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The drought is dead. The Buffalo Bills finally ended a 17-year postseason dry spell, leading to mass celebrations, six-figure charitable donations and hope that, finally, the team is on the right path under the leadership of General Manager Brandon Beane and coach Sean McDermott. Before attention turns squarely to planning for 2018, though, here is one final look bac…

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Linebacker Lorenzo Alexander Q: Are you trying to pick up where you left off next year? A: I mean, that’s the plan for me. Obviously, the organization has to make a decision on whether or not they want to keep me and then once that happens, I have to earn my right back on this team. Until, obviously, March, the league year is not over so I’ll still be coming up here,…

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It’s a good thing Kyle Williams didn’t hear Zay Jones this week. If he did, the Buffalo Bills’ veteran defensive tackle’s red beard probably would have turned gray. “Yeah, man, I've never missed the playoffs!” Jones, the Bills’ rookie receiver, said with a smile at his locker. His comment wasn’t meant to minimize the 17-year playoff drought that fans have endured …

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The wait is almost over. A day short of the 18-year anniversary of the Music City Miracle, the Buffalo Bills make their long-awaited return to the postseason Sunday when they visit the Jaguars at EverBank Field. Here's all you need to know for the game, plus five things we'll be watching for: • TV: CBS. Announcers: Jim Nantz (play by play), To…

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Wide receiver Deonte Thompson did not practice Friday for the Buffalo Bills and is listed as questionable on the final injury report heading into Sunday’s season finale against the Miami Dolphins. Thompson left Thursday’s practice with a shoulder injury. Coach Sean McDermott called it a “game-time decision” about whether the receiver would be able to face Miami. Thompso…

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Richie Incognito was speaking at his locker this week when rookie left tackle Dion Dawkins walked by. “Richie’s the GOAT,” Dawkins yelled out. The timing was impeccable. Incognito was in the middle of a thought about how, in his third year with the Buffalo Bills, he’s become — of all things — a leader in the locker room. “It's special to be looked at like that,” I…

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Members of the Bills and Sabres have been giving back to the community this holiday season. Earlier this week, the Eric Wood Fund through Stone's Buddies — a program to help families of chronically ill children — helped take 50 kids who have spent significant time in the hospital this year to dinner and on a shopping spree with $300 to spend at Walmart. Wood was join…

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The Buffalo Bills find themselves in an interesting situation. The quarterback they felt wasn't good enough is now needed to keep the team's postseason hopes alive. Tyrod Taylor will start Sunday against the Miami Dolphins after practicing fully this week following a one-game absence because of a knee injury. The next three weeks will be the biggest of Taylor's caree…

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Tyrod Taylor is ready to return to the Buffalo Bills' starting lineup. Coach Sean McDermott made that announcement Friday morning ahead of Sunday's must-win game against the Miami Dolphins at New Era Field, saying Taylor has done everything in practice the team needed to see. "Tyrod is in a situation where he is good to go and will start Sunday against the Dolphins f…

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Every step in the Buffalo Bills' flurry-filled outing against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday was treacherous. As Dion Dawkins put it, "The ground is basically moving." Players dealt with added resistance, plowed through inches of snow, and had to be mindful not to slip on the slick surface. The well-practiced footwork was thrown out the window as both teams scrambled …

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One of Sean McDermott’s stated goals this season is to build a football team that peaks in November and December. The Buffalo Bills’ rookie head coach has failed so far in that regard. After opening with a 3-1 record in the first quarter of the season and sitting at 5-3 at the midway point, the Bills have dropped to 6-6 at the quarter pole. A three-game losing streak ca…

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Dion Dawkins has stood in for Cordy Glenn in four consecutive games. How has the Bills' rookie left tackle fared, particularly compared to Buffalo's incumbent starter? Here's how the two stack up in pass protection: Pass Block-Snaps QB Pressures Pass-Block Efficiency (Rank) Cordy Glenn 146 11 (2 sacks, 9 hurries) 94.0 (50th) Dion Dawkins 291…

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Sometimes, a small gesture can have a big impact. That’s true of the NFL’s “My Cause, My Cleats” campaign, which is now in its second year. By relaxing its draconian dress-code rules for a week, the league has not only allowed players to express themselves, but also has given them an opportunity to raise awareness for the causes that are closest to their hearts. “Thi…

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – They didn't earn any style points, but the Buffalo Bills found a way to get the job done Sunday. Their 16-10 win over the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium kept them firmly in the playoff mix. If Houston beats Baltimore on Monday Night Football, the Bills will once again hold the sixth and final playoff spot in the AFC. "We are focused on what we do," co…

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CARSON, Calif. – The last thing the Buffalo Bills need on offense right now is a major injury. Unfortunately, that might be exactly what they got against the Los Angeles Chargers in a brutal showing Sunday. No. 1 wideout Kelvin Benjamin suffered a right knee injury on the fourth play from scrimmage during the Bills’ 54-24 loss at StubHub Center. Coach Sean McDermott …