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Desperation would seem a plausible reason if times actually were desperate. Outright panic feels like a reasonable explanation. The decision was so surprising, so vexing that self-sabotage could be assumed. The Buffalo Bills this week benched Tyrod Taylor for rookie Nathan Peterman, who will make his first NFL start Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers, an odd …

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While it must bolster Jim Kelly's ego to know he has been irreplaceable for 20 years, he'd rather watch another quarterback take his Buffalo Bills back to the playoffs. Snow falling on a frigid January afternoon, a miserable opponent and Bills fans going bonkers for their boys ... That's what Kelly and Super Bowl teammates Thurman Thomas, Bruce Smith and Steve Tasker…

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Paul Posluszny was two steps behind but probably couldn't see him through the exhaust fumes. LeSean McCoy was gone. On the first play out of halftime, the Buffalo Bills were on their own 25-yard line. Tyrod Taylor took the snap out of a pistol formation, pivoted to his left and tucked the ball between McCoy's forearms. McCoy locked his left hand, surgically repair…

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The news that former Buffalo Bill Doug Flutie would be one of the season 22 performers on ABC's "Dancing With the Stars" led to a lot of reminiscing about other quarterbacks not named Jim Kelly who have passed through town. What about them? Could they one day be in competition to hoist the MirrorBall Trophy? As we hear every Sunday, after further review, probably not. …

The Buffalo Bills announced today Kyle Orton will be their quarterback Sunday against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Orton will be the Bills' 14th starting quarterback since Jim Kelly retired after the 1996 season. The list: Todd Collins Alex Van Pelt Doug Flutie Rob Johnson Drew Bledsoe J.P. Losman Kelly Holcomb Trent Edwards Ryan Fitzpatrick Brian Brohm E…