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"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.

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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
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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
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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.


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Many reporters and analysts are expressing their displeasure with the Buffalo Bills' strict new media policy. Among other things, the policy limits what information the media can report during training camp and practices, including plays, strategies and formations. WBFO's "Beyond the Playbook" commentator Matt Sabuda talked with Morning Edition host Howard Riedel about the policy, which has gained national attention.


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A Character Education program was launched by the Buffalo Bills and United Way of Buffalo and Erie County. It's called 'Character Playbook'.  WBFO's Focus on Education Reporter Eileen Buckley says it focuses on character development for middle school students.  

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The Buffalo Bills will bestow a rare honor upon one of its alumni from the Super Bowl years this September, when the team retires Bruce Smith's jersey number 78.

  

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With the 19th pick in the NFL Draft, the Buffalo Bills selected Shaq Lawson, All-American defensive end out of Clemson University. While the team will likely look for more defensive help, Dan Lavoie of Buffalo Rumblings.com expects the team to select a quarterback before the draft is finished.


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The Buffalo Bills have released their 2016 regular season schedule. It opens Sunday, September 11, with the Bills taking on Head Coach Rex Ryan's former team, the Baltimore Ravens, including former teammates Joe Flacco and Tyrod Taylor, in Baltimore.

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Philadelphia's district attorney will not charge Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy in connection with a February nightclub brawl.

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When it comes to statewide popularity among New York sports fans, the Buffalo Bills don’t hold a candle to the Yankees or the Mets. That’s according to a new survey from the Siena Research Institute, whose latest poll shows the Yankees continue to be the most popular team in the state.

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The Buffalo Bills have released high-priced defensive end Mario Williams and retained the rights to left tackle Cordy Glenn by designating him their franchise player.

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Reports out of Philadelphia indicate Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy is being investigated for the alleged assault of two off-duty Philadelphia police officers at a bar there early Sunday morning. 

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Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan said he "feels great" about hiring the NFL's first full-time female assistant coach. Kathryn Smith will serve as a Special Teams Quality Control Coach for the team. WBFO's Eileen Buckley attended a news conference with Ryan at Ralph Wilson Stadium Friday where the coach explained why he hired Smith.

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Two prominent elected officials met in Buffalo's City Hall Thursday to renew their commitment to fostering more diversity in local business and labor. They both praised the Buffalo Bills for leading by example with their hire of the National Football League's first-ever female full-time assistant coach.


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The Buffalo Bills have announced Kathryn Smith has been named the team's Special Teams Quality Control Coach. Smith is the first female to be named to a full-time coaching position in NFL History.

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The 1965 AFL All-Star Game boycott by black players was a landmark moment in American sports. The previous generation of African-American athletes had all it could do to break the color barrier and secure footholds on professional rosters. But in 1965, the AFL’s new generation of black players upped the ante considerably, taking direct political action against racism for the first time -- and several Buffalo Bills helped lead the way.


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The Buffalo Bills have signed general manager Doug Whaley to a contract extension.

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