49ers face Seahawks in NFC West, and other things to watch for this NFL Sunday

( CNN) Last Sunday the NFL ensure top squads like the Green Bay Packers and the New England Patriots stumble in their quest for a divisional treetop. With losings by the league masters, second-place squads like the Buffalo Bills and the Minnesota Vikings will look to take a leap in the stances. These wild-card hopefuls, in addition to an NFC West battle between the 49 ers and the Seahawks, are three key things to watch for in the NFL this week.

The Buffalo Bills had the double pleasure of winning last-place Sunday while participating their split competitor lose to the Baltimore Ravens. This week, the Patriots are on a bye, making the Bills have yet another chance to gain some dirt in the bears. At 6-2( with the Patriots at 8-1 ), Buffalo is already in a good recognize for a wildcard playoff place. Nonetheless, it’s known the team misses a segment crown.