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Who the hell is Kiko Alonso? That's what LeSean McCoy asked agent Drew Rosenhaus in March 2015. The Philadelphia Eagles had traded McCoy to the Buffalo Bills for Alonso, an injured linebacker. Nearly three seasons and many yards later, McCoy smirks at the mention of Alonso, the personification of a chip on the star running back's shoulder. Some team dared to belie…

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LeSean McCoy didn't tell his teammates beforehand. Even four days after the fact, his eyes darted around the Buffalo Bills' locker room. He whispered. "I didn't say anything to the guys," McCoy murmured Thursday as if revealing covert data, "but mentally I knew I was going to have a solid game." McCoy's secret wouldn't keep that Sunday afternoon: He obviously love…

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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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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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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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The Bills enter the bye week in a three-way tie with the Jets and Patriots for first place, but will come out of it trailing by a half-game, as New York will host New England on Sunday — the winner will take the division lead. With no game to prepare for this weekend and no historical stats to uncover for the Buffalo Bills’ upcoming matchup, let’s instead take a look at…

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Oct. 12, 1975 – Buffalo entered the day with a 3-0 record on the year. Things were looking up as they were leading the National Football League in scoring with 110 points for, and were second in total offense, 66 yards in trail of the Pittsburgh Steelers, with 1,231 total yards. They had won each of their first three games easily with a 42-14 victory over the New York J…

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In September, we took a look at some interesting Bills’ numbers from the 1960s – one for each season – that one will not just find on the back of a Topps football card, doing so in two parts: 1960-65, highlighted by Billy Atkins’ 1961 season in which he had double-digit interceptions and managed a 39-yard field goal and a 56-yard rushing touchdown. And from 1966-69, emphas…

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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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Oct. 5, 1975 – The Bills entered the day with a 2-0 record on the year. They were second in football in scoring with 72 points, second in total offense with 795 yards – just one fewer than the leading Pittsburgh Steelers – and led the NFL with 619 rushing yards and just one giveaway. Buffalo was coming off consecutive 300-yard rushing games, becoming the first team to d…

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Last week, we looked at some quick-hitting, fun numbers from the early 1960s Bills. Let’s pick up where we left off and relive the Buffalo’s early history, vicariously, through some early Bills and their stats to round out the 1960s: The Bills lost the 1966 AFL Championship Game — played Jan. 1, 1967 — to the Kansas City Chiefs, 31-7. Buffalo’s starting quarterback, J…

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Former Buffalo Bills running back O.J. Simpson has been granted parole by the Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners, which means he could be out of prison as soon as Oct. 1. Simpson, 70, joined the hearing in Carson City, Nev., via video conference from Lovelock Correctional Center about two hours away, where he has been imprisoned since early October 2008. He wore a lig…

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Former Buffalo Bills running back O.J. Simpson's parole hearing is Thursday at 1 p.m. Buffalo time in Carson City, Nevada. Currently serving a 33-year prison sentence, Simpson has a chance of receiving good news and being released on parole from Lovelock Correctional Center as soon as Oct. 1. How good are Simpson's chances of being granted parole? What will the Nevada B…

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Some things are just meant to be, or something like that. The Buffalo Bills drafted East Carolina wide receiver Zay Jones in the second round Friday night. While on camera for the standard "player taking the phone call to find out he's getting drafted" shot, Jones was photographed wearing ... an interesting T-shirt. The shirt looks to be inspired by the famous police…

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For 43 years, Walt Patulski's NFL experience haunted him. The coach he could neither satisfy nor understand was a voice in his head, driving Patulski to prove his worth as a father, a businessman, a public servant. The Bills drafted Patulski first overall in 1972. He had a decent career, but over time his name became synonymous with failure. His name often appeared on d…