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Buffalo Bills Links, 11/29: Where the Bills sit in a crowded AFC

Plus, how Matt Breida injected life into Buffalo’s ground game

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The Buffalo Bills (7-4) were idle on Sunday following the team’s 31-6 triumph over the New Orleans Saints on Thanksgiving night. Despite not playing, the Bills saw their positioning in a crowded AFC playoff field improve thanks to the results of Sunday’s games.

Today’s edition of the Bills daily links leads off by examining where the Bills sit in the AFC playoff standings heading into a huge showdown with the New England Patriots on Monday Night Football.

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Bills sit sixth in AFC playoff picture

Thanks to losses from the Los Angeles Chargers, Indianapolis Colts, and Pittsburgh Steelers, the Bills were able to improve one spot in the conference standings, going from seventh place to sixth place after the Week 12 AFC action.

Matt Breida providing boost for running game

Matt Breida was a healthy scratch for more than half of this season, but when his number was called against the New Orleans Saints, Breida responded, providing a spark to a sagging running attack. Plus, learn how Breida and Buffalo’s run game set the stage for Josh Allen and the Bills’ offense to enjoy a balanced and efficient performance vs. the Saints.

How Dawson Knox, Bills Mafia are giving back

When the news came that All-Pro cornerback Tre’Davious White would miss the rest of the season, Bills Mafia responded by donating $27 (White’s jersey number) to the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana. Plus, learn how tight end Dawson Knox is giving back and helping kids and families in Western New York who are facing pediatric cancer.

Odds and ends

We get the latest on Buffalo’s new stadium talks, speculate on what kind of numbers Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly would put up in today’s pass-happy NFL, discuss the five biggest challenges facing the Bills in returning to the AFC championship game, break down Buffalo’s win over New Orleans, hear how defensive tackle Harrison Phillips enjoyed his best game of the year despite having a torn knee ligament, and more.