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Jay Skurski

Jay Skurski has served as an editor and reporter at The Buffalo News since 2009. In addition to the Bills beat, he also writes a local golf column and strives to be a single-digit handicap.


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When the Bills run: LeSean McCoy sits just 39 yards from a huge career milestone of 10,000 yards. McCoy’s running ability in the snow is out of this world — it looks like he’s playing on a different surface than everybody else. The Bills have quietly improved to sixth in the NFL in rushing, averaging 130.1 yards per game. That's almost all McCoy. If he doesn’t get the mile…

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Throughout the 2017 season, The Buffalo News will track the performances of players from both Western New York and local colleges who are currently in the NFL. Here are their results in Week 14: • Eagles S Corey Graham: The Buffalo native made two tackles on special teams in a 43-35 win over the Los Angeles Rams. Graham played 10 defensive snaps (21 percent) and 16 on s…

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Rick Dennison worked Sunday’s game for the Buffalo Bills from the coaches’ booth upstairs. At some point in the second quarter, the offensive coordinator’s view “got really blurry” because of the snow, he said Monday. That opening was all the comedians on Twitter needed. “What’s his excuse for the other 12 games,” was the first response received when relaying Denniso…

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Sean McDermott offered up a response any filibustering U.S. Senator would be proud of Monday when asked about his decision to punt in overtime Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts. To review, the details were as such: The Bills faced a fourth and 1 on the Colts' 41-yard line with 4:13 remaining in overtime. After taking a timeout to talk it over with his staff, McDermo…

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Survive and advance. At this point in the season, that's what it's all about for the Buffalo Bills. It was mission accomplished in that regard Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts – barely. Buffalo's 13-7 overtime victory over Indianapolis kept the team's postseason hopes alive. You can spend hours analyzing tiebreaking procedures trying to pin down just how likely a p…

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LeSean McCoy had a story to tell. The Buffalo Bills’ running back hadn’t even taken a question at his postgame press conference Sunday following his team’s 13-7 overtime victory over the Indianapolis Colts at New Era Field before McCoy explained why he had confidence in quarterback Joe Webb. Back in 2010, when McCoy was still in Philadelphia, the Eagles were cruising…

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Reid Ferguson and Colton Schmidt had zero margin for error Sunday. Lucky for the Buffalo Bills, their long snapper-punter duo played darn near a perfect game against the Indianapolis Colts. Ferguson was on the money with each of his snaps, while Schmidt’s six punts in conditions best described as nightmarish were generally excellent as the Bills got a must-have win, 13-…

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Grading the Bills RUNNING GAME: A Shady loves the snow. LeSean McCoy plowed his way to 156 yards on 32 carries, including the game-winning, 21-yard run in overtime. On a day when the conditions were likely the worst they have ever been for a home game, he gave the Bills exactly what they needed. Backup Mike Tolbert returned from a three-game absence to rush six times…

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Observations from the Bills’ incredible, 13-7 overtime win against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday at New Era Field. 1. The spectacle of the weather is what everyone will remember from this game. Veteran writers, some of whom have been covering the Bills since their current stadium opened in 1973, said they have never seen a game with such poor visibility. Starting abo…

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Buffalo Bills rookie quarterback Nathan Peterman left Sunday's game against the Indianapolis Colts at New Era Field and was placed in the league-mandated concussion protocol, coach Sean McDermott said after the Bills' 13-7 overtime win. Peterman was hurt with 4:59 remaining in the third quarter when he was hit by Colts defenders Johnathan Hankins and Antonio Morrison at…

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Nathan Peterman will get his second career start at quarterback Sunday for the Buffalo Bills. The rookie will replace Tyrod Taylor against the Indianapolis Colts at New Era Field. Taylor is inactive because of a knee injury suffered in Week 14 against the Patriots. He practiced on a limited basis Thursday and Friday. With Taylor inactive, Joe Webb will serve as the No. …

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E.J. Gaines’ life had been turned upside down. Having been traded from the Los Angeles Rams to the Buffalo Bills in the middle of training camp, the cornerback had to make a cross-country move while at the same time trying to earn a job with a new team. One of the first people from the Bills to assist Gaines in that transition was Marlon Kerner, the team’s director o…

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If the Buffalo Bills have any hope of being a playoff team, they need a win Sunday. The 3-9 Indianapolis Colts have nothing to play for. While it may not feel like it after a stretch that has seen the Bills get blown out four times in five games, the team still has a fighting chance at the postseason, even if it will need some help. If the Bills get to 9-7, the New York…

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It's become a December tradition in Buffalo. Looking forward to the NFL Draft and who the next quarterback of the Bills might be. Even though this year's team is still alive in the playoff race at 6-6 entering Sunday's home game against the Indianapolis Colts, based on this week's mailbag, plenty of fans are focused on next spring and the NFL Draft. Let's get to it: …

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A quarterback leads the Buffalo Bills in snaps on special teams. That neatly summarizes the versatility that has been Joe Webb’s key to lasting eight years in the NFL. “He’s very unique that way,” coach Sean McDermott said of Webb, who might be just a snap away from entering the game at quarterback Sunday when the Bills host the Indianapolis Colts at New Era Field. …