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Tre'Davious White had a unique game against the Bengals. Early on, he allowed a 77-yard touchdown to A.J. Green. Near the end of the third quarter, the rookie surrendered a 47-yard gain to the former All-Pro wideout. The 129.5 passer rating White allowed was the highest rating he's given up in a single game all season. Beyond those two plays, Buffalo's 2017 first-…

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Enjoy this free sample of the extensive Bills coverage available on BNblitz.com. To subscribe, visit BNblitz.com. LeSean McCoy had a game to forget against the Bengals. Mostly anchored by the lowest receiving grade among running backs, the Bills featured running back had the lowest overall Pro Football Focus grade among 44 backs in Week Five. McCoy had three drops…

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Tyrod Taylor had his worst performance thus far in the 2017 season against the Bengals in Week Five. In fact, it probably was his worst game as an NFL starter. The Bills quarterback had a yards-per-attempt average of just 4.45, the lowest YPA he's had in a single game during his time in Buffalo. Before the sloppy effort in the rain, Taylor had a YPA under 5.0 in two of …

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The Buffalo Bills were called for six accepted penalties against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week Five, and half of them were very impactful. As a reminder, throughout the season, we're reviewing all of the team's penalties from the previous game. Each penalty will be labeled based on its impact: Minimal Moderate Significant Let's examine all of the Bills' p…

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The Buffalo Bills offense had a rather ineffective outing against the Bengals in Week Five. Let's examine what went wrong and pinpoint the biggest culprits in the loss. Sacks and dropped passes were the main reasons Buffalo's offense sputtered in Cincinnati, especially in the second half. Pro Football Focus credited Bills pass-catchers with five drops (LeSean McCoy, …

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Enjoy this free sample of the extensive Bills coverage available on BNblitz.com. To subscribe, visit BNblitz.com. The Buffalo Bills passing game has taken a hit with the loss of Jordan Matthews for a month and the injury Charles Clay suffered against the Bengals in Week Five. Sitting at 3-2, still atop their division, in the wide-open AFC with a bye week ahead, it's …

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Cordy Glenn was active for Buffalo's outing against the Bengals but did not play, a rather surprising development for the team's highest-paid offensive player. In his place at left tackle was rookie Dion Dawkins, who had an admirable albeit unspectacular September standing in for the veteran. On the right side was the usual starter, Jordan Mills. With Charles Clay leavi…

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In the Bills' win over the Falcons, Tyrod Taylor had more sacks than "escapes" for the first time during the 2017 NFL season. Because context and comparison are vital in analysis, monitoring how often Taylor gets sacked relative to how often I deemed he escaped one makes sense. Here's a quick refresher on the criteria for Escapability Index: Criteria Not every avo…

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Tyrod Taylor had another game in which he showcased excellent calmness in the pocket and poise between the tackles against the Falcons in Week Four. After Week One, I introduced "One-Read-Then-Run," a Taylor-centric statistic that would attempt to quantify how often he quickly abandons being a passer and turns into a runner. Here's my thought behind the creation of t…

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The Bills defense has been super-stingy in the red zone through four games this season, and it's been a big reason why they've started 3-1. Unsurprisingly, Buffalo's defense had its issues stopping opponents from scoring when they got inside the 20 last year. Let's take a deep dive on the Bills' defensive red-zone efforts before Week Five's game against the Bengals. …

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Bills vs. Bengals: 28 games all-time. Bills record: 16-12 (.571). First game: On Sept. 22, 1968, the Cincinnati Bengals bested the Bills in their first ever head-to-head matchup, 34-23. Their defense was much better than 34 points allowed might indicate, as they allowed just 201 yards of total offense —nearly 40 percent of which came on an 80-yard touchdown run by Wa…

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For the second-consecutive week, Stephen Hauschka was excellent in a Bills victory. Buffalo's kicker made two 50-plus field goals, again, which is basically unheard of. He's already tied for fourth in team history for 50-yard field goals. Let's take a look at how the free-agent acquisition has performed for the Bills through four games compared to the man he repla…

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Before Bills rookie linebacker Matt Milano makes his first professional start against the Bengals, let's access his potential from an athletic perspective. This article is constructed the same way as my athletic comparison profile series for the Bills' free-agent additions. Milano was picked by Buffalo in the fifth round of the 2017 draft. Bills linebacker Matt Mila…

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Let's examine the most crucial one-on-one matchups in the Bills' game against the Bengals in Cincinnati, a critical contest before Buffalo's bye week. Stats courtesy of Pro Football Focus. Bills' biggest disadvantage Geno Atkins vs. Eric Wood Atkins poses a gigantic problem for any interior offensive line he faces. He possesses elite quickness, leverage, strength, …

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Enjoy this free sample of the extensive Bills coverage available on BNblitz.com. To subscribe, visit BNblitz.com. The Buffalo Bills are underdogs on the road against a 1-3 Bengals team that's looked revitalized the past two weeks in a narrow loss to the Packers in Green Bay and demolition of the Browns in Cleveland. Regardless of which way you examine him, A.J. Green…