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Buffalo Bills Keeping Pace with New England Patriots in AFC East
November 1st, 2014 at 5:00 PM
The Buffalo Bills aren't within striking distance of the AFC East lead very often, but the New England Patriots have most definitely noticed their closest challengers to the division title. ***PHOTO1*** The Bills enter the bye week at 5-3, one game back of New England. The Patriots already beat the Bills this...

Buffalo Bills See Slight Uptick in Playoff Odds
November 1st, 2014 at 3:00 PM
The Buffalo Bills saw their playoff odds go up after beating the New York Jets on Sunday, but not by as much as might be expected. ***PHOTO1*** Numbers from Football Outsiders give the Bills a 34 percent chance of making the playoffs this season. That number, calculated weekly running 50,000 season simulations,...

Buffalo Bills to Gain by Doing Nothing During Bye Week
October 31st, 2014 at 5:00 PM
The Buffalo Bills enter their bye week in a good place in terms of pushing for a playoff spot. But several games could have them sitting that much prettier after their week off. ***PHOTO1*** The Bills are 5-3 at their halfway point. They're tied for a Wild Card spot with the Baltimore...

Buffalo Bills are the Favorites Among Western New York Twitter Users
October 25th, 2014 at 5:00 PM
A social media study of NFL fan bases found the Buffalo Bills to be in firm control of the western half of New York state. ***PHOTO1*** The report was compiled by Twitter Sports by looking at the NFL teams followed by Twitter users in every county in the country. The study found...

Buffalo Bills’ Playoff Odds Unchanged After Win Over Minnesota Vikings
October 25th, 2014 at 3:00 PM
The Buffalo Bills saw their playoff odds go essentially unchanged after beating the Minnesota Vikings last weekend. But one of their division rivals has vaulted past them in pursuit of a playoff position. ***PHOTO1*** The 3-3 Miami Dolphins, thanks to their win over the Chicago Bears, saw their playoff odds increase to...

Buffalo Bills’ Playoff Odds Crash After Loss to New England Patriots
October 17th, 2014 at 5:00 PM
The Buffalo Bills' loss to the New England Patriots last week did a lot more than just quash some swagger. ***PHOTO1*** Updated NFL playoffs odds from Football Outsiders have the Bills most likely on the outside looking in. The site updates its playoff odds weekly by running 50,000 season simulations. The newest...

Buffalo Bills Look to Change Long History of Losing to New England Patriots
October 12th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
The Buffalo Bills are sick of answering questions about getting over the hump that is the New England Patriots. But their performance against their nemesis has done nothing to silence those asking the questions. ***PHOTO1*** Buffalo is 3-25 against New England this century entering Sunday's game. Those wins have come in all...

Buffalo Bills, New England Patriots in Dead Heat Statistically for AFC East Crown
October 10th, 2014 at 11:00 AM
The newest playoff odds show the Buffalo Bills and New England Patriots to have an essentially equal shot of winning the AFC East this season, making this Sunday's game between the two teams that much more important. ***PHOTO1*** New numbers from Football Outsiders show the Bills and Patriots each winning nine games...

Buffalo Bills Remain Statistical Favorites to Win AFC East
October 3rd, 2014 at 5:00 PM
Despite two straight losses, the Buffalo Bills remain the statistical favorites to win the AFC East - but that may be due more to the division as a whole being down than the Bills being all that good. ***PHOTO1*** Football Outsiders calculates odds weekly based on running 50,000 season simulations. Their latest...

Five Things the Buffalo Bills Must Do to Defeat the San Diego Chargers
September 20th, 2014 at 5:00 PM
The Buffalo Bills face a stern test when the San Diego Chargers arrive at Ralph Wilson Stadium on Sunday afternoon. In order for the Bills to ensure a victory, here are five things they must accomplish to remained undefeated. ***PHOTO1*** Control the line of scrimmage: The Bills have done a good job...

Buffalo Bills’ CJ Spiller Named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week
September 17th, 2014 at 5:00 PM
The Buffalo Bills are 2-0 and atop the AFC East division. Not many had them in this position before the season began. ***PHOTO1*** They were pegged by most prognosticators to finish at the bottom of the division, taking lumps as second-year quarterback EJ Manuel learns to manage a team. All that waiting might...

CJ Spiller and Sammy Watkins Help Buffalo Bills Dominate, Squish the Miami Dolphins 29-10
September 14th, 2014 at 6:00 PM
The crowd at Ralph Wilson Stadium was out in full effect Sunday afternoon. The Buffalo Bills were firing on all cylinders, defeating the Miami Dolphins 29-10. ***PHOTO1*** The defensive line was in Ryan Tannehill's face the entire game, registering four sacks. The pressure allowed Buffalo to take control of the game, limiting...

Buffalo Bills Historically Haven’t Circled Wagons in Home Openers
September 14th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
Buffalo Bills fans have packed the area around Ralph Wilson Stadium since early Saturday in anticipation of Sunday's home opener against the Miami Dolphins. ***PHOTO1*** History indicates they may go home disappointed. Buffalo is 25-29-1 all-time in home openers. They have surprisingly been above .500 (8-7), though, this century - a century during...

With No Jills to Lead the Cheers, Buffalo Bills Hire Stampede Drum Line to Excite Fans
September 13th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
When the Buffalo Bills were in their infancy during the 1960s, their cheering section was mainly the fans who screamed from the stands in War Memorial Stadium. Not until a determined young college student approached Buffalo Bills founder and original owner Ralph C. Wilson Jr. did the Buffalo Jills come...

Buffalo Bills are New York State’s Most Searched-For Team on Google
July 15th, 2014 at 12:51 PM
Amid the Empire State's many storied sports options, members of the Bills Mafia have forced their love of the Buffalo Bills to shine through.   ***PHOTO1***   A recent analysis of Google searches by TicketCity over the past two years found the Bills to be the most-searched sports team in New York state.   The New...

Buffalo Bills’ Thad Lewis to Start Season Finale in Place of EJ Manuel
December 27th, 2013 at 7:15 PM
Buffalo Bills rookie quarterback EJ Manuel is ending his first season under a worst-case scenario, being shut down due to injury. Bills coach Doug Marrone said Thad Lewis will start behind center for the team's season finale Sunday at New England. Lewis is 2-2 as a starter this season, including last...

Buffalo Bills Cut Cornerback Burton, Add Wingo to Roster
October 27th, 2013 at 11:25 AM
Cornerback Brandon Burton has been released by the Buffalo Bills. In five regular-season games with the Bills in 2013, Burton recorded six tackles. He has also played with the Minnesota Vikings. Burton’s release, according to several media reports, was so the Bills could open up a roster spot for an additional running...

Teammates Still Have Confidence in Jeff Tuel
October 5th, 2013 at 10:23 PM
Despite his most recent performance, the Buffalo Bills still have confidence in quarterback Jeff Tuel. “He’s a strong quarterback,” rookie wide-receiver Robert Woods told buffalobills.com. “He understands our offense and our system. We’ve got to be confident. We’re still a good offense, have good running backs, good receivers and a confident...

Buffalo Bills Quarterbacks Spend Time Working on Deep Ball
September 28th, 2013 at 9:50 PM
Buffalo Bills quarterback EJ Manuel knows he needs to improve his deep throws. So, that’s why Manuel and fellow quarterback Jeff Tuel spent time after a recent practice to improve his throws. “We worked on throwing the deep ball,” Manuel told buffalobills.com. ”Not only the deep ball, but just, if you’re getting...

Jairus Byrd Questionable for Sunday’s Game
September 21st, 2013 at 9:19 PM
Buffalo Bills safety Jairus Byrd is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the New York Jets. According to buffalobills.com, for the last two games, Byrd has been listed as doubtful and was inactive. But, according to the team’s website, Byrd is progressing and could see the field soon. “What I don’t...