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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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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Sunday's playoff game was there to be won, but the Buffalo Bills demonstrated they're not quite ready to challenge for anything more than our hearts just yet. Rookie head coach Sean McDermott and first-year General Manager Brandon Beane made progress in establishing a new Bills era. Now we get to watch them try to turn a plucky club into a true cont…

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The belief from the beginning was that the Buffalo Bills were looking toward 2018 and beyond. All the trades, the unloaded salaries and the accumulation of draft choices signaled an organization building for the future. That the Bills reached the postseason was a bonus, a beautiful fluke that flowed from Cincinnati quarterback Andy Dalton's right…

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Members of the Jacksonville Jaguars’ secondary aren’t content simply beating opponents – they want them to hear about it, too. The Jaguars have developed a reputation as some of the biggest trash talkers in the NFL, something the Buffalo Bills’ receivers have caught wind of this week. “I've been hearing that,” Deonte Thompson said. “Talking's cheap. Talking ain't nev…

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The Buffalo Bills' defense has played a bend-but-don't-break style to maximum advantage this season. The Bills' defense closed the regular season ranked 26th in yards allowed and 18th in points allowed. It was 29th against the run and 20th against the pass. Not too impressive. Yet the defense spearheaded the team's drive to a playoff berth. The main statistical ca…

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MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – The Buffalo Bills are finally headed back to the playoffs, but they might be going there without their best offensive player. Running back LeSean McCoy left Sunday’s 22-16 victory over the Dolphins in the third quarter with a right ankle injury. McCoy was hurt at the end of a 3-yard carry as he was tackled by Dolphins linebacker Chase Allen. Bil…

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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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Say this for the Buffalo Bills: While the result against the New England Patriots is predictable, the way it's achieved is always interesting. Buffalo's 37-16 loss on Christmas Eve had a bit of everything: Terrible officiating, painfully conservative coaching and a classic defensive collapse. Here's a look at whose stock is rising and whose is falling after Week 16: …

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Tyrod Taylor's 281 passing yards Sunday were his second-most this year and the sixth most of his career. He left too many plays on the field. It was not a good enough overall performance for the Buffalo Bills' quarterback in the 37-16 loss to the New England Patriots. Taylor took six sacks. The first four were his fault, either by running into pressure or holding …

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The failure of the Buffalo Bills' offense to capitalize on scoring chances cost the team its upset bid Sunday in New England. The Bills were 0 for 4 in the red zone in the 37-16 loss. Quarterback Tyrod Taylor and his receiving corps continually came up short inside the Patriots' 20-yard line. Those missed opportunities lead this week's 10 plays that shaped the game: …

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Here are my 10 observations from the Buffalo Bills’ 37-16 loss to the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. 1. The NFL should be embarrassed about its absolutely baffling rules regarding what is, or isn’t, a catch. Bills receiver Kelvin Benjamin should have been credited with a 4-yard touchdown catch at the end of the second quarter. Anyone who w…

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When bowl season arrives in college football, the goal posts get moved for NFL teams. Unlike the regular season, when teams can scout as many games as they want, a little-known different set of rules applies for the postseason. “You don't get the same access that you would in season,” said Buffalo Bills General Manager Brandon Beane, explaining that every NFL team is…

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Take this to the bank when the Buffalo Bills visit New England Sunday: The Patriots will be playing in the Bills' red zone. New England's offense moves up and down the field on everybody. The Pats rank No. 2 in the NFL in yards gained, and they're No. 2 in red-zone possessions. They move inside the opponent's 20-yard line more than four times a game on average. The B…

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Buffalo Bills safety Micah Hyde is on track to make the Pro Bowl for his efforts in the 2017 regular season. While his safety mate Jordan Poyer won't earn a bid to the All-Star game in Orlando, he's enjoyed an underrated, breakout campaign in Buffalo this year. On the year, Poyer's 92.1 Pro Football Focus coverage grade is second among all safeties in the NFL and actual…

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Gotta love kids and what they say when you put a video camera in front of them. The Bills posted a video asking the kids of several players what their fathers do and also who their boss is. And it was adorable. https://twitter.com/buffalobills/status/941721836093505536