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INDIANAPOLIS – The game was still very much there for the taking Sunday when Charles Clay made a back-breaking mistake. The Buffalo Bills’ tight end’s lost fumble in the red zone was a critical play in what turned into a blowout loss to the Colts. The Bills trailed, 6-0, at the time and had reached the Indianapolis 13-yard line when Clay had the ball knocked away from h…

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Linebacker Lorenzo Alexander Trouble in the second quarter, why were you unable to find something to stop it like you had most of this year? "I really couldn't tell you until I watch it. I know they came out with a couple of different schemes that we weren't necessarily prepared for. As a team, we have to be able to adjust. Maybe they get you that first drive and you…

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Grading the Bills RUNNING GAME: C The Buffalo Bills were balanced, rushing 27 times and passing 29 times. LeSean McCoy had a second straight solid, but not spectacular, game. He finished with 73 yards on 16 carries. Rookie quarterback Josh Allen scrambled four times for 20 yards, including one that went for 11 yards. Backup running back Chris Ivory couldn’t get much …

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Grading the Bills RUNNING GAME: A- Offensive coordinator Brian Daboll listened to the fans, and head coach Sean McDermott, as the Bills ran the ball 43 times, a season high. Although the team’s yards per carry was not dynamic – 3.3. – the offense stuck with it, and grinded out the needed yards at the end to get in position for the game-winning field goal. LeSean McCo…

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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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When the Bills run: Coach Sean McDermott made it clear this week that the Bills’ offense absolutely has to get the running game going. That, of course, means giving LeSean McCoy more than the five carries he got in Week 4. That’s an inexcusably low number. The middle of the Bills’ offensive line has to get more of a push. On runs behind left guard or right guard, the Bills…

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GREEN BAY, Wis. – Grading offensive line play in the NFL can be subjective. Without knowing the assignments of each member, it’s hard to say who is at fault when a play breaks down. There are some measures to grade line play, though, and none of them are particularly kind to the Buffalo Bills right now. Rookie quarterback Josh Allen was under siege Sunday in a 22-0 l…

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GREEN BAY, Wis. – Josh Allen was distraught after his first of three turnovers, an absurd pass across his body into the middle of the field as he was being chased out of bounds, a ball easily intercepted in the end zone by Jaire Alexander. Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott was the first to approach his rookie quarterback on the sideline. He didn’t yell as so many Buffa…

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CORNERBACK TRE’DAVIOUS WHITE: (on the loss) “It is always frustrating when you play like that with the preparation you put in, but it is a long season. We will get it turned around.” (on if Buffalo missed turnover opportunities) “Most definitely. Ryan (Lewis) dropped a pick. I dropped one. The takeaways were out there, but we didn’t take advantage of it.” (on matc…

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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 Buffalo Bills’ defense looked like an entirely different unit in the second half Sunday. After getting smoked to the tune of 284 yards and 28 points in the first half of the home opener at New Era Field, head coach Sean McDermott took over play-calling duties from defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier. The results were immediate: The Bills held Los Angles to 65 to…

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Sean McDermott had seen enough. The Buffalo Bills’ coach took over play-calling duties from defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier in the second half of Sunday’s 31-20 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers in the home opener at New Era Field. “I just thought we needed a spark and that’s my background,” McDermott said in his postgame press conference. “Coach Frazier does a r…

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Kelvin Benjamin said Thursday he's got no beef with fellow wide receiver Zay Jones. Benjamin was the target of a critical tweet earlier this week from Jones' mother. Responding to a tweet about Jones' playing time against the Ravens, Maneesha Jones said "who else is skilled enough to play all Wide out positions AND tell Benjamin where to line up?" The tweet was later…

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No room for any extended introductions to the mailbag this week. With the season opener on tap, we're loaded with questions. Let's get to them ... Jimmy Zolnowski asks: Other than Josh Allen and Tremaine Edmonds, who are the young guys the Bills want to build around? Jay: We shouldn’t limit this to only rookies, although the two Jimmy mentioned are at the top of the …