Week 9 NFL Power Rankings: Vikings climb, Titans fall
By Will Lomas
8. Buffalo Bills (+4)
We are a long way away from the “Josh Allen for MVP” chants, but that is almost a good thing.
No, I’m not saying that a bad Josh Allen is good for the Bills, but I am saying that after relying heavily on him to drag them to victory for the first few weeks of the season, they are finally learning how to win without him playing exceptionally well.
That is why the Bills are up in these power rankings, instead of being a team with a good offense, the Bills are now a team that can win because of Allen but who won’t lose if he doesn’t thrive.
7. Green Bay Packers (-3)
Penalties and an inability to stop one of the best running backs in football doomed this team on Sunday, and maybe the Packers aren’t quite as good as everyone thought?
Losing against the class of the NFC in the Bucs and then falling to a division rival isn’t a cause for panic or anything, but it isn’t happening to teams like Seahawks or even the Saints.
Aaron Rodgers is great, the concerning part of this loss is that the Packers knew exactly what the Vikings were going to do and with a defense full of high draft picks and expensive free agents, they couldn’t get a single TFL and only one sack on the Vikings all day long.
Bad defense is hurting a lot of teams in the power rankings this week.