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[BN] Blitz newsletter: Knee injury puts leading receiver Charles Clay on the shelf

The Bills will be without leading receiver Charles Clay for "multiple weeks," coach Sean McDermott said Monday.

Clay injured his left knee in Sunday's loss. ProFootballTalk reported that Clay suffered a sprained MCL and a torn meniscus. Clay is leading the team with 258 receiving yards on 20 catches. Nick O'Leary is the next man up.

What we learned Monday: Starting cornerback E.J. Gaines' groin injury seems somewhat serious, as McDermott classified him as week-to-week. Nickleback Leonard Johnson, who was knocked out of Sunday’s game with a hamstring injury, was termed day-to-day.

Also, if you're looking for the Bills to make a quarterback change ... don't. "I’ve got all the confidence in the world in Tyrod Taylor," McDermott said. The coach acknowledged Sunday's performance wasn't up to par but gave Taylor the vote of confidence.

It's time to ask: After five games, Jay Skurski says it's time to ask: Has LeSean McCoy lost a step?

Film grades: Mark Gaughan's grades are in after sifting through the game film. Quarterback Tyrod Taylor scored only 2.0 out of 5, but didn't get much help from his offensive line.

Kimberley A. Martin: At 3-2, can the Bills' "brotherhood" withstand the tough road ahead?

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Five biggest questions facing the Bills at the bye: Are the players as "addicted to the process" as Sean McDermott? We're going to find out if they stay committed to the process when adversity strikes.

Exploring the Bills' trade possibilities: Which wide receivers might the Bills be able to add?

3 up, 3 down: Andre Holmes made Jay Skurski's "down" list after Sunday's game. Could his roster spot be in jeopardy?

Advanced stats: Dropped passes and sacks were big parts of Sunday's loss. The team was credited with five dropped passes, including three from LeSean McCoy.

Outdated formula: The Bills have lagged behind other teams in the pass-happy NFL, Bucky Gleason said, and Sunday's game showed their offensive formula isn't working.

TV ratings: The Bills game rated well Sunday, but it was lower than previous weeks. CBS play-by-play man Tom McCarthy earned a favorable review.

Watkins changes tune after loss: Sammy Watkins said last week that he was "selfish" for demanding more targets when with the Bills, adding he now understands the value of sharing the ball. But after Sunday's loss, his Twitter feed was filled with thoughts to the contrary.

Trivia: Remember Jack Kemp's political career? How about his bumper stickers?

What They Said: Review Sean McDermott's Monday press conference. "Process" count: two.

Podcast: The Daily Drive reflects on Sunday's loss to the Bengals. Review all of our Week Five coverage here.

What They Said: Taylor, McCoy, Tate, Jones, Brown on loss to Bengals

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