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Tyrod Taylor and Anthony Lynn have been reunited with the Los Angeles Chargers. Taylor, the former Buffalo Bills quarterback, has agreed to a two-year contract with the Chargers, according to NFL Media. Lynn, the Chargers head coach, spent two years with Taylor in Buffalo in his roles as running backs coach, offensive coordinator and then interim head coach. Taylo…

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FIRST QUARTER Theme: A repeat of Baltimore, minus the rain. Difference maker: Mike Williams. One of the many glaring differences between the passing games of the Los Angeles Chargers and Buffalo Bills is the No. 2 receiver position. The Chargers have the No. 7 overall pick from 2017 in Williams. The Bills have Zay Jones, who has yet to prove himself to be a matchup p…

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He had his rookie moments, such as that interception he threw late in the third quarter while trying to fight his way out of a sack. The situation called for Josh Allen to surrender, but he wasn’t having it. There were other sacks he took that he probably could have avoided with a better sense of where to go with the ball. And there was the second pick he threw with 7:0…

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The Buffalo Bills got on the scoreboard in the first half of Sunday's Week 2 game against the Los Angeles Chargers after getting blanked in the first half last week against the Baltimore Ravens. The numbers are better, but not by much. Here is a comparison of the Bills on offense and defense in the first half of their two games. Week 1 Week 2 Points 0…

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Buffalo Bills running back Taiwan Jones' forehead was bloodied after taking a scary hit to the head after his helmet was knocked off in the third quarter. Jones recovered a muffed punt by Marcus Murphy in the end zone. He was hit, leading to his helmet coming off. He spun and took a shot from Chargers linebacker Uchenna Nwosu, who was flagged for unnecessary roughness. …

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Here are predictions from members of The Buffalo News' sports staff on Sunday's Bills-Chargers home opener at New Era Field. Vic Carucci It’s hard to see the Bills again looking as incredibly inept as last week. Having a more talented quarterback in Josh Allen should help, even with the requisite rookie growing pains. Philip Rivers and his many weapons will provide a …

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The inept Bills had 33 yards and no first downs when they entered the locker room down 26-0 at the half against Baltimore in an eventual 47-3 loss – the worst season-opening defeat in Buffalo history last week. While it appears the Nathan Peterman experiment (a 0.0 passer rating on 5-of-18 for 24 yards and two interceptions) is finally in the rearview mirror, the questi…

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The Buffalo Bills have tiebreakers to thank for ending their postseason drought. And the last time their obscure tiebreaker was needed to determine a playoff berth, the team it benefited won the Super Bowl. The Bills finished 9-7 on two other occasions since the turn of the millennium, but neither instance was good enough to get the Bills into the playoffs. This s…

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Anthony Astore is a longtime Bills fan who lives in Fresno, Calif. With the Bills coming to the West Coast last week to play the Los Angeles Chargers, he thought it would be a good time to take his 6-year-old son, Rocco, to his first NFL game. While the Bills lost to the Chargers, father and son got an amazing memory courtesy of LeSean McCoy. Anthony picks up the story …

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Bills kicker Stephen Hauschka made a 50-yard field goal in the third quarter Sunday to set the NFL record for consecutive field goals of 50 yards or more with 13. He also tied the Bills team record for most field goals of 50 yards or more in a season with six. Dan Carpenter had six in 2014. https://twitter.com/BuffaloBillsPR/status/932386005281251329

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Bills vs. Chargers: 34 games all-time. Bills record: 10-22-2 (.324). Playoffs: 2-1. The Bills won the AFL Championship 20-7 against the Chargers at home at War Memorial Stadium, on Dec. 26, 1964. Then, exactly one year later, they again won the title 23-0, despite being 6.5-point underdogs, against the Chargers on the road at Balboa Stadium in San Diego. And most rec…

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Los Angeles Chargers offensive lineman Chris Hairston, a former Bills draft pick, is on the Chargers' reserve/non-football injury list, but you can tell that he is missing the opportunity to play against his former team. "Excited about Sunday hate," he wrote on Twitter. "I'm not able to play in this contest was really looking forward to it." That was part of several …

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The big shakeup in the NFL this week is not Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones’ war of words with commissioner Roger Goodell, it’s the  demotion of quarterback Tyrod Taylor in favor of rookie Nathan Peterman. Even after last week’s red-faced embarrassing home loss to the New Orleans Saints, an upset win would come as no surprise Sunday. The good news for Bills backers is …

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Comedy Central's "South Park" became the latest to roast the Los Angeles Chargers about their attendance woes since leaving San Diego, and the Bills make an appearance in the episode aired Wednesday. In the show – a clip is below – the Chargers are shown warming up in a massive empty stadium except for one fan sitting with his nachos and wearing a Philip Rivers jersey. …

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The Bills face their former interim coach Anthony Lynn, who is now the head coach of the Chargers. Lynn interviewed with Bills' management and was at one point considered a potential likely successor to Rex Ryan. After the Bills decided to start fresh with Sean McDermott, who had been Carolina's defensive coordinator, Lynn was named the Chargers' head coach. “I’m …