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When the Bills run: LeSean McCoy is closing in on 10,000 career rushing yards, needing 195 to get to the milestone. He’s up to sixth in the NFL with 851 yards, averaging 4.1 yards per carry. McCoy should have a chance to make some plays on the edge against Indianapolis. The Colts are allowing 7.47 yards on rushes to the left end, most in the league. The Colts are 13th in t…

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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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At least the Chiefs lost. If you’re looking for a positive to come out of Sunday for the Buffalo Bills, that’s about the only thing I can find to offer you. The 23-3 loss to the New England Patriots at New Era Field felt like Exhibit No. 1,000 in the never-ending dominance between the two teams. It feels like Buffalo is as far away as ever from offering any type of chal…

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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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Jordan Matthews’ time with the Buffalo Bills has been a constant struggle. A chest injury 15 minutes into his first practice with the team in training camp got things off to a bad start, and 12 weeks into the regular season, things haven’t got much better. Matthews has 24 catches for 268 yards and one touchdown in 10 games, which puts him on pace to finish with 35 ca…

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Below are the Buffalo Bills' snap counts for the 2017 season, with some observations from the Week 12 win over the Kansas City Chiefs. • With Kelvin Benjamin out, Zay Jones and Deonte Thompson took the most snaps at wide receiver, 57 and 56, respectively. That left Jordan Matthews as the No. 3 receiver. He played 42 of 70 offensive snaps (60 percent). • Andre Holmes …

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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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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Buffalo Bills’ confidence in Zay Jones has never wavered. The rookie receiver is starting to show why. Jones scored the team’s only touchdown Sunday in a 16-10 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium, an 11-yard catch in the first quarter. “That was definitely big for us right there,” quarterback Tyrod Taylor said. Jones was…

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It won't matter who plays quarterback for the Buffalo Bills if the defense can't stop giving up 45 points per game, as it has over the last three weeks. "We have to respond better on sudden change and adversity," defensive tackle Kyle Williams said. "Our football team, right now, is working through a mountain of it and the only way to get through it is to work through i…

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The Buffalo Bills have gotten into the Thanksgiving spirit. More than half of the roster helped hand out meals for 600 families last week at the Food Bank of Western New York. Owner Kim Pegula and several dozen team employees also participated in the annual Thanksgiving Blitz. “This is really a very true showing of heart and compassion for people who are having a tough t…

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CARSON, Calif. – Well, that was something, wasn’t it? What does rock bottom look like, exactly? Here are my 10 observations from the Bills’ unbelievable, 54-24 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. 1. The Nathan Peterman Era could not have gotten off to a worse start. The rookie quarterback was intercepted four times – FOUR – in the first 17 minutes of the game. The quarter…

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Nothing excites the masses like a quarterback change. The switch from Tyrod Taylor to Nathan Peterman this week dominates the conversation when it comes to the Buffalo Bills. It also overshadows the fact the Bills’ defense has completely fallen on its face the last two weeks. That stretch last Sunday when the New Orleans Saints ran the ball 24 times in a row was as d…

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1. Here's what Rick Dennison had to say about Mike Tolbert on Sept. 11, the day after the Buffalo Bills' season-opening victory over the New York Jets: "Went sideways two times and he'll get corrected on that. He'll go down hill." Fast forward to Sunday, and there was Tolbert, taking an option pitch from quarterback Tyrod Taylor on the Bills' fourth play of the game. Pr…

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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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There is now plenty of room on the Buffalo Bills’ bandwagon. Spots that filled up after the Bills raced out to a 5-2 start are once again available as fans filed out of New Era Field early on Sunday with their team looking downright abysmal for the second game in a row. A 47-10 loss to the New Orleans Saints dropped the Bills to 5-4. They are still holding onto the s…