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Erie County health officials are seeing a surge in COVID infections among students.

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The Buffalo Bills officially have a new name for their stadium, as the team has reached a naming rights agreement with health insurer Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York. 

 


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There are going to be fewer empty seats in outdoor sports arenas and performing arts centers this summer.

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Citing the success of the Buffalo Bills two home playoff games, Governor Andrew Cuomo says the state will approve the reopening of mass gatherings sites later this month

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This Sunday the Kansas City Chiefs play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl LV. It’s not the outcome Buffalo Bills supporters were hoping for, but passionate fans will get a break from seeing their team play after a year of many emotional ups and downs. As WBFO’s Nick Lippa reports, fandom can impact your mental health in various ways.

  

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There was a sense of hope, steamy breathing and gradually rising noise as Buffalo Bills fans began to fill a blocked-off area of Chippewa Street in downtown Buffalo Sunday evening. Fans were willing to brave the cooling temperatures to support the Bills and Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs.

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Josh Allen led the Buffalo Bills to their first AFC championship game in 27 years. He and the rest of the team will need to be better to take the next step.

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Two establishments within Buffalo's Chippewa District have the go-ahead to host outdoor "Party on the Patio" events during Sunday evening's AFC Championship game between the Buffalo Bills and Kansas City Chiefs.

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The Buffalo Bills fan base has developed a reputation of loyalty and generosity, even with the team losing for the good part of the past two decades. And excitement is the highest it has been in years heading into Sunday's AFC Championship game. Alan Pringle, a lecturer in mental health nursing at the University of Nottingham, has studied the impact European Football events have on a fan’s mental well-being. He spoke with WBFO’s Nick Lippa about his research and the similarities he sees between Scotland football fans and Bills Mafia.

  

The Buffalo Bills are just one win away from playing in the Super Bowl. It's a reality, as analyst Matt Sabuda points out, that "seemed incomprehensible in recent years, and decades, really."  The defending champions, the Kansas City Chiefs, are the next challenge. This Bills team, Sabuda believes, has the potential to return to the Super Bowl for the first time in 27 years and he's encouraging fans to "enjoy the ride."

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The Orchard Park football stadium that held 6,700 fans on Saturday will look a little different when the Buffalo Bills eventually return there in late summer. Erie County has bid documents on the street for around $4 million in repair and renovations to start after the season ends.

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The Buffalo Bills have been granted permission to have a limited number of fans attend their second straight home playoff game.

With their 27-24 win Saturday over the Indianapolis Colts, the Buffalo Bills have advanced to the AFC Divisional round and will host the Baltimore Ravens Saturday night. The game features an intriguing matchup, says analyst Matt Sabuda. While Ravens' quarterback Lamar Jackson is the reigning league MVP, Bills' quarterback Josh Allen has earned consideration as MVP this season. As Sabuda points out, both quarterbacks were taken in the  2018 NFL Draft which featured five quarterbacks selected in the first round.


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Gov. Andrew Cuomo, after nearly a week’s delay, is scheduled to deliver his State of the State speech on Monday. He said in the midst of a worsening pandemic and economic losses, the message will be a bit brighter now that Democrats are set to control both houses of Congress, and President-elect Joe Biden said he’ll push for a bailout for states like New York that were hit hard by the pandemic.

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The Buffalo Bills earned their first playoff victory in a quarter-century on Saturday when Josh Allen threw two touchdown passes, scored another rushing, and Micah Hyde batted down Philip Rivers' desperation pass for a 27-24 win over the Indianapolis Colts in a wild-card game.

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Tailgating at Buffalo Bills home games has become a cherished tradition for many.

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The parking lot at the Buffalo Bills' stadium in Orchard Park will be packed Wednesday with fans planning to see the team play the Indianapolis Colts Saturday.

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Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills were intent on not easing into the playoffs, while ending the Miami Dolphins' chances.

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New York State is making an exception to its restrictions on large gatherings to allow fans to attend a Buffalo Bills home playoff game in January as long as all test negative beforehand. It will be the Bills' first playoff game in 25 years and a huge test not only for the team but COVID-weary New Yorkers.

It's been over a year since fans have been allowed inside Bills Stadium to watch their team. That changes next weekend when 6,772 people will be allowed to attend the team's first home playoff game in 25 years. During a special edition of Beyond the Playbook, analyst Matt Sabuda offers perspective on what the development means for a community that enjoys a unique connection with its NFL team.


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Bills fans donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to Oishei Children’s Hospital after hearing quarterback Josh Allen’s grandmother, Patricia Allen, passed away in September. Donations have now exceeded one million dollars after one fan Monday donated $217,000.

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Western New York had the highest positivity rate in the state just a month ago. On Monday, the region was the fourth lowest.

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It's been widely reported that a mutated strain of the coronavirus has been creating new problems in the United Kingdom. Early indications show the strain to be more contagious and will likely lead to more hospitalizations. It's enough of a concern that several countries are restricting travel from the UK. Dr. Nancy Nielsen, Senior Associate Dean for Health Policy at UB's Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences,  offered some perspective during her weekly appearance on WBFO.


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Bills Stadium in Orchard Park could see fans in-person for the Buffalo Bills' first home playoff game since 1996. That according to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who says the NFL is working with the state on a plan to allow 6,700 fans to attend the game.

It's been a long time--25 years to be exact--since the Buffalo Bills finished first in the AFC East. As analyst Matt Sabuda points out, he was just 13 years old and current Buffalo quarterback Josh Allen  wasn't born when the Bills took the 1995 AFC East title. That changed Saturday night when the Bills rode "an explosion of football energy" to pummel the Denver Broncos, 48-19, claiming the divisional title with two games remaining in the regular season.  It may not be the last title.  "This team's success is driven by legitimate and sustainable young talent," Sabuda said during this week's special edition of Beyond the Playbook.


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Governor Andrew Cuomo hinted Friday he'd support the possibility of allowing some fans into Bills Stadium for National Football League playoff home games, if the COVID-related statistics were favorable and if a proper plan was ready.

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Bills Stadium in Orchard Park could see fans in-person for the Buffalo Bills' first home playoff game since 1996. That according to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who says the NFL is working with the state on a plan to allow 6,700 fans to attend the game.

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With Election Day here, voters will be seeing countless signs as they make their way to the polls. In Buffalo, there’s street vendors on corners selling yard signs featuring a political ticket of star Bills quarterback Josh Allen and receiver Stefon Diggs. WBFO’s Nick Lippa stopped by one corner after seeing people swerve off the road to purchase some in North Buffalo.

The Buffalo Bills, barring any last minute setbacks, will be playing Tuesday night football against the Tennessee Titans. It comes after a week of debate whether a game should be played at all after more than 20 Titans personnel tested positive for COVID-19. Both teams come in to the game undefeated. Bills analyst Matt Subuda believes Buffalo has a good chance to move to 5-0 on the year.


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Oct 11, 2020

After announcing no new COVID cases for the second consecutive day, the Tennessee Titans confirmed this morning that a staff member within the camp has tested positive for coronavirus.

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