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Nathan Peterman's the kind of guy who can find the upside to a trip to the DMV. So it should come as no surprise that the Buffalo Bills' quarterback can look back on what most would consider a disastrous rookie season and put a positive spin on it. "Absolutely. Every opportunity, every practice, every game is a great learning opportunity for me," he said. "Definitely…

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The drought is dead. The Buffalo Bills finally ended a 17-year postseason dry spell, leading to mass celebrations, six-figure charitable donations and hope that, finally, the team is on the right path under the leadership of General Manager Brandon Beane and coach Sean McDermott. Before attention turns squarely to planning for 2018, though, here is one final look bac…

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It’s not fair to hang the Buffalo Bills’ offensive shortcomings entirely on quarterback Tyrod Taylor. That was the message from General Manager Brandon Beane on Monday, as the Buffalo Bills conducted their season-ending press conference. "We're not satisfied with the whole offense,” Beane said. “And it wasn't just about Tyrod. There's a lot of hands in the cookie jar…

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Now that the 2017 season is over, the Buffalo Bills can begin to wrestle with an annual riddle: Who’s going to play quarterback next year? Three years of Tyrod Taylor have produced middling results for the passing game. Buffalo has finished 28th, 30th and 31st in total passing since Taylor became the starter in 2015. He’s started 43 of 48 regular-season games over that …

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Sunday's playoff game was there to be won, but the Buffalo Bills demonstrated they're not quite ready to challenge for anything more than our hearts just yet. Rookie head coach Sean McDermott and first-year General Manager Brandon Beane made progress in establishing a new Bills era. Now we get to watch them try to turn a plucky club into a true cont…

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Grading the Bills RUNNING GAME: B LeSean McCoy gutted through an ankle injury to rush 19 times for 75 yards. He’s tough on top of being talented. Quarterback Tyrod Taylor gained 27 yards on seven carries, the last of which left him with a concussion when his head slammed to the turf after a 2-yard scramble on the Bills’ final drive. Backup running back Mike Tolbert r…

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Tyrod Taylor had been inching toward his defining moment since he arrived in Buffalo three years ago, a time in which he would prove one way or another whether he was the long-term answer for the Bills. What we learned Sunday was that he reached the point of no return. Nobody is placing the blame solely on Taylor for the Bills' wild-card playoff loss to the Jaguars in B…

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – My observations from the Bills’ 10-3 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars that eliminated the team from the AFC playoffs. 1. Tyrod Taylor got outplayed by Blake Bortles. That’s a tough thing for Bills fans to read, but it’s true. With the Bills needing their quarterback to make a play, it never came. The penultimate chance for the offense started with 3…

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It’s a good thing Kyle Williams didn’t hear Zay Jones this week. If he did, the Buffalo Bills’ veteran defensive tackle’s red beard probably would have turned gray. “Yeah, man, I've never missed the playoffs!” Jones, the Bills’ rookie receiver, said with a smile at his locker. His comment wasn’t meant to minimize the 17-year playoff drought that fans have endured …

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A stalk of celery dipped into malaise is what 2017 Buffalo sports tasted like. The year was dominated by upheaval for the Bills and Sabres, with the biggest stories involving people being fired or traded. Record playoff slumps persist. The Bandits were terrible. The Bisons finished 21 games out of first place. None of the Big Four basketball programs made the NCAA To…

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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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The Buffalo Bills will be at full strength at quarterback Sunday against the New England Patriots. Coach Sean McDermott said Monday that starter Tyrod Taylor came through the Week 15 win against the Miami Dolphins fine physically. Rookie backup Nathan Peterman, meanwhile, has passed the NFL’s concussion protocol and is expected to practice Wednesday when the Bills begin…

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Opening Statement: Okay good afternoon. We’ll go ahead and get started. Q: Can you give an update on E.J. Gaines please? A: Yes, [he’s] still in evaluation. We won’t know anymore, right now until a couple days from now. Maybe, a little bit more tomorrow. Q: How much time, if any, do you spend on one-bazillion playoff scenarios that are out there? It’s mind blowing…

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Bills cornerback E.J. Gaines' knee injury is still being evaluated, coach Sean McDermott said Monday. He said the Bills don't expect to have much information for a few more days on Gaines' status. Gaines was carted to the locker room during Sunday's game against the Miami Dolphins. Backup quarterback Nathan Peterman is out of the league-mandated concussion protocol a…

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Maybe Bills fans should be thankful Nathan Peterman wasn't available to be Sunday's quarterback. That's one more variable playoff-hopefuls could have done without. Bills coach Sean McDermott indicated his preference for Peterman a few weeks ago by benching a healthy Tyrod Taylor, but Peterman had been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Miami Dolphins because of …