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This week's Mailbag leads with an attempt at answering a popular question among Bills fans: How many ex-Panthers are too many? It also touches on free agency, the potential throw-off between Josh Allen and Patrick Mahomes and the idea of pursuing Kareem Hunt. Let's get to it ... Valar Morghulis asks: Do you think it’s a concern that the Bills go after so many Panthers p…

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This is the next piece in a series analyzing the Bills' most significant questions entering the offseason. Part 7: Is Levi Wallace the answer as the No. 2 cornerback? It’s hard to overstate just how important Levi Wallace’s emergence was for the Buffalo Bills’ defense in 2018. A revolving door at right cornerback saw Phillip Gaines, Vontae Davis and Ryan Lewis walk t…

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A good sign of just how much Josh Allen has won over Buffalo came at Thursday night’s Sabres game. When Allen was shown on the Jumbotron – wearing a Tre White Goalie Academy sweatshirt – the crowd inside KeyBank Center cheered as loud as it did all night. Allen took in the applause with a smile and a wave. He could be on a beach somewhere, so it was somewhat surprising …

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The Bills were put in quite the bind when the player they signed to be a starting cornerback quit in the middle of Week 2. It took some time to find an adequate replacement, but by the end of the season rookie Levi Wallace turned into one of the top-rated corners in the NFL. Pro Football Focus named Wallace the top rookie cornerback in the league with an 83.5 grade. Tha…

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Sean McDermott was asked Monday during his season-ending press conference if it was fair to grade his team on a curve, given the youth of the roster and the salary cap situation heading into the year. “I understand where you’re coming from with that and I’m more concerned right now with the direction of the organization, the direction of our football team,” the Buffalo …

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The Buffalo Bills’ season took a turn in Week 9. A 41-9 loss to the Chicago Bears at New Era Field dropped the team to 2-7 and made it abundantly clear that a second straight trip to the postseason was highly unlikely. In the days that followed, the team’s focus shifted. The plug was mercifully pulled on the Nathan Peterman Project. More than that, though, a youth mo…

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I missed Eric Wood in the Bills' locker room this week. The team's former center would annually host a Thanksgiving eating challenge for his teammates. The goal was simple: Add the most percentage of body weight. Richie Incognito was recognized as the toughest to beat, although there was some speculation as to some of his methods being a little shady. I hope everyone…

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At least Vontae Davis can laugh about quitting on the Buffalo Bills, even if his teammates and the team's fans don't find it so funny. The cornerback, who made national headlines when he decided to retire in the middle of the Week 2 game against the Los Angeles Chargers, debuted a new advertisement for the daily fantasy website FanDuel. "Why did I walk away?" Davis a…

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What a change from a year ago at this time. The 2017 Buffalo Bills season got off to a surprising 3-1 start, capturing the attention and imagination of the team’s long-suffering fans. That hot start went a long way toward the Bills ending a 17-year playoff drought. Fast forward to today, though, and it’s a different story. The Bills have started 2018 with a 1-3 recor…

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"Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in!" Bills fans likely were saying that to themselves last week watching their team's 27-6 demolition of the Minnesota Vikings. One thing is certain after that result: The next few weeks have gotten a lot more interesting. On to this week's mailbag ... @atv3 asks: Watching the success of Robert Woods, Marquise Goodwin…

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The ripples of Vontae Davis' decision to quit the Buffalo Bills and retire from football at halftime of the team's Week 2 loss are still being felt. And, in a slightly twisted sense, his decision has been inspiring. O'Neill's Stadium Inn, at 3864 Abbott Road in Orchard Park, is challenging customers to beat the Vontae Davis Sauce Challenge. How does a hot-wing challenge…

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Leslie Frazier was upfront about why the Buffalo Bills started Ryan Lewis at cornerback Sunday. “I don’t know if it was anything (he did) in practice,” the team’s defensive coordinator said. “Some of it had to do with the injury to Phillip Gaines. I mean, that had a lot to do with it.” Whatever the reason, the Bills had to be pleased with what they got from Lewis in …

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MINNEAPOLIS – Truth be told, a blowout was expected Sunday. Just not this kind. Keyed by a lights-out defensive effort, the Buffalo Bills put together the upset of the young NFL season, shocking the Minnesota Vikings, 27-6, at U.S. Bank Stadium. For as outstanding as rookie quarterback Josh Allen played in the first half, the defense matched him every step of the …

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Everything you need to know, plus what I’ll be watching for Sunday when the Buffalo Bills visit the Minnesota Vikings: TV: CBS. Announcers: Jim Nantz (play by play), Tony Romo (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: John Murphy (pl…