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The Buffalo Bills haven’t missed defensive end Shaq Lawson. Depending on if you’re a glass half-empty or half-full kind of person, that can be taken one of two ways. The pessimistic point of view is that Lawson did not produce the way a first-round draft pick is counted on to. The optimistic view is that his replacements, Ryan Davis and Eddie Yarbrough, have capably …

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Grading the Bills RUNNING GAME: B- It felt like the Buffalo Bills rushed for more than they actually did. LeSean McCoy got the 39 yards he needed to reach 10,000 career rushing yards, finishing with 50 yards on 20 carries. That career achievement overshadowed what was a tough day for Shady. Tyrod Taylor ran better than he has in weeks. His 42 rushing yards are the mo…

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If the Buffalo Bills have any hope of being a playoff team, they need a win Sunday. The 3-9 Indianapolis Colts have nothing to play for. While it may not feel like it after a stretch that has seen the Bills get blown out four times in five games, the team still has a fighting chance at the postseason, even if it will need some help. If the Bills get to 9-7, the New York…

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What drives LeSean McCoy? If you thought you knew, think again. McCoy’s original goal, back in 2009, was to survive eight years in the NFL. That sounded good for a running back drafted in the second round. But when he blew past that mark last season still going as strong as ever, McCoy upped his sights to 10 years and 10,000 rushing yards. He refers to that as his “1…

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Opponents have bulked up and played more physical with the Buffalo Bills' defense the second half of the season. The Bills think they're managing the problem a little better, but the proof will come in the final four games, starting with Sunday's meeting with the Indianapolis Colts. Over the past five games, opposing offenses have used "running personnel groups" on 1…

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The flight home from Los Angeles provided Sean McDermott and Lorenzo Alexander time for a heart-to-heart talk. The Buffalo Bills’ veteran coach wanted to know from his veteran linebacker how he could be best utilized. “Obviously playing on the edge is one of the things that I've done in the past and I've done the most,” Alexander said Thursday. “Being able to rush th…

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Buffalo Bills are still alive in the AFC playoff race following Sunday's 16-10 victory over the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium. Here are my 10 takeaways from the game. 1. Tyrod Taylor looked ... like Tyrod Taylor. The Buffalo Bills' quarterback returned from his one-game benching to go 19 of 29 for 183 yards and a touchdown. Taylor left you wanting m…

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Last week, I wrote about the Bills' issues pressuring the quarterback during their two-game skid, and that trend continued in a blowout loss at the hands of the Chargers. In this article, I'll examine Buffalo's outside rushers. Here's how each edge-rusher fared in the pass-rush department in Los Angeles: Lorenzo Alexander: Nine pass-rush snaps, one quarterback hit…

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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 Holmes …

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ATLANTA – The Buffalo Bills will get a first-hand look at what $1.6 billion can buy Sunday. The team visits the defending NFC champion Falcons, who are playing in the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the latest palace to open in the NFL. At 3-0, Atlanta is one of just two remaining undefeated teams in the NFL (Kansas City being the other). Here are all the details you need…

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Beyond run-game struggles, the Buffalo Bills put on a well-rounded performance in the victory over the Denver Broncos in Week Three. The defense and the passing game were on point. Leslie Frazier's unit has allowed just two touchdowns through three games. Tyrod Taylor was highly efficient as a passer, and even got Kaelin Clay and Nick O'Leary involved down the field.…

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Buffalo Bills first-year defensive end Eddie Yarbrough never will forget the feeling of being passed over when the NFL Draft ended in 2016. "It was an uppercut from Mike Tyson to the gut," Yarbrough said. Yarbrough and 17 other Buffalo Bills players this season beat the odds by making an NFL roster without being drafted. "As me and my guy Ryan Davis say, 'We're fr…

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Before the season, we took a look at some players the Buffalo Bills added in the offseason. Instead of simply reviewing these players' past performances while on different teams, we examined their athleticism. Typically, you can get an idea of how well someone will play based on athletic ability. Eddie Yarbrough recorded his first career sack in Week Two, so let's lo…

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The Carolina Panthers put a clamp on the Buffalo Bills' offense in Week Two, and for the vast majority of the contest, the Bills' defense returned the favor to Cam Newton's attack. It was a game that more resembled the NFL of 50 years ago, not the the modern-day league known for its yard-accumulating, point-scoring tendencies. Here are the important advanced stats fr…

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"Slow your roll," some readers said. "Way too early," others claimed. "Give 'em time, for cryin' outs," I heard. My takeaway from the Buffalo Bills' preseason opener last week was their disconcerting penalty total. They committed 13 penalties. The Minnesota Vikings accepted 10 of them for 106 yards. All those flags irked Bills coach Sean McDermott, but many fan…