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A look at the playing time for the Buffalo Bills in their playoff loss to the Houston Texans provides a reason to believe the team’s future is bright. The team’s first four drafted rookies from 2019 all played key roles. That was true not only against the Texans, but throughout the regular season. “I think this rookie class overall probably progressed quicker than th…

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The Bills Mafia traveled well in 2019. The Bills ranked third in the NFL this past season in road attendance, with an average of 71,579 fans at their eight games away from New Era Field. That’s something that the team’s front office – and especially players – noticed. “You go back to Nashville, Miami and Houston. Nashville, that game, that was like a bowl game,” G…

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Sean McDermott and Brandon Beane will meet with the media Tuesday for their season-ending press conference, earlier than either of them would have preferred. The Buffalo Bills’ head coach and general manager will recap the 2019 season – one that ended Saturday with a 22-19 overtime loss to the Houston Texans in an AFC wild-card playoff game – while surely feeling like t…

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HOUSTON — You have to start with how it happened, in the "billsiest" of fashion. One minute, the Buffalo Bills were holding a 16-0 lead late in the third quarter of their wild-card playoff game Saturday against the Houston Texans. The next, they were watching their season come to a sudden and bitter end with a 22-19 overtime loss at NRG Stadium. This one will stin…

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Taron Johnson took a moment to consider the last time the Buffalo Bills met the Houston Texans, a regular-season game that dropped the Bills to 2-4 in October 2018. Much of the attention in the game focused on the matchup between Bills cornerback Tre’Davious White and Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins. Specifically, it focused on how White, one of the NFL’s standouts…

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Almost nothing about the 2019 Buffalo Bills feels like the 2017 version. Both qualified for the playoffs, but that's where the similarities pretty much end. "This is a little bit different from 2017, where we were limping in with a little bit of luck," safety Micah Hyde said Sunday. He was pulling off his uniform in the Bills' dressing room after having been on th…

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Grading the Bills in their 13-6 loss to the New York Jets on Sunday at New Era Field … Running game: C- It’s never a good thing when your leading rusher is a wide receiver, as was the case Sunday. That’s what happens when you sit your best running back, which the Bills did with rookie Devin Singletary. Receiver Isaiah McKenzie took a couple of jet sweeps for 30 yards…

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Sean McDermott did his best to avoid them, but injuries still impacted the Buffalo Bills in their regular-season finale Sunday. The team's head coach chose to sit several starters in a meaningless game against the New York Jets at New Era Field. Cornerback Tre’Davious White, running back Devin Singletary, tight end Dawson Knox and wide receivers John Brown and Cole B…

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This week's Bills Mailbag leads off with what might happens with the team's coordinators this offseason, and also touches on potential playoff matchups, using the starters against the Jets and the 2020 road schedule. Let's get to it ... Sam Ruggiero asks: Reports are starting to heat up that Leslie Frazier is a leading candidate for a head-coaching job. If that happens,…

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The rest of the NFL is catching up to what the Buffalo Bills have known for a while: Tre’Davious White is one of the best cornerbacks in the league. That was solidified Tuesday when White was chosen for his first Pro Bowl. “I'm excited about it. I feel like this should be my second or third one, but it is what it is,” White said. “It's good to finally get in and be r…

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PITTSBURGH – Grading the Bills in their 17-10 win over the Steelers at Heinz Field … Running game: B- Quarterback Josh Allen’s 1-yard touchdown run was his ninth of the season on the ground, setting a new team record for a quarterback in a single season, breaking a tie with Jack Kemp (1963). Allen now has 17 rushing touchdowns in just two seasons. That’s already second o…

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Micah Hyde readily acknowledged the price he had paid for an afternoon of sharing a football field with the Baltimore Ravens. "I'm pretty sore," the safety told reporters after the Buffalo Bills' 24-17 loss Sunday. "Watching film, we knew the type of game that was going to be played. We weren't wrong." With an 11-2 record, the Ravens have several qualities that suppo…

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The Buffalo Bills have responded after each of their first three losses in 2019. If they can do so again after their fourth loss – which came Sunday at New Era Field to the Baltimore Ravens – they’ll be headed to the postseason. The Bills have not had a two-game losing streak this year. After falling to New England in Week 4, the Bills came back to beat the Tenne…

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No apologies were needed and, for the most part, none was given in a quiet Buffalo Bills locker room Sunday. Members of the Bills' defense knew they had held up their end about as well as could have reasonably been expected against NFL Most Valuable Player front-runner Lamar Jackson and the rest of the league's top-scoring offense. In fact, it wouldn't be a stretch t…

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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-…