The Buffalo Bills (8-3) are awaiting their next foe, following back-to-back wins in a five-day span. All in the city of Detroit.

Next up for the Bills is the rival New England Patriots (6-5) who are still alive for the division, let alone the wild card. However, this is a must-win game for each side.

For New England to not fall out of the playoff race and for Buffalo to keep up in the AFC East and top AFC seed.

The biggest things standing out from the Thanksgiving brawl happened on defense. Good and bad.

First, the bad. Future Hall of Fame edge rusher Von Miller got his ankle stepped on and is avoiding surgery until the end of the season, which would end his 2022 campaign otherwise.

The good came from the interior. Defensive tackle Ed Oliver was unstoppable. Playing in shades of Aaron Donald, in and all-around game as both a run stuffer and pass rusher from inside.

Following Oliver’s dominant performance on Thanksgiving, he was awarded as the NFL’s AFC Defensive Player of the Week.

Oliver was unstoppable in this game. With six tackles, two QB hits, a sack, two tackles for loss, a forced fumble and subsequent recovery, two QB pressures and a caused safety.

A welcomed sign for the Buffalo Bills who will be without their premiere pass rusher Von Miller for an undetermined amount of time. The Bills will need more dominating games like this as Miller tries to recover.

This just might be Oliver’s best game as a pro. He’s had games where he was fantastic in the run or pass rush, but very few have been this complete. This dominant.

Whether it’s a sign of things to come or a flash in the pan, more players on the defensive line will need to follow suit.

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