After their poor offensive showing in Week 1, the Buffalo Bills have fallen in power rankings. Well, in the power rankings where they could go lower, that is. As the Bills host the New York Jets on Monday Night Football, most prognosticators have them in the bottom third of the league’s teams.
SB Nation moved the Bills down just one spot from 18 to 19 without providing any commentary on Buffalo specifically. The Jets are right ahead of Buffalo and it’s the only ranking that keeps the Bills out of the bottom 11 teams in the league.
Calling the Bills offense “offensive,” NFL.com had Buffalo 22nd after gaining less than 100 net passing yards in Week 1. The defense was very good in the loss, and that is where the strength of the ranking comes from says author Elliot Harrison.
The most precipitous drop in the rankings came at ESPN, where Buffalo went from the middle of the pack at 16 all the way down to 27th. Knee-jerk reactions are ESPN’s specialty (like putting the Jets in the top 10 last week!), so we’ll take the large swing with a grain of salt.
After placing them 29th a week ago, Mike Florio at Pro Football Talk kept them in the same spot noting, “The Sammy-Watkins-foot-is-bothering-him-unless-it-isn’t routine sums up the current state of the franchise perfectly.” Thanks for that, Mike.