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Audio: Evaluating the 2-2 Bills a quarter into their season

By Tim Graham

With a couple more plays or a bounce here and there, the Buffalo Bills could be 4-0.

They also could be 0-4.

As it stands, they're 2-2 one quarter into the season but showing that -- finally -- they might've caught up with the rest of the NFL as a team that can beat any opponent any week.

The Bills defeated the Baltimore Ravens, 23-20, on Sunday and look refreshingly like a contemporary football team. New coach Doug Marrone and an infusion of encouraging, young talent have made an impression.

On this morning's segment with Shredd and Ragan on 103.3 The Edge, we talked about the Bills -- for better or worse -- keeping every game close so far. Click on the file below for 19 minutes of audio delight that will alter the course of your life.

The Bills seem to have an honest shot to win each week. They led the New England Patriots with nine seconds to play on opening day and had a chance to beat the New York Jets late. Then again, the Carolina Panthers and Ravens had opportunities to win on their final drives, too.

I'm not yet convinced the Bills will be playoff contenders come December. But in a parity-driven league in which it's statistically absurd that an organization can go 13 years without reaching the postseason, Bills fans should be glad to see their team catching up to the competition.


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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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