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The Patriots would clinch the AFC East for the 11th consecutive season with a win in either of their final two games or with a Bills loss in Week 17. That would tie the longest streak of division titles in the history of the four major professional sports in America and the Patriots are the only team in the league to win 10-plus games for 17 consecutive seasons. That’s …

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Members of The News' sports staff will be picking games on?BNblitz.com. Here is how Jay Skurski, Mark Gaughan and Jason Wolf see the slate for Week 16, beginning with the Saturday games. Point spreads are through Thursday morning; asterisk indicates best bet. SATURDAY Skurski Gaughan Wolf at NE -6.5 BUF BUF BUF BUF HOU -3 at TB HOU TB HOU …

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Saturday's Bills game at New England will be aired by the NFL Network nationally and WKBW in the Buffalo market. Kickoff is at 4:30 p.m. WKBW will have a pregame show at 4. If you are outside Buffalo and don't have access to satellite or cable or have a cable package that does not include the NFL Network, here are some ways to see the game: Go out: Of course, vi…

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The 2019 Buffalo Bills have officially secured a playoff spot, forcefully altered and upgraded their national image, and vanquished local bugaboos with a hard-fought 17-10 victory in Pittsburgh. General Manager Brandon Beane and coach Sean McDermott transformed the team and franchise in their own straight-talking, fundamentalist image into a clan with a plan. An entire …

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I was joined Sunday night by three familiar figures in my living room, all of us there to watch as the Buffalo Bills took on the Steelers in Pittsburgh. There was my wife, a Bills follower of fine enough vintage to speak fondly of the breakout period when Robb Riddick, with whom she never forgets exchanging pleasantries in a convenience store parking lot, was a dive-for…

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Here is how Jay Skurski, Mark Gaughan and Jason Wolf see the slate for Week 15, beginning with the Thursday night game. Point spreads are through Thursday morning; asterisk indicates best bet. THURSDAY Skurski Gaughan Wolf BAL -15 NYJ BAL BAL BAL SUNDAY PIT -2 BUF BUF BUF BUF SEA -6 CAR SEA SEA SEA PHL -4.5 WAS PHL W…

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The NFL flexed this game to Sunday night on NBC, which is hardly good news for Steelers backers considering their 0-5 against the spread mark when performing under the Sunday night lights. Granted, the Burghers are adapting nicely as “duck hunters” behind newfound QB Devlin Hodges, who remains perfect in his three NFL starts. Hodges has turned the ball over only twice. …

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Sports clichés have been around since the first ball was kicked or picked up and run with. And two facts remain about virtually all of them; they are right and they are wrong. One of the most often stated in sports fandom is, “There are no moral victories.” This is wholly true in numerous ways, and patently false in others. Standing up to the league’s top team ver…

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The Lamar Jackson for Most Valuable Player train is gathering steam. With 16 carries for 101 yards against San Francisco, he surpassed 100 yards for a fourth time this season, setting a record for a quarterback. He is up to 977 rushing yards, which leaves him just 62 short of Michael Vick’s single-season record with four games left. Sunday, he finds himself favored a…

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The 1968 literary and cult classic?novel, “A Fan’s Notes,”?by Fredrick Exley,?is arguably?the finest book written about fans, fandom and fanatics; inarguably in this corner.?? The book on the 2019 Buffalo Bills season?is still being written, but?already becoming a?nationwide bestseller, Josh Allen is quickly becoming a cult hero, and Bills fans?everywhere cannot?wait to…

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It was plainly evident last Sunday that Jason Garrett is far too conservative a coach for the NFL. With his Dallas Cowboys trailing 13-6 with just more than six minutes remaining, he opted to kick a field goal on fourth-and-7 from the New England 11-yard line. As a result, after a 3-0 start, the bad Boys are now 6-5 yet remain in first place in the unstable NFC East – f…

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Members of The News' sports staff will be picking games on?BNblitz.com. Here is how Jay Skurski, Mark Gaughan and Jason Wolf see the slate for Week 13, beginning with the Thanksgiving games. Point spreads are through Thursday morning; asterisk indicates best bet. THURSDAY Skurski Gaughan Wolf? Bears -2.5 Lions Bears Bears Bears at Cowboys 7 Bil…

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The Bills (7-3) are again in their comfort zone, facing another team with a losing record in the Broncos (3-7). Buffalo’s wins have coming against teams that are currently 13-47 on the season, while its losses have been leveled by clubs that are 19-12. The Bills’ problem Sunday, though, is their 1-6 against the spread record as a non-division favorite when coming off a …

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Vic Carucci I'm inclined to think the Buffalo Bills' offense has legitimately moved the needle from the wet book of matches act it had going through the better part of nine games. How far is the question. The Miami Dolphins are so bad, it's easy to assume that everything the Bills did well last Sunday was because of that. Still, I think the up-tempo approach of the offens…