The Buffalo Bills (7-3) are coming off a win against the Cleveland Browns (3-7) at a neutral site. Not only was it a win, it was the end of a two-game losing streak, and 10 quarters of bad football.

Particularly from the offense and QB Josh Allen. Completing 66.7% of his passes for 197 yards and a passing touchdown. All in preparation for a short week, staying in Detroit to take on the Lions on Thanksgiving Day.

During the two and a half game skid, the Bills have soured on the league, going from neatly unbeatable, to a team who has seemingly hit it’s ceiling early.

Now with a win under their belts, it puts the Bills at the five-seed in the AFC playoff picture. And Josh Allen with a nice bump in the MVP race.

While there is a new favorite to win the award, Allen is not far behind.

The top five candidates, according to Draft Kings, is all quarterbacks including Allen, a pair of former MVP’s and an AFC East foe.

  1. Patrick Mahomes: +150
  2. Jalen Hurts: +400
  3. Tua Tagovailoa: +400
  4. Josh Allen: +600
  5. Lamar Jackson: +1400

This is important to remember when you consider how close the MVP race was just a mere six weeks ago. Allen was the odds-on favorite, leading Mahomes by +300. There are still six games to go in the season.

The last nine MVP’s have all been quarterbacks on the team with the best record in their conference. The last being RB Adrian Peterson who then on the Minnesota Vikings were a Wild Card team, missing the season record for rushing yards by only nine.

At the moment, the Kansas City Chiefs (8-2) sit first in the AFC.

There is still plenty of time left in this MVP race. If the Bills can reclaim the top stop in the East and potentially finish with the same record as the Chiefs, they own the tiebreaker.

It would be really hard for voters to not reconsider the Buffalo Bills quarterback for top honors.

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