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The Bills ended the longest postseason drought in American professional sports by making the playoffs for the first time since 1999, ending a span of 17 consecutive seasons without a playoff berth. Who owns the longest playoff drought now? No, it's not the Buffalo Sabres, although they're on the list. That sad title now belongs to the Seattle Mariners, who have gone …

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We love Rex Ryan stories, and so here's another that doesn't even involve the Bills. It involves his job with the New York Jets before he even came to Buffalo. Ryan was among the many in the last few days to criticize the Giants' decision to bench Eli Manning in exchange for Geno Smith, who was drafted by the Jets in the second round in 2013. Ryan said this to the Ne…

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Free agent cornerback Darrelle Revis has signed with the Kansas City Chiefs, the team announced Wednesday. The Chiefs have not announced whether Revis will dress Sunday against the Bills. “Darrelle is a proven player in this league and we are excited to add him to our secondary,” Chiefs general manager Brett Veach said in a statement. “He’s had a Hall of Fame career …

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Bills guard Richie Incognito figured he would get some heat for his postgame comments after the Bills lost to the Jets in which he said Thursday Night Football was "completely unfair" and "bull---." Incognito had more to say the morning after the game and acknowledged he has felt that way all along about Thursday games and was not making excuses for the Bills' poor perf…

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Here is what Bills coach Sean McDermott had to say Friday, a day after the Bills' loss to the New York Jets.  Q: Update on Zay Jones? How’s he doing? A: Yeah, he’s still going through the evaluation right now, so that’s where it is right now. I know he did some, he’s walking around and everything so we’ll just see how that goes today. Q: Taiwan Jones? A: Yeah. …

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The Bills are 5-3 after eight games, but the mood is a lot different Friday morning than it was in the days leading up to Thursday night's game with the Jets. Bills running back LeSean McCoy, who has a history of big Thursday games, gained just 25 yards on 12 carries as the running game struggled. McCoy, though, was reflective after the loss with the eyes of a vetera…

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Bills left guard Richie Incognito railed against the Thursday night games following the 34-21 loss to the New York Jets. "You know, it's tough man. These Thursday night games, they suck," he said. "They throw a wrench in our schedule. It's absolutely ridiculous that we have to do this. "As physical as this game is and as much preparation that goes into this, to force…

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Bills coach Sean McDermott said his team was outcoached and outplayed in an ugly loss Thursday night to the New York Jets. He said the performance was “uncharacteristic of this team.” On a night when the Bills had 11 penalties for 99 yards, McDermott said his team needs to “remain poised, regardless of the situation.” "Fundamentally we weren’t very good," he said. "A…

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Michael Irvin, onetime Buffalo Bills nemesis and current NFL Network analyst, wanted to know whether Buffalo was the real deal after the team got off to a 5-2 start. After the Bills’ dismal performance in Thursday night’s loss against the New York Jets, Irvin seems to have gotten his answer, based on his postgame analysis. “Buffalo was not [ready to play],” said Irvi…

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Sometimes the toughest games for winning teams in the NFL are those they are expected to win. And the proof is in the pudding as far as Buffalo is concerned with the Bills just 6-9 straight up and 2-11-2 against the spread when laying points at AFC East sites. Buffalo enters 6-2 straight up and against the spread in the last eight games in this series, but 0-5 against t…

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Jets cornerback Buster Skrine was cleared to play and is expected to be in the lineup when the Jets host the Bills on Thursday. Skrine missed last week's game with a concussion but completed Wednesday's walk-through without issue. He is hoping to bounce back from a difficult game before the concussion in which he allowed three touchdowns. Morris Claiborne, the Jet…

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Is Buffalo ready for another ColorRush? The Bills will be participating in the NFL's attempt to increase jersey sales and extra eyeballs on the Thursday Night game this week when they dress all in white – that's white jerseys, white pants, white helmets and white shoes against the New York Jets. The Jets will be decked out all in green. (Yes, that means green shoes, …

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Bills fans will get their first chance to listen to Tony Romo calling their favorite team when the Bills play on Thursday Night Football at the Jets. Romo, the former Dallas Cowboys quarterback, is in his first year as an analyst and has generally gotten rave reviews for his work. Romo has drawn some criticism for identifying the play calls before they happen, but he co…

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Let's examine the New York Jets ahead of their trip to New Era Field to take on the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. Gang Green isn't a Super Bowl contender, but that doesn't mean they have no impact players on their roster. Each week, we will take a look at the Bills opponent from an advanced stats angle to provide a deeper understanding of the Bills' foe. Jets defense …

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Here's a look at stories from around the league on Tuesday, Sept. 5. 1. Hurricane Irma could affect Dolphins-Bucs game NFL officials are monitoring the tropical storm’s path in the southeast Atlantic and making contingency plans to move Sunday’s season opener between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium to another day or location. The A…