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Star quarterback Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers bring their high-powered offense to Ralph Wilson Stadium Sunday for a meeting with the Buffalo Bills. In this morning's "Beyond the Playbook," Matt Sabuda says he likes the Bills chances against a team some are picking top make the Super Bowl. 

'Beyond the Playbook': Bills stumble in Denver

Dec 8, 2014

Despite complaints about officiating, Matt Sabuda believes the Bills lost Sunday at Denver 24-17 because the Broncos were the better team. In this morning's "Beyond the Playbook," Sabuda says the Buffalo defense excelled but their offense underperformed in the biggest game of the year.

'Beyond the Playbook': Bills face a tough road

Dec 5, 2014

If the Buffalo Bills are to make the playoffs this year, they will need to beat some of the league's top teams. On WBFO's "Beyond the Playbook," Matt Sabuda says the Bills face their toughest test of the season Sunday when they travel to Denver to meet Peyton Manning and the Broncos.

'Beyond the Playbook': Bills beat up the Browns

Dec 1, 2014

The fans had plenty to cheer about Sunday as the Buffalo Bills beat the Cleveland Browns 26-10. In Monday morning's "Beyond the Playbook" on WBFO,  analyst Matt Sabuda says the win keeps alive the team's hopes for a postseason berth.

'Beyond the Playbook': Bills return to Orchard Park

Nov 28, 2014

The Bills host the Cleveland Browns this Sunday after Monday's "home" win over the New York Jets in Detroit. On WBFO's "Beyond the Playbook," Matt Sabuda says the Bills played their most complete game of the year in beating the Jets in front of a surprisingly energetic crowd.

Buffalo to again host March Madness games in 2017

Nov 17, 2014
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Buffalo will once again play host to the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament.

Sabres' Jeanneret, now cancer-free, returning to work

Nov 14, 2014
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Buffalo Sabres Hall of Fame broadcaster Rick Jeanneret says he is cancer-free and will start transitioning back into the broadcast booth on a limited basis beginning Saturday. 

In losing to the Miami Dolphins 22-9 Thursday night, the Buffalo Bills have now dropped two consecutive games. As Matt Sabuda points out in today's "Beyond the Playbook," the game also exposed the Bills as a team that still needs significant improvement.

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Sled hockey teams from the U.S., Canada and Russia will square off at HarborCenter in late November in preparation for next year’s World Sled Hockey Championship here in Buffalo. The tournament is just one indication of the increase in sled hockey's popularity and inspiration the athletes who take part in it are providing others.  


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Buffalo Bisons' fans may be a little more comfortable next season with new more roomy seats being installed at Coca-Cola Field.

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The Buffalo Bills 17-13 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs leaves the Bills in a very difficult position when it comes to the playoffs. 


With a 5-3 record, the Buffalo Bills return from their bye week in playoff contention. On Sunday, they meet the Kansas City Chiefs, who are also 5-3. Matt Sabuda previews the game in this week's "Beyond the Playbook."

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Football Analyst Matt Sabuda took advantage of the Bills' bye week to discuss the issue of a new stadium and why the Bills need to change their "culture" to be successful.

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The Buffalo Bills are 5-3 halfway through the season as they hit their bye week. WBFO's Jay Moran and commentator Matt Sabuda look ahead at what the team needs to do as they head into the second half of the season in this week's "Beyond the Playbook."

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Plans were announced Wednesday for the first Big 4 Basketball Classic on Saturday, November 29, at First Niagara Center. Planners may have scored with fans by designing special throwback uniforms that feature the colors of the Buffalo Braves.

'Beyond the Playbook': Bills beat the Jets

Oct 27, 2014

Courtesy of six turnovers from the New York Jets, the Buffalo Bills earned a 43-23 victory on Sunday. In this morning's "Beyond the Playbook," Matt Sabuda says the Bills allowed the Jets to stay in the game, but in the end they produced a big win on the road.

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The Buffalo Bills are now 5 and 3, heading into the team’s bye-week.  The Bills grounded the New York Jets this afternoon closing out the game with a 20 point lead, 43 to 23.

'Beyond the Playbook': Old rivals meet again Sunday

Oct 24, 2014

With the Buffalo Bills visiting the New York Jets this Sunday, Matt Sabuda considers the rivalry that dates back to the original days of the American Football League.

'Beyond the Playbook': Bills edge the Vikings

Oct 20, 2014
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The Buffalo Bills 17-16 victory over the Minnesota Vikings showed both sides of the team, says Matt Sabuda in Monday morning's "Beyond the Playbook" on WBFO.

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NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman has confirmed that Buffalo will host the NHL Draft in 2016. The event will be held on June 24 and 25.

'Beyond the Playbook': Pats spoil Pegula party

Oct 13, 2014

The Patriots may have beaten the Buffalo Bills badly on Sunday, 37-22, but the season is far from lost. That's the view offered during "Beyond the Playbook" by Matt Sabuda, who believes a favorable schedule could allow the Bills to stay close to the top of the AFC East.

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Buffalo Bills fans are celebrating as the whirlwind sale of the team to Terry and Kim Pegula reaches it conclusion. The sale price of $1.4 billion is the highest in the history of the NFL.

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Hockey fans gathered in Alumni Plaza outside of First Niagara Center Thursday night. The Party in the Plaza preceded the return of the Buffalo Sabres for another season in the NHL.

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A new stadium will likely be the next big topic of conversation surrounding the Buffalo Bills now that the sale of the team to Terry and Kim Pegula has been approved by NFL Owners.  One authority on sports management says the Pegulas may have given Buffalo fans just what they needed - stability and viability.


Pegulas unanimously approved as Bills owners

Oct 8, 2014
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NFL owners have unanimously approved the sale of the Buffalo Bills to Terry and Kim Pegula.

Twitter user boasts about lasering Bills players

Oct 7, 2014
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The Buffalo Bills win in Detroit Sunday was followed by word that someone in the dome may have used a laser pointer to distract Buffalo players.  Now there's this - someone actually bragged about it on twitter. 

A big week for the Buffalo Bills, coming off a win over the lions yesterday and heading into the NFL ownership vote Wednesday.  WBFO's Jay Moran goes "Beyond the Playbook" with Matt Sabuda:


With a final score of 17-14, the Buffalo Bills tamed the Detroit Lions Sunday afternoon.

'Beyond the Playbook': Bills prepare for Detroit

Oct 3, 2014

Sunday's Bills-Lions game in Detroit carries a special connection, said Matt Sabuda on WBFO's "Beyond the Playbook." Before he founded the Buffalo Bills, Ralph Wilson was a minority owner of the Lions.

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The NFL blackout rule has been lifted, but don't get too excited yet. The Federal Communications Commission voted today to lift the more than 40-year-old ban on broadcasting games locally that do not sell out, but the league still has to change its' policy.

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