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Shaq Lawson didn’t expect an interview request this week. “Y’all want to talk to me?” he asked. “Y’all been hating on me.” The Buffalo Bills’ second-year defensive end then insisted that he was joking, but there was some truth to what he said. The reality is, Lawson’s performance has come under increasing scrutiny in recent weeks. That’s what h…

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Last week, I wrote about the Bills' issues pressuring the quarterback during their two-game skid, and that trend continued in a blowout loss at the hands of the Chargers. In this article, I'll examine Buffalo's outside rushers. Here's how each edge-rusher fared in the pass-rush department in Los Angeles: Lorenzo Alexander: Nine pass-rush snaps, one quarterback hi…

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CARSON, Calif. – Well, that was something, wasn’t it? What does rock bottom look like, exactly? Here are my 10 observations from the Bills’ unbelievable, 54-24 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. 1. The Nathan Peterman Era could not have gotten off to a worse start. The rookie quarterback was intercepted four times – FOUR – in the first 17 minutes of the game. T…

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When the Bills run: Negative plays have killed the running game this season. According to pro-football-reference.com, the Bills have 73 rushing attempts that have gone for no gain or lost yardage. That is tied for second most in the NFL with the Jets, just one behind the L.A. Rams’ 74. Buffalo’s average of 3.8 yards per rush ranks tied for 22nd in the NFL. If the Bills…

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Enjoy this free sample of the extensive Bills coverage available on BNblitz.com. To subscribe, visit BNblitz.com. 1. That’s a version of the Buffalo Bills we haven’t seen this year – and fans surely don’t want to see again. The Bills were undisciplined, unprepared and flat-out manhandled in every conceivable fashion by a Jets team that is less talented. The resu…

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NEWARK, N.J. – The Bills hit prime time Thursday night looking to vault to the top of the AFC East. A victory over the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium would get the Bills to 6-2 for the first time since the last Super Bowl season and into a tie with the New England Patriots. The Bills would actually be ahead of New England based on a better division record, with a pa…

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One game at a time, the Buffalo Bills are turning even the most hardened skeptics into believers. A convincing 34-14 win Sunday over the Oakland Raiders improved the Bills to 5-2 and maintained their hold on the fifth playoff spot in the AFC. If the Bills win Thursday night at the Jets, they'll tie the New England Patriots for the AFC East lead at the midway point of th…

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Below are the Buffalo Bills' snap counts for the 2017 season, with some observations from the Week Seven win over the Buccaneers. • Richie Incognito missed his first nine snaps of the season after suffering an ankle injury. • Left tackle Cordy Glenn played 58 of 68 snaps in his first start since Week Two. He is close to being ready to play a full game, coach Sean…

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Normally the sleepiest of all trade deadlines, there has been an unusual amount of chatter about what might happen with the Buffalo Bills between now and Halloween. That's because General Manager Brandon Beane has shown a willingness to made bold moves, and the team has a pair of players who have rumors circulated about them in recent weeks. So addressing the Oct. 31…

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The Buffalo Bills are nearly polar opposites when it comes to offense and defense. The team’s average of 17.8 points per game ranks 27th in the NFL, while the defense is No. 1 in points against, at just 14.8 per game. Despite that discrepancy, coach Sean McDermott said he doesn’t worry about any chemistry issues that could creep up from defensive players growing im…

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ATLANTA – A half dozen members of the Buffalo Bills continued their silent protest during the national anthem Sunday before the game against the Falcons. Running back Mike Tolbert, cornerback Shareece Wright, wide receiver Kaelin Clay, running back Taiwan Jones and defensive tackles Cedric Thornton and Jerel Worthy knelt while the song was played. They were joined by …

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ATLANTA – The Buffalo Bills will get a first-hand look at what $1.6 billion can buy Sunday. The team visits the defending NFC champion Falcons, who are playing in the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the latest palace to open in the NFL. At 3-0, Atlanta is one of just two remaining undefeated teams in the NFL (Kansas City being the other). Here are all the details you ne…

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After a week unlike any the NFL has ever seen, one thing is clear: “Stick to football” is no longer an option. As Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said Thursday night after leading his team to a win over the Chicago Bears, “as much as some people want us to just shut up and play football … sports and politics have always intersected.” Never was t…

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The Carolina Panthers put a clamp on the Buffalo Bills' offense in Week Two, and for the vast majority of the contest, the Bills' defense returned the favor to Cam Newton's attack. It was a game that more resembled the NFL of 50 years ago, not the the modern-day league known for its yard-accumulating, point-scoring tendencies. Here are the important advanced stats fr…

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Brandon Beane's parents knew it was pointless to say goodbye before the Buffalo Bills' charter buses pulled away from Bank of America Stadium. Bob and Cindy Beane rose glumly from their seats, the season tickets they've had for 18 years in Section 340, while a song they've always relished hearing, "Sweet Caroline," played Panthers fans out the ais…