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Anthony Lynn never bought into the hype. While the idea was pushed that the former interim coach of the Buffalo Bills was a “virtual lock” to get the permanent job at the end of the 2016 season, Lynn said this week that thought never crossed his mind. “At the end of the season, you're interviewing for jobs,” he said this week. “You're talking with your agen…

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Eric Wood believes the best teams are the ones that forge the closest bonds off the field. Several teammates joined Wood on Monday night to help raise more than $57,000 for The Children’s Hospital of Buffalo Foundation and Stone’s Buddies through the Bills center’s annual Flights and Bites fundraiser at Big Ditch Brewing Co. “My teammates and the staff with the B…

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LeSean McCoy didn't necessarily have a bad performance against the Saints, it's just that the game script didn't allow him to be a focal point of the Bills' offense. He carried the ball eight times for 49 yards – which included a 36-yard scamper – and 38 of those yards came before contact. He forced one missed tackle running the football against New Orleans. Thro…

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Bills center Eric Wood will host a party for teammates and fans — and likely show off his singing voice — at his annual Flights and Bites fundraiser Monday night at Big Ditch Brewing Co. in downtown Buffalo. “We’re trying to raise some money for families that have sick children and Western New York and make an impact,” Wood said Friday. “This is the third on…

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The Buffalo Bills used up their mulligan in Week 9. A loss to the New York Jets increased the importance on every game over the second half of the schedule, starting with Sunday's visit to New Era Field by the New Orleans Saints. With a win, the Bills could improve to 6-3 for the first time since 1999 and reignite the optimism that was diminished with the ugly showing i…

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Richie Incognito had a rough go of it last Thursday. The Buffalo Bills' left guard wasn't alone, either. The Bills' offensive line is coming off its worst showing of the season in a Week 9 loss to the New York Jets. Quarterback Tyrod Taylor was under constant duress, and was sacked nine times. Running back LeSean McCoy had nowhere to go, producing just 25 yards on the …

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It’s one of the age-old truths in football: Win the turnover battle, (most likely) win the game. The 2017 Buffalo Bills are following that script to the letter. The Bills have won the turnover battle in six of their seven games, including all five wins, and broke even in the other. They’re not just winning the battle lately, either. They’re blowing teams out. Dati…

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Textbook power-running execution on LeSean McCoy's 48-yard touchdown run was the exclamation point of a superb ground game for the Buffalo Bills Sunday. The Bills attacked downhill off left tackle to outnumber the Raiders at the point of attack, and McCoy showed his breakaway speed when he got to the second level of the defense. Vlad Ducasse pulled from right guard a…

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The Buffalo Bills showed off diversity in their running game in Sunday's 30-27 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Bills had some success running out of five different personnel groupings. They executed both their zone running plays and the gap-scheme runs that have pulling linemen leading the way. It all added up to 173 rushing yards on 33 carries, the bigges…

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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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Gerald McCoy vs. Bills O-line The Bucs' star defensive tackle was neutralized by good blocking and good game-planning by the Bills. McCoy is a three-time first-team All-Pro and ranks among the top three defensive tackles in the NFL, with the Rams' Aaron Donald and Philadelphia's Fletcher Cox. McCoy made just one tackle against the Bills. Guard Richie Incognito faced him…

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After leading the league in many rushing categories in 2015 and 2016, the Bills are currently averaging 3.4 yards per carry, the fourth-lowest figure in the NFL. So what's going on? Is it the move to the zone-blocking scheme? The offensive line? LeSean McCoy and Mike Tolbert? To answer these questions, I rewatched and tracked every rush by a running back through five…

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Let's examine the most crucial one-on-one matchups in the Bills' game against the Bengals in Cincinnati, a critical contest before Buffalo's bye week. Stats courtesy of Pro Football Focus. Bills' biggest disadvantage Geno Atkins vs. Eric Wood Atkins poses a gigantic problem for any interior offensive line he faces. He possesses elite quickness, leverage, strength, …

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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…