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NEW YORK – Phil Simms and Bill Cowher were sorting out some of the games on the NFL's Sept. 8 season-opening slate to which they planned to give extra attention during that day's CBS "The NFL Today" studio show. Almost simultaneously, they mentioned the Buffalo Bills' matchup against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. They then discussed which analyst would focus on …

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ATLANTA -- The conversation starts with Tom Brady’s age, with how incredibly well his body treats him at 41. Sure, the physical aspect matters, because he’s a professional athlete playing a game that has chewed up and spit out countless humans, most before they’re out of their 20s. The fact Brady’s still the starting quarterback for any NFL team, let alone that perpetual …

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This is the first in a series analyzing the Buffalo Bills' most significant questions entering the offseason. Part 1: What's next in Josh Allen's development? If you listen to Geoff Schwartz, it’s pretty much over before barely having the chance to begin. The former NFL offensive lineman and current analyst of the league doesn’t see any hard facts to support Josh All…

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When Phil Simms thinks of Buffalo and its all-consuming relationship with the Bills, he isn’t reminded of a typical NFL market. “Playing there is more like a college atmosphere,” said Simms, who spent 15 seasons quarterbacking the New York Giants and has had a lengthy career as a football analyst, mostly with CBS Sports. “In other words, everybody is just so, so passionat…

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The easy reaction to watching Josh Allen do a better LeSean McCoy than LeSean McCoy does lately is to say the kid runs way too much. A quarterback who piles up 234 yards with his legs — as Allen has done against the Jacksonville Jaguars and Miami Dolphins the past two games to set and break his own single-game Buffalo Bills QB rushing mark — is just begging to suffer a se…

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I raced home from the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday after seeing nine movies in three days to see the Buffalo Bills get humiliated, 47-3, by the Baltimore Ravens in the season opener. None of those movies was as scary as the Bills game. It felt like we’ve seen a version of this Sunday made-for-TV movie before. But CBS analyst Rich Gannon apparently ha…

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The Bills' offense was brutal in the first half, posting zero first downs and just 33 yards, its fewest in a first half since 2003. Nathan Peterman was 4-for-15 for 25 yards and an interception and was under constant pressure. Here are some thoughts from the NFL Today crew on the first half: Boomer Esiason: "Poor Nathan Peterman. They've threw him to the wolves, b…

High Schools

Chad Kelly has been in the NFL for 10 months. And for 10 months his NFL dreams have been paused. At this time a year ago, when the top names of his draft class descended on Indianapolis and the NFL scouting combine, Kelly was encumbered by a laundry bag of red flags. The NFL had rescinded his combine invitation because of a new misbehavior policy — since terminate…

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Phil Simms, who played quarterback for the New York football Giants for 14 seasons, thinks Tyrod Taylor’s critics are too harsh. Simms this year transitioned from game broadcaster to being a studio analyst with “The NFL Today,” the CBS pregame show. He also works on Showtime’s “Inside the NFL.” He spent a few minutes by phone this week talking about the Bills’ playoff m…

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Sammy Watkins could have used a built-in excuse, pointed his finger at the easy target. Nobody would have blamed him. The NFL admitted the ruling was incompetent. An official clearly botched the end of Monday night’s loss to the New England Patriots. Watkins caught a pass along the left sideline as precious time dwindled. The Bills’ receiver, untouched by a defender, …