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BILLS-BRONCOS MATCHUP WINNERS Bills O-line vs. Von Miller The premier pass-rusher in the NFL had a huge impact on the game. But he did not ruin the Bills' offense. Miller beat rookie left tackle Dion Dawkins for a sack on the first drive of the game. He beat right tackle Jordan Mills with a spin move and drew a holding penalty in the third quarter. He drew a chintzy …

BUFFALO BILLS HEAD COACH SEAN MCDERMOTT Q: Your defense, three weeks in a row now, has allowed you to do what you’ve done, [with only] two touchdowns [allowed] in three games. Just talk a little bit about how well that group is playing. A: You know, they’ve done a great job. I mean, they’re playing well. We had a couple plays today that got away from us but the…

News Football Polls Brackets indicate first-place votes; *– Indicates tie in voting Large Schools Rk. School (Cl.) Record Pts LW 1. Lancaster [5] (AA) 4-0 95 1 2. Canisius [5] 3-1 94 2 3. West Seneca West (A) 4-0 75 3 4. South Park (A) 4-0 65 5 5. Starpoint (A) 4-0 60 4 6. Williamsville North (AA) 4-0 54 6 7. Jamestown (AA) 4-0 36 9 8. St. Joe’s 2-2 11 8 …

The Prep Talk Football Player of the Week is Joe Jamison of Canisius. The junior running back/linebacker played a key role in the Crusaders beating their archrival, St. Joe's, 55-16 in a prime-time televised game from New Era Field on Friday. Filling in for injured starting running back Kenyatta Huston, Jamison rushed nine times for 83 yards and three touchdowns. He als…

The Buffalo Bills used play-action passes effectively on first down to keep Denver's great pass rush from dominating the game. Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor was 10 of 10 on first-down passes for 92 yards and a touchdown. Overall, the Bills called 13 passes and 12 runs on first down (not counting an end-of-game kneel-down). Eight of those passes were play-action run …

TORONTO -- There was one out in the top of the ninth inning Sunday and Blue Jays manager John Gibbons showed he understood how to make great theater. With two outs left in the home finale of a disappointing Blue Jays season, Gibbons had Ezequiel Carerra trot out of the third-base dugout toward right field. It was time for Jose Bautista to head off the Rogers Centre turf…

Here are how my five takes before the Buffalo Bills' 26-16 victory against Denver Broncos worked out: 1. The Bills need to stick with their run-first offensive personality, because it's nearly impossible to successfully reinvent yourself in the NFL once the season starts. However, offensive coordinator Rick Dennison had better be ready to make some tweaks. Check. Onc…

Jay Skurski, Vic Carucci and Jerry Sullivan discuss the 2-1 Buffalo Bills, and how they got there with an impressive victory over the Denver Broncos. https://youtu.be/CeVZeb-h2BI For more on the Bills, stay with [BN] Blitz: Exclusive Buffalo Bills coverage for the obsessive fan. http://buffalonews.com/2017/09/24/vic-caruccis-take-five-necessary-offensive-tweaks-go…

A woman was charged Saturday morning with harassing a neighbor, something the victim said has been going on almost daily for two years. The complainant told police that Anita White, 58, of 274 Delaware Ave., regularly trespasses on her property at 247 Georgia St. and threatens to harm her with profanity-laced rants. White was arrested after accosting the victim at 11…

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Two people were injured shortly before 2 p.m. Sunday when their westbound motorcycle struck a minivan that made a left turn in front of them on West Lake Road (Route 18), just west of Olcott, the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office reported. The two riders were thrown from the motorcycle, deputies said, and were taken by Mercy Flight to Erie County Medical Center. Their n…

Bills coach Sean McDermott met the media following Buffalo's 26-16 win over the previously undefeated Denver Broncos. https://youtu.be/4y86AAtb590 For more on the Bills, stay with [BN] Blitz: Exclusive Buffalo Bills coverage for the obsessive fan.

A Buffalo man was arrested Sunday on several charges after allegedly beating a woman in front of two children, ages 9 and 3. Jonathan Rivera, 21, of 80 Edson St., was accused of striking the victim repeatedly, bruising her face, neck and body, and also shoving, choking and dragging her into their home. Police responded to the domestic abuse at 9:30 p.m.

Lorenzo Alexander, the oldest player on the Buffalo Bills and one of the vocal leaders, had a big part in the team's meeting on Saturday night to discuss a protest before Sunday's game. Alexander was one of at least a dozen Bills who took a knee during the national anthem to protest President Trump's comment that NFL owners should fire players who kneel during the anthem. …