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Week Six power rankings roundup: Bills still in top half of league after loss

After a big win against the NFC champion Falcons in Week Four, the Bills suffered an ugly loss to the Bengals last Sunday that dropped them to 3-2.

The Bills fell slightly in most national power rankings, but are still thought to be in the top half of the league.

ESPN: 16 (last week: 16).

The Bills stood pat despite the loss. ESPN's FPI projection system gives them a 36.8 percent chance to make the playoffs, up more than 300 percent from the start of the season.

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MMQB: 19 (LW: 14).

The Bills dropped with the loss, but they weren't the lowest-ranked three-win team. The Ravens and Jets both ranked lower.

USA Today: 8 (LW: 3).

The Bills fell five spots with the loss, but are still a top-10 team here due to their lofty ranking last week. "Sunday showed they've got a thin margin of error," USA Today wrote.

Pro Football Talk: 10 (LW: 2).

See above. The Bills were overhyped last week, apparently. A No. 2 ranking was crazy!

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Yahoo!: 16 (LW: 15).

"... the Bills need rookie Zay Jones to play better immediately and they need to seriously upgrade the [wide receiver] position in the offseason," Frank Schwab of Shutdown Corner wrote.

CBS: 11 (LW: 8).

"They need to start getting more out of their offense," Pete Prisco wrote. 12 (LW: 7).

"The outcome was completely contingent on the performance of the offense," Elliot Harrison wrote. "As surprisingly well as Buffalo has fared thus far, Tyrod Taylor and Co. must be able to put together a drive when necessary."

Associated Press: 14 (LW: 11).

Sporting News: 13 (LW: 9).

"... their defensive grittiness didn't go away on the road," Vinnie Iyer wrote.

The News' Vic Carucci will post his power rankings on Friday.

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