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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…

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CINCINNATI – Here are how my five takes before the Buffalo Bills' 20-16 loss against the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday worked out: 1. Avoid a letdown. Nope. The Bills no doubt were flying as high as their fans after last week's victory at Atlanta. They were hearing all sorts of national and local media types (like this type) praising them for a 3-1 start and having the lo…

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The Buffalo Bills were one of only three NFL teams that had not allowed a pass play of 40 or more yards through the first four weeks of the season. Pro Bowl receiver A.J. Green beat them for two 40-plus pass plays, which was the difference in the Bills' 20-16 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday. The second big-gainer helped put the Bengals up for good. It was a 49…

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Stay the course. Stick with the plan. Keep your eye on the target. Those were the thoughts that immediately ran through my mind after reading the following question posed via Twitter Thursday: https://twitter.com/mclennon99/status/916044904211632135 I can't say with any certainty what the Bills' draft plan will be. I don't think they even have a firm handle on it …

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Quarterback Team Pos Player Pass Pass Yds Pass TDs INTs Rushes Rush Yds Rush TDs Standard PPR BUF QB Tyrod Taylor 29.1 183.6 1.0 0.4 5.9 31.1 0.2 15.2 15.2 CIN QB Andy Dalton 30.7 217.0 1.3 0.8 2.8 10.8 0.1 14.5 14.5   This is one of the ugliest games of the week from a fantasy perspective, feat…

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In football, there are two philosophies on defense. You know about the difference between a 3-4 alignment and 4-3 alignment, but let's discuss the differences between a one-gap system and two-gap system. There are six gaps along the offensive line (the four spaces between the five offensive linemen and the two at the end of the line) that need to be filled by the defens…

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A look at the records might suggest it’s a mistake that the 3-1 Buffalo Bills are underdogs to the 1-3 Cincinnati Bengals. An 0-2 start had the Bengals looking like one of the worst teams in the NFL. Coach Marvin Lewis, however, borrowed a page from Rex Ryan, who last year fired offensive coordinator Greg Roman and replaced him with Anthony Lynn after the Bills got of…

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Here are my five takes on Sunday's game between the Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium: 1. Avoid a letdown. It sounds obvious, yes, but it really isn't. Although odds-makers have made the Bengals a three-point favorite, there are plenty of reasons the Bills could be inclined to drop their guard. First, there's the Bengals' 1-3 record. Second, …

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News Sports Reporter Vic Carucci joined Jonah Javad for his weekly Bills breakdown on WGRZ Monday. They discussed the Bills' big victory against the Falcons, LeSean McCoy's touchdown drought and looking forward to Sunday's game against the Bengals.

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Enjoy this free sample of the extensive Bills coverage available on BNblitz.com. To subscribe, visit BNblitz.com. ATLANTA – Leslie Frazier's final halftime instructions were still echoing in the heads of all of the Buffalo Bills' defensive players after they took the field for the second half of Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons. "We need some turnovers,"…

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Here are the results of the key matchups in the Bills' victory against the Falcons: Bills LBs vs. Atlanta RBs The collective speed of the Bills' linebacking corps was an area of concern entering the season. Did the Bills have fast enough linebackers to play Sean McDermott's defense? The Bills' linebackers survived one of the toughest tests they will face all season a…

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Conventional defensive wisdom says attack young NFL quarterbacks with blitzes but be judicious about going after star, veteran quarterbacks. Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier was selective but had great timing in blitzing Atlanta's Matt Ryan Sunday. Ryan's quarterback rating against the blitz last season was second in the NFL only to New England's Tom Brady,…

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ATLANTA — Here are how my five takes before the Buffalo Bills' 23-17 victory against the Atlanta Falcons worked out: 1. Don't get into a track meet you aren't likely to win. Check. The Bills' defense pretty much took care of that by keeping the Falcons' offense from ever getting a track meet started. It also helped that the Falcons' top two receivers, Julio Jones and …