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The Bills have had issues with penalties so far in the first season under Sean McDermott, and it's something that, if corrected, could help Buffalo snap its two-game losing streak. Heading into Week 11's matchup with the Chargers, the Bills have been called for 68 penalties. That means, they've averaged 7.5 flags per contest, which is the sixth-highest figure in …

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The Buffalo Bills' defense better have a rebound performance Sunday in Los Angeles. That's because history shows rookie quarterbacks don't set the NFL on fire in their first career road start. Bills rookie Nathan Peterman will try to buck the trend when the Bills play the Chargers. Rookie QBs are 12-33 in their first start on the road over the past 10 years in the…

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The big shakeup in the NFL this week is not Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones’ war of words with commissioner Roger Goodell, it’s the  demotion of quarterback Tyrod Taylor in favor of rookie Nathan Peterman. Even after last week’s red-faced embarrassing home loss to the New Orleans Saints, an upset win would come as no surprise Sunday. The good news for Bills back…

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Last month, we took a look at some interesting Bills’ numbers from the early 1970s – one for each season – continuing what we began back in September that started with a piece on fun facts and oddities in the early 1960s and then the late 1960s. With little positive to draw on after the Saints’ 47-10 thrashing of the Bills, let’s pick up where we left off and…

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For going on three years now, the Bills have made it clear they want to run the football to set up the pass. And while most of the NFL has gotten pass-happier, Buffalo's philosophy was logical due to its ownership of the league's most efficient run game. Clearly, through nine contests in 2017, the Bills don't have the most efficient ground attack in pro football anym…

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Let's pinpoint which current NFL signal-caller the Buffalo Bills' new starting quarterback Nathan Peterman is most similar. No, athleticism isn't nearly as important for quarterbacks as it is for every other position on the field, but this part of the same series in which Buffalo's 2017 newcomers were included. And this comparison profile goes beyond combine measurab…

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The Buffalo Bills defense was gashed by the New Orleans Saints in Week 10, but rookie cornerback Tre'Davious White had another sound contest. He allowed two receptions for 35 yards and has one pass deflection on three targets in his coverage area. That equates to a 106.2 passer rating. His +1.6 overall Pro Football Focus grade was tied for the ninth-best among 88 qua…

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LeSean McCoy didn't necessarily have a bad performance against the Saints, it's just that the game script didn't allow him to be a focal point of the Bills' offense. He carried the ball eight times for 49 yards – which included a 36-yard scamper – and 38 of those yards came before contact. He forced one missed tackle running the football against New Orleans. Thro…

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Coach Sean McDermott's defense is predicated on its front four creating pressure. Over the past month, the Buffalo Bills have had a difficult time doing that. In Week 10's loss to the New Orleans Saints, Buffalo registered just three quarterback pressures (one hit, two hurries) 26 Drew Brees drop-backs (11.5 percent of the time). As you can probably imagine, that's not …

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The Bills endured one of their worst home losses in team history in Week 10 against the Saints, and while the laundry list of bad play is already well-documented, one Buffalo player had a strong individual performance. Left tackle Dion Dawkins, who stood in for typical starter Cordy Glenn, received an overall Pro Football Focus grade of +3.1 for his efforts against the…

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Below are the Buffalo Bills' snap counts for the 2017 season, with some observations from the Week 10 loss to the New Orleans Saints. • It didn't take wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin long to get up to speed on the Bills' offense. He led his position group with 41 snaps. Deonte Thompson getting more snaps than Jordan Matthews (39 to 36) was interesting, while Andre Holme…

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The Buffalo Bills defense has suddenly lost its collective tackling prowess. Through the first seven games of the 2017 season, as a team, Buffalo missed a grand total of 47 tackles, good for a rate of 6.71 missed tackles per outing. Against the Jets in Week 9, the Bills missed a whopping 22 tackles, and the whiffs continued against the Saints. In Week 10, Buffalo …

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The Buffalo Bills' rushing defense has gone into total collapse in the last two games. After allowing 194 yards in a loss to the Jets, the Bills allowed 298 yards on the ground Sunday in a 47-10 thrashing by the New Orleans Saints. That's 492 rushing yards in two weeks. The Saints' rushing total included 131 yards on 21 carries – an average of 6.2 yards per carry …

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Despite a poor showing from the entire team, Tyrod Taylor had one of his most efficient efforts of the season against the Jets in Week Nine. The main issue was his inability to avoid pressure, which led to him being sacked seven times. As a passer, Taylor was good. He had a perfect rating over the middle on passes that traveled between 10 and 19 yards. He complete…

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Earlier this week I wrote on how Drew Brees performs in cold weather. Turns out, he hasn't played up to his normal Hall of Fame caliber, but since the start of 2013, he's only played in six of 35 away games with an outside temperature below 60 degrees. So the sample size wasn't exactly ideal. I figured it was logical to look at how Tyrod Taylor has fared in games wit…