May 11, 2012; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills first round draft choice cornerback Stephon Gilmore (27) during mini camp at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-US PRESSWIRE
The 32 lead NFL bloggers at SB Nation, including yours truly, recently submitted individual NFL power rankings heading into the new season. Those 32 polls were then tallied up, averaged out, and we can now report that SB Nation's NFL bloggers put the Bills at No. 17 overall.
Buffalo's voting was fairly scattershot. 20 of the 32 bloggers had the Bills ranked between 15 and 20 - including yours truly (I had them at No. 18) - but I also saw them ranked as high as No. 5 (Turf Show Times) and No. 8 (Silver and Black Pride), and as low as No. 24 (Stampede Blue) and No. 25 (Dawgs By Nature). (Cleveland was ranked dead last in the comprehensive ranking as well as mine, if that makes you feel any better.)
New England came in at No. 2 in the poll (which is where I had them), while New York came in behind Buffalo at No. 19 (I had them at 14), and Miami came in at No. 27 (I had them at 25). Where would you rank the Bills, both overall and within the division?