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Jason Wolf

Jason Wolf is a sports enterprise reporter for The Buffalo News. He is a 15-time recipient of the Associated Press Sports Editors national top-10 writing award. His work also has been honored by the Society for Features Journalism and cited in The Best American Sports Writing anthology.


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Josh Allen often let the play clock run down before snapping the ball in the Bills’ 24-17 loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday at New Era Field, not in an effort to milk the clock and keep the visitors’ powerful offense on the sideline, but to try to figure out what the heck was going on. The Ravens’ blitz-happy defense pounded Allen for six sacks, 12 QB hits and forc…

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The Buffalo Bills learned nothing about themselves they didn’t already know. They knew they could hang with the Baltimore Ravens, a Super Bowl favorite who won their ninth consecutive game. They knew they could contain Lamar Jackson, a front-runner for NFL Most Valuable Player. They knew they had the advantage of playing this meaningful December game, a 24-17 loss…

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Mitch de Snoo was in San Diego, a continent away from his family, when he learned his dad had been transferred from his nursing home to a hospital in Ontario. Casey de Snoo had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease about 12 years earlier, and now he had pneumonia. Mitch, a defenseman for the Buffalo Bandits, hurried home after the team’s regular season finale to join …

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John Brown beat the cornerback’s press coverage, caught a rocket pass from Josh Allen along the right sideline, broke the safety’s attempted tackle and trotted into the end zone for a 40-yard touchdown. It was Brown’s first of two scores in the Buffalo Bills’ 37-20 victory against the Miami Dolphins on Nov. 17 at Hard Rock Stadium. And in the midst of his best game of t…

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ARLINGTON, Texas – Dak Prescott saw Matt Milano coming unblocked. He somehow didn’t see 6-foot-2, 315-pound Star Lotulelei. The Buffalo Bills’ defensive tackle intercepted Prescott in the second quarter of the 26-15 victory against the Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving at AT&T Stadium. That was the first of two turnovers forced by the Bills’ defense, as many as they…

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ARLINGTON, Texas – Ed Oliver’s family had a happy Thanksgiving, even though they’re a bunch of Dallas Cowboys fans. “Most definitely,” Oliver said, “because they’re at the game. That’s one. They seen me go hard, so that’s two. And I got to do it with my guys.” The rookie defensive tackle from Houston proved he was worthy of the ninth overall pick in the draft with a …

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Buffalo Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley was in the midst of a scoring binge, having caught a touchdown pass in a career-high three consecutive games against Miami, Philadelphia and Washington as the calendar flipped to November. For a moment, Beasley allowed himself to look beyond the next opponent. He considered what it’ll be like to play against the Dallas Cowboys…

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Nearly two years since he shared a recording studio with hip-hop royalty, Buffalo Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley gets to enjoy the finished product. Beasley and hip-hop icon Darryl McDaniels, better known as “DMC” of the hip-hop group Run-DMC, will release their song “Adrenaline Junkie” on streaming platforms Wednesday, in advance of the Bills' game against Beasley's …

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Devin Singletary was surrounded by microphones and cameras as reporters eagerly asked about his mentor, Frank Gore, passing Barry Sanders for the third-most rushing yards in NFL history. Gore butted in, selflessly imploring everyone to ask about the rookie’s career day. “Coming in, I told Frank, ‘Let’s go get them 46 yards,’ ” Singletary said. “He told me, ‘Let’s get…

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Frank Gore bulled his way past another all-time great. The Buffalo Bills’ running back rushed for 65 yards on 15 carries to surpass Hall of Famer Barry Sanders for third place on the NFL’s all-time rushing list in a 20-3 victory against the Denver Broncos on Sunday at New Era Field. “I really didn’t think about it,” Gore said, explaining his mindset entering the game…

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Corey Liuget considered quitting football. The former Los Angeles Chargers defensive tackle began last season with a four-game suspension for performance-enhancing drugs, for which he is suing his former trainer. Then, a year ago this week, he ruptured the quadriceps tendon above his right knee in a loss to the Denver Broncos, an uncommon injury that required months of …

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MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – Josh Allen wasn’t the only Buffalo Bills player to enjoy one of the best games of his career. John Brown rode shotgun. The Bills wide receiver reeled in nine catches on 14 targets for 137 yards and two touchdowns as Buffalo handled the Miami Dolphins, 37-20, on Sunday at Hard Rock Stadium. The catches, targets, yardage and touchdowns were all se…

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MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – Josh Allen slapped himself in the side of the helmet after firing a pass into Frank Gore’s feet. It was third-and-3, late third quarter, deep in Buffalo territory, and the incomplete pass along the left sideline forced the Bills to punt. They were leading the lowly Miami Dolphins by 16 points. But Allen referenced this play in particular when expla…

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Frank Gore had committed to play college football at Ole Miss, but his mom was sick, and Curtis Johnson, the assistant coach trying to convince him to stay and play in Miami, called and asked a question that shook the teenager to his core. “He was like, ‘How are you supposed to be the best guy in Dade (County) or Florida, and you’re leaving the state? You’ve got one of …

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CLEVELAND – An epic goal-line stand will go down in history as a mere footnote in the Buffalo Bills’ 19-16 loss to the Cleveland Browns on Sunday at FirstEnergy Stadium. The Bills’ defense stopped the Browns on six consecutive plays and eight snaps, including two penalties, from the 2-yard line or closer. Seven of those snaps were from the 1. In doing so, Cleveland beca…