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When the Bills run: LeSean McCoy sits just 39 yards from a huge career milestone of 10,000 yards. McCoy’s running ability in the snow is out of this world — it looks like he’s playing on a different surface than everybody else. The Bills have quietly improved to sixth in the NFL in rushing, averaging 130.1 yards per game. That's almost all McCoy. If he doesn’t get the mile…

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Just how good was LeSean McCoy against the Colts in the snow on Sunday? He earned Pro Football Focus' second-highest grade among all running backs in Week 14. Beyond that, he forced a whopping eight missed tackles. Ironically, Indianapolis runner Frank Gore was the only ball-carrier who forced more missed tackles (nine) on the ground. McCoy's grade of 93.5 – in PFF's…

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After LeSean McCoy's monstrous performance in the snow in the Bills win over the Colts, let's examine how he's fared with Buffalo when facing the Dolphins. Obviously, Miami's defense doesn't consist of the exact same players from last season or two years ago, but it features some of the same important pieces like Nnamdukong Suh, Cameron Wake, Kiko Alonso and Reshad Jone…

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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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The Buffalo Bills tried their darnedest to reduce their playoff chances Sunday. Sean McDermott seemingly playing for a tie by punting on fourth-and-1 from the Indianapolis Colts' 41-yard line with 4:07 left in overtime. You don't count on emergency quarterback Joe Webb hitting Deonte Thompson for 34 yards and LeSean McCoy finishing off the game with a 21-yard touchdo…

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Still hanging on a wall in Stephen Hauschka's childhood bedroom in Needham, Mass., is a faded photo autographed by Adam Vinatieri. Hauschka was 16 years old when the moment was etched in New England sports history: Vinatieri's 23-yard field goal that beat the Oakland Raiders in sudden death, sent the Patriots to the next playoff round and propelled them to their first S…

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LeSean McCoy had a story to tell. The Buffalo Bills’ running back hadn’t even taken a question at his postgame press conference Sunday following his team’s 13-7 overtime victory over the Indianapolis Colts at New Era Field before McCoy explained why he had confidence in quarterback Joe Webb. Back in 2010, when McCoy was still in Philadelphia, the Eagles were cruising…

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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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Colton Schmidt vs. Rigoberto Sanchez Both punters were superb. Neither had a shank or a muffed exchange. Schmidt's net average was 38 yards, Sanchez's was 35.6. Schmidt made the clutch punt of the game, kicking from deep in the end zone with the Bills backed up at their own 5 with 2:16 left in the half. He booted a 40-yarder with no return. "That was the hardest kick…

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BILLS COACH SEAN McDERMOTT Opening Statement: Alright. Hopefully everybody’s dried out a little bit here. I’m going to get it started with just, again, appreciation with the fans sticking it out to support us through this type of weather. Buffalo weather, right? Good to get a win at home. Again, appreciation and a thanks, big time thanks, to all the people that contribu…

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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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If the Buffalo Bills have any hope of being a playoff team, they need a win Sunday. The 3-9 Indianapolis Colts have nothing to play for. While it may not feel like it after a stretch that has seen the Bills get blown out four times in five games, the team still has a fighting chance at the postseason, even if it will need some help. If the Bills get to 9-7, the New York…

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What drives LeSean McCoy? If you thought you knew, think again. McCoy’s original goal, back in 2009, was to survive eight years in the NFL. That sounded good for a running back drafted in the second round. But when he blew past that mark last season still going as strong as ever, McCoy upped his sights to 10 years and 10,000 rushing yards. He refers to that as his “1…

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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 …