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The Bills defense has adjusted well to Rex Ryan's scheme, making Tyrod Taylor the wildcard as this team seeks a playoff berth. 

October 31, 2016

The Bills are 4–4 at the halfway point, which is to be expected considering some of the injury issues, especially at the skill positions. Buffalo has seen RB LeSean McCoy and its top four receivers miss time at some point. But if the Bills get healthy, they have enough talent. Moreover, offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn has done well enough that the Bills can move the ball in various ways. And, largely, the Bills have done a much better job at understanding and executing Rex Ryan’s defensive scheme this year. So they’ll make plays defensively and get off the field.

In the end, it comes down to QB Tyrod Taylor. At times he’s played like an MVP with some of the injuries around him. At other times he struggles to execute the offense. And Taylor has never been in a position where every game looms large and the playoffs are in the balance. Will he rise to the occasion?

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