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Study: Buffalo Bills Have Had Schedule Disadvantage, but That Can Be Reconciled
February 28th, 2015 at 12:00 PM
Any Buffalo Bills fans who have complained that the team has had an unfair schedule in recent years now have math backing them up. ***PHOTO1*** Researchers at the University of Buffalo recently completed a paper, "Alleviating Competitive Imbalances in NFL Schedules: An Integer-Programming Approach." The paper's authors concluded that there is,...

Buffalo Comes in Top Quarter of Best U.S. Football Cities
January 29th, 2015 at 5:00 PM
A new ranking of the nation's best football cities has Buffalo in the first quarter. ***PHOTO1*** The Buffalo Bills and University at Buffalo Bulls helped propel Buffalo to No. 31 on the list from WalletHub. The rankings list every U.S. city with at least one NFL or FBS college team. They take into...

Buffalo Bills Have One of the Better Young Talent Cores in NFL
January 29th, 2015 at 11:00 AM
The Buffalo Bills are in the top third of the NFL in terms of young talent, according to a recent ESPN analysis. ***PHOTO1*** The analysis said the Bills have the 11th-best cache of players aged 25 and younger. Among the top talents cited are two-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Marcell Dareus, linebacker...

Buffalo Bills Coaching Job was Considered in the Bag by Hue Jackson
January 25th, 2015 at 5:00 PM
One of the many interviews the Buffalo Bills conducted during their coaching search was with Hue Jackson, offensive coordinator of the Cincinnati Bengals. He was among those most shocked that the team ended up choosing Rex Ryan, mainly because he felt so positively about his interview that he felt the...

Former Buffalo Bills Plentiful in NFL Conference Championship Weekend
January 17th, 2015 at 3:00 PM
To say that former Buffalo Bills defensive lineman Alan Branch lucked out is a bit of an understatement. ***PHOTO1*** Five months ago, Branch was in a suburban Buffalo jail cell after being arrested for DWI. The team released Branch - who was already in the team's dog house for coming to...

Buffalo Bills to Have Early Kickoff for London Game Against Jacksonville Jaguars
January 11th, 2015 at 5:00 PM
The Buffalo Bills will offer a matinee of sorts to football fans come Oct. 25. ***PHOTO1*** The NFL announced that the Bills' game in London against the Jacksonville Jaguars on that day will take place at 9:30 a.m. EST (1:30 p.m. London time). The game counts as one of Jacksonville's eight home...

Buffalo Bills Get No Help in Playoff Push from San Diego Chargers
December 21st, 2014 at 12:00 PM
The Buffalo Bills are right to try and keep their focus on winning their last two games. But their playoff hopes also ride on how other teams fare, and the San Francisco 49ers did the Bills no favors at all Saturday night. ***PHOTO1*** The 49ers held a 28-7 halftime lead over the...

Buffalo Bills Try to Keep Focus on Field Rather than on Scoreboard
December 20th, 2014 at 5:00 PM
The Buffalo Bills haven't been in the playoff hunt in mid-December in a decade. They haven't made the playoffs since the Clinton Administration. ***PHOTO1*** Those two facts might make life for the 8-6 Bills hard entering their game Sunday against the Oakland Raiders. The Bills are ninth in the AFC but a...

Buffalo Bills Face Rookie Quarterback Coming into His Own in Oakland Raiders’ Derek Carr
December 20th, 2014 at 3:00 PM
After facing Peyton Manning and Aaron Rodgers over the last two weeks - and limiting them to a combined 358 yards with no touchdowns - the Buffalo Bills would seeming not have to be concerned with the Oakland Raiders and rookie quarterback Derek Carr. ***PHOTO1*** But the Raiders are getting about what...

Buffalo Bills Could Move Toward Elite Status by Acquiring Chicago Bears’ Jay Cutler
December 20th, 2014 at 1:00 PM
The benching of Jay Cutler in favor of Jimmy Clausen (yes, Jimmy Clausen) pretty much spells an end to Cutler's tenure with the Chicago Bears. The Buffalo Bills - who are just a quarterback away from seriously contending for the AFC East title - would be wise to snatch him...

Green Bay Packers Used to Type of Atmosphere They’ll See Against Buffalo Bills
December 14th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
Eight times a year, the Green Bay Packers play before tens of thousands of rowdy fans in a small northern town that considers football to be its first season, if not its only season. ***PHOTO1*** So, while the fans they'll play in front of Sunday will be pulling for the Buffalo Bills...

Buffalo Bills’ Sammy Watkins Among Leaders in NFL Jersey Sales
December 13th, 2014 at 1:00 PM
Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins has the second-highest-selling jersey among NFL rookies. ***PHOTO1*** Numbers from Dick's Sporting Goods show Watkins' jersey sales trailing only those of Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel among first-year players. Manziel's season debut in relief during the Browns' loss to the Bills, combined with his impending debut...

Green Bay Packers’ James Starks to Have Homecoming Against Buffalo Bills
December 12th, 2014 at 11:00 AM
When the Green Bay Packers come to Ralph Wilson Stadium on Sunday to play the Buffalo Bills, the game will represent a homecoming for Packers running back James Starks. ***PHOTO1*** A native of Niagara Falls, Starks was a high school football and track standout at Niagara Falls High School. He went on...

Buffalo Bills Could Vault into Playoff Position in Unlikely Scenario This Week
December 11th, 2014 at 11:00 AM
On the one hand, Buffalo Bills fans are probably dizzy by now thinking about how things need to play out for the team to be in the playoffs. ***PHOTO1*** On the other hand, the team is still in a position in Week 15 to think playoffs. That thinking could be extinguished this week,...

Buffalo Bills Fans Have Rooting Interest in Other NFL Games as Team Fights for Playoffs
December 5th, 2014 at 11:00 AM
Buffalo Bills fans know the team's playoff chances aren't high entering Sunday's game against the Denver Broncos. But the fact they can even think playoffs in December is a thought not entertained in a decade. ***PHOTO1*** That means Bills fans will be watching the full NFL scoreboard on Sunday in addition to...

Buffalo Bills Face Cleveland Browns Team That May not Be as Good as Record Shows
November 29th, 2014 at 3:00 PM
There's no doubt that Sunday's Buffalo Bills game against the Cleveland Browns is the most important game late-November for the Bills in perhaps a decade. But a closer look at the Browns' schedule suggests their 7-4 record may be more fool's gold than anything truly remarkable. ***PHOTO1*** The Browns have registered their...

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, Minnesota Vikings Linked by Super Bowl Infamy
October 19th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
The Buffalo Bills and Minnesota VIkings may not meet often, but the cross-conference rivals are linked for the time being by an infamous bit of Super Bowl trivia. ***PHOTO1*** The two teams are know for being the only two squads to go 0-for-4 in the Super Bowl. Minnesota came up empty four...

Buffalo Bills Ratings Dip Slightly but Remain Among Best in NFL
October 3rd, 2014 at 11:00 AM
The Buffalo Bills saw their TV ratings drop a bit in their Week Four loss to the Houston Texans, but they remained some of the stronger numbers in the NFL. ***PHOTO1*** Nielsen numbers for Sept. 28 show a 33.3 rating, meaning exactly one-third of the TV sets in the Buffalo-Niagara TV market...

Buffalo Bills Posting Some of the Best TV Ratings in the NFL in 2014
September 26th, 2014 at 11:00 AM
The Buffalo Bills posted a season-high in the local ratings in their Week Three home loss to the San Diego Chargers, and they remain one of the most-watched teams in the NFL in their home market. ***PHOTO1*** The Bills posted a 37.8 rating for the game, meaning 37.8 percent of the TV...