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This is not meant to be a complaint, but rather a humorous story to start your Saturday morning. My flight to Jacksonville on Friday night was delayed a couple hours in Detroit. No big deal. It happens this time of year with air travel in the Northeast, and it could have been a lot worse with what people in New York and Boston are going through. Once we did get on th…

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The wait is almost over. A day short of the 18-year anniversary of the Music City Miracle, the Buffalo Bills make their long-awaited return to the postseason Sunday when they visit the Jaguars at EverBank Field. Here's all you need to know for the game, plus five things we'll be watching for: • TV: CBS. Announcers: Jim Nantz (play by play), To…

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The architects are different, but the blueprints they’re working off remain the same for the Buffalo Bills. A strong running game and a defense that depends on taking the ball away will be the keys to an upset victory Sunday for the Bills in their first playoff game in 18 years. That’s a vision that was laid out on March 10, 2015, the day the team officially acquired ru…

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There is no replacing LeSean McCoy. Buffalo Bills running back Marcus Murphy knows that, even if he’s asked to try Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars. "I know I have a role in this offense, just like everyone else,” Murphy said Wednesday after practice. “I can't be Shady. You know, Shady is Shady. I just try to do what I can to take care of my role. When I get t…

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When the Bills run: No LeSean McCoy is a scary thought for the Bills. If the Jaguars have a weakness defensively (Buffalo coach Sean McDermott says they don’t), it would be stopping the run. Jacksonville allowed 116.3 rushing yards per game in the regular season, which tied for 21st in the NFL. Stopping the combination of Marcus Murphy and Mike Tolbert is obviously prefera…

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The Buffalo Bills started fast and slowed down. The Miami Dolphins started sloppy and got sloppier. Tight end Nick O'Leary took advantage of one of Miami's many mistakes Sunday and got the Bills started on their 22-16 victory Sunday. Miami is the most penalized team in the NFL, averaging 8.5 penalties a game. The Dolphins helped the Bills by committing 14 penalties f…

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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…

Analysis

When the Bills run: The Dolphins did a nice job against LeSean McCoy when these teams met in Week 15, holding him to 50 yards on 20 carries. Quarterback Tyrod Taylor, however, gained 42 yards on just six carries, while Travaris Cadet added 24 yards on four attempts. With Cadet now out of the lineup, the Bills might turn to Marcus Murphy, who was promoted from the practice …

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Buffalo Bills owner Terry Pegula has publicly added himself to the list of people frustrated about the Kelvin Benjamin overturned touchdown call in Sunday's loss to the New England Patriots. "Everybody I talk to, and they're not Bills fans, they're not necessarily anti-Patriots, but they're all baffled by that call," Pegula said Tuesday in an interview with WGR-550. …

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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…