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[BN] Blitz newsletter: Bills continue to look like contenders after beating Raiders

Could the Bills really end The Drought this season? After beating the Raiders, they're halfway there.

The Bills improved to 5-2 in a convincing 34-14 victory. Making the playoffs will likely require 10 wins, which means the Bills need to take five of their next nine games.

That looks achievable. After beating the Raiders, who were a trendy Super Bowl pick, their success looks sustainable, Vic Carucci wrote.

Jerry Sullivan: As Marcell Dareus steps out, other guys step up.

Bills rally around Logan Thomas: Thomas and his wife grieved the death of their daughter this week. Where did he even find the strength to play?

10 things we learned: OK, Jay Skurski wrote. It's time. He's a believer in these Bills.

Report Card: The Bills turned in a refrigerator-worthy effort, Jay Skurski wrote.

Next man up: The Bills have had a lot of these this season due to injuries, and more are sure to come. But these next men up continue to be impressive. Trae Elston was the latest example.

Bucky Gleason: Khalil Mack's homecoming against the Bills was hardly what anyone expected.

Matchup Winners: Jordan Mills and Tre'Davious White won key battles for the Bills.

Ten Plays That Shaped the Game: Leonard Johnson started the Bills' takeaway frenzy.

10 Bills-themed Halloween costumes

Miss anything? Review our quarterly analysis: 1st / 2nd / 3rd / 4th.

Matt Milano giving the Bills' coaching staff a 'good problem to have': Sean McDermott said Ramon Humber will return to his starting role when he returns from injury, but Milano is making that a difficult decision.

LeSean McCoy pleased: McCoy had one of his highest yardage totals as a Bill. He was pleased with the team as a whole, saying it is the strongest-willed team that he has ever been on.

Bills Notebook: Andre Holmes, a former Raider, made his ex-team pay.

Vic Carucci's Take Five: Besides forcing turnovers, the Bills defense minimized big plays.

Lookie, Lookie: The Bills added their 'very first franchise player' Cookie Gilchrist to the Wall of Fame.

Marcell Dareus jerseys, some of them altered, spotted among Bills tailgaters Sunday

Watch: Our Team's Takeaway on Bills' 'huge win' against Raiders.

What They Said: Bills-Raiders transcripts of Sean McDermott, Tyrod Taylor, LeSean McCoy and more.

Oh: Raiders back Jalen Richard says he was 'poo butt' in loss to Bills.

Next up: The Bills have a short week before facing the Jets on Thursday. Here are five things to know about the matchup.

Trivia: Who has the longest run in Bills history that wasn't a touchdown?

Pregame honors: The Bills honored fallen Buffalo police Officer Craig Lehner before the game.

YumKhalil Mack praised Buffalo and wing joint Elmo's in the CBS pregame feature.

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