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Fred and Barney, Ralph Kramden and Ed Norton, The Lone Ranger and Tonto, Jordan and Pippen: No matter the duo, one recognized the other’s strengths and was a counterweight to them. And so it went for Bruce Smith and Darryl Talley. Bruce arrived in Buffalo the summer of 1985 the No. 1 overall NFL draft pick. He was guarded, which some mistook for aloof, but Darryl had pla…

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The Buffalo Bills’ battle against the New York Jets on Thursday promises to be a challenging night for the locals, with the game marking the team’s home opener, a nationally broadcast night game and a clash against a division rival.But we’re not just talking about the challenges facing Bills players and coaches.We’re talking about the tough test facing law enforcem…

Here are some highlights from Ryan Fitzpatrick's conference call with the Buffalo media on Tuesday afternoon. The former Bills quarterback leads the Jets into  New Era Field for an early-season AFC East clash on Thursday night. On the fact that Rex Ryan has his number.  In 11 career games against Ryan defenses, Fitzpatrick has completed 47 percent of his passes and is 1…

They’re calling it the “new normal,” the enhanced safety and security measures that Buffalo Bills fans will see at every home game in New Era Field.Besides that visible anti-terrorist presence, fans will notice new metal detectors at every stadium gate this season, following a trial period at Gate 3 last year. Previously, anyone entering the stadium had to submit to …

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Amherst native Glenn Gronkowski’s stay with his hometown team was brief.The Bills cut Gronkowski on Monday, just a day after the rookie undrafted free agent made his NFL debut, to re-sign veteran fullback Jerome Felton.Gronkowski played eight snaps in Buffalo’s 13-7 loss to Baltimore on Sunday.Felton, 30, appeared in all 16 games last season for Buffalo, with eight sta…

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Why didn’t they throw the ball to Sammy Watkins more?How come Mike Gillislee didn’t get any carries?Why wasn’t Charles Clay targeted more?All of those questions – and plenty more – could be asked of the Buffalo Bills following a 13-7 loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday.While there are plenty of answers, one good place to start is the lack of plays run by the o…

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The Bills host the New York Jets Thursday night in Buffalo's home opener. Jay Skurski gets you ready with key info about the visitors from downstate.

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At the recently renamed New Era Field, a new era of anti-terrorist security dawns for the tens of thousands of football fans who flock to Buffalo Bills games in Orchard Park.During all home games, Bills fans will see a couple of dozen SWAT team members, dressed in green fatigues and toting rifles as they patrol the stadium.It also will be hard to miss 16 explosive-detectin…

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BALTIMORE – Jerel Worthy wore a sports bandage around his right knee and a smile on his face.You expected to see the wrap. The Buffalo Bills’ defensive lineman couldn’t remember how many bodies rolled up on his knee in the middle of a scrum in the closing minutes at M&T Bank Stadium, but there were a bunch. It was a wonder he wasn’t wearing a cast and leaning on cr…

In the first four games last season, the Bills were granted immunity for their .500 record because there were so many fresh faces in the organization. They had a new quarterback, running back and tight end that were playing behind a refurbished offensive line under a new coaching staff. It was going to take time. The Bills figured to be in better shape offensively this s…

BALTIMORE --This was not the sort of performance that optimistic Buffalo fans had expected from the offense. With a more polished and confident Tyrod Taylor, a healthy and refreshed LeSean McCoy and Sammy Watkins, and an intact and well-paid offensive line, the Bills were supposed to be a dynamic, high-scoring team this year. But that was hardly the case in Sunday's s…

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The bravado doesn’t flow quite as freely from Rex Ryan as it once did.The Buffalo Bills head coach tries to choose his words carefully, perhaps mindful that after five straight seasons of missing the playoffs, braggadocio is a bad look.But whether it’s arrogance or ignorance, Rex just can’t help being Rex.Just last week, while complimenting inside linebacker Ramon Hu…

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Here's what it looked like outside of M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore ahead of the Bills-Ravens game.