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Vic Carucci Losing is not an option. Losing could very well mean the beginning of the end of the season, even with six games remaining after Sunday. So I'm taking that right off the table, because I believe the Bills remain capable of winning a game they are absolutely, positively, unequivocally supposed to win. Forget the Dolphins' two-game winning streak. They are a bad…

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The Bills are 6-2 and 3-0 on the road. The Cleveland Browns are 2-6 and 0-3 at home. Buffalo seemingly should be an obvious favorite heading into Sunday's game at FirstEnergy Stadium. But instead the Browns opened as a three-point favorite Sunday night, although the line has already moved to two in some places. Why? Because the bettors have been all over the Brown…

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This is our annual ABO game: Always Beware of the Obvious. It would be difficult finding a team that looked as bad in a prime-time game than the Philadelphia Eagles did Sunday at Dallas, but there they were, on full display for the nation to see. Not only did they lay a tyrannosaurus egg, they coughed up 400-plus yards for the second consecutive game. Hardly attributes of …

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The NFL season is upon and members of the News sports staff will be picking games on BNblitz.com. Here is how Jay Skurski, Mark Gaughan and Jason Wolf see the slate for Week 5, beginning with the Thursday night game (point spreads are through Thursday morning; asterisk indicates best bet): THURSDAY Skurski Gaughan Wolf at Seahawks - 1 1/5 Rams Seahawks …

Bills

Tasked with playing their second consecutive game at MetLife Stadium, the Buffalo Bills stayed in the same hotel last week – with players lodged in the very same rooms – to mimic the lead-up to their opening week 17-16 comeback win over the New York Jets. They proceeded to trounce the Giants, 28-14, to improve to 2-0 for the first time since 2014. On the other side of t…

Bills

The initial over/under total for the Bills for the 2019 season was 6.5, according to the most prominent Las Vegas sportsbooks. As is its custom, CG Technology is again the first operator to release opening betting lines for all the regular season games in Weeks 1 through 16. The company has the Bills as an underdog in 11 games and a favorite in four. The four games i…

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Members of The News' sports staff will be picking games on BNblitz.com. Here is how Jay Skurski, Mark Gaughan and Jason Wolf see the slate for Week 11, beginning with the Thursday night game (point spreads are through Thursday morning; asterisk indicates best bet):   THURSDAY Skurski Gaughan Wolf at Chiefs 3 1/2 Chargers Chiefs Chiefs Chiefs …

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If we’re setting odds on NFL coaches making it through the end of the season, we have Adam Gase listed as the leading candidate to get pink-slipped before Black Monday. On his updated resume, he should list "run the ball on 3rd-and-10" as his favorite offensive call. It’s what cost Miami a victory in Sunday’s loss at Indianapolis, and the deer-in-the-headlights look is …

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Members of The News' sports staff will be picking games on BNblitz.com. Here is how Jay Skurski, Mark Gaughan and Jason Wolf see the slate for Week 12, beginning with the Thursday night game (point spreads are through Thursday morning; asterisk indicates best bet):   THURSDAY Skurski Gaughan Wolf Bears 4 at Lions Bears Bears Bears at Cowbo…

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With Jets quarterback Sam Darnold out, the value play dissipated for Bills' backers. But who are the Jets to be favored by a touchdown over any team playing tackle football these days? Josh Allen appears to be back and could help boost the offense and avoid another Nathan Peterman appearance. Best line of the week came from USA TODAY’S Nate Davis when he said, “Much-mal…

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VIC CARUCCI The Bills have one of their best chances for victory since the season began, largely because the Jets are almost as bad as they are. Maybe worse. Josh Allen’s possible return would make the game slightly more interesting than it would be with any of the Bills’ other so-called quarterbacks. However, it’s hard to envision a rookie who was struggling being all …

Bills

If it weren’t for bad luck, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck would have no luck at all. Or more specifically, if the Colts' defense ever decides to show up, it just might put the beleaguered quarterback in a position to win. Thanks to Luck's play, in its last three games, Indianapolis has managed to outgain each of its opponents despite surrendering 42, 38, an…

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Here are predictions from members of The Buffalo News' sports staff for Sunday's Buffalo Bills-Houston Texans game. Houston is favored by 9 1/2 points. VIC CARUCCI Last week’s old-school win against the Tennessee Titans should serve as a general blueprint for the Bills’ offensive approach to most of their remaining games. Especially this one. The Texans have game-wre…

Bills

Members of The Buffalo News sports staff will be picking games on BNblitz.com. Here is how Jay Skurski, Mark Gaughan and Jason Wolf see the slate for Week 6, beginning with the Thursday night game (point spreads are through Thursday morning; asterisk indicates best bet): Skurski Gaughan Wolf THURSDAY Eagles 3 at Giants Eagles Eagles Eagles …

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The Tennessee Titans hit the road after a come-from-behind overtime win against the Philadelphia Eagles, but it's worth nothing that Tennessee (3-1) has coughed up season-high yards in half their games. Furthermore, this from the well-oiled machine: Away teams are just 13-41 straight up and 16-38 against the spread since 1992 after having upset the defending Super Bowl …