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2020 NFL Power Rankings: Buffalo Bills

Throughout the 2020 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.

Here is where the Buffalo Bills rank in terms of average, best and worst:

Below you will find a Week 9 roundup for the Bills in our consensus 2020 NFL Power Rankings.

The Athletic -- Rank: 11

EPR is still not a big believer in the Bills, despite their win against New England. Former practice squad player Justin Zimmer came up huge late, punching the ball out of Cam Newton's hands with the Patriots down by three and in field goal range. That takeaway clinched the win for the Bills. Offensively, they rode Devin Singletary and Zack Moss to 190 rushing yards. The Bills are 6-2, and their biggest competition now in the AFC East is probably Miami.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 6

That was a big-time victory against the Patriots, even if it wasn't pretty. The run defense has to be better.

USA Today -- Rank: 9

They've surrendered 20+ points in six games this season ... matching last year's total, which included Buffalo's playoff loss at Houston.

ESPN -- Rank: 7

Reason for optimism: Improved offense

Even though the Bills have recently cooled off following their hot start to the season, Buffalo's 2020 offense is drastically improved from the 2019 version, which finished 24th in the NFL in yards per game and 23rd in points per game. The Bills currently rank 13th in terms of yards, thanks in large part to a passing attack finally capable of effectively moving the ball when it needs to. Sunday's 190-yard rushing performance is a good sign that the run game is catching up, and this team could still close the season with a top-10 offense in the league. -- Marcel Louis-Jacques

NFL.com -- Rank: 8

The Bills beat the Patriots at home for the first time in nine years, as sure a sign as any that the power balance in the AFC East has finally shifted after two decades of New England dominance. Defensive tackle Justin Zimmer played the hero, forcing a Cam Newton fumble deep in Buffalo territory in the final minute to save the day. Josh Allen and the passing game struggled to get going in blustery conditions, but Devin Singletary and Zack Moss combined for 167 yards on 28 carries, with two Moss scores. That's back-to-back season-high rushing performances for the Bills, who entered Sunday 29th in the league in rushing. If Allen can't get back on track next week against the lowly Seahawks defense, we'll know something is wrong.

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