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Week Three Power Rankings Roundup: Bills move up despite loss to Carolina

Here's where the Bills finished in Week Three Power Rankings from around the league. Here are the roundups from Week One and Week Two.

ESPN: 26 (last week: 27).

A week after being moved down following a win, the Bills moved up a spot following a loss. "Three teams have played twice this season and allowed one or fewer touchdowns: the Panthers, the Ravens and the Bills. The offense might lack some firepower, but the defense doesn't."

MMQB: 26 (LW: 26).

USA Today: 24 (LW: 27).

"It's obvious they won't quit under coach Sean McDermott. But they probably won't contend, either, if LeSean McCoy remains lone offensive threat."

ProFootballTalk: 22 (LW: 20).

"Sean McDermott will keep telling us Tyrod Taylor is the quarterback until the precise moment McDermott decides Taylor isn’t," writes Mike Florio.

Yahoo!: 25 (LW: 28).

"I’m not sure whether to be impressed they almost won a game in which LeSean McCoy had nine yards on 12 carries, or be concerned they couldn’t win a game in which they gave up 255 yards and no touchdowns. Buffalo had 176 yards and 10 first downs, and now gets to play the Broncos’ defense in Week 3," writes Frank Schwab.

CBS: 25 (LW: 27).

"Their offense has to improve. They didn't do anything against the Panthers. LeSean McCoy needs more touches than what he got against Carolina," writes Pete Prisco.

Associated Press: 23 (LW: 25).

NFL.com: 26 (LW: 25).

"Not much offense from Rick Dennison's unit this week. The Bills might be missing a few accessories they had in the recent past, particularly on the outside ( Sammy Watkins, Robert Woods and Chris Hogan), but 176 total yards ain't gonna get it done," writes Elliot Harrison.

Sporting News: 24 (LW: 22).

"The Bills have tightened the screws defensively with their personnel responding to Sean McDermott, but their offensive limitations didn't take long to manifest," writes Vinnie Iyer.

Washington Post: 25 (LW: 26).

"So the stay in first place in the AFC East lasted only one week. But it was a glorious week, wasn’t it?" asks Mark Maske.

Bleacher Report: 21 (LW: 21).

"This is going to be a theme for the Bills all season. When they play top-tier defenses, they're going to struggle because of a lack of weapons on offense," writes Chris Simms.

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