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Brian Daboll comes to Buffalo with an extensive NFL resume, mostly in various roles with the New England Patriots. But he also has been an offensive coordinator for the Cleveland Browns in 2009-10, the Miami Dolphins in 2011 and the Kansas City Chiefs in 2012. Here are some notable numbers, but consider that Daboll worked with quarterbacks Brady Quinn, Derek Anderson…

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Tre'Davious White ended his high-caliber rookie season for the Bills with a statement game against the Jaguars in the opening round of the playoffs. The first-year cornerback was thrown at three times and did not allow a catch. He broke up one pass — that he nearly intercepted. That equated to a passer rating of 39.6 for Blake Bortles. His Pro Football Focus coverage…

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His injured ankle was talked about at length during the week before the Bills' playoff game, and LeSean McCoy didn't appear to be slowed by it whatsoever against the Jaguars on Sunday. He carried the ball 19 times for 75 yards (3.9 yards per carry) and caught six passes for 44 yards. His 119 total yards marked the ninth time in 17 games McCoy went over the 100-yard mark…

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In a game dominated by stellar defense, which made it especially difficult for each team's aerial attack, the Bills couldn't afford to drop many passes against the Jaguars. Unfortunately, Buffalo was credited by Pro Football Focus with three drops in their playoff loss. LeSean McCoy, Deonte Thompson and Nick O'Leary were the culprits, and two of the three drops came …

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Tyrod Taylor completed 19 of 27 attempts (70.3 percent) for 204 yards (7.56 yards per attempt) with one touchdown in the Bills' regular-season finale against the Dolphins, his second game of the season with a completion percentage of at least 70 and a yards-per-attempt average of 7.5 or higher. The other outing game in a Week Three win over the Broncos. In Miami, Taylor…

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Some important members of the Bills coaching staff have relatively recent experience facing the Jaguars. Last year, offensive coordinator Rick Dennison was the offensive coordinator for the Broncos when they traveled to Jacksonville and emerged victorious 20-10. As the defensive coordinator for the Panthers, Sean McDermott opened the 2015 regular season against Blake Bo…

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Tyrod Taylor helped orchestrate the Bills' berth in the playoffs, and to some, he was a hindrance on Buffalo's offense. To others, he was effective in his role as the team's low-volume quarterterback. Here are Taylor's regular-season finishes in an assortment of advanced statistics and their rank among qualifying quarterbacks: Pro Football Focus Overall Grade: 84.1 …

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The regular-season finale marked the third-consecutive game in which Tyrod Taylor averaged more than 7.0 yards per attempt, an efficiency benchmark for quarterbacks in the NFL. He finished the contest in Miami 19 of 27 for 204 yards (7.56 yards per attempt) with one touchdown and no interceptions, which equated to a passer rating of 104.6. After his highest yards-per-at…

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Pro Football Focus released its All-Pro team for the 2017 season, and Bills rookie cornerback Tre'Davious White was listed on the Second Team. White was one of two rookies to make either first or second team — Saints running back Alvin Kamara was the other. Chargers cornerback Casey Hayward and Jaguars second-year corner Jalen Ramsey were PFF's two First-Teamers at t…

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When the Bills run: No LeSean McCoy is a scary thought for the Bills. If the Jaguars have a weakness defensively (Buffalo coach Sean McDermott says they don’t), it would be stopping the run. Jacksonville allowed 116.3 rushing yards per game in the regular season, which tied for 21st in the NFL. Stopping the combination of Marcus Murphy and Mike Tolbert is obviously prefera…

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Tre'Davious White deserves the attention he's currently receiving following a standout rookie season for the Bills at the cornerback position. But his secondary mate, E.J. Gaines, pieced together a fine campaign of his own and put an exclamation mark on it against the Dolphins in Miami. The fourth-year cornerback out of Missouri received an overall Pro Football Focus gr…

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Tre'Davious White was surprisingly "giving" to Dolphins wideouts in Week 17, but he was stout in run-support and reliable as a tackler to cap a spectacular regular season as a rookie in the NFL. White allowed all four targets in his coverage area to be caught for 45 yards, which equated to a passer rating of 113.5. It marked the only game in 2017 in which White surrende…

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LeSean McCoy left the Bills' regular-season finale win over the Dolphins with an ankle injury, at a time when he had rushed for just 10 yards on 11 carries, which continued his struggles in Miami during his time with Buffalo. McCoy did a lot with not much help up front, as 11 yards came after contact, meaning he gained -1 yards before contact in Week 17. Pro Football Fo…

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In a must-win game against the Dolphins in Week 17, Jerry Hughes busted out of his slump. Through the first six games of 2017, he registered 28 quarterback pressures (three sacks, seven hits, 18 hurries) on 190 pass-rushing snaps. In his next nine contests, leading into the regular-season finale, he generated just 10 quarterback pressures (one sack, two hits, seven hurr…