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Members of The News' sports staff will be picking games on BNblitz.com. Here is how Jay Skurski, Mark Gaughan and Jason Wolf see the AFC and NFC championship games. SUNDAY Skurski Gaughan Wolf at KC -7.5 TEN KC* KC* KC* at SF -7.5 GB GB SF GB Last week 4-0 3-1 1-3 Overall 125-133-6 141-117-6 129-129-1

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Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Brain Daboll relied heavily on his three-receiver personnel group in 2019, and for good reason. Even though the Bills lacked a dominant outside receiving option opposite John Brown, their third receiver still was a better option than their second tight end. So the Bills ran “11 personnel” – one back, one tight end, three receivers …

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Jim Kubiak has been analyzing the play of the Buffalo Bills quarterbacks for BNBlitz.com. He is the all-time leading passer at Navy, has played in the NFL, NFL Europe and the Arena Football League, and has been a coach and executive in the AFL. He spent eight years as the radio analyst for the University at Buffalo and runs the Western New York Quarterback Academy to help …

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When the Bills run: Rookie running back Devin Singletary should be fresh after getting last week off. He’ll face a Texans run defense that allowed 121.1 yards per game and 4.81 yards per rush. Those totals ranked 25th and 27th, respectively, in the NFL and are largely built on strong play early in the year. The key to beating the Texans on the ground is to get to the ed…

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Vic Carucci The previous time the Buffalo Bills were in the wild-card round of the AFC playoffs, they didn't belong. And they knew it. This time, they belong. And they know it. The team has shown it is talented enough to handle itself well on the big stage. Josh Allen making his playoff debut is a slight concern, especially given his admission of "pregame jitters" before …

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Seven of last year’s 12 playoff teams return to the postseason in 2020. Five of them will be in action this wild-card weekend. In case you are wondering, during the history of the NFL playoffs, seven wild-card teams have won the Super Bowl, while four others reached the title game and lost. The Bills are making only their second playoff appearance since 2000, but the…

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The Buffalo Bills travel to Houston to face the Texans on Saturday in an AFC wild-card game. Here are some of the key individual matchups that likely will go a long way toward deciding the outcome. Quarterback Showdown The Bills' Josh Allen and the Texans' Deshaun Watson are both prone to playing "hero ball" too often, but one quarterback has been significantly better at…

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Jim Kubiak has been analyzing the play of the Buffalo Bills quarterbacks for BNBlitz.com. He is the all-time leading passer at Navy, has played in the NFL, NFL Europe and the Arena Football League, and has been a coach and executive in the AFL. He spent eight years as the radio analyst for the University at Buffalo and runs the Western New York Quarterback Academy to help …

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Grading the Bills in their 13-6 loss to the New York Jets on Sunday at New Era Field … Running game: C- It’s never a good thing when your leading rusher is a wide receiver, as was the case Sunday. That’s what happens when you sit your best running back, which the Bills did with rookie Devin Singletary. Receiver Isaiah McKenzie took a couple of jet sweeps for 30 yards…

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When the Bills run: Don’t expect to see a lot of rookie Devin Singletary. That means Frank Gore and maybe even T.J. Yeldon will get the bulk of the work. It would be meaningful if the Bills could get Gore going heading into the playoffs. He’s coming off the first game of his 15-year career in which he did not log a single rushing attempt. Yeldon, meanwhile, has been a heal…

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Vic Carucci Playing Josh Allen and other starters is risky, but Sean McDermott and Brandon Beane firmly believe that whatever action they get Sunday will pay dividends for the playoffs. My greatest concern is that Jets defensive coordinator Gregg Williams is not one to follow the rules of good sportsmanship. If a defender of his has a chance to lay a massive hit on Allen,…

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The Bills are locked into the fifth seed no matter the result. These two division rivals opened the season against each other at MetLife Stadium in which Buffalo prevailed, 17-16, in a game in which the Bills dominated the stats (370-223) despite losing the turnovers 4-1. It was one of a dozen games in which the Jets were limited to less than 400 yards this season. B…

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Lorenzo Alexander called the Buffalo Bills’ loss to the New England Patriots on Saturday the “same, old story.” “We have to figure out how to make a play when we need to,” Alexander said after his team’s 24-17 loss at Gillette Stadium – a refrain that’s been echoed by too many Bills to count the last two decades. “I know I had a couple chances to do …

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Jim Kubiak has been analyzing the play of the Buffalo Bills quarterbacks for BNBlitz.com. He is the all-time leading passer at Navy, has played in the NFL, NFL Europe and the Arena Football League, and has been a coach and executive in the AFL. He spent eight years as the radio analyst for the University at Buffalo and runs the Western New York Quarterback Academy to help …