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The Bills usage of their running backs in the passing game and the Chiefs defense against pass-catching running back — something has got to give on Sunday. Heading into Week 12, the Chiefs are tied with the Seahawks for the lowest amount of catches (38) to running backs. They've also given up the fewest receiving yards to running backs (235) and have yet to surrendere…

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As a replacement for Nathan Peterman in Week 11's loss to the Chargers, Tyrod Taylor had a respectable outing. On throws to his left beyond 10 yards, Taylor completed two of three passes for 45 yards with one touchdown. Beyond 20 yards down the middle of the field and to the right, he failed to complete a pass on five attempts. Taylor finished his one half of play wi…

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The Los Angeles Chargers' dominant Thanksgiving Day victory against the Dallas Cowboys four days after a blowout win against the Bills made us wonder what happened to the Bills' opponents this year in their next game. The total is 4-6 (including two Jets losses after games against the Bills). Here is the rundown: Week 1: Bills beat Jets, 21-12. Next: Jets lose …

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Chiefs wideout Albert Wilson was a limited participant in practice on Wednesday and was upgraded to being a full participant on Thursday. Per Terez A. Paylor of The Kansas City Star, it "marked the first time in nearly a month Wilson, who has missed the Chiefs’ last two games, has been a full participant." On the season, Wilson has 17 receptions for 221 yards with two…

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Bill Vinovich is the head referee for the Bills and Chiefs game in Week 12, and his crew has called the fewest penalties per game in the NFL. So far in 2017, Vinovich's crew has called 99 penalties in 10 games, good for a 9.9 penalties-per-game average. He's tended to call more penalties on visiting teams than home teams, as 37 flags have been thrown on home teams compa…

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Tyrod Taylor's struggles in the first quarter have been well documented this year, as the Bills have not scored a first quarter touchdown with him under center so far in the 2017 season. Bleacher Report featured columnist Marcus Mosher recently sent a tweet with a table of quarterbacks' passer rating by quarter thus far in the 2017 season. Here's a rundown of Tyrod T…

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From Week 7 of 2015 to Week 5 of 2017, the Chiefs went 27-4 in the regular season. Yeah, 27-4. From Week 6 to Week 11 of 2017, they went 1-4. So what's gone wrong with Kansas City, particularly on defense? During their 5-0 start, the Chiefs averaged 17.4 quarterback pressures per game, a rather high figure. That average includes a 26 quarterback-pressure performance …

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On Aug. 28, the Bills traded Reggie Ragland to the Chiefs for a 2019 fourth-round pick, and now he's slowly but surely become a contributor on the Kansas City defense. Here's what Chiefs defensive coordinator Bob Sutton said regarding the development of Ragland during a mid-week press conference "I think for Reggie he came in right in the midst of the whole deal so he ha…

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With Tyrod Taylor back as the Bills' starting quarterback, let's re-examine his effectiveness from inside and out of the pocket this season. As you can probably imagine, he had his worst game of the season in Week 10 against the Saints from every perspective. He completed just eight of 16 passes from inside the pocket (with two drops) for a mere 52 yards with an interce…

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Below are the Buffalo Bills' snap counts for the 2017 season, with some observations from the Week 11 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. • After Kelvin Benjamin got hurt on the fourth play of the game, Brandon Tate saw a big increase at wide receiver. Tate played a season-high 47 snaps, accounting for more than half of his season total (99) to date. • Fullback Pat…

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Yet another poor defensive outing for the Bills in which Tre'Davious White played a fine game. Buffalo's defense allowed 40 points (not counting the two Chargers touchdowns on turnovers), but the rookie cornerback fared well carrying out his responsibilities. He didn't see much of Keenan Allen — the Los Angeles wideout caught one pass for 15 yards on two targets wi…

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Shady McCoy had his most efficient outing thus far in the 2017 season during the Bills' embarrassing defeat at the hands of the Chargers in Week 11. He toted the rock 13 times for 114 yards with one rushing touchdown. He also caught a pass for a 12-yard score. McCoy's 8.77 yards-per-carry average was his highest since a 9.31 yards-per-carry effort against the Cowboys…

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Earlier, I chronicled the Bills' recent lack of production at the edge-rusher position. But all of Buffalo's recent defensive woes can't be tied solely to a limited pass-rush. The play of the linebackers has been a major factor in the drastic downturn in production on defense in the last three games. Over the past three weeks, the lowest-graded linebacker in Pro F…

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Last week, I wrote about the Bills' issues pressuring the quarterback during their two-game skid, and that trend continued in a blowout loss at the hands of the Chargers. In this article, I'll examine Buffalo's outside rushers. Here's how each edge-rusher fared in the pass-rush department in Los Angeles: Lorenzo Alexander: Nine pass-rush snaps, one quarterback hi…

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The Bills have allowed 135 points in their three consecutive losses, the most in a three-game stretch in franchise history. That includes a 34-21 loss to the Jets, a 47-10 loss to the Saints and a 54-24 loss to the Chargers. The Bills gave up at least 47 points for the first time in back-to-back games. The combined 101 points in the last two weeks is two shy of th…