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The Buffalo Bills travel to Pittsburgh for a rare Sunday Night Football showdown with the Steelers that has playoff implications for both teams. The Steelers are 8-5 and have the highest overall team defense grade in the league. Offensively, the Steelers have won three consecutive games with first-year quarterback and duck caller Devlin Hodges. Facing an elite defense …

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When the Buffalo Bills run: It’s become Devin Singletary and not much else on the ground for the Bills. The good news is, the rookie’s been up to the task. Singletary is averaging 5.6 yards per carry, which ranks third in the NFL and second among running backs. Running behind right guard Jon Feliciano is a good idea this week for the Bills. The Pittstburgh Steelers’ defens…

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Sports clichés have been around since the first ball was kicked or picked up and run with. And two facts remain about virtually all of them; they are right and they are wrong. One of the most often stated in sports fandom is, “There are no moral victories.” This is wholly true in numerous ways, and patently false in others. Standing up to the league’s top team ver…

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It would be easy for the Buffalo Bills to look ahead. With one win over the final three games, the team can clinch a playoff spot. It can accomplish one of its preseason goals as soon as Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Accomplish that, and then attention would turn to the possibility of overtaking the New England Patriots for the AFC East title. Sean McDer…

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Josh Allen’s ability to cope with heavy blitzing is a concern, but it’s not a reason to panic in the wake of Sunday’s loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Very few teams — maybe none — have the ability to execute zero-coverage blitzes like the Ravens. Baltimore blitzed on 30 of 48 dropbacks in their 24-17 win over the Bills, according to Buffalo News charting. That’s the…

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Jim Kubiak has been analyzing the play of the Buffalo Bills quarterbacks for BNBlitz.com. He 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 Quarterback Academy to help …

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Josh Allen often let the play clock run down before snapping the ball in the Bills’ 24-17 loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday at New Era Field, not in an effort to milk the clock and keep the visitors’ powerful offense on the sideline, but to try to figure out what the heck was going on. The Ravens’ blitz-happy defense pounded Allen for six sacks, 12 QB hits and forc…

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The Buffalo Bills learned nothing about themselves they didn’t already know. They knew they could hang with the Baltimore Ravens, a Super Bowl favorite who won their ninth consecutive game. They knew they could contain Lamar Jackson, a front-runner for NFL Most Valuable Player. They knew they had the advantage of playing this meaningful December game, a 24-17 loss…

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Grading the Buffalo Bills in their 24-17 loss against the Baltimore Ravens at New Era Field. ... Running game: C- It was Devin Singletary, and absolutely nothing else. Singletary finished with 89 yards on 17 carries, including a career-long gain of 38 yards that was the Bills’ longest play from scrimmage. The low point for Singletary came when he was stopped for a 2-…

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Josh Allen couldn’t deliver on the big stage Sunday. The Buffalo Bills’ second-year quarterback didn’t get much help, either. Drops were a huge issue for the offense in the second half of a 24-17 loss to the Baltimore Ravens at New Era Field. There were at least four of them, and maybe more depending on your definition. First it was rookie tight end Dawson Knox…

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Here are my hot reads from the Buffalo Bills' 24-17 loss against the Baltimore Ravens Sunday at New Era Field. The win clinched an AFC playoff spot for the Ravens. Hottest topic The Bills made it interesting, right down to the very end. With 1:03 left and the Bills facing a fourth-and-8 from the Ravens' 16, cornerback Marcus Peters broke up a Josh Allen pass across th…

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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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Here are my five takes on the Buffalo Bills' game Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens at New Era Field. 1. Let Lamar Jackson try to beat you with his arm. It's somewhat risky, because Jackson is a highly effective thrower who leads the NFL with 25 touchdown passes. But by doing all they can to keep him contained and forcing him to throw, the Bills should have more op…

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John Brown beat the cornerback’s press coverage, caught a rocket pass from Josh Allen along the right sideline, broke the safety’s attempted tackle and trotted into the end zone for a 40-yard touchdown. It was Brown’s first of two scores in the Buffalo Bills’ 37-20 victory against the Miami Dolphins on Nov. 17 at Hard Rock Stadium. And in the midst of his best game of t…

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Vic Carucci There's enough to like about the Ravens to expect to see them playing in Miami in February. Saying the same about the Bills still feels a bit premature, although they've never been closer to that status. Winning this game would put them there. To do so, Josh Allen must continue to perform at the level he has shown the past few weeks, with arguably the most tra…