The Buffalo Bills took a tumble in Rick Gosselin's special teams rankings this season. One year ago, Gosselin and The Dallas Morning News had the Bills ranked second in the NFL in special teams. This year, Buffalo fell all the way to No. 16 in the rankings.
How do the rankings work? Here's an explanation from The Dallas Morning News:
"The NFL's 32 teams are ranked in 22 kicking-game categories annually by The Dallas Morning News with points assigned in each category according to their standing (one for the best through 32 for the worst). Here are the composite standings."
After calculating the 22 kicking-game categories, Buffalo finished with a composite ranking of 357. The league's best team this season, the Baltimore Ravens, finished with a composite ranking of 231. Although the Bills finished 16th overall in the league, they did finish first in a few categories.
The Bills were first in kickoff coverage (17.2 yards), opponent starting point (19.9-yard line) and takeaways (4) according to Gosselin's rankings.
Although the Bills fell significantly on Gosselin's list, it wasn't all bad news for Buffalo.null