The Bills continue their decline in National Power Rankings. Commentators now place them between 16th and 22nd overall in the NFL, following their loss to the Patriots. They are not seen as playoff calibre. They have lost 4 of the last 5 contests by an average of 25 points. Since the trade of Marcell Dareus they have let down on run defense, allowing 156 rushing yards per game. THE ONCE PROMISING PLAYOFF HOPES HAVE FADED. THE BILLS ARE LIKELY TO RIDE OUT THE SEASON IN THE MIDDLE OF THE PACK. IF PETERMAN REPLACE TAYLOR, THE OUTLOOK IS EVEN WORSE. ACCEPTING THE REALITY OF DIMINISHED PROSPECTS BUT STILL HOPEFUL, WE STRIVE TO REMAIN 1BUFFALO.