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Bills special teams rank for 2015

Posted by Chris Brown on January 19, 2016 – 9:28 am

Buffalo’s special teams units had a banner year in 2014 finishing second in the league overall. This year their performance slipped due to a number of factors, but their ranking was still middle of the pack when all was said and done.

Longtime Dallas Morning News columnist Rick Gosselin recently released his 2015 NFL special teams rankings, which measures teams in 22 different categories and assigns points based on their ranking from 1 to 32. Buffalo finished 16th in 2015 with 357 points.

Topping the league were Baltimore, the New York Giants and Jacksonville as they compiled the lowest scores (low score wins). Here’s a look at Gosselin’s rankings list for 2015.

Rank Team Composite ranking
1 Baltimore 231
2 NY Giants 271.5
3 Jacksonville 295
4 Cowboys 310.5
5 Philadelphia 313
6 Pittsburgh 316.5
7 Denver 320
8 Cincinnati 331
9 Kansas City 332
10 Minnesota 333
11 New England 342
12 Chicago 349
13 Washington 350.5
14 Detroit 352
15 Miami 355.5
16 Buffalo 357
17 Green Bay 360.5
18 St. Louis 361
19 Cleveland 362
20 Indianapolis 369
21 New Orleans 372
22 Atlanta 374.5
23 Houston 389.5
24 Seattle 394
25 Oakland 399.5
26 Tampa Bay 406.5
27 San Francisco 411
28 Tennessee 429.5
29 Arizona 434
30 Carolina 447
31 NY Jets 456
32 San Diego 490.5

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Bills rank 2nd in overall special teams

Posted by Chris Brown on January 23, 2015 – 1:24 pm

Long time Dallas Morning News columnist Rick Gosselin was the first to put together a comprehensive analysis of the league’s special teams units more than two decades ago. He’s still putting that rankings list together annually and special teams coordinators value it. Buffalo may have made the biggest single-season jump ever from last year to this past season.

In 2013 the Bills finished 31st in Gosselin’s special teams rankings. This past season they ranked second behind only Philadelphia. It makes the decision to retain Danny Crossman as special teams coordinator all the more encouraging. Here’s the list.

SPORTSDAY’S SPECIAL TEAM RANKINGS

The NFL’s 32 teams are ranked in 22 kicking­-game categories and assigned points according to their standing 

Rank  Team  Points
1  Philadelphia  201.5
2  Buffalo  227.5
 3  New England  233.5
 4  Atlanta  239.5
 5  Baltimore  264
 6  Cincinnati  272.5
 7  Indianapolis  273.5
 8  Kansas City  293.5
 9  St. Louis  308.5
 10  Minnesota  320.5
 11  Arizona  327
 12  Miami  363.5
 13  Dallas  389.5
 14  New Orleans  392.5
 15  Detroit  393
 15  Houston  393
 17  Cleveland  393.5
 17  Seattle 393.5
 19  Denver  401
 20  NY Jets  404
 21  Pittsburgh  410
22  Oakland  411
23  San Francisco  414
24  Tampa Bay  419
 25  NY Giants  423
 26  Chicago  423.5
 27  Jacksonville  428
 28  Tennessee  430
 29  San Diego  433
 30  Washington  444
 31  Carolina  445.5
 32  Green Bay  450


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