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Buffalo Rumblings 1 hour ago
Bills snap counts: Benjamin, Holmes being phased out of passing attack

Bills snap counts: Benjamin, Holmes being phased out of passing attack

Our weekly look at playing time focuses on credit for the win The Buffalo Bills went into MetLife Stadium and put on a three-phase clinic against the New York Jets. With Matt Barkley at quarterback. And another shakeup on the offensive line. Entering the bye week, we get to bask in the warmth of victory for two whole weeks. Here’s a look at playing time. Data courtesy of Pro Football Reference. Offense (73 snaps) The Bills started their 42nd quarterback of the year with Matt Barkley. It went well. Another new starter appeared on the line with rookie Wyatt Teller...
Buffalo Rumblings 3 hours ago
Sean McDermott: Josh Allen to start when healthy

Sean McDermott: Josh Allen to start when healthy

Rookie QB to start if all goes well with recovery from elbow sprain The Buffalo Bills (3-7) enter their bye week with some confidence following Sunday’s 41-10 dismantling of the New York Jets. One day after Matt Barkley directed the offense to a season-high in points — Buffalo nearly matched its scoring output from its last four games (33) in a 31-point first half — head coach Sean McDermott wasted little time in clarifying who will quarterback the Bills against the Jacksonville Jaguars (3-6) in a Week 12 showdown Nov. 25 at New Era Field. Assuming he is healthy, McDermott...
Buffalo Rumblings 3 hours ago
One Stat Recap: Bills tallied 31 first-half points

One Stat Recap: Bills tallied 31 first-half points

Buffalo’s offense explodes in the first half The Buffalo Bills routed the New York Jets on Sunday at MetLife Stadium (which is in New Jersey). The Bills hung 41 points on the Jets’ defense who was ranked seventh overall by Football Outsiders before Sunday’s blowout. The 41 points are impressive, but what’s even more impressive is that Matt Barkley and the Bills offense scored 31 of them in the first half. The Bills did something they haven't done in nearly a decade on Sunday. It virtually guaranteed them a victory. pic.twitter.com/1h5ORF9JWZ— Buffalo Rumblings (@BuffRumblings)...
Buffalo Rumblings 3 hours ago
Bills Links, 11/13: reaction to the end of the Peterman era

Bills Links, 11/13: reaction to the end of the Peterman era

It’s over The Nathan Peterman era is over with the Buffalo Bills. Today’s edition of the links includes plenty of coverage from the move, along with additional updates from the Bills win over the New York Jets. Sean McDermott also met with the media Monday, and announced that Josh Allen will be the starting quarterback once he is healthy again. Check out all of the latest news and updates as part of today’s Bills Links. Bills release QB Nathan Peterman - BuffaloBills.comWith the release of Nathan Peterman, the Bills now have three quarterbacks on the active roster - Josh Allen, Derek...
Buffalo Rumblings 14 hours ago
Bills release backup QB Nathan Peterman

Bills release backup QB Nathan Peterman

It’s finally, mercifully over. The Buffalo Bills released second-year passer Nathan Peterman on Monday night heading into their bye week, ending the saga of one of the biggest punchlines from the past several years. The former fifth round pick will head to the waiver wire, and if he clears waivers the team could conceivably opt to roster him on the practice squad. Peterman, billed as a pro-ready passer with a lack of arm strength, impressed Bills coaches early in his career. He had a solid preseason debut, and with Tyrod Taylor scuffling, Sean McDermott gave Peterman a shot at the end of...
Buffalo Rumblings 20 hours ago
Injury report: updates on Allen, Milano, Taron Johnson

Injury report: updates on Allen, Milano, Taron Johnson

Two key defenders were hurt on Sunday. The Buffalo Bills’ bye week is coming at the right time for the banged-up team. While they’ve mostly been able to avoid season-ending injuries, medium-term injuries have been popping up weekly and now they get a chance to heal and come back for the stretch run. At the top of the list, no update was given on quarterback Josh Allen’s medical status. He was limited last week but practiced a lot so he will likely be back for the next game in two weeks against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The newest additions to the list were two important defenders....
Buffalo Rumblings 20 hours ago
Bills need to go back to quarterback Josh Allen after the bye week

Bills need to go back to quarterback Josh Allen after the bye week

I can’t believe I’m writing this opinion piece. Josh Allen needs to be the starting quarterback of the Buffalo Bills. End of story. Period. Quarterback Matt Barkley, signed off the scrap heap two weeks ago and starting his first game in more than a full NFL season, came in for the Bills and played a great game. He pushed the ball down the field. He gave receivers a chance to make plays. He caught a couple breaks when balls he threw weren’t intercepted. It was your replacement-level type of NFL start. That’s great, but he’s not the future of the organization. He shouldn’t be the...
Buffalo Rumblings 23 hours ago
Penalty recap: Bills, Jets avoid flags

Penalty recap: Bills, Jets avoid flags

It’s a good thing the non-penalty portions of the game were exciting. Neither the Bills nor the Jets were flagged much. I’m sorry everyone. This week is pretty bad when it comes to penalty data. Both the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets decided they had better things to do than break the rules. For you flag lovers out there you’ll just have to read more about the offense and defense and score and such, because this week is a quick one. Traditional and Advanced Metrics Penalty count The Bills had four penalties assessed. Not only is that well below league average, it’s...
Buffalo Rumblings Nov 12, 2018
Stock report: It’s all good following Bills’ blowout win

Stock report: It’s all good following Bills’ blowout win

The Bills had a good day. Well that was, finally, a fun game to watch. After weeks of having to do Stock Up and Stock Down as if I were Jerry Sullivan, it is a nice change to do this after-action report with rose-colored glasses on. There were familiar standouts and new faces, but overall, the Bills put in their best team performance of the season. Stock up: Shady McCoy LeSean McCoy isn’t done yet. The veteran back, who has had a disappointing season to say the least, showed on the second play of the game it would be his day. Shady opened the scoring with a 28-yard TD scamper and had a...
Buffalo Rumblings Nov 12, 2018
2019 NFL Draft order: Bills fall after win over Jets

2019 NFL Draft order: Bills fall after win over Jets

The victory over the Jets dropped the team down a couple spots in the draft While yesterday’s dominating win against the New York Jets was certainly cathartic for fans of the Buffalo Bills, it had the effect of dropping the team two spots down the 2019 Draft board. In fact, if the season ended today, the Bills would be in possession of the sixth overall pick of the draft. Thanks to Sunday’s win, the team has been usurped by both the Arizona Cardinals, who lost to the Kansas City Chiefs, and the Jets themselves. Here’s where the top six spots in the draft currently stand, along with...
Buffalo Rumblings Nov 12, 2018
Circling the Wagons: Recapping the Bills’ destruction of the Jets

Circling the Wagons: Recapping the Bills’ destruction of the Jets

Podcast recap of the Bills and Barkley’s 41-10 win over the Jets In this latest podcast episode, we recap the Buffalo Bills THRASHING the New (Jersey) Jets, 41-10 in Process-worthy fashion. What do we think of Matt Barkley’s first start and win over a hapless New York Jets team? And should it mean that he is the automatic number 2 QB on the team? Does he deserve a spot on the roster possibly in 2019 with this performance? We go over our Wall of Famers and try to muster up a Wall of Shamer after this great victory. The bye week is this week, but we will have some draft/film coverage for...
Buffalo Rumblings Nov 12, 2018
Bills Links, 11/12: A dominant win for Barkley and Buffalo

Bills Links, 11/12: A dominant win for Barkley and Buffalo

Raise your hand if you saw this one coming. A week filled with surprises continued for the Buffalo Bills on Sunday - but this time with a result that had fans cheering. Matt Barkley led the Bills to a surprisingly easy 41-10 victory over the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. Today’s links include all of the highlights from the game, including updates on LeSean McCoy, Matt Milano, Taron Johnson, Zay Jones, and much more. Buffalo Bills offense comes alive in convincing win over Jets: 8 reasons to be encouraged, 2 reasons to worry | NewYorkUpstate.comThe Buffalo Bills enter...
Buffalo Rumblings Nov 11, 2018
Five takeaways from the Bills’ blowout of the Jets

Five takeaways from the Bills’ blowout of the Jets

The Bills played a great game. The Buffalo Bills blew out the New York Jets on Sunday. It’s another classic example of getting caught on the ice and not being able to catch your footing, something the Bills know all too well. This time, it was the Jets that had no answers. Here are our five takeaways: Hello Matt Barkley, bye Nathan Peterman What a great game from Matt Barkley, chucking it all over the field early and often. He went 15-of-25 for 232 yards and two touchdown passes. It’s the best performance by a Bills QB all year. When Buffalo announced Barkley would start over...
Buffalo Rumblings Nov 11, 2018
Bills run roughshod over Jets: Rapid recap and notes

Bills run roughshod over Jets: Rapid recap and notes

Exactly what we expected - Matt Barkley powered the offense toward a massive win. In a complete performance, the Buffalo Bills dominated the New York Jets and escaped the basement of the AFC East with a 41-10 victory. LeSean McCoy managed his first 100 yard rushing performance of the year, and scored his first two touchdowns on the season. Undrafted rookie Robert Foster gave the Bills their first 100-yard receiver for the season, catching a pair of 40+ yard passes to spark the team’s offense. Zay Jones had a career day of his own, with 8 catches for 93 yards and a touchdown. And the...
Buffalo Rumblings Nov 11, 2018
Matt Milano exits game with head injury

Matt Milano exits game with head injury

Milano was injured while making a tackle in the fourth quarter With just under twelve minutes to go in the fourth quarter against the New York Jets, Buffalo Bills linebacker Matt Milano exited the game with what the team called a head injury. With the Jets trailing by twenty-eight, Josh McCown found Jordan Leggett around midfield for a six-yard gain. Matt Milano came roaring in to assist on the tackle where it appeared he was hit hard in the head. Milano stayed on the turf for several seconds before attempting to get back up. Trainers came to Milano’s side and took their time assessing...
Buffalo Rumblings Nov 11, 2018
Taron Johnson out with shoulder injury, again

Taron Johnson out with shoulder injury, again

Johnson has been laying the lumber but dealing with injuries in the process. Buffalo Bills cornerback Taron Johnson has left the game against the New York Jets with a shoulder injury. It’s been an ongoing problem for the rookie, who missed a game earlier in the year with the same problem. Johnson, the 2018 fourth-round pick, has played a majority of snaps for the Bills in 2018. He’s been the team’s primary slot cornerback all year after beating out Phillip Gaines during training camp. He missed Week 2 after injuring his shoulder. He’s known for laying some big hits, but if he keeps...
Buffalo Rumblings Nov 11, 2018
Bills vs Jets: second half open thread

Bills vs Jets: second half open thread

This is as dominant as the Bills have ever looked in 2018. Just like everyone expected, the Buffalo Bills - starting their fourth quarterback of the year in Matt Barkley - are putting together their best offensive performance of the season against the New York Jets. Their defense is equally effective, smothering the Jets with a scoreless result. It’s 31-3 at halftime. The first quarter was all Buffalo, from start to finish. On the first play from scrimmage, Matt Barkley hooked up with Robert Foster for a 48 yard completion. The next play, LeSean McCoy ran in a 28 yard touchdown, his...
Buffalo Rumblings Nov 11, 2018
Buffalo Bills-New York Jets first half open thread

Buffalo Bills-New York Jets first half open thread

Who’s ready to watch Matt Barkley play quarterback? Who needs to watch first-round draft picks Sam Darnold and Josh Allen play when the New York Jets and Buffalo Bills kick off today? Instead, fans will be treated to the titillating quarterback duel of 28-year old journeyman Matt Barkley and 39-year old journeyman Josh McCown. For Buffalo, this is the second time in a month that the coaching staff has deemed a player that they signed less than two weeks prior to making his first start is a better fit at the most important position in the game than the player they deemed ready to be their...
Buffalo Rumblings Nov 11, 2018
Bills continue youth movement by starting rookie OG Teller, CB Wallace

Bills continue youth movement by starting rookie OG Teller, CB Wallace

Sean McDermott is seeing what he’s got. The Buffalo Bills are making some moves in the starting lineup this week, trying to jump start the progression of a pair of rookies. Fifth round pick Wyatt Teller and undrafted free agent Levi Wallace have both been given the nod against the New York Jets. Wallace is the more surprising of the two. Not only has the former member of the Alabama Crimson Tide never started a game, he’s never played a snap in a regular season game. He was released by the Bills at roster cut time and has spent the first two months of the season on the team’s practice...
Buffalo Rumblings Nov 11, 2018
Bills inactives, Week 10: no Allen, Anderson

Bills inactives, Week 10: no Allen, Anderson

Tremaine Edmunds is back, at least! The Buffalo Bills play their second divisional matchup of the season today, traveling to East Rutherford, New Jersey to take on the New York Jets. They’ll do so without a few starters in key positions. The Bills ruled out four players prior to this morning’s official announcement, so much of the inactive list was already known. Here is the full list. QB Josh Allen QB Derek Anderson Buffalo’s two preferred quarterbacks are down with an elbow injury and a concussion, respectively. Rather than starting Nathan Peterman again, Buffalo will start Matt...

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