NFL power rankings for the 2022 season are starting to be revealed just ahead of preseason, and two national outlets have the Bills atop the rankings in their most recent lists released this week. Between last year's performance and the standout players in training camp, both NFL.com and Pro Football Focus have the Bills holding the top spot.
NFL.com Power Rankings
- Buffalo Bills
"The idea coming out of the 2022 NFL Draft was that first-round pick Kaiir Elam would line up opposite Tre'Davious White on opening night against the Rams. That might ultimately still prove to be true, but for now, the rookie is learning on the job and the veteran is still rehabbing the torn ACL he suffered in November. The Athletic reported over the weekend that Elam has been picked on in camp, opening the door for another rookie, sixth-rounder Christian Benford, to earn reps against the team's starters. Meanwhile, there remains no set timetable for White's return. With uncertainty at both corner spots, and All-Pro safety Jordan Poyer on the shelf with a hyperextended elbow, the secondary stands out as a concern in an otherwise-serene landscape in Western New York." – Dan Hanzus, Around the NFL Writer
PFF Power Rankings
- Buffalo Bills
"It's tough to look beyond the Bills as the single best roster in football. They didn't even make it to the AFC Championship last season, but they were 13 seconds and some suicidal defense away from doing so at the end of the game against the Kansas City Chiefs. Josh Allen proved that his breakout year was no fluke, and the Bills have been able to add luxuries such as Von Miller to try and put them over the top." – Sam Monson, PFF's Lead NFL Analyst