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The Bills enter the bye week in a three-way tie with the Jets and Patriots for first place, but will come out of it trailing by a half-game, as New York will host New England on Sunday — the winner will take the division lead. With no game to prepare for this weekend and no historical stats to uncover for the Buffalo Bills’ upcoming matchup, let’s instead take a l…

The dizzying number of changes implemented by the Buffalo Bills heading into the 2017 season have been well-documented. Just 22 players who appeared in a game for the team at any point last year are back this year. A total of 21 offensive players who accounted for 3,752 snaps and 20 defensive players who took 7,089 snaps in 2016 are either playing elsewhere or out of th…

After leading the league in many rushing categories in 2015 and 2016, the Bills are currently averaging 3.4 yards per carry, the fourth-lowest figure in the NFL. So what's going on? Is it the move to the zone-blocking scheme? The offensive line? LeSean McCoy and Mike Tolbert? To answer these questions, I rewatched and tracked every rush by a running back through five…

Enjoy this free sample of the extensive Bills coverage available on BNblitz.com. To subscribe, visit BNblitz.com. LeSean McCoy had a game to forget against the Bengals. Mostly anchored by the lowest receiving grade among running backs, the Bills featured running back had the lowest overall Pro Football Focus grade among 44 backs in Week Five. McCoy had three dro…

LeSean McCoy started the 2017 season exactly how most expected he would. The Buffalo Bills’ running back carried 22 times for 110 yards in a win over the New York Jets, looking every bit like the Pro Bowl performer he’s been since arriving in Western New York in 2015. Since that time, however, Shady has gone missing. In the Bills’ last four games, McCoy has car…

TYROD TAYLOR The passing game, once tight end Charles Clay went out, it just never got on track today. How tough was it to not have him out there? “It was definitely tough, but we didn’t make enough plays on offense (to win). I’ll take full responsibility for that one. It just wasn’t a great offensive performance. We had a bunch of opportunities and left some p…

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 …

CINCINNATI – There is a short list of players the Buffalo Bills can least afford to lose this season, and tight end Charles Clay is near the top. Unfortunately for the Bills, that’s what happened Sunday in a 20-16 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. Clay suffered a left knee injury in the second quarter when he was hit by Bengals safety Shawn Willi…

The Bills are playing the best football in the AFC East right now. They are a good team.” – Michael Lombardi, The Ringer.   “It's time to start paying attention to the” Buffalo Bills’ defense. “Their strong performance against ATL is not a fluke. They've been solid all year.” – Bucky Brooks, NFL Network.   “Sean McDermott. Now that's a coach.”…

Week Four marked another sub-par game in the stat book for LeSean McCoy, but once again, he made his impact felt in the pass game. Stats courtesy of Pro Football Focus. The Bills' feature back ran 15 pass routes and accumulated 32 yards, good for a 2.13 yards per route run number. Heading into Week Five, McCoy is averaging 1.96 yards per route run, which is the sixt…

Strange, this Buffalo Bills season. A month before the season began, after the Sammy Watkins and Ronald Darby trades, general manager Brandon Beane found himself answering questions about throwing in the towel on 2017. Buffalo fans still sporting argument scars over the 2014-15 Sabres broke out their old debate points for this year's Bills. What we've learned the …

The Buffalo Bills have turned out to be a pretty good team. Talk of tanking filled the airwaves, packed the blogs and was bandied about barrooms before the 2017 season began. Yet here is Buffalo at 3-1, an open-receiver-incompletion away from 4-0. The Bills upset the high-flying Atlanta Falcons, 23-17, in Mercedes Benz Stadium. The Falcons went to the Super Bowl l…