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Tim Graham has covered the NFL since 2007 for The Buffalo News, ESPN and the Palm Beach Post. He was the Sabres beat reporter for seven years and served two terms as Boxing Writers Association of America president.


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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — For seventeen unremitting years, the New England Patriots have thumped the Buffalo Bills' skulls. Since 2001, no AFC East team has finished with a better record. Teams only occasionally have won the division on tiebreakers, but that's as good as life has been within the division since Tom Brady became Bill Belichick's starting quarterback. Here th…

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"The Tim Graham Show" ran into some technical difficulties Wednesday. Sports Radio 1270 The Fan lost its signal for a while. Buffalo Bills left guard Richie Incognito didn't call like he said he would. But you know what? We endured. When the show ended, we remained unbowed. Nay! We would not be denied! Whatever. Lyndsey D'Arcangelo, whose work you've read at Deadspin…

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Maybe Bills fans should be thankful Nathan Peterman wasn't available to be Sunday's quarterback. That's one more variable playoff-hopefuls could have done without. Bills coach Sean McDermott indicated his preference for Peterman a few weeks ago by benching a healthy Tyrod Taylor, but Peterman had been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Miami Dolphins because of …

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Who the hell is Kiko Alonso? That's what LeSean McCoy asked agent Drew Rosenhaus in March 2015. The Philadelphia Eagles had traded McCoy to the Buffalo Bills for Alonso, an injured linebacker. Nearly three seasons and many yards later, McCoy smirks at the mention of Alonso, the personification of a chip on the star running back's shoulder. Some team dared to belie…

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LeSean McCoy didn't tell his teammates beforehand. Even four days after the fact, his eyes darted around the Buffalo Bills' locker room. He whispered. "I didn't say anything to the guys," McCoy murmured Thursday as if revealing covert data, "but mentally I knew I was going to have a solid game." McCoy's secret wouldn't keep that Sunday afternoon: He obviously love…

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What are we to make of these Miami Dolphins, what with their five-game losing streak, including three straight on prime time, and then back-to-back victories over the Denver Broncos and New England Patriots? Dolphins great Sam Madison joined "The Tim Graham Show" on 1270 The Fan to give his insight on the Buffalo Bills' upcoming opponent. The two-time All-Pro cornerback …

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The Buffalo Bills tried their darnedest to reduce their playoff chances Sunday. Sean McDermott seemingly playing for a tie by punting on fourth-and-1 from the Indianapolis Colts' 41-yard line with 4:07 left in overtime. You don't count on emergency quarterback Joe Webb hitting Deonte Thompson for 34 yards and LeSean McCoy finishing off the game with a 21-yard touchdo…

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Still hanging on a wall in Stephen Hauschka's childhood bedroom in Needham, Mass., is a faded photo autographed by Adam Vinatieri. Hauschka was 16 years old when the moment was etched in New England sports history: Vinatieri's 23-yard field goal that beat the Oakland Raiders in sudden death, sent the Patriots to the next playoff round and propelled them to their first S…

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Daniel Briere can only shrug now about what might have been with the Buffalo Sabres.  With a little foresight, the Sabres, with their loaded roster, could have retained co-captains Chris Drury and Briere and landed four draft picks with two decisions. Briere joined the "Tim Graham Show" on Sports Radio 1270 The Fan and looked back on his heartbreaking departure a decade …

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While many of us focused on the final score, Tyrod Taylor's injury, the possibility Nathan Peterman will start again, Rick Dennison's play calls, the run defense's struggles and Tom Brady's historic dominance of the Buffalo Bills, the rest of the country was agog over Rob Gronkowski's filthy hit. The former Williamsville North star smoked a prone and helpless Tre'Daviou…

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Audie Murphy was as triggered in Ramatuelle as Buffalo sports fans are these days. Sorry if you need to research that reference. I've spent the past four weeks looking up when stats were this bad for the Buffalo Bills. You can take a few seconds out of your postgame hangover to humor me. What doesn't take a Google search to understand is that Buffalo's offense has be…

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Jonesing for yet another reason to hate the New England Patriots? The worst day of a Patriot's life probably ranks among the more rewarding experiences of his career. That's right. Even when a Patriot gets fired, there's a chance he'll look back upon the moment gratefully. For about as long as the Buffalo Bills have failed to reach the playoffs, we've been inundat…

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Scott Ferrall and I go back to our time in 1990s Las Vegas. I know him well enough to pull the string and get out of the way. The CBS Sports Radio overnight host, whom I once described in a Las Vegas Sun article as sounding like "an auctioneer on crack," dialed up "The Tim Graham Show" to talk about the Buffalo Bills (specifically the quarterback situation) and the Buffa…

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A few weeks ago on "The Tim Graham Show," I floated a claim The Beatles were overrated. Now hear me out. I love The Beatles and consider them among the greatest two or three bands of all time. But too many times people automatically declare John, Paul, George and Ringo the best simply because they think that's what you're supposed to say. It's become a rote exercise. …

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The starving Buffalo Bills finally scored a victory Sunday. They upset the Kansas City Chiefs, 16-10, in Arrowhead Stadium to end a messy three-game losing streak and avoid dropping farther out of the AFC playoff race. Rather than get blown out yet again, the Bills' defense manhandled an opponent like it did over the first month of the season. So the result was im…