What they're saying: NFL power rankings for the Bills

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RANK 13: BILLS. Shaq Lawson's shoulder is healthy, and he has a sack in each of the Bills' last two games. The first-round pick might give a nice boost to a pass rush that was already rolling along pretty well.

RANK 16: BILLS. The Bills have scored exactly 25 points in three consecutive games, making them the first team in NFL history to do that. They've also lost all three of those games, while the other teams to hit 25 on the nose this season are 4–1. None of this information really helps or hurts Buffalo headed into Week 11, but #TheMoreYouKnow.

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RANK 17: BILLS. Healing time. Really, that's what the bye week amounted to for this group. Sure, the off weekend provided additional opportunity for OC Anthony Lynn and DC Dennis Thurman to review what's not working. At the end of the day, though, Rex Ryan's team has been as banged-up as anybody, for as long as anybody. That starts with LeSean McCoy, who has to get that hamstring 100 percent right for the Bills to have a chance. And Sammy Watkins could be back in two weeks. Look, for years now, we've become accustomed to this team being mediocre, having no quarterback or being the victim of general sucking. But after a lifetime of Trent Edwards and J.P. Losman games, the Bills have a QB, as well as a lighter schedule. #BillsMafia

RANK 19: BILLS.

Current record: 4-5

Last week: 20 ( 1)

Rex Ryan's club took the week to rest up. Buffalo was on a bye week.

Looking forward: Buffalo came close to a season-defining upset when we saw it last. Close doesn't count in football, though. After a crushing loss to the Seahawks, the Bills will need to regroup after the bye week to stay afloat in a super-competitive wild-card race. That means facing and defeating the Bengals in Week 11. A well-rested LeSean McCoy will help.

RANK 21: BILLS. The Bills are on a three-game losing streak despite scoring exactly 25 points in each game. That's tied for the longest losing streak in NFL history in which the losing team scored at least 25 points in each of those games, according to Elias. The Bills' defense will look to hold down Cincinnati this week.

RANK 22: BILLS. Flat-lining team in need of spark returns from bye week to news that WR Sammy Watkins still isn't ready to jumpstart 31st-ranked pass game.

RANK 22: BILLS. The Bills entered their bye week following three straight losses, dropping their record to 4-5. The offense is patiently awaiting Sammy Watkins' return, but that's not certain to happen any time soon. Until he comes back, they'll need to continue with Robert Woods as their top target.

RANK 25: BILLS. They've lost three straight games and face a tough road test at Cincinnati. Can they snap the streak?

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