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MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – The Buffalo Bills are finally headed back to the playoffs, but they might be going there without their best offensive player. Running back LeSean McCoy left Sunday’s 22-16 victory over the Dolphins in the third quarter with a right ankle injury. McCoy was hurt at the end of a 3-yard carry as he was tackled by Dolphins linebacker Chase Allen. Bil…

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A Buffalo Bills victory wasn't enough. Not only did they have to beat the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, but the Bills also needed help from at least one other team, maybe two, to end the longest active playoff skid in North American big-league sports. In addition, the Baltimore Ravens had to lose. If not that, then the Los Angeles Chargers and the Tennessee Titans had to…

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MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy suffered a right ankle injury in the third quarter of Sunday's game against the Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium. The Bills later announced that McCoy is out for the game. McCoy was hurt at the end of a 3-yard run when he was tackled by Dolphins linebacker Chase Allen. After staying down and pounding his fist on…

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So it comes down to this for the Buffalo Bills. Beat the Miami Dolphins on Sunday and get some help around the league, and a 17-year playoff drought will be over. You know the scenarios by now, but once more here they are: A Buffalo win coupled with a loss by Baltimore against Cincinnati gets the Bills in the playoffs. The other path for the Bills includes beating Miami…

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With all the games that will help determine which teams will be the AFC wild cards all scheduled for 4:25, it will be hard for the Bills players and coaches not to be watching the scoreboard in Miami to see what the Ravens, Titans and Chargers are doing. Here is a sampling of what coach Sean McDermott and some players had to say about it: Coach Sean McDermott: “I thi…

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The Buffalo Bills' offense has been good at keeping drives alive this season and great at converting third-and-manageable situations. The Bills rank seventh in third-down offense overall, converting 42 percent of their chances. The Bills are second in the league in third-and-5 or less, converting 65 percent. Only Dallas, at 66 percent, is better on third and 1 to 5. …

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Bills' fullback lead zone run Miami's defensive tackles are stout but the linebackers can be attacked in the run game. This was a fullback lead zone run the Bills hit for 14 yards in the win two weeks ago. Center Eric Wood (70) got a piece of defensive tackle Jordan Phillips (97) then got to the second level and bulled linebacker Kiko Alonso (47). Fullback Patric…

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LeSean McCoy had a huge day in Buffalo's loss in New England in Week 16, a game that marked a high-level of versatility for the veteran running back. He had 71 rushing yards on 17 attempts (4.18 yards per rush) and five catches for 76 yards. It was the first contest for McCoy in which he amassed over 70 rushing yards and 70 receiving yards in the same game since Nov. 17…

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Say this for the Buffalo Bills: While the result against the New England Patriots is predictable, the way it's achieved is always interesting. Buffalo's 37-16 loss on Christmas Eve had a bit of everything: Terrible officiating, painfully conservative coaching and a classic defensive collapse. Here's a look at whose stock is rising and whose is falling after Week 16: …

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It's the Cap Cappiest day of the year. Hey, Bills fans. Come over here and take a look inside this Christmas stocking for some goodies. Yule love them! (I hate myself.) Anyway, I've compiled a bunch of facts and stats to chew on while you celebrate Christmas and try to get over Sunday's 37-16 loss to the New England Patriots in Gillette Stadium. The Bills' play…

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A couple thousand hours of work and study are dedicated each week to the upcoming game. About $170 million is spent on player salaries every year and many, many more millions paid to coaches, scouts, support staff and executives. Tax dollars build the stadiums and keep them upright. The biggest investment, however, might come from the fans. Players and coaches com…

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Here are my 10 observations from the Buffalo Bills’ 37-16 loss to the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. 1. The NFL should be embarrassed about its absolutely baffling rules regarding what is, or isn’t, a catch. Bills receiver Kelvin Benjamin should have been credited with a 4-yard touchdown catch at the end of the second quarter. Anyone who w…

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BOSTON – The out-of-town scoreboard will be just as important for the Buffalo Bills on Sunday as their result in New England. With Baltimore having won Saturday night, the biggest game remaining on the Week 16 schedule for the Bills involves the Chargers and Jets. A loss by Los Angeles would mean the Bills would go to Week 17 needing a win against Miami and a loss by ei…

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The Buffalo Bills don't quite control their own destiny, but they could get there this weekend. A victory Sunday over the New England Patriots would easily be the biggest of the team's 17-year playoff drought, although it wouldn't clinch the Bills a playoff spot even if everything else shakes out their way. Still, it would set up a thrilling final week of the regular se…

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As an only child, Tyrod Taylor was fortunate around Christmas time. “My family wasn't rich or anything, but my mom and my dad tried to make sure I had everything I asked for,” the Buffalo Bills’ quarterback said Thursday. When Taylor reached the NFL, he was determined to make the holiday special for others the way his parents did for him. He did so by “adopting” fami…