Gameday Grades: The Bills defense had a huge bounce back from three terrible games in a row and that led to a big road upset win. Gameday Grades.
Bills Blitz: Tre'Davious White picked off Alex Smith in the final minutes to clinch a Bills upset in Kansas City 16-10 to keep Buffalo very much alive in the playoff picture. Tyrod Taylor completed 19 of 29 passes for 183 yards a touchdown pass to Zay Jones to solidify an incredible performance from the Bills defense. Stephen Hauschka hit field goals from 56, 34 and 49 yards out in the win. Bills Blitz.
Injury Update: The Bills seemed to get through the game without any more injuries. Injury Page.
Gameday Inactives: Jordan Matthews, Deonte Thompson, and Charles Clay were listed as questionable for today's game but they all are active as expected. John Miller, Mike Tolbert, and Cordy Glenn were all ruled out on Friday for a second week in a row. Kelvin Benjamin was ruled out on Saturday. The healthy scratches are: Conor McDermott, Logan Thomas, and Shareece Wright. The same three healthy players were inactive last week.
Questionable Players Expected To Play: Adam Schefter is reporting that Jordan Matthews, Deonte Thompson, and Charles Clay are all expected to play today. They are all listed as questionable. Clay has been battling a knee injury he suffered against Cincinnati but has played through it the last two weeks. Thompson injured his ankle last week and Matthews missed last week's game with a knee injury. All three were limited all week in practice. Injury Page.
Gameday Weather: It will be unseasonably warm in Kansas City for a late November football game. It will be mostly sunny with a high of 64°. Winds will be fairly light but will gust up to 12mph out of the SSW.
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Saturday November 25, 2017
Benjamin Now Out: The Bills have now ruled out Kelvin Benjamin for tomorrow's game against the Chiefs as he did not make the trip to Kansas City. This is not a surprise since he did not practice all week he joins John Miller, Mike Tolbert, and Cordy Glenn as players ruled out meaning only three other players need to be made inactive at 11:30 tomorrow. Jordan Matthews, Deonte Thompson, and Charles Clay remain questionable but it is hopeful they will all suit up. Injury Page.
Friday November 24, 2017
McDermott Presser: Sean McDermott addressed the media before the final practice of the week and the trip to Kansas City. The coach ruled out Cordy Glenn for Sunday's game which was expected as he has not practiced in a couple of weeks. John Miller and Mike Tolbert have also been ruled out for a second straight game. Kelvin Benjamin remained sidelined today but he has not been ruled out as of yet and is listed as questionable for the game but it seems very unlikely he plays as well. Charles Clay, Jordan Matthews, and Deonte Thompson were limited again today and are also questionable for the game. Stephen Hauschka was full go for the first time this week and is not on the final injury report. The coach said they are focused on just one game, the one in front of them. Focusing on anything else is a distraction. To stop Kareem Hunt their fundamentals need to be top notch. He believes if they are doing things right fundamentally from the start it gives them a chance getting 11 hats to the football. Injury Page.
Thursday November 23, 2017
Tolbert Sits: Mike Tolbert sat out practice today after returning yesterday on a limited basis. Dion Dawkins returned after sitting out Wednesday with an illness. Most of the Chiefs injury report remained the same as well. Injury Page.
Game Preview: This week's matchup is a battle of two reeling teams the Bills have lost three straight games in spectacular fashion. The Chiefs have lost four of five after starting the season 5-0, including a loss to the horrible Giants on Sunday. It's also a game where Sean McDermott is battling his former mentor in Andy Reid and has put Tyrod Taylor back in at quarterback. Complete Preview.
Wednesday November 22, 2017
Taylor To Start: Sean McDermott addressed the media during his normal Media Day press conference but this one was not normal as more press was there than usual waiting to find out who would be the starting quarterback this week. Tyrod Taylor is the answer, McDermott announced it at the beginning of the press conference. He said it is the right thing for the team and he had dialogue with the team and the leadership council and that is always a part of it but it is his decision. Nate Peterman was a pro and understands and moves forward to focus on the Chiefs at this time. He wants Nate and the whole team to embrace the mindset that there is no fear in greatness and not everything that went wrong was his fault He wouldn't commit to Tyrod for more than this week using his we evaluate every position every week line. It's part of the process that a rookie has to play at some point that is how you get better. That is how you develop the future of an organization and sustained success to develop a foundation. Taylor is a pro who is focused on the Chiefs he expects him to prepare like he always does. He says it isn't about wavering it is always about the team. He is not focused on the playoffs but he is focused on the Chiefs. This year more than most shows it is a week to week lead. The Chiefs are a good football team and Andy Reid is a heckva coach. They have been challenged like we have the past few weeks. He wouldn't say what he learned from Sunday's disaster because he's focused on this week. He feels the right thing for this team is to start Tyrod just like he thought last week the right thing was to start Nate. On the injury front, Kelvin Benjamin will not practice today and is day to day they will see if he can be ready for Sunday. John Miller Cordy Glenn and Dion Dawkins will also not practice. Dawkins has an illness and Glenn's status hasn't changed. He continues to rehab and it isn't anything different they hope to get him back at some point. Charles Clay Jordan Matthews Mike Tolbert Deonte Thompson and Stephen Hauschka will be limited. He talked about being in the hunt on Thanksgiving as a good thing not realizing it is considered a joke in Buffalo since they are also in the hunt at this time but never make the playoffs. On Defense there is a lot that needs to improve including gap control and understanding how to fit a run better. They are working hard on that this week. He said it's easy to make the comfortable decisions but he is not afraid to make the uncomfortable decisions but won't make irrational snap decisions.
Tuesday November 21, 2017
Practice Squad Moves: The Bills have signed DE Cap Capi to the practice squad. He takes the spot of DL Eric Lee who was signed to the Patriots roster. The Bills also worked out a former player as DT Stefan Charles was in for a visit among several other defensive linemen, the team usually works people out on Tuesdays but the sheer amount of players at DL that they looked at says something. Front Office Page.
Bogyo Column: Tony Bogyo checks in with his latest column in which he talks about the sad state of the Bills and specifically what is going on with the QB situation. Complete Story.
Monday November 20, 2017
McDermott Presser: Sean McDermott addressed the media this afternoon after the long ride home from the West Coast overnight. He would not commit to the starting QB for next week staying with his pat line that he is still evaluating that right now. On Nathan Peterman he owns the decision and doesn't regret it but he regrets the result. It wasn't just Nathan that struggled they learn and grow from it and get better. One game will not define his career. He remains confident in him and there are plays that he wants back but there were some plays that you say were pretty darn good. This is part of the growth process it burns and it burns hard. McDermott spoke about positives and growth like the team won and not just got blown out for a third straight game. No ligament damage on Kelvin Benjamin but they are still evaluating the injury. You want to win but moving forward you want to establish the standard and the culture the coach said. They need to continue to develop that strong foundation. He said he communicated with Rick Dennison his decision to go with Peterman last week but it was his decision. Dennison moving upstairs last week was something they wanted to do all along. Despite his decision not working he can't waver in making a decision. Micah Hyde checked out fine so there is at least good news on the injury front.
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