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Lara McKee is a longtime Bills fan who lives in the Phoenix area and runs the social media accounts for the Wild West Bills Backers AZ and Bills Mafia Babes. With quarterback Josh Allen set to play in a celebrity pro-am at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, McKee headed out to see Allen.  She picks up the story from there:  When they say Bills fans travel well, it’s …

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Here is how Jay Skurski, Mark Gaughan and Jason Wolf see the slate for NFL divisional playoff weekend. Point spreads are through Thursday morning; asterisk indicates best bet.   SATURDAY Skurski Gaughan Wolf at SF -7 MIN SF SF MIN at BAL -10 TEN TEN BAL BAL SUNDAY at KC -9.5 HOU KC* KC* KC* at GB -4 SEA GB GB …

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HOUSTON – Melanie Stewart helped to set up the lines of tables in Pierce Street. She is a manager at Christian's Tailgate Bar & Grill, a home away from home to Buffalo Bills fans in Houston, and she fully expected the street to be packed with celebrants after Saturday's playoff showdown with the Texans. Instead, a solemn guy in a Josh Allen jersey, Steve Kammermayer…

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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 – 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…

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HOUSTON – At a difficult moment, Greg Kopacz knew where to find comfort. His family home was wrecked by flooding in 2017. He and his wife, Carrie, began rebuilding for their children, a slow and sometimes discouraging job, and Kopacz one day took a quick, familiar break. On an autumn Sunday, he went to Christian's Tailgate Bar & Grill Midtown. It is home to the Hous…

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Here is how Jay Skurski, Mark Gaughan and Jason Wolf see the slate for NFL wild-card weekend. Point spreads are through Thursday morning; asterisk indicates best bet. SATURDAY Skurski Gaughan Wolf at HOU -2.5 BUF BUF BUF BUF at NE -4.5 TEN NE NE* NE SUNDAY at NO -8 MIN NO MIN MIN* SEA -1.5 at PHI SEA* PHI PHI Las…

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Seven of last year’s 12 playoff teams return to the postseason in 2020. Five of them will be in action this wild-card weekend. In case you are wondering, during the history of the NFL playoffs, seven wild-card teams have won the Super Bowl, while four others reached the title game and lost. The Bills are making only their second playoff appearance since 2000, but the…

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The Buffalo Bills' 2019 regular season mercifully ended Sunday with a meaningless 13-6 loss to the New Jersey Jets. The game did not count, outside of a countdown to next weekend. Josh Allen only played two series, but he looks clearly better than good friend Sam Darnold, selected a few slots ahead in the draft. Matt Barkley was Matt Barkley and not the aberration that …

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It is not exactly a game that sticks in memory. On Nov. 30, 1969, a Buffalo Bills team coached by John Rauch – hired with the hope he could take the Bills to the same heights he once enjoyed with the Oakland Raiders – defeated the Cincinnati Bengals, 16-13, at the old War Memorial Stadium at Jefferson and Best. Joan Hoak was there. She was deep into her final month of p…

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Bills quarterback Josh Allen's relationship with "Super Cade" Spinello, a 13-year-old from California who at age 5 was discovered to have a brain tumor and suffered a massive stroke while in surgery, will be featured on ESPN's Sunday Countdown. Through Jordan Palmer, Cade has been befriended by many of the NFL's top young quarterbacks, including Allen, who has spent tim…

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Against New England on Saturday, the Buffalo Bills and its beloved brethren had all the joys and humility, highs and lows, of Christmases past. The blessed Bills of old were seemingly always in the Christmas spirit, forever willing to give back to others. The axis of evil, Scrooge (Robert Kraft), the Grinch, (Bill Belichick), and Hans Gruber (Tom Brady) tried to ruin if…

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The Patriots would clinch the AFC East for the 11th consecutive season with a win in either of their final two games or with a Bills loss in Week 17. That would tie the longest streak of division titles in the history of the four major professional sports in America and the Patriots are the only team in the league to win 10-plus games for 17 consecutive seasons. That’s …

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Members of The News' sports staff will be picking games on BNblitz.com. Here is how Jay Skurski, Mark Gaughan and Jason Wolf see the slate for Week 16, beginning with the Saturday games. Point spreads are through Thursday morning; asterisk indicates best bet. SATURDAY Skurski Gaughan Wolf at NE -6.5 BUF BUF BUF BUF HOU -3 at TB HOU TB HOU …