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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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The Miami Dolphins entered Sunday’s game against the Bills on an amazing run of third-down defense. Their last two opponents were a combined 1-for-24. That included holding the New England Patriots to 0-for-11 in a victory Monday night. The Bills were 10th in converting third downs coming into Week 15 at 41.1 percent. They got off to a good start with a pair of th…

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The Kansas City Chiefs' 5-0 start seems like a distant memory as they lost for the fifth time in six games and the offense continued to struggle. Give credit to the Bills' defense for this stat: 2-for-13. That is 15.3 percent. That was the Chief's conversion rate on third down. KC was 1-for-11 at one point and then converted to prolong its final drive in the closing …

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The Bills won the turnover battle against the Bengals by a count of 3-1, but managed just 221 yards of total offense. Part of that low total was their inability to convert on third down. The Bills were 6-for-18 on third down Sunday and were 4-for-13 in a loss to the Carolina Panthers in Week 2. That is a combined 10-for-31 (32 percent) on third down in their two loss…