what went right
• A quick start — In many ways, this resembled the AFC Championship Game from one year ago. In that game, the Tennessee Titans jumped out to a quick lead before getting blown out by the Chiefs. This time, the Bills jumped out to a 9-0 lead before the Chiefs took full control on their way to a 38-24 victory. (The scores were even similar; Tennessee lost 35-24.) Things started out decent enough for Buffalo; the Bills opened up with the no-huddle and scored on their first drive (a Tyler Bass 51-yard field goal) and took a 9-0 lead minutes later following a big Chiefs miscue on special teams. There weren’t many positives after that, however. Buffalo’s offense struggled to generate consistent drives against a game Kansas City defense (both Kansas City’s defensive line and its secondary were outstanding), and Buffalo’s defense was repeatedly torched. The fast start did not last.
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TRACKING TRAINING CAMP
Bills Digest was there for all the big moments at training camp. Here are some observations …
‘We're constantly trying to evolve'
For more on what’s happening within Buffalo’s offense, here are some highlights from offensive coordinator Brian Daboll’s recent press conferences.
‘On the field you must flip that switch'
Here are some highlights from head coach Sean McDermott’s recent press conferences.
ALLEN GETS HISTORIC DEAL
Bills QB now under contract through 2028
Right back in the swing of things
It’s fair to say that this year’s Bills training camp looks wildly different from those of the past.
1st & Ten with STEFON DIGGS
Stefon Diggs had one of the best seasons ever by a Bills receiver in 2020, and he’s looking for an encore. Diggs was clearly amped up and ready to go as the Bills began their preparations for the new season, leading the huddle and supporting his teammates as they kicked off training camp in Orchard Park. Diggs recently touched on his goals for the upcoming season for both himself and the team in an informative discussion with members of the media. Here are the highlights from that discussion.
RUNNING BACKS: TOP AVAILABLE FREE AGENTS
Aaron Jones, Packers 5-9 • 208 pounds • 27 years old A fifth-round steal in the 2017 draft out of UTEP, Jones is equally proficient in the running and passing games. He rushed for more than 1,000 yards the last two years, and caught 49 and 47 passes, respectively. He’s also a touchdown machine with 30 TDs the last two years (25 rushing and 5 receiving). The son of two career Army officers, he’s a tough, driven player and the kind of guy players want on their team.
THE RIGHT STUFF?
Keeping two important starters is a priority as the right side of the O-line hits free agency
QUARTERBACKS: TOP AVAILABLE FREE AGENTS
Dak Prescott, Cowboys 6-2 • 235 pounds • 27 years old A solid starter who has a nice TD-INT ratio over his first five seasons (104-40), Prescott is an accurate thrower and very mobile. However, he’s coming off a compound fracture and dislocation of his right ankle, so it remains to be seen if this will impact his game moving forward.
TIGHT ENDS: TOP AVAILABLE FREE AGENTS
Hunter Henry, Chargers 6-5 • 250 pounds • 29 years old A very talented player, Henry has had issues staying healthy, unable to complete an NFL season, including missing the entire 2018 season with a torn ACL. But when healthy, he’s a terrific all-around tight end who really connected with Justin Herbert in 2020 with 60 catches. Henry is very good at finding holes in zone coverage.
Kathy Hochul's Got Seven Months
To govern. To campaign. And to tell New Yorkers what, if anything, she believes in.
Head coach Brian Flores talks about the Raekwon Davis injury, beating New England Week 1, Tua Tagovailoa, Noah Igbinoghene and more
Offensive line an early season concern
AROUND THE AFC EAST
The race for the AFC East crown gets started
JILL BIDEN CAUGHT IN DURST MURDER TRIAL!
Ex-hubby exposes secret friendship and fling with psycho killer’s wife
Keep That Coin
5 Foolproof Money-Saving Tips for Business Owners
ARRIVAL/CHECK-IN: Talk about a grand entrance! After driving across the state of Pennsylvania and spending the last 40 minutes of our journey in a snowstorm, Nemacolin’s The Chateau coming into view was a welcome and gorgeous sight.
An Officer of Honor and Grit
A remarkable biography of U.S. cavalryman Lt. Powhatan Clark, plus a new history of the Civil War in the Southwest, big new biographies of Billy the Kid and Ned Buntline, and a dramatic novel of the Minnesota frontier.
NEWS & NOTES
The Raiders had one of the easier schedules in 2020 and got only eight wins to show for it. Things won’t get any easier in 2021, either.
DON DIAMONT RETURNS TO Y&R!
Don Diamont admits he was surprised when he heard that Y&R wanted B&B’s Bill Spencer to cross over to Genoa City.