Buffalo Bills Week 14 Power Rankings


Nov 30, 2014; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills defensive end Jerry Hughes (55) celebrates with the fans after recovering a fumble to score a touchdown during the second half against the Cleveland Browns at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

The Buffalo Bills have been all over the place in relationship to the power rankings this season.  Their first 2 wins got them up to the high teens and even at 9th on one of the major media outlets.

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Shortly after that though they were dropped too almost where they started after two disappointing losses to move to 2-2.

One thing can be said about the Buffalo Bills though, they have never had a record below .500 this season and have had a winning record for most of it.  They were 2-2 and also 5-5 at two points in the season but every other time they had a winning record.  Last time that happened? Your guess is as good as mine.

The last time the Bills had 7 wins in a season was back in 2008 when Dick Jauron was the head coach the team was being lead by Marshawn Lynch, Trent Edwards, and Lee Evans.  From 2006 to 2008 the finished the seasons 7-9.

After that their last winning season was in 2004 when Mike Mularkey was coaching.  Willis McGahee was leading the rush with Drew Bledsoe throwing touchdowns to Eric Moulds.

It has been a 14 year playoff drought but a 10 year drought since a winning record for the Bills.

The Bills have moved up three spots in the NFL power rankings to 15th place.  Here is what NFL.com had to say about the Bills and their 15th ranked team.

"Big win for the Bills, who are riding the NFL’s most underrated defense to a possible playoff spot. Now, it goes without saying that this head-to-head victory over the Browns looms large in the postseason push. The thinking here is that it will take 10 wins to get into the tournament on the AFC side. So, # BillsMafia, can Buffalo take three out of four vs. Denver, Green Bay, Oakland and New England — with three of those four on the road? Are Andre Reed and Joe Cribbs still in football shape?– NFL.com"

The Bills defense is going to be the ones that win the game for the Bills this week against the Broncos.  Keeping the Bronco offense to a limited role is going to be key.  Depending on how game unfolds and hoping that the Bills offense can either keep up with Peyton Manning or maintain long drives to keep Peyton off the field for the longest possible time will also have to come into play, but it will be the under-rated top 5 ranked defense that wins this game.