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Super Bowl LII was packed with local connections, from Western New York natives on both teams to former Buffalo Bills players and coaches. Here’s a look at how they fared Sunday night: Philadelphia Eagles • Offensive coordinator Frank Reich: The architect of the Greatest Comeback as a quarterback for the Bills finally has his first Super Bowl ring on his sixth chance…

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Here are several of the top things I learned from listening to two NBC Sports conference calls and reading some releases about coverage of Sunday's Super Bowl in Minneapolis between the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles: The Hogan family: New England wide receiver Chris Hogan arguably is one of the more popular players with Buffalo ties in Sunday's Super Bowl…

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Jacksonville coach Doug Marrone will see two of his former players from the Bills who are now with the New England Patriots in Sunday's AFC Championship Game – wide receiver Chris Hogan and cornerback Stephon Gilmore. Undrafted wide receiver Chris Hogan made his NFL debut for the Bills in 2013, which was Marrone's first year as coach, and spent three seasons with the te…

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The scene certainly looked like the end of an era. Tyrod Taylor, a towel draped over his head, was carted off the field Sunday in the fourth quarter of a lopsided loss to the New England Patriots. A short time later, the Buffalo Bills ruled their starting quarterback out for the remainder of the game. Often times when that happens, it portends a long-term injury.…

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The Buffalo Bills will be without No. 2 tight end Nick O'Leary on Sunday against the New England Patriots. O'Leary, who was listed as questionable, will miss the game because of a back injury. That means Logan Thomas, who has been inactive the last two weeks, will dress. Also inactive for the Bills are wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin (knee), guard John Miller (ankle), …

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Chris Hogan conspiracy theorists may have had it right after all. The latest story from ex-Bills coach Rex Ryan involves what he perceived as a major screw-up: Letting wide receiver Chris Hogan get away in free agency. The fact that he was poached by the rival Patriots only added insult to injury. A quick recap: Hogan was a restricted free agent after the 2015 season…

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You know your team is threadbare when the loss of Brandon Tate makes you question a higher power. The Buffalo Bills went into Sunday's game against the New England Patriots with four healthy wide receivers. Tate was one of them. He left with a concussion in the third quarter, entrusting the rest of the demoralizing 41-25 defeat to Walter Powell, Justin Hunter and a l…

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In a 41-25 laugher-to-keep-from-cryinger, there are myriad examples to choose from. For me, this sequence pretty well sums up the past 16 years of the Buffalo Bills and New England Patriots series: With 27 seconds left in the first half, Dan Carpenter can pull the Bills within a score with a 49-yard field goal. His attempt plunks the right upright. No good. The Pa…

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Ever since Tom Brady took over as quarterback for the New England Patriots, coach Bill Belichick has been able to get away with whatever he wants. That’s what happens when you have arguably the greatest quarterback of all time. New England has never been shy about moving on from a player, no matter how productive, knowing that as long as they have Brady, things will work …

Bucky and Sully

What a wild weekend in Buffalo sports. The hosts of "Sports Talk Sunday" discussed the unexpected return of the University at Buffalo men's team to the NCAA Tournament, while recognizing the monumental accomplishment of Felisha Legette-Jack in taking the Bulls women to their first-ever Big Dance. The Buffalo News Bills beat reporter Tyler Dunne joined the show to give upd…

At least here in Buffalo, "7-11" is no longer in business. The Buffalo Bills elected not to match the New England Patriots' contract offer to restricted free agent wide receiver Chris Hogan on Friday, allowing him to join their AFC East rivals. [bn_tweet url="https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/708384606450524161"] According to Schefter, Hogan's deal carries a salar…

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The Buffalo Bills ended 2015 on a two-game winning streak. Aside from lowering their draft position slightly, that probably doesn't mean much to the team's fans. But coach Rex Ryan and Co. will try to sell it as progress looking ahead to 2016. Before our attention focuses completely on next season, here's a final look at whose stock is rising and whose is falling followi…

  The Buffalo Bills and Dallas Cowboys lived down to expectations in the second quarter. Both sputtering teams took turns trying to out-screw up each other, with the Bills making the last – and worst – mistake when quarterback Tyrod Taylor was intercepted trying to throw a fade pass to Chris Hogan with just 2 seconds left in the first half. Hogan wasn't remotely op…

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The Buffalo Bills' playoff drought is now eligible for a driver's license. For 16 straight seasons, the Bills will be at home when the NFL's postseason begins, with the nail in the coffin coming Sunday in the form of a 35-25 loss to the Washington Redskins. Here is a look at whose stock is rising and whose is falling after the game:   Three Up • Sammy Watkins: Th…

Grab a pair of aspirin and, if you’re of age, maybe a stiff drink. We’re about to get into some serious legalese. The question “what’s a catch” is routinely answered without a problem in touch-football games across the country, but the nation’s No. 1 professional sports league makes it harder than advanced calculus. The struggle to come up with a streamlined answer to t…