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2021 NFL Power Rankings: Buffalo Bills

Throughout the 2021 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 13 roundup for the Bills in our consensus 2021 NFL Power Rankings.

ESPN -- Rank: 7

Well, the rating hasn't changed that much because the Bills haven't defeated a big-time opponent, outside of a Week 5 win versus the Chiefs. Since the Week 6 loss to the Titans, the Bills have been up and down, losing to the Jaguars and Colts (in blowout fashion) but beating the Dolphins, Jets and Saints.

Buffalo has not been able to stack wins since the beginning of October. The offense needs to establish more of its identity and show that it can be effective game after game. Two upcoming matchups against the Patriots and a contest in Tampa will be telling. -- Alaina Getzenberg

NFL.com -- Rank: 6

The Bills went to New Orleans on Thanksgiving night and overwhelmed an injury-decimated Saints team, an important bounce-back win for a team on the edge of crisis after a blowout loss to the Colts four days earlier. The news wasn't all good, however: one-time All-Pro cornerback Tre'Davious White went down with a non-contact left knee injury later diagnosed as a season-ending ACL tear. This Bills season will be defined, in part, by how Sean McDermott can pivot and adapt without his most important player on defense. You can imagine Bill Belichick is already scheming ways to attack the White-free Buffalo D with a huge divisional showdown up next.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 6

What we saw against the Saints was the offense getting back on track, in large part because they were patient. That was a smart decision by Josh Allen.

USA Today -- Rank: 11

The turnovers continue to mount. New England continues to mount. Buffalo will now have to mount up without Pro Bowl CB Tre'Davious White. Feels like those Super Bowl hopes are slipping away.

The Athletic -- Rank: 7

Problem area: The offensive line, which is the same one that helped the Bills get to the AFC Championship Game a year ago. This year, though, the group has been a letdown. Daryl Williams, Dion Dawkins and Cody Ford have allowed a combined 66 pressures. Jon Feliciano and Spencer Brown could help once they're back on the field, but the Bills haven't been consistent in pass protection all year. They also haven't been able to run the ball. Buffalo has the defense and passing game to make up for it, but it needs to do a better job of keeping Josh Allen upright if it's going to make a deep run.

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