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In its NFL midseason package, the staff of Sports Illustrated's Monday Morning Quarterback made their postseason predictions. Here is a sampling of their playoff projections for the Bills: https://twitter.com/theMMQB/status/928327025441599488 ALBERT BREER Bills: Make the playoffs as the No. 6 seed and lose to Kansas City in the wild card round Super Bowl: St…

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For many, Super Bowl Sunday is becoming the sports version of New Year’s Eve: Even if you don’t really want to take part in all the partying, you feel like it somehow would be wrong not to, lest you end up on the wrong end of this conversation: “What are you doing for the game?” “Nothing. I’ll probably stay home and watch some of it.” “Really? So, how lo…

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Buffalo chefs are raising money for the Food Bank of WNY by participating in the Taste of the NFL the night before the Super Bowl. Mike Andrzejewski of SeaBar and Frank Mercado of the M&T Executive Dining Room will be helping feed about 2,000 guests at the San Francisco soiree, along with chefs from every NFL city, and Canton, Ohio, home to the NFL Hall of Fame. The B…

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There’s some history here to deal with, for sure. We’ve had the likes of Prince, Paul McCartney, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, the Rolling Stones, Madonna, U2, the Who, Bruce Springsteen and Michael Jackson, among others, rocking the Super Bowl halftime party. You can’t just waltz in and offer your run-of-the mill three or four tunes culled from whatever set li…

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Local grocery chain Wegmans has a sense of humor. Bills fan Dennis Brown (@Deno716) sent a heads up to ESPN Business Reporter Darren Rovell, who tweeted Saturday that Wegmans was selling Tom's Deflate Cakes leading up to the Super Bowl. [bn_tweet url="https://twitter.com/darrenrovell/status/561552521643044866"] The cakes, which seemed to have missed the rising memo, are…

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Claiming that the Super Bowl "transcends sports" is a popular cliche each year at this time, but as former Buffalo News digital engagement editor S.J. Velasquez puts it, the game still revolves around large men romping around in tight pants and running into each other. For me, at least, that sheds Super Bowl Sunday in a slightly different light. Still, 6:30 p.m. on Sunday…

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Putting Marshawn Lynch, Rob Gronkowski and comedian Conan O'Brien in the same room was a brilliant idea by itself. But Thursday night on TBS' "Conan," the eccentric trio gathered in a Courtyard Marriott in Phoenix to play the yet-to-be-released video game "Mortal Kombat X." The video was part of Conan's regular mini-series Clueless Gamer, which is essentially a video-game…

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If you have ever tried to order good pizza in Arizona, you can imagine how frustrating it must be to get worthy pies in Afghanistan. Just in time for the Super Bowl, Buffalo-based Rich Products is shipping 5,000 frozen pizzas to Afghanistan as part of an effort to make sure every U.S. soldier left in the country gets pizza for the big game. The pizzas, produced at Rich…