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Tony Greene walked up to War Memorial Stadium for his first preseason game in 1971 and got stopped by a security guard who didn’t believe he was really a player. Oh, he was a player, all right. Greene would go on to record the longest interception return – and second-most career interceptions – in Buffalo Bills history. But that day all the security guard could see was …

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Watching the Sabres on Thursday night, I was left with one thought: The Sabres are wasting Jack Eichel's prime. Eichel is an MVP candidate this year, and it's not going to mean a thing. Maybe his best years are still to come, which is a scary thought for the league, but do you have confidence in the Sabres getting it together any time soon? Eichel turns 24 next year.…

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A question mark has been hovering over Foxborough, Mass., for awhile. It was there even as the New England Patriots sat in first place in the AFC East throughout the 2019 season, thanks largely to uncharacteristic struggles on offense. It continued to cast a shadow even as they beat the Buffalo Bills on Dec. 21 to seal an 11th consecutive AFC East title. It only grew la…

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In 2019 and early 2020, the Buffalo Bills and their fans had a remarkable and unforgettable year. BillsMafia represented all season in cities across the country, with a memorable extravaganza in Nashville. Houston sold out of folding tables, according to a Barstool Sports video. The pregame parties Friday and Saturday that the Houston Bills Backers put together were out…

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How long has it been since the Buffalo Bills last won a playoff game? The answer, for Tim Tindale, is half a lifetime ago. Tindale is 48. He was 24 when he ripped off a 44-yard touchdown run in the Bills’ 37-22 playoff victory over the Miami Dolphins on Dec. 30, 1995. “I never would have imagined,” Tindale says, “that it would be this long.” He figured the Bills w…

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The notion that the Buffalo Bills can instantly make Josh Allen a better quarterback and cure their offensive anemia by adding a dynamic wide receiver or two is where fans want to start most offseason conversations. Quick fixes are always popular, even those based on the flawed premise that it's the pass-catchers who bring out the best in passers rather than the other w…

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It’s fair to wonder exactly what the Buffalo Bills have in Josh Allen. What's unfair is pointing to his performance Saturday and concluding that he isn’t a franchise quarterback. The Bills’ decision-makers won’t do that, and the reason has zero to do with avoiding an admission of a colossal mistake. It's far too early for that conversation. The first-round investm…

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HOUSTON – Jordan Poyer saw the play clock expire before the Houston Texans converted on third-and-18, Deshaun Watson hitting running back Duke Johnson on a checkdown-turned-gut punch deep in Houston territory on the first of two critical plays on their game-winning drive, the one that ended the Buffalo Bills’ season, 22-19, in overtime Saturday. “There was a couple of t…

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HOUSTON — You have to start with how it happened, in the "billsiest" of fashion. One minute, the Buffalo Bills were holding a 16-0 lead late in the third quarter of their wild-card playoff game Saturday against the Houston Texans. The next, they were watching their season come to a sudden and bitter end with a 22-19 overtime loss at NRG Stadium. This one will stin…

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HOUSTON – Grading the Bills in their 22-19 overtime loss to the Texans on Saturday at NRG Stadium … Running game: B Only 13 carries for rookie running back Devin Singletary will be questioned during the offseason. Singletary ran hard all evening, breaking tackles and keeping his legs moving until the very end. He fought for every one of his 58 yards. Quarterback J…

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HOUSTON — The question was a last line. I had an early deadline for my column on the playoff game between the Buffalo Bills and the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium, and there would not be much time to write after it ended. I wanted to figure out early who had the words to put an exclamation point on this one. Hundreds of thousands of Western New York residents, past or pr…

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HOUSTON – Here are my hot reads from the Buffalo Bills' 22-19 loss in overtime against the Houston Texans on Saturday at NRG Stadium in an AFC wild-card game. Hottest topic It was painful, with the Bills blowing a 16-0 lead, fighting back to tie the game at 19-19 at the end of regulation on Stephen Hauschka's fourth field goal, and then the defense collapsing in the end.…

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The Buffalo Bills ended another long drought Friday. Cornerback Tre’Davious White was named a first-team All-Pro, becoming the first Bills player to do so since defensive tackle Marcell Dareus and defensive end Mario Williams were on the team in 2014. White, in his third season, was selected to the first team along with the New England Patriots' Stephon Gilmore. Gilm…

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HOUSTON – Veronica Borjon has stayed busy offering a few surprises. She and her kids drove nine hours from Dallas not long after Christmas to show up on the doorstep of her delighted mother and her family, in El Paso. Her grandfather, Margarito Esparva, is now 95, and Veronica wanted her kids to have the chance to really spend some time with him. Certain opportunities a…