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The drought is dead. The Buffalo Bills finally ended a 17-year postseason dry spell, leading to mass celebrations, six-figure charitable donations and hope that, finally, the team is on the right path under the leadership of General Manager Brandon Beane and coach Sean McDermott. Before attention turns squarely to planning for 2018, though, here is one final look bac…

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This is not meant to be a complaint, but rather a humorous story to start your Saturday morning. My flight to Jacksonville on Friday night was delayed a couple hours in Detroit. No big deal. It happens this time of year with air travel in the Northeast, and it could have been a lot worse with what people in New York and Boston are going through. Once we did get on th…

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The wait is almost over. A day short of the 18-year anniversary of the Music City Miracle, the Buffalo Bills make their long-awaited return to the postseason Sunday when they visit the Jaguars at EverBank Field. Here's all you need to know for the game, plus five things we'll be watching for: • TV: CBS. Announcers: Jim Nantz (play by play), To…

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A Buffalo Bills victory wasn't enough. Not only did they have to beat the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, but the Bills also needed help from at least one other team, maybe two, to end the longest active playoff skid in North American big-league sports. In addition, the Baltimore Ravens had to lose. If not that, then the Los Angeles Chargers and the Tennessee Titans had to…

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Vlad Ducasse and Jordan Mills were standouts for the Buffalo Bills' offensive line in Sunday's victory over the Miami Dolphins. Ducasse held his own at right guard against Miami star Ndamukong Suh and paved the way for some good runs by LeSean McCoy. Mills held off Miami's best edge rusher, Cameron Wake, in one-on-one pass protection virtually the whole game. Cred…

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The Buffalo Bills will play meaningful football for the entire 2017 season. Their 24-16 victory Sunday over the Miami Dolphins guaranteed that the Bills will be alive in the AFC playoff race through the final game of the year – when they will visit those same Dolphins in South Florida. Before that looms a trip to New England for the biggest game in ... well, a really lo…

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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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The Buffalo Bills' deficient pass rush had another forgettable outing Sunday. The Bills are not getting to the quarterback with four rushers, so they tried more five-man rushes against the Los Angeles Chargers. To no avail. The Bills blitzed Philip Rivers 10 times in 37 drop-backs in the 54-24 loss at StubHub Center. Rivers was 8 of 10 for 118 yards when blitzed, …

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After the Buffalo Bills shocked the Atlanta Falcons in Week 4, LeSean McCoy had a message as the media came into the team's locker room. "Y'all picked us to lose, right?" he shouted. "Come talk to the winners!" McCoy and the Bills knew expectations for the team were low. They were more than ready to play the "nobody believed in us" card. As the Bills kept winning, ev…

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Grading the Bills RUNNING GAME: B LeSean McCoy put up some ridiculous numbers – 114 yards rushing on just 13 carries. His 37-yard run followed by a 27-yard touchdown in the first quarter showcased his abilities. If there was a silver lining, I guess that would be it. Tyrod Taylor scrambled for 38 yards to help the final numbers look good. Travaris Cadet showed a puls…

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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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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. Through …

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One play stood out for Buffalo Bills right tackle Jordan Mills as he watched video of Oakland sackmaster Khalil Mack in last week's game against Kansas City. Mack used one arm to bull rush Chiefs tackle Eric Fisher backward into the lap of quarterback Alex Smith. "I looked at that play about 10 times and looked at what not to do," Mills said after the Bills' 34-14 vi…

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Jordan Mills vs. Khalil Mack The Bills dared to leave their unheralded right tackle one on one vs. the Raiders' sackmaster on a bunch of pass plays. It was not double-team blocking against Mack all the time. Mack had just two tackles. Neither he nor sack-make Bruce Irvin took down Tyrod Taylor. Mack rushed mostly from the right. But Cordy Glenn did a good job against…

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Khalil Mack vs. Jordan Mills It will not just be the Bills' right tackle against the Raiders' superstar edge rusher. The Bills often will have a running back or a tight end on Mack's side of the field. Mack rushes off right tackle 75 percent of the time and off left tackle 25 percent. One of the few times Mack was one-on-one with Mills in last season's game, Mack hit Ty…