Buffalo Bills

2nd AFC East (9-7-0)

Founded: 1960

Stadium: New Era Field

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  • Bills part ways with OC Dennison after one season

    Less than one week after their first playoff appearance in 17 years, the Bills are shaking up their coaching staff. Buffalo announced Friday that it has fired offensive coordinator Rick Dennison.
  • Bills GM Beane: We're trying to find a franchise QB

    The Bills ended their 17-year playoff drought this season but bowed out in the wild-card round. Now GM Brandon Beane's offseason focus is centered on improving Buffalo's quarterback situation.
  • Taylor suffers concussion in Bills' loss to Jaguars

    Tyrod Taylor left Buffalo's 10-3 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars after he suffered a concussion late in the fourth quarter of Sunday's wild card game. Nathan Peterman replaced Taylor.
  • Jaguars defeat Bills, advance to play Steelers next

    Jacksonville's dream season continues. The Jaguars are moving on to the Divisional Round after a 10-3 win over the Buffalo Bills in Sunday's wild-card game at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Florida.
  • Dareus holding grudge vs. Bills GM, coach for trade

    Marcell Dareus has a message for Buffalo Bills GM Brandon Beane and coach Sean McDermott if they try to shake his hand before Sunday's game: "Don't try me. Don't do me like that."
  • McCoy (ankle) questionable for Bills' playoff game

    The Buffalo Bills listed LeSean McCoy (ankle) as questionable for their playoff game with the Jacksonville Jaguars, though Ian Rapoport reports the belief is the running back will play Sunday.
  • Andy Dalton finds Bills fans' donations 'amazing'

    Video of Andy Dalton's touchdown pass to clinch a playoff berth for the Bills, and the Bills' ensuing reaction, has gone viral. But so has Dalton's charity, thanks to Bills fans. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport has the story.
  • McCoy: My ankle injury 'wasn't as bad as I thought'

    LeSean McCoy said his injured ankle is progressing well since he hurt it, though he admitted he still has "a lot more room for improvement" before he plays in the Bills' playoff game Sunday.
  • Injuries: Bills RB LeSean McCoy (ankle) day-to-day

    Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott said Wednesday that the running back is "day-to-day" with a sprained ankle suffered in Sunday's victory. McCoy will not practice today.
  • Injuries: Bills RB McCoy (ankle) could play vs. Jags

    LeSean McCoy exited the Buffalo Bills' win over the Dolphins with a sprained ankle. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports McCoy has a chance to play in Sunday's playoff game.
  • Pegula baffled by Kelvin Benjamin non-TD decision

    Add Buffalo Bills owner Terry Pegula to the long list of people perplexed by the NFL's catch rule. Pegula expressed his frustration with the rule on Tuesday following the team's Week 16 loss to New England.
  • Ref: Benjamin overturned TD 'clear and obvious'

    For the second straight week in a row, a controversial ruling in a New England Patriots win changed the trajectory of the game. This time, the victims were Kelvin Benjamin and the Buffalo Bills.
Draft 2017 more
Pick Player
Rd 1, Pick 27 (27) White, Tre'Davious CB 
Rd 2, Pick 5 (37) Jones, Zay WR 
Rd 2, Pick 31 (63) Dawkins, Dion OG 
Rd 5, Pick 19 (163) Milano, Matt LB 
Rd 5, Pick 28 (171) Peterman, Nathan QB 
Rd 6, Pick 11 (195) Vallejo, Tanner LB 
Scoreboard more
EverBank Field - Wk 18 1 2 3 4 T
Buffalo Bills 0 3 0 0 3
Jacksonville Jaguars 0 3 7 0 10
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
13 Sun, Dec 03 New England 3-23   L
14 Sun, Dec 10 Indianapolis 13-7   W
15 Sun, Dec 17 Miami 24-16   W
16 Sun, Dec 24 @ New England 16-37   L
17 Sun, Dec 31 @ Miami 22-16   W
WC Sun, Jan 07 @ Jacksonville 3-10   L
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No Injuries Reported
Postseason Leaders more
Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
Tyrod Taylor 37 17 134 0
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
LeSean McCoy 19 75 3.9 0
Tyrod Taylor 7 27 3.9 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
LeSean McCoy 6 44 7.3 0
Deonte Thompson 2 23 11.5 0
Nick O'Leary 2 22 11 0
Zay Jones 2 20 10 0
Transactions more
Date Transaction
1/10 L.J. McCray (DB) Reserve/Future (reserve/future).
1/10 Xavier Woodson-Luster (LB) Reserve/Future (reserve/future).
1/8 Cory Carter (P) Reserve/Future (reserve/future).
1/8 Jason Croom (TE) Reserve/Future (reserve/future).
AFC East more
Team W L T Win %
New England 13 3 0 .813
Buffalo 9 7 0 .563
Miami 6 10 0 .375
New York Jets 5 11 0 .313

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Sean McDermott

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On January 11, 2017, the Buffalo Bills named Sean McDermott the 20th head coach in franchise history. McDermott enters his first season as Buffalo's head coach and his 19th season in the NFL ranks.

McDermott joins the Bills after spending six seasons as the defensive coordinator of the Carolina Panthers where he developed a unit that is considered to be one of the best in the NFL. McDermott led the Carolina defense to a top-10 finish in four of his six seasons in charge.

Over the past six seasons, the Panthers defense ranked second in the NFL in sacks (261), third in turnovers forced (169), sixth in rushing yards allowed per game (103.3), ninth in yards per game (339.1) and 12th in points allowed per game (22.1). In his time in Carolina, McDermott helped the Panthers to three division titles and a trip to Super Bowl 50.

In 2016, McDermott's defense put up impressive numbers in multiple categories. Despite not having any player with over 10.0 sacks, the Panthers finished second in the NFL in sacks (47). Carolina also finished second in red zone defense (43.64%) and sixth in run defense (91.6).

In 2015, McDermott's defense helped lead the way for the Panthers' 15-1 regular season and run to Super Bowl 50. The Panthers ranked second in the NFL in yards allowed per play (4.9), sixth in scoring defense (19.3) and total defense (322.9). The defense led the league in interceptions (24), takeaways (39), points off turnovers (148) and turnover differential (+20) and tied a franchise record with four interception return touchdowns. Four of McDermott's defenders -- linebackers Thomas Davis and Luke Kuechly, cornerback Josh Norman and defensive tackle Kawann Short -- were named to the Pro Bowl and earned All-Pro honors.

In 2014, McDermott guided the defense to another top-10 finish. Carolina forced 20 fumbles, second in the league, and tied for 10th in takeaways with 26.

In 2013, McDermott was named The Sporting News Coordinator of the Year when his unit ranked second in total defense (301.3). The Panthers also led the league in sacks (60) while finishing second in scoring defense (15.1). The defense helped propel Carolina to a 12-4 record, an NFC South title and the team's first playoff appearance since 2008. In allowing the franchise's fewest points since 1996, the defense set a team record with an NFL-low 21 touchdowns allowed.

In 2012, McDermott led Carolina to rank 10th in total defense – an 18-spot improvement from 2011 - as Carolina finished in the top 10 in sacks, third-down conversion percentage and negative plays created.

In McDermott's first year with the Panthers in 2011, his defense overcame youth and injuries to produce key stops and takeaways that contributed to wins in four of the final six games.

McDermott came to Carolina following 12 seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles. He spent his last two seasons in Philadelphia as defensive coordinator, helping the Eagles to the playoffs in each of those seasons. During his tenure with Philadelphia, McDermott contributed to six division titles, five NFC Championship appearances and a trip to Super Bowl XXXIX.

In 2010, McDermott led one of the league's youngest defenses to top 10 rankings in takeaways and sacks. In his first season overseeing the Eagles' defense in 2009, McDermott was named the NFL's top defensive coordinator by Pro Football Weekly after his unit ranked third in the NFL with 38 takeaways and 44 sacks. Philadelphia also finished second in third-down defense and fifth in yards per play allowed.

McDermott coached the secondary and linebackers before becoming defensive coordinator, learning under the late Jim Johnson, the Eagles' legendary defensive coordinator. Tutoring the defensive backs in 2008, McDermott helped the Eagles rank third in the NFL in pass defense and second in net yards per pass play. Free safety Brian Dawkins and cornerback Asante Samuel garnered Pro Bowl recognition, and strong safety Quintin Mikell captured second-team All-Pro accolades.

In 2007, McDermott took over the linebackers after serving as the secondary/safeties coach from 2004-06. Dawkins was a Pro Bowler all three seasons, and fellow safety Michael Lewis joined him in 2004.

McDermott worked as the team's assistant defensive backs coach in 2003 and as the defensive assistant/quality control coach from 2001-02, assisting with linebackers. He joined the organization in 1998 as a scouting administrative coordinator before being promoted to assistant to the head coach in 1999.

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