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1. Here's what Rick Dennison had to say about Mike Tolbert on Sept. 11, the day after the Buffalo Bills' season-opening victory over the New York Jets: "Went sideways two times and he'll get corrected on that. He'll go down hill." Fast forward to Sunday, and there was Tolbert, taking an option pitch from quarterback Tyrod Taylor on the Bills' fourth play of the game. Pr…

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Below are the Buffalo Bills' snap counts for the 2017 season, with some observations from the Week 10 loss to the New Orleans Saints. • It didn't take wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin long to get up to speed on the Bills' offense. He led his position group with 41 snaps. Deonte Thompson getting more snaps than Jordan Matthews (39 to 36) was interesting, while Andre Holme…

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Below are the Buffalo Bills' snap counts for the 2017 season, with some observations from the Week 9 loss to the New York Jets. • With wide receiver Zay Jones hobbled by a knee injury that limited him to 40 snaps, veteran Jordan Matthews was the workhorse at the position, taking 71 of 75 snaps. • LeSean McCoy played 55 snaps, but got just 12 touches as the Bills …

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NEWARK, N.J. – The Bills hit prime time Thursday night looking to vault to the top of the AFC East. A victory over the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium would get the Bills to 6-2 for the first time since the last Super Bowl season and into a tie with the New England Patriots. The Bills would actually be ahead of New England based on a better division record, with a pa…

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The tide-turning play of Sunday's Buffalo Bills victory over the Oakland Raiders looked like a routine form tackle. Bills cornerback Leonard Johnson used sound fundamentals and dropped his shoulder into Oakland running back DeAndre Washington after a short check-down pass. But the Bills' defense is on a turnover-frenzy roll, and Johnson said he was thinking turnover all…

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Andre Holmes is batting .272 this season. The Buffalo Bills' lanky wide receiver has 11 catches in 2017, three of which have gone for touchdowns. One of those came Sunday in the Buffalo Bills' 34-14 win over Oakland. Holmes had three catches for 51 yards, including a 6-yard touchdown in the second quarter against his old team in helping the Bills improve to 5-2. "I h…

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Preston Brown sees firsthand just how much work rookie linebacker Matt Milano puts in. "We're roommates on the road, so I see him in his playbook all night," Brown said Sunday after the Buffalo Bills' 34-14 win over the Oakland Raiders at New Era Field. Milano played a big part in the win, returning a fumble 40 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter to put the B…

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Fundamentally sound tackling sometimes pays huge dividends. Bills cornerback Leonard Johnson made a textbook form tackle late in the second quarter of Sunday's game against the Oakland Raiders. He dropped his shoulder and drove into running back DeAndre Washington. The ball popped out and into the arms of linebacker Matt Milano, who returned it 40 yards for a touchdown …

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1. OK, I’m a believer. The Buffalo Bills are a playoff contender. Sunday’s 34-14 win against the Oakland Raiders solidifies that for me. The Bills are undefeated 4-0 at home, 3-1 in the AFC and 5-2 overall. Full disclosure: I picked them to go 6-10 this year. To borrow a phrase from coach Sean McDermott, they have a “playoff caliber” defense that has taken the b…

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Matt Milano built on a respectable debut as a starter against the Cincinnati Bengals with an excellent game against the Buccaneers in the Bills' win Sunday. He was targeted three times and allowed two receptions for just nine yards. His interception came on a play in which he stayed in the pocket of tight end Cameron Brate down the seam, turned at the right time, and re…

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The AFC East is the best division in football through seven weeks of the NFL season. The New England Patriots (5-2), Miami Dolphins (4-2), Buffalo Bills (4-2) and New York Jets (3-4) are a combined 16-10 so far this year, giving them a record that is 1.5 games ahead of teams from the NFC North, which are 15-12. If the season ended today, three teams from the AFC East…

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Before Bills rookie linebacker Matt Milano makes his first professional start against the Bengals, let's access his potential from an athletic perspective. This article is constructed the same way as my athletic comparison profile series for the Bills' free-agent additions. Milano was picked by Buffalo in the fifth round of the 2017 draft. Bills linebacker Matt Mila…

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It's homecoming week for Sean McDermott, but the Buffalo Bills' coach did his best to downplay the significance of that Monday. McDermott will take the AFC East-leading Bills to Carolina for a Week Two meeting with the Panthers, with whom he spent the past six seasons as defensive coordinator. Surely this date had to be highlighted on the calendar, right coach? "I ac…

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The Buffalo Bills’ playoff drought has nothing to do with new General Manager Brandon Beane and head coach Sean McDermott. They have not been a part of 17 straight years of failure. Don’t tell that to McDermott, though. “I’m a part of that. When I signed my name to the dotted line, I became a part of that 17-year time period,” he said this summer. “I’m …