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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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Grading the Bills RUNNING GAME: A The top-10 rushing attack from the past few seasons emerged Sunday as the Bills rushed a whopping 46 times for 212 yards and two touchdowns. LeSean McCoy finally had room to run, and took advantage with 113 yards on 26 carries. With Chris Ivory out of the lineup because of injury, Marcus Murphy took over as the No. 2 running back and…

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When the Bills run: The struggles of the running game have come into focus this week. LeSean McCoy has 24 attempts in the last three games. Those have produced 24 yards. Backup Chris Ivory has been the more the effective runner, but he’s dealing with a shoulder injury that kept him out of practice Wednesday. The offensive line shares some of the blame here, because there h…

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Sean McDermott has made a living trying to stop teams from scoring. The Buffalo Bills’ second-year head coach rose to his current position through the defensive ranks, starting as a defensive assistant in Philadelphia before working his way up to coordinator, first with the Eagles and then with the Panthers. So he’s well aware of how difficult it is to slow opposing …

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With Jets quarterback Sam Darnold out, the value play dissipated for Bills' backers. But who are the Jets to be favored by a touchdown over any team playing tackle football these days? Josh Allen appears to be back and could help boost the offense and avoid another Nathan Peterman appearance. Best line of the week came from USA TODAY’S Nate Davis when he said, “Much-mal…

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VIC CARUCCI The Bills have one of their best chances for victory since the season began, largely because the Jets are almost as bad as they are. Maybe worse. Josh Allen’s possible return would make the game slightly more interesting than it would be with any of the Bills’ other so-called quarterbacks. However, it’s hard to envision a rookie who was struggling being all …

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After the fireworks last week — Saints over the unbeaten Rams and Tom Brady versus Aaron Rodgers — the Week 10 NFL schedule looks as drab as you can get. Except for the Carolina Panthers at Pittsburgh Steelers game Thursday night, it's an unattractive slate. There are five divisional games, but only two involve first-place teams (Chicago Bears and Los Angeles Rams). …

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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 10, beginning with the Thursday night game (point spreads are through Thursday morning; asterisk indicates best bet):   THURSDAY Skurski Gaughan Wolf at Steelers 3 1/2 Panthers Panthers Panthers Stee…

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Week 9's game against the Bears marked yet another impressive pass-rushing effort from the Bills in a loss. According to Pro Football Focus, Buffalo pressured Chicago quarterback Mitchell Trubisky on 10 of his 21 drop backs, which equates to a 47.6 percent pressure rate. Over the past two games, the Bills have pressured the opposing signal-caller on 24 of 69 drop bac…

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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 …