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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.


Bills

1. Well, that was embarrassing. The Bills were outclassed in every possible fashion Sunday at New Era Field, losing 47-10 to the New Orleans Saints. Blame the offense if you want. Or blame the defense. You really can't go wrong. Heck, even punter Colton Schmidt had a bad game. Going against a legitimate opponent at home, the Bills didn't come close to being up for the chal…

Bills

The Buffalo Bills will be without starting cornerback E.J. Gaines for a third straight game Sunday. Gaines, who was listed as questionable, is among the Bills' inactives. That means Shareece Wright will start in his place against Drew Brees and Co. Also inactive for the Bills are: WR Zay Jones (ankle), LT Cordy Glenn (ankle/foot), RB Travaris Cadet, OT Conor McDermot…

Bills

Bill Munson has done the math, and the numbers are staggering. Over a career with the Buffalo Bills that spanned five decades, Munson has – by his calculations – seen 889 games in person, driven more than a million miles back and forth from his home in East Amherst to the team’s Orchard Park headquarters and worked with 1,122 players and 227 coaches. “I’m a…

Bills

The Buffalo Bills used up their mulligan in Week 9. A loss to the New York Jets increased the importance on every game over the second half of the schedule, starting with Sunday's visit to New Era Field by the New Orleans Saints. With a win, the Bills could improve to 6-3 for the first time since 1999 and reignite the optimism that was diminished with the ugly showing i…

Bills

It would have been easy for the Buffalo Bills to make an example out of Adolphus Washington. The second-year defensive tackle was arrested in his home state of Ohio back in July on a misdemeanor charge of improperly carrying a concealed firearm. With a new coaching staff that placed a big emphasis on character under Sean McDermott, the Bills could have simply cut Washi…

Bills

1. The Bills aren’t giving up hope on rookie receiver Zay Jones playing Sunday against the New Orleans Saints, but Thursday was not a step in the right direction. Jones missed his third practice of the week as he deals with an ankle injury suffered in Week 9 against the New York Jets. “He’s still day to day,” coach Sean McDermott said. “He’s made progress.…

Bills

The Buffalo Bills are in the thick of a playoff race. With a 5-3 record, the team holds the sixth and final spot in the AFC entering Week 10. Despite that, the 2018 NFL Draft remains of particular interest to fans, because the Bills currently hold five picks in the first three rounds. A look at the roster shows no shortage of directions the team could go with those sele…

Analysis

The Buffalo Bills have re-established New Era Field as a tough place to play for opponents. A perfect 4-0 record at home is a big reason the Bills are currently in a playoff position in the AFC. “It’s a special place to play,” coach Sean McDermott said. “It’s a place where our guys embrace playing at home. It’s a very comfortable situation for us that way…

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Richie Incognito had a rough go of it last Thursday. The Buffalo Bills' left guard wasn't alone, either. The Bills' offensive line is coming off its worst showing of the season in a Week 9 loss to the New York Jets. Quarterback Tyrod Taylor was under constant duress, and was sacked nine times. Running back LeSean McCoy had nowhere to go, producing just 25 yards on the …

Bills

The Pro Bowl is generally not the time for extensive film study. After a long season, the NFL's annual all-star game is usually a time for players to bond and relax. That, apparently, doesn't apply to New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees. "We're at the pool," Bills running back LeSean McCoy recalled Wednesday. "Having margaritas, having fun. He's over there stud…

Bills

Below are the Buffalo Bills' snap counts for the 2017 season, with some observations from the Week 9 loss to the New York Jets. • With wide receiver Zay Jones hobbled by a knee injury that limited him to 40 snaps, veteran Jordan Matthews was the workhorse at the position, taking 71 of 75 snaps. • LeSean McCoy played 55 snaps, but got just 12 touches as the Bills …

Bills

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 9: • Eagles S Corey Graham: The Buffalo native had four tackles, including one on special teams, and a pass defensed in Philadelphia's 51-23 win over Denver. He played 18 defensiv…

Bills

To say the Buffalo Bills lack offensive rhythm in the first quarter this season is putting it kindly. More accurately, they look like Elaine dancing on Seinfeld at the start of games.The Bills have managed just six total points in the first quarter through eight games — last in the NFL. Offensive coordinator Rick Dennison was asked Monday about what the problem ear…

Bills

The Carolina Panthers were running out the clock during a Week Eight victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers when Kelvin Benjamin looked up at the Jumbotron inside Raymond James Stadium. At that moment, a highlight from the Buffalo Bills' game against the Oakland Raiders aired. Receiver Brandon Tate was mobbed by his teammates after a 24-yard gain during Buffalo's blowout…

Bills

1. The Buffalo Bills will be without running back Taiwan Jones for the rest of the season. Coach Sean McDermott announced Friday that Jones suffered a broken arm late in Thursday’s 34-21 loss to the New York Jets while attempting to recover an onside kick. Teammate Shamarko Thomas dove into Jones' arm, causing the fracture. Jones' arm was placed in an air cast and he …