Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Buffalo Bills Week 10 NFL Power Rankings Roundup

Throughout the 2021 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.

Here is where the Buffalo Bills rank in terms of average, best and worst:

  • Average ranking: 7.4 (8th)
  • Best ranking: 6th (CBS Sports)
  • Worst ranking: 8th (Multiple)

Below you will find a Week 10 roundup for the Bills in our consensus 2021 NFL Power Rankings.

ESPN -- Rank: 8

Bold second-half prediction: The Bills will represent the AFC in the Super Bowl.

A few weeks ago, this wouldn't have qualified as a bold prediction. But after watching the Bills' offense fail to get much of anything going against the Jaguars, some serious question marks about Buffalo going forward have emerged. The list of areas to correct is long, but this is still a good football team that is one of the most complete teams in a competitive AFC. The offensive line will get healthier, and there is still half a season to improve. The Bills have the potential to get hot down the stretch -- three of the final four games of the season are at home -- and put all of the pieces together for a run. -- Alaina Getzenberg -- Rank: 8

Josh Allen didn't sugarcoat his evaluation of the Bills after a stunning 9-6 loss to the Jaguars. "Played like s---," Allen said after the game. "Excuse my language, but that starts with me. So I've got to be better for this team." Allen turned the ball over three times on Sunday, but it wasn't his struggle alone: The offensive line continually failed its star QB, while play-caller Brian Daboll was unable to cook up an in-game adjustment to counter Jacksonville's two-high safety scheme that took away Buffalo's beloved big-play strikes. Is the book out on Daboll's offense in the same way we've seen Andy Reid's formerly unstoppable attack sputter out in Kansas City? The coming weeks will tell us a lot about this team and its Super Bowl hopes.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 6

The Jaguars loss should be a wake-up call for a team that hasn't played that well in recent weeks. They need to run the ball more. Yes, I said that.

USA Today -- Rank: 8

Shades of 2020 with the offense so heavily reliant on QB Josh Allen, which is especially concerning for a run game that's averaged 85.3 yards while Buffalo has gone 1-2 over its past three games. Yet also mystifying that Allen couldn't exploit a defense like Jacksonville's through the air.

The Athletic -- Rank: 7

Are they good? Yes. Man, though, Sunday's loss at Jacksonville was painful to watch. It's fair if you're having serious questions about the Bills after that abysmal offensive performance. We still think that come January, we'll look back on this weird Week 9 Sunday and wonder how the Jags held a team that had been averaging more than 32 points per game to a pair of field goals.

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