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The analytics website Pro Football Focus uses color coding for its grading of NFL players. Green is good, white is average and red is bad. As you might imagine following Week 10, there was plenty of red following the Bills’ performance against the New Orleans Saints. On offense, just one “green” was recorded. That was by rookie left tackle Dion Dawkins. “I do…

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There is now plenty of room on the Buffalo Bills’ bandwagon. Spots that filled up after the Bills raced out to a 5-2 start are once again available as fans filed out of New Era Field early on Sunday with their team looking downright abysmal for the second game in a row. A 47-10 loss to the New Orleans Saints dropped the Bills to 5-4. They are still holding onto the…

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It looked like Kelvin Benjamin was going to have himself a day. The Buffalo Bills’ new receiver caught a 9-yard pass on the second play from scrimmage Sunday against the New Orleans Saints. Twice more on the opening drive, Benjamin was targeted by quarterback Tyrod Taylor, although those passes fell incomplete. Things changed dramatically from that point, though, f…

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1. Well, that was embarrassing. The Bills were outclassed in every possible fashion Sunday at New Era Field, losing 47-10 to the New Orleans Saints. Blame the offense if you want. Or blame the defense. You really can't go wrong. Heck, even punter Colton Schmidt had a bad game. Going against a legitimate opponent at home, the Bills didn't come close to being up for the chal…

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The Buffalo Bills are in the thick of a playoff race. With a 5-3 record, the team holds the sixth and final spot in the AFC entering Week 10. Despite that, the 2018 NFL Draft remains of particular interest to fans, because the Bills currently hold five picks in the first three rounds. A look at the roster shows no shortage of directions the team could go with those sele…

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Tre’Davious White dropped his hips, swiveled and darted toward the corner. But the Bills rookie wasn’t running through a drill in practice. He was evading a teenage ghoul with an imitation chainsaw. White was startled several times Tuesday night while accompanying students from two Buffalo Public Schools around Frightworld in Tonawanda during a Bills Toyota Rookie Cl…

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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…

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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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1. Tight end Charles Clay had a knee scope performed Monday morning and will miss "multiple weeks," according to Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott. Clay was hurt in the first quarter of Sunday's 20-16 loss to Cincinnati when he was hit by Bengals safety Shawn Williams at the end of a 24-yard gain. Pro Football Talk reported Monday that Clay suffered a torn meniscus and…

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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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The Buffalo Bills missed a golden opportunity Sunday. Make that several of them. The defense and special teams tried and tried again to keep the Bills in the game against the Cincinnati Bengals, but an inept offense couldn’t cash in. The result was a disappointing 20-16 loss that dropped the Bills to 3-2. That’s still good for a share of the AFC East lead, but 4-…

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CINCINNATI – There is a short list of players the Buffalo Bills can least afford to lose this season, and tight end Charles Clay is near the top. Unfortunately for the Bills, that’s what happened Sunday in a 20-16 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. Clay suffered a left knee injury in the second quarter when he was hit by Bengals safety Shawn Willi…

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CINCINNATI – The Buffalo Bills are shaking up their offensive line. Guard John Miller, who has started the first four games of the year, in a healthy inactive against the Bengals. He will be replaced in the lineup by veteran Vlad Ducasse. Rookie Dion Dawkins will start at left tackle even though veteran Cordy Glenn is active. Also inactive for the Bills are offensi…

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In the NFL, it's all about creating pressure on the quarterback, and that football philosophy was on full display in the Bills victory over the Falcons in Week Four. Stats courtesy of Pro Football Focus. Bills' offense On 25 pass plays, the Bills offensive line allowed five quarterback pressures (one sack, four hurries). That equated to the 10th-best Pass-Block Effici…

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ATLANTA – A half dozen members of the Buffalo Bills continued their silent protest during the national anthem Sunday before the game against the Falcons. Running back Mike Tolbert, cornerback Shareece Wright, wide receiver Kaelin Clay, running back Taiwan Jones and defensive tackles Cedric Thornton and Jerel Worthy knelt while the song was played. They were joined by …