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Week Two Power Ranking Rundown

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I know these don't mean anything, but it's nice to get a read on the (often wildly uninformed) national perception of the Bills all in one place:

 

https://mavensports.io/talkoffame/nfl/rick-gosselin-s-week-2-nfl-rankings-chiefs-remain-on-top-xBO5YAM3k0KrrIMRbzkPnQ/

15. Buffalo Bills. The Bills spoiled the home opener of the New York Jets last weekend. In a scheduling quirk, they now have the chance to spoil another home opener in the very same building when they visit the New York Giants Sunday.

 

https://thebiglead.com/2019/09/10/nfl-power-rankings-week-2/

26. Buffalo Bills (1-0) Josh Allen looks better than he did at the end of last season, and the defense remains stingy. Still, this formula needs to be more battle-tested before they rise in the rankings.

 

https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/27569994/week-2-nfl-power-rankings-1-32-poll-plus-best-rookie-team

22. Buffalo Bills (1-0)  How the newcomer starred: First-round pick Ed Oliver turned in a strong effort at defensive tackle, but Singletary was arguably the Bills' most dynamic playmaker Sunday. He accounted for 98 yards on nine touches. He started ahead of Frank Gore and should get a far heavier workload moving forward. -- Marcel Louis-Jacques

 

https://www.pennlive.com/sports/2019/09/nfl-power-rankings-ravens-surge-steelers-tumble-eagles-hold-while-everyone-chases-patriots.html

19. Buffalo Bills (1-0) The Bills scored 17 straight points to close out a comeback win over the Jets, and their defense should have them position to be in most games this season. They get the Giants next.

 

https://www.bleedinggreennation.com/2019/9/10/20858356/nfl-power-rankings-week-2-2019-eagles-patriots-steelers-cowboys-vikings-browns-football-teams-giants

20 - Buffalo Bills Buffalo’s defense is legit. Josh Allen’s limitations put a cap on this team’s ceiling, though

 

https://www.freep.com/story/sports/nfl/lions/2019/09/10/nfl-week-2-power-rankings-birkett/2276278001/

21. Bills (1-0) Maybe it's Josh Allen, not Sam Darnold, who'll be the young breakout quarterback this fall.

 

https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2019/09/10/pfts-week-two-power-rankings-2/

18. Bills (1-0) Bills fans should be contributing to Kaare Vedvick’s foundation.

 

https://www.milehighreport.com/2019/9/10/20852906/week-2-nfl-power-rankings

26. Buffalo Bills If you liked the Tim Tebow experience, you’ll love what’s going on in Buffalo. Josh Allen threw two picks and fumbled twice yesterday. He also won the game. QBWINZ!

 

https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/nfl-week-2-power-rankings-patriots-back-at-no-1-ravens-climb-into-top-10-jaguars-take-big-tumble/

16. Bills Coming from down 16-3 to pull out a victory late against the Jets is a good sign for this young team. They are going to be a handful every week.

 

https://www.businessinsider.com/nfl-power-rankings-week-2-2019-9#13-chicago-bears-20

27. Buffalo Bills One thing to know: Josh Allen continues to look raw as a quarterback, but he remains the Bills' most dangerous rusher. His rushing TD in Week 1 marked his sixth rushing touchdown in his last seven games.

 

https://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/bears/ct-cb-chicago-bears-nfl-power-rankings-week-2-20190910-uhjo23sgsfdqxkubznaq35o3em-story.html

18. Bills 1-0 Josh Allen threw two interceptions and lost two fumbles but righted himself just in time, hitting John Brown for a 38-yard touchdown with three minutes to play as the Bills rallied from 16 points down to win on the road against the Jets. The Bills will be back in East Rutherford, N.J., this week as they tangle with the Giants.

 

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/sports/texas-sports-nation/texans/article/John-McClain-s-2019-NFL-power-rankings-Week-2-14427800.php

19. Buffalo (1-0) The Bills' defense was outstanding in a road victory over the Jets. Quarterback Josh Allen needs to play better in a road game against the Giants.

 

https://www.nj.com/jets/2019/09/nfl-power-rankings-week-1-where-are-antonio-browns-patriots-ezekiel-elliotts-cowboys-saquon-barkleys-giants.html

20. BILLS (1-0) The Bills were a mess for most of this game, but the Jets were more of a mess, especially late.

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2019/09/10/nfl-power-rankings-week-antonio-brown-will-make-patriots-next-unbeatable-or-ruin-them/

19. Buffalo Bills (1-0) The Bills are tied with the Patriots for first in the AFC East. They should keep a copy of this week’s standings, because that isn’t likely to last long.

 

https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2852899-nfl-power-rankings-brs-consensus-rank-for-every-team-entering-week-2#slide15

18. Buffalo Bills (1-0) It was deja vu all over again for the Buffalo Bills in Week 1. Second-year quarterback Josh Allen turned in an uneven performance. Allen's completion percentage (64.9) was a welcome sight after he failed to complete 53 percent of his passes as a rookie. So was the game-winning dart to wide receiver John Brown, who finished with seven catches for 123 yards and a touchdown in his Bills debut. The four turnovers? Not so much. The Bills scored only three points through three quarters, but they averaged more than five yards per carry and surrendered less than 225 total yards. That allowed Allen to eke out a one-point win with a fourth-quarter surge. Run the ball, play defense, stay close and try to steal the game late. That's how the Bills were competitive over the second half of the 2018 season, and it's likely their best bet to be competitive this year as well.

 

https://www.pff.com/news/pro-2019-pff-week-2-nfl-power-rankings?utm_source=cj&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=cjaff&cjevent=c9f17c3cd4a711e9829e03250a240614

24. BUFFALO BILLS The Josh Allen experience was in full display on Sunday. Allen produced -0.6 EPA per dropback on his first four drives and +0.3 EPA per play on the final seven drives, helping turn a 16-point deficit to the Jets into a 17-16 win. No. 9 pick Ed Oliver looked the part, playing 47 snaps, registering four hurries and one quarterback hit while producing the Bills’ highest defensive grade (80.3).

 

https://www.usatoday.com/sports/nfl/rankings/

20 Buffalo Bills1-0 It rarely seems pretty with QB Josh Allen, but give him points for resilience after overcoming his four turnovers vs. Jets.

 

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34 minutes ago, delectrolux said:

https://www.businessinsider.com/nfl-power-rankings-week-2-2019-9#13-chicago-bears-20

27. Buffalo Bills One thing to know: Josh Allen continues to look raw as a quarterback, but he remains the Bills' most dangerous rusher. His rushing TD in Week 1 marked his sixth rushing touchdown in his last seven games.

 

 

 

Another person who obviously just looked at the box score or scoring highlight.  Josh barely ran and Devin was clearly the most dangerous runner Sunday!

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26th / 27th 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

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9 minutes ago, Johnnycage46 said:

 

Another person who obviously just looked at the box score or scoring highlight.  Josh barely ran and Devin was clearly the most dangerous runner Sunday!

Josh is on pace for 160 carries this year. He ran plenty. 

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Thanks for the effort to put these in one place. Don't mean anything, but, they have some entertainment value - usually in the realm of people not having a clue about this team.

 

One of my favorites: "If you liked the Tim Tebow experience, you’ll love what’s going on in Buffalo. Josh Allen threw two picks and fumbled twice yesterday. He also won the game."

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 I think we are seeing a situation where it is become more apparent that the pundits are just looking at scores and box scores. If they open their eyes during a game, their  evaluations would be much more accurate. I may be guilty of being a homer, but if you watched Allen’s game, you would see a very different quarterback then they are portraying him as. I would not have described him as looking raw .

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6 minutes ago, MiltonWaddams said:

 I think we are seeing a situation where it is become more apparent that the pundits are just looking at scores and box scores. If they open their eyes during a game, there evaluations would be much more accurate. I may be guilty of being a homer, but if you watched Allen’s game, he would see a very different quarterback then they are portraying him ass. I would not have described him as looking raw .

 

they would actually have to watch the game to open their eyes....like you said, purely box score reading...

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Wow - 15th to 27th - that's quite a range.  Sunday against the Giants will be interesting to see if Allen is a calmer version of himself like he was late in the Jets game.  If he is, it'll be a fun season and the Bills will push the top ten.

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1 minute ago, MiltonWaddams said:

 I think we are seeing a situation where it is become more apparent that the pundits are just looking at scores and box scores. If they open their eyes during a game, there evaluations would be much more accurate. I may be guilty of being a homer, but if you watched Allen’s game, he would see a very different quarterback then they are portraying him ass. I would not have described him as looking raw .

Even during the game, Gannon mentioned that 'these things happen when you aren't an accurate thrower' after the Beasley INT.

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Just now, MiltonWaddams said:

 I think we are seeing a situation where it is become more apparent that the pundits are just looking at scores and box scores. If they open their eyes during a game, there evaluations would be much more accurate. I may be guilty of being a homer, but if you watched Allen’s game, he would see a very different quarterback then they are portraying him ass. I would not have described him as looking raw .

Right. And it it is clearly apparent there was a national narrative about Josh Allen that many people will cling to until the bitter end - either because they are too lazy to sit down and watch tape or because they just want to be right...

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A lot of these ASSessments are lazy at best. 

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2 minutes ago, BuffaloHokie13 said:

Even during the game, Gannon mentioned that 'these things happen when you aren't an accurate thrower' after the Beasley INT.

Oh yes, I forgot that was totally on Allen and not on Beasley’s hands

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1 minute ago, H2o said:

A lot of these ASSessments are lazy at best. 

A collection of evidence of how a perception can take on a life of its own...

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Apparently, there is a now a term that embodies the national narrative and all of the superficial analyses out there regarding JA: "The Josh Allen experience"

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54 minutes ago, MiltonWaddams said:

Oh yes, I forgot that was totally on Allen and not on Beasley’s hands

Beasley has good, but not great hands.

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I think I'm relatively lower on the Bills than most Bills fans, but it's honestly insane if you have them 26th or 27th in the power rankings. There's no way any reasonable person would consider Buffalo to be a borderline bottom 5 team right now. Even if you don't think Buffalo is good, I don't see how you can possibly have them rated lower than any of Miami, Arizona, either NYC team, San Fran, Detroit, Oakland, Cinci, Washington, and probably Denver. So at worst, this team should be around #22.

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4 minutes ago, DCOrange said:

I think I'm relatively lower on the Bills than most Bills fans, but it's honestly insane if you have them 26th or 27th in the power rankings. There's no way any reasonable person would consider Buffalo to be a borderline bottom 5 team right now. Even if you don't think Buffalo is good, I don't see how you can possibly have them rated lower than any of Miami, Arizona, either NYC team, San Fran, Detroit, Oakland, Cinci, Washington, and probably Denver. So at worst, this team should be around #22.

I would add Tampa, Jacksonville(No QB), Browns(It's not like they were a playoff team last year, they need to prove it like the Bills and looked bad at home) & even the Steelers.

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These writers don't have time to watch each and every game in full, although they are watching some of them.  And you can tell reading the rankings who did actually watch the game and who did not and either just scanned stat boxes, other write ups, or highlight clips.  

 

Anyone coming away from that game and feeling like Josh is doing the same things clearly didn't watch the game.  We had a few miscues that were not all on him, but Josh for the most part was making accurate throws and moving the ball while going through his progressions all game.  

 

Once the miscues went away (as a team), we started consistently scoring like we should have been all game.  If not for the miscues, we win that game like 31 to 6 as we dominated both sides of the ball most the game.  

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7 minutes ago, LOVEMESOMEBILLS said:

I would add Tampa, Jacksonville(No QB), Browns(It's not like they were a playoff team last year, they need to prove it like the Bills and looked bad at home) & even the Steelers.

Steelers and Browns are very reasonable to have above Buffalo IMO. Tampa and Jacksonville are at least debatable, though I would personally have Buffalo ahead of them.

 

The ones that I mentioned I don't think have any reasonable case.

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1 minute ago, DCOrange said:

Steelers and Browns are very reasonable to have above Buffalo IMO. Tampa and Jacksonville are at least debatable, though I would personally have Buffalo ahead of them.

 

The ones that I mentioned I don't think have any reasonable case.

I gotta ya. Personally I think we will beat the Steelers both in the head to head match up & in overall record. I think the Steelers are a once very talented team in the midst of their decline. 

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Since you can only rate based upon what each team has actually done thus far, there is no way you could conceivably put Piit and CLE above the Bills. They were both putrid. The games aren’t played on paper. Of course, these “rankings” don’t mean much other than fan banter.

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2 hours ago, delectrolux said:

 

https://www.milehighreport.com/2019/9/10/20852906/week-2-nfl-power-rankings

26. Buffalo Bills If you liked the Tim Tebow experience, you’ll love what’s going on in Buffalo. Josh Allen threw two picks and fumbled twice yesterday. He also won the game. QBWINZ!

 

This take is closer to eight miles high.

 

how many of these still rank the Jets higher I wonder.

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43 minutes ago, DCOrange said:

Steelers and Browns are very reasonable to have above Buffalo IMO. Tampa and Jacksonville are at least debatable, though I would personally have Buffalo ahead of them.

 

The ones that I mentioned I don't think have any reasonable case.

I don't know. You can't make rankings based on paper. It's got to be based on actual evidence - what we've seen. And we saw both Cleveland and Pittsburgh (albeit by New England) get beat by 30. We also watched the Bills hang in and claw their way back into a game and come from behind to win. 

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