Remember opening night of the NFL season, when Al Michaels teased Bills fans by saying, "Sometimes I think the Patriots have better Buffalo players than Buffalo has"?
This year's Super Bowl will feature more than a dozen Buffalo players, including six members of the Patriots. Counting coaches and injured players, the Eagles have another six ex-Bills on the roster. And two more #PrepTalkAlumni, Steven Means and Rob Gronkowski, will also represent Western New York in the big game.
Coaching connection: The Patriots have won five Super Bowls with Western New Yorker Brian Daboll on staff. As the Bills' new offensive coordinator, Daboll won't be part of the quest for a sixth ring. But he already won a championship this season working for Nick Saban at Alabama. Read how Saban helped Daboll break into the NFL back in 2000.
Sully's mailbag: Daboll will be as good as his QB.
Inside the Bills: Jay Skurski prioritizes the 18 Buffalo players entering free agency.
Slideshow: Mark Gaughan lists the Bills' 10 best all-time draft choices.
Funny pages: Adam Zyglis shares his favorite Bills cartoons from over the years.
Watch: Gronkowski's jersey, friendship inspired a young fan's recovery.
Wrong call: Rex Ryan picked the Jaguars to beat the Patriots on ESPN Sunday NFL Countdown.
East-West Shrine Game: Texas Tech quarterback Nick Shimonek completed 12 of 18 passes for 108 yards to lead the West past the East on Saturday night.