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In Week Two of the 2013 season, Ron Rivera's Panthers kicked a field goal on fourth and 1 to take a six-point lead with less than two minutes to go before EJ Manuel led a dramatic comeback for the first win of his career. A fourth-down conversion would've put the game away. The Panthers nearly repeated that scenario in Week Two of 2017, kicking a field goal from the Bil…

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The Bills' offense is overmatched against an elite NFL defense. Buffalo simply did not have enough top-end receiving weapons to do damage against the dominant Carolina Panthers' defenders in Sunday's 9-3 loss. There's no shame in the fact LeSean McCoy was shut down. Carolina's great front seven is going to shut down a lot of running backs this season. Without Sammy W…

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The trade of Sammy Watkins really sunk in Sunday, didn’t it? That the Buffalo Bills’ receivers made only four catches in a Week One win over the New York Jets was covered up by the explosiveness of LeSean McCoy – and the ineptitude of their opponent. But with McCoy facing a better defense, and perhaps not himself because of groin soreness he…

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Here were Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor’s first-half passing numbers against the Carolina Panthers Sunday in Charlotte: https://twitter.com/ZachMaskavich/status/909482906938114048 Five for seven, for 15 yards and no touchdowns. Not exactly numbers in the same league as Bills archnemesis Tom Brady. Case in point: Brady had 300 yards and three touchdowns Sun…

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Enjoy this free sample of the extensive Bills coverage available on BNblitz.com. To subscribe, beginning with a free 2-week trial, visit BNBlitz.com. CHARLOTTE – The Buffalo Bills are making a change at returner. Veteran wide receiver Brandon Tate was declared inactive Sunday prior to kickoff against Carolina, meaning the team will use ex-Panthers receiver Kael…

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The Buffalo Bills (1-0) play their first road game of the season as they kick off against the Carolina Panthers (1-0) at 1 p.m. Follow along for live updates from our team. https://twitter.com/TheBuffaloNews/lists/bn-blitz-staff Stay with BNblitz.com for everything you could want to know about the Buffalo Bills.

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CHARLOTTE – The Buffalo Bills enter Week Two of the NFL season in good health. The team has declared just one player – defensive tackle Jerel Worthy – out for Sunday's game against the Panthers. Worthy suffered a concussion in the final preseason game and has not been able to return to practice since then. Here is a projection on the other six players the Bills…

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CHARLOTTE – Bills fans are ready. The downtown area here Saturday night was packed with fans in red, white and blue, with the familiar "Hey-Hey-A-Hey" filling the air. Buffalo fans – both those from home and those who have moved south – are sure to be heard loud and clear inside Bank of America Stadium on Sunday. "You learn a little bit more every week," Bills …

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Allow me to address the fine people who are interested only in the facts, especially when they conveniently feed their limitless appetite for optimism about their favorite football team. The Bills are alone atop the AFC East for the first time since they opened the 2014 season with two straight victories. Folks, that's a fact. It was true Sunday when the Bills beat t…

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Grading the Bills RUNNING GAME: A It’s Week One, and I’m running out of ways to describe just how good LeSean McCoy is. The Bills’ best offensive player picked right up where he left off in 2016, gaining 110 yards on 22 carries. He’s great is the easiest way to say it. Mike Tolbert was the clear No. 2 running back, getting 10 carries behind McCoy and plunging…

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Sean McDermott had just won his opening game as an NFL head coach. The Bills had defeated the hapless Jets on Sunday, 21-12. The process was off to a rousing beginning, and he made sure to spread the credit around. "Praise God," McDermott said in his post-game presser. "That was a great team victory. Thank Terry and Kim (Pegula) for giving us the resources that they giv…

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Micah Hyde had but one piece of advice for Jordan Poyer on Sunday: Hit the weights. The Buffalo Bills’ safety jokingly gave his partner in the secondary a hard time after almost having an interception wrestled away from him during a 21-12 season-opening victory over the New York Jets at New Era Field. “He has to get in the weight room because the guy took it from…

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Jordan Matthews found himself getting anxious. The Buffalo Bills' No. 1 receiver sat out the entire preseason with a chip fracture in his sternum. Then the first half of Sunday's season opener against the New York Jets came and went at New Era Field with Matthews making just one catch for 14 yards. "It definitely took me a while just to be able to get back into it," …

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After one week, and one win, the Buffalo Bills are in first place in the AFC East. Here's what our team thinks of the Bills' 21-12 victory over the New York Jets: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAK-pFKcNLQ For more on the Bills, stay with [BN] Blitz Exclusive Buffalo Bills coverage for the obsessive fan.