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The Buffalo Bills host the Indianapolis Colts in a rematch of the last year's AFC wild card game.
The stakes remain high for both teams heading into Week 11.
The Bills, 6-3, are coming off a blowout win over the New York Jets after a dismal performance against the Jacksonville Jaguars. A win keeps them in first place in the division ahead of the New England Patriots (6-4).
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The Colts are sitting at .500 (5-5) for the first time this season and currently hold the 10th seed in the AFC. They have put together two consecutive wins and won four of their last five games, but it's been 11 months since they've beaten a team with a winning record.
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Bills quarterback Josh Allen looks to build off the momentum from last week and his MVP-caliber season as the Colts will heavily rely on running back Jonathan Taylor.
Here's everything you need to know for Sunday:
What time does Indianapolis at Buffalo start?
The game begins at 1 p.m. ET at Highmark Stadium in Buffalo.
What TV channel is Indianapolis at Buffalo on?
The Colts at Bills game can be seen on CBS.
How can I watch Indianapolis at Buffalo via livestream?
The Colts at Bills game can be live-streamed on the CBS Sports app and FuboTV.
What are the odds for Indianapolis at Buffalo?
The Bills are favored to win by 7.5 points with an over/under of 50.5, according to Tipico Sportsbook.
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29. Dolphins (30): Maybe it's too little, too late, but they don't face another team with a winning record until Week 16.
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28. Jaguars (27): How about return man extraordinaire Jamal Agnew reinventing himself as Cordarrelle Patterson-lite. Agnew has 21 catches after totaling 16 during four years in Detroit and threw in a 66-yard TD run Sunday. Weapon X.
25. Falcons (23): Their social media department is on fire, poking fun at Sunday's 28-3 first-half deficit, and their uniforms will be straight fire Thursday night when they go with the 1990s-era throwbacks. Otherwise, Dirty Birds and their battered roster seem on verge of steady descent.
24. Washington (28): Their best win of the season, a surprising upset of the Bucs, was diluted by the loss of their best player after DE Chase Young tore his ACL. Welp, should help them rise up the draft board to fix their QB issue if nothing else.
23. Seahawks (19): You'd have to say Sunday was the worst game of QB Russell Wilson's NFL career -- it was definitely the first time he'd been shut out as a pro. Unless Seattle rips off six wins in the last eight weeks, this will be the worst season of Wilson's career -- meaning his first below .500.
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22. Broncos (17): On other side of bye, five of their final seven games occur against AFC West foes. Denver's fate doesn't look pretty, but at least players have a chance to control it.
21. Eagles (22): Good luck figuring them out. Philadelphia is 4-2 on the road with an average margin of victory of three TDs, but 0-4 at Lincoln Financial Field -- though three of the defeats are by six points or fewer. But keep an eye on this team, which owns the NFC's easiest schedule the rest of the way.
19. 49ers (21): Their last two home wins have come against the Rams ... though they occurred more than a year apart. But now just a half-game out of playoff picture, Niners look set up to make a run with four of their next five games against teams with losing records.
18. Saints (14): Currently the NFC's sixth seed, they can't expect to maintain that spot -- amid a two-game losing streak without QB Jameis Winston -- if the defense continues to fade, special teams keep faltering, critical penalties mount, and RB Alvin Kamara doesn't play.
17. Panthers (26): As prodigal son Cam Newton prepares to reclaim QB1 status in Carolina, you have to wonder if injured Sam Darnold -- he's guaranteed nearly $19 million in 2022 -- is already entering the backup phase of a career that doesn't yet span four seasons.
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16. Colts (20): They've clawed back to .500 following a 1-4 start ... and now face games at Buffalo and against Tampa Bay for their trouble. Indianapolis will be in survival mode rest of the way.
14. Browns (13): "We never had a chance," DE Myles Garrett said of the defensive performance in Cleveland's 45-7 loss at New England. "I mean, we need to be better." No truer words given six of his next seven games will be against teams with winning records.
10. Chiefs (11): He may not be the most dominant blocker ever -- yada, yada -- but Travis Kelce's argument as the best tight end in league history continues to gain steam now that he's surpassed Rob Gronkowski with his 34th 100-yard receiving game, most ever.
9. Ravens (7): Prior to their 22-10 upset loss at Miami on Thursday, they'd never scored fewer than 14 points in QB Lamar Jackson's first 45 starts -- nine games better than the next-best quarterback (Rodgers) at the start of his career.
8. Patriots (9): Not only have they won four in a row to vault themselves back into the thick of the AFC playoff race, the average margin of victory during this hot streak has been 25 points. Next up? The Falcons, who are coming off that 40-point beatdown.
6. Bills (8): They improved to 3-0 in divisional games with a nice bounce-back effort against the Jets ... which should help against the hard-charging Patriots, who might ultimately regret that Week 1 loss to Miami.
5. Buccaneers (2): WR Mike Evans pulled even with former Tampa Bay FB Mike Alstott (71) for the most career TDs in Bucs history Sunday ... but they needed him to break that record to avoid being what Bruce Arians deemed "a very dumb football team."
3. Titans (4): No Derrick Henry and yet ... they're the second team to craft a five-game winning streak against playoff teams from the previous season -- are actually 7-0 against 2020 playoff clubs -- and have their longest winning streak (six games) in 13 years. The AFC's projected top seed will also now face what is, by far, the easiest remaining schedule (.336 opponents' winning percentage) in the league.
2. Cowboys (6): High cotton for a team that probably played its most complete game in decades after throttling Atlanta by 40. But as nearly insurmountable as Dallas' 3.5-game lead in the NFC East looks, four of the next five are on the road -- starting in Kansas City.
1. Packers (3): For now Green Bay gets the nod for the top spot, flawed as this team is ... just like everyone else. But the Pack pitched their first shutout in three years, have picked off a league-best five passes in the end zone and rank third in both total and scoring defense. Oh, and QB Aaron Rodgers is back, while sophomore RB AJ Dillon gets his shot to make an impact going into a pair of tough games – Minnesota on the road before the Rams come to Lambeau Field.