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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 …

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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…

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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 …

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Here are predictions from members of The Buffalo News' sports staff for Sunday's Buffalo Bills-Tennessee Titans game: VIC CARUCCI Is this the week the Bills are going to remember there are no rules against trying to run the football? The Titans have a big, physical front, and the Bills need to challenge it if they’re to avoid another week of pounding for Josh Allen. Ex…

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How big of an upset was the Buffalo Bills' 27-6 victory Sunday? The Bills won the game outright as a 16.5-point underdog. According to the Playbook.com database, which goes back to 1980, only three NFL teams have won outright as underdogs of 16 points or more. Two of those involved the Bills. Nov. 29, 1992: The Bills were 16.5-point favorites against the Colts. In…

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Here are predictions from members of The Buffalo News' sports staff on Sunday's Bills-Vikings game in Minneapolis. VIC CARUCCI Even with the promise Josh Allen provides at quarterback, the Bills don’t seem to have much of a chance to get their collective act together any time soon. It’s especially hard to see that happening on the road against one of the NFL’s best teams…

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The NFL season is here 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 3, beginning with the Thursday night game (point spreads are through Thursday morning; asterisk indicates best bet):   Skurski Gaughan Wolf Thursday At Cleveland 3…

Nathan Peterman was named the Bills’ starting quarterback to the chagrin of some fans. Nonetheless, the Bills were obviously not satisfied with a 300-yard offense when they jettisoned Tyrod Taylor to Cleveland and then traded up to land QB Josh Allen in the first round. Allen appears to be a work in progress, though, and with projected starting QB A.J.McCarron going dow…