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Buffalo Bills Offseason Power Rankings

One last batch of power rankings to end the 2015-2016 NFL season.

Offseason NFL power rankings are in and the Buffalo Bills find themselves in the middle of the pack. Both CBS Sports and NFL.com have the Bills just outside of the playoff picture while ESPN dropped the Bills down four spots following the Super Bowl.

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ESPN

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Why they're here: A talent-laded mystery, the Bills are a top-12 team if Rex Ryan rediscovers his magic touch on the defensive side of the ball -- the Bills were one of the NFL's top defenses in 2014 and fell off a cliff in 2015 -- and while nearly every indicator says Tyrod Taylor was the real thing in 2015, a bigger sample size is needed. (The Bills were 8-8 but 8-6 in games he started.)

CBS Sports

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The offense made some strides in 2015, but the defense didn't improve. That's weird with Rex Ryan.

NFL.com

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Other than free agency issues on the offensive line, Rex Ryan's group is pretty stable. The other issue to address is what to do with defensive end Mario Williams. Put another way: Buffalo probably will cut him. Williams posted a paltry five sacks last year and reportedly "checked out" well before the season was over. The Bills will survive. But can they get over the hump? One major point of concern: This reported altercation involving LeSean McCoy. We'll have to see what comes of that.

 

 


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