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Nothing excites the masses like a quarterback change. The switch from Tyrod Taylor to Nathan Peterman this week dominates the conversation when it comes to the Buffalo Bills. It also overshadows the fact the Bills’ defense has completely fallen on its face the last two weeks. That stretch last Sunday when the New Orleans Saints ran the ball 24 times in a row was as…

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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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You have to be worried about the talent level of the Buffalo Bills' front seven in the wake of Sunday's 47-10 shellacking at the hands of the New Orleans Saints. The defense of Sean McDermott and Leslie Frazier relies on a dominant front four. McDermott benefitted in Carolina from the beefy defensive tackle combination of Kawann Short and Star Lotulelei, both high-end, …

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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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The Buffalo Bills defense has suddenly lost its collective tackling prowess. Through the first seven games of the 2017 season, as a team, Buffalo missed a grand total of 47 tackles, good for a rate of 6.71 missed tackles per outing. Against the Jets in Week 9, the Bills missed a whopping 22 tackles, and the whiffs continued against the Saints. In Week 10, Buffalo …

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There is now plenty of room on the Buffalo Bills’ bandwagon. Spots that filled up after the Bills raced out to a 5-2 start are once again available as fans filed out of New Era Field early on Sunday with their team looking downright abysmal for the second game in a row. A 47-10 loss to the New Orleans Saints dropped the Bills to 5-4. They are still holding onto the…

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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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To say the Buffalo Bills lack offensive rhythm in the first quarter this season is putting it kindly. More accurately, they look like Elaine dancing on Seinfeld at the start of games.The Bills have managed just six total points in the first quarter through eight games — last in the NFL. Offensive coordinator Rick Dennison was asked Monday about what the problem ear…

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Ramon Humber returned from injury against the Jets and wasn't the same player he had been in the previous two games before being sidelined. After back-to-back overall grades of -1.8 to begin the season, the Bills veteran linebacker had two straight contests with positive overall grades (+1.1 vs. Broncos, +2.6 vs. Falcons). On Thursday Night Football in Week Nine, Hum…

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Kelvin Benjamin's debut with the Buffalo Bills will have to wait. The wide receiver, acquired Tuesday in a trade with the Carolina Panthers, went through warmups with the Bills prior to Thursday night's game against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium, but was declared inactive a short time later. "He only had a small amount of time to get …

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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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A short week will keep the Buffalo Bills from getting a pair of starters back Thursday night against the New York Jets. Cornerback E.J. Gaines (hamstring) and tight end Charles Clay (knee) were ruled out by the team following Wednesday's walk-thru practice. The injury news might not be all bad, though, as safety Jordan Poyer (knee) and linebacker Ramon Humber (thumb) we…

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Bills coach Sean McDermott provided injury updates during a meeting with reporters Tuesday morning in advance of Thursday's game against the Jets. "Don't let the record fool you," he said of the Jets. "This is a good football team." Here is the latest on injuries: (more to come): https://twitter.com/viccarucci/status/925359859331149825 https://twitter.com/viccaruc…

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The Buffalo Bills got to work right away in preparations for Thursday night’s game against the New York Jets. “No. 1 is to get as fresh as possible mind, body and spirit, get those in the right spot, and just to make sure we understand our plan in terms of the game plan for the week,” coach Sean McDermott said Monday afternoon. “The great part about it, is guys …

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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…