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When the Bills run: Ball security was presumably a big focus for Devin Singletary during the week. The rookie fumbled twice against Miami, mistakes that were largely forgotten because the Bills were able to recover both times. The Bills have been remarkably lucky with fumbles, recovering 10 of the 15 times they’ve put the ball on the ground on offense. Singletary also n…

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There's no ignoring that massive asterisk next to the Buffalo Bills' 37-20 victory against the Miami Dolphins. It was the best showing of the season by the Bills' offense, but it was against the Dolphins, who are one of the NFL's worst teams in every way imaginable. It was the first time the Bills generated a point total teams with legitimate postseason aspirations m…

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The Buffalo Bills’ offense looked different Sunday against the Miami Dolphins, partly because it stayed the same. The Bills stuck primarily with the same five skill players around quarterback Josh Allen and the starting offensive line, using running back Devin Singletary, tight end Dawson Knox and wide receivers John Brown, Cole Beasley and Isaiah McKenzie. Each of thos…

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MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – Duke Williams is still waiting for the call. The Buffalo Bills’ wide receiver was a healthy inactive for the third consecutive game Sunday against the Miami Dolphins. Based on the reactions from fans on social media, that’s an unpopular decision by the team’s coaching staff. Williams, who caught the go-ahead touchdown in his first NFL game ag…

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MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – Josh Allen slapped himself in the side of the helmet after firing a pass into Frank Gore’s feet. It was third-and-3, late third quarter, deep in Buffalo territory, and the incomplete pass along the left sideline forced the Bills to punt. They were leading the lowly Miami Dolphins by 16 points. But Allen referenced this play in particular when expla…

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MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – Grading the Buffalo Bills in their 37-20 win over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday at Hard Rock Stadium: RUNNING GAME: A It started well, with Devin Singletary ripping off a 22-yard run on the game’s first play from scrimmage. Short yardage, an area the Bills had struggled in earlier this season, was a strength. Quarterback Josh Allen converted a pa…

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MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – Brian Daboll switched things up Sunday – and we’re not just talking his facial hair. The Buffalo Bills’ offensive coordinator’s familiar beard was gone before the game against the Miami Dolphins, replaced by a mustache. That led to some jokes on social media about the Bills winning by “a million.” They didn’t score quite that many, but the 37 they …

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This week’s Bills Mailbag starts with expectations for this year’s team. What’s fair and what’s not? It also hits on sparking the offense, what would happen with a loss to Miami (here’s a hint: Stay away from social media) and Josh Allen’s continued struggles with the deep ball, plus much more. Let’s dive in … Dale Zuchlewski asks: Do you think the Bills’ brass understa…

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Here are my five takes for Sunday's game between the Buffalo Bills and Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium. 1. Treat the Dolphins like the Dolphins. This is a bad opponent. No spin can change that, including phrases such as "red-hot Dolphins" that emanated from the Bills' dressing room this week. The Dolphins have earned their way to the bottom portion of the leag…

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The Buffalo Bills aren’t getting what they need from Stephen Hauschka. That was abundantly clear last week, when the team’s veteran kicker missed a pair of field goals in a 19-16 loss to the Cleveland Browns. Hauschka’s issues, however, date back to well before last Sunday. In his last 14 games, the kicker known as “Hausch Money” has been anything but, going 14 of 24…

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When the Bills run: A week after giving Devin Singletary a career-high 20 carries, the rookie got just eight against the Browns, inviting another week of second-guessing of offensive coordinator Brian Daboll. Until quarterback Josh Allen shows he can consistently beat teams through the air, the Bills should get used to seeing defenses stack the box to stop the run. That sh…

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The Buffalo Bills suffered their third loss of the season, losing to the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. The Bills' struggles to move the chains on third down were on full display and have been an underlying concern for much of the season. On Sunday, the Bills converted a first down on 5 of 13 third-down opportunities, 38.5%. For the season, the Bills are converting at 3…

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Dolphins Week once elevated the tension and urgency around One Bills Drive. Thurman Thomas would wear that customary scowl, ready to snap at reporters as he sat in front of his dressing cubicle. Bruce Smith and others would be talking themselves into a frenzy over some perceived lack of respect from Miami players. Nearly 30 years later, Dolphins Week can still turn u…

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Who was ultimately at fault for the Bills’ maddening, belly-wrenching, head-scratching, lunch-tossing 19-16 loss to the lowly Browns? I’ll tell you. Stephen Hauschka. Hauschka is no longer Hausch Money, he’s a bad bet. It is the first time many Bills fans have completely lost faith in the man of faith. The game-tying kick as time all but expired, even at 53 breezy…

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Run the football. This is no longer a suggestion from Buffalo Bills fans desperate for even the tiniest sliver of hope for an offense that makes scoring seem like climbing Mount Everest. This is a plea. Run the football. It made perfect sense a couple of weeks ago when the Philadelphia Eagles came to town, didn't it? The winds were whipping throughout New Era Fiel…