ORCHARD PARK O. J. Simpson Jerseys Stitched , N.Y. (AP) — After a poor first half of the season, the Buffalo Bills are in position to close the season on a roll.Following a 24-21 win over Jacksonville on Sunday, the Bills (4-7) have won two straight and shown noticeable improvement in recent weeks.Though a return to the playoffs may be far-fetched, four of Buffalo’s final five opponents have losing records — which puts the team in position to show its recent run is no fluke.“It’s about us growing and developing a strong foundation and the culture that we want and doing things the right way, creating a mindset,” Bills coach Sean McDermott said.“You’re seeing yesterday some of the fruits of that labor and the guys buying into that. Not that they didn’t buy in before, but we’re developing now and you’re starting to see some of the results on the field.”A strong finish to the season would go a long way in providing McDermott and general manager Brandon Beane validation with their youth movement.The biggest change in recent weeks has been the uptick in production on offense. For the first time this season, the Bills have scored 24 or more points and topped 300 yards in back-to-back games.Journeyman quarterback Matt Barkley first breathed life into the offense, throwing for 232 yards in a 41-10 win over the New York Jets. The upswing continued in rookie Josh Allen’s return to the lineup after the QB missed four games with an elbow injury.On Sunday Youth Thurman Thomas Jerseys , Allen threw for 160 yards — which included a 75-yard touchdown pass to fellow rookie Robert Foster — and ran for 99 yards, establishing a franchise record for rushing yards by a quarterback in a game.“Love the energy he brought,” Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll said of Allen. “Competitive. Gotta be smart and know when to get out of bounds but made plays with his legs, made plays with his arm. He had a good game, but we’ve got to build off that and be better next week.”Foster and Isaiah McKenzie have provided a jolt to the Bills passing game, adding some much-needed speed to open things up on offense.While promising, the Bills still have plenty to clean up offensively. Aside from the long touchdown pass, Allen completed seven throws for 85 yards against Jacksonville and had other big gains wiped out by penalties. Penalties were an issue for both teams; Buffalo finished with 13.Buffalo’s run defense was also vulnerable against the Jaguars. The Bills allowed 95 yards and two touchdowns to Leonard Fournette on 18 attempts before Fournette was ejected late in the third quarter following a scuffle.The Bills grabbed the upper hand following Fournette’s skirmish with defensive end Shaq Lawson — which they felt was more than just a momentary boost.“That was a huge moment for our defense in this season,” safety Jordan Poyer said. “Not just in this game Thurman Thomas Jerseys Stitched , but in this season in giving us confidence that we can. This defense has come a long way since the beginning of the season and we are just going to continue to work and continue to put ourselves out there on the field.”Buffalo’s next opponent is the Miami Dolphins (5-6), who have lost four of their past five games.“We focus on one game at a time,” McDermott said. “That’s really where our focus is.” In Week 5 of the regular season we saw three teams in the AFC East come away with victories. The Miami Dolphins were the only division-mates unable to secure a win this week. The quarterback play was wide-ranging among the quartet of teams, so that’s where we’ll focus our attention for this edition of the AFC East roundup.The GoodThere were a lot of good takeaways from the signal callers in the division this week. The New England Patriots’ Tom Brady threw his 500th career touchdown against the Indianapolis Colts and dismantled their defense in a commanding team victory.The Buffalo Bills’ Josh Allen led his first career game-winning drive against the Tennessee Titans as the Bills won with a field goal as time expired. Allen also had the only offensive touchdown in the game on a 12-yard scramble. Fellow rookie Sam Darnold led the New York Jets to a surprising victory against the Denver Broncos, in a game where he continued to show flashes of the attributes coveted by the Jets’ organization. Allen and Darnold—along with Baker Mayfield of the Cleveland Browns and Josh Rosen of the Arizona Cardinals—made it the first time in NFL history that four rookies went 4-0 in the same week they all started.The BadEven though Brady had a terrific game on Thursday night, he threw two interceptions. However, if he can continue to counteract them with all those touchdowns, the team should be fine. Darnold and Allen also each threw an interception, but they did just enough for their teams to squeeze out victories. The UglyWe’re giving Allen credit for the game-winning drive but his numbers are not all that impressive. He only had 82 yards passing on ten completions. There were times his accuracy issues plagued him such that a better ball would have led to more yards or simply a completion Cody Ford Buffalo Bills Jersey , which is something he and his coaches need to address moving forward.Ryan Tannehill of the Dolphins has not been discussed yet, and with good reason. After he and the team jumped out to a 17-0 lead against the Cincinnati Bengals, things went swiftly downhill. Tannehill threw a key interception that bounced off a helmet and was returned for a touchdown. The pick-six was followed by Tannehill fumbling on a scramble that was picked up and returned for another touchdown. He played a good first half, but he didn’t do enough to put the nail in the coffin during crunch time. Instead, his mistakes ultimately cost the Dolphins a victory.