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CLEVELAND – The NFL can be unforgiving for teams that struggle to score. The Buffalo Bills are a classic example. Sure, they have a 6-3 record, which qualifies as a successful season so far. But look harder and you see a major flaw that showed itself, once again, in their 19-16 loss against the Cleveland Browns. "Everybody knows that you have to score more than 16…

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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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The Buffalo Bills got at least a glimmer of good injury news Monday. After losing five starters at one point during Sunday’s 14-7 win over the Tennessee Titans, coach Sean McDermott started his Monday press conference by announcing that for at least one of them – center Mitch Morse – the update was positive. “He’s moving in the right direction with his ankle,” McDerm…

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NASHVILLE – As soon as Quinton Spain took a look at the Buffalo Bills’ schedule and saw they played the Tennessee Titans here, he knew that meant something akin to a ninth home game. The Bills’ left guard played the previous four seasons with the Titans and was used to the home team enduring a hostile environment from the hordes of opponents’ fans that often pour into N…

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Quinton Spain has been in this situation before, blocking for a young, mobile, highly drafted quarterback with tremendous potential, a supposed “franchise quarterback.” For the last four seasons, the left guard protected Marcus Mariota in Tennessee. Now, it’s Josh Allen in Buffalo. “I feel like both of them are like the same,” Spain said. “Both of them like to get…

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NFL teams are fond of looking at the schedule in quarters. When the Buffalo Bills do so, they’ll come away feeling awfully good about the first one of the 2019 season – even if it ended on a sour note. The Bills went 3-1 in the first quarter of this season, a record that has them in a postseason spot if the season ended today. The one loss came Sunday against the New…

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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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Buffalo Bills running back Devin Singletary had his helmet and was stretching with his teammates in the early part of Thursday's practice, a sign of progress from his injured hamstring. He was listed as a limited participant in practice, coach Sean McDermott said, noting he "did some nice things." McDermott did not offer more on what that might mean for Singletary's ava…

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Bills running back Devin Singletary and tight end Tyler Kroft did not practice Wednesday as the Bills began preparation for Sunday's game against the New England Patriots. Singletary has been sidelined by a hamstring injury suffered in Week 2 against the Giants. Kroft appeared on his way to making his Bills debut last week but injured an ankle in practice Thursday. G…

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Buffalo Bills right guard Jon Feliciano left Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals in the first quarter with a neck injury and was wearing a neck brace in the locker room after the game. Coach Sean McDermott said he had not talked to the athletic trainers before his postgame news conference and did not have an update. Rookie Cody Ford moved inside to guard and…

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The Buffalo Bills have wasted little time in getting their rookie class on the field. Through the first two weeks of the season, the Bills are one of only two teams in the NFL to have at least five rookies take 20 snaps or more in Weeks 1 and 2. The Oakland Raiders are the other. The Raiders have seven rookies who are taking at least 25% of the offensive or defensive…

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Here is my Buffalo Bills report card for the 28-14 victory against the New York Giants. RUNNING GAME: A Every facet of the running game clicked Sunday. Frank Gore grinded out 68 yards on 19 carries. Devin Singletary was the home-run hitter again, gaining 57 yards on just six carries – an average of 9.5 yards per carry. Only three players in fr…

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The Buffalo Bills don't have any major surprises on their inactives list ahead of Sunday's season opener against the New York Jets at Metlife Stadium. Wide receiver Andre Roberts (quad) and tight end Tyler Kroft (foot) won't play because of injuries. The Bills' healthy inactive players are offensive tackle Conor McDermott, guard Ike Boettger, of…

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The Buffalo Bills are about as close to full health as they can be heading into the season opener. The only player on the 53-man roster to miss Monday’s practice was tight end Tyler Kroft. That has been the case for him since the first practice of the spring, when he suffered a broken foot. The difference is, throughout training camp and the preseason, Kroft was on t…

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The Bills' unofficial depth chart for the season opener against the New York Jets has rookie Cody Ford as the starter at right tackle and Jon Feliciano at guard. Coach Sean McDermott said Monday that the team feels comfortable with Ford, the team's second-round pick, at either guard or tackle. He worked with the first-team offensive line at tackle during practice Monday…