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Buffalo Bills Links, 11/24: Bills won in Week 11 despite not playing

Plus, the latest on the status of center Mitch Morse.

In today’s edition of the Buffalo Bills daily links, despite being on their bye week, we break down all of the ways the Bills benefitted from other teams losing in Week 11 and moved one step closer to winning the AFC East title for the first time in 25 years.

Buffalo will head into Thanksgiving alone atop the AFC East standings after all of their divisional rivals suffered losses in Week 11. The Bills (7-3) are currently tied for the third in the AFC with the Cleveland Browns, Indianapolis Colts, and Tennessee Titans. Thanks to a 5-2 record in the conference, the Bills currently hold the No. 3 spot.

We also take a look at what the Bills need to do to improve coming out of the bye, hear from head coach Sean McDermott on the status of starting center Mitch Morse, discuss the news that tight end Tommy Sweeney’s season has come to an end after a cardiologist discovered he has a heart condition called myocarditis, analyze why the speed of return man Andre Roberts is setting Buffalo up with good field position, identify six Bills who will play a major role over the team’s final six regular-season games, and much more!


On their bye, Bills got some help in AFC East race - Democrat & Chronicle
In their quest to win the division for the first time in 25 years, the Bills saw their chances improve without taking the field.

How the Buffalo Bills won Week 11 despite not playing - WKBW
Right now the Bills hold a 7-3 record, which is best in the AFC East and tied for third in the AFC, only behind the Pittsburgh Steelers at 10-0 and the Kansas City Chiefs at 9-1.

Bills closer to winning first AFC East title in 25 years - WGR 550
After the Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots lost on Sunday, the 7-3 Buffalo Bills are in as good of a position to win their division this far into a season as they have been in a quarter century.

Charles Davis: ‘Very good’ Bills can benefit from competition in the AFC East | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
The CBS NFL analyst thinks looming challenges for the division title can only help the Bills’ chances.

What do the Bills need to do better? - WGR 550
Sitting at 7-3 and alone atop the AFC East is a good place to be, but you might have some concerns for the Buffalo Bills as they come out of their bye.

McDermott says Bills center Morse is ‘in the mix’ to play against Chargers | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
Morse was active for the game against Arizona before the bye, but he did not play.

Bills’ Tommy Sweeney out for season with myocarditis following Covid - newyorkupstate.com
Sweeney went on the Reserve/COVID-19 list on Oct. 24.

Bills’ Tommy Sweeney out for season with myocarditis stemming from Covid-19 | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
Sweeney, who has missed the entire season with a knee injury, had been placed on the league’s Reserve/COVID-19 list in late October after being deemed a close contact with tight end Dawson Knox.

Complication due to COVID-19 ends Tommy Sweeney’s 2020 season - BuffaloBills.com
Notes on the Bills’ returnees for Week 12, the offensive line, and more coming out of the bye week.

Buffalo’s Tommy Sweeney diagnosed with heart condition - ESPN.com Buffalo Bills blog
Buffalo Bills tight end Tommy Sweeney will miss the remainder of the season after a cardiologist discovered he has myocarditis, a heart condition.

Andre Roberts’ speed putting Bills in good drive positions | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
Roberts is looking as fast as ever through ten weeks. He ranks fourth in the NFL in kickoff return average and is fourth in punt return average.

Sean McDermott holds high praise for Justin Herbert - WGR 550
Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott praised Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert for not getting confused or seeing ghosts, which brings a certain Sam Darnold memory to mind.

Everything you need to know: Bills roster, schedule, cap - WGR 550
“...some housekeeping to keep track of what’s going on with the Bills roster, cap space, and more before they head into their final six games...”

Bills Today | ESPN analyzes the Bills improvement in passing efficiency - BuffaloBills.com
Here are three things to know for Tuesday, Nov. 24.

To play, or not to play (through injury): Zo answers the question - Buffalo Fanatics - Buffalo Bills
Alexander has a unique perspective on the challenges NFL players face when deciding whether to play through the pain.

Bills Social Justice Fund donates $500,000 to help fund internet program for Buffalo Public Schools - BuffaloBills.com
Donation will help students stay connected in order to participate in online learning.

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