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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 gene…

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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…

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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 hi…

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(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 shoul…

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If you felt you had a little extra time to celebrate the Buffalo Bills' season-opening victory against the New York Jets last Sunday, you weren't imagining things. The Bills and Jets played one of the fastest games of Week One. With a duration of 2 hours and 54 minutes from opening kickoff until the final second expired, it shared second place -- with the Den…

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So what if they win? What if the Buffalo Bills actually beat the Carolina Panthers Sunday? Everything changes, right? The building-for-the-future talk suddenly gives way to a discussion of the here and now, doesn't it? No longer would the Bills have the look of a team that supposedly gave up on this season. Maybe not to the degree of the New York Jets, who…

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Shout out to Jim Eimer. As part of this week's Bills Mailbag, I took to Twitter looking for questions. Jim came through with one that got me thinking when he asked "what three players on the Bills are most indispensable -- meaning if they were to get hurt, it would effect win/loss total the most?" Two of my answers were easy, while I labored over the third. Here's my…

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The Buffalo Bills will face a step up in competition in Week Two. After a season-opening win over the woeful Jets, the Bills make their first road trip of the season to a place coach Sean McDermott and General Manager Brandon Beane used to call home. The Carolina Panthers will host their season opener after an easy 23-3 win over the 49ers in Week One. A Super Bowl team …

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LUKE KUECHLY'S INTERCEPTION FOR TD 2015 All Bills fans want to see Tyrod Taylor more effectively work the middle of the field, and he did it some against the New York Jets. He better be careful throwing between the numbers against Carolina middle linebacker Luke Kuechly. This is one of Kuechly's more famous plays, an interception he returned for a TD on national T…

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Here are my five takes on Sunday's game between the Buffalo Bills and Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium: 1. Cam Newton is going to play much better than he did in the Panthers' season-opening win against San Francisco. Predictably, Newton gave an up-and-down performance in the Panthers' 23-3 victory. His recovery from shoulder surgery limited him to o…

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The Buffalo Bills are alone in first place in the AFC East after the first week of the NFL season. Read that sentence again and let it sink in, because it's been a while since the was the case. The last time that happened was more than 1,000 days ago, all the way back to Week Two of 2014 – so it's worth celebrating for the team's fans. That the win Sunday came against a…

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Grading the Bills RUNNING GAME: A It’s Week One, and I’m running out of ways to describe just how good LeSean McCoy is. The Bills’ best offensive player picked right up where he left off in 2016, gaining 110 yards on 22 carries. He’s great is the easiest way to say it. Mike Tolbert was the clear No. 2 running back, getting 10 carries behind McCoy and plunging in for …

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Terry Pegula was ready to do the honors. Beaming with pride, the Buffalo Bills' owner couldn't wait to present a game ball to Sean McDermott for winning his NFL head-coaching debut. As McDermott wrapped up his locker-room speech after the Bills' 21-12 season-opening win against the New York Jets Sunday at New Era Field, Pegula was about to step forward for the big momen…

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Here are how my five takes before the Buffalo Bills' 21-12 victory against the New York Jets worked out: 1. This has the potential to be among the worst games of the Week One NFL schedule. Let's go half-check here. I'm not sure I'll call it the worst, but it hardly qualified as a work of football art. The Jets played like the tankers they are. They looked every bit like…