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LeSean McCoy’s decision to avoid speaking with the media is not an issue with this member of the media. You can ask him to fulfill his obligation, per the standard NFL player contract, to make himself available to reporters during the season. You can request the assistance of the team’s public relations staff to try to persuade him to fulfill that obligation. You can al…

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The second quarter of the 2018 season looked painfully similar to the first for the Buffalo Bills. The team went 1-3 again in the second quarter of the season, dropping its record to 2-6 halfway through the season. More troubling is the way they are losing. The offense is historically bad, leading to games feeling like they’re over the minute the team falls behind by tw…

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The Buffalo Bills’ defense largely returned to form Monday night. A week after laying an egg against lowly Indianapolis, the Bills’ defense gave the team a fighting chance against the mighty New England Patriots on the national stage at New Era Field. Consider this: The last time the Patriots failed to score a touchdown through three quarters in a game in which Tom B…

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Here are my five takes on the Buffalo Bills’ game against the New England Patriots Monday night at New Era Field: 1. Is it possible for Derek Anderson to rebound from his horrific Bills debut last week? Counting on that is probably a reach. An extra week of practice is unlikely to bring any sort of transformation for a quarterback who threw three interceptions and lo…

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The extra day of preparation that Derek Anderson gets this week comes at a good time. The Buffalo Bills’ veteran quarterback showed up on the injury report Thursday as a limited practice participant. Anderson was listed as having calf and back injuries, which would go along with what he had to say after Sunday’s loss to Indianapolis. “I don’t feel great right now. I’…

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Losses don’t get much more galling than the one the Buffalo Bills suffered last Sunday at Houston. Their defense could not have played any better, yet a colossal offensive blunder made it all go to waste. No one was entitled to more regret than Kyle Williams after watching Nathan Peterman throw that fateful pick-six. Williams played the game of his life, with two of …

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By now, the Buffalo Bills are used to life on the road. Sunday's game against the Indianapolis Colts closes a brutal stretch of five road games in the first seven weeks of the season. While that's great for my Marriott points, it's not so good for a Bills team struggling to score points. The home-heavy portion of the schedule starts next week when the Bills play an AFC …

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HOUSTON – The Buffalo Bills’ penalty problems that were so prevalent in the preseason have bled over into the games that count. The Bills have been called for 47 accepted penalties, which is tied for third most in the NFL, according to the website nflpenalties.com. Pittsburgh (58) and Kansas City (50) are the only two teams to see more yellow through six games. That tot…

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Grading the Bills RUNNING GAME: C The Buffalo Bills were balanced, rushing 27 times and passing 29 times. LeSean McCoy had a second straight solid, but not spectacular, game. He finished with 73 yards on 16 carries. Rookie quarterback Josh Allen scrambled four times for 20 yards, including one that went for 11 yards. Backup running back Chris Ivory couldn’t get much …

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HOUSTON – Something wasn’t right. There was Lorenzo Alexander, standing in front of his cubicle in the visitor’s dressing room at NRG Stadium and lamenting how the Buffalo Bills’ defense had come up short Sunday. There was Kyle Williams, doing the same a few feet away. Micah Hyde followed a similar script across the room. That wasn’t how it should have been. Buffalo’…

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There’s always a fire to put out around LeSean McCoy. Earlier this year, the Buffalo Bills’ running back was in the news after allegations of domestic, child and animal abuse were made against him by a friend of his ex-girlfriend. An active police investigation and civil court case have followed McCoy into the 2018 season. Now, it’s trade rumors. The Buffalo News con…

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What a change from a year ago at this time. The 2017 Buffalo Bills season got off to a surprising 3-1 start, capturing the attention and imagination of the team’s long-suffering fans. That hot start went a long way toward the Bills ending a 17-year playoff drought. Fast forward to today, though, and it’s a different story. The Bills have started 2018 with a 1-3 recor…

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It’s universally accepted that LeSean McCoy needs to be more involved for the Buffalo Bills. “That running game has got to get going,” coach Sean McDermott said on Wednesday. With just 21 carries in three games, McCoy’s usage has been a hot topic this week given the offense’s struggles. “The coaches know,” the running back said. “They know when to get the ball to …

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GREEN BAY, Wis. – Three duds in four weeks aren’t a fluke. They’re a trend. After Sunday’s 22-0 loss against the Green Bay Packers, it’s safe to say the Buffalo Bills are trending toward a long, painful season of rebuilding with a rookie quarterback and holes everywhere else. That shocking upset in Minnesota? Seems as if it happened a whole lot longer than a week ago…

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LeSean McCoy removed any doubt Wednesday. "I'm playing," the Buffalo Bills' star running back said. "I felt good today. Still some pain, but I'll be all right. I can deal with that during the game." McCoy missed Sunday's victory over the Minnesota Vikings because of cracked rib cartilage suffered in Week 2. "I couldn't sprint without any pain," he said. "So, imagi…