After leading the league in many rushing categories in 2015 and 2016, the Bills are currently averaging 3.4 yards per carry, the fourth-lowest figure in the NFL.
So what's going on? Is it the move to the zone-blocking scheme? The offensive line? LeSean McCoy and Mike Tolbert?
To answer these questions, I rewatched and tracked every rush by a running back through five…
Bills left guard Richie Incognito was named to the First Quarter All-Pro Team by Pro Football Focus. He is one of five Bills recognized.
According to PFF, Incognito's grade is 84.1. He has not allowed a QB Hit this season on 127 pass block snaps, per PFF.
Since coming back into the league there have been few better guards than Buffalo’s Richie Incognito. This seaso…
In the NFL, it's all about creating pressure on the quarterback, and that football philosophy was on full display in the Bills victory over the Falcons in Week Four.
Stats courtesy of Pro Football Focus.
On 25 pass plays, the Bills offensive line allowed five quarterback pressures (one sack, four hurries). That equated to the 10th-best Pass-Block Effici…
ATLANTA – Submit this for understatement of the year: Stephen Hauschka is kicking with a lot of confidence right now.
We’re talking like, Kanye West levels of confidence – even if the Buffalo Bills’ kicker would never admit to it.
“I’m hitting the ball well, and just everything is coming together,” Hauschka said after hitting a pair of field goals in th…
The Bills were hit with eight flags against the Broncos in Week Three. Four were on defense. Four were on offense.
As a reminder, throughout the season, we will review all of the team's penalties from the previous game. Each penalty will be labeled based on its impact:
Let's examine all of Buffalo's penalties in their victory o…
NFL sideline protests had been a fading issue.
A few players still kneel or raise a fist during "The Star-Spangled Banner," but the regular season began three weeks ago. Fans are watching the games, tracking their fantasy players, betting the point spreads.
While Colin Kaepernick's continued unemployment after kneeling out national anthems last season remains a debate, p…
1. Incognito, Poyer made PFF's Week One all-stars.
Bills' left guard Richie Incognito was Pro Football Focus' highest-graded offensive lineman in Week One at 89.3, earning a spot on their Team of the Week.
"Incognito had a pass blocking efficiency of 100 percent, allowing no pressure at all on 33 pass blocking snaps," PFF wrote.
On the defensive side, safety Jor…
The Buffalo Bills were flagged only six times for 50 yards against the New York Jets, both relatively low numbers.
Throughout the season, we will review all of the team's penalties from the previous game. Each penalty will be labeled based on its impact:
Penalty 1: First quarter, 13:43 remaining, offense
Holding - Richie Inc…
Running back and offensive line get the highest unit grades in a Buffalo season opener that saw the Bills win a strength-vs.-strength matchup with the New York Jets.
The pressure was on the interior of the O-line, more than the edge, since the interior is where the Jets are outstanding. In fact, the Jets often lined up with three defensive linemen directly over the Bill…
BUFFALO BILLS HEAD COACH SEAN MCDERMOTT
Q: How do you feel?
A: I feel good. I feel good. Very thankful, very thankful. Thank God for the win. Praise God. That was a great team victory. Thank Terry and Kim [Pegula for] giving us the resources that they give us. Just like I said, it was an entire building win. Good to win as a team and extremely proud of the players th…
The Buffalo Bills' outside zone running scheme was a success on opening day of the NFL season Sunday.
Any time an offense can get its bread-and-butter plays going, it opens up all kinds of complementary options. That was the case in the Bills' 21-12 win over the New York Jets.
"If we can get our running game going, every week we've got a shot at winning," said fullba…
This week's mailbag is bursting at its digital seams.
With the season opener against the Jets now just three days away, there is plenty to discuss in Bills Nation. So let's get to your questions:
To answer your question, no.
This seems to be the prevailing thought, which is interesting because the roles were reversed last year. The Bills' offense actually fini…
Twenty-four hours after the Philadelphia Eagles traded him, Buffalo Bills receiver Jordan Matthews still doesn't know what to think about the sudden development.
Shock, betrayal, edginess, excitement, indifference, nausea ...
Matthews needs more time to sort through his emotions before commenting.
"Feelings are always real, but they're not always true," Matthews t…
In one aspect, Buffalo Bills guard Richie Incognito appreciates the NFL's pre-draft industry, what with all its mocks and prospect scouting reports and rumors.
"It's another source of revenue for us," Incognito said Thursday at One Bills Drive. "It's a big deal.
"The more eyes, the more attention on football is good for all the players, good for the league, good for …
Three games into last season, BuffaloBills.com posted a story lauding General Manager Doug Whaley's roster-building acumen.
The story declared Whaley was "awfully close" to "building a roster that can perennially compete for the postseason and championships."
An examination of all 32 NFL rosters reveals Whaley has constructed the Bills in contradictory fashion, relyi…