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Earlier, I chronicled the Bills' recent lack of production at the edge-rusher position. But all of Buffalo's recent defensive woes can't be tied solely to a limited pass-rush. The play of the linebackers has been a major factor in the drastic downturn in production on defense in the last three games. Over the past three weeks, the lowest-graded linebacker in Pro F…

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Andy Reid is unlikely to make a change at quarterback before the Chiefs take on the Bills in Week 12, but many Kansas City faithful are pining for rookie signal-caller Patrick Mahomes to take the reins from Alex Smith. In his weekly post-game mailbag column Chiefs beat writer Terez A. Paylor of the Kansas City Star wrote, referencing Chiefs, "many of you are calling f…

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Last week, I wrote about the Bills' issues pressuring the quarterback during their two-game skid, and that trend continued in a blowout loss at the hands of the Chargers. In this article, I'll examine Buffalo's outside rushers. Here's how each edge-rusher fared in the pass-rush department in Los Angeles: Lorenzo Alexander: Nine pass-rush snaps, one quarterback hi…

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UCLA vs. USC is probably the marquee game in an otherwise mediocre slate of college football outings today, with Sam Darnold and Josh Rosen taking center stage. Here are the draft prospects playing in other relatively high-profile games, not named Darnold or Rosen who the Bills could be interested in next April. Maurice Hurst, DT, Michigan Hurst is the premier penetra…

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Before Nathan Peterman makes his first NFL start for the Bills on Sunday, you should know how well he threw the ball in his last year in college compared to Tyrod Taylor this season in the NFL. Obviously, the NFL presents a bigger challenge for quarterbacks than even the highest level of Division 1 football, but this side-by-side comparison will serve as a way to learn …

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The Bills have had issues with penalties so far in the first season under Sean McDermott, and it's something that, if corrected, could help Buffalo snap its two-game losing streak. Heading into Week 11's matchup with the Chargers, the Bills have been called for 68 penalties. That means, they've averaged 7.5 flags per contest, which is the sixth-highest figure in …

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Before practice on Thursday, Anthony Lynn stated Philip Rivers would be a limited participant. After the session it was noted that the quarterback was upgraded to "full" by Rotoworld.com. While there still has not been an official word that Rivers cleared the concussion protocol, a "full" practice insinuates the removal of that designation is imminent. Clearly, the 35-y…

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Philip Rivers will spend another day in concussion protocol and as a limited participant in practice, but his head coach Anthony Lynn believes the quarterback will play against the Bills on Sunday, per Eric Williams of ESPN. Here's Lynn's full quote, via Williams, which included a caveat regarding the signal-callers availability: "We think he'll play, but that's up …

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For going on three years now, the Bills have made it clear they want to run the football to set up the pass. And while most of the NFL has gotten pass-happier, Buffalo's philosophy was logical due to its ownership of the league's most efficient run game. Clearly, through nine contests in 2017, the Bills don't have the most efficient ground attack in pro football anym…

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Let's pinpoint which current NFL signal-caller the Buffalo Bills' new starting quarterback Nathan Peterman is most similar. No, athleticism isn't nearly as important for quarterbacks as it is for every other position on the field, but this part of the same series in which Buffalo's 2017 newcomers were included. And this comparison profile goes beyond combine measurab…

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On Monday, Los Angeles Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn announced quarterback Philip Rivers was in concussion protocol. And while Lynn didn't have a specific update on Rivers Wednesday, he said the following on a conference call with the Buffalo media: https://twitter.com/NickVeronica/status/930898863749238784 NFL Network's Ian Rapoport added more regarding the o…

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The Buffalo Bills defense was gashed by the New Orleans Saints in Week 10, but rookie cornerback Tre'Davious White had another sound contest. He allowed two receptions for 35 yards and has one pass deflection on three targets in his coverage area. That equates to a 106.2 passer rating. His +1.6 overall Pro Football Focus grade was tied for the ninth-best among 88 qua…

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LeSean McCoy didn't necessarily have a bad performance against the Saints, it's just that the game script didn't allow him to be a focal point of the Bills' offense. He carried the ball eight times for 49 yards – which included a 36-yard scamper – and 38 of those yards came before contact. He forced one missed tackle running the football against New Orleans. Thro…

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Coach Sean McDermott's defense is predicated on its front four creating pressure. Over the past month, the Buffalo Bills have had a difficult time doing that. In Week 10's loss to the New Orleans Saints, Buffalo registered just three quarterback pressures (one hit, two hurries) 26 Drew Brees drop-backs (11.5 percent of the time). As you can probably imagine, that's not …

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In the second half of the New Orleans Saints thorough handling of the Buffalo Bills in Orchard Park, Daniel Lasco made a headfirst tackle on a kickoff return and laid on the field motionless. He was ultimately taken off on a stretcher that was placed into an ambulance. On Monday, Lasco took to Twitter to reassure fans he's doing relatively well. https://twitter.co…