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Cole Beasley savored a little extra time on the field with his former teammates after what had to be one of the most satisfying days of the Buffalo receiver's career. And to think he didn't even have the most noteworthy play for the Bills' pass-catchers.

The Buffalo Bills haven't played on Thanksgiving day in 25 years and haven't enjoyed a win on the holiday since 1975.  Analyst Matt Sabuda says tomorrow the Bills "can write their own history" with a win in Dallas over the Cowboys. Victory won't come easily. Sabuda points out the Cowboys, despite their 6-5 record, are ranked near the top of the NFL in offense and defense.


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Former Buffalo Bills coach and Michigan State player Henry "Hank" Bullough has died at 85.

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Buffalo's four sacks in a 20-3 win over the Denver Broncos on Sunday that has the Bills off to their best start in 23 years.

While it has not a been a great season for the Denver Broncos--they have a 3-7 record--their defense continues to rank among the best. As analyst Matt Sabuda points out, Denver is eighth in points allowed and fourth in yards allowed. Heading into Sunday's game with the Broncos, Sabuda doesn't expect Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills to repeat last week's 37-point performance against a weak Miami team. But the Bills will need to limit their mistakes to come away with a win at New Era Field.


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Josh Allen tied a career high with three touchdown passes and ran for another score Sunday to help the Buffalo Bills complete a season sweep of the Miami Dolphins by winning 37-20.

While the Bills are enjoying one of their best records (6-3) in years, analyst Matt Sabuda feels fans are growing dissatisfied with the current state of the team. The lack of production on offense, he says, has become a "legitimate concern." In losing at Cleveland last Sunday, the offense produced only 14 points, the latest in a season full of disappointing performances. Sabuda believes quarterback Josh Allen has the talent to improve the situation, but he's running out of time to keep this year on track to contention.


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Baker Mayfield threw a 7-yard touchdown pass to Rashard Higgins with 1:44 left as the Cleveland Browns snapped a four-game losing streak — and took some pressure off first-year coach Freddie Kitchens — with a 19-16 win on Sunday over the Buffalo Bills.

Micah Hyde sees no reason why the Bills should apologize for taking advantage of a soft season-opening schedule. The Buffalo safety needed only to point to how the Bills have flipped their record, going from 2-6 a year ago to 6-2, following Sunday's 24-9 win over the Washington Redskins, who dropped to 1-8 in rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins' first career start.

The Buffalo Bills were outclassed by the Philadelphia Eagles, 31-13, last Sunday at New Era Field. It was a dispiriting game, says analyst Matt Sabuda, but all is not lost for the 2019 season. He says the schedule is giving the Bills a chance to regain confidence this Sunday against "dysfunctional" Washington, which comes into the game with a 1-6 record.


Rookie Miles Sanders scored on a career-best 65-yard touchdown run and the Philadelphia Eagles snapped a two-game skid with a 31-13 win over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.

The Philadelphia Eagles have stumbled to a 3-4 record this season, but they remain a formidable opponent this Sunday for the Buffalo Bills.  As analyst Matt Sabuda points out, the Eagles won the Super Bowl two seasons ago featuring many of the players on their current roster.  In order to come away with a victory, Sabuda believes quarterback Josh Allen and the Bills offense will need to put together their best performance of the season.


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Miami Dolphins safety Bobby McCain will be disciplined by the team for a verbal confrontation with a 13-year-old boy and for allegedly spitting in the face of another Buffalo Bills fan at Sunday's game.

Tre'Davious White forced two second-half turnovers, Micah Hyde returned an onside kick for a touchdown, and the Buffalo Bills rallied from a five-point deficit for a 31-21 victory over the winless Miami Dolphins on Sunday.

The Miami Dolphins come to New Era Field Sunday without a win. The Bills are 16-point favorites heading into the contest, the largest such spread in over two decades. Still, analyst Matt Sabuda calls it a "must win" game for the Bills. He believes if the Bills were to stumble, the result would extinguish fans' hopes which have reached new heights as the team has rolled to a 4-1 start.


Press Pass: Public art in Buffalo

Oct 15, 2019
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Public art is prevalent around Buffalo, everything from traditional statues to colorful murals. In this week's Press Pass with WBFO's Mark Scott, Buffalo Spree editor Elizabeth Licata suggests public art begins with the bones of the city itself—its historic architecture and parks system.
 


The Buffalo Bills haven't started a season at 4-1 since 2011. As analyst Matt Sabuda points out, that year slipped away quickly as the team finished at 6-10. Sabuda sees greater possibilities ahead provided the team addresses some inefficiencies. At the top of that list is the decision-making of quarterback Josh Allen.  The Bills are 8-1 in games when Allen throws one or fewer interceptions; when that number rises to two or above, the Bills are 1-6.


"A Woman's Work: The NFL's Cheerleading Problem"

It was 2014 when a group of former Buffalo Jills filed a lawsuit seeking compensation against their managers, the Buffalo Bills and the NFL. The Jills have not performed since, but the lawsuit remains active in a battle over fair pay and employment practices.

Friday evening at Buffalo's North Park Theatre, that struggle comes to the big screen in a new film called "A Woman's Work: The NFL's Cheerleading Problem." WBFO's Marian Hetherly talked with the director, Yu Gu, who will be at the showing to answer questions from the audience.

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Josh Allen threw for 219 yards and two touchdowns as the Buffalo Bills beat the Tennessee Titans 14-7 Sunday in a defensive showdown for their third straight win in this series.

Sunday's game between the Buffalo Bills and the Tennessee Titans features two of the top defensive units at this stage in the NFL season. As analyst Matt Sabuda points out, the Titans are giving up an average of 16 points per game, the fourth-best mark in the league. The Bills are second in the NFL in allowing 281 yards per game. If the Bills can avoid a letdown after last week's close loss to the Patriots, Sabuda believes they can come away with a win on Sunday.


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Patriots linebacker Jamie Collins forced Buffalo's fourth turnover by intercepting backup Matt Barkley's pass with 1:27 remaining to seal New England's 16-10 win over the Bills on Sunday.

The records are the same, but the quality of their play to this point has been considerably different.  The New England Patriots have been shutting down opponents on their way to a 3-0 record while the Buffalo Bills have survived third-quarter droughts to get to the same record. As analyst Matt Sabuda points out, the Bills have scored only three points in the third quarter this season. It's a trend that can't continue Sunday if the Bills are to knock off the champions at New Era Field.


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Buffalo's Harborcenter is getting a new sponsor. On the doors, walls and every other available space at the downtown hockey rink, a college of osteopathic medicine will now be included on the signs.

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Frank Gore scored on a 1-yard run with 1:50 remaining in rallying the Buffalo Bills to a home-opening 21-17 victory over the winless Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.

With two wins on the road to start their season, the Buffalo Bills will carry an unblemished record to New Era Field for Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals. The home opener should have a "lively atmosphere," said analyst Matt Sabuda with tongue-in-cheek understatement. While he favors the Bills over the winless Bengals, Sabuda warns it's "still a young season where little is really established."


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The Buffalo Bills and their fans will get their first real look at the new Tailgate Village during the team’s home opener Sunday, and whether it has any impact on bad behavior.


 

A first-half offensive surge provided the Buffalo Bills with a 14-point halftime lead, and the team's defense made the margin stand in a, 28-14, victory over the New York Giants Sunday afternoon. Analyst Matt Sabuda believes the Bills defense is again showing that they are among the league's best. Their performance has the team off to a 2-0 start for the first time in five years.


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Somewhat maligned Josh Allen ran for a touchdown, threw for another, and the Bills claimed the bragging rights of New York with a 28-14 victory over the Giants on Sunday.

Perceptions of the Buffalo Bills have changed following last week's come-from-behind road victory against the New York Jets. Though they are on the road again Sunday, the Bills are slight favorites over the New York Giants. Analyst Matt Sabuda agrees with the oddsmakers. He thinks quarterback Josh Allen and the Bills offense will be able to move the ball against the Giants poor defense.


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Borderland is returning for its second year at Knox Farm State Park in East Aurora the weekend of September 21 and 22. In this week's Press Pass with WBFO's Mark Scott, Buffalo Spree Editor Elizabeth Licata says the music and art festival has quickly become popular.


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