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MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – Josh Allen slapped himself in the side of the helmet after firing a pass into Frank Gore’s feet. It was third-and-3, late third quarter, deep in Buffalo territory, and the incomplete pass along the left sideline forced the Bills to punt. They were leading the lowly Miami Dolphins by 16 points. But Allen referenced this play in particular when expla…

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MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – Grading the Buffalo Bills in their 37-20 win over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday at Hard Rock Stadium: RUNNING GAME: A It started well, with Devin Singletary ripping off a 22-yard run on the game’s first play from scrimmage. Short yardage, an area the Bills had struggled in earlier this season, was a strength. Quarterback Josh Allen converted a pa…

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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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Here are my five takes for Sunday's game between the Buffalo Bills and Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium. 1. Treat the Dolphins like the Dolphins. This is a bad opponent. No spin can change that, including phrases such as "red-hot Dolphins" that emanated from the Bills' dressing room this week. The Dolphins have earned their way to the bottom portion of the leag…

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Mitch Morse never expected cohesiveness in the Buffalo Bills' rebuilt offensive line to come quickly. After nine games, the veteran center still sees a good deal of work ahead for a group with four new starters, including him. "I think it's an ongoing process, right?" Morse said. "It's something that, unfortunately, you'll never be able to master, but something that …

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Frank Gore had committed to play college football at Ole Miss, but his mom was sick, and Curtis Johnson, the assistant coach trying to convince him to stay and play in Miami, called and asked a question that shook the teenager to his core. “He was like, ‘How are you supposed to be the best guy in Dade (County) or Florida, and you’re leaving the state? You’ve got one of …

Analysis

When the Bills run: A week after giving Devin Singletary a career-high 20 carries, the rookie got just eight against the Browns, inviting another week of second-guessing of offensive coordinator Brian Daboll. Until quarterback Josh Allen shows he can consistently beat teams through the air, the Bills should get used to seeing defenses stack the box to stop the run. That sh…

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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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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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When the Bills run: More Devin Singletary, please. The Bills’ rookie had his breakout game last week against Washington, rushing 20 times for 95 yards and a touchdown. Singletary got nearly double the carries as veteran Frank Gore (11 carries, 15 yards), and there’s no good reason why that should change moving forward. Washington ranked 28th against the run coming into Wee…

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Adrian Peterson draped his No. 26 Washington jersey over a stool in the visitors’ locker room, uncapped a gold marker and began scrawling a message to Frank Gore. But in a game that had featured two of the greatest running backs in NFL history, two future Hall of Famers in the twilight of their careers, it was a different No. 26 – Bills rookie Devin Singletary – whose s…

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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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After a 24-9 win against the Washington Redskins, the Bills are 6-2, the franchise's best start since beginning 7-1 in 1993. The six teams that the Bills beat are a combined 9-41 after the early games Sunday. “We’re a work in progress,” coach Sean McDermott said. “That’s how I see us. Every week, looking at what are our strengths, what are our weaknesses? What can 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…

Analysis

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 …