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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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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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CLEVELAND – The ball bounced just once at the 30-yard line, and Jerry Hughes was on it for the scoop and score, the Buffalo Bills defensive end returning Baker Mayfield’s apparent fumble for a game-sealing touchdown against the Cleveland Browns. Hughes was all alone as he raced toward the goal line, nothing between him and a double-digit lead with less than four minutes…

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CLEVELAND – Grading the Buffalo Bills in their 19-16 loss to the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium on Sunday. Running game: D The Bills finished with a season-low 84 yards on 20 carries. A week after logging 20 carries, rookie Devin Singletary took just eight. Those eight carries went for 42 yards – a solid average of 5.3 per rush. Singletary produces when he gets …

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CLEVELAND – The Buffalo Bills signed kicker Stephen Hauschka to a two-year contract extension before the 2019 season started with moments like Sunday in mind. Trailing by three points against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium, Hauschka came onto the field with 22 seconds remaining. Convert a 53-yard field goal, and the Bills and Browns likely go to overtime. …

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Grading the Buffalo Bills in their 24-9 win over the Washington Redskins on Sunday at New Era Field … RUNNING GAME: C- Devin Singletary keeps it from being an F, but this was not a good day on the ground. How many times can a team make gaining a single yard look like the hardest thing to do in football? The Bills continue to count the ways. Singletary rushed 20 times …

Analysis

When the Bills run: The rush offense continues to be strong on a per-play basis, averaging 4.88 yards per carry, which ranks fifth in the league. The team is coming off its worst performance of the season, however, held to less than 100 yards for the first time in a 31-13 loss to the Eagles. On a day when it was clear the run game was going to take priority because of the …

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Grading the Buffalo Bills in their 31-13 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday at New Era Field: RUNNING GAME: D Quarterback Josh Allen was the team’s leading rusher. That’s not a good thing. Allen gained 45 yards on eight carries, with a long gain of 14 yards. He lost a crucial fumble on a designed run in the second quarter. A lot of that production came on scra…

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The second-guessing of offensive Brian Daboll reached a fever pitch Sunday. The Buffalo Bills’ offensive coordinator took plenty of heat on social media from  fans during a 31-13 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles at New Era Field. The first major issue with Daboll’s game plan came in the second quarter. Facing a third-and-2 coming out of the two-minute warning, the off…

Analysis

When the Bills run: Veteran Frank Gore continues to lead the Buffalo Bills in rushing, with 388 yards on 86 carries. Gore has faced eight-plus defenders in the box on 38.4% of his rushing attempts this season, according to the NFL’s Next Gen stats, which makes his 4.5-yards-per-carry average even more impressive. The Bills eased Devin Singletary back into action last week …

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Running game: C+ Even with Buffalo Bills rookie Devin Singletary back in the lineup, it was veteran Frank Gore who continued to handle the bulk of the rushing duties. Gore gained 55 yards on 11 carries against his former team. He has 388 yards on the season and is on pace for 1,034. For a 36-year-old, that’s impressive. Quarterback Josh Allen, who ran wild against the M…

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Running game: B- It came alive at the end. Taking over with 4:12 left in the fourth quarter, the Buffalo Bills were able to run out the clock thanks to the ground game. After Frank Gore was stopped for a 1-yard loss on first down, T.J. Yeldon ripped off an 11-yard gain on second down to move the chains. Gore then went for 11 yards and followed that with a 19-yard gain. Af…