Safety Jordan Poyer agrees to 2-year deal to stay with Bills
Safety Jordan Poyer has elected to stay put by reaching a two-year agreement to re-sign with the Buffalo Bills on Wednesday after briefly testing free agency. Poyer’s return immediately solidifies Buffalo’s secondary, which stood to lose a key leader and contributor who spent much of the previous six seasons forming one of the NFL’s top safety tandems in playing alongside Micah Hyde. The agreement represents a key free agency victory for the three-time defending AFC East champion Bills, who entered the signing period with a limited amount of salary cap space.news.yahoo.com
Poyer's trip to next Bills game shorter after drive to KC
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — (AP) — Even though he’s cleared for air travel, safety Jordan Poyer’s commute to the Buffalo Bills’ next game will thankfully be much shorter. “Yes, ready to play a home game,” Poyer said Wednesday, when asked if he was done with driving. The Bills medical staff feared the air pressure changes that come with air travel could complicate Poyer’s breathing. “Initially, I was a little frustrated at the situation,” Poyer said, noting he had difficulty comprehending how he could play but not fly. The injury forced him to miss the following week’s game against Pittsburgh.wftv.com
Lung issues force Bills' Poyer to take long road to KC
And Poyer was still on the road Monday in making the return trip long after the rest of the team arrived in Buffalo to kick off its bye week. Poyer, however, was cleared to play after the injury forced him to miss a 38-3 win over Pittsburgh last week. I’ll just leave it at that,” McDermott said, noting Poyer left for Kansas City after practice on Friday. Poyer isn't the first NFL player to have to rely on ground travel to make it to a game. “Obviously, when you play an opponent like this, you want to come out with a victory,” Poyer said of the win.wftv.com
Bills S Jordan Poyer isn't cleared to fly. He took a car service 15 hours to play in Kansas city
Jordan Poyer was getting to Kansas City one way or another. Buffalo Bills safety Jordan Poyer wasn’t cleared to fly with the team this week for their game against the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium due to a lingering rib injury. So, he hired a car service to drive him the nearly 1,000-mile journey — about 15 hours — from Buffalo to Kansas City. I'm told #bills safety Jordan Poyer used a car service that drove him from Buffalo to Kansas City. He's also still not cleared even though he played in the game, so he's using the car service to get back to Buffalo as well.wftv.com
Even winning coach Andy Reid questions NFL's overtime setup
Bills Chiefs Football Buffalo Bills free safety Jordan Poyer (21) kneels on the field after an NFL divisional round playoff football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga) (Ed Zurga)Even the winning coach, in this case Andy Reid, is questioning the NFL's overtime setup. In the AFC title game for the 2018 season, Kansas City rallied to force the extra period. “... we should never let a football game be determined from a coin,” Bills left tackle Dion Dawkins said. The NFL's powerful competition committee, which makes proposals for rules changes, has gone into, well, overtime on the topic through the years.wftv.com
Bills appear in denial as playoff hopes begin to sink
The Buffalo Bills appear to be in denial identifying their shortcomings and the challenges ahead in staying afloat in the AFC playoff picture. There was coach Sean McDermott suggesting not to give Patriots coach Bill Belichick too much credit in dismissing a question over New England’s run-heavy plan.news.yahoo.com
The Latest: Bills cash in on early Washington turnovers
The Buffalo Bills have capitalized on a pair of Washington Football Team turnovers -- a Logan Thomas fumble and Taylor Heinicke interception -- to build a 21-7 lead just over 5 minutes into the second quarter. The Patriots lost a key cog of their offense after running back James White was carted off the field early in the second quarter with a hip injury. Nelson had someone roll up on his right ankle on a third-and-1 run by Jonathan Taylor early in the second quarter. And Wentz will be without right tackle Braden Smith missing a second straight game with an injured foot and thumb. Arizona is the lone unbeaten playing in one of Sunday's early games as they visit the winless Jacksonville Jaguars.wftv.com
Big offenses, overlooked defenses in AFC title game
The Kansas City Chiefs won their first NFL title since 1970 when they beat San Francisco in last year's Super Bowl. What we get Sunday is a matchup of dynamic offenses and overlooked defenses, the top two teams in the conference. Kansas City (15-2) has the confidence of a reigning champion and a charisma few NFL teams can match. That could provide an edge over Bills rookie Tyler Bass — except that Bass has been very reliable all season. Buffalo punter Corey Bojorquez and Kansas City rookie Johnny Townsend were two of the most dependable in the AFC.
Bills among the NFL's 4 defenses peaking in the postseason
Buffalo Bills' Micah Hyde (23) celebrates with teammates after an NFL divisional round football game against the Baltimore Ravens Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. – Leslie Frazier’s faith in his Bills defense never wavered even at the lowest point of Buffalo’s season. It was mid-November and the Bills were entering their bye week on the heels of a 32-30 defeat at Arizona. In the NFC, the Packers are allowing an average 306 yards offense over their past seven outings. Here comes Patrick Mahomes, should he clear the NFL’s concussion protocol, and the league’s top-ranked offense.
Bills earn 1st sweep of Patriots since '99 with 38-9 win
The last division opponents to sweep the Patriots were the Jets and Dolphins in 2000. The Patriots’ 19 straight seasons without losing both games to a divisional opponent was an NFL record. The Patriots closed to 10-9 on Newton's 9-yard TD run in the second quarter, but Nick Folk missed the extra point and the Bills pulled away from there. INJURIESBills: S Jordan Poyer was helped off field late in second quarter to be evaluated for a head injury. … LB Josh Uche exited in second quarter with a foot injury.
Bills improve to 10-3 with 26-15 win over sloppy Steelers
His 28 TDs passing rank second most on the team list, and five behind the single-season record set by Kelly in ’91. Acquired in a trade with Minnesota in March, Diggs now has 100 catches to match the Bills’ single-season record set by Eric Moulds in 2002. The Steelers continue to resemble nothing of the team that set a franchise record by winning its first 11 games. The game was decided midway through the fourth quarter after Buffalo’s Tyler Bass hit a 23-yard field goal to put the Bills up 26-15. SACK STREAKThe Steelers extended their sack streak to a 70th consecutive game to break the NFL record set by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 1999 to 2003.
Bills remain undefeated, top Raiders in Las Vegas, 30-23
Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Quinton Jefferson (90) celebrates after recovering a fumble by the Las Vegas Raiders during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020, in Las Vegas. Shaking off a second-quarter stinger, Allen threw two touchdowns and rushed for another to lead the Buffalo Bills to a 30-23 victory over the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday. Las Vegas (2-2) lost its second straight game and first inside the shiny new $2 billion Allegiant Stadium. Las Vegas gave the ball back to the Bills by way of punt, fumble, downs and another fumble before scoring on its final possession. Las Vegas had allowed scores on nine straight non-kneeldown drives.
Allen tops 300 yards passing in Bills' 27-17 win over Jets
(AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. – Josh Allen led three consecutive first-half touchdown drives, and the Buffalo Bills overcame their own sloppiness and injuries to two starting linebackers in a 27-17 season-opening win over the New York Jets on Sunday. Allen finished 33 of 46 for 312 yards in becoming Buffalo's first player to top 300 yards since Tyrod Taylor had 329 in a 34-31 overtime loss to Miami on Dec. 24, 2016. Allen also scored on a 2-yard run, though his fumbles proved costly with both coming inside Jets territory. After driving the Bills on three consecutive scoring drives, Allen closed the first half by fumbling at the Jets 12. The Jets finished the game without starting running back Le’Veon Bell, who was ruled out in the second half due to a hamstring injury.