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4-2, 2nd in AFC East

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bills have claimed CB Tony McRae off waivers from the Ravens. He adds much-needed depth at cornerback after started E.J. Gaines left Sunday's game with a hamstring injury and did not return.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bills have waived WR Kaelin Clay, a source said. Clay was acquired in a trade with the Panthers during final cuts and likely was pushed off the roster by Deonte Thompson, a veteran receiver signed last week.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier said Monday he was "really impressed" by Marcell Dareus' play in Sunday's win over Tampa. Dareus played the most snaps (57%) since Week 1. Frazier said Dareus played with "great effort" and had a "really good week of practice ... we all could see he was headed in the right direction."

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills offensive coordinator Rick Dennison continued to stand behind rookie WR Zay Jones on Monday, saying "timing" continues to be the issue but that his effort is there each play and he expects things to come together eventually. Jones, a second-round rookie, has been held to seven catches for 83 yards this season despite extensive playing time and targets from Tyrod Taylor.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills offensive coordinator Rick Dennison confirmed Monday that he and offensive line coach Juan Castillo made adjustments to blocking scheme during their Week 6 bye, focusing on what their offensive linemen do best.

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McDermott: Bills embracing underdog mentality (0:54)
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Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills coach Sean McDermott said Monday that preseason discussion of "tanking" has been a motivating factor for his players.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Coach Sean McDermott references August discussion about whether Bills were "tanking" as motivating factor for Buffalo's performance (4-2) so far this season. He also repeated what he said to players in the locker room after Sunday's win over Tampa: that several players were not wanted by other teams and have a chip on their shoulder because of it.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills safety Jordan Poyer (knee) and cornerback E.J. Gaines (hamstring) are both listed as day-to-day. Coach Sean McDermott said Monday that "early signs are positive" on Poyer.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Who thought the Bills -- or the Dolphins -- would be 4-2 and tied for the AFC East lead with the Patriots heading into New England's Sunday night matchup? The Patriots were expected to runaway with the division this season, but some of their stumbles combined with a stronger-than-expected start for the Bills should give Buffalo's fans some hope that their 17-year playoff drought could end. Even if the Bills can't emerge with their first division title since 1995, they have a growing shot at a wild-card berth as the season approaches the halfway point.

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McDermott says Bills have a lot of heart (0:22)
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McCoy: 'The quarterback is always right' (0:30)
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Bills inch by Bucs despite shaky pass defense (0:46)
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Taylor finally cashes in deep

Normally known for his precise deep ball, Tyrod Taylor entered Sunday just 9-of-21 with one INT and no TDs on throws of 15-plus yards this season. He completed five such passes against the Bucs for 142 yards and a TD to Logan Thomas.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills safety Jordan Poyer suffered what's believed to be a sprained MCL, a source said, in Sunday's game against the Buccaneers. Poyer was injured on the final play of the game and was seen with a wrap around his knee in the locker room.

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McCoy, Bills rally past Bucs (1:34)

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills coach Sean McDermott took blame for his team's end-of-half snafu Sunday, saying he thought his offense could get off three offensive plays before spiking the ball for a field goal. Tyrod Taylor completed a 2-yard pass in bounds and could not get the offense set in time for a spike, leading to the Bills being booed off the field.

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Bills seal win on Hauschka's clutch FG (0:22)

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

The Bills had a 34% chance to reach the playoffs before kickoff today, but that number is up to 43% now after beating the Bucs. Our live playoff probabilities include results and current win probabilities, but not changes to FPI ratings based on today's action.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Really impressed with Tyrod Taylor today. With limited weapons at WR, Taylor completed 20-of-33 passes for 268 yards and a score. Taylor also rushed for 53 yards on six carries.

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McCoy's TD ties game late (0:32)

Team Stats

Passing Yards181.029th
Rushing Yards117.714th
Points For19.819th
Points Against16.84th

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