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Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) is sacked by Houston Texans linebacker Jake Martin (54) during the second half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)

Bills enter offseason feeling pain of playoff collapse

Jan. 5, 2020 3:05 PM EST

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Josh Allen expects he'll be carrying the weight and pain of his first playoff loss for the foreseeable future. Standing at a podium in the Buffalo Bills' field house on Sunday, the second-year quarterback looked and sounded as dejected as he did 15 hours earlier, following a 22-19...

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady passes against the Buffalo Bills in the first half of an NFL football game, Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Titans-Patriots get prime-time spotlight for wild-card games

Jan. 3, 2020 5:19 PM EST

The Patriots have been compared to a sporting dynasty and to Palpatine's Evil Empire. Regardless of which is true, there's no denying that New England enters these playoffs more vulnerable than in quite a few years. One thing we've learned since Tom Brady went from 199th draft pick to dominant NFL figure is not...

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson answers questions during a news conference after the Ravens defeated the Cleveland Browns in an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

Brady, Patriots don't get usual R&R heading into playoffs

Jan. 1, 2020 4:39 PM EST

Tom Brady and the defending champion New England Patriots aren't getting their usual bye week to rest, relax and recharge. Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens earned the AFC's top seed for the first time since the current playoff format was adopted in 1990. Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs earned the...

Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen, left, drops back to pass under pressure from New England Patriots linebacker Kyle Van Noy in the second half of an NFL football game, Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Bills believe they're better prepared for playoffs than 2017

Dec. 30, 2019 7:47 PM EST

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Bills linebacker Lorenzo Alexander acknowledges how Buffalo's previous playoff appearance two years ago might have been a fluke. "That 9-7 team that made the playoffs?" Alexander said, recalling how the Bills had all the tiebreakers go their way — including Baltimore losing...

New York Jets wide receiver Jamison Crowder (82) catches a pass for a touchdown in front of Buffalo Bills' Dean Marlowe (31) during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019 in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)

Jets close season with 13-6 win over playoff-bound Bills

Dec. 29, 2019 6:24 PM EST

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills can finally look ahead to making their playoff preparations knowing they're headed to Houston next weekend. For Sam Darnold and the New York Jets (7-9), they have a long but hopeful offseason ahead in believing their 6-2 second-half record has...

Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen, left, celebrates his touchdown pass to offensive tackle Dion Dawkins, center, in the first half of an NFL football game against the New England Patriots, Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Bills wary of Williams-coached Jets defense in season finale

Dec. 26, 2019 4:42 PM EST

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Gregg Williams' hard-nosed defensive reputation precedes him, leaving Bills coach Sean McDermott taking a cautious approach in determining playing time in Buffalo's season finale against the New York Jets on Sunday. As much as he wishes he could, McDermott noted he can't rest all...

FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2018, file photo Buffalo Bills outside linebacker Lorenzo Alexander (57) looks up from the sidelines, during the first half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins in Miami Gardens, Fla. Vowing to retire after this season, the 13-year NFL veteran knows Sunday's regular-season finale against the New York Jets won't be his final game for the playoff-bound Bills. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

Bills praise Alexander, who could be playing final home game

Dec. 24, 2019 6:28 PM EST

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier opened the final week of the season in a bittersweet mood, and it had nothing to do with Buffalo having lost at New England two days earlier. What struck Frazier was the realization his time coaching linebacker Lorenzo Alexander was...

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Pro Picks: Are Bills ready to grab AFC East from Patriots?

Dec. 18, 2019 6:38 PM EST

Not since the pre-Tom Brady days have the Bills been such a factor in the AFC East. A victory Saturday at New England would lift Buffalo into a tie atop the division the Patriots have ruled for the last decade. This is an opportunity for the Bills to stamp themselves as title contenders — not just division...

Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) celebrates after throwing a touchdown pass to tight end Tyler Kroft (81) during the second half of an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Don Wright)

Bills' expectations rise after playoff-clinching victory

Dec. 16, 2019 7:30 PM EST

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y (AP) — One of Bills coach Sean McDermott's main priorities upon his arrival was transforming a franchise with a dysfunctional culture and losing history into a team that would one day take the field expecting to win. Little could have McDermott anticipated one of the more defining moments...

FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2019, file photo, San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman speaks at a news conference after an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins, in Landover, Md. Veteran defensive backs and team leaders Richard Sherman of San Francisco and Malcolm Jenkins of Philadelphia are among 32 nominees for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Sherman, Jenkins among 32 nominees for NFL Man Of Year award

Dec. 12, 2019 9:40 AM EST

Veteran defensive backs and team leaders Richard Sherman of San Francisco and Malcolm Jenkins of Philadelphia are among 32 nominees for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award. The award, now in its 50th year — it was named after the late Hall of Fame running back in 1999 — will be handed out in...