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Below are the Buffalo Bills' snap counts for the 2017 season, with some observations from the Week 10 loss to the New Orleans Saints. • It didn't take wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin long to get up to speed on the Bills' offense. He led his position group with 41 snaps. Deonte Thompson getting more snaps than Jordan Matthews (39 to 36) was interesting, while Andre Holme…

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The Buffalo Bills are in the thick of a playoff race. With a 5-3 record, the team holds the sixth and final spot in the AFC entering Week 10. Despite that, the 2018 NFL Draft remains of particular interest to fans, because the Bills currently hold five picks in the first three rounds. A look at the roster shows no shortage of directions the team could go with those sele…

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With E.J. Gaines ailing, Shareece Wright was thrust into the Bills starting lineup and had the unenviable task of facing Michael Crabtree, one of the NFL's most underrated wide receivers. And Buffalo got a huge performance from the veteran cornerback in a vital game against an AFC opponent. Wright was thrown at nine times and allowed four receptions (44.4 percent cat…

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The timing isn't good for the Buffalo Bills to meet the Oakland Raiders. Quarterback Derek Carr and Co. are coming off a big win in Week Seven, 31-30 over Kansas City, and come in with extra rest having played on Thursday Night Football. Carr threw for more than 400 yards in the win over the Chiefs, as Oakland's high-powered offense started to find itself. The Raiders w…

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The AFC East is the best division in football through seven weeks of the NFL season. The New England Patriots (5-2), Miami Dolphins (4-2), Buffalo Bills (4-2) and New York Jets (3-4) are a combined 16-10 so far this year, giving them a record that is 1.5 games ahead of teams from the NFC North, which are 15-12. If the season ended today, three teams from the AFC East…

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Uber sure must love the Buffalo Bills. The ride-hailing service was called upon once again to take a member of the team from Chicago all the way to Buffalo on Sunday. Wide receiver Brandon Reilly, a rookie member of the practice squad, hailed a ride after missing his connection in the Windy City. We had a "team meeting at 8 this morning. Couldn't miss it," Reilly sai…

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The Buffalo Bills missed a golden opportunity Sunday. Make that several of them. The defense and special teams tried and tried again to keep the Bills in the game against the Cincinnati Bengals, but an inept offense couldn’t cash in. The result was a disappointing 20-16 loss that dropped the Bills to 3-2. That’s still good for a share of the AFC East lead, but 4-…

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CINCINNATI – There is a short list of players the Buffalo Bills can least afford to lose this season, and tight end Charles Clay is near the top. Unfortunately for the Bills, that’s what happened Sunday in a 20-16 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. Clay suffered a left knee injury in the second quarter when he was hit by Bengals safety Shawn Willi…

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CINCINNATI – The Buffalo Bills are shaking up their offensive line. Guard John Miller, who has started the first four games of the year, in a healthy inactive against the Bengals. He will be replaced in the lineup by veteran Vlad Ducasse. Rookie Dion Dawkins will start at left tackle even though veteran Cordy Glenn is active. Also inactive for the Bills are offensi…

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Their flags billowed in the breeze as a steady rain fell. But through it all, they remained undeterred. They stood there for hours on the side of Abbott Road, with New Era Field at their back and midmorning traffic in their sights. And they proudly held the symbol of our nation in their hands: the red, white and blue of the United States of America. Bonded by mili…

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Grading the Bills RUNNING GAME: F Yes, you read that right. The league's top rushing offense for two years straight was straight-up stopped dead in its tracks Sunday. LeSean McCoy had 12 carries for 9 yards. Backup Mike Tolbert carried three times for 5 yards. Tyrod Taylor's 55 yards on eight carries – some from scrambles, some on designed runs – made the overall…

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John Miller and Jordan Mills have each withstood challenges this summer to remain the Buffalo Bills' starters at right guard and right tackle, respectively. Coach Sean McDermott said Monday that both would be in the starting lineup for Sunday's regular-season opener against the New York Jets. Miller, who had been the No. 1 right guard since the Bills made him a third…

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It's time for the Buffalo Bills' "dress rehearsal." The third preseason game of the season is the big one for NFL teams, when the starters play into the second half and the competition for jobs nears conclusion. "Just overall, you want the roster to take shape, and the team to take shape, and we’re getting there," Bills coach Sean McDermott said this week. "What ha…

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PITTSFORD — One practice in and he's already hurt. It's probably not anything catastrophic, but new Bills wide receiver Jordan Matthews suffered a chest injury in his first practice with the team. He completed practice - it wasn't clear when he suffered the injury - but wasn't made available to media afterward because the chest was being evaluated. This most recent…