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Jay Skurski

Jay Skurski was named one of the 10 best beat writers in the country in 2017 by the Associated Press Sports Editors for his coverage of the Bills. A Lewiston native and St. Francis High School graduate, he's got a passion for golf and strives to be a single-digit handicap.


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CLEVELAND – Everyone inside FirstEnergy Stadium knew where Baker Mayfield was going with the football. The Cleveland Browns’ quarterback stared down intended receiver Odell Beckham Jr. in the fourth quarter Sunday at FirstEnergy Stadium, then threw the ball anyway. Bills cornerback Tre’Davious White, who was trailing Beckham in coverage, turned around just as the ball a…

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CLEVELAND – Grading the Buffalo Bills in their 19-16 loss to the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium on Sunday. Running game: D The Bills finished with a season-low 84 yards on 20 carries. A week after logging 20 carries, rookie Devin Singletary took just eight. Those eight carries went for 42 yards – a solid average of 5.3 per rush. Singletary produces when he gets …

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CLEVELAND – The Buffalo Bills signed kicker Stephen Hauschka to a two-year contract extension before the 2019 season started with moments like Sunday in mind. Trailing by three points against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium, Hauschka came onto the field with 22 seconds remaining. Convert a 53-yard field goal, and the Bills and Browns likely go to overtime. …

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CLEVELAND – The Buffalo Bills are sticking with the same set of wide receivers in Week 10. That means Duke Williams is a healthy inactive for the second straight game. The Bills will go with John Brown, Cole Beasley, Isaiah McKenzie, Robert Foster and Andre Roberts at receiver against the Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium. The Bills did not list any players on their fina…

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This week’s Bills Mailbag looks at what this team needs to do to silence its skeptics, Josh Allen’s ball security and what’s going run with the run defense, among plenty of other topics. Let’s dive in … Nick Hauser asks: This is the most important game of the season. Although the coaching staff will say it’s just another game and they all matter, your playoff chances dr…

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Star Lotulelei doesn’t appear to have much of a presence on social media. No verified Twitter account. No Facebook or Instagram. That’s probably for the best. The Buffalo Bills’ defensive tackle has taken plenty of scorn online over the last few weeks as the team’s run defense has been repeatedly gashed. “Star Lotulelei is washed up.” “Star Lotulelei has been t…

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When the Bills run: More Devin Singletary, please. The Bills’ rookie had his breakout game last week against Washington, rushing 20 times for 95 yards and a touchdown. Singletary got nearly double the carries as veteran Frank Gore (11 carries, 15 yards), and there’s no good reason why that should change moving forward. Washington ranked 28th against the run coming into Wee…

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The second quarter of the Buffalo Bills’ 2019 season closely mirrored the first. Once again, the team went 3-1. Once again, those wins came against lackluster competition. And once again, media and fans have been left to debate, just how good is this year’s team? Players, understandably, are growing tired of that line of questioning. After Sunday’s 24-9 victory ov…

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Jordan Phillips bet on himself by signing a one-year contract with the Buffalo Bills this offseason. He’s well on his way toward seeing that bet pay off in a big way. Phillips had another sack Sunday in the Bills’ 24-9 win over the Washington Redskins at New Era Field, his sixth of the season – tops among all defensive tackles in the NFL through Week 9. “The guy’s…

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Grading the Buffalo Bills in their 24-9 win over the Washington Redskins on Sunday at New Era Field … RUNNING GAME: C- Devin Singletary keeps it from being an F, but this was not a good day on the ground. How many times can a team make gaining a single yard look like the hardest thing to do in football? The Bills continue to count the ways. Singletary rushed 20 times …

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Leslie Frazier was confident the Buffalo Bills would fix what was broken with their run defense. Through the first half Sunday against the Washington Redskins, he looked to be grossly mistaken. A week after allowing 218 rushing yards to the Philadelphia Eagles, the Bills were in the process of being gashed again. Washington running back Adrian Peterson, the 34-year-o…

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The Buffalo Bills continue to look for the right mix at wide receiver. On Sunday at New Era Field, that means Duke Williams is the odd man out. Williams, who made his professional debut in Week 5 against Tennessee and caught the go-ahead touchdown pass, will be a healthy inactive against the Washington Redskins. Williams suffered a shoulder injury against Miami in We…

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This week's Halloween-inspired Bills Mailbag is heavy on questions about quarterback Josh Allen. It also hits on Sean McDermott's contract status, Devin Singletary's usage and the team's screen game – or lack thereof. Let's jump in ... Rick McGuire asks: If we had drafted Patrick Mahomes or Deshaun Watson two years ago, or Lamar Jackson last year, would we be a better t…

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The Buffalo Bills haven’t had too many tough Mondays this season. This past one, however, would qualify as such. A 31-13 loss will do that. Starting the work week the day after that is always a little bit tougher in Western New York. That feeling is only amplified inside One Bills Drive, where the high-stakes realities of life in the NFL produce an immense amount of pre…

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When the Bills run: The rush offense continues to be strong on a per-play basis, averaging 4.88 yards per carry, which ranks fifth in the league. The team is coming off its worst performance of the season, however, held to less than 100 yards for the first time in a 31-13 loss to the Eagles. On a day when it was clear the run game was going to take priority because of the …