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Bills Links, 8/18: Josh Allen steps up in Buffalo quarterback competition

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Allen continued to impress on Friday night in Cleveland

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The quarterback competition may have become a bit clearer for the Buffalo Bills on Friday night for a couple of reasons. The positive is that Josh Allen continued to perform well, leading the Bills to three scoring drives while working in the second and third quarters. Unfortunately, AJ McCarron may be on the outside looking in at the competition, after reports of an injured collarbone during the game. More details are expected this weekend on the severity of the injuries to McCarron and defensive tackle Kyle Williams.

There is plenty of coverage below from Friday night’s games including updates on Nathan Peterman, Marcus Murphy, Tremaine Edmunds and much more.

Analysis: Josh Allen makes undeniable case to be Day One starter for Bills – The Buffalo News
Rookie QB Josh Allen has separated himself from AJ McCarron and Nathan Peterman and deserves to be the starting quarterback of the Buffalo Bills, says Vic Carucci.

Josh Allen forcing his way to front of Bills' QB derby -
After AJ McCarron suffered through four consecutive three-and-outs to begin Friday night’s 19-17 win over the Browns, Josh Allen directed scoring drives in all three of his possessions.

[BN] Blitz newsletter: The QB competition just got a lot more interesting – The Buffalo News "AJ McCarron started at quarterback for the Bills second preseason game Friday night in Cleveland. But it could be a while before he sees the field again."

7 observations from Buffalo Bills vs. Cleveland Browns (8/17/18) -
The Buffalo Bills are through with half of their preseason schedule. What stood out from their 19-17 win on Friday night?

Bills-Browns: In front of and behind the sticks | WGR 550 SportsRadio
The good and bad from preseason game No. 2

The Bills' Allen and Peterman played well in the preseason win over Cleveland | WGR 550 SportsRadio
AJ McCarron got hurt and could be out of the quarterback competition

13 Buffalo Bills who helped or hurt themselves against Cleveland Browns |
A look back at who helped or hurt themselves in Week 2 of the preseason.

Top 3 things we learned from Bills-Browns -
Bills rookie quarterback Josh Allen got the opportunity to play with most of the starters on offense when he entered the game with just under 12 minutes left in the second quarter on Friday night.

McCarron injury clouds QB picture; Kyle suffers knee injury -
More information is expected soon on the severity of both injuries.

How Josh Allen, AJ McCarron clarified Bills’ quarterback race in preseason win over Browns – The Athletic
The rookie quarterback continues to impress his Buffalo teammates with his poise on the field. (Subscription required.)

Meet Marcus Murphy, the star of Buffalo Bills’ training camp who has come out of nowhere his whole life – The Athletic
Now 27 and with his third NFL team, the one thing the running back/specials teams player won't do is quit. (Subscription required.)

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Josh Allen emergence just one of five takeaways from the Buffalo Bills’ 19-17 win over the Cleveland Browns - Buffalo Rumblings
Lots of intrigue before, and lots of intrigue after.

AJ McCarron breaks collarbone in Buffalo Bills vs. Cleveland Browns preseason match - Buffalo Rumblings
This was the worst possible outcome for AJ McCarron

Buffalo Bills captain Kyle Williams injured in second quarter - Buffalo Rumblings
The veteran limped off after a Cleveland Browns player rolled on his leg