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The Bills won the turnover battle against the Bengals by a count of 3-1, but managed just 221 yards of total offense. Part of that low total was their inability to convert on third down. The Bills were 6-for-18 on third down Sunday and were 4-for-13 in a loss to the Carolina Panthers in Week 2. That is a combined 10-for-31 (32 percent) on third down in their two loss…

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CINCINNATI – Observations from what was a dismal – to put it kindly – performance from the Buffalo Bills' offense Sunday. 1. For as good as the Bills’ win in Atlanta was in Week Four, this is equally as bad. The reality is, a 3-2 record at the bye week would have been better if the wins came against the Jets, Broncos and Bengals, because that would have given them the f…

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Brandon Tate spent five seasons with the Bengals and was the franchise's career leader in combined kick and punt return yards when he was released at the end of training camp in 2016. Tate, now in his second season with the Bills, returned to Cincinnati on Sunday and caught a touchdown. It was his first reception of the season and his first TD reception since October 20…

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CINCINNATI – The Buffalo Bills are shaking up their offensive line. Guard John Miller, who has started the first four games of the year, in a healthy inactive against the Bengals. He will be replaced in the lineup by veteran Vlad Ducasse. Rookie Dion Dawkins will start at left tackle even though veteran Cordy Glenn is active. Also inactive for the Bills are offensive…

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The Buffalo Bills (3-1) meet the Cincinnati Bengals (1-3) . http://buffalonews.com/2017/10/08/pregame-primer-everything-need-know-bills-bengals-plus-five-things-watch-2/ Follow along for live updates from our team. https://twitter.com/TheBuffaloNews/lists/bn-blitz-staff Stay with BNblitz.com for complete coverage of the Buffalo Bills.

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CINCINNATI – It's the Battle of Queen Cities on Sunday. The Buffalo Bills made themselves home at Paul Brown Stadium last year, with a 16-12 win on Nov. 20, 2016. Cincinnati is off to a 1-3 start, but has looked better the last two games after making a change at offensive coordinator. Here are all the details you need for Sunday's game, plus five things we'll …

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As of Friday, here is Don Paul's look at the weather for Sunday's Bills-Bengals game in Cincinnati. Tailgate forecast: Humid, mostly cloudy, chance of occasional showers. Temperatures rise from upper 60s to mid 70s by midday. Game temperature: 78. Wind: Light SSE 5-10 mph, picking up to 7-14 mph by later in the game. Precipitation: "Close call" for persistence …

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ATLANTA – A half dozen members of the Buffalo Bills continued their silent protest during the national anthem Sunday before the game against the Falcons. Running back Mike Tolbert, cornerback Shareece Wright, wide receiver Kaelin Clay, running back Taiwan Jones and defensive tackles Cedric Thornton and Jerel Worthy knelt while the song was played. They were joined by te…

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ATLANTA – Submit this for understatement of the year: Stephen Hauschka is kicking with a lot of confidence right now. We’re talking like, Kanye West levels of confidence – even if the Buffalo Bills’ kicker would never admit to it. “I’m hitting the ball well, and just everything is coming together,” Hauschka said after hitting a pair of field goals in the fourth quart…

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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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Buffalo Bills Head coach Sean McDermott On describing the emotion in the locker room after the win: “I’m happy for the team. Those guys worked hard, the coaches worked hard, the players worked extremely hard. We have a group of hard workers. The coaches put together a good game plan across the board and they stayed with it. This is a tough place to play. They are th…

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If national football pundits mostly ignored the Bills after two quiet early season home wins against the Jets and the Broncos, they aren’t doing so anymore now that Buffalo took down NFC champion Atlanta on the road. Exhibits A and B: High praise for Buffalo from two Super Bowl-winning former coaches following Sunday’s 23-17 win over the previously undefeated Falcons. …

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Grading the Bills RUNNING GAME: C+ It’s not at the level we have come to expect after the last two seasons, but the Bills ran the ball better than they have the last two weeks. LeSean McCoy went for 76 yards on 20 carries, while Mike Tolbert added 31 yards on eight rushes. The long run between the two of them was just 8 yards, though. The 19-play drive that spanned t…

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The Buffalo News' Jay Skurski, Vic Carucci and Jerry Sullivan discuss the Buffalo Bills' 23-17 victory over the Atlanta Falcons. https://youtu.be/2quOWl71T0U http://buffalonews.com/2017/10/01/vic-caruccis-points-bills-23-falcons-17/

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Enjoy this free sample of the extensive Bills coverage available on BNblitz.com. To subscribe, visit BNblitz.com. ATLANTA – The "nobody believed in us" motivational tank was full of fuel for the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. Running back LeSean McCoy was sure to remind everyone of that, too. As the Bills' locker room opened to the media following their 23-17 upset victory…