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https://sports.yahoo.com/peter-king-nfl-power-rankings-191438685.html

 

8. Las Vegas Raiders (7-9)

This is going to be a fun floor show in the new Allegiant Stadium, in the first year ever for an NFL franchise in Nevada. A shame, really, that crowds may not be able to flock to see this team due to the pandemic. What fun it could be, with the speedy Henry Ruggs III paired with returning Tyrell Williams and Hunter Renfrow—and with twin third-round picks Lynn Bowden and Bryan Edwards fighting for receiver snaps too. Tight end Darren Waller is an emerging star and could get a few snaps stolen by in-the-twilight Jason Witten with a strange stop, at 38, on his late-career tour.

 

13. Buffalo (10-7, lost AFC wild-card game 22-19 at Houston)

“We gotta score more points,” GM Brandon Beane said this offseason. One more TD in January would have helped. The Bills led Houston 16-0 with 20 minutes to play five months ago, but the NFL’s 23rd-ranked scoring offense managed zero touchdowns in the last 68 minutes of that game. That dictated a desperate move by GM Brandon Beane. He dealt first, fifth and sixth-round picks this year and a fourth next year for Stefon Diggs (three-year average: 76 catches, 1,000 yards, eight TDs) and a seven, which is a heavy price, particularly in a year with such strong receiving stock in the draft. Diggs will be judged on whether he can lift an offense in a slumber. But if any of the receivers available with the 22nd pick that Buffalo deal to the Vikes—Justin Jefferson, Brandon Aiyuk, Tee Higgins, Michael Pittman—turn into stars, Diggs had better be one in Buffalo. He’s a good fit for the strong-armed Josh Allen; Diggs had a league-best eight catches of 40-plus yards last year. Another good Beane add was Utah running back Zack Moss, the 86th pick in April, to team with Devin Singletary for what could be the best run game in the division.

I think Buffalo’s the best team in the division with one proviso: Allen must be better. Last year, of the 27 quarterbacks who started at least 12 games in the NFL, Allen was 27th in passing yards per game, with 193.1. That’s 40 yards worse than Gardner Minshew. So that’s a pretty big proviso. But I’m counting on the weaponry around Allen and what’s going to be a top five D to be the difference. There’s a reason the NFL made the Bills a prime-time team this year, with four night games—three coming in the last five weeks. The league thinks the Bills will be in the pennant race all season, as do I.

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That’s ridiculous. I’m not sure I’d have the Raiders at 28 lol. 13 is too low on the Bills too. They’re the 3rd best team in the AFC. 

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5 minutes ago, Kirby Jackson said:

That’s ridiculous. I’m not sure I’d have the Raiders at 28 lol. 13 is too low on the Bills too. They’re the 3rd best team in the AFC. 

I think it comes down to a lot of the media and fans outside of Buffalo not being that high on Allen or the Bills offense.

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Just now, ALLEN-2-DIGGS-TD!! said:

What a joke no way Dallas, Steelers and Raiders are ahead of us. That's ok we will make believers out of them.

I actually think the Raiders can be a good team this year. Ton of talent offensively. I wouldn't have them higher than Buffalo though.

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1 minute ago, ScottLaw said:

I think it comes down to a lot of the media and fans outside of Buffalo not being that high on Allen or the Bills offense.

They still beat 3 of those top 10 teams on the road last year. Add in that they added Diggs and won 10 games its hard to imagine them going backwards. 10 wins and you’re a top 10 team.

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11 minutes ago, Kirby Jackson said:

They still beat 3 of those top 10 teams on the road last year. Add in that they added Diggs and won 10 games its hard to imagine them going backwards. 10 wins and you’re a top 10 team.

I doubt it too but I can see why some would have that opinion.

 

Their offense was below average and they had an unbelievably easy schedule. Closing out the season they went 1-4 against the better teams of the league. They have a similarly tough schedule this season to what we saw in those last 5 or 6 games.

 

And one of those teams was the Steelers and scrub Duck Hodges. They are replacing him with a future HOF.

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I would give more credibility to a dissertation by Mike Tyson on quantum physics than I would Peter King's football rankings.

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Bills fans the next time they see Peter King

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37 minutes ago, Captain Hindsight said:

What exactly about the Raiders is good?

Best owner's haircut, 2017-2019.  🏆

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I read with interest until he had the jets beating josh Allen, rather than Barkley in a meaningless finale. After that, I suspect his article is full of “misremembered facts” and dismissed it almost entirely 

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old news...  ;)  ;)  

 

 

the only one I cared for 

 

21. New England (12-5, lost AFC wild-card game to Tennessee 20-13)

Well, Bill Belichick and the Patriots are set up to answer the age-old question: Can Belichick win without Tom Brady? In regular-season games in his coaching career, Belichick’s teams are 219-64 with Brady starts, and 54-63 when he doesn’t.

 

Without Brady, Belichick’s won at a .462 clip. With Brady, it’s .774.

Before we get the BB don't lose crowd 

 

Sub .500 includes Cleveland I'm sure

 

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20 minutes ago, H2o said:

Bills fans the next time they see Peter King

 

Better yet, how about the Bills win the games they're supposed to, as well as a few games they're not supposed to (SF, Seattle) and a playoff game.  That way the Peter Kings of the world will rank them in the top 5.

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Kings comment on receivers in the draft is interesting.  " But if any of the receivers available with the 22nd pick that Buffalo deal to the Vikes—Justin Jefferson, Brandon Aiyuk, Tee Higgins, Michael Pittman—turn into stars, Diggs had better be one in Buffalo."  It is certainly possible, even likely that one or two in that group becomes a star.  The problem is not all of them will be.  What if you pick Jefferson, and it's Aiyuk who becomes a star?  The reason Beane paid a good chunk of draft capital for Diggs is he thought the odds were a lot more certain that Diggs would be a big time receiver for Josh Allen, not to mention he would likely fill that role a lot sooner than a rookie.  It is a difference in judgment.  King thinks that his is the only legitimate opinion.  That is not to his credit.

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Retire already PK.  Trash.

 

give

me 

some 

more

chris

simms!

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1 hour ago, Captain Hindsight said:

What exactly about the Raiders is good?

 

Mark Davis the owner of the Oakland raiders travels over 400 miles ...

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7 minutes ago, Seasons1992 said:

 

Mark Davis the owner of the Oakland raiders travels over 400 miles ...

What is going on behind him? On the left is that a belly? What's on the top right, a wanker?

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I'm ok with it.  Have an opinion and justify it with some rationale.  He mentions his misses on his rankings from last year which is respectable.  

 

I think his take on the Diggs trade is way off.  Tell us which one of the rookies that were available for the Bills to draft will be as good as or better than Stefon over the next 1, 2 or 4 years.  The additional picks were mostly house money anyways and were not of much consequence.

 

We have seen a trend where Beane likes to acquire extra draft capital and then use it to target the guys he believes in.  His hit rate has been way better than most and the Bills are in the mix because of it.

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