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[BN] Blitz newsletter: Why they're kneeling

You saw the protests. And the backlash. And the backlash to the backlash.

Why are they kneeling? Hear it from the players themselves. Jay Skurski asked all 12 players who were part of the Bills' protest against racial injustice Sunday to explain, in their own words, what these issues mean to them and why they took a knee.

A protest of their own: Outside of New Era Field this week, some fans gathered to fly American flags. Kimberley A. Martin spoke with them for a column Friday.

Injury updates: Cordy Glenn was ruled out for Sunday's game while Shaq Lawson is questionable. The Falcons have four starters ruled out.

Watch: South Park senior explains why he kneeled during the national anthem

Matchups to watch: Will the Bills' defensive front be able to exploit a weakened Falcons offensive line?

Secondary a primary focus this week: The Bills all-new secondary has performed well in the first three games this season, but Sunday's game against the Falcons presents their largest test yet. In the X's and O's breakdown, Mark Gaughan looks at one play the Falcons will try to utilize against the Bills secondary: A play-action pass to Julio Jones on a deep cross.

Can the Bills win on the road? Getting the big road win has always haunted the Bills during the playoff drought, Jerry Sullivan wrote. Will this week be any different?

Mailbag: Stop me if you've heard this one before: The Bills are off to a promising start, but don't get your hopes up just yet.

Staff selections: News staffers pick every game this weekend against the spread.

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Bills check out Darnold: The Bills were reportedly one of 16 teams with scouts on hand to watch No. 5 USC and top quarterback prospect Sam Darnold Friday against No. 16 Washington State and Luke Falk. Washington State knocked off USC, 30-27, with ESPN writing that Falk outplayed Darnold.

NBA comes through with flight solution: The Bills and other NFL teams had a minor freakout in the spring when they learned United was dropping charter flights, which they took to all their away games. But thanks to an assist from the NBA, the Bills and others found a workable solution.

Bills Backers Atlanta: What do displaced Bills fans in Atlanta do for games? They find somewhere with Blue Light, of course.

Wait, what? Ezekiel Elliot could still be suspended after all? Yep. The details are in Friday's Around the NFL.

Wait, what? II: O.J. Simpson gets out of prison next week. Where will he go?

Fantasy advice: Now's the time to buy on Seahawks running back Chris Carson. As for Bills-Falcons, don't be discouraged from playing your Falcons studs against a sturdy Bills defense.

Haushcka > Carpenter: So far, anyway.

Jones to present: Former Bills receiver Donald Jones will be keynote speaker at the Kidney Foundation of Western New York MVP Awards Dinner next month.

Quotes: Here's what Sean McDermott said Friday.

Podcast: Previewing Bills-Falcons.

Buffalo Bills Trivia: Who scored the most points (without kicking the ball)?

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