7:07 AM EST, Tue December 11, 2018
Buffalo Rumblings 13 hours ago
Bills lose Milano for season; RB injuries cause concern

Bills lose Milano for season; RB injuries cause concern

The Bills are suddently in a world of hurt. The Buffalo Bills are suddenly in a world of hurt. After mostly avoiding major injuries this season, a slew of them hit the team on Sunday against the New York Jets. The longest-term injury was to second-year linebacker Matt Milano, who may have played his way into the Pro Bowl conversation with his turnovers this season. He had surgery on his broken leg Monday but head coach Sean McDermott said they were optimistic he’d be ready for offseason work. Given the gruesome nature of the injury, that’s a good sign. Both of the team’s top running...
Buffalo Rumblings 15 hours ago
Stock Up/Stock Down: Buffalo Bills vs. New York Jets

Stock Up/Stock Down: Buffalo Bills vs. New York Jets

Some guys are trending up while others, well it’s going downhill fast. The Buffalo Bills dropped a tough 27-23 loss to the New York Jets on Sunday. It looked like the Bills were in control for most of the game but give the Jets credit—after getting blown out in the first match-up, they stayed tough and pulled out the victory. For Buffalo. there are a couple of guys trending upwards after the game but then there’s one who keeps going downhill. We even have a coach appearing on this list today. Stock Up: Robert Foster After being demoted earlier in the season, it’s amazing what...
Buffalo Rumblings 16 hours ago
Penalty recap: Bills avoid costly penalties, still lose

Penalty recap: Bills avoid costly penalties, still lose

The penalty department ended up looking pretty good despite a rough first half The New York Jets came to town and beat the Buffalo Bills, officially closing the door on the team’s playoff hopes and dreams for the 2018 season. Such matters are trivial next to the all-important penalty data of course. In that regard, the Bills had an excellent day. Standard and Advanced Metrics Penalty Count After a couple weeks of high penalty counts, it’s almost weird seeing teams around league average. For assessed counts, both the Bills and Jets fall in at seven, which is right at the...
Buffalo Rumblings 18 hours ago
Bills fans accused of bad behavior behind New York Jets bench, in parking lot

Bills fans accused of bad behavior behind New York Jets bench, in parking lot

Bills fans are developing quite the bad reputation around the league. The Buffalo Bills lost on the field Sunday against the New York Jets, but off the field, fans of the team aren’t looking so good, either. Separate incidents from Sunday’s game in Orchard Park have raised more questions about Bills’ fans behavior in and around the stadium. Close to the field, Jets player are accusing Bills fans behind their bench of vulgar comments during Sunday’s contest, report Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News. “It’s great to have passionate fans, but Jets players told me that...
Buffalo Rumblings 18 hours ago
LeSean McCoy having MRI Monday

LeSean McCoy having MRI Monday

Buffalo’s Pro Bowl running back left Sunday’s loss to the New York Jets with a hamstring injury LeSean McCoy, the Pro Bowl running back for the Buffalo Bills (4-9), managed to rush for only one yard on two carries before leaving Sunday’s game vs. the New York Jets with a hamstring injury. McCoy, who is currently in the midst of his worst season as a professional, is waiting to find out just how serious the injury is. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, McCoy will undergo an MRI later Monday “to determine the severity” of the injury. #Bills RB LeSean McCoy, who left...
Buffalo Rumblings 21 hours ago
Five observations: Bills losses concerning for circumstance, not outcome

Five observations: Bills losses concerning for circumstance, not outcome

The Bills beat the Jets on Sunday, but the long game is more important. The Buffalo Bills lost to the New York Jets on Sunday in a game that frequently felt like the Bills were very much in control. So what happened? And what can we learn from it? Here are my five observations from the game. Josh Allen needs to take care of the ball The Bills’ rookie is electric with the ball in his hand. You always feel like something could happen. Against the Jets, Allen lost two fumbles on the first two drives; one he recovered in the end zone for a touchdown and the other the Jets recovered and...
Buffalo Rumblings 21 hours ago
Circling the Wagons: Postgame recap of Bills’ 27-23 loss to the Jets

Circling the Wagons: Postgame recap of Bills’ 27-23 loss to the Jets

Postgame Recap of the Buffalo Bills loss to the (New Jersey) Jets 27-23 In this podcast recap, we discuss the Buffalo Bills losing to the New York Jersey Jets, 27-23 at New Era Field in another game that goes down to the final drive! We discuss the play of Josh Allen (did he make any progress today?), the lack of late hit penalties called by the referees on Allen and Stephen Hauschka, the ineptitude of the special teams as a unit (led by coach Danny Crossman), Zay Jones becoming the Zay Jones of 2017 and rediscovering the “Yips,” and more creative play-calling by Brian Daboll. As...
Buffalo Rumblings 21 hours ago
2019 NFL Draft order: Bills own the 6th pick through fourteen weeks

2019 NFL Draft order: Bills own the 6th pick through fourteen weeks

Bills continue their climb up the 2019 draft board, tied with four other teams The Buffalo Bills second loss in a row, this time to the New York Jets at home, may be a blessing in disguise. The loss gives the team another slight jump up the 2019 NFL Draft board, and moves the team in the position to claim the 6th pick of said draft. Last week, the team was previously ‘in possession’ of the 8th pick. Here’s where the top seven spots in the draft currently stand, along with the accompanying record for each team: San Francisco 49ers: 3-10 Arizona Cardinals: 3-10 Oakland Raiders:...
Buffalo Rumblings 22 hours ago
Bills Links, 12/10: Danny Crossman may be on the hot seat in Buffalo

Bills Links, 12/10: Danny Crossman may be on the hot seat in Buffalo

It was a bad day for the special teams unit on Sunday It was a tough loss for the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, falling 27-23 to the New York Jets at New Era Field. It was a particularly poor day for the Bills special teams unit, leading to conversation around the job security of coordinator Danny Crossman. Today’s links include all of the coverage from Sunday’s game, including updates on Josh Allen, Matt Milano, Tremaine Edmunds, and much more. Bills-Jets Report Card: Passing offense, abysmal special teams lead to loss – The Buffalo NewsBills receiver Zay Jones had a costly drop in the...
Knee-jerk reactions to the #Steelers’ horrendous loss vs. the Raiders

Knee-jerk reactions to the #Steelers’ horrendous loss vs. the Raiders

One BTSC writer shares his real-time, initial thoughts of the Steelers’ 33-30 defeat at home. The loss to the Los Angeles Chargers could have killed the Steelers last week. This week, they desperately need to rebound in a venue that they haven’t played well for a while. With Baltimore, New England and Houston all going down, the Steelers really need to step up and improve there place in the AFC playoff race. Nonetheless, a simple reminder, a knee jerk reaction is an immediate and unthinking, emotional reaction. It’s basically shooting first and apologizing later. I can safely say...
Buffalo Rumblings Dec 9, 2018
Matt Milano carted off field in 27-23 loss to Jets

Matt Milano carted off field in 27-23 loss to Jets

The second-year linebacker went down awkwardly while making a tackle on third and goal The Buffalo Bills lost to the New York Jets on Sunday, but even worse than a 27-23 defeat was losing one of their best young players on defense. Second-year linebacker Matt Milano, who is in the midst of a breakout year, was carted off the field with 1:22 to go in the fourth quarter. Milano was attempting to tackle Jets’ quarterback Sam Darnold when his left ankle was pinned underneath him while trying to shed a block. His leg bent awkwardly, with all of his weight seeming to fall on the ankle. Milano...
Buffalo Rumblings Dec 9, 2018
Bills eliminated from playoffs with loss to Jets

Bills eliminated from playoffs with loss to Jets

Done-zo. The Buffalo Bills have been eliminated from the playoff race with their loss to the New York Jets. Even if Buffalo wins out to get to seven wins, they won’t be able to pass teams in the Wild Card race. With the Los Angeles Chargers and Kansas City Chiegs already past the eight-win mark, Buffalo wasn’t going to catch the second place team in the AFC West. On Sunday, they also fell behind both of the top two teams in the AFC North. The Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens both have seven wins and a much better conference record than Buffalo if it came down to that tiebreaker...
Buffalo Rumblings Dec 9, 2018
Bills can’t hang on, lose to Jets 27-23

Bills can’t hang on, lose to Jets 27-23

The Bills just did not do enough to pull out the home victory The Buffalo Bills dealt with a slew of injuries on Sunday, but they were unable to hang on, losing to the New York Jets by a final score of 27-23. Both Josh Allen and Sam Darnold showed glimpses of why their respective teams spent top-ten draft choices on them in the 2018 NFL Draft, but Darnold and the Jets did a little bit more to pull out the victory. Buffalo led 17-13 at the half. After Andre Roberts fumbled the opening kickoff of the second half, the Bills were unable to capitalize, settling for a Stephen Hauschka field goal...
Behind Enemy Lines:The recipe for success for a Raiders upset is difficult, but not impossible

Behind Enemy Lines:The recipe for success for a Raiders upset is difficult, but not impossible

Going behind enemy lines to get the low down on the Oakland Raiders as they now prepare for the Steelers in Week 14. The Pittsburgh Steelers and Oakland Raiders are getting ready to square off at 4:25 p.m. ET in Week 14, and to get a better idea of what black-and-gold fans can expect from the Raiders when they visit the black hole, I reached out to Levi Damien, editor of Sliver and Black Pride, SB Nation’s Raiders website, to get a feel for what is going on on the other side of the fence. I was able to ask him a few questions, and you can check out his answers below. The Raiders are...
Buffalo Rumblings Dec 9, 2018
Bills K Stephen Hauschka injured on final play of first half

Bills K Stephen Hauschka injured on final play of first half

The Bills’ kicker took a cheap shot on his blind side The Buffalo Bills lead the New York Jets 17-13 after one half of play. It could have been 20-13, but Stephen Hauschka’s 49-yard field goal attempt on the last play of the half was blocked. On that play, Hauschka was injured, taking a hit from defensive lineman Henry Anderson. Tough Guy Alert. pic.twitter.com/dQlTVr54y7— Tyler Dunne (@TyDunne) December 9, 2018 The tweet and the video say it all. Anderson, a 6’6,” 301-pound defensive lineman, took a cheap, blindside shot at the 6’4,” 210-pound kicker. Hauschka stayed...
Buffalo Rumblings Dec 9, 2018
Second half open thread: Bills lead Jets after up-and-down first half

Second half open thread: Bills lead Jets after up-and-down first half

Some sloppy play by the Bills has allowed the Jets to stay close The Buffalo Bills lead the New York Jets 17-13 after one half of football. The game so far has been a back-and-forth affair, with the Bills jumping out to a 14-3 lead only to see penalties and poor special teams play help the Jets to close the gap. On the first drive of the game, Josh Allen was excellent. He led the Bills on an 11-play, 73-yard drive, capping it off with a 6-yard touchdown run. He ran for 48 yards on the drive, and the Bills led 7-0 after one drive. After forcing the Jets to go three and out, the Bills handed...
Buffalo Rumblings Dec 9, 2018
Buffalo Bills cornerback Ryan Lewis exits game with head injury

Buffalo Bills cornerback Ryan Lewis exits game with head injury

The Bills are now working with just four healthy corners Buffalo Bills cornerback, Ryan Lewis, exited the game in the second quarter and is now being evaluated for a head injury. Buffalo is down to four cornerbacks once again, but near the end of the first half, Lewis reappeared on the sideline with his helmet in his hand. Lewis is the third corner on the roster now with rookie Taron Johnson out with a shoulder injury. Over the course of the season, Lewis and Levi Wallace have traded chances as the starting corner on the opposite side of Tre’Davious White. In the meantime,Lafayette Pitts...
Buffalo Rumblings Dec 9, 2018
LeSean McCoy leaves game against Jets

LeSean McCoy leaves game against Jets

He’s dealing with a leg injury. Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy is questionable to return after leaving the game against the New York Jets in the first quarter. The team informed the media that is was a hamstring injury. CBS showed McCoy jogging up and down and walking with a slight limp on the sideline. Folks in the stadium said McCoy was in the medical tent at least twice getting treatment. McCoy has been largely ineffective this season, rushing for just 3.3 yards per carry heading into today, but is Buffalo’s leading rusher. Hot on his heels is Josh Allen, who has been using...
Buffalo Rumblings Dec 9, 2018
Bills vs. Jets round two: first half open thread

Bills vs. Jets round two: first half open thread

May the second meeting between these two teams go as well as the first The Buffalo Bills host the New York Jets today in the second contest between divisional foes of the 2018 NFL season. In the first meeting, the Bills trounced the Jets, winning 41-10 at MetLife Stadium. Both teams were without their highly-touted rookie quarterbacks in that game, so fans were treated to a backup bowl matchup of Matt Barkley vs. Josh McCown. Today, both teams have their rookies ready to go, as Josh Allen and Sam Darnold will start their first professional game against the other. Allen makes his third...
Week 14 Early Games: Updates, news and open thread

Week 14 Early Games: Updates, news and open thread

The Steelers don’t play until later in Week 14, but we all will be watching on Sunday to see how things shake out. The Pittsburgh Steelers don’t play until 4:25 p.m. ET in Week 14, and with the Steelers not slated to play until they play the Raiders in Oakland. We all know the Steelers Nation fan base will be watching all the earlier games today to see how things shake out. Some take this time to just relax and get caught up on things outside of football, but if you are like me, you are still watching the full slate of action on Sunday. With that said, join others like me in the open...

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