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As the 2016 season ended, the Bills were limping toward their 15th non-winning season in 17 years. Professional sports' longest playoff drought had reached 17 seasons. Bills co-owners Terry and Kim Pegula were in the market for another new coach with another new approach. On Jan. 11, 2017, the Bills hired Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott. "I hav…

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Here are the NFL playoff scenarios for Week 14, including an opportunity for the Buffalo Bills to earn a playoff berth, courtesy of the NFL: AFC CLINCHED: None BUFFALO BILLS (9-3) (vs. Baltimore (10-2), Sunday, 1 p.m. EST, CBS) Buffalo clinches playoff berth with: BUF win + OAK loss or tie + HOU loss + IND loss or tie BALTIMORE RAVENS (10-2) (at Buffalo…

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It's time for the "M&T Bank Bowl." Others call it the Buffalo Bills-Baltimore Ravens game. For M&T, this is not your typical Sunday football matchup. Consider: M&T is based in Buffalo and is the official bank of the Bills. But M&T has its mid-Atlantic headquarters in Baltimore, and a sponsorship deal with the Ravens, too. The team plays its home ga…

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J.C. Tretter and his fiancée are getting married in late February. The beginning of the month was off limits, in case the Cleveland Browns advanced to the Super Bowl. “We definitely had to leave the dates open,” Tretter said. But these days, the former Akron High School star and Browns starting center isn’t thinking about much beyond playing his hometown Buffalo B…

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Micah Hyde loves the "game within the game." The Buffalo Bills’ veteran safety understands the key to disrupting opposing offenses isn’t necessarily possessing superior athleticism, but sowing confusion. And in order to confuse an opponent’s offense, he needs to confuse the quarterback. In order to confuse the quarterback, he needs to understand how a quarterback thi…

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Twenty-eight quarterbacks have better odds than Buffalo Bills' Josh Allen to lead the NFL in passing yards this season, including rookie Kyler Murray, Sam Darnold and both Ryan Fitzpatrick and Josh Rosen, who are in competition for the starting job with the Miami Dolphins, widely projected as the worst team in the league. Allen has the worst odds to produce the highest …

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Former British rugby star Christian Wade stole the show and lit up social media with a 65-yard touchdown run on his very first carry in his very first NFL game, speeding past deep reserves in the fourth quarter of the Bills’ 24-16 victory against the Indianapolis Colts in the preseason opener for both teams on Thursday night at New Era Field. But the more critical perfo…

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Cody Ford was counted among the attractions when he returned to his hometown of Pineville, La., this summer for the city’s “Fifth Saturday Market on Main.” The Buffalo Bills’ rookie offensive lineman was lauded as a hometown hero, on hand to sign autographs during the daylong June street festival filled with vendors, classic cars, Kung Fu and live music. A gold “70” …

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ORCHARD PARK — Ed Oliver pulled on his No. 91 jersey and walked through the tunnel at New Era Field for the first time Friday night. The Bills’ first-round draft pick wasn’t prepared for the sight. “I looked around and saw a whole bunch of ‘91’ jerseys,” the rookie defensive tackle said, “and I haven't even stepped on the field here, so it just shows you how much the…

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PITTSFORD – Duke Williams was among the first players to split off from the group at large and head to an adjacent practice field, where the Buffalo Bills’ backups worked apart from the starters during one session of training camp practice Tuesday at St. John Fisher College. The former Auburn and CFL standout, the wide receiver with the big name and big frame, took a kn…

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Matt Milano spent the offseason rehabbing his broken left leg and boning up on the playbook. A fifth-round draft pick in 2017, Milano enters his third season in the NFL and second as the Buffalo Bills’ starting weakside linebacker, beside middle linebacker Tremaine Edmunds, with a couple of long-standing goals in mind and a foundation in place for achieving them. “Ju…

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Trent Murphy isn’t a patient man. The Buffalo Bills’ veteran defensive end drove five hours, in the dark, through a snowstorm one night in March 2018, rather than flying to Buffalo the next morning, because he couldn’t wait to sign his contract. He couldn’t wait to get back on the field. Just seven months earlier, Murphy blew out his left knee during a preseason g…

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This is the sixth in a series previewing each position on the Buffalo Bills before the July 25 start of training camp. The Buffalo Bills lost one of the franchise’s all-time great leaders with the retirement of defensive tackle Kyle Williams. But with the addition of first-round draft pick Ed Oliver, selected with the No. 9 overall pick out of Houston, the defensive …