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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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Linebacker Lorenzo Alexander Q: Are you trying to pick up where you left off next year? A: I mean, that’s the plan for me. Obviously, the organization has to make a decision on whether or not they want to keep me and then once that happens, I have to earn my right back on this team. Until, obviously, March, the league year is not over so I’ll still be coming up here,…

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Like a TV dad that walks into the kitchen to confab with his family about the coming day, Doug Marrone casually took his place behind the lectern for Thursday's news conference with a ceramic coffee mug that read #ForeverTeal. In a baggy Jacksonville Jaguars sweatshirt, he answered questions about Sunday's playoff game against the Buffalo Bills at E…

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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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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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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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Take this to the bank when the Buffalo Bills visit New England Sunday: The Patriots will be playing in the Bills' red zone. New England's offense moves up and down the field on everybody. The Pats rank No. 2 in the NFL in yards gained, and they're No. 2 in red-zone possessions. They move inside the opponent's 20-yard line more than four times a game on average. The B…

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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…

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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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Kelvin Benjamin will have surgery after the season to clean up a torn meniscus in his right knee. The Buffalo Bills’ No. 1 receiver revealed that Sunday after his team’s 24-16 victory over the Miami Dolphins at New Era Field. Benjamin suffered the injury Nov. 19 against the Los Angeles Chargers and missed the next two games. He returned in Week 14 against the Indiana…

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Grading the Bills RUNNING GAME: A Shady loves the snow. LeSean McCoy plowed his way to 156 yards on 32 carries, including the game-winning, 21-yard run in overtime. On a day when the conditions were likely the worst they have ever been for a home game, he gave the Bills exactly what they needed. Backup Mike Tolbert returned from a three-game absence to rush six times…

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It's hard to get a sense of who Preston Brown is as an NFL linebacker. In some games, he plays at a Pro Bowl level. In others, his play isn't of starter quality. Here's a look at the overall Pro Football Focus grades of Buffalo's fourth-year linebacker in the past five games: at Jets +2.1 vs. Saints - 5.9 at Chargers: -0.7 at Chiefs: +1.6 vs. Patriot…

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One of Sean McDermott’s stated goals this season is to build a football team that peaks in November and December. The Buffalo Bills’ rookie head coach has failed so far in that regard. After opening with a 3-1 record in the first quarter of the season and sitting at 5-3 at the midway point, the Bills have dropped to 6-6 at the quarter pole. A three-game losing streak ca…

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Below are the Buffalo Bills' snap counts for the 2017 season, with some observations from the Week 12 win over the Kansas City Chiefs. • With Kelvin Benjamin out, Zay Jones and Deonte Thompson took the most snaps at wide receiver, 57 and 56, respectively. That left Jordan Matthews as the No. 3 receiver. He played 42 of 70 offensive snaps (60 percent). • Andre Holmes …