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James Lofton will be the analyst alongside Andrew Catalon for CBS’ broadcast of the Bills-Raiders game on Sunday. Lofton, of course, played four of his 16 NFL seasons with Buffalo, including for three of the Bills’ four Super Bowl teams. Lofton, who also played for the Packers, L.A. Raiders, L.A. Rams and Philadelphia Eagles, spoke with The News by phone this week f…

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Don't blame Tyrod Taylor for Sunday's loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. No, he wasn't perfect. But the Buffalo Bills could be 5-0 if they had better receivers, or maybe if they used them at all. The Bills are in better shape than we expected. They enter their bye week tied atop the AFC East at 3-2, same as the New England Patriots and New York Jets. They hung tough …

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Bills vs. Bengals: 28 games all-time. Bills record: 16-12 (.571). First game: On Sept. 22, 1968, the Cincinnati Bengals bested the Bills in their first ever head-to-head matchup, 34-23. Their defense was much better than 34 points allowed might indicate, as they allowed just 201 yards of total offense —nearly 40 percent of which came on an 80-yard touchdown run …

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The Bills on Sunday are holding a halftime ceremony to honor players from the Comeback Game against the Houston Oilers in January 1993. Steve Tasker, who played that day, was scheduled to work at the Bills-Jets opener for CBS Sports and to emcee the halftime show. But Hurricane Harvey in Texas led to a change in plans. CBS reassigned Tasker to Houston, where the Texans …

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CBS Sports and Fox Sports on Tuesday revealed their announcing teams for the 2017 NFL season. Hall of Famer and former Bills receiver James Lofton joins the CBS lineup this year as a game analyst, paired with Andrew Catalon. Tony Romo replaces Phil Simms as a member of CBS' top NFL team, joining Jim Nantz and Tracy Wolfson in the booth. Simms is joining James Brown a…

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Even after his foot has struck the ball, a kicker must keep his head down. Regardless of the field goal’s length, his follow-through technique is crucial. Before the snap, his eyes have to remain fixed on the spot. His head should be occupied by basic thoughts to avoid distraction. Then trained on that spot. Nothing but the blessed spot. Transfixed, he won’t see …

Buffalo Bills fans getting ready to celebrate Andre Reed's induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this weekend will want to tune into NFL Network tonight. At 10 p.m., the channel will air "Middle Man," an hour-long feature on Reed's journey to Canton. The special will feature interviews with former Bills coach Marv Levy and teammates Thurman Thomas, James Lofton, B…

As Jim Kelly and Thurman Thomas did before him, legendary Buffalo Bills receiver Andre Reed has chosen coach Marv Levy to introduce him for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Reed made the announcement on SiriusXM NFL Radio, with Levy also on the line. "Marv, I love you, man," Reed is quoted by ProFootballTalk.com. "We were like family, and we know we wouldn't…