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AFC East Power Rankings: NY Jets win doesn't move the needle

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2. Buffalo Bills

There are legitimate concerns to be had with this Buffalo Bills team. The injuries on the offensive line have caught up to them. Josh Allen's inconsistences have been a hindrance in recent weeks. And their run defense remains a major weakness.

That's why they've fallen off the top spot in the AFC East as well as our power rankings. Make no mistake about it, the Bills still have the most talented roster in the division and one of the best in the NFL.

When Allen is at his best, he's as good as any quarterback in the league. The same could be said for Stefon Diggs and their receiving corps. Meanwhile, their defense remains one of the best in the NFL even with their suspect-at-times run defense.

Unfortunately, the loss of star cornerback Tre'Davious White will be a massive blow to a Bills team that was hoping to return some key players in the coming weeks. White is an irreplaceable piece in that defense.

The Bills need to find some sense of consistency in this latter stretch of the season. They blew out a hapless Saints team on Thursday night, but an embarrassing loss to Jacksonville and a blowout defeat at the hands of the Indianapolis Colts raised some alarms.

Allen needs to cut down on his turnovers. The offensive line needs to do a better job of protecting him. And, as a whole, they just need to play better.

Right now, the Bills are sleepwalking and it's cost them their lead in the division. And if they don't wake up soon, it might just cost them a playoff spot.

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