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Terrance Gray’s childhood ambition was to play football on television. Not on Sundays so much as Saturdays. Although he was a major fan of the NFL draft, charting each pick in front of the television from the age of 10, he was focused on becoming a big-time college quarterback. Such destinations aren’t easily reached from anywhere, let alone Bayside High School in Queen…

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Frank Reich will return to Buffalo as head coach of the Indianapolis Colts when the Bills host the Colts in Week 1 of the NFL preseason in August. The Bills announced their preseason opponents Tuesday. The Bills visit the Carolina Panthers in Week 2, travel to the Detroit Lions in Week 3 for a CBS game on Aug. 23 and host the Minnesota Vikings in Week 4 on Aug. 29. Week…

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Leslie Frazier owns two Super Bowl rings – one as a cornerback with the 1985 Chicago Bears and one as an assistant coach with the 2006 Indianapolis Colts. It’s fair to say the Buffalo Bills’ defensive coordinator for the past two seasons knows a thing or two about gratifying moments from the game to which he has devoted most of his nearly 60 years. And Frazier will t…

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Former Bills coordinators Danny Crossman and Rick Dennison found new jobs Friday. Crossman, who joined the Bills in 2013 as special teams coordinator and served under three head coaches, was officially named to the same role with the Miami Dolphins. Dennison, who spent the 2017 season as the Buffalo Bills' offensive coordinator, was named the Minnesota Vikings' offen…

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The Buffalo Bills have hired Heath Farwell as their new special teams coach, according to Jourdan Rodrigue of the Charlotte Observer. Farwell, who played for the Minnesota Vikings and Seattle Seahawks, spent the 2018 season as assistant special teams coach for the Carolina Panthers. He joined the Panthers a year after Bills coach Sean McDermott and General Manager Brand…

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Noted Buffalo Bills fan and "CBS Evening News" anchor Jeff Glor saw this one coming from a mile away. Glor, a Tonawanda native, predicted the Bills to beat the Minnesota Vikings during an appearance Sunday on the NFL Network. Here is video of Glor's prediction: The Bills upended the Vikings, 27-6. https://buffalonews.com/2018/09/23/jay-skurskis-10-observati…

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The University of Maryland-Baltimore County knows about historic upsets. The Terriers basketball team became the first No. 16 seed to upset a No. 1 seed in NCAA Tournament history when they topped Virginia 74-54 last March. The school athletic department Twitter feed has noted big upsets in the making with a shoutout to the Twitter account of the team trying to pull …

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A recording of the Buffalo Bills’ next two opponents playing each other is shown on monitors this week in the locker room, the unusual result of the game overshadowed by a single, increasingly familiar call. The Green Bay Packers are leading the Minnesota Vikings, 29-21, with less than two minutes remaining in regulation last Sunday, when Packers linebacker Clay Matthew…

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Egad. The Buffalo Bills are sinking to new lows and sinking rapidly at that. After allowing 78 points in a pair of lopsided season-opening losses, the Bills are 16-point underdogs Sunday in Minnesota. But before preparing to empty the trash, you should know that NFL non-division underdogs of 16 or more points are 14-6 ATS since 2001. In addition, the Bills themselves…

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Here are predictions from members of The Buffalo News' sports staff on Sunday's Bills-Vikings game in Minneapolis. VIC CARUCCI Even with the promise Josh Allen provides at quarterback, the Bills don’t seem to have much of a chance to get their collective act together any time soon. It’s especially hard to see that happening on the road against one of the NFL’s best teams…

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The Minnesota Vikings have opened as a 16.5-point favorite over the visiting Buffalo Bills for Week 3 in lines posted at the Westgate SuperBook. The Mirage also has a 16.5-point spread. The over-under opened at 38.5 but had moved up to 40.5 as the night wore on Sunday. But, that's not the largest margin the Bills have been an underdog, dating back to 1980, according …

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Minnesota-Duluth outside linebacker Zach Bassuener received two invitations to try out at NFL rookie minicamps – one was from the Minnesota Vikings and the other was from the Bills. Bassuener, who is 6 foot 2 inches and 235 pounds, took part in the Vikings' camp last weekend and was not signed. He is expected to be in Buffalo this week when the Bills begin rookie mi…

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Vikings wide receiver Cayleb Jones – the brother of Bills wideout Zay Jones – has been suspended for four games for violating the NFL's performance enhancing drug policy. Cayleb Jones most recently gained notoriety for his role in presumably preventing his brother from jumping out of a 30th floor window. In a video obtained by TMZ, Zay Jones, 22, can be heard saying he …

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The Bills have interest in Vikings free agent defensive tackle Tom Johnson, according to Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul (Minn.) Pioneer Press. Johnson, 33, is said to be seeking a two-year deal, according to the report. The Raiders also have expressed interest. Johnson started 15 games for the Vikings last season and had 17 tackles and two sacks. He spent the last fo…