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A new year has so far not brought new results for the Buffalo Bills’ special teams. The “third phase of the game” was one of the main reasons the team lost to New England on Sunday. The Bills gave up a blocked punt that was returned for a touchdown and missed a 49-yard field goal at the end of the first half, plays that proved pivotal in a 16-10 loss at New Era Field…

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When the Bills run: With rookie Devin Singletary returning to practice on a limited basis Thursday, there is some added intrigue here. The Bills held up just fine without Singletary in Week 3, rushing for 175 yards against the Bengals, but it will be a much bigger challenge against New England. Even if Singletary plays, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see the Bills closely mo…

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Overall Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen completed 23 of 36 attempts for a completion percentage of 63.8% and rushed the ball nine times for 46 yards in a come-from-behind, 21-17 victory against the Cincinnati Bengals. It was his uncanny ability to run and move in the pocket that ultimately made the difference in the final minutes. Allen’s turbulent performance earned…

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Vic Carucci For the third week in a row, the Buffalo Bills enter a game as the better team. For the third week in a row, they should prove as much on the scoreboard. This sets up a nightmarish trip for the Cincinnati Bengals. They’re 0-2, struggling badly on both sides of the ball, and stepping into a stadium electrified by a home opener and 2-0 start. Bills, 27-10 ••…

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Here is the scouting report for Sunday's game between the Bills and the Cincinnati Bengals at New Era Field. When the Bills run: Who will run is the big question after rookie running back Devin Singletary missed practice at the start of the week with a hamstring injury. Singletary has brought the home-run threat to the offense, averaging a whopping 12.7 yards per carry …

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Pro Football Focus will be contributing to BNblitz.com all season long.  One of the key areas of the Bills' offseason changes was the offensive line, with four new starters brought in to help protect Josh Allen and open holes for a running game that struggled last season. Pro Football Focus ranked the Bills at No. 18 in our offensive line rankings before the start o…

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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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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Here is my Buffalo Bills report card for the 28-14 victory against the New York Giants. RUNNING GAME: A Every facet of the running game clicked Sunday. Frank Gore grinded out 68 yards on 19 carries. Devin Singletary was the home-run hitter again, gaining 57 yards on just six carries – an average of 9.5 yards per carry. Only three players in fr…

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Vic Carucci The Buffalo Bills should be 2-0 after this one. Assuming the Bills don’t repeat the self-destructiveness they showed against the New York Jets, it probably won’t be as difficult to get there as it was to win the opener. The New York Giants have a terrible defense that Josh Allen and the rest of the offense should be able to exploit from the start on the gro…

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The Bills travel to MetLife Stadium for a second consecutive game, this time to face the New York Giants on Sunday at 1 p.m. When the Bills run: Give. Devin. Singletary. The. Ball. More. After he ran for 70 yards on four carries against the Jets, it’s clear the Bills’ prized rookie running back can produce at the NFL level. Coach Sean McDermott said Wednesday that Frank…

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By Cam Mellor Pro Football Focus The Buffalo Bills got a dramatic win in true AFC East fashion, grinding out a 17-16 victory against the New York Jets that saw their franchise quarterback reach the highs and lows that are part of what Bills head coach Sean McDermott describes as "the growth mindset." Using PFF data, here a look at how quarterback Josh Allen fared …

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Jim Kubiak has been analyzing the play of the Buffalo Bills quarterbacks 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 Quarterback Academy to h…

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Vic Carucci These clubs look to be closely matched, so oddsmakers installing the home team as a three-point favorite is understandable. But I think a decent case can be made that the Bills are slightly better. It starts with a defense returning 10 starters and capable of keeping big plays to a minimum. That tends to hold up well on the road. The Bills’ many offensive u…

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Buffalo News Sports Writers offer their predictions for the 2019 season. Vic Carucci AFC East: Patriots AFC North: Steelers AFC South: Texans AFC West: Chiefs NFC East: Eagles NFC North: Vikings NFC South: Saints NFC West: Rams AFC wild cards: Chargers, Browns NFC wild cards: Packers, Seahawks AFC champion: Chiefs NFC champion: Saints Super Bowl winne…

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Vic Carucci After all of their offseason additions mainly aimed at propping up the offense, it’s hard to see the Buffalo Bills being as poor on that side of the ball as they were last season. Even with all the uncertainty caused by injury, the offensive line should easily show significant improvement. The same goes for the revamped receiving corps, especially with the add…