A weekly examination of the Bills' ESPN.com Power Ranking:
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It's not ideal, but the reality is, the Bills are still 4-7, with the third-worst record in the AFC. If the season ended today, the Bills would pick seventh overall in the draft, so being ranked as the eighth-worst team in the NFL is fair.
Another thing to consider: The seven teams ahead of the Bills all have 4-6 records. That's a significant logjam, but one that should be broken soon. In this case, being on their bye week should help the Bills, as some of those 4-6 teams could fall to 4-7.
What's also going to help Buffalo is its upcoming schedule. It's a point we've hammered home in recent weeks: The Bills' next three games come against the No. 30 Falcons, No. 28 Buccaneers and No. 32 Jaguars.
If the Bills sweep those three games and improve to 7-7, they're going to be ranked a lot higher than No. 25.