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This is about as natural a call as there is on this week's slate. From our point of view, it starts with the Buffalo Bills being the best under-the-radar team in the league coming down the stretch. Buffalo is outgaining foes by 82 yards per game during the second half of the season – an improvement of 88 net yards per game on the Bills' overall full season stats. Com…

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VIC CARUCCI The Going Nowhere But Home Bowl isn’t likely to do much to excite anyone at New Era Field, including those participating on the field. The Buffalo Bills found a way to blunder themselves out of chances to knock off a New England Patriots team begging for an upset last week. This week, being at least semi-competent should be enough to beat the Dolphins, who h…

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VIC CARUCCI Picking the Buffalo Bills to win after back-to-back losses doesn’t seem all that logical. These final three weeks continue to be about the steps, forward and back, Josh Allen takes in his rookie development. On the assumption Buffalo’s defense might be able to force Matthew Stafford into some blunders, this feels like an opportunity for Allen to do just enou…

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Josh Allen became the first quarterback in the Super Bowl era to rush for 100 yards in consecutive games. And it certainly was needed as Allen's return has helped spark an anemic offense. Meanwhile, the Bills' defense remains ranked No. 1 in the league. The Bills are winning the stats – 136 yards per game more than their opponents over the course of the second half of t…

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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 13, beginning with the Thursday night game (point spreads are through Thursday morning; asterisk indicates best bet): THURSDAY Skurski Gaughan Wolf Saints -7 1/2 at Cowboys Saints Cowboys Saints* SUNDA…

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VIC CARUCCI Could there be a worse time for one of the NFL’s best teams to come to town? The Buffalo Bills are a dumpster fire. Their offense is a joke and their defense has shown a capacity for being just as awful at any time. If their effort is anywhere near as lifeless as it was at Indianapolis last week, the result figures to be even more humiliating than that 32-po…

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Well, how do those offseason head coaching changes in the National Football League look so far? Thought so. New coaches, including five rookie leaders, went 0-7 in their first shot last week. The debuts of Matt Patricia in Detroit and Steve Wilks at Arizona were downright miserable. Their teams lost at home in unimpressive performances. The NFL gets down to serious b…

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That NFL schedule-maker is pretty clever. Instead of matching 2017 playoff teams against each other and getting logical contenders off on the wrong foot, there are no games left in Week One matching last season's postseason qualifiers. However, teams that look to be on the rise to playoff status were saddled with tough opening games. We're talking about Houston opening …