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Mitch Morse never expected cohesiveness in the Buffalo Bills' rebuilt offensive line to come quickly. After nine games, the veteran center still sees a good deal of work ahead for a group with four new starters, including him. "I think it's an ongoing process, right?" Morse said. "It's something that, unfortunately, you'll never be able to master, but something that …

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Running game: C+ Even with Buffalo Bills rookie Devin Singletary back in the lineup, it was veteran Frank Gore who continued to handle the bulk of the rushing duties. Gore gained 55 yards on 11 carries against his former team. He has 388 yards on the season and is on pace for 1,034. For a 36-year-old, that’s impressive. Quarterback Josh Allen, who ran wild against the M…

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The Buffalo Bills got at least a glimmer of good injury news Monday. After losing five starters at one point during Sunday’s 14-7 win over the Tennessee Titans, coach Sean McDermott started his Monday press conference by announcing that for at least one of them – center Mitch Morse – the update was positive. “He’s moving in the right direction with his ankle,” McDerm…

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – At one point in the second half Sunday, the Buffalo Bills had lost five starters to injury. Out went veteran center Mitch Morse, and in went veteran offensive lineman Spencer Long, who has 44 career starts. Out went rookie right tackle Cody Ford – who was pulling full-time duty with veteran Ty Nsekhe out because of an ankle injury – and in went Rya…

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Center Mitch Morse and right tackle Cody Ford were hurt during Sunday's Buffalo Bills game against the Tennessee Titans. Ty Nsekhe, who had been splitting time with Ford, was inactive after not practicing with an ankle injury. Morse suffered an ankle injury in the first half and was taken to the locker room on a cart. He has been walking on the sideline in the second…

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Quinton Spain has been in this situation before, blocking for a young, mobile, highly drafted quarterback with tremendous potential, a supposed “franchise quarterback.” For the last four seasons, the left guard protected Marcus Mariota in Tennessee. Now, it’s Josh Allen in Buffalo. “I feel like both of them are like the same,” Spain said. “Both of them like to get…

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NFL teams are fond of looking at the schedule in quarters. When the Buffalo Bills do so, they’ll come away feeling awfully good about the first one of the 2019 season – even if it ended on a sour note. The Bills went 3-1 in the first quarter of this season, a record that has them in a postseason spot if the season ended today. The one loss came Sunday against the New…

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A new year has so far not brought new results for the Buffalo Bills’ special teams. The “third phase of the game” was one of the main reasons the team lost to New England on Sunday. The Bills gave up a blocked punt that was returned for a touchdown and missed a 49-yard field goal at the end of the first half, plays that proved pivotal in a 16-10 loss at New Era Field…

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There are times when Eric Wood wishes he could yank off the headset he has worn since August and pull on the helmet he wore for nine NFL seasons. Every now and then, while sitting in the Buffalo Bills' radio booth, he pictures himself spending football games in the same place he spent them for half his life: on the field. "I definitely miss playing," Wood said. "But …

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The Buffalo Bills have wasted little time in getting their rookie class on the field. Through the first two weeks of the season, the Bills are one of only two teams in the NFL to have at least five rookies take 20 snaps or more in Weeks 1 and 2. The Oakland Raiders are the other. The Raiders have seven rookies who are taking at least 25% of the offensive or defensive…

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Pro Football Focus will be contributing to BNblitz.com all season long.  One of the key areas of the Bills' offseason changes was the offensive line, with four new starters brought in to help protect Josh Allen and open holes for a running game that struggled last season. Pro Football Focus ranked the Bills at No. 18 in our offensive line rankings before the start o…

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Here is my Buffalo Bills report card for the 28-14 victory against the New York Giants. RUNNING GAME: A Every facet of the running game clicked Sunday. Frank Gore grinded out 68 yards on 19 carries. Devin Singletary was the home-run hitter again, gaining 57 yards on just six carries – an average of 9.5 yards per carry. Only three players in fr…

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The Buffalo Bills list Patrick DiMarco as a fullback, but he fully understands that limiting his knowledge to duties specific to that position is both short-sighted and hazardous to his job security. Fullbacks are the NFL's dinosaurs. Anyone still able to draw a paycheck in that capacity — especially the $2.15 million that DiMarco counts against the Bills' salary cap, s…

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Brian Daboll has been unwavering in his support of Josh Allen. The Buffalo Bills’ offensive coordinator has full confidence in his second-year quarterback. That trust was on display in the season opener against the New York Jets, as Allen dropped back to throw on the team’s first 17 offensive plays. That’s asking a lot of a quarterback with just 12 career starts, so …

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The Buffalo Bills came out of Sunday’s game relatively healthy and are awaiting further word on the hamstring injury to Taron Johnson. Coach Sean McDermott told reporters on Monday that there was nothing definite yet and he was still undergoing evaluation. Wide receiver/kick returner Andre Roberts, who did not play against the New York Jets on Sunday, is “heading in …