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Enjoy this free sample of the extensive Bills coverage available on BNblitz.com. To subscribe, visit BNblitz.com. No one tried applying any delicately worded or cliché-filled ointment to this one. The wound was as wide open and raw and ghastly as the scoreboard and the stat sheet said it was. Members of the Buffalo Bills' defense knew there wasn't anything they could…

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Here are how my five takes before the Buffalo Bills' 47-10 loss against the New Orleans Saints Sunday worked out: 1. Let go of the nightmare against the Jets. Not even close. If anything, the Bills gripped it even tighter. They looked as if they were still at MetLife Stadium, site of that 34-21 disaster on Thursday Night Football, still being dominated on both sides …

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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' 47-10 loss against the New Orleans Saints Sunday at New Era Field: Another week, another stinker: At 5-4, the Bills might still have the record of a team in playoff contention, but they've hardly looked that way th…

(Through Thursday’s game. Last week’s ranking in parentheses) 1. Philadelphia Eagles. No one seems to be in the same league as these guys. (1) 2. New England Patriots. They always have a tough time in Denver. (2) 3. Pittsburgh Steelers. Trip to Indianapolis has the makings of a classic trap game. (3) 4. L.A. Rams. Scored second-most points (263) for coach in hi…

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Here are my five takes on the Buffalo Bills' game against the New Orleans Saints Sunday at New Era Field: 1. Let go of the nightmare against the Jets. Their instincts likely will tell them otherwise. You don't easily shake off as poor a performance as the team has had in a long time, especially when every player and coach contributed to the prime-time embarrassment. …

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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. It’s a nic…

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A staple in Rick Dennison's offense is the deep cross or "over" route after a play-action fake. We've seen Tyrod Taylor and multiple wide receivers connect on this play thus far in the 2017 season, and it's a relatively simple but effective route against a variety of coverages. First, let's look at the play from an offensive perspective. These are essentially the rou…

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It drew skepticism as something that couldn't possibly last, something that would eventually run its course as all things seemingly dependent on luck tend to do. Sure enough, those cynics crowed, all of that good fortune the Buffalo Bills enjoyed did run out at MetLife Stadium last Thursday when they stopped taking the ball away and, instead, lost it three times in thei…

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To snap their 17-year playoff drought, the Buffalo Bills need to win at least five of their remaining eight games. That would get them to the 10-6 record that would likely be the minimum required for a postseason berth. Here are five reasons why it will happen: 1. The schedule. It isn't easy, but it's very manageable. Let's start with how their four remaining home …

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(Through Thursday’s game. Last week’s ranking in parentheses.) 1. Philadelphia Eagles. They've scored 20 or more points in 12 straight games. (1) 2. New England Patriots. Getting some time to rest, heal before resuming quest for Super Bowl defense. (2) 3. Pittsburgh Steelers. Getting some time to rest, heal before challenging for run to AFC title. (3) 4…

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Here are how my five takes before the Buffalo Bills' 34-21 loss against the New York Jets turned out: 1. Don't allow themselves to stub their collective toe in prime-time. Not even close. The Bills looked very Bills-like in this game. They looked like the team that, after winning two in a row, traveled to Cincinnati and lost. Once again, the B…

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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 thre…

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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. Th…

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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…