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Josh Allen remained in the NFL’s concussion protocol Monday, opening up the possibility of the Buffalo Bills having to turn to Matt Barkley for an important Week 5 game against the Tennessee Titans. Allen, the Bills’ second-year starter, suffered a concussion in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s loss to the New England Patriots when he was hit by the Patriots’ Jonathan Jon…

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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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Running game: B Buffalo Bills running back Frank Gore is something else. He surpassed 15,000 career rushing yards, finishing with 109 yards on just 17 carries. The 36-year-old averaged 6.4 yards per rush, and hit his milestone with a classic, 41-yard run in which he knifed through the middle of the New England Patriots’ defense and bounced off of multiple tackle attempts.…

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Frank Gore entered some ultra exclusive company Sunday. The Buffalo Bills’ veteran became just the fourth running back in NFL history to rush for at least 15,000 yards, finishing with 109 against the New England Patriots in a 16-10 loss at New Era Field. Gore got to the milestone in style, with a 41-yard rush straight up the gut in the second quarter in which he boun…

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The Buffalo Bills will be without rookie running back Devin Singletary again Sunday. Singletary is on the team's list of inactive players heading into the matchup with the New England Patriots at New Era Field. He practiced on a limited basis Thursday and Friday, but the Bills elected to sit him out for a second straight game to give him more time to recover after he su…

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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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Talk about a shotgun wedding. Sorry, we couldn’t resist. As part of its 100th-year celebration, the NFL challenged each of its 32 teams to come up with a once-in-a-lifetime experience for fans. The Buffalo Bills’ idea involved a wedding at New Era Field … during halftime of a game. Seriously. That wedding will take place Sunday, when Rochester couple Mackenzie …

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This week’s Buffalo Bills Mailbag leads off with some questions on the current crop of wide receivers. It also hits on depth at cornerback, the right tackle rotation and compares the defenses of the Bills and Patriots. Let’s dive in … $pastic5ive asks: If they’re not going to use Robert Foster, why not cut him and bring up Duke Williams? Jay: Ask yourself this: If th…

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One thought raced through Drayton Florence’s mind. The former Buffalo Bills’ cornerback had just recorded his team’s fourth interception – off the greatest quarterback of all time – and his chance to make every highlight reel was just a few yards away. “I actually wanted to run Tom Brady over,” Florence remembered this week, thinking back to his defining moment with …

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Throughout the 2019 season, The Buffalo News will track the performances of players from both Western New York and local colleges who are currently in the NFL. Here are their results in Week 3: • Browns C J.C. Tretter: The Akron product started and took all 72 offensive snaps for Cleveland in a 20-13 loss to the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday Night Football. Tretter, who is…

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The Buffalo Bills’ depth along the defensive line took a hit Monday. Coach Sean McDermott announced that second-year defensive tackle Harrison Phillips suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his knee Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals at New Era Field. He will miss the rest of the 2019 season. “Unfortunate,” McDermott said. “A young player that's been devel…

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The Buffalo Bills’ defense is chasing history through three games this season. The team has allowed 47 points during its 3-0 start – an average of 15.7 per game. That’s tied for fifth in the league through three weeks. That total, however, does not factor in the touchdown that came off a pick six thrown by quarterback Josh Allen in the season opener against the Jets. …

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It’s been a long time since Dawson Knox found the end zone. Like, a really long time. You have to go back to 2013, when Knox was a gangly junior for Brentwood Academy in Brentwood, Tenn. He would suffer an ankle injury in the first game of his senior year, then played three seasons of college football for Ole Miss without reaching the end zone. His personal scorin…

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Grading the Bills in their 21-17 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday at New Era Field … RUNNING GAME: B+ The Bills managed Devin Singletary’s absence well. Frank Gore bulldozed his way to 76 yards on 14 attempts — a healthy average of 5.4 yards per rush that was aided by a long gain of 22 yards. That’s impressive stuff for a 36-year-old. T.J. Yeldon saw an …

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Frank Gore’s still got it. The Buffalo Bills’ ageless wonder showed that even at 36 years old, he’s capable of being a featured NFL running back. Gore scored the go-ahead touchdown with 1:50 remaining Sunday at New Era Field, helping the Bills avoid an all-time collapse and improve to 3-0 on the season with a 21-17 victory over the winless Cincinnati Bengals. Gore…