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Vic Carucci

Vic Carucci covers the Bills and NFL for The Buffalo News. He is a Pro Football Hall of Fame selector, has authored nine books about pro football and is a past president of the Professional Football Writers of America.


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Enjoy this free sample of the extensive Bills coverage available on BNblitz.com. To subscribe, visit BNblitz.com. EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The Buffalo Bills weren't the same team they had been through their 5-2 start Thursday night. The Bills who showed up at MetLife Stadium to face the New York Jets, who had been on a three-game losing streak, gave the ball away th…

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Enjoy this free sample of the extensive Bills coverage available on BNblitz.com. To subscribe, visit BNblitz.com. EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Here's a breakdown of the Buffalo Bills' 34-21 loss against the New York Jets Thursday night at MetLife Stadium: Crashing back to earth: The Bills were simply horrible. They were dominated on both sides of the line of scrimmage.…

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Micah Hyde Thursday became the first defensive back in Buffalo Bills history to be named AFC Defensive Player of the Month. The safety received the honor the strength of his four interceptions in October. He leads the NFL with five, with his first coming in the Bills' season-opening victory against the New York Jets, their opponent on Thursday night at MetLife Stadium. …

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Here are my five takes on the Buffalo Bills' game against the New York Jets Thursday night at MetLife Stadium: 1. Don't allow themselves to stub their collective toe in prime time. Do we need to mention what happened when these teams met on Thursday night last season? Just in case anyone forgot, the Bills found a way to allow journeyman Ryan Fitzpatrick, their former…

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The Bills had given the agent for wide receiver Anquan Boldin, who had announced he was retiring 13 days after joining the Bills last August, permission to find a team that would want to acquire him in a trade. However, no such deal was made. Beane told reporters on Friday that he had no plans to release Boldin if a trade did not materialize. During his news conferen…

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The Buffalo Bills made a blockbuster move minutes before the NFL trade deadline of 4 p.m. Tuesday by acquiring wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin from the Carolina Panthers for third- and seventh-round picks in 2018. The timing is reminiscent of the last major deal the Bills pulled off on Halloween: a three-way, 10-player transaction in 1987 that brought linebacker Cornelius…

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Safety Jordan Poyer, who sat out Sunday's victory against the Oakland Raiders with a knee injury, said Tuesday he expected to be in the lineup for the Buffalo Bills when they face the New York Jets Thursday night. Although the Bills listed him as a limited participant in Tuesday's practice, Poyer said he was able to "do everything" during the workout and that his knee "…

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Enjoy this free sample of the extensive Bills coverage available on BNblitz.com. To subscribe, visit BNblitz.com. Statements don't get a whole lot louder than the one the Buffalo Bills made Sunday. They didn't merely beat the Oakland Raiders. They pummeled them, 34-14. They extended their home record to 4-0, something they haven't done since 1995. Their defense ha…

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Here are how my five takes before the Buffalo Bills' 34-14 victory against the Oakland Raiders Sunday worked out: 1. Find a way to pressure Derek Carr. Not even close. The Bills not only didn't sack Carr, but they also only were credited with just one hit on him. It's amazing that the Bills were able to beat the Raiders by 20 points and not do all that much to dis…

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Enjoy this free sample of the extensive Bills coverage available on BNblitz.com. To subscribe, visit BNblitz.com. Here's a breakdown of the Buffalo Bills' 34-14 victory against the Oakland Raiders Sunday at New Era Field: This team's for real: The Bills won a game they had to win to make the strongest statement yet that they are a legitimate contender. The Raiders w…

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Marcell Dareus’ time with the Buffalo Bills — a six-year mix of dominant play, underachievement and bad behavior off the field — has come to an end. Days before Tuesday’s NFL trading deadline, the Bills sent Dareus to the Jacksonville Jaguars on Friday night in exchange for a 2018 conditional sixth-round draft pick. That can become a fifth-round pick if Dareus i…

(Through Thursday’s game. Last week’s ranking in parentheses) 1. Philadelphia Eagles. They should go to 7-1 after facing the Niners, but it might not be easy. (1) 2. New England Patriots. They'll have their hands full vs. Chargers, but should come out on top. (2) 3. Pittsburgh Steelers. Pass defense is going to get a tough test vs. Matthew Stafford. (3…

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The Buffalo Bills will be without at least one starter in their secondary for Sunday's game against the Oakland Raiders, and could be missing two. Cornerback E.J. Gaines has been declared out for the game with a hamstring injury he suffered in last Sunday's victory against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Safety Jordan Poyer is listed as questionable with a knee injury, alo…

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If Anquan Boldin wants to play somewhere else, that's fine with the Buffalo Bills teammates he had for barely two weeks last August. "He was only here for 13 days," linebacker Preston Brown said with a smile Friday. "It wasn't like he was here for 13 years. I mean, it is what it is." Thursday, it was revealed that Boldin – who had signed a one-year contract with th…

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Logan Thomas was happy to be back to some semblance of normalcy. Studying videotape. Sitting in meetings. Running patterns. Catching passes. In short, doing all of the things that Thomas and the rest of his Buffalo Bills teammates have to do to prepare for Sunday's game against the Oakland Raiders at New Era Field. "I'm doing good," the Bills' tight end told reporter…