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Beyond the Playbook: Loss confirms Bills' mediocrity

Oct 24, 2016

Heading into the weekend, analyst Matt Sabuda encouraged Buffalo Bills fans to enjoy the team's four-game winning streak. From his perspective, Sunday's loss to the Miami Dolphins revealed the inability of the team---and its quarterback Tyrod Taylor---to overcome adversity, providing another sign that the Bills are not capable of competing at a championship level.

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Jay Ajayi tied an NFL record by surpassing 200 yards rushing for the second game in a row, helping the Miami Dolphins rally past the Buffalo Bills 28-25 Sunday.

If the Buffalo Bills are going to continue their winning streak this Sunday in Miami, they will likely do so without running LeSean McCoy, who is suffering from a hamstring injury. Analyst Matt Sabuda believes the Bills can overcome the injury with the continued solid play of their offensive line and if quarterback Tyrod Taylor raises his game.


Recovering from an illness can take toughness - ECMC says Jim Kelly toughness. in that spirit, the medical center dedicated its new “Kelly Tough Room” Tuesday.

The Buffalo Bills blew out the San Francisco 49ers, 45-16, Sunday at New Era Field, extending their winning streak to four, the team's longest since 2008. Analyst Matt Sabuda says there was a lot to like, including the behavior of fans while controversial quarterback Colin Kaepernick kneeled during the National Anthem.

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LeSean McCoy scored three times and the Buffalo Bills extended their winning streak to four with a 45-16 victory over San Francisco and new starter Colin Kaepernick Sunday.

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A group of local racial justice activists rallied in support of San Francisco Quarterback Colin Kaepernick at Sunday's Buffalo Bills-49ers game.

After starting the season with two losses, an air of desperation surrounded the Buffalo Bills. That spirit has changed dramatically. Analyst Matt Sabuda says after three straight wins, the Bills should expect to win on Sunday against the struggling San Francisco 49ers.

The Buffalo Bills are enjoying a modest two-game winning streak, but analyst Matt Sabuda believes continuing that trend will be difficult. For Sunday's game, the Bills will travel to the West Coast to meet the Los Angeles Rams. As Sabuda points out, the Bills have won just three of their last 14 games on the West Coast.

Over the last 15 years, winning has been the norm for the New England Patriots, who have been especially dominant on their home turf. On Sunday, the story changed dramatically as the Bills  beat the Patriots, 16-0, at Gillette Stadium. "I don't want to hear the Patriots were without Tom Brady as an excuse. They were still a three-and-oh team and are likely the team to beat in the AFC,"  analyst Matt Sabuda said. "And yesterday, the Bills beat them."

Bills shut out Brady-less Patriots

Oct 3, 2016

Buffalo took advantage of sloppy, Tom Brady-less New England to hand the Patriots their first home shutout at Gillette Stadium, winning 16-0 Sunday. The win was just the second for the Bills in the stadium's history.

With the loss of key players due to injury and suspension, the New England Patriots appear to be vulnerable as they get ready to host the Bills on Sunday. It's an an opportunity the Bills must seize, says analyst Matt Sabuda, who believes a loss would  show "players, ownership and fans that this team is still light years behind the Patriots."

LeSean McCoy scored twice and safety Aaron Williams returned a botched field-goal snap 53 yards for a touchdown in leading the Buffalo Bills to a 33-18 win over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. "It was one of those days when everything, and I mean everything, came together for a Bills win," said analyst Matt Sabuda during WBFO's Beyond the Playbook.

LeSean McCoy scored twice and safety Aaron Williams returned a botched field-goal snap 53 yards for a touchdown in leading the Buffalo Bills to a 33-18 win over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.  Buffalo City Hall was lit up red, white and blue overnight in honor of the team's first win of the season.

"I have to say that this is the earliest I can remember Bills fans being so distraught over the state and prospects for the team," said analyst Matt Sabuda during WBFO's Beyond the Playbook. He's troubled by the strange timing of the dismissal of offensive coordinator Greg Roman and the team's poor showing on defense.

The Supervisor of Art Education for the Buffalo Public School District will be honored Sunday by the National Football League.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says Michele Agosto will be receiving the Buffalo Bills Hispanic Heritage Leadership award.


The Buffalo Bills have fired offensive coordinator Greg Roman. The team announced the move in an email released on Friday, a day after Buffalo fell to 0-2 following a 37-31 loss to the New York Jets.

The New York Jets gained nearly 500 yards in offense in dominating the Buffalo Bills defense in a 37-31 win Thursday night. The effort provided a stark contrast from last Sunday when they held the Baltimore Ravens to just 13 points. "It's been one of the strangest, most disconnected first two games of any season," said analyst Matt Sabuda during WBFO's Beyond the Playbook.

A wild atmosphere is expected tonight as the Buffalo Bills host the New York Jets at New Era Field. Analyst Matt Sabuda believes the Bills can send their fans home happy tonight provided quarterback Tyrod Taylor improves upon his performance from Sunday's season-opening loss at Baltimore.

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Will coverage of Buffalo Bills games be focused on the exploits of players on the field, or on drunken fans in the parking lots outside the stadium this season? Tonight's home-opener against the New York Jets is an opportunity to find out.

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For Buffalo Bills fans, this Thursday night brings the team’s home opener and a “new norm” in game-day security.

The Buffalo Bills offense managed just 160 total yards in Sunday's 13-7 loss to the Baltimore Ravens.  For analyst Matt Sabuda, the play calling and ineffective performance by quarterback Tyrod Taylor were surprisingly similar to the poor efforts that have been so common in recent years for the Bills.

Bills lose 13-7 to Ravens in season opener

Sep 11, 2016
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The Baltimore Ravens used a touchdown pass by Joe Flacco, two field goals and a throwback defensive performance to beat the Buffalo Bills 13-7 on Sunday in their season opener. Buffalo's home opener is on Thursday evening.

While the Buffalo Bills are listed as underdogs for Sunday's game against the Baltimore Ravens, analyst Matt Sabuda sees an opportunity. "Fans shouldn't be surprised to see the team start out with an upset win." Injuries to the Ravens defense, Sabuda says, give the Bills a chance for success on Sunday. 

It's official: Bills call their home New Era Field

Aug 18, 2016
Michael Mroziak, WBFO

The Buffalo Bills and New Era Cap made it official Thursday. The Orchard Park-based stadium in which the pro football team plays is known as New Era Field for at least the next seven years.

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The Buffalo Bills will formally unveil the new name of Ralph Wilson Stadium Thursday morning. Starting this season, the Orchard Park facility will be known as New Era Field.

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The Buffalo Bills pre-season opener ended in a 19 to 18 loss to the Indianapolis Colts at Ralph Wilson Stadium Saturday night. Just prior to kick-off, the team announced on Twitter that it is selling the naming rights to the stadium to the New Era Cap Company.

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The quarterback question for the Buffalo Bills has been answered for the near future.

NFL defensive guru Buddy Ryan dies

Jun 28, 2016
Associated Press

Legendary football coach Buddy Ryan has died at the age of 82.

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The MSG cable network will be featuring more Sabres and Bills programming as Pegula Sports and Entertainment expands its reach.