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1. Ryan Tannehill the perfect tonic for an ailing Bills defensive line. In Buffalo’s last five meetings with the Dolphins, the Bills’ defensive line of Mario Williams, Kyle Williams, Marcell Dareus and Jerry Hughes has combined for 20 sacks, 29 hits and 74 quarterback hurries of Miami quarterback Ryan Tannehill, according to analytics website Pro Football Focus. Even …

The Buffalo Bills’ wide receivers have dominated headlines in recent weeks. Unfortunately, it’s not because of anything they’ve done on the field. Both Sammy Watkins and Percy Harvin have lit up social media and talk-radio airwaves for situations that have nothing to do with catching footballs. First, Watkins made waves when his comments about wanting more targets…

Just a couple months ago, the Buffalo Bills were locked in a three-way quarterback competition. My how times have changed. Tyrod Taylor emerged from that competition as the starter, while one of his challengers was shown the door and fans are screaming for the other to be shown the exit, too. With Matt Cassel in Dallas and EJ Manuel’s spectacular crash-and-burn perfor…

It certainly feels as if the Buffalo Bills' season is at a crossroads. A win Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars would get the team at 4-3 heading into its bye week, still very much alive in the AFC playoff race. A loss, though, and the risk of things imploding becomes very real. Kickoff in London's Wembley Stadium is during breakfast, at 9:30 a.m. Here are all the …

Injuries continue to be a prevalent theme for the Buffalo Bills, only it's the players involved that have changed this week. Quarterback Tyrod Taylor (knee) and wide receivers Sammy Watkins (calf) and Percy Harvin (hip) are all listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Ralph Wilson Stadium. That's the bad news. The good news is the team i…

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The Buffalo Bills have alternated wins and losses to this point in the 2015 season. They hope that trend ends Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals at Ralph Wilson Stadium. A victory over the undefeated Bengals would not only give the Bills their first winning streak of the season, it would also improve them to 4-2 on the year, including a 4-1 mark in the AFC. Kickoff i…

1. Andy Dalton is a legitimate MVP candidate. He won’t be considered “elite” – whatever that is – until the Bengals have postseason success, but Cincinnati quarterback Andy Dalton has been one of the best players in the NFL through the first five weeks of 2015. Dalton is averaging more than 300 passing yards per game and a robust 9.5 yards per attempt while thro…

Fred Jackson knows the Buffalo Bills' backfield has been battered since the team cut him. Jackson hasn't missed a game for the Seattle Seahawks as a passing-down/relief back. The Bills, meanwhile, have three hurt runners. LeSean McCoy has a bad hamstring. Karlos Williams is recovering from a concussion. Cierre Wood suffered a season-ending knee injury Sunday. "I don't h…

The Buffalo Bills' win over the Tennessee Titans on Sunday was less than impressive. But it was a win nonetheless. At 3-2, the Bills are currently one of 12 teams with a record better than .500 through the first five weeks of the season. Not surprisingly, then, they're hanging around that spot in the following roundup of power rankings put together by members of the nat…

John Miller's return to the Buffalo Bills' starting lineup in Week Five did not provide a noticeable improvement up front. Miller, the team's rookie right guard out of Louisville, allowed three pressures of quarterback Tyrod Taylor, according to advanced statistics website Pro Football Focus, which grades every play of every NFL game. Miller's pass-blocking efficiency sco…

It turns out carrying a team on your back isn't good for your body. Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor played the role of hero for his team during Sunday's 14-13 victory over the Tennessee Titans, but according to coach Rex Ryan, was paying the price physically Monday. "I can tell you this: He is beat up right now," Ryan said. "He's sore. You ought to see hime – he…

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If there can be such a thing as a must-win game in Week Five of the NFL season, Sunday was it for the Buffalo Bills. A loss to the rebuilding Tennessee Titans would have been big trouble for the Bills, dropping them below .500 on the season with a game against the undefeated Bengals on deck. That didn't happen, though, as the Bills escaped Nashville with a 14-13 win and …

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A roster that's nearly complete should be able to withstand some injuries and not look so raggedy against inferior opposition. Two weeks ago, the Buffalo Bills felt rather peppy. They'd just waylaid the Miami Dolphins on the road and were 2-1, the lone loss to the defending Super Bowl champs. The Bills' website interviewed General Manager Doug Whaley and declared he "has…

Robert Woods has been held without a catch for the first three quarters Sunday against the Tennessee Titans. He also took an offensive pass interference penalty in the third quarter. That's the bad news. The good news is how he responded to that penalty on the next play. Woods' block on quarterback Tyrod Taylor's run took out two Titans defenders and helped Taylor get in…

This was not the blueprint for the Buffalo Bills. The absences of running backs LeSean McCoy and Karlos Williams have left the Buffalo Bills without the threat of a running game against the Tennessee Titans, and the results were evident in the second quarter. Taylor and the Bills managed just 51 yards of offense in the first half, which ended with Buffalo trailing, 3-0. …