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NEW YORK — For now, it looks as if the NFL's approach to players choosing to kneel during the national anthem is to leave well enough alone. Don't shake things up by instituting a new policy that requires players to stand. Don't be confrontational with what seems to be less of an emotional powder keg than it was earlier this season. Listen to the issues. Make an ef…

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The Buffalo Bills signed veteran wideout Deonte Thompson on Tuesday, a move to add depth to the team's receiver contingent ahead of the Week Seven game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. While he does come from relative obscurity as a player with 50 catches, 602 yards and three touchdowns in 42 career NFL games, there are some intriguing facts about Thompson. http://b…

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The Buffalo Bills are nearly polar opposites when it comes to offense and defense. The team’s average of 17.8 points per game ranks 27th in the NFL, while the defense is No. 1 in points against, at just 14.8 per game. Despite that discrepancy, coach Sean McDermott said he doesn’t worry about any chemistry issues that could creep up from defensive players growing im…

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Here are my five takes on the Buffalo Bills' game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday at New Era Field: 1. Avoid a playing-down-to-your-opponent repeat. The Bills were better than the Cincinnati Bengals, yet found a way to lose to them on Oct. 8. They're better than the Buccaneers, too, and they simply can't allow themselves to squander an opportunity to beat an …

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(Through Thursday’s game. Last week’s ranking in parentheses)   Kansas City. No one’s doubting the Chiefs are the best, but beating the Steelers would be more validation. (1)   New England. They’re actually playing the Jets for first place? (2)   Philadelphia. After four straight wins, the Eagles are flying high with Carson We…

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You have Buffalo Bills questions that you've submitted to me via Twitter @viccarucci. I have answers: What’s the likelihood of Dareus remaining on the #Bills roster after this season and what would be the $$$ ramifications if cut in offseason — e breazy™ (@IKeepsItBriel) October 13, 2017 Vic Carucci: I think it's highly unlikely Marcell Dareus will still…

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After leading the league in many rushing categories in 2015 and 2016, the Bills are currently averaging 3.4 yards per carry, the fourth-lowest figure in the NFL. So what's going on? Is it the move to the zone-blocking scheme? The offensive line? LeSean McCoy and Mike Tolbert? To answer these questions, I rewatched and tracked every rush by a running back through five…

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Enjoy this free sample of the extensive Bills coverage available on BNblitz.com. To subscribe, visit BNblitz.com. Here are my five takes on the Buffalo Bills at the bye: 1. Running on empty. Discussion about the struggles of the passing game are warranted, but they obscure the real problem with the Bills' offense. And that is the disaster that has been their rushin…

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News Sports Reporter Vic Carucci joined Jonah Javad for his weekly Bills breakdown on WGRZ Tuesday. They discussed the Bills' loss to the Bengals, the injury to tight end Charles Clay, the team's inability to have a running game and more. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YP2n_uTw4P8 Stay with BNblitz.com for complete coverage of the Buffalo Bills.

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The Bills had three fourth-quarter drives Sunday on which they could've taken the lead. The results were not inspiring. The Bills punted before reaching midfield on their first possession. The offense was gifted a drive start on the Bengals' 12-yard on the second possession but only gained 2 yards and had to settle for a short field goal. Tyrod Taylor airmailed Zay Jone…

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Admit it. You were being sucked in. A lot of us were. The Buffalo Bills had been making a convincing argument that it was possible to have the best of both worlds. The victory at Atlanta was held up as proof that an NFL team could, in fact, build for the future while still remaining highly competitive in the present. At 3-1, the Bills were seen as being only one drop…

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1. Tight end Charles Clay had a knee scope performed Monday morning and will miss "multiple weeks," according to Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott. Clay was hurt in the first quarter of Sunday's 20-16 loss to Cincinnati when he was hit by Bengals safety Shawn Williams at the end of a 24-yard gain. Pro Football Talk reported Monday that Clay suffered a torn meniscus and…

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The Buffalo Bills missed a golden opportunity Sunday. Make that several of them. The defense and special teams tried and tried again to keep the Bills in the game against the Cincinnati Bengals, but an inept offense couldn’t cash in. The result was a disappointing 20-16 loss that dropped the Bills to 3-2. That’s still good for a share of the AFC East lead, but 4-…

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The Bills are 3-2 as they head to the bye week. Here are the five biggest questions facing the team: 1) Are they all “addicted to the process”? We know Sean McDermott is. We’re going to find out if the players are, too. It’s a lot easier to make sacrifices when you’re winning. Most players can live with smaller numbers on the stat sheet as long as the final sc…

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Enjoy this free sample of the extensive Bills coverage available on BNblitz.com. To subscribe, visit BNblitz.com. CINCINNATI – Jordan Poyer couldn't hide his conflicting emotions. This should have been a good day for the Buffalo Bills' defense, one to celebrate. When you get three takeaways, you win. Period. You're not supposed to be answering questions about how…