Buffalo Bills at No. 24 overall in NFL Spin Zone power rankings
The Buffalo Bills are fresh off a postseason appearance but still have a lot to prove in 2018 to warrant being ranked among the top teams in the NFL.
The Buffalo Bills made the playoffs last season so that means they should be ranked as one of the top 12 teams heading into this season. Right?
Not quite, as the Bills enter this season with questions at quarterback and all over the field. But most importantly, at quarterback.
The Bills show up at No. 24 overall in NFL Spin Zone’s training camp edition of power rankings, written by Dan Parzych. This is right about where the Bills are coming in across most national power rankings as well.
Here is some of what Parzych had to say:
"Moving from Taylor was the best decision Buffalo could have made when looking at the quarterback’s inconsistency from the last three years, and while AJ McCarron seems to be the short-term answer, keep in mind he’s not all that experienced. Even with the selection of Josh Allen in the first round, the Bills know there are no guarantees to either of these quarterbacks succeeding in 2018, meaning the offense will be facing some extra pressure."
The Bills are going to remain low in national power rankings until the season begins. Everyone needs to wait and see who ends up starting at quarterback, and whether that individual ends up holding the job for more than just a few weeks.
While power rankings don’t matter all that much, it does provide fans with a look at how the Bills are being perceived before the season begins. It means the team will be underdogs in a lot of early games. That is good news for some confident bettors out there.
A few early wins will have the Bills shoot up the rankings. The NFL is always hard to predict in the preseason as teams regularly go from worst to first and injuries change the landscape of the league. There are a few teams who are constantly contending but every year there are surprises, such as the Bills in 2017.
There is no reason why the Bills can’t be a surprise team once again in 2018. The only difference is that a lot of Bills fans wouldn’t see another winning season as that big of a surprise.