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A 10-3 playoff loss at Jacksonville may have disappointed Buffalo Bills fans, but did little to diminish their passion. Analyst Matt Sabuda was among the thousands of locals who made their way to Jacksonville to witness the Bills' first playoff appearance in nearly 18 years. Sabuda said it was great to be at the game and "even greater to be a Buffalonian."


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All good things must come to an end. After a week of celebrating the Bills' first playoff appearance since 2000, they lost a low-scoring game to the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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As Buffalo prepares to play Jacksonville tomorrow in their first playoff game in 18 years, one thing is for certain—Bills fans are everywhere.

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Buffalo Bills playoff fever has been running non-stop since last weekend, when the team clinched its first National Football League postseason appearance for the first time in a generation. Given the 17 seasons during which Bills fans could only watch other teams contend, this weekend will be start of a new family tradition for many.


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The long wait is almost over for Buffalo Bills fans. For the first time in 18 years the Bills are in the playoffs and will take on the Jacksonville Jaguars in a wild card game Sunday. Win or lose, the game should give some local businesses a reason to shout.  


The Buffalo Bills are headed to Jacksonville to take on the Jaguars in their first playoff appearance since 1999. WBFO's Howard Riedel previewed the game with analyst Matt Sabuda, who will be there to bring back all the details. Although the Jaguars are favored, Sabuda says the scoreboard may end favorably if the Bills can force Jacksonville into mistakes.

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The leader of the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo is making special accommodations for a Confirmation Mass that is at the same time as the Buffalo Bills playoff game. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says Bishop Richard Malone has added an earlier Confirmation at Nativity of Our Lord Church in Orchard Park.

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This week's adopted favorite quarterback of Buffalo Bills fans is shouting back the love.

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He has never played for the Buffalo Bills, but through his role in another game that helped secured the Bills' first trip to the playoffs in a generation, Andy Dalton has become a Buffalo fan favorite. So much so, that many Bills fans are saying "thank you" with gifts to his charitable foundation. Even Dalton is surprised by the surge.


The Buffalo Bills ended their 17-season playoff drought with a 22-16 win over the Miami Dolphins. A lot of moving parts had to come together for it to happen. WBFO's Howard Riedel and analyst Matt Sabuda take a look at what the game means to fans and Western New York.

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The Buffalo Bills snapped the longest current non-playoff drought in North American pro sports with a 22-16 victory Sunday at Miami and Cincinnati's victory at Baltimore. The Bills hadn't made the postseason since 1999.

The Buffalo Bills traveled to New England Sunday with high expectations for a playoff spot, even against the formidable Patriots. However, there was no Christmas miracle, as the Pats beat the Bills 37-16. WBFO Host Howard Riedel and football analyst Matt Sabuda talk about what the game means as the Bills prepare for the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.

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Tom Brady passed for a pair of touchdowns and the New England Patriots stayed on track to claim home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs with a 37-16 win over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.

With victories the next two Sundays, the Buffalo Bills would qualify for the playoffs for the first time since the 1999 season. Analyst Matt Sabuda, however, provides some sobriety to the holiday exuberance in highlighting the difficulty of the Bills winning Sunday's road game in New England. Still, for those of us longing for a post-season present, Sabuda lays out a scenario in which the Bills lose Sunday, but still make the playoffs.


The Buffalo Bills beat the Miami Dolphins 24-16 at New Era Field on Sunday, to improve their record to 8-6 and keep their playoff hopes alive. WBFO's Howard Riedel and analyst Matt Sabuda look at the last home game of the year.


LeSean McCoy scored twice and surpassed 10,000 career-yards rushing, while helping the Buffalo Bills stay in the thick of the AFC playoff hunt with a 24-16 win over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.

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While the history of the Buffalo Bills is well-documented, the complex story of the driving force behind the team is less known. The producers of "Ralph," which airs tonight at 8 on WNED-TV,  explore the unique background and understated business savvy of Ralph C. Wilson, Jr., the man who purchased the franchise in 1959 for $25,000. His leadership not only kept the team alive in an economically-depressed area, it also successfully built a franchise that would eventually sell for $1.4 billion.


For many Bills fans, the team's rivalry with the Miami Dolphins exists only in ancient history. While the teams battled four times in the playoffs in 1990's, their collective postseason fortunes have faded in recent years. The fire could return this Sunday at New Era Field. As analyst Matt Sabuda points out, the Bills need to beat the Dolphins in order to stay in the playoff race.


The weather earned the headlines for Sunday's game at New Era Field. The Buffalo Bills kept their playoff hopes alive with a 13-7 overtime victory over the Indianapolis Colts, but most observers are still talking about the heavy snow that fell throughout the game. A Wall Street Journal reporter called the contest "delightfully ugly." Most Bills fans would agree, analyst Matt Sabua points out, provided their team wins.

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LeSean McCoy scored on a 21-yard run with 1:33 left in overtime to secure the Buffalo Bills' 13-7 win over the Indianapolis Colts in a wintry, white-out setting best suited for snow shoes and sled dogs.

The Buffalo Bills find themselves in a familiar spot as the 2017 season winds down. As analyst Matt Sabuda points out, the Bills remain in the hunt for a spot in the playoffs. Of course, that "hunt" has come up empty for the Bills, who haven't appeared in a postseason game in almost 18 years. The bottom line, Sabuda says, the Bills have a small chance at the playoffs if they beat the Colts Sunday; almost no shot, if they lose.


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Oh yes, they call him the streak. On Thursday, he entered a guilty plea in Orchard Park Town Court.

The New England Patriots dominated the Buffalo Bills in a 23-3 victory Sunday at New Era Field. The performance, however, was tainted by Rob Gronkowski's illegal hit on Bills cornerback Tre'Davious White. Analyst Matt Sabuda called the play "one of the worst cheap shots I've seen in years" and believes Gronkowski deserves a suspension.


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Rex Burkhead scored twice and the New England Patriots won their eighth straight by beating the Buffalo Bills 23-3, continuing their dominance over their AFC East rival.

Oddsmakers listed the Buffalo Bills as 10-point underdogs heading into Sunday's game against the Chiefs in Kansas City.  The 16-10 victory not only proved many experts wrong, it also renewed hope the Bills could end their record-setting playoff drought. Analyst Matt Sabuda advises cautious optimism, pointing out the Bills' record of 6-5 is a mark they've now reached four times over the last ten years.


Reeling from three straight losses and a disastrous quarterback change, the Buffalo Bills will try to keep their fading playoff hopes alive on Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs. Analyst Matt Sabuda is consoling hopeful fans against putting too much on the line. "My best advice is to not expect a lot." On the bright side, the Chiefs are also flailing after starting the season with five straight wins.


The history of the Buffalo Bills is scattered with poor seasons. Twice, in 1968 and 1971, the Bills managed to win just one game, but those teams did not sink as low as what fans have seen in recent weeks. According to analyst Matt Sabuda, before yesterday, the Bills had never surrendered 47 or more points in consecutive weeks.  A tough schedule only adds to a gloomy forecast for the rest of the season.


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Casey Hayward made two of the Chargers' five interceptions during a horrific first half by Buffalo rookie quarterback Nathan Peterman, and Los Angeles cruised to a 54-24 victory over the slumping Bills on Sunday.

Buffalo Bills officials say rookie quarterback Nathan Peterman gives them their best chance to beat the Chargers on Sunday and revive their fading playoff hopes. Analyst Matt Sabuda, however, sees a longer view. The decision to bench starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor is more about sifting through personnel to find the building blocks for a team that could eventually contend for a championship. The success of that chosen path remains to be seen.  

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Tyrod Taylor has been benched and the Buffalo Bills are going with rookie quarterback Nathan Peterman to start against the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday.

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