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Tyrod Taylor set a team record for quarterbacks by rushing for 77 yards in leading the Buffalo Bills to a 14-13 road win against the Tennessee Titans. Analyst Matt Sabuda says Taylor was able to shake off a slow start as the Bills overcame a 10-0 deficit.

Coming off a disappointing loss to the New York Giants, the Bills (2-2) hit the road looking for a win Sunday against the Tennessee Titans. "The Bills really need to get off to a good start without sloppy play calling and execution," said analyst Matt Sabuda on WBFO's Beyond the Playbook.

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Hope ran strong Thursday night during the Party in the Plaza, as fans readied for the opening game of the Buffalo Sabres season and the regular season debut of Jack Eichel. Eichel didn't disappoint, notching his first career goal in a 3-1 loss to Ottawa.

Buffalo Beauts women's pro hockey debuts this Sunday

Oct 9, 2015
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Western New York's thriving hockey scene adds a new team into its fabric, with the debut of the Buffalo Beauts this Sunday afternoon. It's one of four charter members of the all-new National Women's Hockey League.

It's opening night for the Buffalo Sabres and with the new season comes the return of WBFO's Behind The Bench, our weekly look at the team both on and off the ice. Sabres beat reporter Bill Hoppe joins WBFO's Omar Fetouh for a preview of what fans can expect from this year's squad, which has undergone a massive overhaul over the past several months.

While some argue that the Bills new aggressive attitude is behind the team’s penchant for penalties, analyst Matt Sabuda isn’t buying it.

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The Buffalo Bills have set a new record in the team's history, but this time off the field.

It appears wide receiver Sammy Watkins and running back LeSean McCoy will not be in the lineup when the Bills host the New York Giants Sunday. Analyst Matt Sabuda believes the Bills have a chance to overcome the injuries against a suspect Giants defense.

Beyond the Playbook: Bills embarrass the Dolphins

Sep 28, 2015
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Tyrod Taylor threw for 277 yards and three scores in his first NFL start on the road Sunday, as the Buffalo Bills squished the Miami Dolphins 41-14.

Sunday's loss to the Patriots may have been a huge disappointment to fans, but the Buffalo Bills need to bounce back quickly. On WBFO's Beyond the Playbook, analyst Matt Sabuda says the team has an opportunity Sunday against the injury-riddled Miami Dolphins.

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It's a busy week for USA Hockey in Buffalo. As the city prepares to host an annual game featuring the nation's top pro prospects, hopes are raised that an international tourney will soon be returning.

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Although the Bills didn't take the win against the New England Patriots on Sunday, they did honor a former member of the organization during halftime.

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The Bills are a hot ticket and perhaps no game this season is hotter than this Sunday's home game against the division rival New England Patriots.

It's a statement that may best convey the animosity Bills fans feel toward Sunday's opponent: "The Patriots are the Evil Empire of the NFL," said Matt Sabuda during WBFO's Beyond the Playbook.

Beyond the Playbook: Bills wrangle Colts

Sep 14, 2015
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Fans electrified Ralph Wilson Stadium as the Buffalo Bills emerged victorious over the Indianapolis Colts in Sunday's home opener. Quarterback Tyrod Taylor led the Bills to a 27-14 win. WBFO's Jay Moran spoke with Football Analyst Matt Sabuda about the game on Morning Edition.

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The stubborn rain that drenched State College, PA Saturday gave new meaning to the name Beaver Stadium, but neither the soggy weather nor a loss to Penn State seemed to dampen the enthusiasm of many UB Bulls fans.

Beyond the Playbook: Bills prepare for home opener

Sep 11, 2015

Some are calling Sunday's game the most anticipated season opener in recent Buffalo Bills history. Beyond the Playbook analyst Matt Sabuda expects the team, and the fans, to be ready.

The Buffalo Bills have locked up one of their key defensive players in a long-term contract.

The NFL season starts Thursday night with the Pittsburgh Steelers taking on the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots. The Patriots have been mired in controversy even since the team was found to be using deflated footballs in last season's AFC Championship game. As WBFO football analyst Matt Sabuda reports, the practice of deflating game balls may have been a key factor in the Patriots' success over nearly the past decade.

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On Saturday, the Buffalo Bills took home offensive lineman Gabe Ikard off waivers from the Tennessee Titans.

Bandits' Tavares retires after playing 24 seasons

Sep 2, 2015
Michael Mroziak, WBFO

While names like Jim Kelly, Thurman Thomas, Gilbert Perreault and Dominik Hasek may be better known among Buffalo sports fans, none of those superstars put in as many years with a Buffalo pro sports team as John Tavares.


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You may soon see former Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson wearing new colors - Seahawks blue and green. 

Tyrod Taylor named Bills' starting QB

Aug 31, 2015

The Buffalo Bills are turning their offense over to Tyrod Taylor, who has won the starting job after a three-way quarterback competition during the offseason. Coach Rex Ryan announced his decision following practice on Monday.


The Buffalo Bills have released veteran running back Fred Jackson. The somewhat shocking news comes as the team prepares to cut its roster down to 75 players by Tuesday afternoon.

Justin Moss, the University at Buffalo basketball player who help lead the program to its first men's NCAA tournament bid last spring, is no longer a student at the university.

The Buffalo Bills take on the Carolina Panthers in preseason action tonight at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park.

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The Buffalo Bills are preparing for their first preseason game tonight after an interesting week at training camp that included an apology from one of the team's new additions. 

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The Buffalo Bills open training camp Friday at Saint John Fisher College in Pittsford with a 10 a.m. practice session. WBFO's Jay Moran spoke with football analyst Matt Sabuda for a summer edition of "Beyond the Playbook."

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The families who own Buffalo's professional sports teams, another local businessman who owns an out-of-town hockey club and a major league's commissioner were all at the same table in Buffalo on Thursday. Among the topics they discussed: the intangibles of owning a sports franchise, and whether success can be measured in the same way as it is measured in other industries.

Bills say they're in no hurry for new football stadium

Jul 30, 2015
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Speaking at a roundtable discussion on sports ownership, Buffalo Bills owner Terry Pegula said the team has no sense of urgency to leave its current Orchard Park facility for a new venue.