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Don't blame Tyrod Taylor for Sunday's loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. No, he wasn't perfect. But the Buffalo Bills could be 5-0 if they had better receivers, or maybe if they used them at all. The Bills are in better shape than we expected. They enter their bye week tied atop the AFC East at 3-2, same as the New England Patriots and New York Jets. They hung tough …

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Eric Dickerson's record would be skunked. O.J. Simpson's magical 2,003? Vaporized. Adrian Peterson, Barry Sanders and Terrell Davis would have nothing on Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy. The greatest rushing seasons in NFL history would be dots in McCoy's rearview mirror if his first-half production held up over the course of an entire game 16 times. Mc…

PHOENIX -- What would LaDainian Tomlinson tell Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller about being a running back for Rex Ryan? "Expect a lot of carries," said Tomlinson, who played his final two seasons under Ryan. Tomlinson is an analyst for NFL Network and is here to work the Super Bowl. Tomlinson was rejuvenated under Ryan. He was a five-time Pro Bowler for the San Diego Charg…

The Buffalo Bills had their worst rushing season since the NFL schedule expanded 36 years ago. You better believe that kind of ineffectiveness won't fly with new coach Rex Ryan. Ryan gets giddy over a "ground and pound" offense. "Those are a running back's favorite words," Bills captain Fred Jackson said. "He wants to beat people running the ball." The Bills' next offe…