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By Jay Skurski » Thursday, September 29, 2016

Zach Brown could have hung his head.When he signed with the Buffalo Bills in April, it was with the expectation that he would have a starting role on the defense.That lasted less than two weeks. When the team drafted Alabama’s Reggie Ragland in the second round, Brown became an afterthought.Ragland was the Southeastern... Read More

By Jay Skurski » Thursday, September 29, 2016

Rex Ryan was in a good mood Wednesday when meeting with the Western New York media. He even posed as a Buffalo News reporter to shoot off a question to Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman during a conference call. But the fun and games stopped when Ryan later did his conference call with the New England... Read More

By Jay Skurski » Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The Buffalo Bills have decided to go with one kicker. The team released kickoff specialist Jordan Gay on Tuesday, leaving Dan Carpenter to handle field goals and extra points as well as kickoff duties. Gay was inactive for the Bills' Week Two game against the Jets, but played Sunday against Arizona. The Bills rank... Read More

By Jay Skurski » Tuesday, September 27, 2016

It’s hard to argue with the results produced by the Buffalo Bills’ offense Sunday. Led by a potent rushing attack, the offense piled up 26 of Buffalo’s 33 points in a feel-good win over the Arizona Cardinals. But for all the good that the offense did, there are some significant red flags through three games. By... Read More

By Jay Skurski » Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Throughout the 2016 season on the BN Blitz blog, we'll track the performances of players from both Western New York and local colleges who are currently in the NFL. Here are their results in Week Three: • Bills S Corey Graham: The Buffalo native had maybe his best game in three seasons with the team, finishing with... Read More

By Jay Skurski » Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The Jekyll-and-Hyde nature of the Buffalo Bills’ defense showed its good side again Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals.Coach Rex Ryan cooked up a dizzying number of pressure packages, making sure that the mistakes of Week Two were not repeated. After that loss to the Jets, Ryan said he was “afraid to pressure”... Read More

By Jay Skurski » Monday, September 26, 2016

The Buffalo Bills stayed relevant for another week. Sunday's 33-18 victory over the Arizona Cardinals gave the Bills a glimmer of hope in what had been an otherwise miserable season. Of course, with a trip to New England coming up in Week Four, the time to celebrate is brief. At 1-2, the Bills are two games behind the... Read More

By Jay Skurski » Sunday, September 25, 2016

Kyle Williams turned back the clock Sunday. The Buffalo Bills’ veteran defensive tackle was a one-man wrecking ball – literally at times – along the defensive line during his team’s 33-18 victory over the Arizona Cardinals at New Era Field. The Bills went to a “turbo” defensive package that left Williams... Read More

By Jay Skurski » Sunday, September 25, 2016

Grading the Bills RUNNING GAME: A+ The numbers are eye-popping – 32 carries, 208 yards, 6.5 yards per rush. The college-style option run by quarterback Tyrod Taylor was sweet. LeSean McCoy hit the holes with conviction on his way to 110 yards on 17 carries. No. 2 running back Mike Gillislee finally got into the act... Read More

By Jay Skurski » Sunday, September 25, 2016

Decide for yourself on which take you’d like following the Buffalo Bills’ lopsided, 33-18, victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday at New Era Field. The glass-half-full version would go something like this: A team left for dead by the media and a good segment of its own fan base rallied in the face of extreme... Read More

By Jay Skurski » Sunday, September 25, 2016

It's official – Sammy Watkins will miss the Buffalo Bills' Week Three game against the Arizona Cardinals at New Era Field. Watkins, who is dealing with soreness in his surgically repaired foot, is one of the team's seven inactive players. The Bills will be shorthanded at receiver, as Greg Salas will also miss the... Read More

By Jay Skurski » Sunday, September 25, 2016

For anyone who has followed The Buffalo News' staff selections in Friday's paper, you know that point spreads are not our friend. Week in and week out, the NFL proves to be incredibly difficult to predict. Even knowing that to be true, the point spread between the Buffalo Bills and Arizona Cardinals is tough to... Read More

By Jay Skurski » Sunday, September 25, 2016

The Buffalo Bills have had 10 long days to get ready for the Arizona Cardinals. Sitting on an 0-2 record, the Bills are desperate for a win, but face the daunting task of getting one without a couple key members of their offense. Buffalo has already declared two players out against Arizona and lists five players as... Read More

By Jay Skurski » Sunday, September 25, 2016

The Buffalo Bills have their backs against the wall. A loss Sunday to the Arizona Cardinals would drop them to three games out of the AFC East lead just days into the falls, and decrease their already small playoff chances to infinitesimal. It would also turn up the heat even more on embattled head coach Rex... Read More

By Jay Skurski » Friday, September 23, 2016

You know that whole idea about how the New England Patriots will stop being the New England Patriots once Tom Brady stops playing? Yeah, it might be time to rethink that. The Patriots sent notice to the rest of the AFC on Thursday night that they just might be the team to beat. A 27-0 stomping of Houston with rookie... Read More

By Jay Skurski » Thursday, September 22, 2016

Get a look at the key players in our photo gallery version of this story. * * * The Buffalo Bills face no easy task in getting back on track Sunday. The visiting Arizona Cardinals have established themselves as a Super Bowl contender, and despite a slip-up in Week One at home against New England, they looked every bit... Read More

By Jay Skurski » Thursday, September 22, 2016

If it felt like you were watching Stephon Gilmore play the worst game of his career last week, there’s a good reason for it. At least according to one analytics website, it’s because he did. Pro Football Focus charted the Buffalo Bills’ top cornerback, as it does for every player of every NFL game, and charged... Read More

By Jay Skurski » Thursday, September 22, 2016

The plot thickened regarding Sammy Watkins' status for Week Three on Thursday. The Buffalo Bills' star receiver sat out his second straight practice as he continues to deal with pain in his surgically repaired foot. "I think there's a little more concern, because the fact, another day he didn't practice," coach Rex... Read More

By Jay Skurski » Thursday, September 22, 2016

1. Stop going three-and-out. The Bills are punting after just three plays on 37 percent of their offensive drives through two games, which ranks 31st in the NFL. Only the Los Angeles Rams – with no touchdowns in two games – are worse. “There’s no doubt that’s a concern, so we’ve got to do a better job,”... Read More

By Jay Skurski » Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Eric Wood has been down this road before. The Buffalo Bills’ center was a rookie in 2009 when then-coach Dick Jauron fired offensive coordinator Turk Schonert just two weeks before the season started. So Wood spoke from experience Monday about the type of change this year’s team can expect after Rex Ryan fired... Read More

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