Share this article

print logo
Bills

The 2019 Buffalo Bills have officially secured a playoff spot, forcefully altered and upgraded their national image, and vanquished local bugaboos with a hard-fought 17-10 victory in Pittsburgh. General Manager Brandon Beane and coach Sean McDermott transformed the team and franchise in their own straight-talking, fundamentalist image into a clan with a plan. An entire …

Analysis

Jim Kubiak has been analyzing the play of the Buffalo Bills quarterbacks for BNBlitz.com. He is the all-time leading passer at Navy, has played in the NFL, NFL Europe and the Arena Football League, and has been a coach and executive in the AFL. He spent eight years as the radio analyst for the University at Buffalo and runs the Western New York Quarterback Academy to help …

Bills

PITTSBURGH – Devin Singletary coughed up the ball the first time, and he beat himself up a little bit. But he knew he couldn’t dwell on one mistake. Or two. Singletary, the Buffalo Bills’ rookie running back, was the leading rusher with 87 yards in a 17-10 win against Pittsburgh on Sunday at Heinz Field, but he left the stadium emphasizing the most important thing: H…

Bills

PITTSBURGH – Shaq Lawson knew what Devlin Hodges had to say about the Buffalo Bills’ defense. Hodges, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ rookie quarterback, told reporters earlier in the week in Pittsburgh that Buffalo’s defense was solid, but not extraordinary. "Just a solid group. They’ve got really good players just all around, I don’t know if there’s anything they do that’…

Bills

PITTSBURGH — Tyler Kroft’s first big play for the Buffalo Bills was a long time coming but came at a great time. Kroft’s 14-yard touchdown catch — his first as a Bill — was the winning score in Buffalo’s 17-10 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday. Kroft, who missed most of last season with a broken foot, was signed in March to be the Bills’ No. 1 tight end.…

Bills

PITTSBURGH — The Buffalo Bills did it right. No waiting another game or even two to punch their ticket to the postseason. No leaving anything to chance. The Bills had their shot Sunday night to win and become no worse than a fifth seed in the AFC playoffs, and they cashed in with a 17-10 victory against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field. It marks the Bills' seco…

Bills

The three Edmunds brothers will make history Sunday night when the Buffalo Bills face the Pittsburgh Steelers. Tremaine is in his second year with the Bills. Terrell Edmunds is a safety for the Steelers and Trey Edmunds is a running back with the Steelers. They will be the first set of three brothers on the same field in an NFL game in more than 90 years. According to E…

Bills

Here are my five takes on the Buffalo Bills' game Sunday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field. 1. Jump to an early lead. It is imperative the Bills do everything they can to force the Steelers to put the game in the shaky hands of their undrafted rookie quarterback, Devlin Hodges. The Bills must find an early offensive rhythm that not only allows t…

Bills

Jimmye Laycock will be there, feeling like a proud father. Something too improbable to even consider when Sean McDermott and Mike Tomlin played football for him at William & Mary is about to happen Sunday night at Pittsburgh's Heinz Field: They'll square off as head coaches in an NFL game. "I never in my wildest dreams ever thought of something like that," Laycoc…

Analysis

Vic Carucci I can't see a better path to the postseason than the Buffalo Bills have right in front of them Sunday night. You simply don't lose a game like this. Not after winning at Dallas on Thanksgiving for a third consecutive victory and ninth overall. Not after battling toe-to-toe with the Baltimore Ravens and declaring afterward that you expect to see them again – in…

Analysis

The NFL flexed this game to Sunday night on NBC, which is hardly good news for Steelers backers considering their 0-5 against the spread mark when performing under the Sunday night lights. Granted, the Burghers are adapting nicely as “duck hunters” behind newfound QB Devlin Hodges, who remains perfect in his three NFL starts. Hodges has turned the ball over only twice. …

Analysis

The Buffalo Bills travel to Pittsburgh for a rare Sunday Night Football showdown with the Steelers that has playoff implications for both teams. The Steelers are 8-5 and have the highest overall team defense grade in the league. Offensively, the Steelers have won three consecutive games with first-year quarterback and duck caller Devlin Hodges. Facing an elite defense …

Bills

Lock it up. There's nothing else for the Buffalo Bills to consider. Beat the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday night and secure a spot in the playoffs. Never mind still having one of those last two games, at New England on Dec. 21 or at home against the New York Jets on Dec. 29, to get the win that will punch the postseason ticket. It needs to happen Sunday night at Hein…

Bills

The Bills find themselves in a unique position – win and they're in. If Buffalo beats the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday -- or wins any of its last three games -- they are in the postseason for the second time in coach Sean McDermott's three years, but also the second time in 22 years. After the loss to the Baltimore Ravens, McDermott said there were "no moral victori…

Bills

Steelers running back James Conner and wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster are expected to practice this week in preparation for the Bills, coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday. Tomlin said he did not know how much they would practice, but he said they would be involved sooner rather than later. "We'll look at the quality of their work," Tomlin said when asked if they will p…