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You have Buffalo Bills questions that you've submitted to me via Twitter @viccarucci. I have answers: @mclennon99: You’ve covered the NFL for several years now. In your opinion, from what you’ve seen so far, does Josh Allen look like the franchise quarterback fans are hoping for? You could see Jim Kelly had the “it” factor and so did Doug Flutie for that matter to so…

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Here are my five takes on the Buffalo Bills at the bye: 1. Josh Allen must show meaningful progress in however many games he plays through the rest of the season. The Bills cannot say with any certainty they know what they have in the rookie quarterback. Their faith in him becoming a long-term answer is still built predominantly on projection rather than solid eviden…

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Josh Allen heard the disrespect from his teammates. Even the team chaplain crossed the line. Not one of them ranked Allen, the Buffalo Bills’ rookie franchise quarterback, the seventh overall pick in the NFL draft, among the five best pingpong players on the team. “It’s frustrating to be disrespected like that,” Allen said with a grimace. “But they’ll learn soon e…

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A day after the Buffalo Bills’ 41-9 loss to the Chicago Bears – the team’s fourth in a row and sixth by a lopsided margin – Sean McDermott delivered a message that essentially said: “Don’t worry, we’ve got this.” He didn’t use those exact words. But he did, as he has multiple times since becoming the Bills’ head coach last year, use his resume to make the point he and t…

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The Nathan Peterman Experience is over. The Buffalo Bills released the much-maligned second-year quarterback Monday night. The writing was on the wall for such a move after Peterman was passed over as the starter Sunday in favor of recently signed Matt Barkley. It was the second time in the last month that the Bills elected to start a quarterback they signed less than t…

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If healthy, rookie quarterback Josh Allen will start when the Bills return from the bye week against Jacksonville on Nov. 25, coach Sean McDermott said. “Josh is our starter when he’s healthy,” McDermott said. “His development is important for him and important for us as we move forward. … It’s important that he gets as many reps as he can get in live game action.” A…

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Jim Kubiak will be analyzing the play of the Buffalo 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 has 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 Qua…

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The Buffalo Bills must continue to start Matt Barkley after the bye week, when they play the Jacksonville Jaguars on Nov. 25 at New Era Field. It doesn’t matter if Josh Allen is healthy. It doesn’t matter that the rookie is the future of the franchise. After the offensive eruption we just witnessed – the Barkley-led Bills hanging 31 points …

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Guess who’s back, back again? Shady’s back, tell a friend. Buffalo Bills fans had that Eminem song lyric running through their heads Sunday while watching LeSean McCoy run through the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. McCoy finally had the breakout game everyone has been waiting for, rushing 26 times for 113 yards and two touchdowns in the Bil…

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Rookie quarterback Josh Allen has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Jets, the Bills announced Saturday. Allen will miss his fourth consecutive game since suffering a strained throwing elbow against the Texans. Matt Barkley, who signed with the team less than two weeks ago, will make his first NFL start since he started six games with the Bears — going 1-5 …

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Everything you need to know, plus what I’ll be watching for Sunday when the Buffalo Bills visit the New York Jets: TV: CBS. Announcers: Andrew Catalon (play by play), James Lofton (color analyst). Radio: Bills Radio Network. Buffalo-WGR 550 AM; Toronto-Fan 590 AM; Rochester-WCMF 96.5 FM and WROC 950 AM; Syracuse-WTKW 99.5 FM and WTKV 105.5 FM. Announcers: John Murphy…

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When the Bills run: The struggles of the running game have come into focus this week. LeSean McCoy has 24 attempts in the last three games. Those have produced 24 yards. Backup Chris Ivory has been the more the effective runner, but he’s dealing with a shoulder injury that kept him out of practice Wednesday. The offensive line shares some of the blame here, because there h…

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Sean McDermott has made a living trying to stop teams from scoring. The Buffalo Bills’ second-year head coach rose to his current position through the defensive ranks, starting as a defensive assistant in Philadelphia before working his way up to coordinator, first with the Eagles and then with the Panthers. So he’s well aware of how difficult it is to slow opposing …

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Will it be Matt Barkley time when the Buffalo Bills face the New York Jets Sunday? His extensive work with starters in practice, Josh Allen being listed as questionable with an elbow injury, Derek Anderson being sidelined with a concussion, and coach Sean McDermott not naming a starter for the game Friday raises that as a distinct possibility. Barkley, who the Bills …

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The Buffalo Bills are "still working through" who will be the starting quarterback Sunday against the New York Jets, coach Sean McDermott said Friday. Josh Allen has not seen game action since an elbow injury late in the loss to the Houston Texans on Oct. 14. He began throwing last weekend and has been a limited participant in practice this week and was listed as limite…