging him all year.

Buffalo Bills Hot Take Tuesday: Optimism abounds - Buffalo Rumblings
After losing their last two games and almost losing another, surprisingly today’s hot takers were pretty optimistic about the Buffalo Bills.

Buffalo Bills activate Jon Feliciano, make other roster moves - Buffalo Rumblings
Levi Wallace is on the path to returning from IR.

Q&A: Defensive improvements, is this “a win is a win”? - Buffalo Rumblings
The Bills held the Jets to 4 yards in the second half.

AFC East Roundup: Divisional x-factors - Buffalo Rumblings
Who can make a difference late in the season?

The Mafia Mavens are BACK - Buffalo Rumblings
The girls are back in action.