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At least the Chiefs lost. If you’re looking for a positive to come out of Sunday for the Buffalo Bills, that’s about the only thing I can find to offer you. The 23-3 loss to the New England Patriots at New Era Field felt like Exhibit No. 1,000 in the never-ending dominance between the two teams. It feels like Buffalo is as far away as ever from offering any type of …

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By Tara Sullivan, Boston Globe Staff ORCHARD PARK – The stretch began with a field goal before halftime, extended through a touchdown drive to open the third quarter, and barreled roughshod across a defensive sequence that left the Bills clinging to the last shred of hope they could somehow keep hanging with the division bullies from New England. There they were, bur…

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Audie Murphy was as triggered in Ramatuelle as Buffalo sports fans are these days. Sorry if you need to research that reference. I've spent the past four weeks looking up when stats were this bad for the Buffalo Bills. You can take a few seconds out of your postgame hangover to humor me. What doesn't take a Google search to understand is that Buffalo's offense has be…

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Grading the Bills RUNNING GAME: B+ This isn’t why the Buffalo Bills lost. LeSean McCoy has been good against New England during his time with the Bills, and continued that Sunday with 15 carries for 93 yards. Before leaving because of injury, Tyrod Taylor picked up 32 yards on three carries. Joe Webb ran out of the Wildcat for 27 yards on just three carries. Buffal…

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Enjoy this free sample of the extensive Bills coverage available on BNblitz.com. To subscribe, visit BNblitz.com. It's around this time every year, after the Christmas season comes barging in, that I begin looking forward to my annual viewing of "It's A Wonderful Life" with my family. The exact number escapes me. Let's just say I've been watching George Bailey kiss M…

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Eric Lee said all the right things while sitting down at his locker stall after the game, adhering to one of the tenets set forth by the Patriots under Bill Belichick: Never publicly disrespect an opponent. Breaking one of the cardinal rules is grounds for dismissal and, therefore, becoming an ex-Patriot. You should know that Lee actually was an expatriate of the Bills,…

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The Hot Read was created to offer immediate reactions to events taking place in sports, but Sunday's game between the Bills and Patriots didn't exactly qualify as breaking news. I could have started writing the "Hot Read" last week and inserted names, stats and score Sunday. So how about the cold truth instead? Buffalo remains a long, long way from staying with New E…

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Enjoy this free sample of the extensive Bills coverage available on BNblitz.com. To subscribe, visit BNblitz.com. Sean McDermott jumped the gun when he made Nathan Peterman his starting quarterback before the Chargers game. But anyone who watched Tyrod Taylor against the Pats on Sunday could understand why McDermott felt he needed something better at the position. …

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The question was simple and direct. Is Tom Brady a great athlete? Lorenzo Alexander laughed out loud and eyed me suspiciously, as if I were some New England infiltrator looking to get motivational fodder for the enemy. "Why do you want to ask me that before we play him?" the Bills veteran linebacker said Friday afternoon. But you know 'Zo, he's a straight-up guy who doe…

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Sometimes, a small gesture can have a big impact. That’s true of the NFL’s “My Cause, My Cleats” campaign, which is now in its second year. By relaxing its draconian dress-code rules for a week, the league has not only allowed players to express themselves, but also has given them an opportunity to raise awareness for the causes that are closest to their hearts.…

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It might not come across all the time, but I'm grateful to anyone who bothers to sit down and write to the Mailbag. Even the guy who calls me a clown and tells me to retire on a weekly basis has a place in my heart. I'd like to give everyone who contributes a participation trophy, like they do in little kids' sports. So I've decided to award Questions of the Year. I'…

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Especially this week, there is no escaping quarterback talk in Buffalo. With the greatest player in history coming to town with the other team, the quest for the Bills' next franchise quarterback seems as uncertain as ever. That's why, even with the playoffs firmly in reach, much of this week's mailbag deals with what might happen at the position, both in the final five…

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Scott Ferrall and I go back to our time in 1990s Las Vegas. I know him well enough to pull the string and get out of the way. The CBS Sports Radio overnight host, whom I once described in a Las Vegas Sun article as sounding like "an auctioneer on crack," dialed up "The Tim Graham Show" to talk about the Buffalo Bills (specifically the quarterback situation) and the Buffa…

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A few weeks ago on "The Tim Graham Show," I floated a claim The Beatles were overrated. Now hear me out. I love The Beatles and consider them among the greatest two or three bands of all time. But too many times people automatically declare John, Paul, George and Ringo the best simply because they think that's what you're supposed to say. It's become a rote exercise. …