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OK, maybe that "things can only go up" line was a little premature. But after Buffalo Bills rookie quarterback Nathan Peterman threw three interceptions in the first quarter, maybe only throwing two in the second quarter was progress. And at least no one got seriously injured this time. Peterman threw his fourth and fifth interceptions of the game in the second quarter,…

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The good news for rookie quarterback Nathan Peterman is that things can only go up from his first quarter as a starter. The Buffalo Bills won the coin toss and chose to receive to get Peterman's offense on the field against the Los Angeles Chargers. The rookie completed his first two passes, but Kelvin Benjamin, the Bills' top wide receiver, suffered a right knee injury…

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Buffalo Bills receiver Kelvin Benjamin suffered a right knee injury on the Bills' first drive Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers and was ruled out for the game. Benjamin, acquired on the Oct. 31 trade deadline, was playing in his second game with the team. He grabbed for the back of his right knee after appearing to hyperextend it while being hit on a clean tackle.…

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The Bills, as you know, made a quarterback change this week, despite owning a winning record. But instead of replacing Tyrod Taylor, some are wondering why the Bills didn't replace offensive coordinator Rick Dennison. That question came up in Jay Skurski's weekly Bills mailbag. "Dennison’s future is absolutely fair to question," Skurski wrote. Click the link to see hi…

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Bills coach Sean McDermott said Sunday and Monday that Tyrod Taylor would remain his starting quarterback after a bad game against the Saints that dropped the Bills to 5-4. By Wednesday, McDermott changed his mind. Rookie Nathan Peterman will start this week against the Chargers, and Taylor will watch from the sideline. "It is always and will forever, for the time that …

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Rookie quarterback Nathan Peterman will start for the Buffalo Bills this week. That means it's time for another update on the increasingly long and sad list of every Bills starting quarterback over their playoff drought, which currently stands at 17 seasons. Rob Johnson Doug Flutie Alex Van Pelt Drew Bledsoe J.P. Losman Kelly Holcomb Trent Edwards …

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The Bills' offense this season has not seemed to play to the strengths of quarterback Tyrod Taylor, who is a dynamic playmaker but not an elite pocket passer. Opponents continue to boast that they made Taylor "be a quarterback," and that means that if the Bills aren't willing to let Tyrod be Tyrod, they're essentially playing into their opponents' hands, Vic Carucci wro…

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The Bills suffered their second consecutive bad loss last Sunday to fall to 5-4, but would still own a wild card spot if the season ended today. What are the Bills' playoff chances looking like? Simulations from The New York Times, FiveThirtyEight and the betting site betlabsports.com now say the Bills have below a 50 percent chance to end the drought, although their…

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The Bills nominated linebacker Lorenzo Alexander for the NFL's Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award, which recognizes players who "exemplify outstanding sportsmanship on the field ... including fair play, respect for the game and opponents, and integrity in competition." Each team nominated one player for the award. Four former players from the NFL Legends Community – Curt…

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Tyrod Taylor threw a rare interception in the Bills' 47-10 loss to the Saints, but he still owns an NFL record for interception percentage. It was noted last week that Taylor has had the lowest percentage of his passes intercepted of any quarterback in NFL history with at least 1,000 attempts, although to qualify for an "official" career passing record, a player needs 1…

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There's a key point in coping with a breakup where you ask yourself if you're sad because you actually miss the person or if you're just beating yourself up lamenting the loss of your idealized version of the person rather than who they really are. And in the case of Marcell Dareus, Jerry Sullivan says Bills fans need to let go of the idea that they lost an amazing run-sto…

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After two pitiful performances and with a cross-country flight ahead, the Bills opened as four-point underdogs for their Week 11 matchup with Anthony Lynn's Los Angeles Chargers. The Bills (5-4) are well ahead of the Chargers (3-6) in the standings – the Bills would still own a wild-card spot if the season ended today – but the Chargers have a better point different…

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Remember how bad the Bills' run defense was in some of the games that got Rex Ryan fired last season? The Bills gave up more rushing yards Sunday than in any of those games. The Bills allowed the Saints to gain 298 rushing yards, which was the eighth-most for an opponent in franchise history. The Saints ran for an even 300 yards before backup quarterback Chase Daniel…

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The Bills got blown out of their own stadium Sunday in a 47-10 loss to the Saints that dropped them to 5-4. Where does that put them in the playoff hunt? If the season ended today, the Bills would actually still hold the final wild-card spot in the AFC despite their two-game losing streak. Jacksonville (6-3) would own the other wild card. The Dolphins currently stand…

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Here are five things to know about the Los Angeles Chargers (3-6, last in AFC West) ahead of their Week 11 meeting with the Bills: 1. Last game: As demoralizing as the Bills’ 47-10 loss to the Saints was, at least it wasn’t as heartbreaking as the way the Chargers lost Sunday. They were beating Doug Marrone’s 5-3 Jaguars with two minutes to go, 17-14, when Jags QB…