The Buffalo Bills have yet to play their Week 5 game against the Tennessee Titans, so it feels a bit strange to write a power rankings roundup where their result is up in the air. Sure, we’ve done it before when the Bills are on a bye, but in a year of constant oddities, this is yet another first.
With Buffalo making its Tuesday night football debut this evening, the power rankings won’t have much current information. With that in mind, I’ll be a bit more summative—and a bit briefer—than usual.
Vine Iyer at The Sporting News has Buffalo ranked No. 5 this week, one spot below where he had them last week. He notes that the team has consecutive wins against strong teams in the Los Angeles Rams and the Las Vegas Raiders, so he expects them to climb even higher in the world of power rankings if the team can take care of business against Tennessee tonight and the Kansas City Chiefs next Monday.
Josh Schrock at NBC Sports also has Buffalo ranked No. 5. He laments that the team can’t have fans in the stands, stating that Bills Stadium would be “unhinged” if fans could watch Josh Allen and company performing at their current level.
Matt Williamson at Pro Football Network has Buffalo ranked No. 3 this week. He writes that we’ve all been “robbed” of what would have been a great Thursday night contest between Buffalo and Kansas City. Instead, we’ll have to be content with a Monday drive-time game.
Marcel Louis-Jacques at ESPN has Buffalo ranked No. 5 this week. The weekly theme is to describe each team’s biggest weakness. Louis-Jacques thinks that Buffalo’s pass defense is its current biggest weakness, noting that it’s especially jarring given that the Bills have been elite in that regard for the past several years.
Mike Florio at Pro Football Talk has Buffalo ranked at No. 2, but with a caveat. He notes that the rankings will be updated on Wednesday after the Bills-Titans game, and he mentions that Buffalo could leapfrog the number-one club, the Seattle Seahawks, with a big win tonight.