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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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1) Kansas City Chiefs (9-1). Patrick Mahomes’ 31 TD passes are the most in a single season in franchise history. (Previous: 2) 2) New Orleans Saints (8-1). Drew Brees passed Brett Favre for the second-most passing TDs in NFL history. (3) 3) Los Angeles Rams (9-1). Can clinch the NFC West with a win and Seattle loss. (4) 4) Pittsburgh Steelers (6-2-1). …

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The Buffalo Sabres bring a three-game winning streak, tied for their longest of the season, into a grueling stretch of the schedule. They’ll play six games in nine days, including three in the next four, beginning on Friday in Winnipeg. The road trip continues on Saturday at Minnesota and Monday at Pittsburgh before the Sabres return home and play another three games in…

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Josh Allen heard the disrespect from his teammates. Even the team chaplain crossed the line. Not one of them ranked Allen, the Buffalo Bills’ rookie franchise quarterback, the seventh overall pick in the NFL draft, among the five best pingpong players on the team. “It’s frustrating to be disrespected like that,” Allen said with a grimace. “But they’ll learn soon e…

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When Steve Watson first walked into his new office at Loyola University Chicago, where the Western New York native was hired as the director of athletics in 2014, he couldn’t help but notice an envelope on his desk. Inside, he found a single sheet of paper. Typed. “It was one page,” Watson said recently, recalling his first assist from Sister Jean. “She’s very meticu…

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The Buffalo Bills must continue to start Matt Barkley after the bye week, when they play the Jacksonville Jaguars on Nov. 25 at New Era Field. It doesn’t matter if Josh Allen is healthy. It doesn’t matter that the rookie is the future of the franchise. After the offensive eruption we just witnessed – the Barkley-led Bills hanging 31 points …

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Matt Barkley’s touchdown pass to left tackle Dion Dawkins almost didn’t happen. But the 6-foot-5, 320-pound offensive lineman did an excellent job chipping New York Jets linebacker Jeremiah Attaochu before spinning free and was wide open for the 7-yard reception. It gave the Buffalo Bills a 24-0 lead with 7:58 remaining in the first half of a 41-…

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The Buffalo Bills cut a starting cornerback this week, and with so much of the conversation rightfully focused on the team’s moribund offense, the move was essentially an afterthought. Coach Sean McDermott wasn’t even asked about it until Thursday, two days after Phillip Gaines was jettisoned on the team’s off day. Gaines, a third-round draft pick by the Kansas City …

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1) New England Patriots (7-2) Tom Brady will play in his 300th career game, including postseason. (Previous: 2) 2) Kansas City Chiefs (8-1) Patrick Mahomes has at least 300 passing yards and three TDs in four consecutive games. (3) 3) New Orleans Saints (7-1) Drew Brees’ completion percentage (76.3) and passer rating (120.6) are best in the NFL. (4) 4) Lo…

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Mckenna Maycock has her act together, her i’s dotted and t’s crossed. Even her j’s are much improved. The former Randolph High basketball standout needed only three years to graduate with a degree in accounting from St. Bonaventure. She’s working on her MBA. She already has a job lined up with an accounting firm in Buffalo, on the fast track to a rewarding career. …

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Chicago Bears tight end Zach Miller instantly regretted posting photos from Niagara Falls on his Instagram story Saturday afternoon. “I just did it and I was like, ‘Oh, no, Allie doesn’t know I’m here,’” Miller said Sunday, hours before his teammates played the Buffalo Bills at New Era Field. “This is supposed to be a surprise.” Miller is on injured reserve as he con…

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This might have been the best performance of Nathan Peterman’s career. Peterman finished a game he started for the first time in the Buffalo Bills’ 41-9 loss to the Chicago Bears on Sunday at New Era Field. He threw three interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown. But he did so while completing 31 of 49 pass attempts for 189 yards, all career highs. His p…

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A number of football players with ties to Western New York have gone on to play for the Buffalo Bills. But many have not. Here are the 25 "best who got away." This list was compiled through Buffalo News research in consultation with John Boutet, the site and exhibit chairman for the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame, and Dick Gallagher, who coordinates the annual W…

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Decades before Khalil Mack returned as a feared opponent, as he will when the Chicago Bears play the Buffalo Bills on Sunday at New Era Field, long before the superstar linebacker set the NCAA record for forced fumbles at the University at Buffalo, way before he was even born, before the AFL-NFL merger and the first Super Bowl and a stadium was built in Orchard Park, there…

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1. Los Angeles Rams (8-0). Undefeated through eight games for the second time in franchise history. (Previous: 1) 2. New England Patriots (6-2). Looking for 10th consecutive victory at home. (2) 3. Kansas City Chiefs (7-1). Patrick Mahomes has thrown four TD passes in three consecutive games. (3) 4. New Orleans Saints (6-1). Drew Brees has been sacked …

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The Buffalo Sabres are looking to start strong in November after wrapping up their best month in quite some time. The Sabres produced a 6-4-2 record in October, their best October points percentage since going 6-4 in 2011 and their best record in a full month since going 7-4-4 in March 2016. Buffalo finished the month on a five-game point streak, going 3-0-2, their l…