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This week’s Bills Mailbag starts with expectations for this year’s team. What’s fair and what’s not? It also hits on sparking the offense, what would happen with a loss to Miami (here’s a hint: Stay away from social media) and Josh Allen’s continued struggles with the deep ball, plus much more. Let’s dive in … Dale Zuchlewski asks: Do you think the Bills’ brass understa…

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The Buffalo Bills aren’t getting what they need from Stephen Hauschka. That was abundantly clear last week, when the team’s veteran kicker missed a pair of field goals in a 19-16 loss to the Cleveland Browns. Hauschka’s issues, however, date back to well before last Sunday. In his last 14 games, the kicker known as “Hausch Money” has been anything but, going 14 of 24…

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The governor is in town. Terry Pegula knows what that means. On this Sunday in late October, his ritual of watching a Buffalo Bills game at New Era Field from the suite between the visiting and home radio broadcast booths will be disrupted. Arrangements have been made for Gov. Andrew Cuomo to sit with Pegula and his wife, Kim, to watch the Bills play the Miami Dol…

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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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The Bills opted to stand pat at Tuesday's trade deadline, sticking with their roster as currently constructed. "It says we are confident in the guys we have and we expect them to play well," coach Sean McDermott said Wednesday. "It also says that if there is not a responsible move for us to make, we're not going to make it. That's what we're here to do. "There have b…

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Social media predictably hurled a fair amount of sharp criticism – accompanied by the requisite sophomoric insults – at the Buffalo Bills for their inactivity before Tuesday's NFL trade deadline. I'm fine with them doing nothing because, for all of the chatter about the need for instant offensive help, there was nothing for them to do. Nothing sensible, that is. T…

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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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This week’s Bills Mailbag starts with a look at what the injury to Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes might mean for the AFC playoff race. It’s also heavy on what the Bills should do at the NFL trade deadline. Let’s get right to it … Chris Mazella asks: Who would you rank as the top five teams in the AFC now with Patrick Mahomes' status uncertain? Would you put the Bill…

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General managers around the NFL apparently didn’t get the memo that the league’s trade deadline this year doesn’t arrive until 4 p.m. Oct. 29. There have been deals aplenty dating back to the start of the regular season, with the most recent coming Tuesday when the Jacksonville Jaguars sent cornerback Jalen Ramsey to the Los Angeles Rams for a pair of first-round draft …

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You have Buffalo Bills questions that you've submitted to me via Twitter. I have answers. Let's get rolling with our bye week edition of the Bills Mailbag. SteveTaylor24 asks: Do you notice any comparisons with the current team chemistry to the past Super Bowl teams? Vic: Yes. A great deal, in fact. I've seen camaraderie steadily grow throughout the roster. Typ…

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This week's Bills Mailbag deals with Sean McDermott's struggles on challenges, Zay Jones' future, passing on Patrick Mahomes and the future at tight end, among much more. Let's dive in ... Sam Ruggiero asks: McDermott is a wonderful coach. He has built a powerful defense that is gaining increased recognition nationally. He seems to understand the game well. So, why is h…

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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 honored the life of Ezra “Pancho Billa” Castro on Sunday ahead of the home opener against the Cincinnati Bengals. During a pregame ceremony at New Era Field, team owners Terry and Kim Pegula presented game balls and No. 19 Bills jerseys with “Pancho Billa” on the back to members of Castro’s family, including his longtime partner, Veronica Borjon, their…

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This week’s Buffalo Bills mailbag is loaded with questions about what happens at running back without Devin Singletary and tight end without Tyler Kroft, a look ahead to the trade deadline and what the team has planned to honor the life of superfan Pancho Billa this weekend. A quick note: We had more questions than I could get to this week, so if I felt like they could …

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There are times when Eric Wood wishes he could yank off the headset he has worn since August and pull on the helmet he wore for nine NFL seasons. Every now and then, while sitting in the Buffalo Bills' radio booth, he pictures himself spending football games in the same place he spent them for half his life: on the field. "I definitely miss playing," Wood said. "But …