Buffalo Bills remain out of the basement in Week 7 power rankings

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The Buffalo Bills had a tough week but still have two wins on the season and remain out of the basement in several national power rankings.

The Buffalo Bills are 2-4 and while that seems painful, things are worse for several other teams out there.

Not that this news makes anyone in Buffalo feel better.

The Bills came in ranked No. 28 overall in both ESPN’s power rankings and those on NFL.com. The Oakland Raiders hold the bottom spot in both rankings.

The problem now for the Bills is that the starting quarterback position is up in the air for the final 10 games of the season. If Josh Allen misses the rest of the year, it will be between Nathan Peterman and Derek Anderson. If Peterman starts another game, the city may riot.

Right now the hope is that Allen won’t miss a lot of time, although it’s not like he has given this team great quarterback play. That is to be expected of a rookie, but it also means there is no need to rush him back.

Not rushing him back could mean essentially throwing in the towel and looking ahead to next year’s draft. The players and coaches would never admit such a thing, but it is going to be hard to win enough games with Peterman or Anderson at quarterback.

We saw what happened on Sunday when the defense was dominant and the team still lost, one week after squeaking out a victory thanks to the defense.

I don’t want to be all doom and gloom this week. The Bills are taking on a floundering Indianapolis Colts team. A win, which is still possible, would push the Bills to 3-4 before a Monday night matchup with the New England Patriots. That game will be the ultimate test, and could be one that makes or breaks the season.

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If it isn’t broken already.