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Jimmy Graham needed only one hand to catch two first-half touchdown passes from Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks held off a late rally for a 31-25 win over the Buffalo Bills on Monday night.

The Buffalo Bills take their 4-4 record on the road tonight to face the Seattle Seahawks. Analyst Matt Sabuda believes the Bills will need to win at least six of their remaining games to break their playoff drought, adding to the importance of tonight's game.


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Baseball is known as the "national pastime," but it sometimes requires a special moment in the sport to get many Americans to fall back in love with the sport. The Chicago Cubs winning their first World Series title in more than a century is the latest feel-good story for the game. WBFO asked a local baseball promoter whether it will spark renewed interest in the sport.


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The Chicago Cubs, ending a championship drought that has lasted 108 years, beat the Cleveland Indians 8-7 in Game 7 of the 2016 World Series at Progressive Field in Cleveland.

They did it the hard way, too, coming back from a 3-1 game deficit, winning three straight games, including the last two on the road in Cleveland. And it took ten innings to win it all in Game 7.

The Cubs are the first team since the 1985 Kansas City Royals to claw back from a 3-1 deficit in the World Series. They won 103 games during the regular season.

Coming off a four-game losing streak, the Buffalo Sabres rebounded with three straight wins in the past week. On this week's Behind The Bench, Sabres reporter Bill Hoppe says the team, which was in danger of digging itself into an early-season hole, was able to close out the kinds of games they let slip away last week.


Beyond the Playbook: Patriots dominate again

Oct 31, 2016

With their 41-25 loss Sunday to the New England Patriots, the Buffalo Bills' record falls to 4-4 on the year. The loss brings clarity to another reality, says analyst Matt Sabuda. The Bills appear to be on the wrong path as they try to close the gap between their organization and the true championship contenders in the NFL.

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Patriots quarterback Tom Brady asserted his on-field ownership of the Buffalo Bills again Sunday, matching an NFL record in beating them for the 26th time.

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Buffalo's City Hall building appears front and center in the 2018 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship logo unveiled Friday. The big announcement, though, was that the outdoor game to be played at New Era Field, as part of the tournament, will be a matchup of hockey rivals Team USA and Team Canada.


While the New England Patriots have enjoyed success against most NFL teams, their mastery over the Bills in recent years is remarkable. Analyst Matt Sabuda points out that quarterback Tom Brady's winning percentage versus the Buffalo Bills is the second-best in league history. If the Bills are to remain in the playoff conversation, they will need to reverse that trend  when they host the Patriots on Sunday.


The Buffalo Sabres (1-2-2) completed a four-game road trip Thursday with a gut-wrenching loss in Philadelphia. The result wasn't unlike many games last season, where the team failed to close out games in which they had a lead. Sabres reporter Bill Hoppe talks about that and the continuing resurgence of forward Matt Moulson on this week's Behind The Bench.


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The New York Attorney General's Office has reached separate $6 million settlements with fantasy sports companies DraftKings and FanDuel, resolving lawsuits that alleged false and deceptive advertising.

Beyond the Playbook: Loss confirms Bills' mediocrity

Oct 24, 2016

Heading into the weekend, analyst Matt Sabuda encouraged Buffalo Bills fans to enjoy the team's four-game winning streak. From his perspective, Sunday's loss to the Miami Dolphins revealed the inability of the team---and its quarterback Tyrod Taylor---to overcome adversity, providing another sign that the Bills are not capable of competing at a championship level.


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Jay Ajayi tied an NFL record by surpassing 200 yards rushing for the second game in a row, helping the Miami Dolphins rally past the Buffalo Bills 28-25 Sunday.

Another key injury has hit the Buffalo Sabres early in the 2016-17 campaign. Just days after star forward Jack Eichel went down, Evander Kane suffered an injury in the season opener that will sideline him for several weeks. Sabres reporter Bill Hoppe talks about that and the team's first three games on this week's edition of WBFO's Behind The Bench.


The Buffalo Bills blew out the San Francisco 49ers, 45-16, Sunday at New Era Field, extending their winning streak to four, the team's longest since 2008. Analyst Matt Sabuda says there was a lot to like, including the behavior of fans while controversial quarterback Colin Kaepernick kneeled during the National Anthem.


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LeSean McCoy scored three times and the Buffalo Bills extended their winning streak to four with a 45-16 victory over San Francisco and new starter Colin Kaepernick Sunday.

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A group of local racial justice activists rallied in support of San Francisco Quarterback Colin Kaepernick at Sunday's Buffalo Bills-49ers game.

After starting the season with two losses, an air of desperation surrounded the Buffalo Bills. That spirit has changed dramatically. Analyst Matt Sabuda says after three straight wins, the Bills should expect to win on Sunday against the struggling San Francisco 49ers.


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The Sabres hosted a packed and happy Party on the Plaza Thursday night. That mood shifted considerably after the home team lost its opening game to the Montreal Canadiens, 4-1.


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The Buffalo Sabres open their 2016-2017 National Hockey League regular season tonight at home against Montreal in the recently-renamed KeyBank Center. That's just one of several changes fans will notice when they arrive.


The Buffalo Sabres open the 2016-2017 season Thursday night with a game against the Montreal Canadiens at KeyBank Center. But the team was dealt a major blow on Wednesday when young star Jack Eichel suffered a high-ankle sprain at practice. No timetable has been set for his return, but Eichel is expected to miss several weeks. WBFO's Omar Fetouh talked about the injury and the new season with Sabres reporter Bill Hoppe on the season premiere of Behind The Bench.


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Buffalo Sabres star forward Jack Eichel suffered an ankle injury in practice Wednesday morning and had to be helped off the ice.

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The Buffalo Bills defeated the Los Angeles Rams on the road yesterday, 30-19, for their third straight win. Despite the impressive result, commentator Matt Sabuda is not convinced the Bills are a playoff team.

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The National Women’s Hockey League is opening its second season in Buffalo this weekend with an unprecedented trio of games featuring all four of its franchises.

Over the last 15 years, winning has been the norm for the New England Patriots, who have been especially dominant on their home turf. On Sunday, the story changed dramatically as the Bills  beat the Patriots, 16-0, at Gillette Stadium. "I don't want to hear the Patriots were without Tom Brady as an excuse. They were still a three-and-oh team and are likely the team to beat in the AFC,"  analyst Matt Sabuda said. "And yesterday, the Bills beat them."


According to a report by ESPN's Adam Shefter, Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins will travel to North Carolina this week for a consultation with a doctor who is expected to recommend that he have a second surgery on his foot, effectively ending his season.

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While most local hockey fans are eagerly awaiting the start of the Buffalo Sabres' new season, an annual hockey event continues today inside HarborCenter. Scouts from college and professional hockey teams have come to Buffalo. What's happening there attracts as many as 200 scouts who come to look at prospects, playing under the same roof. 

Slow Roll Buffalo

Olympic Silver Medalist Nelson Vails will be leading this evening's "Slow Roll" in Buffalo.

LeSean McCoy scored twice and safety Aaron Williams returned a botched field-goal snap 53 yards for a touchdown in leading the Buffalo Bills to a 33-18 win over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. "It was one of those days when everything, and I mean everything, came together for a Bills win," said analyst Matt Sabuda during WBFO's Beyond the Playbook.


LeSean McCoy scored twice and safety Aaron Williams returned a botched field-goal snap 53 yards for a touchdown in leading the Buffalo Bills to a 33-18 win over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.  Buffalo City Hall was lit up red, white and blue overnight in honor of the team's first win of the season.

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