ESPN kept the Bills at 17th, just as they were last week. The defense continues to be the focal point for the national media’s take on the Bills.
“The Bills lost their leading tackler (Zach Brown) and three of their top defensive backs -- Stephon Gilmore, Ronald Darby and Nickell Robey-Coleman -- this offseason. Despite that, they've allowed fewer points per game and are forcing turnovers at a higher clip than last year.”
Yahoo! Sports’ Shutdown Corner moved the Bills up one spot from last week’s 18th-place ranking. The Bills now hold the 17th spot in their rankings.
The 34-yard overtime catch by Deonte Thompson, given the circumstances, was one of the best of the season. If that happens on a 70-degree day in September we might not even look twice, but in that blizzard it was amazing. If the Bills can rally to make the playoffs for the first time since the 1999 season, that catch will be a major reason.
Bleacher Report has the Bills in the top half of the league. However, they didn't move from last week’s rankings. The Bills still sit at the 15th spot for them.
SB Nation’s Hope Rankings bumped the Bills up 5 spots for their win. Last week they sat at 18th, and they've made their way up to 13th.
The Bills have just 3 games left in the season, but it feels like there are centuries to go. A win against Miami next week should move the Bills up in the rankings, as they'll inch closer to the final AFC Wild Card spot in the playoffs.