There has been some outcry over a few of the decisions made by Bills head coach Chan Gailey.
Heck, I've been part of that outcry.
"Everyone has counted us out, and he's the one who put things back in perspective. He's like, 'Look, this is where we stand. The season is far from over for us. There's so much football left to be played. Don't let the naysayers get in our heads.' Seeing a leader like that, how can you not stand behind that?"
Criticism is fair, even after a win, but the fact remains, the Bills won. There's no better way for the players to get behind the coach in a hurry than to pick up a win. That's not to say they weren't before, but were it not for a blocked field goal at the end of regulation followed by a huge interception in overtime, the tone might be a lot different.
What's more important for the Bills, though, is how they build on this momentum. The Bills need to do better both as a team and a coaching staff if they want to win in less dramatic fashion in the future.
Here are some more links around the AFC East.
Jeff Capellini of CBS New York says the Jets are not ready for a challenge like the Patriots.
Adam Beasley of The Miami Herald says cornerback Richard Marshall hopes to play after the bye week.
Brian Biggane of The Palm Beach Post lists five things the Dolphins need to be addressing during the bye week.
If you read one more breakdown of the Patriots defense, make it the one written by Matt Bowen of NationalFootballPost.com, who explained perfectly what happened on the final touchdown by wide receiver Sidney Rice over safety Tavon Wilson.
Erik Frenz is the AFC East lead blogger for Bleacher Report. Be sure to follow Erik on Twitter and "like" the AFC East blog on Facebook to keep up with all the updates. Unless specified otherwise, all quotes are obtained firsthand.
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