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A look at the playing time for the Buffalo Bills in their playoff loss to the Houston Texans provides a reason to believe the team’s future is bright. The team’s first four drafted rookies from 2019 all played key roles. That was true not only against the Texans, but throughout the regular season. “I think this rookie class overall probably progressed quicker than th…

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Almost nothing about the 2019 Buffalo Bills feels like the 2017 version. Both qualified for the playoffs, but that's where the similarities pretty much end. "This is a little bit different from 2017, where we were limping in with a little bit of luck," safety Micah Hyde said Sunday. He was pulling off his uniform in the Bills' dressing room after having been on th…

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If Lorenzo Alexander did in fact play his final home game Sunday, the Buffalo Bills’ linebacker will take a memory to cherish forever with him. Alexander’s 11-year-old daughter, Zoie, surprised her dad by singing the national anthem ahead of the regular-season finale against the New York Jets at New Era Field. “It was one of the proudest moments as a father that I’ve…

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Sean McDermott did his best to avoid them, but injuries still impacted the Buffalo Bills in their regular-season finale Sunday. The team's head coach chose to sit several starters in a meaningless game against the New York Jets at New Era Field. Cornerback Tre’Davious White, running back Devin Singletary, tight end Dawson Knox and wide receivers John Brown and Cole B…

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This week's Bills Mailbag leads off with what might happens with the team's coordinators this offseason, and also touches on potential playoff matchups, using the starters against the Jets and the 2020 road schedule. Let's get to it ... Sam Ruggiero asks: Reports are starting to heat up that Leslie Frazier is a leading candidate for a head-coaching job. If that happens,…

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This week’s Bills Mailbag leads off with a look at the Pro Bowl snubs and also touches on what the approach to the final two weeks of the regular season should be for the playoff-bound Bills. Let’s get right to it … Reverend Bob asks: Only one Pro Bowler, Jay? Who else deserved to go in your opinion? Jay: Jordan Phillips probably has the best case. His 9.5 sacks are …

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When the Bills pass: Quarterback Josh Allen has pointed to the first New England game – a 16-10 Patriots win – as a turning point in his season. Before leaving in the fourth quarter with a concussion, Allen threw three interceptions. Backup quarterback Matt Barkley would throw another, preventing the Bills from winning a game that was there for the taking. To Allen’s credi…

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The rest of the NFL is catching up to what the Buffalo Bills have known for a while: Tre’Davious White is one of the best cornerbacks in the league. That was solidified Tuesday when White was chosen for his first Pro Bowl. “I'm excited about it. I feel like this should be my second or third one, but it is what it is,” White said. “It's good to finally get in and be r…

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This week's Bills Mailbag is once again loaded. It starts with why Sean McDermott isn't getting more love and then hits on plenty more, including who has the best chance at making the Pro Bowl, what's up with claiming a kicker and whether the team should be worried about losing one or both of its coordinators this offseason. Let's get to it ... Robert Goodwin asks: Why so…

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ARLINGTON, Texas – Dak Prescott saw Matt Milano coming unblocked. He somehow didn’t see 6-foot-2, 315-pound Star Lotulelei. The Buffalo Bills’ defensive tackle intercepted Prescott in the second quarter of the 26-15 victory against the Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving at AT&T Stadium. That was the first of two turnovers forced by the Bills’ defense, as many as they…

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It was the night before the NFC championship game in 2015, and Julius Peppers had something to say. The Green Bay Packers’ defensive end told coaches to leave the final team meeting so that he could address his teammates. Micah Hyde was a second-year safety on that team and watched in stunned silence as the future Hall of Famer delivered the final message before his tea…

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CLEVELAND – Everyone inside FirstEnergy Stadium knew where Baker Mayfield was going with the football. The Cleveland Browns’ quarterback stared down intended receiver Odell Beckham Jr. in the fourth quarter Sunday at FirstEnergy Stadium, then threw the ball anyway. Bills cornerback Tre’Davious White, who was trailing Beckham in coverage, turned around just as the ball a…

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CLEVELAND – The ball bounced just once at the 30-yard line, and Jerry Hughes was on it for the scoop and score, the Buffalo Bills defensive end returning Baker Mayfield’s apparent fumble for a game-sealing touchdown against the Cleveland Browns. Hughes was all alone as he raced toward the goal line, nothing between him and a double-digit lead with less than four minutes…

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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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Tony Bush peered through the lens of a borrowed camera from his section high atop Nissan Stadium in Nashville, where he sat alongside the visiting team’s family members and friends, and zoomed in to try to make out the number on the jersey. It was his future son-in-law, Jordan Poyer, writhing in pain on the turf. “From where I was, you could see the whole field, and …