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

ESPN -- Rank: 9

The Bills' numbers reflect a frustrating trend for a team that has performed well in all three phases at various times of the season but has fallen just short in too many games, especially on the defensive side of the ball. The special teams ranking stands out here, as it reflects an impressive season from place-kicker Tyler Bass and why the team likes punter Matt Haack. These ratings show a team that should have a better record than 7-6 but is 0-5 in one-score games this year. -- Alaina Getzenberg

NFL.com -- Rank: 10

The Bills are on a losing streak that's threatening their season, but Josh Allen reminded the world on Sunday this is not a squad bereft of hope. The quarterback put his team on his back in the second half against the Bucs, leading Buffalo to four scoring drives to wipe out a 24-3 halftime deficit and force overtime. The Bills faltered on both sides of the ball in OT, but the team's second-half surge against the defending champs showed the great potential that still lurks within. Allen became just the third player in NFL history to throw for 300 yards and rush for 100 yards in the same game. In a frustrating season, he remains an X-factor in the AFC.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 10

Two straight losses has them reeling as they head to the final four weeks. They have to get it going or they could be the biggest flop of the season. The schedule is favorable.

USA Today -- Rank: 11

Bucs LB Devin White definitely added insult to (foot) injury for Buffalo QB Josh Allen, who's simply having to shoulder too heavy a load in this offense.

The Athletic -- Rank: 11

Worst-case scenario: Bills running backs forget what it's like to take a handoff from Josh Allen, leading to a pair of early fumbles against the Panthers in Week 15, and forcing Buffalo to rely on Allen for its entire running game for the rest of the season. It works until the extra hits take a toll on Allen's production and the Bills lose two of their final four games, including one in New England. After failing to make the playoffs, Sean McDermott parts with offensive coordinator Brian Daboll, who last year was a hot head-coaching candidate.

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