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Buffalo Bills hire Eric Washington to coach defensive line

Jan. 10, 2020 12:39 PM EST

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills hired former Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Eric Washington on Friday to become their defensive line coach. Washington has 12 years of NFL coaching experience. His future with the Panthers was uncertain under newly hired coach Matt Rhule. Washington...

Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) scrambles away from Buffalo Bills defensive end Jerry Hughes (55) during the second half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)

NFL looks into whether Bills violated injury reporting rules

Jan. 9, 2020 1:53 PM EST

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The NFL is looking into whether the Buffalo Bills violated league rules on reporting injuries in connection to defensive end Jerry Hughes revealing he played with torn wrist ligaments. The league on Thursday notified the Buffalo chapter of the Pro Football Writers of America that...

Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott takes questions during a news conference after an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019, in Pittsburgh. The Steelers lost 17-10. (AP Photo/Don Wright)

Bills have work to do in offseason after playoff collapse

Jan. 7, 2020 5:57 PM EST

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The lingering disappointment following an AFC wild-card playoff collapse at Houston won't deter Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott from having confidence in his team's young foundation. That doesn't mean the Bills don't have work to do. Stressing a desire to keep the developing...

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...

Houston Texans kicker Ka'imi Fairbairn (7) kicks a game-winning 28-yard field goal as Buffalo Bills cornerback Kevin Johnson (29) tries to block the kick during overtime of an NFL wild-card playoff football game Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, in Houston. The Texans won 22-19. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

Texans roar past Bills for 22-19 win in OT

Jan. 4, 2020 11:40 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Deshaun Watson’s teammates talked all week about how they never feel as if they’re out of any game when No. 4 is on the field. On Saturday Watson showed why the Houston Texans have so much trust in him, when the quarterback’s dazzling performance late after a tough start...

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)

Allen's struggles sink Bills in 22-19 OT loss to Texans

Jan. 4, 2020 10:41 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Josh Allen didn’t look like a playoff rookie in the first half on Saturday as he led the Buffalo Bills to a double-digit halftime lead. He wasn’t nearly as composed after that and it allowed the Houston Texans to get back in the game and rally for a 22-19 overtime win in the...

FILE - At left, in a Jan. 3, 1993, file photo, Buffalo Bills cornerback Nate Odoms gets a lift from teammate Henry Jones after intercepting a pass by Warren Moon of the Houston Oilers during an overtime period of an AFC wild-card game to set up Steve Christie's game winning field goal, in Orchard Park, N.Y. At right, Bills kicker Steve Christie, right, celebrates his game-winning field goal with quarterback Frank Reich. The Bills, down 32 points, beat the Oilers 41-38. (AP Photo/John Hickey, File)

Buffalo-Houston playoff matchup conjures 'Comeback' memories

Jan. 2, 2020 2:04 PM EST

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Warren Moon occasionally gets text messages from friends whenever some TV station broadcasts what he dejectedly calls “That Game.” And each time, Moon shakes his head in dismay, as if the former quarterback would have any interest in revisiting one of the worst...

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...

The Latest: Oakland's playoff hopes are barely alive

Dec. 29, 2019 6:18 PM EST

The Latest on Week 17 in the NFL (all times EST): 5:55 p.m. Oakland's playoff picture update: That remote chance of sneaking into the postseason is looking even more remote. First, the Raiders are losing 10-3 to Denver at halftime. They must win to have a shot at clinching the final AFC playoff spot. But the...

File-This Dec. 12, 2019, file photo shows Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson running during the first half of an NFL football game in Baltimore. No matter how many spectacular plays  Jackson and Russell Wilson made, officiating overshadowed the NFL this season. (AP Photo/Gail Burton, File)

In season of Lamar and Russell, NFL officiating overshadows

Dec. 27, 2019 2:57 PM EST

No matter how many spectacular plays Lamar Jackson and Russell Wilson made, officiating overshadowed the NFL this season. Regardless of the record stream of receptions by Michael Thomas, the sacks by Chandler Jones and long field goals by nearly every kicker, the headlines regularly were about referees, linesmen...