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[BN] Blitz newsletter: Kelvin Benjamin's injury is a torn meniscus

Bills wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin has a torn meniscus in his right knee, the team confirmed Monday. Benjamin was injured in the team's Week 11 game against the Chargers and stayed in Buffalo when the team traveled to Kansas City last weekend.

Coach Sean McDermott said before the injury was confirmed that Benjamin would be day to day, but a meniscus tear would seem to make him unlikely to play this week against the Patriots, and possibly even the following week against the Colts.

"'Day to day' has been rendered largely meaningless as a classification," Jay Skurski wrote. "That's the same time frame McDermott has used on left tackle Cordy Glenn, who hasn't practiced or played in three weeks."

Tre'Davious White wants to "put that gold jacket on" someday: “I can’t recall a rookie being asked to do some of the things we’ve asked him to do this season,” said defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier, who has coached some greats.

Jerry Sullivan: Sometimes you have to hand it to the Pats, who even poach from the Bills' practice squad.

Shaq Lawson was disciplined: Eddie Yarbrough started at defensive end in place of Shaq Lawson last week. McDermott said Monday that happened because of "a situation for us that I'm going to keep between Shaq and myself."


Playoff outlook: The Bills' win over the Chiefs kept the Bills in wild-card position, although the Ravens won on Monday night and they own the tiebreaker over the Bills right now.

The Day After: A win over the Chiefs is not enough to erase the Peterman sting just yet, Tim Graham wrote.

Where does Tyrod rank in scrambling? Tyrod Taylor isn't the quarterback with the most scrambles after dropping back to pass. That title belongs to Russell Willson. Taylor is fourth.

Mark Gaughan's Film Breakdown: The Bills D's explosive-run crisis was extinguished by a solid game from the front seven.

On to the Patriots: "It's a headache," McDermott said of preparing for Tom Brady & Co. The Bills should enjoy the win over the Chiefs, but must quickly turn attention toward New England, Bucky Gleason wrote.

Five things to know about the Patriots: If you compiled the best stats Jim Kelly ever posted in any year, they'd equal Tom Brady's average season at age 35-40.

Report: Bennett to IR: The Patriots will reportedly place tight end Martellus Bennett on injured reserve, ending a strange season for the big target.

Brady's good to go: Tom Brady says he's a 'little sore' but expects to be fine to play against Bills.

Advanced Stats: Assessing the efficient production of Bills' backup RB Travaris Cadet.

Broadcaster review: CBS' Greg Gumbel and Trent Green were solid, efficient and entertaining in the Bills' victory.

View from Kansas City: It's clear now that Chiefs' 5-0 start was fool's gold.

What They Said: Sean McDermott on the challenge of the Patriots and improved defense; coordinators on the Chiefs game and looking ahead.

Ticket watch: The best prices for Bills-Patriots tickets.

Trivia: When was the Bills' last winning streak against the Patriots?

Podcast: Discussing an unexpected win.

Join News' Bills reporter Mark Gaughan for a Q&A at noon on Nov. 28: Mark is smart. Come ask him things.

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