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After a week unlike any the NFL has ever seen, one thing is clear: “Stick to football” is no longer an option. As Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said Thursday night after leading his team to a win over the Chicago Bears, “as much as some people want us to just shut up and play football … sports and politics have always intersected.” Never was that more a…

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Two of college football's top quarterbacks meet Friday night when Southern Cal's Sam Darnold visits Washington State's Luke Falk in a Pac-12 matchup (10:30 p.m., ESPN). The Buffalo Bills are one of 16 teams scheduled to be in attendance, according to nfl.com. Darnold, a redshirt sophomore, has led the No. 5 Trojans to a 4-0 start. He is averaging 306.2 passing yards …

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Jerel Worthy knew the moment it happened. The Buffalo Bills’ defensive tackle has been out of action since Aug. 31, when he suffered a concussion in the final preseason game. “I was pursuing the quarterback from the back side,” Worthy explained Thursday. “He went to slide, and I didn't expect him to slide at the time. When I came in for the tackle, he kind of disappe…

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Tre'Davious White is making the Buffalo Bills look pretty smart. The rookie cornerback was named the NFL’s Defensive Rookie of the Month for September on Thursday. That would be an accomplishment even if White was drafted 10th overall in April. But consider that the team traded down in the 2017 NFL Draft before selecting him – picking up a 2018 first-round pick from Kan…

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The memories came flooding back, transporting Mike Tolbert to a time when hometown pride was all that mattered and loyalty to red and black reigned supreme. The 31-year-old fullback couldn’t help but smile when he considered his childhood ambitions and his path to this very point — standing in the Bills locker room, clad entirely in blue and white — and how his past and…

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The Buffalo Bills' remarkable run of good luck with injuries is continuing. Starting left tackle Cordy Glenn was the only player not on the practice field Thursday as the Bills continued preparations for Sunday's game in Atlanta. Glenn is out with an ankle injury suffered in Week Two against Carolina. The Bills have lost only six games to injury for players on the 53…

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On his own, Tre'Davious White is making the Buffalo Bills look pretty smart at the moment. Add in that the team traded down in the 2017 NFL Draft before selecting him – picking up a 2018 first-round pick from Kansas City for doing so – and it's looking like a stroke of genius. White was honored as the NFL's Defensive Rookie of the Month for September on Wednesday. Th…

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Sean McDermott and Patrick DiMarco have commiserated. The Buffalo Bills’ head coach and fullback have been on the losing end of the last two Super Bowls – McDermott as the defensive coordinator of the Carolina Panthers and DiMarco last season with the Atlanta Falcons. “We’ve touched the subject a little bit, a little bit of common ground,” McDermott said Wednesday. “…

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Throughout the 2017 season, The Buffalo News will track the performances of players from both Western New York and local colleges who are currently in the NFL. Here are their results in Week Three: • Eagles S Corey Graham: The Buffalo native saw his consecutive games played streak end at 159 after he was ruled out of Philadelphia's 27-24 victory over the New York Giants…

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The Buffalo Bills face their toughest test of the season Sunday. The 3-0 Atlanta Falcons are the defending NFC West champions, and a team that coach Sean McDermott knows well after going up against them twice a year during his six seasons as defensive coordinator of the Carolina Panthers. "The weapons that they have on this offense, starting with the quarterback, wit…

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If you are heading to Atlanta (or live there) and don't have tickets to Sunday's Bills game against the Falcons, you are in luck. The Falcons announced that single-game tickets and standing room-only tickets will go on sale at 9 a.m. Friday on a first-come, first-served basis at the guest services desk inside Game 2 of  the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Cost is $57 with…

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As of Tuesday evening, here is Don Paul's look at the weather for Sunday's Bills-Falcons game in Atlanta. Tailgate forecast: Comfortably cool start. Mostly sunny, with temps starting in low 60s. Light east wind. Game temperature: 74-77. Precipitation: None prior to or during the game. Forecast: Near ideal. Mostly sunny, just a few clouds. Comfortable. E wind: 8…

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Below are the Buffalo Bills' snap counts for the 2017 season, with some observations from the Week Three win over the Broncos. • Zay Jones was targeted just twice in 55 snaps, failing to make a catch. Jones has not played 170 total snaps and has three catches on the season for 39 yards. "I think he’s moved along fine," offensive coordinator Rick Dennison said Monday.…

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Even through Bills-colored glasses, the majority of Buffalo fans didn’t agree with an unsportsmanlike conduct given to Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller on Sunday. Miller was penalized in the fourth quarter of the Bills’ 26-16 victory Sunday after he stuck his hand out to help up quarterback Tyrod Taylor, then pulled it away. On a Twitter poll conducted Monday, 71…