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Cordy Glenn had a game to forget against the Jets on Thursday. On 55 pass-blocking snaps, he allowed a whopping seven quarterback pressures (one sack, six hurries), the most he's allowed in a single game as a professional. The previous high for quarterback pressures allowed by Glenn was five, which occurred on four separate occasions: Home against Chargers in 20…

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Plenty of choices for The Big Number from penalties to sacks, but let's go with 63 — the Bills' total rushing yards. The Bills finished with 22 carries to get those 63 yards, an average of 2.9 yards per carry. Quarterback Tyrod Taylor was the Bills' leading rusher with 35 yards. LeSean McCoy, who has had some of his best games on Thursdays in his career, ran for 2…

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Last week, I debuted my study of Tyrod Taylor's passing from inside and outside the pocket in 2017. The initial results were a bit surprising, especially given the consensus thought that he struggles as a pocket passer. After a sound albeit unspectacular game against the Raiders in Week Eight, here are his updated figures. Inside the Pocket 108 completions, 159 at…

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Muhammad Wilkerson and Leonard Williams are the headliners on the Jets defense, but there's another front seven player who's enjoying a fine season and flying under the radar. Steve McLendon, a free-agent signee by New York in 2016, is one of the NFL's premier run defenders at the defensive tackle position. A season ago, he played 167 run snaps and made 20 "stops" – …

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Does Kelvin Benjamin have an issue with drops? The newest Bills wide receiver is 6-foot-5, with big 10 1/4-inch hands, but has certainly experienced some issues with catching the football despite the array of highlight reel receptions he's made in his professional career. But just how "bad" is his drop issue? Let's take a look. Catchable Targets - Drops 2014: Ca…

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Against the Raiders, Tyrod Taylor had his second game of the 2017 season with a completion percentage over 70. He completed two of four passes for 58 yards on throws to the right beyond 20 yards, good for a passer rating of 95.8. Taylor misfired on both of his throws between 10 and 19 yards to the right, which equated to a rating of 39.6, his lowest at any location on t…

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Another game, another impressive showing for Tre'Davious White. Buffalo's rookie faced the unenviable task of dealing with Amari Cooper all afternoon in Week Eight. While the former Alabama wideout came into the game against the Bills struggling in his third professional season, he was fresh off a 11-reception, 210-yard, two-touchdown explosion against the Chiefs in Wee…

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By the stat sheet and the grade book, LeSean McCoy had his best game thus far in the 2017 season against the Raiders. In Week Eight, the Bills feature back got a +2.9 overall grade for his efforts against the Raiders, the second-highest grade of any running back in the NFL. It narrowly eclipsed his +2.8 grade he received in the win over the Broncos in Week Three. …

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Since the bye, the Bills have had seven takeaways to just one giveaway in their two games – upping their season turnover differential to a NFL best +14, with no team in sight, nearly double the second-place Jacksonville Jaguars, at +8. But the Bills ability to create turnovers on offense and limit them on defense is not just seasonally exceptional, it is historically excel…

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The prospect of playing the Thursday night game on the road is one that coaches don’t particularly enjoy. Players are tired from Sunday’s game and even Victory Monday turns into a work day as the visiting team needs to cram game-planning into Monday and Tuesday before heading to the plane. Asked about what the biggest challenge was, Bills coach Sean McDermott sad, “No. …

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After an abysmal rookie year, John Miller rebounded in a big way in 2016. He was a crucial aspect of the Bills preeminent run game but experienced a rough start to 2017 that led to his benching after Buffalo's win in Atlanta over the Falcons. His replacement has been journeyman Vladimir Ducasse, a former second-round pick who spent the past two seasons in Baltimore with…

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With the Bills and Jets set to kickoff Thursday night, the early-week injury reports are more important than usual. Just as Buffalo did, New York only had a walkthrough Monday, but by rule both teams had to label players as they would normally. Let's look at notable players listed on the injury report and assess their value to Gang Green this season: Did not practice …

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The Bills beat the Jets 21-12 in Week One, in a game that was close despite Buffalo winning the yardage battle 408 to 214. At the time, most believed the Jets were a trendy pick to earn the No. 1 overall pick in the 2018 draft. But New York has played respectable football since then. Let's check in on how some key Jets players have fared after the loss to the Bill…

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Bills safety Micah Hyde received his highest overall grade so far in the 2017 season from Pro Football Focus for a stellar performance against the Raiders. His +3.6 grade was the best among 54 qualifying safeties in Week Eight. He allowed three catches on three targets for just seven yards, snagged an interception, and surrendered a passer rating of 39.6. He also made f…

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With E.J. Gaines ailing, Shareece Wright was thrust into the Bills starting lineup and had the unenviable task of facing Michael Crabtree, one of the NFL's most underrated wide receivers. And Buffalo got a huge performance from the veteran cornerback in a vital game against an AFC opponent. Wright was thrown at nine times and allowed four receptions (44.4 percent cat…