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Faith and football have long been intertwined. From players pointing toward the sky or taking a knee to pray after scoring a touchdown to the postgame prayer circle at midfield, examples are easy to find. In times of adversity, which the Buffalo Bills most certainly are going through now, players and coaches turn to their faith for answers and strength. “Sometimes …

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The Buffalo Bills have gotten into the Thanksgiving spirit. More than half of the roster helped hand out meals for 600 families last week at the Food Bank of Western New York. Owner Kim Pegula and several dozen team employees also participated in the annual Thanksgiving Blitz. “This is really a very true showing of heart and compassion for people who are having a tough…

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CARSON, Calif. – The last thing the Buffalo Bills need on offense right now is a major injury. Unfortunately, that might be exactly what they got against the Los Angeles Chargers in a brutal showing Sunday. No. 1 wideout Kelvin Benjamin suffered a right knee injury on the fourth play from scrimmage during the Bills’ 54-24 loss at StubHub Center. Coach Sean McDerm…

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Textbook power-running execution on LeSean McCoy's 48-yard touchdown run was the exclamation point of a superb ground game for the Buffalo Bills Sunday. The Bills attacked downhill off left tackle to outnumber the Raiders at the point of attack, and McCoy showed his breakaway speed when he got to the second level of the defense. Vlad Ducasse pulled from right guard a…

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Hello, my name is Tim G., and I'm a Process-aholic. It has been almost 18 years since I last saw a Bills playoff game, but now I can see my way out of this dark tunnel. Maybe the Bills won't return to the postseason this January, but for the first time since thinking 2002 fourth overall draft choice Mike Williams would be a foundation block, I have serenity. Grant…

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The dizzying number of changes implemented by the Buffalo Bills heading into the 2017 season have been well-documented. Just 22 players who appeared in a game for the team at any point last year are back this year. A total of 21 offensive players who accounted for 3,752 snaps and 20 defensive players who took 7,089 snaps in 2016 are either playing elsewhere or out of th…

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Sean McDermott and Patrick DiMarco have commiserated. The Buffalo Bills’ head coach and fullback have been on the losing end of the last two Super Bowls – McDermott as the defensive coordinator of the Carolina Panthers and DiMarco last season with the Atlanta Falcons. “We’ve touched the subject a little bit, a little bit of common ground,” McDermott said We…

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Buffalo Bills first-year defensive end Eddie Yarbrough never will forget the feeling of being passed over when the NFL Draft ended in 2016. "It was an uppercut from Mike Tyson to the gut," Yarbrough said. Yarbrough and 17 other Buffalo Bills players this season beat the odds by making an NFL roster without being drafted. "As me and my guy Ryan Davis say, 'We're f…

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The Buffalo Bills insist they’re focused on the 2017 season – even if everyone else is looking ahead. With six picks in the top three rounds, and a possible avenue to acquire even more, the 2018 draft will likely determine the success or failure of Brandon Beane and Sean McDermott in Buffalo. If the team’s general manager and head coach can nab a franchise quarter…

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"Slow your roll," some readers said. "Way too early," others claimed. "Give 'em time, for cryin' outs," I heard. My takeaway from the Buffalo Bills' preseason opener last week was their disconcerting penalty total. They committed 13 penalties. The Minnesota Vikings accepted 10 of them for 106 yards. All those flags irked Bills coach Sean McDermott, but many fan…