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With Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky only dropping back to pass 21 times against the Bills, Buffalo's defensive line didn't have many opportunities to pressure him. The Phillips tandem of Jordan and Harrison was unable to create disruption as pass-rushers against Chicago, but, surprisingly, Star Lotulelei logged a pressure. vs. Chicago Star Lotul…

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With Tremaine Edmunds on the sideline with a concussion, we're taking Tremaine Tracker to Buffalo's other starting linebacker, second-year player Matt Milano. Only credited with two tackles in Buffalo's loss to Chicago, Milano has had bigger games in his young career with the Bills. Both of his tackles came behind the line of scrimmage, though. Range tackles …

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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 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 Quarter…

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It’s election season, in case you hadn’t noticed, and it's also midseason for candidates for the 2018-19 Buffalo Bills. So it seems patriotic — lower case p — to offer this online ballot and let the BN Blitzers vote in this hotly contested political football climate. We are mostly (if not all) partisan to the Bills, and this official "Voice of the Fan" Ballot uses all w…

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When the Bills run: It’s still hard to believe LeSean McCoy’s last 11 carries against the Patriots went for just 1 yard. It’s understandable why McCoy was so frustrated after the loss. Chris Ivory is just 13 yards behind McCoy for the Bills’ rushing lead, although McCoy has played two fewer games. Neither player is averaging better than 3.4 yards per carry. The Bears have …

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The Bills somehow found a way to once again gift-wrap the money to its opponent in the late stages to the Patriots in Monday night’s division duel. That‘s what bad teams do. Surprisingly, though, Buffalo brings the league's sixth-ranked defense into this fray, allowing 329 yards per game, but the question for the Bills is always what type of performance can they expect …

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VIC CARUCCI If you begin with the premise that virtually nothing good happens when Nathan Peterman quarterbacks the Bills, it’s impossible to see the outcome being any different than what has been the norm for most of the season. Few, if any, touchdowns. A killer mistake … or two … or three. The Bears aren’t great, but great isn’t what’s required to beat the Bills. At t…

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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 9, beginning with the Thursday night game (point spreads are through Thursday morning; asterisk indicates best bet): THURSDAY Skurski Gaughan Wolf at 49ers 3 Raiders Raiders Raiders* 49ers SUNDAY …

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The Buffalo Bills had a so-so performance getting after Tom Brady in Week 8 but still have one of the most disruptive pass-rushes in the NFL. According to Pro Football Focus, the Bills pressured the Patriots' quarterback on 14 of his 48 drop backs, which equates to a 29.1 percent pressure rate. Over the past two games, Buffalo has pressured the opposing signal-caller…

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With Trent Murphy sidelined with injury against the Patriots, fellow defensive line newcomers Star Lotulelei and Harrison Phillips weren't able to pick up the slack when rushing Tom Brady. However, defensive tackle Jordan Phillips, who was added before the Titans game in Week 5 after the Dolphins let him go, has been impressive with Buffalo. In the loss to New England, …

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Jim Kubiak will be analyzing the play of the 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 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 Aca…

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Tremaine Edmunds didn't play in the second half of the Bills' loss on Monday Night Football to the Patriots after suffering a concussion, but the rookie linebacker made a sizable impact in the first two quarters. His only clear hiccups came by way of two missed tackles. Edmunds seemed quick to diagnose plays in front of him and wasn't drawn in too far by play action …

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Let’s get this ugly stat for dog lovers (that would be us) right out of the way: NFL road favorites of seven or more points coming off a road win that was preceded by three consecutive home wins are 14-1 straight up (SU) and 11-4 against the spread (ATS) since 1980, including 8-0 SUATS in division games. Gulp. But because we’re handicappers and not New England Patriots …

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VIC CARUCCI Could there be a worse time for one of the NFL’s best teams to come to town? The Buffalo Bills are a dumpster fire. Their offense is a joke and their defense has shown a capacity for being just as awful at any time. If their effort is anywhere near as lifeless as it was at Indianapolis last week, the result figures to be even more humiliating than that 32-po…

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When the Bills run: LeSean McCoy was able to practice on a limited basis this week and reportedly is expected to play. While Chris Ivory and Marcus Murphy capably filled in after McCoy got hurt against the Colts, neither scares a defense. Just in case the Bills were interested in trading McCoy by Tuesday's deadline, it would be a big help if he could show he’s healthy enou…