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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The Buffalo Bills' defense spent most of Sunday trying to bail out the offense. More specifically, it was trying to rescue the season-opener at MetLife Stadium from the ineptitude of Josh Allen. After being fully or partly responsible for four turnovers and nearly throwing a third interception in the first half (a potential fourth was dropped …

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Here are my hot reads from the Buffalo Bills' 17-16 season-opening victory against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium: Hottest Topic: Talk about a tale of two halves. For the first two quarters, Josh Allen was terrible. He not only showed zero signs of progress to begin his season, he actually seemed to go in reverse in a game where the Bill…

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Here are the details you need to know for Buffalo Bills' season-opener against the New York Jets Sunday at MetLife Stadium: *TV: CBS. Announcers: Kevin Harlan (play-by-play), Rich Gannon (color analyst). *Radio: Bills Radio Network. Buffalo-WGR 550 AM; Toronto-Fan 590 AM; Rochester-WCMF 96.5 FM and WROC 950 AM; Syracuse-WTKW 99.5 FM and WTKV 105.5 FM. Announcers: Joh…

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Josh Allen and Sam Darnold were roommates in California last year as both prepared for the NFL Draft. They rented a house together last winter as they prepared for their second season. But both are serious about what they do and are putting their friendship aside this week as the teams prepare for Sunday's season opener. "It’s fun to joke about it in the offseason an…

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Vic Carucci These clubs look to be closely matched, so oddsmakers installing the home team as a three-point favorite is understandable. But I think a decent case can be made that the Bills are slightly better. It starts with a defense returning 10 starters and capable of keeping big plays to a minimum. That tends to hold up well on the road. The Bills’ many offensive u…

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The Bills' coordinators spoke with reporters on Thursday and here are some of the highlights. Offensive coordinator Brian Daboll, speaking to reporters for the first time since LeSean McCoy was released Saturday, said he has confidence in the three remaining running backs -- Frank Gore, Devin Singletary and T.J. Yeldon. He said they "will all have roles. What those r…

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Make no mistake about what's resting on Josh Allen's shoulder pads as he begins his second season as the Buffalo Bills' quarterback. "He's going to be the biggest reason for our offensive numbers to trend in the right direction," Bills General Manager Brandon Beane said. It was a succinct, matter-of-fact delivery, sounding more like expectation than hope. And that's …

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This is the third of a three-part series reviewing what the rest of the AFC East did during the offseason. The Miami Dolphins are widely projected to be the worst team in the NFL this season, with an unsettled situation at quarterback and a dearth of playmakers on defense. Josh Rosen, acquired in a trade from Arizona, becomes the third quarterback in the AFC East who…

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This is the second of a three-part series reviewing what the rest of the AFC East did during the offseason. Adam Gase was fired as head coach of the Dolphins after producing a 23-25 record in three seasons. So the Jets figured they’d give him a try. A front office power struggle ensued, leading to the firing of General Manager Mike Maccagnan after he’d dished out …

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For the most part, the Buffalo Bills have received positive reviews for their accomplishments through the first wave of free agency. They focused their energy, along with a whole lot of cash, on upgrading the pieces around Josh Allen. The Bills bolstered their receiving corps with the additions of John Brown from the Baltimore Ravens, and Cole Beasley from the Dallas…

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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…

Analysis

Jim Kubiak will be analyzing the play of the Buffalo Bills quarterbacks throughout the season for BNBlitz.com. Kubiak 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 Qua…

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The first match-up that featured Buffalo Bills rookie quarterback Josh Allen and New York Jets rookie quarterback Sam Darnold led to the Bills’ highest-rated Sunday afternoon game of the season. The Bills’ 27-23 loss to the Jets had a 38.5 rating on WIVB-TV (Channel 4), the local CBS affiliate. The rating peaked at game’s end at a 44.2 rating. Before Sunday, the Bill…

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The first chance to see Josh Allen against comparable NFL competition didn’t go so well for the Buffalo Bills’ rookie quarterback, and it showed on his face after Sunday’s 27-23 loss against the New York Jets. He seemed particularly crushed by this defeat, reflected by the distant look in his eyes and somber tone as he answered reporters’ questions. “Usual football feeli…

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With both players injured for the previous meeting between the teams on Nov. 11 at MetLife Stadium, the much-anticipated Josh Allen-Sam Darnold showdown of AFC East premium picks from the Quarterback Class of 2018 draft had to wait until Sunday at New Era Field. Round One went to Darnold, who led a winning touchdown drive that ended with Elijah McGuire’s 1-yard touchdown …