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3 up and 3 down after Week Two

Whose stock is rising and whose is falling for the Buffalo Bills?

We'll keep track of that each week on BN Blitz following each of the team's games.

After a 40-32 loss to New England in Week Two, it was understandably a bit harder to find candidates for the first category.

3 Up

• LeSean McCoy – After being questionable with a hamstring injury, the Bills' running back produced 116 yards from scrimmage and showed good elusiveness. It was the type of performance the Bills will need from him going forward.

• Preston Brown – The second-year middle linebacker led the Bills with 11 tackles, and added a forced fumble and fumble recovery. Perhaps more impressive, though, was his accountability after the game, when he said "It showed we're not the best. I mean, we act like we are, but we aren't right now. We've got a lot to work on."

• Sammy Watkins -- Six catches for 60 yards and a touchdown isn't an overwhelmingly positive performance, but Watkins was targeted a team-high eight times by quarterback Tyrod Taylor. That's a good sign for his involvement in the offense moving forward.

3 Down

• Team-wide discipline – The Bills took 14 penalties Sunday and through the first two games of the season lead the NFL with 25. Can there be a gripe with some of those flags? Certainly, but that doesn't excuse the way the Bills have performed through the first two weeks. Whether it's getting into better position, or simply being smarter, the team has to find a way to stop beating itself.

• Greg Roman – The Bills' opening drive was a beauty. An 80-yard march to the end zone. After that, though? Yuck. Their next four possessions went for minus-5, minus-9, 1 and 0 yards, respectively. The Bills rushed for 58 yards on their opening drive, then inexplicably threw the ball on five of their next six plays.

• Cordy Glenn – The Bills' left tackle was beaten by former Syracuse star Chandler Jones for three sacks. The Bills' offensive line as a whole didn't hold up well, but Glenn is supposed to be the anchor on the left side. He was anything but that Sunday.

Bills coach Rex Ryan will address the media at 1 p.m. Monday.

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