By Marc Lawrence, PlaybookSports.com —
SI.com is reporting something wild about the Buffalo Bills: They are 18th in red zone efficiency and third in the NFL in turnovers, and they are still, far and away, the best team in the more competitive conference. Imagine when those numbers trend back toward neutral. They are the No.1 team in overall power rankings.
• 2. Kansas City Chiefs – A decisive, bounce-back performance against the 49ers on Sunday helps the Chiefs stabilize after an emotional loss to the Bills. This was a big-time performance from Steve Spagnuolo’s defense, featuring eight quarterback hits and five sacks
• 3. Philadelphia Eagles – The Eagles are perfect thus far, with games against the Steelers, Texans and Commanders coming.
• 4. Minnesota Vikings – With the Packers reeling, the Vikings have incredibly winnable games against the Cardinals and Commanders. One would assume a 7–1 record would be close to uncatchable in the NFC North.