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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 suffered their third loss of the season, losing to the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. The Bills' struggles to move the chains on third down were on full display and have been an underlying concern for much of the season. On Sunday, the Bills converted a first down on 5 of 13 third-down opportunities, 38.5%. For the season, the Bills are converting at 3…

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Who was ultimately at fault for the Bills’ maddening, belly-wrenching, head-scratching, lunch-tossing 19-16 loss to the lowly Browns? I’ll tell you. Stephen Hauschka. Hauschka is no longer Hausch Money, he’s a bad bet. It is the first time many Bills fans have completely lost faith in the man of faith. The game-tying kick as time all but expired, even at 53 breezy…

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Run the football. This is no longer a suggestion from Buffalo Bills fans desperate for even the tiniest sliver of hope for an offense that makes scoring seem like climbing Mount Everest. This is a plea. Run the football. It made perfect sense a couple of weeks ago when the Philadelphia Eagles came to town, didn't it? The winds were whipping throughout New Era Fiel…

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The Buffalo Bills’ clock management at the end of Sunday’s game against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium was confusing, to say the least. Coach Sean McDermott did his best to offer some sort of an explanation Monday. “The plans weren’t really to huddle at that point. It was to go to the line and get the third-down call off and then save the timeout there,”…

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CLEVELAND – Grading the Buffalo Bills in their 19-16 loss to the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium on Sunday. Running game: D The Bills finished with a season-low 84 yards on 20 carries. A week after logging 20 carries, rookie Devin Singletary took just eight. Those eight carries went for 42 yards – a solid average of 5.3 per rush. Singletary produces when he gets …

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Grading the Buffalo Bills in their 24-9 win over the Washington Redskins on Sunday at New Era Field … RUNNING GAME: C- Devin Singletary keeps it from being an F, but this was not a good day on the ground. How many times can a team make gaining a single yard look like the hardest thing to do in football? The Bills continue to count the ways. Singletary rushed 20 times …

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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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Here are my five takes for Sunday's game between the Buffalo Bills and Washington Redskins at New Era Field. 1. For their self-confidence, the Bills need to make short work of the Redskins. Whether that's even possible is anyone's guess. The Bills have only come close to making short work of one opponent this season, the New York Giants, and that wasn't exactly a cas…

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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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Jim Kubiak has been analyzing the play of the Buffalo Bills quarterbacks for BNBlitz.com. He is the all-time leading passer at Navy, has played in the NFL, NFL Europe and the Arena Football League, and has been a coach and executive in the AFL. He spent eight years as the radio analyst for the University at Buffalo and runs the Western New York Quarterback Academy to help …

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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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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 …