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This season, we have been taking periodic looks at interesting Bills’ numbers, facts and oddities throughout the years, with a simple goal of uncovering one fun "did you know?" for each season throughout team history. We left off with 1979, when first overall draft pick Tom Cousineau spurned the Bills to play in Canada, a squandered draft pick that somehow turned into one …

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Both teams have downplayed the vengeance. Buffalo Bills cornerback Tre'Davious White skillfully counteracted inflammatory statements he made right after New England Patriots tight Rob Gronkowski delivered a flying elbow to the back of the rookie's head just three weeks ago. Gronkowski twice said Friday he has concentrated on preparing "with the bo…

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Desperation would seem a plausible reason if times actually were desperate. Outright panic feels like a reasonable explanation. The decision was so surprising, so vexing that self-sabotage could be assumed. The Buffalo Bills this week benched Tyrod Taylor for rookie Nathan Peterman, who will make his first NFL start Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers, an odd …

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Last month, we took a look at some interesting Bills’ numbers from the early 1970s – one for each season – continuing what we began back in September that started with a piece on fun facts and oddities in the early 1960s and then the late 1960s. With little positive to draw on after the Saints’ 47-10 thrashing of the Bills, let’s pick up where we left off and look at so…

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Nathan Peterman's first starting assignment will be knotty. The Buffalo Bills are switching to their rookie quarterback for a road game. Three hours away, no less. Ten-year veterans have trouble adapting to playing in the Pacific time zone. Peterman must prepare for the Los Angeles Chargers in four days, one of which will be spent on an airplane. One of the most s…

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You want to let out a giant exhale at the end of the latest NFL Network special on the life of Jim Kelly. First there's a slew of highlights of some of the brutal hits Kelly took while developing the well-deserved reputation as the toughest quarterback in the NFL. Then there's the heart-wrenching recounting of his son Hunter's battle with a fatal disease and death at…

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Bills vs. Raiders: 38 games all-time. Bills record: 17-21 (.447). Playoffs: 2-0. Winning the AFC Championship on Jan. 20, 1991, and the Divisional Round game on Jan. 15, 1994. First game: On Oct. 23, 1960, the Bills beat the Raiders 38-9. Buffalo's fullback Wray Carlton caught three of Johnny Green's four touchdown passes – with the fourth going to Elbert …

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Bills vs. Buccaneers: Ten games all-time. Bills record: 3-7 (.300). First game: On Sept. 26, 1976, the Bills topped the Bucs 14-9. O.J. Simpson had just 39 yard rushing on 20 carries, but Joe Ferguson was 12-for-22 with 188 yards passing and two touchdowns. This was just the third game in Tampa Bay’s franchise history, and their third loss, en route to losing their f…

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Erin Kelly, daughter of Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly, is scheduled to get married to Parker Bean in early 2018. The couple got engaged on Dec. 30. Erin noted that her bachelorette party was scheduled for this weekend, but she took time out to make sure she could watch the Bills play the Bengals. https://twitter.com/erinkelly12/status/917094489055023105 Erin …

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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 by Wa…

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As a rookie head coach for the New York Jets, while his dazed city and a nation recovered from the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Herm Edwards would stand at the 50-yard line for "The Star-Spangled Banner" and remember his late father. Master Sgt. Herm Edwards Sr. spent 27 years in the Army, fought in World War II and the Korean War and raised his children for a whi…

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When Jerry Hughes criticized Jim Kelly on Monday, he didn't just take a stand against the greatest quarterback in Bills' history, inspirational cancer survivor and communal treasure. He added yet another layer to a debate that has shown more staying power than Kelly himself. I'm sure Kelly's supporters quietly were disappointed in Hughes for being disappointed in Kelly …

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Bill Wilson was prepared to leave New Era Field and never return. Kim Wilson, his wife, braced herself and then punched Bill in his left shoulder, a reminder to watch his temper if something unsavory unfolded before them. She, too, was ready to walk away from their Buffalo Bills season tickets. In the opposite corner of the stadium, Wes Wilson wished to see the exact…

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Fred Jackson is ready to feel the fandom. Jackson suited up in more than 100 games for the Bills, but he never experienced the party beforehand. He’ll finally get his chance on Sunday, joining a roster full of current and future Wall of Famers for the Buffalo Fan Fest tailgate at Wings Meeting Place on California Road. “This is my first tailgate,” Jackson said in …

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The New England Patriots are menaces. They've dominated the AFC East for so long, suffocating the hopes of the other three teams for a generation. They're not the biggest reason the Buffalo Bills have failed to reach the playoffs since 1999, but they're close. Now the Patriots are trying to swipe the Bills' signature monument. "The Comeback" was posted round and r…