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Earlier this week, Sean McDermott showed his players a chart of all of the NFL teams that, like his Buffalo Bills, had two losses. Before the Baltimore Ravens beat the Miami Dolphins on Thursday night, the AFC total was five. No one else in the conference has fewer losses. The NFC has four teams with two, while the Philadelphia Eagles sit atop the entire league with a 6…

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Once again, it's a "prove it" week for the Buffalo Bills. The Week Four win on the road in Atlanta was the first time this season we got a chance to see if this team is "for real." As impressive as that win was, however, much of the good from it was erased the following week when the Bills lost at Cincinnati. Similarly, coming out of their bye week and beating Tampa …

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You know a coach has the attention of his football team when the players start to parrot his pet phrases. Since Sean McDermott took over as the Bills' head man guy, we've heard a weekly chorus of guys talking about respecting the process and being one-eleventh of their unit. On Wednesday, I asked half a dozen members of the team about the run defense and every one of th…

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After playing a key role in the Bills' comeback victory on Sunday, wide receiver Deonte Thompson will be a guest on News Sports Reporter Tim Graham's radio show airing from 4 to 6 p.m. today on 1270 The Fan and here at BNblitz. It may be hard for Thompson to top his 107-yard effort against the Buccaneers, but being on the show has been a boon for Bills' player performan…

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Let’s get this out of the way right off the bat. This kind of comeback victory never happens to us. Of course, for sports fans in general, and Bills fans in particular, stuff that “never happens” quite often does. Fans have short, defective, handy memories. We take information from the press, sports radio, social media and right out of our posteriors. We are all p…

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Western New York has embraced Sean McDermott and the Bills coach has reciprocated the Buffalove in his first year on the job. “This guy gets it. Capital I-T,” News sports columnist Bucky Gleason said during his weekly radio show with colleague Jerry Sullivan on 1270 The Fan on Monday. “He, more than anybody that I can remember, at least in recent years, is the best fit f…

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Column as I see 'em, Week Seven: I'm not sure what's more commonplace among NFL media – assuming that the Patriots are heading into decline, or conceding that, once again, reports of New England's demise appear to have been premature. A few weeks ago, when the Pats fell to 2-2 after losing at home to the Panthers, people were handing the AFC title to the Chiefs and c…

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LeSean McCoy shook his head repeatedly, knowing all too well how close he came to completely blowing it. The savvy veteran couldn’t believe what he had done — or better yet, what he had failed to do — in the most critical of moments, with a Bills win hanging precariously in the balance. “I mean, that can’t happen,” the running back said, clearly frustrated with himse…

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Enjoy this free sample of the extensive Bills coverage available on BNblitz.com. To subscribe, visit BNblitz.com. It hasn't taken Sean McDermott long to understand how to play to his base. Asked if the Bills had "gotten away with one" Sunday, the first-year coach gushed about his team reflecting the character of the town. "It really personifies the city, doesn't it?"…

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By Mike Jones Tampa Bay Times They can’t tackle. They can’t cover. They can’t pressure the quarterback, let alone sack him. They can’t stop the run. They can’t stop the pass. They can’t protect leads. They can’t get off the field on third down. So what can the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense actually do? Well, they can blow football games. They sure as heck ble…

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Deonte Thompson was here a few years ago, you know, but even the most ardent Buffalo fan would have a difficult time remembering him. In 2014, he had zero catches for the Bills in their 17-9 victory over the Patriots in a meaningless season finale in Gillette Stadium. Kyle Orton took the first flight out of Buffalo after playing his last game, and coach Doug Marrone was…

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Enjoy this free sample of the extensive Bills coverage available on BNblitz.com. To subscribe, visit BNblitz.com. Sean McDermott talks endlessly about the process and laying a foundation. Down the line, maybe we'll look back Sunday's game as one when the Bills began to live up to their new coach's words and establish themselves as a legitimate NFL contender. The Bill…

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No matter their record through five games, or the efficiency of their defense, or the high hopes the Bills had for this season, the lingering truth about their offense remained the primary reason for people to doubt them. Almost out of nowhere, that offense came through in a 30-27 victory. Let's not overlook their defense, which appeared to come unraveled while allow…

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It took six weeks, but LeSean McCoy finally found his way into the end zone. It was a score he desperately needed, but also a much-needed touchdown for a Bills team engaged in a field-goal battle with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers throughout the opening quarter. But it was McCoy’s late-game miscue that almost helped seal the Bills' fate -- that is, until he scored for the se…

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Cancer was the furthest thing from Marc Lubick’s mind. As a 28-year-old former college football player, he was in ideal physical condition. So he ignored the pain. He convinced himself that maybe it was just an infection that would be cleared up with some antibiotics. But when that didn’t work, and the pain simply became too much, Lubick finally relented. “It took…