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NFL Power Rankings say 'Bills are the real deal'

The Bills also have a 2 game lead in the AFC Conference following the New England Patriots loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.
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Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Quinton Jefferson (90) celebrates after recovering a fumble by the Las Vegas Raiders during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020, in Las Vegas.

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Following their 30-23 win over the Las Vegas Raiders, the Buffalo Bills continue to rise in power rankings and impress outsiders from across the league.

Every Tuesday, following the conclusion of the NFL week with Monday Night Football, sports media outlets release their weekly power rankings which detail where each team is in the league based on their record and how they played in their game.

With an undefeated 4-0 record, for the first time since 2008, the Bills continue to stay in the top 5 among many power rankings.

The power rankings on NFL.com have moved the Bills from 6 up to 4 and say that the Bills are the real deal:

"Lost amidst the buzz over Josh Allen's huge Year 3 leap: A suspect start by Buffalo's defense, one of the league's strongest units in 2018 and '19. The defense struggled again early against the Raiders on Sunday before delivering a vintage second half -- forcing a punt and two turnovers in an eventual 30-23 win. The Bills are 4-0 because they no longer need the defense to be perfect to win games. The Allen-led offense hums week after week, and Stefon Diggs proved again why he was the best offseason acquisition made by any team in 2020. His 49-yard catch, coming immediately after a Raiders turnover, set up the game-clinching score. There's nothing fluky about this start."

Below is where the team ranks on other sports media outlets' Power Rankings:

  • NBC Sports: #4: "Josh Allen: elite quarterback. Get used to that."
  • Bleacher Report: #6: "It's been a long time since the Buffalo Bills were a legitimate Super Bowl contender. But after watching them peel off four straight wins to open the 2020 season, it's hard to view the Bills as anything else."
  • Sports Illustrated: #4: "Josh Allen’s growing, Stefon Diggs is balling, and Buffalo’s pulling on all cylinders right now. We’ll see if they get to show in Nashville this week—no certainty yet given the circumstances there."
  • ESPN: #5: "This is about where it should be. The Bills are for real this season, with a high-octane offense powered by an early MVP candidate in Josh Allen. The only thing keeping this number from being even higher is Buffalo's defensive struggles through four games, but that unit showed serious signs of life during a Week 4 win over the Raiders."
  • CBS Sports: #4: "Winning on the road the way they did at Las Vegas shows how good they are this season. Now they face another tough road test at Tennessee against the undefeated Titans."

The Bills also have a 2 game lead in the AFC Conference following the New England Patriots loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. 

They took to go 5-0 on the road again this week against the Tennessee Titans.