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Bills rule out QB Anderson from playing against Jets

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott has ruled out quarterback Derek Anderson from playing against the New York Jets this weekend, and continued leaving open the possibility of Josh Allen's return after missing three games with an ...

Former Bills GM Whaley hired as XFL senior VP

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — The XFL says former Buffalo Bills general manager Doug Whaley has been hired as the league's senior vice president for football operations. Whaley will report to commissioner and CEO Oliver Luck. Whaley spent the majority of his career with the Bills, Pittsburgh ...

Patterson runs for 2 TDs as Buffalo wins 48-14, goes to 9-1

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Jaret Patterson rushed for 187 yards and two touchdowns and Buffalo beat Kent State 48-14 on Tuesday night to run its record to 9-1 for the first time in school history. The nine wins are the most in the Bulls' FBS history, dating to 1999. Buffalo is 6-0 in the ...

Jets’ Darnold has injured foot, could miss game vs. Bills

By DENNIS WASZAK Jr., AP Pro Football Writer FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets rookie quarterback Sam Darnold has a boot on his right foot and is not practicing, leaving his status for the team's game Sunday against Buffalo in doubt. Darnold was injured during the Jets' 13-6 loss at ...

Bills go from anemic to comedic in 41-9 loss to Bears

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Sean McDermott insists the Buffalo Bills have enough talent on offense to win in the NFL. "I believe we do," the Bills coach said. It sure didn't look that way in a 41-9 loss to the Chicago Bears on Sunday, in what became the ...

Pominville tribute lifts Sabres to 9-2 win over Senators

By JONAH BRONSTEIN, Associated Press BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — An emotional tribute to Jason Pominville inspired the Buffalo Sabres to their biggest home win in a decade. After being honored on the ice in a pregame ceremony for playing his 1,000 NHL game earlier this week, Pominville had two ...

McCourty’s pick-6 seals Patriots’ 25-6 win over Bills

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Devin McCourty was pleased that the New England Patriots defense didn't have to play second fiddle to Tom Brady and Co. for once. With the Patriots leaning more on Stephen Gostkowski's leg than Brady's arm against the Buffalo Bills ...

McCoy laments 13-yard outing in Bills 25-6 loss to Patriots

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Ever since he topped the 10,000 career yards rushing mark last season, LeSean McCoy set a "12K or bust" objective. Bust was more like it for the Buffalo Bills running back on Monday night, when McCoy totaled 13 yards on 12 carries ...

Panarin’s overtime tally powers Blue Jackets over Sabres 5-4

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Columbus coach John Tortorella had trouble explaining how his team could blow a two-goal lead in the third period Saturday night only to come back and win 31 seconds into overtime. Finally, he resorted to quoting Forrest Gump. "It's a ...

Jets place RB Powell on IR with neck injury, sign S Campbell

By DENNIS WASZAK Jr., AP Pro Football Writer FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Bilal Powell's season is likely over — and so might his career with the New York Jets. The veteran running back was placed on injured reserve Wednesday with a neck injury suffered on Sunday against Minnesota. The ...

Love & Marriage; ACC players balance football, married life

By WILL GRAVES, AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — The question arises regularly, usually after a Pittsburgh home game. And even though Dennis Briggs' teammates know the answer that's coming from the senior defensive back they jokingly and reverentially call "old man," they ask anyway ...

Bills brace for prime-time game versus Pats after latest dud

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills' offense remains anemic and turnover-prone. And their defense is suddenly springing leaks again. As if things can't get much worse, the young and patchwork Bills follow up their 37-5 meltdown at Indianapolis on ...

Bills pay steep price in Indy for continual offensive woes

By MICHAEL MAROT, AP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Buffalo Bills thought Derek Anderson might be the solution to their offensive struggles. He wasn't. They tried putting offensive coordinator Brian Daboll on the field for the first time. It didn't help. Instead, the turnovers ...

Resilient Sabres rally past Ducks, end trip with 4-2 win

By GREG BEACHAM, AP Sports Writer ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres' West Coast trip was in danger of slipping off the rails before they got right back on track with a Southern California sweep. Rasmus Ristolainen scored a tiebreaking power-play goal early in the third period, and ...

Defensive resurgence helps Colts blow out Bills 37-5

By MICHAEL MAROT, AP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts defense got battered for three weeks. A spate of injuries decimated their starting lineup just as they faced a daunting stretch of games. On Sunday, the Colts fought back. Indy forced five turnovers, had two ...

Buffalo QB Allen injures elbow in 20-13 loss to Houston

By KRISTIE RIEKEN, AP Sports Writer HOUSTON (AP) — Buffalo rookie quarterback Josh Allen's status for next week is uncertain after he left the Bills' loss to the Houston Texans late in the third quarter Sunday with an elbow injury. Coach Sean McDermott said after the 20-13 loss that the ...

Bills, Raiders lose their QBs, and eventually their games

By The Associated Press Sean McDermott didn't like the hit that knocked Josh Allen out of the game, and he sure didn't like the way the Buffalo Bills finished without their rookie quarterback. The Oakland Raiders also lost their QB and a receiver in what's looking like a lost first season ...

Watson hit 19 times as Texans beat Bills 20-13

By KRISTIE RIEKEN, AP Sports Writer HOUSTON (AP) — Deshaun Watson and the Houston Texans got their third straight win on Sunday. But it came with a price as the already-banged up quarterback took 19 more hits in the 20-13 victory over the Buffalo Bills. Watson was sacked seven times and ...

Eichel scores 2 in Sabres’ 4-2 win over Golden Knights

By JONAH BRONSTEIN, Associated Press BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Jack Eichel helped the Buffalo Sabres end a long drought without a winning record. Eichel, the Sabres' 21-year-old captain, scored two goals in a 4-2 win over the Vegas Golden Knights on Monday. With its second straight victory, ...

QB Allen, Bills passing attack still lacks punch despite win

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — LeSean McCoy and the Buffalo Bills running game might have finally found its legs. Now it's time to focus on continuing to develop rookie quarterback Josh Allen and a popgun passing attack. "I'm not going to sit here and say we're ...