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No one expected Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott to say that his team had accomplished much despite only the 11th 5-1 start in team history. And the coach was asked Monday how he felt about being 5-1 for the first time since 2008. "It feels good, but we're not where we need to be," McDermott told reporters. He said the team watched video and the coaches are "on …

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The Buffalo Bills needed someone to step up and make a play Sunday. Tre’Davious White answered the call not once, but twice. White’s two second-half takeaways proved pivotal in a much-harder-than-expected, 31-21 win over the Miami Dolphins at New Era Field. White first intercepted old friend Ryan Fitzpatrick in the third quarter to stop a 10-minute Miami drive that r…

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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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When the Bills run: Jon Feliciano has been one of the team’s unsung heroes. The Buffalo Bills have run often behind their right guard, with 21 plays that are averaging 5.67 yards. That ranks fourth in the NFL. The Bills are also good at going straight up the gut. They have 41 runs up the middle, which are averaging 5.22 yards. That ranks fifth. That’s not much of a surpris…

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Here are my five takes on the Buffalo Bills during their bye: 1. Trying to poke holes in their 4-1 record is a waste of time. Say what you will about those ugly victories against the New York Jets, Cincinnati Bengals and Tennessee Titans, and that gift of a win handed to the New England Patriots. None of it matters. No one apologizes for success in the NFL, becaus…

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The Buffalo Bills roll into their Week 6 bye week with an impressive 4-1 record and are backed by one of the NFL’s best defensive units. Bills' opponents are averaging only 14 points per game behind a 77.6 overall team defensive grade, seventh in the NFL, according to Pro Football Focus. However, before we can assume Buffalo will land a playoff spot, all eyes will be o…

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – At one point in the second half Sunday, the Buffalo Bills had lost five starters to injury. Out went veteran center Mitch Morse, and in went veteran offensive lineman Spencer Long, who has 44 career starts. Out went rookie right tackle Cody Ford – who was pulling full-time duty with veteran Ty Nsekhe out because of an ankle injury – and in went Rya…

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Duke Williams cried before Sunday’s game as he looked in the mirror, staring at the man he’d become. The 26-year-old rookie wide receiver, promoted from the Buffalo Bills’ practice squad Saturday, was about to play in his first regular season NFL game. And hours later, he’d catch the game-winning touchdown, a seven-yard dart from quarterback Josh Alle…

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Running game: B- It came alive at the end. Taking over with 4:12 left in the fourth quarter, the Buffalo Bills were able to run out the clock thanks to the ground game. After Frank Gore was stopped for a 1-yard loss on first down, T.J. Yeldon ripped off an 11-yard gain on second down to move the chains. Gore then went for 11 yards and followed that with a 19-yard gain. Af…

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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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This week’s Buffalo Bills Mailbag leads off with some questions on the current crop of wide receivers. It also hits on depth at cornerback, the right tackle rotation and compares the defenses of the Bills and Patriots. Let’s dive in … $pastic5ive asks: If they’re not going to use Robert Foster, why not cut him and bring up Duke Williams? Jay: Ask yourself this: If th…

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UPDATED: The Bills added three more names to their practice squad, including quarterback Davis Webb, who spent last season and this preseason with the New York Jets, the Bills' Week 1 opponent. Webb was a third-round pick of the New York Giants in 2017 and has yet to appear in an NFL game. He threw four interceptions for the Jets in the preseason and was released ove…

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The Bills have started forming their practice squad and General Manager Brandon Beane revealed the first group of names when he met with reporters Sunday. Wide receiver Duke Williams, whom many thought might make the 53-man roster, was added, with Beane saying he was "crossing his fingers" that Williams would pass through waivers. The Bills opted to use the internati…

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There’s a strong case for the Buffalo Bills keeping wide receiver Duke Williams, the former Auburn standout and Canadian Football League star, when the team cuts to a 53-man roster by the NFL deadline at 4 p.m. Saturday. And he’s made it himself. Williams finished the preseason with eight catches for 71 yards and a team-high two touchdowns, getting reps with the star…

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These aren't attention-getting times for Robert Foster. Not like last fall, when the wide receiver made a significant splash in the second half of his rookie season with the Buffalo Bills by having at least one catch of 25-plus yards in six consecutive games. The last Bill to have such a streak was Jerry Butler in 1985-86. Foster also turned heads by becoming the first un…