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FOOTBALL: Excitement mixes with empty sense

It’s been more than 20 years since it has been this fun to watch the Buffalo Bills. Quarterback Josh Allen already has more than 1,000 passing yards through three games. Coach Sean McDermott is the best leader since the Marv Levy days.

However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we cannot be at the Bills Stadium to view this up-and-coming team. That is the only negative in what has so far been an exciting season.

Viewing recent home games, it is so strange seeing empty seats in the lower bowl. Even the years the team was far from competitive, hearty fans would be there no matter what the weather.

Buffalo, through three games, is at the top of the AFC East after the wild win over the Los Angeles Rams. The next home game is one of the most anticipated: against the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs.

We don’t know if there will still be no fans in the stands for that contest on Thursday evening, Oct. 15, though it will be nationally televised. That option is still, especially this year, better than no football.

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