Week 17 NFL Power Rankings: The Broncos Are Starting To Slide

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16. Buffalo Bills (LW: 12)

These are the Buffalo Bills in a nutshell. Finally able to sustain early season success to the tune of an 8-6 record and a realistic chance of a playoff berth entering Week 14, the Bills — fresh off a monumental upset of the Green Bay Packers — travel to Oakland and lose to the Raiders. The more things change, the more they stay the same. Buffalo has nothing about which to be disappointed this year, as the team made a critical quarterback change a few games into the season and helped keep the playoff dream alive later into the season than in most years. Even though they eventually fell short, the Bills proved to be one of the league’s better teams that won’t reach the postseason.

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