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Analysis

Trust the process, they said. This time will be different, they said. I'm not ready to say Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott and General Manager Brandon Beane aren't advancing the cause, but they've fielded a team that's performing as woefully as any of the franchise's previous incarnations. Forget the .500 record. Buffalo over the past three games has been poor …

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Rams wide receiver Robert Woods had a big day Sunday. The former Bill posted a career-high 171 yards receiving and a pair of touchdowns, including this 94-yarder, against the Texans. The play was the longest from scrimmage in the Rams franchise since Bucky Pope caught a 95-yard TD pass from Bill Munson in Week 14 in 1964, according to the NFL. https://twitter.com/NFL…

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1. Well, that was embarrassing. The Bills were outclassed in every possible fashion Sunday at New Era Field, losing 47-10 to the New Orleans Saints. Blame the offense if you want. Or blame the defense. You really can't go wrong. Heck, even punter Colton Schmidt had a bad game. Going against a legitimate opponent at home, the Bills didn't come close to being up for the chal…

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Former Bills receivers Robert Woods and Sammy Watkins were both trending on Twitter early Sunday afternoon. The reason: Long touchdowns in the span for 2:08 for the Los Angeles Rams against the New York Giants. Facing third-and-33, the Rams ran a wide receiver screen to Woods, who turned it into a 53-yard touchdown. It was his first TD of the season. According to ESP…

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The Bills acquired Kelvin Benjamin from the Carolina Panthers on Tuesday, moments before the NFL trading deadline. http://buffalonews.com/2017/10/31/bills-trade-for-panthers-receiver-kelvin-benjamin/ Here are five things to know about the wide receiver: 1. Five wide receivers were taken in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft. Sammy Watkins was the highest select…

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Khalil Mack doesn’t have much to say about Buffalo these days. But he’ll make an exception for his favorite wing spot. The former University at Buffalo star and reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year’s fondness for Elmo’s Bar & Restaurant will be the subject of a feature for “The NFL Today” pregame show on CBS before the Bills' game against Mack and th…

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Khalil Mack possessed traits that enraptured NFL scouts. Yeah, but could he fit into any defensive scheme? Mack was a hellacious pass-rusher for the University at Buffalo, dominating the Mid-American Conference and amassing school records. Yeah, but how would he stack up against pedigreed competition? He would erupt from his stance, use uncanny leverage skills …

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Before the season, I published a comprehensive comparison of Jordan Matthews and Sammy Watkins. After three games, I checked in on Matthews' and Watkins' elementary and advanced statistics. At that point, the Rams wideout led in yards per game, touchdowns, passer rating on targets and the ever-important efficiency metric yards per route run, while Buffalo's pass-catc…

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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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We know the Bills' former front office members loved their trade up for Sammy Watkins in the 2014 draft. We're less certain then-coach Doug Marrone felt the same way. "The draft room erupted when Watkins' name was announced," The News' Tim Graham wrote in an "Inside the Draft Room" piece. "The scouts applauded. [Then-GM Doug] Whaley took a deep, satisfying breath. [Pres…

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Maybe Sammy Watkins isn't so cool with seeing less of the ball after all. The Rams wide receiver and former Bill said last week that he regretted his "selfish" demand for targets when in Buffalo and added that he now understands everyone else needs the ball, too. "Two years ago, it would've probably been different," Watkins said of his more mature approach the situ…

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They grow up so fast. Nearly two years after announcing he had his agent try to get him more targets in the Bills' offense, Sammy Watkins now says he's cool with the Rams spreading the ball around, even if that means less action for him. "Two years ago, it would've probably been different," Watkins told Rams reporters this week after going without a target until late…

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Preston Brown watched this offseason as, one by one, the Buffalo Bills said goodbye to his veteran teammates. Stephon Gilmore? Off to New England. Aaron Williams and Corey Graham? Cut. Robert Woods? Back home to L.A. Sammy Watkins and Ronald Darby? Sent on their way in trades. "I mean we traded away some good players, some good players signed other places, but I thin…

Commentary

Did we learn Sunday the Buffalo Bills have their own LaVar Ball? We certainly know Robert Jones, father of rookie receiver Zay Jones, was a far more accomplished athlete than Lonzo Ball's blowhard daddy. But Robert Jones, while in Mercedes-Benz Stadium to watch the Bills play the Atlanta Falcons, went after media and fans from his @robertjonesLB55 Twitter account for…

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Strange, this Buffalo Bills season. A month before the season began, after the Sammy Watkins and Ronald Darby trades, general manager Brandon Beane found himself answering questions about throwing in the towel on 2017. Buffalo fans still sporting argument scars over the 2014-15 Sabres broke out their old debate points for this year's Bills. What we've learned the …