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Buffalo Bills Links, 11/25: Tasker, Bennett both Hall of Fame semifinalists

Plus, five key questions facing the Bills coming out of the bye week.

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In today’s edition of the Buffalo Bills daily links, we discuss the news that Bills greats Steve Tasker and Cornelius Bennett are among the 25 modern-era semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2021.

We also address the pressure facing quarterback Josh Allen to deliver a Super Bowl to the Bills and dissect how big of a leap Allen has made this year. We ask five key questions facing Buffalo coming out of the bye, including asking what the offensive line will look like, addressing whether the Bills can improve their run defense, and identifying which young players will step up over the final six weeks.

We break down the early returns on left tackle Dion Dawkins’s new contract through ten games, discuss the news that Buffalo’s Week 15 game vs. the Denver Broncos was flexed to Saturday, hear about cornerback Josh Norman’s activation from the Reserve/COVID-19 list, and much more!


Steve Tasker, Cornelius Bennett make Hall of Fame semifinalist list | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
Bennett is one of four players who also made the semifinal list for the first time.

Tasker, Bennet make Hall of Fame semifinalist list - WGR 550
Former Buffalo Bills linebacker Cornelius Bennett and special teams star Steve Tasker have made the cut to the 25 modern-era semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2021.

Part I: The Pressure is on Josh Allen - Go Long with Tyler Dunne
“The Bills were closer than anyone realizes to drafting Patrick Mahomes. Now, Josh Allen—a quarterback unlike any other—is the one who must deliver a Super Bowl to Buffalo. Can he?”

Part II: The Pressure is on Josh Allen - Go Long with Tyler Dunne
“We know the Bills quarterback has guts. Now, experts say, he must win with his mind. In the ‘Mahomes Era’ that's what it'll take. Buffalo has faith.”

Five questions facing the Bills coming out of the bye – The Athletic
The Bills haven't wrapped up the division just yet, but they are closer than ever to capturing their first division title since 1995. (Subscription required).

20 Buffalo Bills thoughts before final 6 games: Unpacking Mitch Morse situation - newyorkupstate.com
Is Mitch Morse still the Bills’ starting center?

Dion Dawkins giving the Bills a solid return on investment | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
Although it’s been just ten games since the team gave Dawkins a contract extension that could be worth up to $60 million over the next four years, it’s so far looking like money well spent.

Bills have successful bye week thanks to losses by Dolphins, Patriots (Week 12 power rankings) - newyorkupstate.com
The Bills did not play in Week 11, but they had to be happy with some of the results on the field.

Bills Week 15 game against Broncos moved to Saturday, Dec. 19 | News 4 Buffalo
Buffalo’s Week 15 game against the Broncos will now be played on a Saturday. The game, originally set for December 20 will now be played the day before on December 19. Kickoff in Denver is at 4:30 p.m. EST.

Bills’ Week 15 game against Denver Broncos set for Saturday, Dec. 19 | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
The Bills now know when they’ll be playing in Week 15.

Bills activate Josh Norman from Reserve/COVID-19 list - WGR 550
The Buffalo Bills have activated cornerback Josh Norman from the Reserve/COVID-19 list on Tuesday after he tested positive for the coronavirus on Nov. 14.

Bills activate cornerback Josh Norman from Covid reserve list | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
Norman tested positive and was placed on the list in mid November.

What they're saying | Bills rank among the NFL's top teams in weekly power rankings - BuffaloBills.com
Bills rank in the top five in multiple NFL power rankings polls heading into Week 12.

Will Zack Moss carry more load as Bills push to improve ground game? | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
The pendulum in the Buffalo Bills’ backfield has started to swing toward rookie Zack Moss.

Bills' John Brown, Dawson Knox not at practice Tuesday | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
The Bills have opted to practice Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday this week in order to give the players and coaches off for Thanksgiving.

Bills Today | Players get set for a new beginning heading into Week 12 - BuffaloBills.com
Here’s three things to know about the Bills for Wednesday, Nov. 25.

Chopping Wood: Bills Back from the Bye - BuffaloBills.com
Bills Legends Steve Tasker and Eric Wood break down the film from the Week 10 game in Arizona in this edition of Chopping Wood.

Buffalo Bills game of the day (Nov. 25, 1976): Lions 27, Bills 14 - Democrat & Chronicle
O.J. Simpson rushed for an NFL record 273 yards but the Bills lost to the Lions on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 25, 1976.

How Talking Proud became an anthem for a generation of Bills fans | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
“This is the story of how a TD catch turned a TV catchphrase into a toe-tapping time capsule of Buffalo sports history.”

Featured on Buffalo Rumblings

How big of a leap has Josh Allen made in 2020? - Buffalo Rumblings
Let’s do a midseason check-in on my preseason prediction model.

How Josh Allen uses handshakes to build rapport with teammates - Buffalo Rumblings
It’s yielding results on the field, too.

Steve Tasker, newcomer Cornelius Bennett among 2021 Pro Football Hall of Fame semifinalists - Buffalo Rumblings
TWO ON THE LIST!

Bills vs Broncos game flexed to Saturday, December 19th - Buffalo Rumblings
The Bills are in the spotlight all month.

Buffalo Bills CB Josh Norman is back from the Reserve/COVID-19 list - Buffalo Rumblings
A welcome sight.

Q&A: Tommy Sweeney’s COVID-19 heart problems, playoff scenarios - Buffalo Rumblings
Some big topics in this week’s podcast.

Scouting the Scouts 2020: Where have Bills scouts been spotted? - Buffalo Rumblings
With most of the conferences finally beginning their seasons, which games have the team’s scouts attended?