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Bills roundup: Pass rush makes Buffalo contender

By Tim Graham analyst Daniel Jeremiah wrote an interesting piece that explored the importance of sacks when it comes to playing championship football.

Jeremiah's premise: Teams that disrupt quarterbacks should have greater success than those geared to stop the run. He noted four of the past five Super Bowl winners finished among the top three in sacks and the past three finished in the bottom half of the NFL in run defense.

He listed the Buffalo Bills, Kansas City Chiefs, San Diego Chargers and Tennessee Titans as teams that best addressed this issue over the offseason and are now playoff contenders for 2012.

Let's take a look at some other Bills links:

* Chris Brown of blogs about the passing of cartoonist Kevin Weil, who drew Bills game-day program covers in the AFL days.

* Gregg Rosenthal of proposes defensive tackle Marcell Dareus will have the biggest breakout season for Buffalo this year.

*Third-year pro Arthur Moats wants to be known more for his versatility than his Brett Favre hit, writes writer Jared Kracker.

* Kalamazoo Gazette reporter David Drew writes about Western Michigan kicker John Potter. Bills special-teams coordinator Bruce DeHaven wants to "get 70 percent touchbacks out of him."

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Tim Graham

Tim Graham

Tim Graham returned to The Buffalo News in 2011 after covering the NFL for three years at ESPN and for one year at the Palm Beach Post. Before that, the Cleveland native spent seven seasons on the Buffalo Sabres beat for The News and was president of the Boxing Writers Association of America.

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Mark Gaughan

Mark Gaughan

Buffalo native Mark Gaughan started working at The News in 1980 and has been covering the Bills exclusively since 1992. He is a former president of the Pro Football Writers of America, and he is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee.

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Jay Skurski

Jay Skurski

Jay Skurski joined The News in January 2009. The Lewiston native attended St. Francis High School before graduating from the University of South Florida. He writes a weekly Fantasy column in addition to his beat writing duties.

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