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1. Here's what Rick Dennison had to say about Mike Tolbert on Sept. 11, the day after the Buffalo Bills' season-opening victory over the New York Jets: "Went sideways two times and he'll get corrected on that. He'll go down hill." Fast forward to Sunday, and there was Tolbert, taking an option pitch from quarterback Tyrod Taylor on the Bills' fourth play of the game. Pr…

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Below are the Buffalo Bills' snap counts for the 2017 season, with some observations from the Week 9 loss to the New York Jets. • With wide receiver Zay Jones hobbled by a knee injury that limited him to 40 snaps, veteran Jordan Matthews was the workhorse at the position, taking 71 of 75 snaps. • LeSean McCoy played 55 snaps, but got just 12 touches as the Bills …

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The Bills acquired Kelvin Benjamin at the trade deadline for a variety of reasons. One of those reasons may not be so obvious — his impact on Buffalo's downfield passing attack. They may have already gotten help in that area with Deonte Thompson, who has four receptions of 20 or more yards in three games, but how much downfield presence does Benjamin offer? Let's t…

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NEWARK, N.J. – And now, for my next feat of journalism magic, I will find a way to identify three positive performances to take away from that. Bills fans waking up Friday morning will be disappointed that wasn't just a nightmare. Their team really did get absolutely dominated on national television Thursday night, the 34-21 final against the New York Jets not coming …

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Below are the Buffalo Bills' snap counts for the 2017 season, with some observations from the Week Eight win over the Raiders. • The coaches mean it when they say they're going to stick by rookie receiver Zay Jones. He played the most snaps of any wide receiver, with Jordan Matthews next. Deonte Thompson got two more snaps than Andre Holmes. That looks like it will be…

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The timing isn't good for the Buffalo Bills to meet the Oakland Raiders. Quarterback Derek Carr and Co. are coming off a big win in Week Seven, 31-30 over Kansas City, and come in with extra rest having played on Thursday Night Football. Carr threw for more than 400 yards in the win over the Chiefs, as Oakland's high-powered offense started to find itself. The Raiders w…

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Below are the Buffalo Bills' snap counts for the 2017 season, with some observations from the Week Seven win over the Buccaneers. • Richie Incognito missed his first nine snaps of the season after suffering an ankle injury. • Left tackle Cordy Glenn played 58 of 68 snaps in his first start since Week Two. He is close to being ready to play a full game, coach Sean…

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The New England Patriots brought Deonte Thompson to Foxborough last Monday, but didn't sign him. The Buffalo Bills summoned him to Orchard Park for a workout the next day and gave him a uniform. Five days later, Thompson had four receptions for 107 yards, including a crucial 44-yard catch to set up the tying touchdown that helped beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Had th…

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The Buffalo Bills added some depth to their secondary Monday, claiming cornerback Tony McRae off waivers from the Baltimore Ravens. McRae, 24, has spent the past five games on the Ravens' active roster after being promoted from the practice squad in Week Two. The 5-foot-10, 185-pounder originally entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Oakland Raiders. He sp…

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Tyrod Taylor enjoyed his fifth best yards-producing game in 35 starts as the Buffalo Bills' quarterback in Sunday's win over Tampa Bay. Taylor combined for 321 yards – 268 passing and 53 rushing. Taylor again showed his ability to make throws on the move. And he burned the Tampa defense with scrambles against man-to-man coverage. Opposing defenses may want to be ju…

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Hello, my name is Tim G., and I'm a Process-aholic. It has been almost 18 years since I last saw a Bills playoff game, but now I can see my way out of this dark tunnel. Maybe the Bills won't return to the postseason this January, but for the first time since thinking 2002 fourth overall draft choice Mike Williams would be a foundation block, I have serenity. Grant…

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The Buffalo Bills' defense gave up the most yards and the most points in any game this season Sunday but made up for it with the big takeaway of the game. Tre'Davious White's strip of Tampa Bay receiver Adam Humphries with 2:20 left set up the winning field goal in the Bills' 30-27 victory. With three takeaways against the Bucs, the Bills have 13 in six games. That's…

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The questions for weeks have been about the wide receivers. The Bills entered Sunday's game on a historically low pace for catches by wide receivers. They had just 24 through five games. Deonte Thompson, signed this week after working out for the team, had four catches on four targets. He finished with 107 yards. How big a number is that? Consider that the highest…

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John Miller has gone from starter to backup to out of the lineup entirely over the last few weeks for the Buffalo Bills. Miller is a healthy inactive Sunday, when the Bills host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Era Field. That means Vlad Ducasse will start at right guard – and has won that competition. Also inactive for the Bills are: tight end Charles Clay (knee), …

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Normally the sleepiest of all trade deadlines, there has been an unusual amount of chatter about what might happen with the Buffalo Bills between now and Halloween. That's because General Manager Brandon Beane has shown a willingness to made bold moves, and the team has a pair of players who have rumors circulated about them in recent weeks. So addressing the Oct. 31…