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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.

The Buffalo Sabres start a COVID shortened season tonight, hosting the Washington Capitals at KeyBank Center in front of no fans. It’s been a long time since the Sabres have made it to the playoffs. Can they start this season on a high note? Sabres reporter Bill Hoppe shares his insight on the roster, approach to COVID and more.

  

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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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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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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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Former Buffalo Sabres General Manager and Head Coach John Muckler has died. He was 86.

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The Buffalo Beauts and women’s hockey is back this month in organized play. The NWHL has been on pause for almost a year now due to COVID. The league will hold a two-week season starting Jan. 23 with games being played at the historic Herb Brooks Arena in Lake Placid. Among the many changes this year, semi-final and championship games will be televised on NBC sports network. Victory Press and women’s hockey writer Melissa Burgess talks about what to watch for later this month.

  

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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.


Jesse King

It’s no secret that New York state is facing a fiscal emergency in 2021. With revenues sharply down because of the coronavirus pandemic and federal relief left out of the latest COVID package, legislative leaders are discussing raising taxes on the wealthy to help plug a $15 billion shortfall.

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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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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.

Fairport High School

High School sports are facing more delays and cancellations due to the increase in COVID-19 around New York State.

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The University at Buffalo Bulls football program has found historic success on the field this year, and the accolades are starting to roll in.


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The good news for the Buffalo Beauts is they will have a hockey season this winter. However, they will not be playing it in front of local fans. The National Women's Hockey League announced the Beauts and its other five professional clubs will play a condensed season in a "bubble" format in Lake Placid, New York.

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November signals the return of college basketball nationwide and for the University at Buffalo’s men’s and women’s basketball teams.


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The start date for some winter high school sports in New York state has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Another huge tourism attraction to the Adirondacks is a victim of the coronavirus pandemic. Organizers of the Empire State Winter Games announced yesterday they’re canceling the event this winter.

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The University at Buffalo Bulls will play their first two football games on national television, pending final approval from the New York State Department of Health.

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The Tennessee Titans have won a battle of unbeatens Tuesday evening. The Titans showed no rust after a two-week layoff caused by two dozen positive COVID-19 tests within the organization, cruising to a 42-16 win over the Bills.

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.


Titans staff member tests positive for COVID

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.

The first round of the NHL Draft was held Tuesday night-- just a week after the Tampa Bay Lightning won the Stanley Cup. The Buffalo Sabres continued the start of their shortened offseason with the selection of forward Jack Quinn at 8th overall. On this week's edition of Behind The Bench, WBFO's Nick Lippa spoke with Sabres beat reporter Bill Hoppe about how the team fared. 


Gov. Andrew Cuomo is weighing in on the possibility of fans attending Buffalo Bills games in person this season.

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The University at Buffalo is reporting an outbreak of COVID-19 in its Athletics Department, with more than two dozen student-athletes across three teams affected.

 

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Fans still will not be allowed to attend Buffalo Bills home games this season, despite hopes that some might be allowed at the next home game Thursday night.

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