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Buffalo Rumblinks, 12/12: Let James Cook and other thoughts from Bills’ win vs. Chiefs

Plus. S Micah Hyde and DE A.J. Epenesa are “week-to-week” with their injuries.

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As the Buffalo Bills earned a much-needed win over the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday evening, it was apparent that second-year running back James Cook was one of Buffalo’s best, most dangerous offensive threats.

Today’s edition of Buffalo Rumblinks discusses why offensive coordinator Joe Brady needs to let James “Cook” more often and offers up other thoughts from Buffalo’s 20-17 win.

Let James Cook and other thoughts from Chiefs win

James Cook is making it clear: he’s emerging as the coveted receiving threat out of the backfield that the Bills have sought out for some time. Read why Cook’s productivity as both a runner and a pass catcher should earn him more trust from Brady and more playing time, how Buffalo’s defensive line dialed up the pressure on Patrick Mahomes when it mattered most, how the Bills defense is continuing to make strides leading up to this playoff run, positional grades from Buffalo’s win, and more!

S Micah Hyde, DE A.J. Epenesa ‘Week-to-week’ with injuries

Head coach Sean McDermott said safety Micah Hyde (stinger) and defensive end A.J. Epenesa (rib) are considered “week-to-week” after suffering injuries in the team’s win in Kansas City. McDermott has ruled both of them out for Sunday’s showdown with the Dallas Cowboys.

Patrick Mahomes regrets postgame tirade

After being demonstrably upset over the offside call against wide receiver Kadarius Toney, Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes’ outrage carried over into his postgame exchange with Josh Allen, with Mahomes firing off a few expletives. On Monday, Mahomes expressed regret for his outburst on the sidelines and with his interaction with Allen, while Chiefs’ head coach Any Reid was still upset that a flag was thrown with no warning.

Where Bills stand in AFC playoff race

The Bills got a ton of help in Week 14, beginning with their win over the Chiefs and ending with an improbable comeback victory by the Tennessee Titans over the Miami Dolphins.

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Get to know new Bills offensive aide DJ Mangas, a close friend of offensive coordinator Joe Brady, and find out which announcers will broadcast Sunday’s home game between the Bills and the Dallas Cowboys.

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