Latest Sean McDermott News

Allen's fourth-quarter TD clinches playoff spot for Bills

Dec. 15, 2019 11:56 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Josh Allen threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Kroft with 7:55 to play and the Buffalo Bills clinched a playoff spot, beating the Pittsburgh Steelers 17-10 on Sunday night. The Bills secured their second playoff berth in three seasons under coach Sean McDermott, a college teammate...

Former teammates McDermott, Tomlin lead Bills, Steelers

Dec. 12, 2019 2:04 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sean McDermott remembers lining up across from Mike Tomlin and wanting to do everything he could to impress everyone watching, from the William & Mary coaches to his teammates to Tomlin himself. It comes with the territory when you're a freshman defensive back and the wide receiver...

Bills-Steelers Preview Capsule

Dec. 12, 2019 11:12 AM EST

BUFFALO (9-4) at PITTSBURGH (8-5) Sunday, 8:20 p.m. ET, NBC OPENING LINE — Steelers by 1 1/2 RECORD VS. SPREAD — Bills 8-4-1; Steelers 7-4-2 SERIES RECORD — Steelers lead 16-9 LAST MEETING — Steelers beat Bills 27-20, Dec. 11, 2016 LAST WEEK — Bills lost to Ravens 24-17;...

Bills vs Steelers: Edmunds' sibling rivalry goes prime time

Dec. 11, 2019 7:52 PM EST

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Felicia Edmunds would rouse her three preteen boys from bed hours before school — and even on vacation — to put them through a rigorous daily workout of long runs and suicide sprints. If Trey, Terrell and Tremaine Edmunds aspired to one day play in the NFL, Felicia's...

Buffalo Bills gain respect despite loss to Ravens

Dec. 9, 2019 7:37 PM EST

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Earning the Baltimore Ravens' respect is one thing. Beating them, proved to be another for the Buffalo Bills. It wasn't long after a 24-17 loss Sunday when veteran linebacker Lorenzo Alexander was already looking forward to a rematch. Not next season or whenever the two are next...

Bills offense comes up short in 24-17 loss to Ravens

Dec. 8, 2019 8:13 PM EST

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills' defense showed it's ready to make a playoff push. The Josh Allen-led offense still has plenty of work to do. In holding Lamar Jackson and the bulldozing Baltimore Ravens to a season-low 257 yards, Allen and the Bills offense lacked finish in a 24-17 loss on...

Ravens clinch AFC playoff berth with 24-17 win over Bills

Dec. 8, 2019 6:59 PM EST

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Coach John Harbaugh happily discovered it's going to take more than clinching a second consecutive playoff berth to impress Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens. Whether it's the sign of a team stinging from the memories of last year's AFC wild-card playoff loss to the Los...

Bills brace to face Jackson-led Ravens' bull-dozing offense

Dec. 5, 2019 8:24 PM EST

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Appreciating how difficult it is to contain Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens' bull-dozing offensive attack, Bills defensive tackle Jordan Phillips was put at ease watching TV last weekend. After averaging 405 yards offense and 36 points in winning their previous seven games,...

Time to Bill-ieve? Buffalo in thick of AFC playoff race

Dec. 2, 2019 8:16 PM EST

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — It was only a few weeks ago when the Bills had a 7-3 record, and quarterback Josh Allen acknowledged he and his teammates had taken a peek at the playoff picture. "I wouldn't say we've started talking about it, but you do want to keep an eye on what everybody else is doing," the...

Bills’ win over Cowboys could be biggest since Kelly era

Nov. 29, 2019 4:54 PM EST

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Josh Allen had a predicable reply when someone asked him if Buffalo’s thorough dismantling of the Cowboys in a Thanksgiving showcase was a signature win for a rising Bills steam. “Just No. 9,” the quarterback said Friday, referencing the Bills’ win...