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Buffalo Bills Links, 11/9: Bills get a statement win

Plus, Josh Allen’s inspired performance and A.J. Klein’s career day.

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The Buffalo Bills (7-2) made a statement with their 44-34 win over the Seattle Seahawks (6-2) Sunday at Bills Stadium.

In today’s edition of the daily links, we recap the win, hand out grades for the Bills, offer up instant analysis and observations, dissect quarterback Josh Allen’s inspired performance a day after losing his grandmother, break down linebacker A.J. Klein’s career day, go through how past Bills teams that started 7-2 fared, and much more!

Game Recap

Bills' Josh Allen delivers huge game, outduels Russell Wilson - Buffalo Bills Blog- ESPN
Buffalo's QB returned to his early-season form, throwing for three TDs and tying a career high with 415 passing yards in a win against Seattle.

Buffalo Bills defeat Seattle Seahawks 44-34, Josh Allen throws for 415 - Democrat & Chronicle
In the exact offensive shootout everyone was ready for, the Bills pulled out a 44-34 victory over the Seahawks.

Game story: Allen, Bills torch Seahawks, win 44-34 in balmy Buffalo -
Buffalo’s defense played a major role in rattling Seattle’s Russell Wilson, who was sacked five times, threw two interceptions and lost two fumbles.

Allen leads Bills to victory over Seahawks - WGR 550
The Buffalo Bills defeated the Seattle Seahawks 44-34 Sunday afternoon at Bills Stadium to improve to 7-2.

Allen outduels Wilson in offensive shootout - WGR 550
Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen needed to outduel Russell Wilson if he was to lead his team to victory over the Seattle Seahawks. He did just that with a 415-yard passing performance and accounting for four touchdowns.

Nothing takes away from Bills, Josh Allen’s statement win – The Athletic
A win like Buffalo’s 44-34 pounding of Seattle on Sunday has been rare, if not unprecedented, in the current Bills era. (Subscription required).

Bills pick apart the Seahawks with creative game plans – The Athletic
The win was another significant example that the Bills have their franchise quarterback in Allen. (Subscription required).

‘SHOUT!’ postgame podcast: The Buffalo Bills are 7-2, but can they live on the pass alone? -
Listen to our post-game podcast from Matt Parrino and Ryan Talbot.

Bills Today | How Bills receivers ignited the offense -
Here are three things to know about the Bills for Monday, Nov. 9.

Report Card/Observations

Buffalo Bills report card: Josh Allen shines day after grandma’s death - Democrat & Chronicle
Sal Maiorana grades the Buffalo Bills’ 44-34 victory over the Seattle Seahawks.

Bills vs. Seahawks: Let Josh Allen cook (Week 9 report card) -
The Bills and Seahawks found themselves in a shootout on Sunday.

Report Card: Bills passing game returns to its A+ ways | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
Jay Skurski weighs in with his grades of the Buffalo Bills after their 44-34 victory over the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday at Bills Stadium.

Bills’ Josh Allen surgical in 400-yard passing game to beat Seahawks, 44-34: Instant observations -
Russell Wilson threw two interceptions while Allen threw three touchdowns with no turnovers in the win.

Arrow Up/Arrow Down: Seahawks at Bills - WGR 550
The good and bad for the Buffalo Bills after their 44-34 win over the Seattle Seahawks improved them to 7-2 on the season and for the first time since 1993.

Three observations: Allen shines in win over Seattle - WGR 550
The Buffalo Bills defeated the Seattle Seahawks to improve to 7-2 on the season.

10 observations: White, Poyer finally get interceptions in Bills’ big win | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
The interceptions by Jordan Poyer and Tre’Davious White were two of the four turnovers of Wilson forced by the Buffalo defense.

Bills stun Seahawks on both sides of the ball (12 reasons to be encouraged, 3 reasons to worry) -
The Bills made a statement on Sunday with their win over the Seahawks.

Column: Bills’ line ‘stirs the drink’ as defense batters Russell Wilson | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
Kyler Murray might need to chew a few antacids after seeing the beating the Bills’ defense laid on Russell Wilson,” writes Jason Wolf.

How Jordan Poyer, A.J. Klein set the tone for a big defensive day in win over Seattle -
In this postgame edition of Quote Sheet, Bills defenders explain how they had success against a potent Seattle offense.

Bills finally play up to competition, Panthers play another close one and more NFL insider notes from Week 9 -
Buffalo is in control of the AFC East and may be for a long time after a signature win on Sunday.

Judging Week 9 NFL overreactions: Are the Bills Super Bowl contenders? blog
Buffalo has had back-to-back stellar wins, while the Minnesota Vikings’ star has put his team on his back. Let’s overreact to Week 9.

Josh Allen’s Inspired Play

Allen leads Bills over Seahawks after losing his grandmother - WGR 550
Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen turned in a performance to remember on Sunday, and did so a day after learning his grandmother had passed away.

Bills quarterback Josh Allen opts to play after grandmother’s death | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
Josh Allen spoke to team officials Saturday night and decided to play Sunday, head coach Sean McDermott informed reporters.

With a heavy heart, Josh Allen leads Bills to statement win | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
“Josh Allen’s passing yards, touchdowns and the elite status of the opponent were only part of the quarterback’s much larger story Sunday,” writes Vic Carucci.

Josh Allen plays through emotional game after his grandmother’s passing | News 4 Buffalo
Josh Allen played the best game of his life on Sunday as the Bills beat the Seahawks, 44-34. Allen matched a career-high 415 passing yards and threw three touchdowns and finished with no interceptions.

Josh Allen excels in Bills’ win over Seahawks – The Athletic
Sunday’s game represented everything the Bills want and need out of Allen. (Subscription required).

Analysis: Josh Allen’s audible to John Brown highlighted QB’s huge day | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
Here’s a look at some of Allen’s big plays from the Bills’ 44-34 victory Sunday.

Josh Allen produced career numbers in win over Seattle -
Josh Allen’s emotional performance, a statement victory, and a pressure-packed day from the Buffalo defense.

Bills Mafia donating money to Oishei Children’s Hospital in honor of Josh Allen’s grandmother - WKBW
Bills fans all across the world are donating $17 to Oishei Children’s Hospital in honor of Allen’s grandmother.

Bills fans support Josh Allen after grandmother’s death with $17 donations to Oishei | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
The bond between the fans and Allen continues to get deeper and stronger.

A.J. Klein’s Career Day

Bills’ A.J. Klein sacks Russell Wilson 2 times, silences critics after huge game vs. Seahawks -
Klein’s two sacks, forced fumble, fumble recovery and four QB hits on Russell Wilson led Bills’ defensive attack.

Maligned Bills linebacker A.J. Klein has ‘day of his life’ against Seahawks | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
Klein had a team-high four quarterback hits and two sacks on Russell Wilson, plus five solo tackles, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and a pass breakup in the Bills’ 44-34 win.

Buffalo’s History Starting 7-2

How past Bills teams that started 7-2 fared | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
The Bills have started at least 7-2 for the ninth team in franchise history.

Dion Dawkins doesn’t want to compare 7-2 Buffalo Bills to Jim Kelly’s era - ‘They hold the crown’ - Buffalo Bills blog
Asked what it meant that the 7-2 Bills had reached a mark not seen in Buffalo since Jim Kelly led the franchise, Dion Dawkins said he didn’t want comparisons to that era but acknowledged, “It just shows we are capable of doing whatever we want to do.”

Featured on Buffalo Rumblings

Takeaways: Buffalo Bills control Russell Wilson en route to big win over Seattle Seahawks - Buffalo Rumblings
The Bills did great.

Buffalo Bills 44, Seattle Seahawks 34: Rapid recap and notes - Buffalo Rumblings
The Bills decisively won against the team with the NFC’s best record.

AFC Playoff Picture: Despite big win, Bills don’t gain any ground - Buffalo Rumblings
The top of the AFC is still the same.