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Can Buffalo make playoff push?

Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham
How costly will losing at home to the stumblebum Cleveland Browns turn out to be for the Buffalo Bills?

We don't know for sure, but we do know that a Bills victory in that ugly Monday night matchup would have the Bills within striking distance of first place in the AFC East.

The Bills on Sunday ransacked the Kansas City Chiefs, 54-31, in Arrowhead Stadium to end a four-game losing streak. The Bills surrendered way too many points, but the Chiefs provided the perfect elixir for quarterback Trent Edwards' troubles.

A few notes:

  • The Bills scored the second-most points in franchise history. They rolled up 58 points in 1966.

  • They scored the most points of any Chiefs opponent.

  • Edwards became the first Bills player to throw for at least two touchdowns and run for at least two touchdowns.

  • The Bills became the fourth team since the NFL-AFL merger to score at least 50 points and not allow a sack or a turnover.

The Bills are 6-5 with the San Francisco 49ers coming to Ralph Wilson Stadium on Sunday.

Now that loss to the Browns stings a bit more. The Bills could be riding a three-game win streak before playing three of their last four games against the division. They went 0-3 in their first tour of AFC East opponents and need every non-divisional victory they can muster.

Buffalo's remaining schedule:

The Bills are tied with the Miami Dolphins at the bottom of the tightly bundled division. The New England Patriots are 7-4. The New York Jets are out front at 8-3.