Buffalo Bills: Just out of the basement in the Week 10 power rankings

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The Buffalo Bills struggled mightily on Sunday and are among the worst teams in the NFL entering Week 10. But there is still time for change.

The narrative remains the same here in Week 10.

The Buffalo Bills are bad and optimism seems to be fading.

The Bills have lost four straight games and now sit at 2-7 on the year. That has them at No. 31 overall in both the ESPN and NFL.com power rankings. Thank goodness for the Oakland Raiders holding down that basement spot.

The focus for the rest of the season should be on developing the younger players on this team. That does not include Nathan Peterman.

Josh Allen is the obvious name that comes to mind when he returns, along with Tremaine Edmunds once he is fully healthy. This 2-7 start could also mean giving Marcus Murphy more action out of the backfield, and letting LeSean McCoy get some rest in what is a disastrous season for him.

One positive for the Bills is that the schedule gets easier over the final seven games. Aside from a matchup against the New England Patriots, the competition isn’t as elite.

There are two games against the New York Jets and two against the Miami Dolphins over the final seven games. Not sure why the division games are all packed into the end of the year, but so it goes.

There is also a game against the Jacksonville Jaguars and another against the Detroit Lions. It’s too bad the playoff rematch against the Jaguars won’t be all that meaningful.

This Sunday’s game against the Jets and a turnover-happy Sam Darnold could mean the Bills have a chance to turn things around and end the losing streak. However, that will be difficult to do if Peterman or Derek Anderson lines up as the starting quarterback.

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It looks like Allen is the only hope if this team is going to win. Unless Matt Barkley can summon some of that USC magic.