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Leslie Frazier was confident the Buffalo Bills would fix what was broken with their run defense. Through the first half Sunday against the Washington Redskins, he looked to be grossly mistaken. A week after allowing 218 rushing yards to the Philadelphia Eagles, the Bills were in the process of being gashed again. Washington running back Adrian Peterson, the 34-year-o…

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The Buffalo Bills continue to look for the right mix at wide receiver. On Sunday at New Era Field, that means Duke Williams is the odd man out. Williams, who made his professional debut in Week 5 against Tennessee and caught the go-ahead touchdown pass, will be a healthy inactive against the Washington Redskins. Williams suffered a shoulder injury against Miami in We…

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This week's Halloween-inspired Bills Mailbag is heavy on questions about quarterback Josh Allen. It also hits on Sean McDermott's contract status, Devin Singletary's usage and the team's screen game – or lack thereof. Let's jump in ... Rick McGuire asks: If we had drafted Patrick Mahomes or Deshaun Watson two years ago, or Lamar Jackson last year, would we be a better t…

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Josh Allen's No. 15 was retired by Firebaugh (Calif.) High School on Friday night as part of Senior Night festivities against Coalinga. Firebaugh won the game, 25-7. Allen, the Bills' quarterback, graduated in 2014 in a class of 164 students. Firebaugh, with a population of about 8,300 people, is 40 miles outside of Fresno in the Central Valley. Allen grew up on the …

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The Buffalo Bills haven’t had too many tough Mondays this season. This past one, however, would qualify as such. A 31-13 loss will do that. Starting the work week the day after that is always a little bit tougher in Western New York. That feeling is only amplified inside One Bills Drive, where the high-stakes realities of life in the NFL produce an immense amount of pre…

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When the Bills run: The rush offense continues to be strong on a per-play basis, averaging 4.88 yards per carry, which ranks fifth in the league. The team is coming off its worst performance of the season, however, held to less than 100 yards for the first time in a 31-13 loss to the Eagles. On a day when it was clear the run game was going to take priority because of the …

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Leslie Frazier has a pretty good idea of what’s coming. The Buffalo Bills’ defensive coordinator knows that future opponents will watch what the Philadelphia Eagles did on the ground Sunday at New Era Field and try to emulate it. The Eagles gashed the Bills for 218 rushing yards in a 31-13 victory. “It’s something we’ll definitely have to answer the bell to, for sure…

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The Buffalo Bills’ offense is in need of a spark. Perhaps that comes from outside the organization ahead of the NFL trade deadline, which arrives at 4 p.m. Tuesday. If not, though, it will have to come from within. That means it’s time to get Devin Singletary more involved. The rookie running back inexcusably did not get a carry in the first half of Sunday’s 31-13 lo…

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Grading the Buffalo Bills in their 31-13 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday at New Era Field: RUNNING GAME: D Quarterback Josh Allen was the team’s leading rusher. That’s not a good thing. Allen gained 45 yards on eight carries, with a long gain of 14 yards. He lost a crucial fumble on a designed run in the second quarter. A lot of that production came on scra…

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The second-guessing of offensive Brian Daboll reached a fever pitch Sunday. The Buffalo Bills’ offensive coordinator took plenty of heat on social media from  fans during a 31-13 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles at New Era Field. The first major issue with Daboll’s game plan came in the second quarter. Facing a third-and-2 coming out of the two-minute warning, the off…

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The Buffalo Bills will get a key part of their defense back Sunday. Linebacker Matt Milano is active and will play against the Philadelphia Eagles at New Era Field. Milano, a third-year veteran, missed last week's win over the Miami Dolphins with a hamstring injury suffered in Week 5 against the Titans. In a game that figures to be run-heavy based on the wet and wind…

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This week’s Bills Mailbag leads with an attempt to reorder the first-round quarterbacks drafted in 2018. It also touches on Tom Brady’s future, the potential asking price for A.J. Green and how the Bills match up with two potential playoff opponents. Let’s get to it … BigD asks: In hindsight, if you were general manager two years ago, which of the quarterbacks in Josh A…

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Jim Salgado had a couple of childhood friends come visit him last week at One Bills Drive. A defensive assistant on coach Sean McDermott’s staff, Salgado gave his buddies a tour of the team facilities. As he was walking through the state-of-the-art performance center and then out onto the practice field inside the fieldhouse, a thought struck Salgado. “It just showed…

Analysis

When the Bills run: Veteran Frank Gore continues to lead the Buffalo Bills in rushing, with 388 yards on 86 carries. Gore has faced eight-plus defenders in the box on 38.4% of his rushing attempts this season, according to the NFL’s Next Gen stats, which makes his 4.5-yards-per-carry average even more impressive. The Bills eased Devin Singletary back into action last week …

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Throughout the 2019 season, The Buffalo News will track the performances of players from Western New York and local colleges who are currently in the NFL. Here are their results in Week 7: • Browns C J.C. Tretter: The Akron product was on a bye with the Browns. Tretter has started and taken every offensive snap for Cleveland during a 2-4 start to the season. • Titans…