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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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With no game to look back on from this past Sunday and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers matchup still four days away, let’s pick up where we left off before the bye week, and continue our numbers dive into random Bills stats, facts, numbers and trivia throughout franchise history and into the 2017 season. Doug Flutie rushed for 476 yards in 1999. He turned 37 years old on Oct…

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Remember when Doug Flutie played for the Bills and we all said: “How on earth did the NFL conclude he wasn't better than some of the 90 quarterbacks in the league the past 10 years?” There are 118 quarterbacks in NFL camps. How is Colin Kaepernick, who took a talented, well-coached team to the Super Bowl, not better than some of them? Kaepernick has been afforded one st…

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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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The long goodbye of Channel 4 meteorologist Don Paul ended Wednesday night with tears. But they weren’t from Paul, who said he was too busy all day to get teary-eyed before adding “and that’s a good thing.” He also appeared to be a little distracted by all the commotion, noting during his final forecast that there was some commotion in the hallways as his friends and fam…

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The news that former Buffalo Bill Doug Flutie would be one of the season 22 performers on ABC's "Dancing With the Stars" led to a lot of reminiscing about other quarterbacks not named Jim Kelly who have passed through town. What about them? Could they one day be in competition to hoist the MirrorBall Trophy? As we hear every Sunday, after further review, probably not. …

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Former Buffalo Bills quarterback and college football legend Doug Flutie will be among the celebrities performing on the next season of "Dancing With the Stars" on ABC. Let the jokes about whether Rob Johnson would have been a better option begin. The celebrity performers were announced this morning on "Good Morning America." Others include Marla Maples, ex-wife of Repub…

  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…

Welcome to the extended preseason. The Buffalo Bills begin the painful process of playing out the string at 1 p.m. Sunday when the Dallas Cowboys visit Ralph Wilson Stadium for the first of two meaningless games to end the 2015 season. The Cowboys similarly do not have anything to play for, and have already ruled out star receiver Dez Bryant (sorry, fantasy owners), mean…

The Buffalo Bills announced today Kyle Orton will be their quarterback Sunday against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Orton will be the Bills' 14th starting quarterback since Jim Kelly retired after the 1996 season. The list: Todd Collins Alex Van Pelt Doug Flutie Rob Johnson Drew Bledsoe J.P. Losman Kelly Holcomb Trent Edwards Ryan Fitzpatrick Brian Brohm E…

For decades, Donald Trump has been known as the villain who killed the USFL. Trump, the New Jersey Generals' owner, is considered the driving force behind switching the USFL from a spring league into direct autumn competition with the NFL. The kamikaze mission was intensified with a $1.7 billion antitrust lawsuit against the NFL. That history could be an issue in Trump's…