How does the national media view the Bills in NFL power rankings? It depends who you ask ... but the results aren't pretty.
They projected the Bills for 6.6 wins with a 2.5 percent chance to win the division.
Sports Illustrated's MMQB: 27th.
Seventeen staff members voted in the MMQB poll.
USA Today: 28th.
"The new regime has signaled a full rebuild," they wrote.
"It’s wild that 'Nate Peterman or Tyrod Taylor?' is becoming a thing in Buffalo already," Shutdown Corner's Frank Schwab wrote.
"Are they tanking like the Jets? They've made a lot of moves that make it look that way," Pete Prisco wrote.
"No one really knows if Tyrod Taylor is the answer, but what we do know is that the Brandon Beane/Sean McDermott regime is working toward 2018 and beyond," Elliot Harrison wrote. "There is no shame in it."
Associated Press: 28th.
Sporting News: 31st.
The Bills finished 24th in their previous rankings, but "dropped with their rash of late housecleaning," Vinnie Iyer wrote.
Washington Post: 30th.
The Sammy Watkins trade "left the Bills facing questions about whether they’d given up on this season," Mark Maske wrote.
The Ringer: 31st.
"A rough year might be in Buffalo’s best interest if it gives new general manager Brandon Beane a chance to find the quarterback he wants moving forward," Robert Mays wrote.
SB Nation: 30th.
Sports on Earth: 29th.
"I think this seems a little low, but I just have a bad feeling about the Bills," Kenneth Arthur wrote.