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The cheering had subsided and postgame interviews had been conducted Sunday evening when Sean McDermott stepped away from his locker stall in Miami, leaving his young son behind to draw pictures while sitting on a stool. The Bills had clinched a playoff berth, ending their 17-year drought. McDermott stood under the shower while the warm water washed over his head and en…

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This is not meant to be a complaint, but rather a humorous story to start your Saturday morning. My flight to Jacksonville on Friday night was delayed a couple hours in Detroit. No big deal. It happens this time of year with air travel in the Northeast, and it could have been a lot worse with what people in New York and Boston are going through. Once we did get on th…

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It’s a good thing Kyle Williams didn’t hear Zay Jones this week. If he did, the Buffalo Bills’ veteran defensive tackle’s red beard probably would have turned gray. “Yeah, man, I've never missed the playoffs!” Jones, the Bills’ rookie receiver, said with a smile at his locker. His comment wasn’t meant to minimize the 17-year playoff drought that fans have endured …

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The wait is almost over. A day short of the 18-year anniversary of the Music City Miracle, the Buffalo Bills make their long-awaited return to the postseason Sunday when they visit the Jaguars at EverBank Field. Here's all you need to know for the game, plus five things we'll be watching for: • TV: CBS. Announcers: Jim Nantz (play by play), To…

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The architects are different, but the blueprints they’re working off remain the same for the Buffalo Bills. A strong running game and a defense that depends on taking the ball away will be the keys to an upset victory Sunday for the Bills in their first playoff game in 18 years. That’s a vision that was laid out on March 10, 2015, the day the team officially acquired ru…

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Opening Statement: Okay good morning, we’ll go ahead and get started. Q: LeSean [McCoy] update? A: LeSean, we’ll see him do some things today, and we’ll go from there. Q: Meaning he’ll participate in practice on a limited basis? A: Yeah, one movement at a time right now. We’ll just see how he does through the individual part of practice and then go from there. …

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Danny Crossman doesn’t take offense to the Buffalo Bills’ special teams being called boring. It’s actually a compliment for the team’s fifth-year coordinator. “The first key to winning games is not beating yourself,” Crossman said Thursday. “With the way we are trying to win games – which is the only thing that matters – I don't care what we're doing in terms of numb…

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Some important members of the Bills coaching staff have relatively recent experience facing the Jaguars. Last year, offensive coordinator Rick Dennison was the offensive coordinator for the Broncos when they traveled to Jacksonville and emerged victorious 20-10. As the defensive coordinator for the Panthers, Sean McDermott opened the 2015 regular season against Blake Bo…

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Marcell Dareus smiled and knowingly nodded his head while he listened to the question. Did part of him regret not being involved in what the Buffalo Bills experienced Sunday night? His words, however, were dutiful. Dareus replied the way you're supposed to when standing in front of a Jacksonville Jaguars locker stall at Everbank Field, where h…

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Members of the Jacksonville Jaguars’ secondary aren’t content simply beating opponents – they want them to hear about it, too. The Jaguars have developed a reputation as some of the biggest trash talkers in the NFL, something the Buffalo Bills’ receivers have caught wind of this week. “I've been hearing that,” Deonte Thompson said. “Talking's cheap. Talking ain't nev…

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There is no replacing LeSean McCoy. Buffalo Bills running back Marcus Murphy knows that, even if he’s asked to try Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars. "I know I have a role in this offense, just like everyone else,” Murphy said Wednesday after practice. “I can't be Shady. You know, Shady is Shady. I just try to do what I can to take care of my role. When I get t…

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When the Bills run: No LeSean McCoy is a scary thought for the Bills. If the Jaguars have a weakness defensively (Buffalo coach Sean McDermott says they don’t), it would be stopping the run. Jacksonville allowed 116.3 rushing yards per game in the regular season, which tied for 21st in the NFL. Stopping the combination of Marcus Murphy and Mike Tolbert is obviously prefera…

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When Kyle Williams crossed the goal line for his first career touchdown with the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, it immediately took Tommy Reeder back. Williams’ high school coach in Ruston, La., Reeder caught the replay of Williams’ 1-yard fullback dive for a touchdown against the Miami Dolphins. “It was the about that same scenario,” Reeder told The Buffalo News on Monday…

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Sean McDermott said some of his assistant coaches tried to get some sleep on the plane ride home from Miami on Sunday night. Good luck with that. The party for the Buffalo Bills started in the locker room of Hard Rock Stadium and continued on their Delta charter home after the team’s 22-16 victory over the Miami Dolphins. Coupled with a Cincinnati victory over Baltim…

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Opening Statement: Okay, good morning. Good afternoon, I guess I should say. Happy New Year. Good way to get the year started and we’ll go ahead and open it up to questions. Q: How much sleep did you get last night? A: A little bit. I know quite a few members the staff were in early this morning. [It’s] kind of hard to throttle down after an evening like that, but [i…