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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.

Daltons thank generous Bills fans in area billboards

Jan 4, 2018
The Andy and Jordan Dalton Foundation

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

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.

Buffalo Bills

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.

Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson announced Sunday that he would put his team up for sale at the end of the season after the National Football League said it was opening an investigation into accusations of workplace misconduct against him.

"I believe that it is time to turn the franchise over to new ownership," Richardson, 81, said in a statement on the team's website. "Therefore, I will put the team up for sale at the end of this NFL season."

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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.

Orchard Park Police

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

Buffalo Bills

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.

Buffalo Bills

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.

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Mark Ingram scored a career-best three touchdowns and the New Orleans Saints won their seventh straight game by plowing through a porous Buffalo Bills defense in a 47-10 rout on Sunday.

The New Orleans Saints visit New Era Field Sunday as the NFL’s hottest team. They have won six straight games, beating their opponents by an  average of two touchdowns. Analyst Matt Sabuda believes the Bills defense—ranked fourth in the NFL in points allowed—face a stern test against quarterback Drew Brees. A future Hall-of-Famer, Brees is rated third among quarterbacks this season.

Buffalo Bills

Matt Forte ran for two touchdowns four days after complaining the Jets didn't run the ball enough, and an overwhelming defense sacked Tyrod Taylor seven times Thursday night in New York's 34-21 demolition of the Buffalo Bills.

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Rookie linebacker Matt Milano scored on a 40-yard fumble return on a rain-slick field and the Buffalo Bills forced four turnovers in beating the Oakland Raiders 34-14 on Sunday.

Buffalo Bills

Rookie cornerback Tre'Davious White forced and recovered a fumble to set up Stephen Hauschka's 30-yard field goal with 14 seconds remaining and the Buffalo Bills beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 30-27 Sunday.

NFL And Players Meet, But Punt On Anthem Controversy

Oct 18, 2017

Updated 5 p.m. ET

NFL owners and players met at league headquarters in New York on Tuesday but put forward no policy changes regarding the controversial player protests during the national anthem.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell told reporters Wednesday that the participants did not discuss the idea of team owners disciplining players for protesting, saying that it "wasn't necessary."

"Everyone should stand for the national anthem," Goodell said. "We all feel very strongly about our country and our pride, and we're going to continue to do that."

Michael Mroziak / WBFO News

National Football League owners plan to meet next week to consider changes to a game manual that says players "should" stand during the national anthem. Hall of Fame running back Thurman Thomas said he hopes the owners will decide to hold a league-wide summit to help resolve the intensifying topic.

National Public Radio

A Geneseo High School football player is in legal trouble for allegedly giving teammates the addictive painkiller OxyContin.

The Buffalo Bills beat the Denver Broncos 26-16 Sunday, improving to 2-1 and a share of the lead in the AFC East. The Bills were three-point underdogs going into the game, but analyst Matt Sabuda called the victory on Friday. He talks about defying the odds, the protests and much more.

Buffalo Bills

Tyrod Taylor threw two touchdowns and the Bills intercepted Trevor Siemian twice in the final 19 minutes of Buffalo's 26-16 victory over the Denver Broncos on Sunday.

It seemed like the controversy involving NFL players kneeling during the national anthem had died down a bit — that is until President Trump stirred up a hornet's nest Friday night during a campaign trip to Alabama.

Trump unleashed a tirade of strong comments against NFL players who don't stand during the playing of "The Star Spangled Banner."

Buffalo Bills

Forbes magazine has released its annual rankings of the worth of the 32 National Football League franchises and the Buffalo Bills are in last place on the list.

Buffalo Bills

Carolina's defense allowed only three points for the second straight week and Graham Gano converted three field goals as the Panthers held on to defeat the Buffalo Bills 9-3 on Sunday.

Buffalo Bills

Tyrod Taylor threw two touchdown passes and the new-look Bills beat the New York Jets 21-12 on Sunday in Sean McDermott's debut as Buffalo's coach.

WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Buffalo Public Schools may have as few as four high school football teams this fall, as the district grapples with a changing population that is more interested in soccer.

Play-by-play announcer Beth Mowins is set to become the first-ever female broadcaster to call an NFL game televised nationally.

A commentator for ESPN since 1994, she'll call the Los Angeles Chargers vs. Denver Broncos game in ESPN's opening Monday Night Football doubleheader on Sept. 11. Former Buffalo Bills and New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan will join her.

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The Buffalo Bills traded down in the first round of the NFL draft Thursday night, sending the 10th overall pick to Kansas City for their 27th pick, plus a third round choice this year and a first round pick next year.

After three quarters, this game looked for all the world like a rout by the Atlanta Falcons. They were up 28-9. Their quarterback Matt Ryan, who just won the regular season MVP on Saturday night, was playing like an unstoppable Super Bowl MVP, too.

Then, something unbelievable happened: The New England Patriots came back.

WBFO file photo

As Super Bowl mania takes the nation by storm, a new study conducted by a personal finance website places Buffalo in the top 10 percent of best football cities in the nation.

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