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Trust the process, they said. This time will be different, they said. I'm not ready to say Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott and General Manager Brandon Beane aren't advancing the cause, but they've fielded a team that's performing as woefully as any of the franchise's previous incarnations. Forget the .500 record. Buffalo over the past three games has been poor …

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CARSON, Calif. — Here are how my five takes before the Buffalo Bills' 54-24 loss against the Los Angeles Chargers worked out: 1. Defend that dirt surrounding Nathan Peterman. Not even close. Center Eric Wood was right to say he and the rest of the supporting cast needed to do a much better job for their rookie quarterback in his first NFL start. Although the Charg…

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Enjoy this free sample of the extensive Bills coverage available on BNblitz.com. To subscribe, visit BNblitz.com. CARSON, Calif. – For the 2017 Buffalo Bills, as with so many previous editions during the 17-year playoff drought, humiliation knows no limits. It was bad when they were subjected to that prime-time beating by the New York Jets. It became much worse when …

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Enjoy this free sample of the extensive Bills coverage available on BNblitz.com. To subscribe, visit BNblitz.com. CARSON, Calif. – Here's a breakdown of the Buffalo Bills' 54-24 loss against the Los Angeles Chargers Sunday at StubHub Center: So much for the Nathan Peterman experiment: Sean McDermott made a gutsy (or was it just plain crazy?) decision last Tuesday by …

(Through Thursday's game. Last week's ranking in parentheses) 1. Philadelphia Eagles. Time to avenge that OT loss at Dallas? (1) 2. New England Patriots. They've held opponents to 17 or fewer points during five-game win streak. (2) 3. Pittsburgh Steelers. Their offense looks like it can strike from wherever it wants whenever it wants. (3) 4. L.A. Rams. …

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Here are my five takes on the Buffalo Bills' game against the Los Angeles Chargers Sunday at StubHub Center: 1. Defend that dirt surrounding Nathan Peterman. I know Sean McDermott's "Defend our Dirt" slogan is a much broader reference that applies to games played at New Era Field, but the offensive line needs to provide exceptional protection for a rookie qua…

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When the Bills run: Negative plays have killed the running game this season. According to pro-football-reference.com, the Bills have 73 rushing attempts that have gone for no gain or lost yardage. That is tied for second most in the NFL with the Jets, just one behind the L.A. Rams’ 74. Buffalo’s average of 3.8 yards per rush ranks tied for 22nd in the NFL. If the Bills are…

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Nathan Peterman's first starting assignment will be knotty. The Buffalo Bills are switching to their rookie quarterback for a road game. Three hours away, no less. Ten-year veterans have trouble adapting to playing in the Pacific time zone. Peterman must prepare for the Los Angeles Chargers in four days, one of which will be spent on an airplane. One of the most s…

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Enjoy this free sample of the extensive Bills coverage available on BNblitz.com. To subscribe, visit BNblitz.com. No one tried applying any delicately worded or cliché-filled ointment to this one. The wound was as wide open and raw and ghastly as the scoreboard and the stat sheet said it was. Members of the Buffalo Bills' defense knew there wasn't anything they could…

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Here are how my five takes before the Buffalo Bills' 47-10 loss against the New Orleans Saints Sunday worked out: 1. Let go of the nightmare against the Jets. Not even close. If anything, the Bills gripped it even tighter. They looked as if they were still at MetLife Stadium, site of that 34-21 disaster on Thursday Night Football, still being dominated on both sides …

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Enjoy this free sample of the extensive Bills coverage available on BNblitz.com. To subscribe, visit BNblitz.com. Here's a breakdown of the Buffalo Bills' 47-10 loss against the New Orleans Saints Sunday at New Era Field: Another week, another stinker: At 5-4, the Bills might still have the record of a team in playoff contention, but they've hardly looked that way th…

(Through Thursday’s game. Last week’s ranking in parentheses) 1. Philadelphia Eagles. No one seems to be in the same league as these guys. (1) 2. New England Patriots. They always have a tough time in Denver. (2) 3. Pittsburgh Steelers. Trip to Indianapolis has the makings of a classic trap game. (3) 4. L.A. Rams. Scored second-most points (263) for coach in hi…

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Here are my five takes on the Buffalo Bills' game against the New Orleans Saints Sunday at New Era Field: 1. Let go of the nightmare against the Jets. Their instincts likely will tell them otherwise. You don't easily shake off as poor a performance as the team has had in a long time, especially when every player and coach contributed to the prime-time embarrassment. …

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The Buffalo Bills have re-established New Era Field as a tough place to play for opponents. A perfect 4-0 record at home is a big reason the Bills are currently in a playoff position in the AFC. “It’s a special place to play,” coach Sean McDermott said. “It’s a place where our guys embrace playing at home. It’s a very comfortable situation for us that way. It’s a nic…