Through eight weeks the Bills were 5-2 and heading into a winnable game versus the New York Jets. Their defence to that point was one of the stoutest in the league, giving up just 16.4 points per game.

What a difference two weeks makes.

The Bills have now given 81 points and over 800 yards of offence in their last two games, and earned just 31 of their own.

Buffalo fans have been here before as recently as 2015 — staring down a 5-4 team teetering on the brink of a wild-card spot that would put a merciful end to the team’s league-worst playoff drought. But that team went 3-4 down the stretch to finish at .500.

Does this team have a shot? And where do they stack up against the league after 10 weeks? Our panel takes a look in the latest power rankings.

As always, the panel includes editor Geoff Lowe, as well as staff writers Donnovan Bennett, Mike Johnston and Emily Sadler.

1. Philadelphia Eagles

2017 record: 8-1
Previous: 1

The Eagles were big Week 10 winners as they watched from their couches as both Dallas and Washington lost, increasing their lead in the NFC East to three games. (GL)

2. New England Patriots

2017 record: 7-2
Previous: 2

These are the New England Patriots we all expected to see in September. Tom Brady is rolling, the offence causes matchup problems all over the field, and the defence is giving up just over 13 points per game over the last five. (GL)

3. Pittsburgh Steelers

2017 record: 7-2
Previous: 3

Despite their soft schedule Pittsburgh has to be considered a legitimate Super Bowl contender. Going back to last season, Pittsburgh is 14-2 in their last 16 regular-season games. (DB)

4. Los Angeles Rams

2017 record: 7-2
Previous: 4

Dubbed The Greatest Show on Surf, the Rams have the most explosive offence and show no signs of stopping as they posted 33 or more points for the third straight week. This team is built to win. We can’t wait to see how they match up against the Vikings’ strong defence. It’s going to be fun. (ES)

5. New Orleans Saints

2017 record: 7-2
Previous: 5

Drew Brees is on pace to throw for his lowest yardage total since joining the Saints in 2006 yet his offence is rushing for 142.2 yards per game. A 47-10 drubbing of the Bills, on the road no less, was a clear message to the …read more

Source:: Sportsnet.ca – Sports news

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