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Here are how my five takes before the Buffalo Bills' 26-16 victory against Denver Broncos worked out: 1. The Bills need to stick with their run-first offensive personality, because it's nearly impossible to successfully reinvent yourself in the NFL once the season starts. However, offensive coordinator Rick Dennison had better be ready to make some tweaks. Check. Onc…

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' 26-16 victory against the Denver Broncos Sunday at New Era Field: Credibility building: By beating the Broncos, who were 2-0 and coming off of a blowout victory against the Dallas Cowboys, the Bills gained some cr…

(Through Thursday’s game. Last week’s ranking in parentheses)   Pittsburgh. Should keep it rolling vs. the Bears. (1)   Atlanta. Great test vs. Lions team that looks legit. (3)   Kansas City. Beating the Patriots clearly was no fluke. (4)   New England. Yeah, the Pats are done. Sure they are. (6)   Oaklan…

You had to know it was coming. Sooner or later, Sammy Watkins would have his breakout game in a Los Angeles Rams uniform. Robert Woods would also eventually make some big things happen for the Rams. Ditto for Marquise Goodwin of the San Francisco 49ers. Thursday night, all three former Buffalo Bills receivers -- along with ex-Bills defensive back Nickell Robey-Col…

The Buffalo News' Vic Carucci, Kimberley A. Martin and Jerry Sullivan discuss the Buffalo Bills' Sunday game against the Denver Broncos. Full coverage at BNblitz.com. https://youtu.be/ZX51hMaPhDA http://buffalonews.com/2017/09/20/bills-run-struggles-impacted-new-blocking-scheme/

The Denver Broncos are a good example of why preseason record predictions should always be taken with a grain of salt. Expectations heading into 2017 for the Broncos weren’t overly optimistic. On cbssports.com, for example, six experts picked their record before the year. Four of them had Denver finishing 8-8, one had them going 7-9 and one picked 10-6. After a 2-0 s…

Here are my five takes on Sunday's game between the Buffalo Bills and Denver Broncos at New Era Field: 1. The Bills need to stick with their run-first offensive personality, because it's nearly impossible to successfully reinvent yourself in the NFL once the season starts. However, offensive coordinator Rick Dennison had better be ready to make some tweaks. As the Bills…

The News' Vic Carucci joined Jonah Javad for his weekly sports show on WGRZ-TV. Carucci discusses the Bills' loss to the Carolina Panthers, how to improve the team's offense and looks ahead to Sunday's game against the Denver Broncos. Watch the video below:

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Brandon Beane's parents knew it was pointless to say goodbye before the Buffalo Bills' charter buses pulled away from Bank of America Stadium. Bob and Cindy Beane rose glumly from their seats, the season tickets they've had for 18 years in Section 340, while a song they've always relished hearing, "Sweet Caroline," played Panthers fans out the ais…

Enjoy this free sample of the extensive Bills coverage available on BNblitz.com. To subscribe, visit BNblitz.com. CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Never mind the play that was called, the pattern that was run, the throw that was made or any other excruciating detail about the Buffalo Bills' failed last-gasp effort to steal a win Sunday. You want to know what happened? All you …

The Buffalo News' Vic Carucci, Jerry Sullivan and Jay Skurski recap the Buffalo Bills' 9-3 loss to the Carolina Panthers. https://youtu.be/OJSKJWba6bk Full coverage of the game at BNblitz.com.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Here are how my five takes before the Buffalo Bills' 9-3 loss against the Carolina Panthers worked out: 1. Cam Newton is going to play much better than he did in the Panthers' season-opening win against San Francisco. Wow! This wasn't even close. Give the Bills' defense plenty of credit for that. They sacked Newton six times for minus-50 yards and ge…

Enjoy this free sample of the extensive Bills coverage available on BNblitz.com. To subscribe, visit BNblitz.com. CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Here's a breakdown of the Buffalo Bills' 9-3 loss against the Carolina Panthers Sunday at Bank of America Stadium: Defensive dominance: This knife cut both ways, but do you think Sean McDermott, the Panthers' defensive coordinator the p…

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – In the Carolina Panthers' locker room this week, players floated all the diplomatic balloons about seeing Sean McDermott again. For sure, the Panthers miss their old defensive coordinator, but they're thrilled with successor Steve Wilks and the rest of the staff. Why, of course, they're looking forward to saying hello to McDermott on Sunday, when …

(Through Thursday’s game. Last week’s ranking in parentheses) Pittsburgh. It was tougher than it should have been vs. Browns. (1) Green Bay. Packers can make a massive statement vs. Falcons. (2) Atlanta. Falcons can make a massive statement vs. Packers. (3) Kansas City. Andy Reid has had extra time to prepare. Watch out, Eagles. (4) Seattle. Seahawks s…