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Tasked with playing their second consecutive game at MetLife Stadium, the Buffalo Bills stayed in the same hotel last week – with players lodged in the very same rooms – to mimic the lead-up to their opening week 17-16 comeback win over the New York Jets. They proceeded to trounce the Giants, 28-14, to improve to 2-0 for the first time since 2014. On the other side of t…

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The price for tickets to Sunday’s Bills’ home opener against the Cincinnati Bengals continues to rise as the game gets closer. According to TickPick, a secondary ticket marketplace, the average price for a remaining ticket is $131.24. While that is substantially less than the NFL average for Week 3 games of $201.49, it would be the most ­­­expensive ticket for a Bill…

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Josh Allen was not given the key to the city of Buffalo; Josh Allen has the key to the city. Drafted seventh overall in 2018, Allen just showed up with it the next day. The Bills quarterback seems to be the embodiment, correct button pusher, and possess most all of the qualities we want in our sports stars: blue collar and red-blooded; gifted and gutsy; a high-flying un…

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The New York Giants went ahead 7-0 on the Dallas Cowboys in Week 1 and then proceeded to limp to the finish line. One has to wonder how long before Daniel Jones will have his number called. This, however, is for certain: Eli Manning is 11-3  straight up and 10-2-2 against the spread in his career against AFC East opposition, including 7-0-1 against the spread as an underdo…

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Each year, even veteran, established NFL squads claim it is a different team, year, and often, result. For younger, inexperienced bad teams, they make that claim even more often. But the new, New Era Buffalo Bills have transformed their lineup and makeup in dramatic fashion, and the result was a drama-filled sea change in momentum and ultimate, unexpected win on the road a…

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It’s been a long time (2006) since the Bills opened the season with their first two games on the road – and oddly, both will be in the same stadium, with Week 1 against the Jets and Week 2 against the Giants. Buffalo also could take part in up to six 2018 first-round quarterback battles when Bills QB Josh Allen faces Baker Mayfield, Lamar Jackson and Sam Darnold (twice)…

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Join Buffalo Bills beat writer Jay Skurski for his weekly Facebook Live at facebook.com/groups/BNBlitz. Just send a request to join the group to receive exclusive Bills coverage. Future Facebook Live sessions will be held at 7 p.m. on Aug. 7 and Aug. 15. Join the conversation. In his second Facebook Live of the season, Jay talks about Bills training camp. You can wat…

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For 17 years, McFadden's bar in New York City has been overrun on football Sundays by beer-drinking, wing-eating Bills fans wearing red, white and blue, entertained by bartenders who sing the "Shout" song after every Bills touchdown. Now, Bills fans in Manhattan will meet somewhere new, at the Public House on 140 E. 41st St., between Lexington Avenue and 3rd Avenue, nea…

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Join Buffalo Bills beat writer Jay Skurski for his weekly Facebook Live at facebook.com/groups/BNBlitz. Just send a request to join the group to receive exclusive Bills coverage. Future Facebook Live sessions will be held at 7 p.m. on Aug. 7 and Aug. 15. Join the conversation. In his first Facebook Live of the season, Jay previews training camp. You can watch below. …

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The Bills are set to begin training camp at St. John Fisher College in Pittsford. Here is what you need to know. How to get there  |  Buffalo Bills experience  |  Vendor area  |  Kids Autograph Zone  |  Camp contact info  |  Theme days  |  Key dates  |  FAQ  |  Where to stay  |  Where to park Camp schedule Thursday, July 25: 9:45 a.m. Friday, July 26: 9:45 a.m. …

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Among the Bills' biggest goals in the offseason was to provide more support around quarterback Josh Allen. To show his appreciation for the moves early in free agency, Allen sent General Manager Brandon Beane a GIF. Beane has declined to share which GIF it was, saying only that it was "good" and that it was "clean." "He was appreciative of the moves we were making," …

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Dan Merkel was walking toward his minivan early Tuesday, preparing to leave for work from his Orchard Park home, when he noticed a frightened young dog trying to scramble across Milestrip Road. Fearing the dog would get hit in busy traffic, Merkel paused to call to the animal, a young female who immediately ran to him. He brought her into his home, where his wife, Kim, …

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Today would have been the 40th birthday of Ezra Castro, the Buffalo Bills fan from Texas known as "Pancho Billa" who died last month while in hospice care for cancer. His longtime partner, Veronica Borjo, stayed up until 4 a.m. today, writing this message both to Castro and to those throughout the nation – especially the #BillsMafia – who have reached out in solidarity …

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The initial over/under total for the Bills for the 2019 season was 6.5, according to the most prominent Las Vegas sportsbooks. As is its custom, CG Technology is again the first operator to release opening betting lines for all the regular season games in Weeks 1 through 16. The company has the Bills as an underdog in 11 games and a favorite in four. The four games i…

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Ken Johnson, known far better as “Pinto Ron” around greater Buffalo, vividly remembers meeting Ezra Castro. It is important to read that sentence exactly as written, because Castro is being eulogized throughout the football world as Pancho Billa, the mask-and-sombrero wearing character he made famous in the stands at Buffalo Bills games. They were introduced in the crow…