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Members of The News' sports staff will be picking games on BNblitz.com. Here is how Jay Skurski, Mark Gaughan and Jason Wolf see the slate for Week 14, beginning with the Thursday night game. Point spreads are through Thursday morning; asterisk indicates best bet. THURSDAY Skurski Gaughan Wolf Cowboys -3 at Bears Cowboys Bears Bears SUNDAY …

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Vic Carucci Regardless of the opponents, the Bills’ back-to-back victories against Miami and Denver are their two most complete performances of the season. That means something. What it means to me is they have the necessary momentum to stand up to the challenge of facing the Cowboys after a short turnaround. I don’t think Jerry Jones’ public flogging of his coaching staf…

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It was plainly evident last Sunday that Jason Garrett is far too conservative a coach for the NFL. With his Dallas Cowboys trailing 13-6 with just more than six minutes remaining, he opted to kick a field goal on fourth-and-7 from the New England 11-yard line. As a result, after a 3-0 start, the bad Boys are now 6-5 yet remain in first place in the unstable NFC East – f…

Bills

Members of The News' sports staff will be picking games on BNblitz.com. Here is how Jay Skurski, Mark Gaughan and Jason Wolf see the slate for Week 13, beginning with the Thanksgiving games. Point spreads are through Thursday morning; asterisk indicates best bet. THURSDAY Skurski Gaughan Wolf  Bears -2.5 Lions Bears Bears Bears at Cowboys 7 Bil…

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Members of The News' sports staff will be picking games on BNblitz.com. Here is how Jay Skurski, Mark Gaughan and Jason Wolf see the slate for Week 11, beginning with the Thursday night game. Point spreads are through Thursday morning; asterisk indicates best bet. THURSDAY Skurski Gaughan Wolf at Browns -2.5 Steelers Browns Browns Browns SUNDAY…

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This is an AFC East rematch from a month ago when the Bills beat the Dolphins, 31-21, in Buffalo as 17-point chalk. It was the only game in which Miami out-statted an opponent this season. It was also the game in which Miami re-inserted Ryan Fitzpatrick as its starting quarterback. The Fish are swimming in calmer waters these days. And if there is one role in which t…

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Our contention from the start has been that Cleveland head coach Freddie Kitchens is in over his head and the Browns are drowning with him. Cleveland is 2-6, and the only team since the 1970 merger to make the playoffs after starting the season 2-6 was the 1970 Bengals, who won their final seven games to make the playoffs at 8-6. Through eight games last season, the …

Beauts

The Bills are 6-2 and 3-0 on the road. The Cleveland Browns are 2-6 and 0-3 at home. Buffalo seemingly should be an obvious favorite heading into Sunday's game at FirstEnergy Stadium. But instead the Browns opened as a three-point favorite Sunday night, although the line has already moved to two in some places. Why? Because the bettors have been all over the Brown…

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Members of The News' sports staff will be picking games on BNblitz.com. Here is how Jay Skurski, Mark Gaughan and Jason Wolf see the slate for Week 9, beginning with the Thursday night game. Point spreads are through Thursday morning. Asterisk indicates best bet. THURSDAY Skurski Gaughan Wolf 49ers -10 at Cardinals Cardinals 49ers Cardinals …

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Vic Carucci It was one loss, but the ramifications seem so much larger. Suddenly, the strength of the Bills, their defense, doesn’t look so strong. Suddenly, the team’s weakness, scoring, seems even weaker. Expecting both sides to be fixed this week could be asking too much, but that is the expectation. The Bills are 5-2. The Redskins are 1-7 and probably starting a rooki…

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We’re at the stage of the NFL season when good teams start to separate themselves from bad teams. Only in this case, the separation has already been made. If the NFL playoffs were to start this weekend, the Buffalo Bills would be one of the new kids on the block – actually not so new because the Bills made the 2017 postseason – as Buffalo would be the only AFC team that…

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Vic Carucci Although the Bills have yet to shake their slow starts and are far from prolific scorers, they still find ways to beat opponents with losing records. Add the Eagles to the list, despite the perception they’re better than their 3-4 mark. There’s a lot of discussion the Eagles are more motivated to win because of their horrific showing against the Cowboys last S…

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This is our annual ABO game: Always Beware of the Obvious. It would be difficult finding a team that looked as bad in a prime-time game than the Philadelphia Eagles did Sunday at Dallas, but there they were, on full display for the nation to see. Not only did they lay a tyrannosaurus egg, they coughed up 400-plus yards for the second consecutive game. Hardly attributes of …

Bills

The Miami Dolphins being favored over the Buffalo Bills by as many as 17 was among the storylines of the week. The Bills won the game, 31,-21, but did not cover. However, the one bettor who had the worst day with a wager on the game might be the one who bet $130,000 on the Bills' first-half money line with CG Technology, as reported by ESPN's David Purdum. The line w…

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Vic Carucci The Bills are a good team, striving to be great. The Dolphins are tanking, which means they’re striving to be worse. Josh Allen and the rest of the Bills’ offense have their best chance to date for a breakout game against the NFL’s bottom-ranked defense. Even with the potential of Ryan Fitzpatrick bringing some of his “FitzMagic” back to New Era Field, the Bil…