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Three up, three down after Bills' Week 15 win over Cleveland

There wasn't a lot to learn about the Buffalo Bills on Sunday against the Cleveland Browns.

The handled an inferior opponent rather easily. The Bills this season have beat up on the bottom-feeders in the NFL. They have a record of 1-6 against teams that are over .500 and are 6-1 against teams with a record worse than .500. The lone win against teams better than .500 game came against the Tom Brady-less Patriots, while the lone loss came to Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Jets.

The Bills will have an opportunity for their second win against a team better than .500 when the Dolphins visit on Christmas Eve.

Here is a look at whose stock is rising and whose is falling after Sunday's win:

Three Up

• Lorenzo Alexander: He played every defensive snap, along with 17 on special teams, and got his first sack since Week Nine. Alexander now has 11.5 sacks on the season. That's more than Khalil Mack has.

• Charles Clay: Say it with me: "Where has that been all season?" Clay caught all seven of his targets, gaining 72 yards, and made a terrific touchdown catch. It was the type of performance that reminded people he can, and should, have a bigger part in the passing attack.

• Ryan Groy: The old cliche about an offensive lineman playing well means they're not getting much attention has been true with Groy. He's been quietly solid since Eric Wood went down in Week Nine, and that continued against the Browns.

Three down

• Robert Woods: Just one catch for 5 yards is not going to help his cause when he becomes an unrestricted free agent after the year. Woods looked absolutely dynamic against Seattle on Monday night in Week Nine, then had a great first quarter against the Bengals in Week 11. He has been unable to get back to that level since returning from injury.

• Jonathan Williams: He wasn't able to get across the goal line on fourth down from the 1-yard line late in the game. Of course it didn't matter to the final outcome, but it's hard to see how Williams' role with the Bills will expand any time soon behind LeSean McCoy and Mike Gillislee.

• Dan Carpenter: It didn't matter in the grand scheme of things, but his habit of missing extra points must be awfully annoying to the team.

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