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Buffalo Bills Links, 12/22: Allen, Diggs among five Bills Pro Bowlers

Plus, the Bills are the No. 2 seed in the AFC...for now.

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In today’s edition of the Buffalo Bills daily links, the NFL announced its Pro Bowl rosters Monday, and we analyze Buffalo’s five Pro Bowl selections, led by quarterback Josh Allen, wide receiver Stefon Diggs, and cornerback Tre’Davious White. We dissect the candidacy of the five Bills selections while debating the snubs of safeties Jordan Poyer and Micah Hyde, and punter Corey BoJorquez.

We also break down how the Bills climbed to the No. 2 seed in the AFC playoff picture thanks to the Cincinnati Bengals’ upset win over the Pittsburgh Steelers, discuss which opponent represents the best first-round matchup for Buffalo, offer up reasons to be encouraged and a few issues to be concerned about following Buffalo’s 48-19 win over the Denver Broncos, hear how advice from former wide receiver Keenan McCardell has influenced wide receiver Stefon Diggs’s development, and much more!

Bills Land Five on Pro Bowl Rosters

Josh Allen, Stefon Diggs among 5 Bills named to NFL Pro Bowl | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
The Buffalo Bills have their first quarterback-receiver Pro Bowl combination in 18 years.

Josh Allen, Stefon Diggs among 5 Bills named to Pro Bowl -
It was the most Bills named to the Pro Bowl since 1998.

Allen, Diggs among five Bills players named to Pro Bowl - WGR 550
Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen, wide receiver Stefon Diggs, linebacker Tremaine Edmunds, cornerback Tre’Davious White, and punt and kick returner Andre Roberts were all named to the AFC’s initial Pro Bowl roster for this season.

Five Bills Named to 2021 Pro Bowl Rosters -
Five members of the Buffalo Bills were named to this year’s Pro Bowl rosters. The list includes QB Josh Allen, WR Stefon Diggs, CB Tre’Davious White, LB Tremaine Edmunds, and RS Andre Roberts.

Bills’ Diggs, Poyer, Roberts win AFC Pro Bowl fan votes; rosters announced Monday | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
If selected, Diggs and Poyer would be making the team for the first time. There is no Pro Bowl this season because of the pandemic.

Bills’ Jordan Poyer snubbed in Pro Bowl vote, and it’s a downright shame -
Poyer had the most fan votes at his position but that counts for just 1/3 of the total vote. He leads all NFL DBs with 117 tackles on the year.

‘Absurd,’ ‘Laughable,’ ‘Peak 2020’: Bills’ Jordan Poyer misses Pro Bowl and fans are not happy | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
Bills safety Jordan Poyer won the fan vote for the AFC Pro Bowl roster, but he was not among those selected when the announcement was made Monday night.

Buffalo Climbs to No. 2 Seed

Bills move into No. 2 seed in AFC with Steelers’ loss to Bengals | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
The Bills moved into the second seed in the AFC after Pittsburgh’s 27-17 loss to Cincinnati on Monday night, the Steelers’ third consecutive loss after an 11-0 start.

Bills take over AFC’s No. 2 seed following Steelers’ MNF loss to Bengals -
The Bengals helped the Bills move up to the AFC’s No. 2 seed following their upset win.

Bills Today | Buffalo jumps to No. 2 in the AFC playoff standings -
Here are three things to know about the Bills for Tuesday, Dec. 22.

Bills’ roundtable: What’s the best first-round matchup for Buffalo? | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
News’ sports writers weigh in on which of the potential opponents would be the best matchup for the Bills.

Last Thoughts on Win vs. Broncos

Bills’ Cole Beasley, Stefon Diggs continue career years vs. Broncos (10 reasons to be encouraged, 2 reasons to worry) -
The Bills dominated the Broncos on their way to claiming their first AFC East title in 25 years.

‘Let’s go Beas’: Did Josh Allen call his shot before pass in Denver? | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
Josh Allen was on an undeniable roll Saturday against the Denver Broncos.

The Big Picture: Feel good, Buffalo! - WGR 550
The Buffalo Bills won their first divisional title in 25 years this past weekend. For all the losing and heartbreak sports fans of the city have endured, it’s time to celebrate and feel good.

The Buffalo Bills Break the Broncos and Lock Up the AFC East: 10 Things I Think I Think! - Buffalo Fanatics - Buffalo Bills
Observations from Buffalo's 48-19 victory over Denver.

Bills final thoughts: What's at stake in playoff seeding – The Athletic
The Bills now have an 8.7 percent chance to win the Super Bowl, the fourth-highest odds in the NFL. (Subscription required).

Odds and Ends

Poloncarz to journalists and Bills fans: ‘Get your priorities straight’ during coronavirus pandemic |
The Erie County Executive bristled at questions regarding the Bills after a weekend announcement of 60 more COVID-19 deaths in the county.

Keenan McCardell’s advice helped mold Stefon Diggs, who’s rewriting Bills history books -
Diggs has set new franchise receptions record and is just 55 yards away from yardage record: “We feed off his intensity.”

Bills are road favorites over Patriots for first time in Belichick era | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
The Bills will attempt to become the first AFC East opponent to sweep the Patriots in the season series since the New York Jets and Miami Dolphins in 2000.

Five takeaways from Monday’s Bills press conferences | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
As far as head coach Sean McDermott is aware, the foot injury suffered by wide receiver Stefon Diggs on Saturday against the Denver Broncos is not thought to be serious.

Featured on Buffalo Rumblings

Buffalo Bills nab five Pro Bowlers, including Josh Allen’s first trip - Buffalo Rumblings
The game will be different in 2021, due to COVID-19.

AFC Playoff Picture: Buffalo Bills move up to number two with third straight Pittsburgh Steelers loss - Buffalo Rumblings

AFC Playoff Picture: Buffalo Bills can clinch the two seed in Week 16 with help - Buffalo Rumblings
Looking at you, Indy.

AFC Playoff Picture: Buffalo Bills have extremely narrow path to number-one seed - Buffalo Rumblings
It could happen.

AFC East Champion Buffalo Bills snap counts vs. Denver Broncos - Buffalo Rumblings

Buffalo Bills vs. Denver Broncos: Rookie review - Buffalo Rumblings
Moss is the closer, Bass is perfect once again.

One Stat Recap: Josh Allen spreads the ball around - Buffalo Rumblings
Allen has been in the giving mood all season long.

AFC East Roundup: How the tables have turned - Buffalo Rumblings
December is looking different this year.