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NFL power rankings roundup: Buffalo Bills remain in bottom tier

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While not last, Buffalo is still close to the basement in all major publications

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Power rankings continue to show that the vast majority of football reporters feel the Buffalo Bills are among the worst teams in the National Football League. For the majority of the season, Buffalo’s performance has warranted that assessment, as the team has been outscored by 114 points overall. The Bills also rank 32nd in the league in scoring, averaging a paltry 13.7 points per game.

The Bills’ power rankings are fairly consistent this week, with most major outlets ranking them 28th out of the league’s 32 teams. That’s where ESPN has them, adding that the team should be thankful for the estimated $89 million in 2019 salary cap space to right the ship and fix the team’s many holes.

NFL.com also ranked Buffalo 28th, noting that the bye week will allow quarterback Matt Barkley to further acclimate himself to the offense after a great showing against the New York Jets in his first game with the team.

SB Nation and USA Today both have the Bills ranked 28th, as well, with the latter adding a joke about Barkley saving Buffalo’s season, making it difficult for the team to bench rookie Josh Allen.

CBS Sports gave Buffalo its highest ranking of the week, putting the Bills at 27. That’s three spots lower than the outlet had Buffalo ranked before the bye, but they did note that Allen’s return bodes well for the team’s future.