The Buffalo Bills will start the season once again aiming to earn national respect. The current outlook in ESPN’s NFL preview isn’t great.
Bills fans will notice that ESPN has the team ranked dead last in the NFL entering the season. This includes a projected win total of 6.3 and a 5.3 percent chance to win the division, according to ESPN’s Football Power Index.
Going further with the lack of optimism, the Bills are only favored in three games this season. The first of those three isn’t until the November 4 game against the Chicago Bears. And as expected, Nathan Peterman is ranked as the No. 32 overall starting quarterback.
Is this ranking shocking? It may be frustrating, but it is hard to say it is shocking in any sense. The Bills are dealing with the fact that the quarterback position is in the hands of two inexperienced players, who will be lining up behind an offensive line that lost some Pro Bowlers.
That doesn’t mean the Bills are going to be the worst team in the NFL. That is the nice thing about the season finally getting underway this Sunday. The predictions can give way to actual results. For example, if the Bills take down the Baltimore Ravens then those win probabilities should jump up, not that fans will care about such odds.
I’d still recommend giving both NFL previews a read, especially the one here on FanSided. With all the roster moves and the fact the Super Bowl was seven months ago, a preview is a good way to catch up on the league before it all starts again Thursday.
Just don’t put too much energy into getting angry about where the Bills currently stand. It isn’t based on any actual games, it’s all just speculation.