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Survive and advance. At this point in the season, that's what it's all about for the Buffalo Bills. It was mission accomplished in that regard Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts – barely. Buffalo's 13-7 overtime victory over Indianapolis kept the team's postseason hopes alive. You can spend hours analyzing tiebreaking procedures trying to pin down just how likely a p…

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Reid Ferguson and Colton Schmidt had zero margin for error Sunday. Lucky for the Buffalo Bills, their long snapper-punter duo played darn near a perfect game against the Indianapolis Colts. Ferguson was on the money with each of his snaps, while Schmidt’s six punts in conditions best described as nightmarish were generally excellent as the Bills got a must-have win, 13-…

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Deonte Thompson used to chase rabbits through the mucky soil of sugar cane fields when he was a youngster growing up in Belle Glade, Fla. Belle Glade, located due west of West Palm Beach, is sometimes referred to as Muck City. Maybe that experience long ago helped the Buffalo Bills' receiver navigate the ankle-high snow Sunday at New Era Field. Thompson made the c…

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Grading the Bills RUNNING GAME: A Shady loves the snow. LeSean McCoy plowed his way to 156 yards on 32 carries, including the game-winning, 21-yard run in overtime. On a day when the conditions were likely the worst they have ever been for a home game, he gave the Bills exactly what they needed. Backup Mike Tolbert returned from a three-game absence to rush six times…

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Observations from the Bills’ incredible, 13-7 overtime win against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday at New Era Field. 1. The spectacle of the weather is what everyone will remember from this game. Veteran writers, some of whom have been covering the Bills since their current stadium opened in 1973, said they have never seen a game with such poor visibility. Starting abo…

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Opening Statement: Okay, I apologize for being a little late here, had a couple things to take care of. Good morning, we’ll open it up. Just [going] to give you an update injury-wise: out for the game will be John Miller, still dealing with that ankle. We’ll go from there. Q: What is the status of your quarterback, who will be your starting quarterback? A: Yeah, we’r…

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Tyrod Taylor was back on the practice field Thursday for the Buffalo Bills, participating in individual drills. Taylor did not take part in any of the team sessions, coach Sean McDermott said after practice, and remains "day to day" as he recovers from a left knee injury suffered Sunday against the New England Patriots. "He did some good things," McDermott said. "He …

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The Bills are already down one wide receiver for Sunday's game against Indianapolis. It's still up in the air whether they'll be down another. Kelvin Benjamin, inactive the past two weeks with a meniscus tear, participated in practice a day after teammate Jordan Matthews was placed on injured reserve. Benjamin was limited but was able to participate in some drills, incl…

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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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Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor suffered a patellar tendon contusion in his left knee Sunday during a 23-3 loss to the New England Patriots and is listed as day to day, coach Sean McDermott said. Taylor is still the Bills' starting quarterback when he's healthy, according to McDermott. His availability for the Bills' Week 14 game against the Indianapolis Colts is…

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The scene certainly looked like the end of an era. Tyrod Taylor, a towel draped over his head, was carted off the field Sunday in the fourth quarter of a lopsided loss to the New England Patriots. A short time later, the Buffalo Bills ruled their starting quarterback out for the remainder of the game. Often times when that happens, it portends a long-term injury.…

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The Buffalo Bills will be without No. 2 tight end Nick O'Leary on Sunday against the New England Patriots. O'Leary, who was listed as questionable, will miss the game because of a back injury. That means Logan Thomas, who has been inactive the last two weeks, will dress. Also inactive for the Bills are wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin (knee), guard John Miller (ankle), …

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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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Add fullback Patrick DiMarco to the list of Bills players not practicing. DiMarco was listed as a full participant Wednesday despite an ankle injury, but did not take part Thursday. DiMarco has been used somewhat sparingly in recent games. He joined Mike Tolbert, Cordy Glenn, John Miller, Kelvin Benjamin and Nick O'Leary among those who were sidelined. https://…