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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…

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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…

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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:

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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…

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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. – 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 …

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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.

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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 ge…

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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 …

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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 s…

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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…