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Robert Foster has had a roller-coaster rookie season for the Bills, from camp standout to the regular-season inactive list to productive deep threat for Josh Allen. The undrafted wide receiver from Alabama has a relatively rare combination of size, speed, and twitchiness, as evidenced by his combine figures. Foster was measured at more than 6-foot-1 and 196 pounds. H…

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VIC CARUCCI Picking the Buffalo Bills to win after back-to-back losses doesn’t seem all that logical. These final three weeks continue to be about the steps, forward and back, Josh Allen takes in his rookie development. On the assumption Buffalo’s defense might be able to force Matthew Stafford into some blunders, this feels like an opportunity for Allen to do just enou…

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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 slate for Week 11, beginning with the Thursday night game (point spreads are through Thursday morning; asterisk indicates best bet):   THURSDAY Skurski Gaughan Wolf at Chiefs 3 1/2 Chargers Chiefs Chiefs Chiefs …

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Josh Allen became the first quarterback in the Super Bowl era to rush for 100 yards in consecutive games. And it certainly was needed as Allen's return has helped spark an anemic offense. Meanwhile, the Bills' defense remains ranked No. 1 in the league. The Bills are winning the stats – 136 yards per game more than their opponents over the course of the second half of t…

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Buffalo's quartet of newcomers on the defensive line had problems – once again – getting after the opposing quarterback in Week 14's loss to the Jets at home. While members of the Bills' pass rush who've been in Western New York for years – like Jerry Hughes, Kyle Williams, Lorenzo Alexander and Shaq Lawson – have done a terrific job consistently creating pressure, Star…

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Pro Football Focus Senior Analyst Billy Moy will be contributing to BNblitz.com all season long.  With the Buffalo Bills being mathematically eliminated from the playoffs, the look ahead to 2019 can officially begin. The Bills are expected to have about $92 million in cap space this offseason. If Buffalo wants to go after some big-money free agents, they’ll have the …

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The Buffalo Bills did not sack Sam Darnold on Sunday, and Buffalo's pass-rush had its worst pass-rushing performance of the season in Week 13's narrow defeat at the hands of the Jets. According to Pro Football Focus, Buffalo pressured the New York quarterback on seven of his 24 drop backs, which equates to a 29.1 percent pressure rate. The seven quarterback pressures ag…

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Tremaine Edmunds wasn't the best defensive player on the field in Buffalo's Week 14 loss at home to the Jets, but he did record his first interception as a professional and showcased his range with three range tackles in defeat. The three range tackles tied for the second most he's had in a single contest this season, and were the most he had since Week 10's win over th…

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Jim Kubiak will be analyzing the play of the Buffalo Bills quarterbacks throughout the season for BNBlitz.com. Kubiak 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 Qua…

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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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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…

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The Buffalo Bills’ season took a turn in Week 9. A 41-9 loss to the Chicago Bears at New Era Field dropped the team to 2-7 and made it abundantly clear that a second straight trip to the postseason was highly unlikely. In the days that followed, the team’s focus shifted. The plug was mercifully pulled on the Nathan Peterman Project. More than that, though, a youth mo…

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Levi Wallace has been the Bills' No. 2 cornerback, opposite Tre'Davious White, for three games and he's been very stingy in coverage. As a former walk-on at Alabama, Wallace knows what it takes to beat the odds. He's trending toward doing so at the NFL level after going undrafted in 2018 despite leading the Crimson Tide with 15 pass breakups a season ago. Since being…

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It wasn't a banner day in Miami for members of the Buffalo Bills defensive line who were not a team a season ago. Star Lotulelei, Trent Murphy, Harrison Phillips and Jordan Phillips combined to rush quarterback Ryan Tannehill 32 times and registered just two pressures. One of those pressures by Murphy resulted in a sack near the goal line, but it came on a play in which…