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The dizzying number of changes implemented by the Buffalo Bills heading into the 2017 season have been well-documented. Just 22 players who appeared in a game for the team at any point last year are back this year. A total of 21 offensive players who accounted for 3,752 snaps and 20 defensive players who took 7,089 snaps in 2016 are either playing elsewhere or out of th…

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…

We know the Bills are lacking at wide receiver these days. The Sammy Watkins trade, Anquan Boldin’s surprise retirement and Jordan Matthews’ thumb injury reduced the group to a struggling rookie, kick return specialists and street free agents on Sunday. How unproductive has the receiving corps been though the first five games? “Historically bad,” ESPN’s Mik…

Don't blame Tyrod Taylor for Sunday's loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. No, he wasn't perfect. But the Buffalo Bills could be 5-0 if they had better receivers, or maybe if they used them at all. The Bills are in better shape than we expected. They enter their bye week tied atop the AFC East at 3-2, same as the New England Patriots and New York Jets. They hung tough …

When the Buffalo Bills started the season 3-1 and an undefeated record in the AFC, many fans wondered, "So what's the catch?" On Sunday, they were asking, "Where are the catches?" The Cincinnati Bengals handled the Bills' threadbare offense and won, 20-16, in Paul Brown Stadium. The Bills' defense was dynamite with three takeaways, but Tyrod Taylor didn't have eno…

Did we learn Sunday the Buffalo Bills have their own LaVar Ball? We certainly know Robert Jones, father of rookie receiver Zay Jones, was a far more accomplished athlete than Lonzo Ball's blowhard daddy. But Robert Jones, while in Mercedes-Benz Stadium to watch the Bills play the Atlanta Falcons, went after media and fans from his @robertjonesLB55 Twitter account for…

Strange, this Buffalo Bills season. A month before the season began, after the Sammy Watkins and Ronald Darby trades, general manager Brandon Beane found himself answering questions about throwing in the towel on 2017. Buffalo fans still sporting argument scars over the 2014-15 Sabres broke out their old debate points for this year's Bills. What we've learned the …

The Buffalo Bills have turned out to be a pretty good team. Talk of tanking filled the airwaves, packed the blogs and was bandied about barrooms before the 2017 season began. Yet here is Buffalo at 3-1, an open-receiver-incompletion away from 4-0. The Bills upset the high-flying Atlanta Falcons, 23-17, in Mercedes Benz Stadium. The Falcons went to the Super Bowl l…

Before the season, I pieced together a comprehensive comparison of Jordan Matthews and Sammy Watkins. In that study, I came to the conclusion that Matthews had been about 85 percent as good as Watkins in their three-year NFL careers leading up to the 2017 campaign. http://buffalonews.com/2017/09/07/jordan-matthews-sammy-watkins-comprehensive-comparison/?utm_campaign=pum…

After a week unlike any the NFL has ever seen, one thing is clear: “Stick to football” is no longer an option. As Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said Thursday night after leading his team to a win over the Chicago Bears, “as much as some people want us to just shut up and play football … sports and politics have always intersected.” Never was t…

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.…

The Buffalo Bills host the Denver Broncos in a Week Three outing that's the second-straight game with many of familiar faces squaring off against each other. Rick Dennison was the Broncos offensive coordinator over the past two seasons, so he certainly knows Trevor Siemian, Demaryius Thomas, and Emmanuel Sanders very well. Let's assess some critical one-on-one matchu…