Bills rule out Von Miller for Thursday

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Bills coach Sean McDermott would not confirm that Von Miller‘s anterior cruciate ligament is intact. In fact, McDermott provided little information Friday when asked for an update on the edge rusher’s knee injury.

“Yeah, Von will not play this week, and we’ll just see where it goes from there,” McDermott said in video from the team.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that an MRI revealed Miller has a lateral meniscus tear, which will require surgery at some point. The team will reevaluate the injury in 7-10 days.

McDermott said “unfortunately injuries are part of the game” but allowed that the Bills don’t have another Von Miller on the team. Coaches and teams, however, always leave the injured behind, regardless of how good the player is, and take on a “next-man-up” mentality.

“He’s a future Hall of Famer for a reason,” McDermott said. “That said, we’ve got to move forward this week. The person or the people responsible to step in and step up have got to do the job, and that’s the way it goes.”

In addition, left tackle Dion Dawkins has an ankle injury that is a concern.

“We’ll see how he does this week as we move forward one day at a time,” McDermott said.

22 responses to “Bills rule out Von Miller for Thursday

  1. Pats fan here warning other Pats fans DO NOT get excited thinking they will beat the Bills. Secondary exposed against the Vikings, season is done!

  2. Michael Miceli says:
    November 25, 2022 at 5:06 pm
    Pats fan here warning other Pats fans DO NOT get excited thinking they will beat the Bills. Secondary exposed against the Vikings, season is done!

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    When did beating the Bills come into it?

  3. The Bills schedule is the most “irregular” they’ve had in a long time,
    An unusual (for Buffalo) number of games on Monday, Thursday, and Saturday.
    It can’t be easy to find a weekly rhythm to settle into.

  4. Mercenary players that switch from team to team only looking for a winner deserve this.
    I have zero respect for this type.
    It’s a good laugh when they pick the wrong team.

  5. nhpats2011 says:
    November 25, 2022 at 5:58 pm
    Mac Jones’ sphincter just loosened a little bit

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    Yeah, I don’t see this giving him any wins, but losing might be a little less painful now. Miller has quite a history of body slamming Patriot QBs.

  6. Why do fans post inane, snarky and nasty comments? NFL players are a true meritocracy. Coaching and playing is so challenging that many fail. When it goes well it’s well worth watching.

    Mac Jones lost last night but he threw for close to 400 yards, two touchdowns (another that was overturned by a questionable call), and no interceptions. He had a rough start to the year after excelling in 2021 but has turned it around.

    I watched Kirk Cousins, who is often the target of fan ridicule, play a great game while leading his team to a 9-2 record. He threw one bad pick but was clutch for most of the game.

    Both QBs can be proud of their effort and performance. True fans of the game appreciate that performance. Anyone who doesn’t look forward to next Thursday’s game doesn’t love the game.

  7. iloveyouneighbor says:
    November 25, 2022 at 5:23 pm
    Mercenary players that switch from team to team only looking for a winner deserve this.
    I have zero respect for this type.
    It’s a good laugh when they pick the wrong team.
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    Miller was traded to the Rams and was in the final year of his contract. He then became a free agent after the season ended and signed with the Bills. How again is he going from team to team looking for a winner? Watch much football?

  8. tigerlilac says:
    November 25, 2022 at 8:03 pm
    Why do fans post inane, snarky and nasty comments? NFL players are a true meritocracy. Coaching and playing is so challenging that many fail. When it goes well it’s well worth watching.

    Mac Jones lost last night but he threw for close to 400 yards, two touchdowns (another that was overturned by a questionable call), and no interceptions. He had a rough start to the year after excelling in 2021 but has turned it around.

    I watched Kirk Cousins, who is often the target of fan ridicule, play a great game while leading his team to a 9-2 record. He threw one bad pick but was clutch for most of the game.

    Both QBs can be proud of their effort and performance. True fans of the game appreciate that performance. Anyone who doesn’t look forward to next Thursday’s game doesn’t love the game.

    10Rate This

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    It’s called an obsession with the Pats and a raging jealousy of franchise’s success that hasn’t been seen before or since, that it carries into the future or present as we see now.

    Just last week people were claiming they’d take Zach Wilson over Mac Jones. We live in a very sick society right now.

    The Vikings needed a 14 point swing from the refs to win and some can’t even admit it.

  9. touchback6 says:
    November 25, 2022 at 8:26 pm
    tigerlilac says:
    November 25, 2022 at 8:03 pm
    Why do fans post inane, snarky and nasty comments? NFL players are a true meritocracy. Coaching and playing is so challenging that many fail. When it goes well it’s well worth watching.

    Mac Jones lost last night but he threw for close to 400 yards, two touchdowns (another that was overturned by a questionable call), and no interceptions. He had a rough start to the year after excelling in 2021 but has turned it around.

    I watched Kirk Cousins, who is often the target of fan ridicule, play a great game while leading his team to a 9-2 record. He threw one bad pick but was clutch for most of the game.

    Both QBs can be proud of their effort and performance. True fans of the game appreciate that performance. Anyone who doesn’t look forward to next Thursday’s game doesn’t love the game.

    10Rate This

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    It’s called an obsession with the Pats and a raging jealousy of franchise’s success that hasn’t been seen before or since, that it carries into the future or present as we see now.

    Just last week people were claiming they’d take Zach Wilson over Mac Jones. We live in a very sick society right now.

    The Vikings needed a 14 point swing from the refs to win and some can’t even admit it.
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    Are you sure?

    I think he was also referring to posts like yours, which appear obsessively on the Bills articles. Also snarky, consistently nasty. Gloating about injuries. Calling great & good players “busts” and “overrated.”

    You would never give Cousins credit for a good game. Certainly not Allen, who is one of the best in the league.

  10. Just keep grinding. Overall, I was impressed by the last two gutty wins. The elbow injury doesn’t matter, Allen is still the best football player right now.

  11. touchback6 says:
    November 25, 2022 at 8:26 pm
    tigerlilac says:
    November 25, 2022 at 8:03 pm
    Why do fans post inane, snarky and nasty comments? NFL players are a true meritocracy. Coaching and playing is so challenging that many fail. When it goes well it’s well worth watching.

    Mac Jones lost last night but he threw for close to 400 yards, two touchdowns (another that was overturned by a questionable call), and no interceptions. He had a rough start to the year after excelling in 2021 but has turned it around.

    I watched Kirk Cousins, who is often the target of fan ridicule, play a great game while leading his team to a 9-2 record. He threw one bad pick but was clutch for most of the game.

    Both QBs can be proud of their effort and performance. True fans of the game appreciate that performance. Anyone who doesn’t look forward to next Thursday’s game doesn’t love the game.

    10Rate This

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    It’s called an obsession with the Pats and a raging jealousy of franchise’s success that hasn’t been seen before or since, that it carries into the future or present as we see now.

    Just last week people were claiming they’d take Zach Wilson over Mac Jones. We live in a very sick society right now.

    The Vikings needed a 14 point swing from the refs to win and some can’t even admit it.

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    Some do get jealous sure, but a lot of them are just responding to snarky troll comments on other team’s ariclrs. Sure they come here and do that, but were you aware that there are Pats fans, at least one, that does it relentlessly to their articles? That the Pats have our own guy that does worse than any of these other clowns, who are simply reacting after beimg poked?

  12. touchback6 says:
    November 25, 2022 at 8:26 pm

    It’s called an obsession with the Pats and a raging jealousy of franchise’s success that hasn’t been seen before or since, that it carries into the future or present as we see now.

    Just last week people were claiming they’d take Zach Wilson over Mac Jones. We live in a very sick society right now.

    The Vikings needed a 14 point swing from the refs to win and some can’t even admit it.
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    Humorous that a Patriots* fan would site the Refs as a reason for a win.

    When Tom Brady was with the Patriots* he got a DPI once every 10 times he dropped back to pass. Josh Allen gets 1 every 85 times he drops back to pass….Just a Coincidence ? Next Gen stats can be very eye opening.

  13. As long as we play noodle arm we will have no problem beating the Patsys. Him at QB is like having a 12th man on D.

  14. Macaroni won’t be a factor. Their run game is gonna be featured big time in this one. Judon against a Bills O line missing starting LT Dawkins, Center Morse and a mediocre RT in Brown should have Judon salivating. Hopefully Josh puts it away early and makes them throw it.

  15. Mac finally had a good game on Thanksgiving. But no Pats fan should be getting their hopes up until he strings a few together.

    Not enough playmakers on D to stop the good teams.

  16. Any Patriot fan complaining about the refs is absolutely insane.
    Patriot offensive line holds on just about every snap. Their WR screens, the blockers block before the pass is caught every time, OPI. Their LT gets away with at least one false start a game.
    If anyone thought Hunter Henry completed that “catch” it’s because they’re homers watching with Patriot goggles on.
    Patriots had an all time run…..but it’s over.

  17. 1footinthegraveandtheotheronabananapeel says:
    November 26, 2022 at 8:19 am
    As long as we play noodle arm we will have no problem beating the Patsys. Him at QB is like having a 12th man on D.

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    If he were to throw for lets say 382 yards with a 70% completion rate and 9.8 yards per throw average with a long of 40 yards and two TDs and zero int, would you call that a noodle arm performance? Wouldn’t that be maybe a little bit of a problem?

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