2023 NFL Power Rankings: Buffalo Bills

Throughout the 2023 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.

Below you will find a Week 13 roundup for the Buffalo Bills in our consensus 2023 NFL Power Rankings.

ESPN -- Rank: 10

This is largely a reflection of the team's issues closing out wins, with the Bills holding a 2-6 record in one-score games. The team holds a plus-101 point differential through 12 games, the 268th team to be plus-100 or better through 12 games but the second team to not have a winning record (1950 Eagles). Buffalo's many injuries on defense have hurt some of the unit's production, and some of the offense's inconsistencies over the course of the season aren't reflected here. Overall, the Bills' FPI rankings reflect the team's inability to close out games. -- Alaina Getzenberg

NFL.com -- Rank: 12

Buffalo's playoff hopes are not dead, but they're fleeting after the Bills couldn't pull off what would have been an impressive road victory at Philadelphia in soggy conditions. Josh Allen put on his cape at times, and Joe Brady made some nice play calls, but it wasn't enough, thanks to: two missed kicks; Allen's fourth-quarter pick; a few defensive breakdowns; some bad luck on the fumble/non-fumble front; and the miscommunication with Gabe Davis on the throw in overtime. Yep, a handful of plays killed the Bills' best offensive showing since the Miami game back in Week 4 and another step forward for Allen, who weaponized his legs far more than he has in recent games. Now, following this week's bye, Buffalo is tasked with a trip to Arrowhead, followed by a home game against the surging Cowboys. Each loss just feels existential now.

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2023 NFL Predictions: AFC East

Updated: Thursday, September 7th

Before the start of the season, I will post my NFL division-by-division predictions for the 2023 NFL regular season and postseason.

Instead of projecting an outright winner and loser in all 272 regular-season games, I've assigned a win probability to each team in every game and totalled them up.

With that said, here are our early AFC East projections for each team including their win total.

1. Buffalo Bills - Projected Wins: 10.32

The Bills have clinched three consecutive AFC East titles while finishing with four consecutive 10-win seasons. Since taking over as head coach, Sean McDermott has led the Bills to the postseason in five of six seasons. While they are the team to beat, this division is arguably the strongest from top to bottom in the NFL.

It all starts with Josh Allen, who has a 17-game average over the past three seasons of 4,591 passing yards, 36 touchdowns and 13 interceptions to go along with 675 rushing yards and seven more touchdowns. The dual-threat talent has flourished since the team traded for Stefon Diggs, who has 338/4,189/29 receiving during that three-year span. The addition of Dalton Kincaid, their first-round pick, to join Dawson Knox, James Cook, and Gabe Davis round out a talented group of pass catchers. Diggs recently talked up Davis, saying he's "damn near WR1 in my eyes." Ranking second in the NFL in total offense and scoring offense last season, the Bills will once again have one of the league's most explosive offenses.

The defense lost Terrell Edmunds, who signed a free-agent deal with the Chicago Bears, but the team has finished first or second in scoring defense in three of the past four seasons. They have finished top six in total defense in four of the past five seasons. Because of their strength of both sides of the ball, it's not surprising that they have led the NFL in scoring differential in back-to-back seasons.

Despite the challenge the Bills will face from the rest of the division, our expectation is that they will win their fourth consecutive division title. Given the expectations of the team and fan base, what will really matter is how deep into the postseason they will go. (It's been 30 years — the 1993 season — since the Bills have made it to the Super Bowl.)

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2023 Fantasy Football Projections: Buffalo Bills

Our Fantasy Football Projections will be viewable by both position and team.

Below you will find our 2023 fantasy football projections for the Buffalo Bills.

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Josh Allen585.1370.44271.233.9414.04103.9602.64.68366.87
Kyle Allen37.322264.

Josh Allen: Fantasy managers know exactly what they're getting when they draft Allen, who has finished as fantasy's QB1, QB1 and QB2 over the past three seasons, respectively. Few quarterbacks have as much weekly upside and consistency as Allen. Last season, he finished as a top-six weekly QB in 12 of 16 games played and finished as a top-12 weekly quarterback in two more games.

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Buffalo Bills: 2023 NFL Schedule

Below you will find the weekly NFL regular-season schedule for the Buffalo Bills in 2023.

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WeekDateOpponentTime (ET) / Tickets
Week 1Mon., Sep. 11at New York JetsL 16-22 (OT)
Week 2Sun., Sep. 17vs. Las Vegas RaidersW 38-10
Week 3Sun., Sep. 24at Washington CommandersW 37-3
Week 4Sun., Oct. 1vs. Miami DolphinsW 48-20
Week 5Sun., Oct. 8vs. Jacksonville JaguarsL 20-25
Week 6Sun., Oct. 15vs. New York GiantsW 14-9
Week 7Sun., Oct. 22at New England Patriots1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 8Thu., Oct. 26vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers8:15 PM / Tickets
Week 9Sun., Nov. 5at Cincinnati Bengals8:20 PM / Tickets
Week 10Mon., Nov. 13vs. Denver Broncos8:15 PM / Tickets
Week 11Sun., Nov. 19vs. New York Jets4:25 PM / Tickets
Week 12Sun., Nov. 26at Philadelphia Eagles4:25 PM / Tickets
Week 13BYE
Week 14Sun., Dec. 10at Kansas City Chiefs4:25 PM / Tickets
Week 15Sun., Dec. 17vs. Dallas Cowboys4:25 PM / Tickets
Week 16Sat., Dec. 23at Los Angeles Chargers8:00 PM / Tickets
Week 17Sun., Dec. 31vs. New England Patriots1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 18Sun., Jan. 7at Miami DolphinsTBD / Tickets

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Buffalo Bills Mock Draft Roundup 1.0

Throughout the year and leading up to the 2024 NFL Draft, we will update our Buffalo Bills Mock Draft Roundup showing picks for the Buffalo Bills from several prominent sites and draft analysts.

The following are picks in recent mock drafts for the Bills:

EDSFootball - Kevin Hanson (5/9)

28. Calen Bullock, S, USC

The Bills signed Taylor Rapp to a one-year deal in free agency, and their starting safeties — Jordan Poyer (32) and Micah Hyde (32) — are both on the wrong side of 30. Bullock has the height and length to match up with tight ends and outstanding ball skills. The USC safety had five interceptions in 2022.

CBS Sports - Josh Edwards (5/8)

29. Kris Jenkins, IDL, Michigan

Tim Settle, Ed Oliver, Poona Ford and DaQuan Jones are all slated to be free agents after the season.

ESPN - Todd McShay (5/4)

29. Javon Bullard, S, Georgia

Bullard reminds me of Dax Hill, the Michigan defensive back who landed with Cincinnati at the end of Round 1 in 2022. He's undersized at 5-foot-11 and 180 pounds, but he is super quick and versatile. Bullard -- who had two interceptions and 50 tackles for the national champs last season -- has experience at both corner and safety, though I could see him settling into a nickel role in the pros. If the Bills instead want a true safety, considering Micah Hyde is off the books after the 2023 season, I think they could consider Miami's Kamren Kinchens or Clemson's Andrew Mukuba here.

The Athletic - Dane Brugler (5/2)

30. Laiatu Latu, EDGE, UCLA

Given his injury background, Latu's medicals could be an issue when it comes to his draft grade. But on the field, he is a savvy rusher in the way he uses his hands and body rhythm to beat blockers.

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Buffalo Bills - 2023 Draft Results

The table below are all of the 2023 NFL Draft picks selected by the Buffalo Bills.

125Dalton KincaidTEUtah
259O'Cyrus TorrenceGFlorida
391Dorian WilliamsLBTulane
5150Justin ShorterWRFlorida
7230Nick BroekerGOle Miss
7252Alex AustinCBOregon State

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