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Andre Holmes is batting .272 this season. The Buffalo Bills' lanky wide receiver has 11 catches in 2017, three of which have gone for touchdowns. One of those came Sunday in the Buffalo Bills' 34-14 win over Oakland. Holmes had three catches for 51 yards, including a 6-yard touchdown in the second quarter against his old team in helping the Bills improve to 5-2. "I h…

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LeSean McCoy ran for a season-high 151 yards on 27 carries, which is the most he has had as a member of the Bills. McCoy also had the 35th 100-yard rushing day of his nine-year NFL career. After not getting into the end zone in the first six games, he has three rushing touchdowns in the last two weeks.   Asked if this is the strongest-willed team he has be…

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In case you didn't hear, Khalil Mack was back in town for his first game since graduating from the University at Buffalo. In case you attended the game Sunday and didn't notice him, he was, in fact, on the field for the Raiders. Mack returned to Western New York with much fanfare but barely made a peep on the field in the Bills' 34-14 blowout over the Raiders at New Era…

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1. OK, I’m a believer. The Buffalo Bills are a playoff contender. Sunday’s 34-14 win against the Oakland Raiders solidifies that for me. The Bills are undefeated 4-0 at home, 3-1 in the AFC and 5-2 overall. Full disclosure: I picked them to go 6-10 this year. To borrow a phrase from coach Sean McDermott, they have a “playoff caliber” defense that has taken the ball away…

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The Bills were leading at halftime against the Oakland Raiders and much of the credit was due the defense. After allowing an 81-yard drive on the Raiders' opening possession, the Bills forced three punts and then added a defensive score for a 14-7 lead. As the conversation played out on the halftime show on CBS, Boomer Esiason made this pronouncement: "The Bills defe…

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It’s a time-honored rite of passage among Bills fans: You buy your favorite player’s jersey, and then that player either leaves the team in free agency or is traded away for pennies on the dollar. Marcell Dareus fans took part in the storied tradition this week, when the Bills traded the defensive tackle, a former third overall draft pick, to the Jacksonville Jaguars fo…

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The Buffalo Bills' secondary is hurting. Safety Jordan Poyer is inactive for the team Sunday against the Oakland Raiders after being listed as questionable coming into the game. Poyer did not practice all week after suffering a knee injury on the last play of the game in Week Seven against Tampa Bay. Additionally, cornerback E.J. Gaines is out with a hamstring injury…

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The Buffalo Bills (4-2) host the Oakland Raiders (3-4) today at 1 p.m. at New Era Field. https://buffalonews.com/2017/10/28/pregame-primer-everything-you-need-to-know-for-bills-raiders-plus-five-things-to-watch-for/ Follow along for live updates from our team. https://twitter.com/TheBuffaloNews/lists/bn-blitz-staff Stay with BNblitz.com for complete coverage of…

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The Seattle Seahawks are still in the market for a left tackle, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, and the Buffalo Bills' Cordy Glenn is a "trade option." The Seahawks had previously approached the Bills about Glenn, The Buffalo News confirmed earlier this month, but those talks did not amount to anything. The NFL trade deadline is 4 p.m. Tuesday. The Bills mad…

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The standings were not supposed to look this way in Week Eight. The Oakland Raiders were supposed to be Super Bowl contenders entering 2017, with a Pro Bowl quarterback in Derek Carr and All-World defensive end in Khalil Mack. The Buffalo Bills were afterthoughts in the AFC, thought by many to simply be killing time until the 2018 draft. A funny thing happened once t…

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The Bills announced they will be wearing their throwback uniforms Sunday against the Oakland Raiders. Here was the uniform reveal that the team posted on its Twitter feed Wednesday: https://twitter.com/buffalobills/status/923162477671542785

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Listening to Tre’Davious White after Sunday’s game, you wouldn’t have known the Buffalo Bills had just pulled off a thrilling, come-from-behind victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers that moved the team to 4-2. You also wouldn’t have known that White played a huge role in the victory, forcing and recovering a fumble that set up the go-ahead field goal in the 30-27 win. …

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Grading the Bills RUNNING GAME: A That’s more like it. The Bills stuck with the run and it paid off, piling up 173 yards as a team on 33 carries, an average of 5.2 yards per rush. LeSean McCoy scored his first two touchdowns of 2017, rushing 23 times for 91 yards. Quarterback Tyrod Taylor was once again a part of the running game, gaining 53 yards on six carries. Mik…

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No matter their record through five games, or the efficiency of their defense, or the high hopes the Bills had for this season, the lingering truth about their offense remained the primary reason for people to doubt them. Almost out of nowhere, that offense came through in a 30-27 victory. Let's not overlook their defense, which appeared to come unraveled while allow…

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The Buffalo Bills' larcenous defense did it again. Tre'Davious White stripped the ball away from Tampa Bay receiver Adam Humphries with 2:20 left in Sunday's game to set the Bills up for the winning score. Stephen Hauschka's field goal with 14 seconds left gave the Bills a 30-27 victory. The Bills' rookie No. 1 draft choice made the final key turnover on a routine…