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The New Orleans Saints dropped by New Era Field on Sunday to slap around the Buffalo Bills. The Saints handed their hosts one of the mousiest defeats in NFL history, stunned Bills fans with unchecked dominance and even drank their beer. We should have known how much New Orleans would feel at home 8:42 after the opening kickoff. Mark Ingram scored his first touchdown,…

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Buffalo Bills safeties Micah Hyde and Jordan Poyer know they will be in dangerous cross hairs Sunday against the New Orleans Saints. Drew Brees is one of the greatest manipulators of safeties ever to play quarterback. "He's skilled at what he does, and throwing off DBs is just one of the many skills that he has," Hyde said. "He uses his vision to hold the safety in t…

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To say the Buffalo Bills lack offensive rhythm in the first quarter this season is putting it kindly. More accurately, they look like Elaine dancing on Seinfeld at the start of games.The Bills have managed just six total points in the first quarter through eight games — last in the NFL. Offensive coordinator Rick Dennison was asked Monday about what the problem ear…

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Kelvin Benjamin's debut with the Buffalo Bills will have to wait. The wide receiver, acquired Tuesday in a trade with the Carolina Panthers, went through warmups with the Bills prior to Thursday night's game against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium, but was declared inactive a short time later. "He only had a small amount of time to get …

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NEWARK, N.J. – The Bills hit prime time Thursday night looking to vault to the top of the AFC East. A victory over the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium would get the Bills to 6-2 for the first time since the last Super Bowl season and into a tie with the New England Patriots. The Bills would actually be ahead of New England based on a better division record, with a pa…

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It’s one of the age-old truths in football: Win the turnover battle, (most likely) win the game. The 2017 Buffalo Bills are following that script to the letter. The Bills have won the turnover battle in six of their seven games, including all five wins, and broke even in the other. They’re not just winning the battle lately, either. They’re blowing teams out. Dati…

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The New York Times was not kind to the Buffalo Bills a couple months ago. Here was that institution’s lead paragraph from the Bills’ 21-12 win over the New York Jets in Week One: “In a season-opening showdown between two of the least-promising teams in the N.F.L., the Buffalo Bills beat the Jets, 21-12, on Sunday and, because of an upset and a natural disaster, wil…

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A short week will keep the Buffalo Bills from getting a pair of starters back Thursday night against the New York Jets. Cornerback E.J. Gaines (hamstring) and tight end Charles Clay (knee) were ruled out by the team following Wednesday's walk-thru practice. The injury news might not be all bad, though, as safety Jordan Poyer (knee) and linebacker Ramon Humber (thumb) we…

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Bills coach Sean McDermott provided injury updates during a meeting with reporters Tuesday morning in advance of Thursday's game against the Jets. "Don't let the record fool you," he said of the Jets. "This is a good football team." Here is the latest on injuries: (more to come): https://twitter.com/viccarucci/status/925359859331149825 https://twitter.com/viccaruc…

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The Buffalo Bills got to work right away in preparations for Thursday night’s game against the New York Jets. “No. 1 is to get as fresh as possible mind, body and spirit, get those in the right spot, and just to make sure we understand our plan in terms of the game plan for the week,” coach Sean McDermott said Monday afternoon. “The great part about it, is guys …

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It looked like it was going to be a long afternoon for Trae Elston. The Buffalo Bills’ safety found himself in coverage on back-to-back, 20-yard gains on the Oakland Raiders’ first drive Sunday. There was cause for concern about the injuries in the Buffalo secondary, and Elston’s tough start only heightened those. Those concerns, however, were quickly put to re…

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Andre Holmes is batting .272 this season. The Buffalo Bills' lanky wide receiver has 11 catches in 2017, three of which have gone for touchdowns. One of those came Sunday in the Buffalo Bills' 34-14 win over Oakland. Holmes had three catches for 51 yards, including a 6-yard touchdown in the second quarter against his old team in helping the Bills improve to 5-2. "I h…

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Anquan Boldin apparently is ready to end his brief retirement – if another team makes an offer acceptable to the Buffalo Bills. ESPN's Adam Schefter obtained a letter sent Thursday from Bills General Brandon Beane to Boldin's agent, Tom Condon, granting him permission to seek out a trade partner. Boldin, 37, retired from the Bills on Aug. 20, less than two weeks af…

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Here is the latest from the practice field Thursday as the Bills continue to prep for the Oakland Raiders: https://twitter.com/JaySkurski/status/923579299206230016 Incognito emerged from Sunday's game with an ankle injury. Coach Sean McDermott said Wednesday that Incognito was held out of that day's practice for precautionary reasons because it was early in the week.…

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Below are the Buffalo Bills' snap counts for the 2017 season, with some observations from the Week Seven win over the Buccaneers. • Richie Incognito missed his first nine snaps of the season after suffering an ankle injury. • Left tackle Cordy Glenn played 58 of 68 snaps in his first start since Week Two. He is close to being ready to play a full game, coach Sean…