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While there's more to focus on in today's NFL, kickers still hold a decent amount of importance. Last week, we began this series to compare the performance of current Bills kicker Stephen Hauschka with Dan Carpenter's 2016 campaign. We'll be tracking this all season. Here's how the two stack up after one game. Field goals 2017 Hauschka: 0/1 2016 Carpenter: 0/…

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This week in college football is all about Lamar Jackson against Clemson's ferocious defense loaded with former five-star recruits. Buffalo Bills fans, though, have plenty more to monitor with the 2018 draft in mind. Two of the nation's best edge-rushers take the field in nationally televised games, and you can get a good look at some top-level wideouts throughout the d…

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Let's fully examine the Carolina Panthers, who play host to the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. After a tremendous 2015 season in which they went 15-1 and advanced to the Super Bowl, the Panthers experienced the typical Super Bowl hangover last year, as they finished the year 6-10. Cam Newton and Luke Kuechly lead the way for the Panthers, but they have a variety of importa…

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Before the season, we took a look at some free agents the Buffalo Bills added in the offseason. Instead of simply reviewing these players' past performances while on different teams, we examined their athleticism. Typically, you can get an idea of how well someone will play based on athletic ability. Andre Holmes caught a touchdown pass in Week One, so let's look at…

Bills

Before the season, we took a look at some free agents the Buffalo Bills added in the offseason. Instead of simply reviewing these players' past performances while on different teams, we examined their athleticism. Typically, you can get an idea of how well someone will play based on athletic ability. Jordan Poyer certainly had a strong opening week, so let's look at…

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In what is reportedly a make or break season for Marcell Dareus, the Buffalo Bills' talented defensive tackle got off to a solid start in 2017 during a game in which he was used more sparingly than usual. Dareus played 34 of a possible 58 defensive snaps (59%) against the Jets. The News' Jay Skurksi provided this analysis of his usage: "Dareus' 34 snaps were the fewe…

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Safeties Jordan Poyer and Micah Hyde thrived in their debut with the Buffalo Bills. It has been a few years since the Bills had quality coverage safeties who also flourished as run-defenders. Poyer spent his first two NFL seasons with the Cleveland Browns after being drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles, and Hyde was acquired following four seasons in Green Bay with the P…

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It was a dazzling opener for LeSean McCoy. He had 110 yards rushing and added another 49 as a receiver in the Bills' 21-12 victory over the Jets on Sunday. McCoy is currently second leaguewide in rushing, behind only Kareem Hunt after Week One. Let's take a closer look at his performance in the game in which he became the 37th running back in NFL history to eclipse 1…

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The Buffalo Bills were workmanlike in their victory over the New York Jets in Week One. LeSean McCoy was the offensive star, while safety Jordan Poyer turned in a quality performance at safety. Tyrod Taylor had a good, albeit far from spectacular, afternoon, and the Bills defense got to quarterback Josh McCown for just one sack. Here's what the advanced stats say abo…

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Each week throughout the season, we will provide a list of players the Bills could look to sign during the week to: replace an injured player, upgrade a specific position or add depth to a spot in need. Against the Jets on Sunday, the Bills' only notable injury was to starting cornerback E.J. Gaines. On Monday afternoon, Sean McDermott provided an update on that inju…

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Marcell Dareus may be the most polarizing Buffalo Bills player. Tyrod Taylor can ignite some heated debates at the bar or in your living room, but Dareus' high-level play mixed with his repeated off-field, maturity and injury issues have made him quite the conundrum. Throughout the season, we will examine Dareus, the player, the ultra-talented defensive tackle who, w…

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Each week we'll run through the games Bills fans should keep an eye on. Mostly, they'll be the contests for their AFC East rivals, and what to watch for in those outings. But we'll also peek ahead at Buffalo's schedule. The Patriots played Thursday. The Dolphins game was postponed. Therefore, the focus today will be on the next few Bills opponents: Week Two: Car…

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Last season, the Buffalo Bills were reminded of how important a field goal kicker can be in the NFL. Dan Carpenter, who'd been reliable for two years in Western New York, regressed in 2016, as he morphed into a special-teams liability. Carpenter's out in Buffalo. Stephen Hauschka, former Seahawks kicker, is in. He signed a relatively lucrative deal with the Bills this o…

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Each week throughout the season, we will examine the most intriguing one-on-one matchups in the Bills' upcoming game, pinpointing the biggest disadvantages and advantages for the Bills, as well as the contest's best individual matchup. Against the Jets, the focus will be on both sides of the line of scrimmage. Let's take a look. (Stats courtesy of Pro Football Fo…