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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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The Buffalo Bills’ youth movement kicked into another gear Sunday. The team had six rookie undrafted free agents playing on offense or defense during a 14-13 win over the Detroit Lions. “We feel good about it. I mean, obviously, we haven’t won as many games as we wanted to win, but the fact remains that we’re building this football team, I feel like, the right way,” …

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Lorenzo Alexander is 35 years old. That fact continues to blow the minds of his teammates on the Buffalo Bills’ defense. “Zo's a beast. Everything he does for us, especially at his age, man, this dude is a beast,” safety Micah Hyde said. On Sunday, that included stepping into a new role. With Matt Milano out for the season because of a broken fibula, Alexander played…

Analysis

Grading the Bills RUNNING GAME: C- Without LeSean McCoy and Chris Ivory, it figured to be a long day on the ground. It played out that way, as the Buffalo Bills averaged just 3.2 yards per carry. They stuck with the run, though, rushing 37 times. Marcus Murphy had 35 yards on 11 carries before leaving with an arm injury. Rookie undrafted free agent Keith Ford came in…

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Keith Ford looked around and had a lonely feeling. The Buffalo Bills’ rookie undrafted running back was the only player left at his position Sunday. Without starter LeSean McCoy and top backup Chris Ivory to start the game against Detroit because of injuries, the Bills lost third-stringer Marcus Murphy in the second quarter because of an arm injury. That meant it was…

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The Buffalo Bills are down a pair of running backs. Both starter LeSean McCoy and backup Chris Ivory are inactive Sunday against the Detroit Lions at New Era Field. McCoy is out because of a hamstring injury, while Ivory won't play because of a shoulder injury. Both players were hurt last week against the Jets. That leaves Marcus Murphy and Keith Ford as the two opti…

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Everything you need to know, plus what I’ll be watching for Sunday when the Buffalo Bills host the Detroit Lions. TV: Fox. Announcers: Joe Davis (play by play), Brady Quinn (color analyst). Radio: Bills Radio Network. Buffalo-WGR 550 AM; Toronto-Fan 590 AM; Rochester-WCMF 96.5 FM and WROC 950 AM; Syracuse-WTKW 99.5 FM and WTKV 105.5 FM. Announcers: John Murphy (play-…

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Every NFL team has someone who can be considered a No. 1 wide receiver. How that’s defined – whether by number of targets, catches or yards – is subjective. But not every team has a true No. 1 receiver – a game-changing player defensive coordinators wake up in a cold sweat thinking about – and that includes the Buffalo Bills. Kelvin Benjamin certainly wasn’t it, and Sam…

Analysis

When the Bills run: Availability will be the big question. Starter LeSean McCoy (hamstring) and backup Chris Ivory (shoulder) could not finish last week’s game. Even if both are available, will it make a difference? The running game outside of quarterback Josh Allen has been nonexistent most of the season. Coach Sean McDermott said after last week’s game against New York t…

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Detroit Lions-Buffalo Bills in late December was always going to be a tough sell. That's played out this week, as tickets were available on the secondary market for as little as $6 as of Thursday. Even though there are no playoff implications, there is plenty for Bills fans to watch for Sunday. That starts with Josh Allen and the continued development of the offense.…

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A few days before the Buffalo Bills hosted the New York Jets last week, Kyle Williams approached Leslie Frazier with an idea. The team captain, long one of the most respected voices in the locker room, had a plan he wanted to run by his defensive coordinator. “Usually on a Thursday, he brings the entire defense in and they watch a segment of practice together and he …

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The Buffalo Bills have lost their best defensive playmaker for the rest of the season. Second-year linebacker Matt Milano had surgery Monday after suffering a broken fibula in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s loss to the New York Jets. “I thought he really grew this year,” coach Sean McDermott said of Milano, who has six takeaways this year (three interceptions, three …

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Bills running back LeSean McCoy carried just two times for 1 yard Sunday before being knocked out of the game with a hamstring injury. Now, he's set to undergo an MRI to learn the severity of that injury, according to a report Monday morning from NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Rapoport said the results indicate that McCoy will be considered day-to-day this week, leading…

Analysis

The Buffalo Bills didn’t just fail to record a sack of Sam Darnold on Sunday. They never even laid a finger on the New York Jets’ rookie quarterback. For the first time all season, the Bills failed to record a single quarterback hit. It’s just the second time in 2018 that they failed to record a sack. Over the three games prior to Sunday, Buffalo had at least three sack…

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Danny Crossman is officially on the hot seat. The Buffalo Bills’ special teams are a mess, and the unit’s coordinator is getting much of the blame following a 27-23 loss to the New York Jets on Sunday. In addition to Stephen Hauschka’s blocked field goal, the Bills’ kick coverage unit allowed returns of 51 and 86 yards in the first half. That handed New York 10 point…

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Grading the Buffalo Bills RUNNING GAME: B Quarterback Josh Allen’s rushing totals continue to boggle the mind. He added another 101 yards on the ground, giving him 335 over the past three games. The problem is, it’s not a good thing when a quarterback is the team’s leading rusher for three games in a row. Are the Bills having second thoughts about LeSean McCoy coming…