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[BN Blitz] newsletter: Tyrod Taylor is back under center and back in the spotlight

The Bills are right back where they started with Tyrod Taylor. After the failed Nathan Peterman experiment, Sean McDermott is still searching for answers at quarterback, "wondering if Taylor can rise up and lead the Bills to victory in a crucial road game, something he's done far too infrequently during his two and a half years as the starter," Jerry Sullivan writes in his Sunday column.

"A week ago, the Bills decided to audition Peterman as a possible long-term solution. Now, it is Taylor who is on trial. He's auditioning for the league at large, trying once again to prove that he's worthy of a lucrative long-term contract – the one he failed to get last summer."

Pregame primer: Jay Skruski gets you set with all the important details and things to watch for in today's game at Kansas City. Mark Gaughan highlights the top matchups and diagrams one of the Chiefs' most effective plays. Meteorologist Don Paul has the weather forecast. Take a look at the all-time numbers.

Scouting report: LeSean McCoy gets to face another struggling run defense but the Bills don't have many other advantages in the matchup.

Injury report: Kelvin Benjamin (knee) did not travel with the Bills to Kansas City. Cordy Glenn (foot/ankle), Mike Tolbert (hamstring) and John Miller (ankle) have been ruled out. Charles Clay (knee), Jordan Matthews (knee) and Deonte Thompson (ankle) are questionable but expected to play.

Chief mentor: Just about everything Sean McDermott knows about being an NFL head coach, he learned from Andy Reid, writes Bucky Gleason.

Inside the Bills: Skurski introduces us to Len Vanden Bos, one of the only full-time team chaplains in the NFL.

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Inside the NFL: Vic Carucci details why offensive lineman injuries are carrying larger consequences than ever.

Power rankings: The Chiefs are in the spot the Bills were in last week.

Takeaway message: "Turnover differential is a big part of winning," McDermott said this week. The Bills' recent results reinforce that.

Gilmore's memories: Before making his return to Buffalo next week with the New England, the former Bills cornerback mused about his time here in an interview with ESPN.com's Mike Reiss.

Watch: Vic Carucci, Bucky Gleason and Jerry Sullivan will appear on Sports Talk Sunday at 10 a.m. on WGRZ. Preview the show here.

View from Vegas: The betting trends don't favor the Bills.

O.J.'s last great day: The final Bills record Simpson set came on Thanksgiving Day.

Trivia: Who scored two of the Bills touchdowns in their last win at Arrowhead Stadium?

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