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Buffalo Bills

Tyrod Taylor threw two touchdowns and the Bills intercepted Trevor Siemian twice in the final 19 minutes of Buffalo's 26-16 victory over the Denver Broncos on Sunday.

It seemed like the controversy involving NFL players kneeling during the national anthem had died down a bit — that is until President Trump stirred up a hornet's nest Friday night during a campaign trip to Alabama.

Trump unleashed a tirade of strong comments against NFL players who don't stand during the playing of "The Star Spangled Banner."

Buffalo Bills

Forbes magazine has released its annual rankings of the worth of the 32 National Football League franchises and the Buffalo Bills are in last place on the list.

Buffalo Bills

Carolina's defense allowed only three points for the second straight week and Graham Gano converted three field goals as the Panthers held on to defeat the Buffalo Bills 9-3 on Sunday.

Buffalo Bills

Tyrod Taylor threw two touchdown passes and the new-look Bills beat the New York Jets 21-12 on Sunday in Sean McDermott's debut as Buffalo's coach.

WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Buffalo Public Schools may have as few as four high school football teams this fall, as the district grapples with a changing population that is more interested in soccer.

Play-by-play announcer Beth Mowins is set to become the first-ever female broadcaster to call an NFL game televised nationally.

A commentator for ESPN since 1994, she'll call the Los Angeles Chargers vs. Denver Broncos game in ESPN's opening Monday Night Football doubleheader on Sept. 11. Former Buffalo Bills and New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan will join her.

Buffalo Bills

The Buffalo Bills traded down in the first round of the NFL draft Thursday night, sending the 10th overall pick to Kansas City for their 27th pick, plus a third round choice this year and a first round pick next year.

After three quarters, this game looked for all the world like a rout by the Atlanta Falcons. They were up 28-9. Their quarterback Matt Ryan, who just won the regular season MVP on Saturday night, was playing like an unstoppable Super Bowl MVP, too.

Then, something unbelievable happened: The New England Patriots came back.

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As Super Bowl mania takes the nation by storm, a new study conducted by a personal finance website places Buffalo in the top 10 percent of best football cities in the nation.

McKinley High School

To the best of the knowledge of Buffalo schools sports leaders, in 2016 three city athletes won scholarships to Division One or Division Two schools. They say the low number is the result of weak academic rules, bad facilities and a shortage of high-quality coaches.

UB football pioneer Willie Evans dies

Jan 6, 2017
University at Buffalo

Willie Evans, a star runningback for the University at Buffalo's football team in the late 1950s, has died.

GoFundMe's "Circle the Wagons for Darryl Talley" / WBFO News

The heart-wrenching story of former Buffalo Bills linebacker Darryl Talley prompted one life-long fan to start a campaign to help the 14-year NFL veteran.

Teen shares his football concussion story

Jun 13, 2014
WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

A recent high school graduate is sharing his concussion story with other local students to promote sports safety.  In this Focus on Education report WBFO'S Eileen Buckley says he underwent a 14-month recovery during his junior year.

WBFO News file photo / WBFO News

A new report claims that special mouth guards and helmets marketed to reduce concussions may not actually provide any additional protection for football players. The findings are from a 2012 study that followed 1,332 high school athletes during a season.

NFL Network coming to Time Warner Cable

Sep 21, 2012

Time Warner Cable and the National Football League  reached an agreement Friday that will allow the cable giant to carry the league-owned NFL Network and its affiliated RedZone channel. 

The NFL Network will be available to Time Warner digital subscribers, starting this Sunday.  It will be carried in the Buffalo area on Channel 187, while the HD signal will be on Channel 1086. 

The Red Zone Channel, which switches to various games on Sundays when teams enter their opponents' 20 yard line, will be available to Sports Pass subscribers who pay an extra $6 a month. 

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