A weekly examination of the Bills' ESPN.com Power Ranking:
Preseason: 30 | Last Week: 24 | ESPN.com Power Ranking since 2002
Just a slight bump.
That was all voters gave the Bills after their win over the Baltimore Ravens, who were ranked No. 11 entering the game. Improving to 2-2, the Bills rose just one spot in the overall rankings, to No. 23.
I think they should be higher. Of teams Nos. 20-22, the Bills have lost to one (the Jets, No. 22), defeated another (the Panthers, No. 21) and will play the other Thursday night (the Browns, No. 20). The Panthers' lone win came against the 0-4 Giants, and the Browns were ranked No. 31 two weeks ago.
Are the Bills really worse than either Cleveland or Carolina? I don't think so.
And ESPN's Kevin Seifert doesn't, either. He gave the Bills their highest vote of the season, placing them No. 18 in his ranking.