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1. Tight end Charles Clay had a knee scope performed Monday morning and will miss "multiple weeks," according to Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott. Clay was hurt in the first quarter of Sunday's 20-16 loss to Cincinnati when he was hit by Bengals safety Shawn Williams at the end of a 24-yard gain. Pro Football Talk reported Monday that Clay suffered a torn meniscus and…

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It's unrealistic to expect the Buffalo Bills to get above-average play from their no-name, banged-up receiving corps. Given that handicap, it's near impossible for the Bills to win if they can't get above-average play from either the offensive line or the quarterback in any given game. In losing to the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday, the Bills' got below-average play from…

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TYROD TAYLOR The passing game, once tight end Charles Clay went out, it just never got on track today. How tough was it to not have him out there? “It was definitely tough, but we didn’t make enough plays on offense (to win). I’ll take full responsibility for that one. It just wasn’t a great offensive performance. We had a bunch of opportunities and left some plays out…

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Don't blame Tyrod Taylor for Sunday's loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. No, he wasn't perfect. But the Buffalo Bills could be 5-0 if they had better receivers, or maybe if they used them at all. The Bills are in better shape than we expected. They enter their bye week tied atop the AFC East at 3-2, same as the New England Patriots and New York Jets. They hung tough …

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CINCINNATI – Tyrod Taylor neatly summarized the Buffalo Bills’ offensive performance Sunday. “The offense didn’t play the way we needed to win against a very good defense,” Taylor said after a 20-16 loss at soggy Paul Brown Stadium. “I’ll take full responsibility for that.” Taylor’s numbers weren’t pretty – 20 of 37 for 166 yards, one touchdown and one interception. …

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Grading the Bills RUNNING GAME: D Pour one out for the No. 1-ranked rushing attack of the last two seasons. It’s gone. Dead and buried. The Bills managed just 3.4 yards per rush Sunday and find themselves 16th overall in the NFL at the conclusion of Sunday’s loss. Blame can be spread all around, from scheme to blocking to LeSean McCoy not making the right reads. “We’…

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Forcing turnovers and preventing the big play have been the trademarks of the Buffalo Bills' defense this season. The Bills again played take-away Sunday but couldn't prevent two difference-making long-gainers in their 20-16 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. Buffalo was one of only three NFL teams that had not allowed a pass play of 40 or more yards through the first f…

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Enjoy this free sample of the extensive Bills coverage available on BNblitz.com. To subscribe, visit BNblitz.com. Tyrod Taylor was 20-for-37 for 166 yards in Sunday's loss to the Bengals. He was sacked six times. His passer rating was 63.6. And he threw an interception late in the game that sealed the Bills' fate. But the Bills also were without their top wide receiv…

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When the Buffalo Bills started the season 3-1 and an undefeated record in the AFC, many fans wondered, "So what's the catch?" On Sunday, they were asking, "Where are the catches?" The Cincinnati Bengals handled the Bills' threadbare offense and won, 20-16, in Paul Brown Stadium. The Bills' defense was dynamite with three takeaways, but Tyrod Taylor didn't have eno…

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In the Bills' win over the Falcons, Tyrod Taylor had more sacks than "escapes" for the first time during the 2017 NFL season. Because context and comparison are vital in analysis, monitoring how often Taylor gets sacked relative to how often I deemed he escaped one makes sense. Here's a quick refresher on the criteria for Escapability Index: Criteria Not every avo…

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Tyrod Taylor had another game in which he showcased excellent calmness in the pocket and poise between the tackles against the Falcons in Week Four. After Week One, I introduced "One-Read-Then-Run," a Taylor-centric statistic that would attempt to quantify how often he quickly abandons being a passer and turns into a runner. Here's my thought behind the creation of t…

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The News has tracked quarterback Tyrod Taylor's performance in clutch, comeback scenarios over the past three season, charting his stats when the Bills are down one possession or tied in the fourth quarter or overtime. Taylor recorded only three wins in these scenarios during his first two years with the Bills, but he logged another one last Sunday in their 23-17 victor…

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Should you believe the hype surrounding the 3-1 Buffalo Bills? Sports Illustrated set out to answer that question Wednesday, and succinctly laid out Tyrod Taylor's shortcomings as a passer in the process. Taylor is an efficient quarterback who could've gotten the Bills into the playoffs the last two years if their defense was better, so this isn't meant to pile on him. …

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Tyrod Taylor has had a fine start to his third season as the Buffalo Bills starting quarterback. As expected, the veteran signal-caller has been relatively "low volume" compared to his contemporaries. Right now, 30 quarterbacks have thrown more than the 99 passes Taylor has attempted through four games. But also as Taylor has shown during his time in Western New York, h…