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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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On the morning after the Bills' season ended, Bills quarterback Josh Allen was trying to look ahead to what the team can take into next season from their postseason appearance. But it's still a bitter pill, and that feeling might not go away. "We all have a sour taste in our mouths after yesterday," Allen said. "I won’t be over this until we start playing again. Again, …

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Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott told his players that he loved them after a playoff loss to the Houston Texans ended their season, much as he has told them throughout the season. “There’s nothing I can say that will take away the pain,” McDermott said. “We’ve worked really hard all offseason and during the season. Guys gave it everything they had. "The Buffalo Bil…

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Houston Texans wide receiver Will Fuller will not play Saturday against the Bills because of a groin injury. Fuller was considered a long shot to play, given that he is two weeks removed from the injury. The initial timetable was a minimum of three weeks. Coach Bill O'Brien had termed Fuller's status as a '"game-time decision" when he met with reporters Thursday. …

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Vic Carucci The previous time the Buffalo Bills were in the wild-card round of the AFC playoffs, they didn't belong. And they knew it. This time, they belong. And they know it. The team has shown it is talented enough to handle itself well on the big stage. Josh Allen making his playoff debut is a slight concern, especially given his admission of "pregame jitters" before …

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Tre’Davious White wasn’t about to get into any sort of back and forth Thursday. The Buffalo Bills’ cornerback was asked for his reaction to a since-deleted Instagram post by Houston Texans star receiver DeAndre Hopkins. The image showed Hopkins making a touchdown catch over White in a 2018 game, with the caption “2020 mood.” “I don’t know. Nothing,” White said. “Just…

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This week, as the Buffalo Bills seek their first playoff win since 1995, Jim Haslett remembers how it went when the team tried to win its first playoff game since 1965. That was in a divisional-round game in San Diego following the 1980 season. “We had the best team in the league that year,” Haslett says. “We should have won the Super Bowl.” The Bills led the Charger…

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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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Tony Corrente has been assigned to serve as referee for Sunday's playoff game between the Bills and Texans. The crews in the playoffs are made up of the highest-rated officials so Corrente will not be working with the same crew as he did in the regular season. Corrente had two Bills games this season: the home win against the Washington Redskins and the road win agai…

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The Bills have reached double digits in wins in a season for the 14th time in franchise history. Here is how they have fared in each of those previous seasons: 1964: 12-2, first in AFL East, won AFL championship. 1965: 10-3-1, first in AFL East, won AFL championship. 1980: 11-5, first in AFC East, lost in Divisional Playoff at San Diego, 20-14. 1981: 10-6, thir…

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The Buffalo Bills are headed to Houston for the playoffs, and opened as a three-point underdog via several oddsmakers. The game is set for 4:35 p.m. on Saturday at NRG Stadium in Houston. The game will air on ESPN and locally on WKBW, Channel 7. The Kansas City Chiefs are getting a week off, and the New England Patriots aren't. The Chiefs’ 31-21 victory Sunday aga…

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Here are the playoff-clinching scenarios for Week 17, according to the NFL. AFC The Baltimore Ravens are the AFC North champions and have clinched homefield advantage throughout the AFC postseason. The other division champions are set: New England in the East, Kansas City in the West and Houston in the South. The Bills are locked in as the No. 5 seed and will play …

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The Bills are locked in as the first wild card and fifth seed in the AFC playoffs after Saturday’s 24-17 loss to the New England Patriots. The identity of Buffalo’s opponent on either Jan. 4 or 5 will have to wait until after Week 17. The Houston Texans (10-5) clinched the AFC South with a 23-20 victory against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Saturday and are currently t…

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At his postgame news conference in Pittsburgh, Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen was asked whether he expected the team to be greeted at the airport after clinching its second playoff berth in two years. "It will be late, but knowing Bills Mafia, it won't matter," Allen said. And it didn't. A large contingent of fans, including lifelong Bills fans Jordan McCann an…

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Sean McDermott is all about moving forward and on to the next one and the growth mindset, but he did provide a little bit of reflection in the aftermath of the Bills' victory over the Steelers that clinched Buffalo's second playoff berth in three years of the McDermott-Brandon Beane regime. And did it with an acknowledgement of the naysayers. "Coming to Buffalo three ye…