Buffalo Bills widely stationary in latest NFL power rankings

Devin Singletary, Buffalo Bills (Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports)
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Sep 19, 2021; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Buffalo Bills running back Devin Singletary (26) runs with the football during the fourth quarter of the game against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports /

NFL.com: Buffalo Bills hardly budge in this week’s rankings

Current Rank: 5
Last Week: 6

Dan Hanzus is on the same page as other media members on NFL.com’s list. The Buffalo Bills move up just one spot in these rankings and back into the Top 5. The Bills are the third-best team in AFC, according to NFL.com, behind the Kansas City Chiefs and the Baltimore Ravens; teams known for regularly putting up points.

"“The opening display of ferocity set the tone for a one-sided affair that reaffirmed Buffalo’s standing as a conference superpower while prompting a reexamination of where the Dolphins actually belong in the AFC pecking order. The Bills remain the class of the AFC East: Come correct or prepare to be embarrassed.” —Dan Hanzus"

Fortunately, Buffalo will have their chance to face the Chiefs in Week 5, Oct. 10th on Sunday Night Football. It is obviously the most interesting matchup of the week due to its stand-alone status. But it will be Buffalo’s biggest test of the season for both sides of the ball.

The Bills are not scheduled to face Baltimore in the regular season, but a rematch of the Divisional Round in the 2020 postseason could be on the horizon again in 2021, presuming both teams win the games they’ll be favored in.

The third best team in the AFC is respectable. And Buffalo will have every opportunity to be viewed as the best team in the conference so long as they improve their offensive consistency. A win over the Chiefs in Week 5 should improve their standing in a few weeks.