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By Tim Graham » Sunday, September 25, 2016

Thurman Thomas played on the winning side of several blowouts. But his final game for the Buffalo Bills was their last playoff appearance nearly 17 years ago. Since then the Hall of Fame running back has witnessed more blowout Bills losses than he'd care to count. The Bills led by 23 points late in the third quarter... Read More

By Mark Gaughan » Sunday, September 25, 2016

Ryan & Co. vs. Bruce Arians Arizona has one of the best vertical-passing offenses in the NFL. The marriage of head coach Bruce Arians and strong-armed QB Carson Palmer helped the Cards rank second in the NFL in passing last season. Arizona has one of the best speed receiving corps in the NFL. Michael Floyd runs a... 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 Tim Graham » Sunday, September 25, 2016

Look, we all saw this coming. The Buffalo Bills began with two dyspeptic losses and fired their offensive coordinator five days into the season and were playing without their top receiver against a popular preseason Super Bowl pick. As expected, the Bills crushed the Arizona Cardinals to prove the world was right... Read More

By Mark Gaughan » Sunday, September 25, 2016

You have to hand it to new Bills offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn. He got the Bills’ playmakers back to looking like playmakers in the 33-18 rout of the Arizona Cardinals. No Sammy Watkins? No problem. LeSean McCoy looked like his Pro Bowl self. With Lynn mixing the run and the pass to keep Arizona off... 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 Tim Graham » Saturday, September 24, 2016

No player reaches his 13th NFL season without being asked about retirement, if next year will be his last, how much more he has to give or whether there's anything left to prove. Whispers took only until opening night to resurface for Larry Fitzgerald, a seemingly eternal sun the Arizona Cardinals have revolved around... 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

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

By Jay Skurski » Monday, September 19, 2016

When he was hired in January 2015, the enduring quote from Rex Ryan's introductory press conference came when he said he wanted to "build a bully." On Monday, the Buffalo Bills' coach reiterated that belief. "I want to build a bully, there's no question about it," Ryan said. "Offense, defense, special teams, without... Read More

By Jay Skurski » Monday, September 19, 2016

Rex Ryan's uncanny ability to create a splashy headline shows no signs of slowing down. Check out the latest hot take from the Buffalo Bills' head coach, which he served up Monday about his twin brother, Rob, "I think my brother's done as good a job as anybody coaching in this league." As with just about every bit... Read More

By Jay Skurski » Friday, September 16, 2016

There are still 14 games to in the 2016 season, but go ahead and mark down the official time of death for the Buffalo Bills at 11:39 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 15. That's when the clock ran out on a 37-31 loss to the New York Jets at New Era Field, and along with it, any realistic shot at ending a 16-year playoff... Read More

By Jay Skurski » Friday, September 16, 2016

An 0-2 start to the season has left even the most optimistic of Bills fans wondering what's next. Will Rex Ryan get a pink slip? What about Doug Whaley? Will the team pick up Tyrod Taylor's contract option? Those are the types of questions that have to be asked after the Buffalo defense was shredded in a 37-31 loss... Read More

By Jay Skurski » Friday, September 16, 2016

There's a trend developing among the Buffalo Bills' opponents. After the team's first two games this season, a defensive opponent has spilled the game plan against quarterback Tyrod Taylor. "We just have to keeep him in the pocket and make him be a quarterback," Jets safety Calvin Pryor said. "We gave up a couple big... Read More

By Tim Graham » Friday, September 16, 2016

The Buffalo Bills produced one of the ugliest opening-day offensive performances in club history Sunday. Four days later, the Bills' defense suffered one of their worst tramplings at home. The New York Jets won, 37-31, at New Era Field on Thursday night. They piled up 493 yards. A visitor had scored at least than... Read More

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