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The Josh Allen Era has begun. Allen will make his first NFL regular-season start when the Bills host the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday at New Era Field. "It's the right move for our team," coach Sean McDermott said at a news conference Wednesday morning, adding, "I don't feel a need honestly to elaborate." “There’s a lot of variables that go into it,” McDermott s…

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The Buffalo Bills find themselves right back where they were at the start of training camp: Without a starting quarterback. Coach Sean McDermott chose not to say Monday if it will be Nathan Peterman or rookie Josh Allen under center Sunday for the home opener against the Los Angeles Chargers. “Still going through it,” McDermott said. “Certainly respect where everyone…

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In light of Bills coach Sean McDermott saying four times during his postgame news conference that he had to look at the tape to evaluate the plays of quarterbacks Nathan Peterman and Josh Allen, we asked BN quarterbacks analyst Jim Kubiak to weigh in: One of the most important routines for any football player, coach, or scout is the study of film. This practice not o…

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Even the one time the Buffalo Bills did sack Joe Flacco on Sunday was a bit of a disappointment. With the Baltimore Ravens leading 17-0 early in the second quarter, Flacco dropped back to pass. Bills defensive end Jerry Hughes came racing into the backfield, and looked to have a free shot on Flacco. Instead of taking down the Ravens’ quarterback, however, Hughes whiffed…

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Jim Kubiak will be analyzing the play of the Bills quarterbacks throughout the season for BNblitz.com. Kubiak is the all-time leading passer at Navy, has played in the NFL, NFL Europe and the Arena Football League, and 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 Aca…

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BALTIMORE – Sean McDermott readily pointed to himself as the first person whose performance he would evaluate after Sunday’s historically poor season opener for the Buffalo Bills. Several times during his postgame news conference after the Bills’ 47-3 debacle against the Baltimore Ravens, the coach mentioned the need to “look at the tape.” That was how he answered the q…

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BALTIMORE – Josh Allen picked up a first down on his fourth snap of the day, which is far more than you can say about the other guy. The Buffalo Bills’ rookie quarterback, the seventh overall pick in the draft, made his regular season debut with 11:22 remaining in the third quarter of the team’s unprecedented embarrassment of a season opener, a 47-3 loss to the Baltimor…

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Head Coach Sean McDermott (on whether this is the poorest performance he has been a part of) “Listen, we didn’t intend to come out and play like that and coach like that. We’ve got a lot to learn, obviously, from the game. And we will look at the tape. We’ve got a lot of work to do.” (on whether he is surprised at their performance) “I thought the game got away from…

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Grading the Bills RUNNING GAME: F Get used to that grade. You’re going to be seeing it a lot here. LeSean McCoy carried seven times for 22 yards. He was outgained on the ground by Josh Allen. Marcus Murphy might be making a run at the No. 2 job – he led the team with six carries for 31 yards, while Chris Ivory rushed just three times for 3 yards. Allen showed off som…

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The Buffalo Bills' play was abysmal in a 47-3 loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, and much of the early hole fell on quarterback Nathan Peterman. Rookie Josh Allen came on in relief in the third quarter. The numbers: Peterman: 5-of-18, 24 yards, two interceptions, three sacks Allen: 6-of-15, 74 yards, three sacks, four carries, 26 yards rushing Coach Sean…

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BALTIMORE – Maybe that dim national view of the Buffalo Bills was spot on after all. Worst team in the NFL? Hard to argue with the many prognosticators who were so quick to plaster that label on the Bills’ 2018 season, unless there’s a worse category than worst in the league. After Sunday’s 47-3 loss against the Baltimore Ravens – the most lopsided for a season opene…

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BALTIMORE – Where is the Buffalo Bills’ secondary that was supposed to challenge for the unofficial crown of “best in the NFL?” It certainly was nowhere to be found inside M&T Bank Stadium on Sunday, where the Baltimore Ravens blew the doors off the Bills, 47-3, in the season opener. “They beat the hell out of us today,” safety Jordan Poyer said of the Ravens. …

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The Bills' offense was brutal in the first half, posting zero first downs and just 33 yards, its fewest in a first half since 2003. Nathan Peterman was 4-for-15 for 25 yards and an interception and was under constant pressure. Here are some thoughts from the NFL Today crew on the first half: Boomer Esiason: "Poor Nathan Peterman. They've threw him to the wolves, b…

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Forget the beef with Cam Newton. That doesn’t matter. Kelvin Benjamin says he's only concerned about the teams on the schedule, and the former Panthers first-round pick has a grand goal in his first full season as the Bills’ No. 1 wide receiver. “Win every game,” Benjamin said in earnest. “That’s possible. Other teams don’t got nothing we don’t got. They wake up and …

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No room for any extended introductions to the mailbag this week. With the season opener on tap, we're loaded with questions. Let's get to them ... Jimmy Zolnowski asks: Other than Josh Allen and Tremaine Edmonds, who are the young guys the Bills want to build around? Jay: We shouldn’t limit this to only rookies, although the two Jimmy mentioned are at the top of the …