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Vic Carucci Regardless of the opponents, the Bills’ back-to-back victories against Miami and Denver are their two most complete performances of the season. That means something. What it means to me is they have the necessary momentum to stand up to the challenge of facing the Cowboys after a short turnaround. I don’t think Jerry Jones’ public flogging of his coaching staf…

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It was plainly evident last Sunday that Jason Garrett is far too conservative a coach for the NFL. With his Dallas Cowboys trailing 13-6 with just more than six minutes remaining, he opted to kick a field goal on fourth-and-7 from the New England 11-yard line. As a result, after a 3-0 start, the bad Boys are now 6-5 yet remain in first place in the unstable NFC East – f…

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When the Buffalo Bills run: The Bills’ 244-yard explosion on the ground against Denver has moved them up to fifth in the league in rushing, at 139.2 yards per game. It’s safe to say they don’t miss LeSean McCoy. Running the ball is paramount against the Dallas Cowboys, who have the best offense in the league. The best way to neutralize that is to keep the offense off the f…

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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 Buffalo Bills in their 20-3 victory over the Denver Broncos on Sunday at New Era Field: Running game: A+ It was all working. Devin Singletary topped 100 yards for the first time in his career. Frank Gore passed Barry Sanders for third place on the NFL’s career rushing list. Let that sink in for a second. Barry. Sanders. Josh Allen scrambled his way to 56 yard…

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The Bills (7-3) are again in their comfort zone, facing another team with a losing record in the Broncos (3-7). Buffalo’s wins have coming against teams that are currently 13-47 on the season, while its losses have been leveled by clubs that are 19-12. The Bills’ problem Sunday, though, is their 1-6 against the spread record as a non-division favorite when coming off a …

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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 12, beginning with the Thursday night game. Point spreads are through Thursday morning; asterisk indicates best bet. THURSDAY Skurski Gaughan Wolf at Texans -3.5 Colts Texans Colts Texans SUNDAY …

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When the Bills run: Ball security was presumably a big focus for Devin Singletary during the week. The rookie fumbled twice against Miami, mistakes that were largely forgotten because the Bills were able to recover both times. The Bills have been remarkably lucky with fumbles, recovering 10 of the 15 times they’ve put the ball on the ground on offense. Singletary also n…

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The Buffalo Bills got back to their winning ways with a dominant 37-20 victory over the Miami Dolphins in Week 11, moving their record to 7-3 and placing them as the fifth seed in the AFC playoff picture. Among the key issues in the offseason was trying to find a cornerback to play opposite Tre'Davious White, although the Bills expressed confidence in Levi Wallace, who …

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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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Vic Carucci Losing is not an option. Losing could very well mean the beginning of the end of the season, even with six games remaining after Sunday. So I'm taking that right off the table, because I believe the Bills remain capable of winning a game they are absolutely, positively, unequivocally supposed to win. Forget the Dolphins' two-game winning streak. They are a bad…

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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 Browns -2.5 Steelers Browns Browns Browns SUNDAY…

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This is an AFC East rematch from a month ago when the Bills beat the Dolphins, 31-21, in Buffalo as 17-point chalk. It was the only game in which Miami out-statted an opponent this season. It was also the game in which Miami re-inserted Ryan Fitzpatrick as its starting quarterback. The Fish are swimming in calmer waters these days. And if there is one role in which t…

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When the Bills run: A week after giving Devin Singletary a career-high 20 carries, the rookie got just eight against the Browns, inviting another week of second-guessing of offensive coordinator Brian Daboll. Until quarterback Josh Allen shows he can consistently beat teams through the air, the Bills should get used to seeing defenses stack the box to stop the run. That sh…

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The Buffalo Bills suffered their third loss of the season, losing to the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. The Bills' struggles to move the chains on third down were on full display and have been an underlying concern for much of the season. On Sunday, the Bills converted a first down on 5 of 13 third-down opportunities, 38.5%. For the season, the Bills are converting at 3…