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The drought is over. Drink it in. The Bills rang in a new year by celebrating their first playoff berth in 18 years after winning in Miami and getting a needed assist from the Bengals. "It's surreal but true," Jerry Sullivan writes. "After 17 excruciating years, the longest playoff drought in major professional sports is over. The Bills beat the odds, which said they ha…

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Here are some of the reactions from Bills players after they learned they were going to the playoffs: Tyrod Taylor (Can you describe the scene in here while you were waiting for what you needed to happen happen?) – “I don’t know the words to describe it to be honest. I was actually watching it in the back room with Shady and the TV was probably two seconds late so …

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The Bills are heading to the playoffs and get a meeting with former coach Doug Marrone and the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Bills are the No. 6 seed in the AFC and the Jaguars are the No. 3 seed. Game time is 1 p.m. on Sunday in Jacksonville. The game will air on CBS. Bookmaker.eu opened the Bills as a 7.5-point underdogs against the Jaguars Tennessee and Kansas C…

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The Buffalo Bills play their final game of 2017 with the hope that the new year will bring something different than the 17 before. Should they win in Miami, and another team or two drops the ball on New Year's Eve, the Bills will end their notorious absence from the NFL postseason. But does that mean the Bills will remain playoff contenders in 2018 and beyond? "They'…

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Exiled from the NFL before coming to Buffalo, Richie Incognito has emerged as a locker room leader during his three Pro Bowl years with the Bills. Playing in his 150th game (against his former team) on Sunday, Incognito is one win away from being on a winning team for the first time in his career. "It's been great for both sides,” Incognito tells News Bills beat reporte…

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Dolphins coach Adam Gase press conference  (It didn’t look like T Laremy Tunsil was doing much today. Do you not expect him to play?) – “We’ll just wait to see. Not practicing all week, that’s probably not a great sign.” (Would G/T Zach Sterup be the next guy up?) – “I think that’s the only guy we’ve got left.” (I know G/T Zach Sterup has gotten some time when you…

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Head Coach Sean McDermott Friday, December 29, 2017 Opening Statement: Alright, good morning. We’ll go ahead and get started and open it up to questions. Q: What is the status of Deonte Thompson? A: Yeah, he’s going to be a game-time decision. Q: So, will he be questionable? A: Right. He will be questionable. Q: Will he practice today? A: We’ll see.…

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Mike Mularkey, Doug Marrone and Anthony Lynn could do something this weekend that they never were able to while coaching in Buffalo — get the Bills into the playoffs. "Ironically, three who took turns contributing to 17 seasons of Bills futility are guiding teams that are in a position to significantly impact their former club's chances of finally reaching the postseason S…

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Bills coach Sean McDermott Opening Statement: Alright, we’ll go ahead and open it up to questions. Good morning. Q: Is anybody not practicing today with injuries? A: Standard operating procedure. I should’ve known. Those not practicing will be Kelvin [Benjamin], Kyle [Williams], Shareece [Wright], and then Ryan Groy has an illness that popped up this morning. Limite…

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It's amazing to think that Kyle Williams could end his 12-year career this weekend, and Sunday will be the first time he'll enter Week 17 still alive for the playoffs. The Bills need help to qualify, but it sure would be fitting for the player who has been the heart of the team for the last decade to go out by ending the drought, Jerry Sullivan wrote. Williams admitted …

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Miami Dolphins Head Coach Adam Gase What are the challenges facing a team just two weeks after you already did? – “Well, since it’s the second time we’ve done it, it really … I have no problem with it. For me, you’re able to take at least some things that you might have liked that you already repped and be able to bring that back to where your guys still kind of remembe…

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Bills coach Sean McDermott has said he was at a loss to describe why Kelvin Benjamin's touchdown against the Patriots was overturned. Apparently, he was not the only one. "Inside the NFL" on Showtime aired video that showed down judge Mark Hittner being asked by McDermott after the ruling, "How is that incomplete?" The official's reply: "I don't know." Hittner als…

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Bills owner Terry Pegula publicly criticized the NFL's replay system Tuesday, two days after a disputed review took a touchdown away from the Bills during the second quarter of Sunday's loss against the Patriots. "I don't know what's going on, but we have to fix it," Pegula said. "... If you gotta look at a play 30 times from five different angles and keep looking at it…

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In what seems to be a statistical oddity, veteran referee Jeff Triplette will officiate the Buffalo Bills' regular season finale for the second consecutive season. Triplette's crew has been assigned Sunday's game against the Miami Dolphins (4:25 p.m., CBS). He also worked the Bills' 30-10 loss to the New York Jets on Jan. 1, 2017, that ended the Bills' 7-9 season. Th…