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Power Rankings: Bills better than a third of NFL

By Tim Graham

For Buffalo Bills fans, the thought of checking out this week's power rankings probably doesn't sound too appealing.

They might be surprised.

A large sampling of the biggest ratings out there shows the Bills didn't slip much after their 52-28 loss to the New England Patriots.

Perhaps it's the power of the Patriots and the expectation that they're supposed to beat the Bills anyway, but the Bills are at about the same place -- and in many cases higher -- than they were after their victory over the Kansas City Chiefs in Week Two.

Let's take a look at where the 2-2 Bills rank among the NFL's 32 clubs in a collection of power rankings (with that outlet's ranking from last week when available).

Associated Press Pro32: No. 20 (20) No. 21 (19)

Brian Billick of Fox Sports: No. 20 (14)

Gil Brandt of NFL Network: No. 23

Daniel Jeremiah of NFL Network: No. 20

Michael Lombardi of NFL Network: No. 21

Charley Casserly of NFL Network: No. 21

Darren Sharper of NFL Network: No. 21

Kurt Warner of NFL Network: No. 20

Heath Evans of NFL Network: No. 25

Willie McGinest of NFL Network: No. 24

Shaun O'Hara of NFL Network: No. 19

Sporting News: No. 21 (18)

Pete Prisco of CBS Sports: No. 20 (17)

John McClain of the Houston Chronicle: No. 21 (17) No. 19 (17)

Athlon Sports: No. 18

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Tim Graham

Tim Graham

Tim Graham returned to The Buffalo News in 2011 after covering the NFL for three years at ESPN and for one year at the Palm Beach Post. Before that, the Cleveland native spent seven seasons on the Buffalo Sabres beat for The News and was president of the Boxing Writers Association of America.

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Mark Gaughan

Mark Gaughan

Buffalo native Mark Gaughan started working at The News in 1980 and has been covering the Bills exclusively since 1992. He is a former president of the Pro Football Writers of America, and he is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee.

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Jay Skurski

Jay Skurski

Jay Skurski joined The News in January 2009. The Lewiston native attended St. Francis High School before graduating from the University of South Florida. He writes a weekly Fantasy column in addition to his beat writing duties.

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