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Northern Illinois receiver Chad Beebe will get the chance to play for his father’s former Bills teammate. Beebe, the son of Don Beebe, was invited to rookie minicamp with the Indianapolis Colts, coached by former Bills quarterback Frank Reich. Beebe, who was born five months after the Bills’ fourth Super Bowl loss, has struggled with injuries during his high school a…

Vontae Davis' free agency tour that began in Buffalo last week and then went to Cleveland is spending Tuesday in San Francisco, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Davis, 29, was released by the Indianapolis Colts in November after he elected to have season-ending groin surgery, apparently against the Colts' wishes. He is reportedly cleared and able to resume footbal…

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Among the highlights of the Bills' season was the Week 14 "snow globe" game against the Indianapolis Colts. The NFL Network will re-air the game at 1 p.m. Thursday. Set your DVR. The Bills play the Colts, with new coach Frank Reich, during the 2018 season, although that game will be in Indianapolis. https://buffalonews.com/2017/12/15/bn-blitz-week-14-bills-13-colt…

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Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, who missed all of last season recovering from shoulder surgery, says he is looking forward to the aggressive offensive style of new coach Frank Reich. Reich, the former Bills quarterback who served as offensive coordinator for the Super Bowl-winning Philadelphia Eagles, was formally introduced by the Colts on Tuesday and said …

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Bills greats Jim Kelly, Thurman Thomas, Bruce Smith and others are planning to travel to Indianapolis this fall to see their former teammate, new Colts coach Frank Reich, coach against their former team, the Bills, Thomas confirmed Friday. Word of the trip was first reported by Zak Keefer of the Indianapolis Star. Reich, named the Colts coach this week, played fo…

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Former Bills quarterback Frank Reich was introduced as coach of the Indianapolis Colts on Tuesday. Here are excerpts from his opening news conference: Opening Statement: “Thank you. I want to first acknowledge and thank the Philadelphia Eagles organization, Mr. [Jeffrey] Lurie, Howie Roseman and Doug Pederson for allowing me to be part of a team and a journey that di…

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Former Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator and former Buffalo Bills quarterback Frank Reich has agreed to become the Indianapolis Colts' head coach, the team announced. Reich's hire ends a whirlwind coaching search for the Colts after New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels withdrew from an announced agreement become the team's head coach on Tues…

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Colts general manager Chris Ballard faced the media on Wednesday morning, hours after the stunning decision by Josh McDaniels to back out of his agreement to coach the Colts. The Colts-Patriots rivalry has run deep – from the duels for AFC supremacy when it was Peyton Manning's Colts against Tom Brady's Patriots to the Colts' role in starting what would become known as …

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The bizarre situation involving New England offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels and the Indianapolis Colts' coaching vacancy could have implications in Buffalo. McDaniels accepted the job, was announced as the new coach and a news conference was planned for Wednesday, but on Tuesday night, he backed out and the Colts now need to resume their search. According to multip…

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Buffalo News photographer James P. McCoy looks back at the unique challenges of shooting during the Bills' snow game against the Indianapolis Colts.  I have been shooting Bills games since 1982, and I have shot in every kind of weather possible, from the heat to lightning to rain and snow. Photographers game-plan for a Bills game just like the coaches do. I was total…

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On a wintry day in which they would likely close all schools, the Buffalo Bills and Indianapolis Colts played an NFL game for the ages in what looked like inside a snow globe. And just when the Bills season needed a revival, under the worst conditions imaginable, most all ye faithful did indeed come… and left joyful and triumphant. The Bills’ season, and this game, w…

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Offensive Coordinator Rick Dennison Q: Coach, how much of the playbook did you have available to you once you had to go to Joe [Webb] yesterday? A: Well, the game-plan got diminished when we started the game. It was a little harder to do some of the things footing wise, and just execution wise. We started with some motions, we even tried to throw those out because [o…

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The Bills' overtime victory against the Colts will be memorable for any of those who braved the elements — and also those who watched on TV. But every memorable game needs a memorable name. We asked via Facebook and you answered. Here is our list of the top names submitted thus far and who they came from. Vote for your favorite in the comments below. https://twitt…

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The director of the Buffalo Bills' 13-7 victory over the Indianapolis Colts had to be a little creative during Sunday afternoon's telecast in the blizzard at New Era Field. CBS play-by-play Spero Dedes couldn't be faulted for being unable to tell viewers what yard line the ball was at after punts, kickoffs and plays from scrimmage. So CBS had to devise a way to do it…

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Why did Bills coach Sean McDermott punt in overtime on fourth-and-1 from the Colts' 41 with 4:13 remaining? And then he topped it off by calling a timeout before the punt. It's a move that had the Twitterverse shaking its collective heads — or worse. Even after the win, many on social media were unwilling to let go of that decision. When asked after the game by re…