NFL power rankings | Where the Bills sit heading into the 2021 offseason

Buffalo Bills vs Baltimore Ravens, Divisional Playoff Game, January 16, 2021 at Bills Stadium. Photo by Sara Schmidle

No. 2. Buffalo Bills

2020 record: 13-3

Offseason in three or fewer words: We'll be back

They were perhaps the three words uttered most often by Bills players and staff following a loss to the Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game. Buffalo is equipped to make another run in the AFC but will require some tweaks to do so. The Bills will need to hit in this year's draft as they do gymnastics with a diminishing salary cap. But with so many core players either on rookie deals or already locked in, they are built to make another run to the AFC title game. -- Marcel Louis-Jacques

No. 3. Buffalo Bills

The Bills are well situated to remain one of the top teams in the AFC in 2021, with their dynamic duo of Josh Allen and Stefon Diggs both under contract. Add in the potential for second year jumps from guys like receiver Gabriel Davis and running back Zack Moss, and this offense under Brian Daboll (whom they somehow retained) could be even better than the one we saw in 2020. Buffalo will have to make some decisions on the offensive line, with guard Jon Feliciano and tackle Daryl Williams heading toward free agency, but it's in good shape to storm back in 2021.

No. 3. Buffalo Bills

The Bills need to keep working to push the Chiefs in the AFC and already know they have the quarterback to get them there in Josh Allen. Look for a bump in running game and defense to help toward that end.

No. 3. Buffalo Bills

Josh Allen becomes eligible to sign a big long-term extension. It's hard to win a Super Bowl with one player taking up a big chunk of the salary cap, and the Bills are going to have to deal with that challenge now.

No. 4. Buffalo Bills

They had a great season, going 13-3 and advancing to the AFC Championship Game before losing to the Chiefs, but the Bills have some things to figure out. Their offensive performance in three playoff games was mediocre, and they could lose a pair of starting offensive linemen — Daryl Williams and Jon Feliciano — in free agency. Defensively, the team could lose linebacker Matt Milano. The good news for the Bills is that Sean McDermott brings back offensive coordinator Brian Daboll and defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier. If Josh Allen and Stefon Diggs can build on their 2020 performance, the Bills should be right behind the Chiefs as contenders in the AFC.

No. 4. Buffalo Bills

Buffalo fell one win short of reaching the Super Bowl, but there's no shame in losing to Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs in the AFC title game. Now comes the time for some difficult decisions: The Bills are already right around the projected 2021 salary cap and have 14 players slated to become unrestricted free agents, per Over The Cap. Buffalo will need to make some hard decisions as it looks to take the final step.

No. 4. Buffalo Bills

They made big strides this season, but one thing they have to do is get bigger on defense. They will push for the Super Bowl again next season.

No. 4. Buffalo Bills

Big steps in 2020, winning the AFC East for the first time in a quarter-century and reaching the conference title game. Could a Super Bowl breakthrough be around corner for the Mafia?

No. 4 Buffalo Bills

The Bills' run to the AFC championship game should be considered an unqualified success of a season, and they'll be right back in the mix as a contender next year.

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