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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 9, beginning with the Thursday night game. Point spreads are through Thursday morning. Asterisk indicates best bet. THURSDAY Skurski Gaughan Wolf 49ers -10 at Cardinals Cardinals 49ers Cardinals …

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We’re at the stage of the NFL season when good teams start to separate themselves from bad teams. Only in this case, the separation has already been made. If the NFL playoffs were to start this weekend, the Buffalo Bills would be one of the new kids on the block – actually not so new because the Bills made the 2017 postseason – as Buffalo would be the only AFC team that…

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Swirling winds topping 40 miles an hour whipped through New Era Field on Sunday and blew the lid and shine off the Bills’ previous lofty, second-in-the-AFC record.   Buffalo is neither as good as 5-1 might indicate, nor as bad as the 31-13 drubbing by the Eagles might, either.  No unit, coach, or player fared well. The Bills were dominated on both sides of the ball, …

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This is our annual ABO game: Always Beware of the Obvious. It would be difficult finding a team that looked as bad in a prime-time game than the Philadelphia Eagles did Sunday at Dallas, but there they were, on full display for the nation to see. Not only did they lay a tyrannosaurus egg, they coughed up 400-plus yards for the second consecutive game. Hardly attributes of …

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The Buffalo Bills came off a bye week out of practice Sunday, and nearly said goodbye to their tremendous start, before ultimately finishing off the Miami Dolphins, 31-21.   For a while it looked like it could have been a Ryan Fitzhattrick. Fitzpatrick threw for one score, bullied his way into the end zone on the ground, and nearly threw for a third, only to be disencha…

Bills

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 7, beginning with the Thursday night game (point spreads are through Thursday morning; asterisk indicates best bet):   THURSDAY Skurski Gaughan Wolf Chiefs -3 at Broncos Chiefs* Broncos Chiefs …

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Now that the Dolphins successfully passed the "Tank For Tua" bowl, it’s on to Buffalo where the Bills are one of only two AFC teams without two losses this season (guess the other). Two questions immediately come to the surface in this contest: 1) are the Bills really this good? and 2) are the Dolphins really this bad? The answers to both are not really, but don’t try s…

Bills

Bills Mafia can show up in the most unlikely places. In September, local harness owner Jim Reuther and his trainer Steve Schoeffel made an innocuous $8,000 purchase of a filly pacer at the Goshen Standardbred sale in Middletown. Little did Reuther know at the time that the filly might have a bigger following than would be expected. Reuther has plans to rename Bee Tru…

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The Bills Mafia invaded Smashville on Sunday and witnessed a titanic, ice-breaking win by their beloved Bills. The victory separated Buffalo from Tennessee in the premature playoff race, and steered the Bills to a 4-1 record; now tied for second in the AFC.  Improbable hero Duke Williams came out of obscurity and off the practice squad to the delight of his legion of sy…

Bills

The Titans are 2-2, but they have allowed more yards than they've gained in three games. The Bills are 3-1 and have not been out-gained in total yardage in a game this season; the Bills are averaging 106 yards per game more than the opposition. On paper, it appears the wrong team is favored here with the line sitting at the Titans by three. Tennessee is 3-12 against the…

Bills

The Buffalo Bills went head-to-head against the New England Patriots on Sunday, tête-à-tête between two headstrong coaches and were ultimately knocked out by a fierce fourth-quarter helmet-to-helmet hit. Let’s get the crud out early. Josh Allen threw three interceptions, two of which were horrible ideas and passes, and one just horrendous pass. A special teams snafu com…

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Let’s not concede the Patriots another Super Bowl title just yet. Yes, their stats are impeccable: No. 1 overall in scoring defense and the No. 2 scoring offense. They became the first team in the Super Bowl era to not allow a passing or rushing TD in its first three games. A muffed punt recovered in the end zone by the Jets snapped the Pats’ run of 86 consecutive point…

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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 4, beginning with the Thursday night game (point spreads are through Thursday morning; asterisk indicates best bet): THURSDAY Skurski Gaughan Wolf at Packers -4 Eagles Eagles Packers Packers SUNDAY …

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The guy has got game, especially when the game is on the line. Bills quarterback Josh Allen has five comeback victories in 13 starts he has completed. And on many plays, that game is Madden. Allen’s highlight plays, using his Gumby legs and arm, are often hard to believe on second and third viewings even when you know exactly what happened already. It is the seemingl…

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Eric Bish and Angela Collins met at the Bills’ home opener in 2016. Their first date was 10 days later for the Bills’ game against the Cardinals. They have gone to every game together since for the last three years. So when it was time to pop the question, Bish knew it had to be at a Bills game. In June, he decided that he was going to propose to Collins at the home …