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Everyone loves a good story ... and everybody loves a winner. Sunday's Bills-Jets game featuring the first meeting of rookie QBs Josh Allen and Sam Darnold received the highest television rating in Buffalo of any game this season, excluding their Monday Night Football appearance. It was also the first game of the season the Bills were favored to win. The game, broadc…

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Josh Allen has rushed for 335 yards since his return from an elbow injury, more than any NFL quarterback has compiled over a three-game stretch during the Super Bowl era. Just one running back (the Giants' Saquon Barkley) has ran for more yards than the rookie quarterback these last three weeks. Allen has also joined O.J. Simpson, Thurman Thomas and Fred Jackson — the thre…

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Sunday's Bills-Jets game is expected to be the first meeting between rookie quarterbacks Josh Allen and Sam Darnold. The Jets haven't officially named a starter yet, but Darnold doesn't have an injury designation this week. Vegas doesn't seem too excited about the game, setting the over/under at 37.5 total points, but "The first meeting of top-seven overall draft picks …

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When Rex Ryan was the coach of the Bills, the team proposed a rule change that would allow coaches to challenge every call on the field. The owners didn't go for it, but at the rate the Bills are currently winning challenges, maybe that was for the best. As Mark Gaughan laid out, the Bills are just 1-for-10 on challenges since Sean McDermott took over as head coach. McD…

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The Bills shook up their offense this week by releasing wide receivers Kelvin Benjamin and Andre Holmes. Neither player lasted long on the open market. Benjamin, a first-round pick in 2014, was not claimed on waivers Wednesday but reportedly signed Thursday with the Kansas City Chiefs, who are the No. 1 seed in the AFC with a 10-2 record. Benjamin's deal gives him an…

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In the throes of a disappointing season, LeSean McCoy gained some perspective on "the real battles" some Buffalo Bills fans and their families have experienced during a visit this week to Oishei Children's Hospital, as chronicled by Vic Carucci. McCoy also offered some insight on his outlook for the remainder of what has been the worst season of his NFL career, telling …

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A [BN] Blitz newsletter last month referred to Zay Jones as the Bills' de facto No. 1 wide receiver. But after the team released Kelvin Benjamin on Tuesday, no more qualifiers are needed. "The move was the Bills' way of telling Zay Jones that he is unquestionably the team's No. 1 receiver for the rest of this year and beyond," Vic Carucci wrote in his analysis of the mo…

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Most observers came away impressed with Josh Allen's performance during the Bills' loss at Miami on Sunday. Sean McDermott didn't need even need to look at the tape in order to assess Allen's play in his postgame comments. After watching the game film, McDermott was even more complimentary of Allen, saying "I felt good — felt really good about his growth," when meeting …

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Josh Allen came up one throw short of a fourth-quarter comeback in the Bills' 21-17 loss in Miami. But in running for 135 yards, the rookie not only improved upon his own franchise record for quarterback scrambling, he also gained more yards than all but one running back who played on Sunday (Denver rookie Phillip Lindsay had 157 yards). The all-around effort, which inc…

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Bills defensive end Shaq Lawson was reportedly fined $33,425 for his role in last week's fight with Jacksonville's Leonard Fournette, according to NFL.com. That is the minimum fine for fighting, per the NFL's fine schedule. Additionally, the Associated Press reported that Bills safety Micah Hyde was fined $13,369 for unsportsmanlike conduct during the game. Fournette…

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Bill and Kathy Kita do not kid themselves. They know Jim Kelly, retired quarterback for the Buffalo Bills, has crossed the paths of countless Western New Yorkers since arriving here more than 30 years ago, and chances are slender that he remembers their family. Still, the Kitas were relieved to hear of the outcome of Kelly’s surgery last week, the latest phase of treatm…

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The Bills have five games left in the regular season, and they'll likely need to win them all and get help to make the playoffs. With a 4-7 record, the postseason is a long shot. But linebacker Lorenzo Alexander has been in a similar situation before and still thinks the Bills can do it. "I've been on a team that started 3-6, we won out and made the playoffs," Alexan…

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Bills cornerback Tre'Davious White logged four interceptions as a rookie and aimed for at least five in his second year. With five games to play in the regular season (yes, really), White only has one interception on the season. But don't confuse his lack of takeaways with poor play. According to stats from Pro Football Focus, White is one of the least-thrown-at defe…

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Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly had another surgery on his jaw Wednesday. His wife, Jill, wrote online that doctors told them this could be the last surgery Kelly needs. "Thumbs up... For hand holding, Lavender hospital gowns, Blue hair nets... And the doctors telling us that this should be Jim’s last surgery," Jill Kelly wrote on Instagram. "Thank you for pray…