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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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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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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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Jordan Matthews found himself getting anxious. The Buffalo Bills' No. 1 receiver sat out the entire preseason with a chip fracture in his sternum. Then the first half of Sunday's season opener against the New York Jets came and went at New Era Field with Matthews making just one catch for 14 yards. "It definitely took me a while just to be able to get back into it," …

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John Miller and Jordan Mills have each withstood challenges this summer to remain the Buffalo Bills' starters at right guard and right tackle, respectively. Coach Sean McDermott said Monday that both would be in the starting lineup for Sunday's regular-season opener against the New York Jets. Miller, who had been the No. 1 right guard since the Bills made him a third…

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Here's how Sean McDermott summed up the Buffalo Bills' performance through two preseason games Thursday night: "Well, I think there's been some good things that we've done," he said. "There's been some things that we need to continue to work on. We want to win games." That's something that hasn't happened. The Bills dropped to 0-2 in the preaseaon with Thursday's 20-…

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Football teams are expected to score points every time they’re in the red zone. The only question is whether they’ll get three points or seven. But since field goals are thought to be a given from that area, red-zone efficiency grades offenses on the number of times they’re able score touchdowns from inside the 20, and it rewards defenses for forcing field goals. …

Rookie linebacker A.J. Tarpley must have been really bad Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs in the eyes of his coaches. That's the only logical conclusion that can be drawn from the Bills releasing Tarpley on Monday, just a day after he played 26 defensive snaps in place of the injured Nigel Bradham in a 30-22 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. Bradham is expected to mis…