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Buffalo Bills news, 10/30: All-22 breakdowns from Saints-Bills

The Buffalo Bills loss to the New Orleans Saints is put under the microscope as is the team's first half of the season.

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Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade.

Bills give their fans reason to be upbeat - Sports - The Buffalo News

"There’s no getting past the Bills’ 3-5 record as the season reached its midpoint, but this team appears better than the one that started 4-0 five years ago. It’s based on little more than the eye test and examining a mediocre league. The Bills are going in the right direction." Who has replaced Jerry Sullivan? :-)

WGR 550 SportsRadio - JW: All-22 Review Week 8 - Bills/Saints

"The All-22 review brings Jeremy White to three major conclusions: 1. Thad Lewis has a major problem to work on, 2. Nickell Robey can be my Nickel CB any time, and 3. Drew Brees and Sean Payton should almost never lose."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Upon Further Review: Bills At Saints

Thad Lewis had a down game while Stevie Johnson was great despite injury. Kraig Urbik also had a down game. Kyle Williams had the highest grade while Marcell Dareus was right behind him. Mario Williams and Nickell Robey played well, too, says Joe Buscaglia.

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2013 Bills Midseason Report -
"At the midpoint of the 2013 season, Chris Brown analyzes the state of the team."

Bills trades in 2013 already paying dividends -
Thad Lewis, Jerry Hughes, and Kiko Alonso are three Bills that arrived via trade this offseason.

What to watch for: Chiefs at Bills -
Connections, series highs and lows, and more in this capsule.

Inside The Bills | Chiefs enjoying good fortune
Not only have the Chiefs played teams with poor records, Buffalo is the fourth making a quarterback switch.

Bills need to move the chains - Sports - The Buffalo News
"The Bills’ three-and-out percentage has increased with Thad Lewis at quarterback in place of the injured EJ Manuel. The Bills have gone three and out on 11 of 35 drives under Lewis (31.4 percent), compared to just 22.6 percent of the time under Manuel (14 of 62 drives). In Jeff Tuel’s six possessions against Cleveland, the team went three and out three times."

Power Rankings: No. 20 Buffalo Bills - ESPN
Example number billion why power rankings are lame: Bills lose by 18 and move up a spot.

Some leftover notes on the Bills and Saints - Olean Times Herald
Chuck Pollack repeats: turnovers and penalties.

ReFocued: Bills at Saints - Pro Football Focus
The Bills defensive tackles are good. Nickell Robey was good despite giving up two touchdowns. Drew Brees is pretty awesome.

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Change to parking exit process will improve postgame traffic -
"Big Tree Road will be closed to westbound traffic during postgame to allow for easier exit from select stadium lots." See a map here and check it out before heading to the Ralph this Sunday.