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Tyrod Taylor practiced fully Wednesday, a good sign that the Buffalo Bills' starting quarterback should be able to return to the lineup Sunday for a must-win game against the Miami Dolphins. "He’s made some progress," Bills coach Sean McDermott said before the team took the practice field. "He’ll get most of the work today in practice. Not quite all the work though." …

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When the Bills run: LeSean McCoy sits just 39 yards from a huge career milestone of 10,000 yards. McCoy’s running ability in the snow is out of this world — it looks like he’s playing on a different surface than everybody else. The Bills have quietly improved to sixth in the NFL in rushing, averaging 130.1 yards per game. That's almost all McCoy. If he doesn’t get the mile…

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Coach Sean McDermott did not name a starting quarterback for Sunday's home finale against the Miami Dolphins when he met with the media on Wednesday, although he said Tyrod Taylor is making progress. Taylor missed last Sunday's victory against the Indianapolis Colts because of a knee injury suffered on the first series the week before against New England. Taylor played …

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Rick Dennison worked Sunday’s game for the Buffalo Bills from the coaches’ booth upstairs. At some point in the second quarter, the offensive coordinator’s view “got really blurry” because of the snow, he said Monday. That opening was all the comedians on Twitter needed. “What’s his excuse for the other 12 games,” was the first response received when relaying Denniso…

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Opening Statement: Alright, we’ll open it up to questions. Q: Where are you with the quarterback situation, starting with Tyrod [Taylor] and then where Nathan [Peterman] is? A: I’ll start it with Tyrod: Tyrod has made progress over the last couple of days. That’ll be a day-to-day thing as we move forward into this week. Anything more than that right now would be prem…

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Sean McDermott offered up a response any filibustering U.S. Senator would be proud of Monday when asked about his decision to punt in overtime Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts. To review, the details were as such: The Bills faced a fourth and 1 on the Colts' 41-yard line with 4:13 remaining in overtime. After taking a timeout to talk it over with his staff, McDermo…

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The Bills began preparation for next week's game against the Miami Dolphins with questions at quarterback, a recurring theme for Buffalo the past month. Head coach Sean McDermott said Tyrod Taylor has made progress over the past couple of days but his status remains day-to-day. He was inactive Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts after suffering a knee injury against N…

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The Bills enter Miami week with starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor still being listed as day-to-day with a knee injury and Nathan Peterman in the concussion protocol following a hit to the head in Sunday's game. Coach Sean McDermott said the decision to keep Taylor inactive against the Colts was "mostly" based on how he was feeling. McDermott reiterated that Taylor is th…

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Survive and advance. At this point in the season, that's what it's all about for the Buffalo Bills. It was mission accomplished in that regard Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts – barely. Buffalo's 13-7 overtime victory over Indianapolis kept the team's postseason hopes alive. You can spend hours analyzing tiebreaking procedures trying to pin down just how likely a p…

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The Buffalo Bills tried their darnedest to reduce their playoff chances Sunday. Sean McDermott seemingly playing for a tie by punting on fourth-and-1 from the Indianapolis Colts' 41-yard line with 4:07 left in overtime. You don't count on emergency quarterback Joe Webb hitting Deonte Thompson for 34 yards and LeSean McCoy finishing off the game with a 21-yard touchdo…

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LeSean McCoy had a story to tell. The Buffalo Bills’ running back hadn’t even taken a question at his postgame press conference Sunday following his team’s 13-7 overtime victory over the Indianapolis Colts at New Era Field before McCoy explained why he had confidence in quarterback Joe Webb. Back in 2010, when McCoy was still in Philadelphia, the Eagles were cruising…

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Reid Ferguson and Colton Schmidt had zero margin for error Sunday. Lucky for the Buffalo Bills, their long snapper-punter duo played darn near a perfect game against the Indianapolis Colts. Ferguson was on the money with each of his snaps, while Schmidt’s six punts in conditions best described as nightmarish were generally excellent as the Bills got a must-have win, 13-…

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BILLS COACH SEAN McDERMOTT Opening Statement: Alright. Hopefully everybody’s dried out a little bit here. I’m going to get it started with just, again, appreciation with the fans sticking it out to support us through this type of weather. Buffalo weather, right? Good to get a win at home. Again, appreciation and a thanks, big time thanks, to all the people that contribu…

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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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Why did Bills coach Sean McDermott punt in overtime on fourth-and-1 from the Colts' 41 with 4:13 remaining? And then he topped it off by calling a timeout before the punt. It's a move that had the Twitterverse shaking its collective heads — or worse. Even after the win, many on social media were unwilling to let go of that decision. When asked after the game by re…