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By Tim Graham » Thursday, September 1, 2016

Bjorn Nittmo broke his children's hearts by returning my phone message. That's when I knew there was a fascinating story to tell about a fleeting phenomenon from nearly 30 years ago. The more I learned about Nittmo, the more fascinating his story became. The result is a feature on Nittmo and how mental issues have... Read More

By Tim Graham » Saturday, February 20, 2016

Scott Norwood stayed away from football after the Buffalo Bills cut him 24 years ago. Despite his absence, he maintains a powerful presence among the kicking fraternity. "I've never met Scott," 14-year kicker Jay Feely said, "but I think about him a lot." Norwood's unsuccessful kick at the end of Super Bowl 25 is... Read More

By I have worked at the Buffalo News as an enterprise reporter, and as arts editor, for the past 17 years. Mark Sommer » Wednesday, February 3, 2016

What if it hadn’t gone Wide Right? Think how different Buffalo’s collective psyche might be if Scott Norwood’s kick had gone through the uprights and the Buffalo Bills had won Super Bowl XXV? Or won any of the next three? It’s an alternate universe, and CBS Sports will take us there Sunday with a pre-Super... Read More

By Vic Carucci » Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Robert Woods is spending his offseason preparing for two futures: long-term, as in what he’ll do after he finishes playing football, and near-term, as in doing what’s necessary to make a bigger impact playing wide receiver for the Buffalo Bills.Woods, 23, is taking three classes at the University of Southern... Read More

Monday, March 9, 2015

What's transpired at One Bills Drive since the end of the 2014 regular season: March 9 -- Agree to a five-year contract with defensive end Jerry Hughes. March 8 -- Agree to a  five-year contract with running back LeSean McCoy. March 5 -- Exercise exclusive rights by tendering offers to wide receiver Justin Brown,... Read More

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The list of those inducted into the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame is extensive enough to make one consider, half-kiddingly, whether most everyone who’s played the game has been granted admittance. Almost 1,000 players have received the honor. And more than 200 coaches. But before accusing... Read More

By Mark Gaughan » Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Bills are searching in the dark without a flashlight at backup quarterback, with Tuesday’s release of Thad Lewis and the signing of Jordan Palmer. When have the Bills been great at backup QB? Not that often, with a few notable exceptions. Here are the five best Bills backup QBs. (And we’re not counting Doug... Read More

By Mark Gaughan » Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Team Seasons Year of last win 1. Cincinnati Bengals 25 1990 2. Detroit Lions 24 1991 3. Kansas City Chiefs 22 1993 4. Buffalo Bills 20 1995 5. Cleveland Browns 19 1994 6. Miami Dolphins 15 2000 7. Oakland Raiders 13 2002 8. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 13 2002 9. Tennessee... Read More

By Mark Gaughan » Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Team Drought  (Years) 1. Chi/St. Louis Cardinals 25 (1949-1973) 1. Washington Redskins 25 (1946-1970) 3. Pittsburgh Steelers 24 (1948-1971) 4. New Orleans Saints 20 (1967-1986) 5. New York Giants 17 (1964-1980) 5. Philadelphia Eagles 17 (1961-1977) 5. Denver Broncos 17 (1960-1976) 6. Buffalo... Read More

By Mark Gaughan » Wednesday, August 21, 2013

1. Bill Belichick, coach, New England. 2. Jimmy Johnson, coach, Dallas. 3. Tom Brady, QB, New England. 4. Don Shula, coach, Miami. 5. Bryan Cox, LB, Dolphins/Bears/Jets 6. Nick Buoniconti, LB, Patriots/Dolphins. 7. Bill Parcells, coach, Giants/Patriots/Jets. 8. Larry Csonka, RB, Dolphins/Giants. 9.... Read More

By Mark Gaughan » Wednesday, August 21, 2013

1. Derrick Dockery, G, Redskins, 2007 2. Langston Walker, T, Raiders, 2007. 3. Larry Tripplett, DT, Colts, 2006. 4. Peerless Price, WR, Cowboys, 2006. 5. Cornell Green, T, Raiders,... Read More

By Mark Gaughan » Wednesday, August 21, 2013

1. Elbert Dubenion, WR, Bluffton College, 1960. 2. Ted Washington, NT, Broncos, 1995. 3. Cookie Gilchrist, RB, CFL, 1962. 4. Robert James, CB, Fisk University, 1969. 5. Bryce Paup, LB, Packers,... Read More

By Mark Gaughan » Wednesday, August 21, 2013

QB: Daryle Lamonica. (Underrated with the Bills.) RB: Fred Jackson. FB: Jim Braxton. WR: J.D. Hill, Bill Brooks. OT: Dave Foley, Ken Jones. OG: Glenn Parker, John Davis. C: Will Grant. TE: Paul Seymour. K: Scott Norwood. DE: Tom Day, Sherman White. DT: Pat Williams, Tom Keating. OLB: Lucius... Read More

By Mark Gaughan » Wednesday, August 21, 2013

QB: Jack Kemp. RB: Cookie Gilchrist. FB: Jim Braxton. WR: Elbert Dubenion, Jerry Butler. OT: Stew Barber, Howard Ballard. OG: Jim Ritcher, Ruben Brown. C: Al Bemiller. TE: Ernie Warlick. K: Rian Lindell. DE: Phil Hansen, Aaron Schobel. DT: Ted Washington, Jim Dunaway. OLB: Mike Stratton,... Read More

By Mark Gaughan » Tuesday, August 20, 2013

QB: Jim Kelly. RB: O.J. Simpson, Thurman Thomas. WR: Andre Reed, Eric Moulds. OT: Will Wolford, Joe Devlin. OG: Billy Shaw, Joe DeLamielleure. C: Kent Hull. TE: Pete Metzelaars. K: Steve Christie. DE: Bruce Smith, Ron McDole. DT: Tom Sestak, Fred Smerlas. OLB: Darryl Talley, Cornelius... Read More

By Mark Gaughan » Tuesday, August 20, 2013

1. Walt Patulski, DE, 1972. No. 1 overall. Pro football was an anticlimax for the Notre Damer. He did little in four seasons and was out of the league after five. 2. Mike Williams, OT, 2002. No. 4 overall. The 370-pounder from Texas didn’t love the game enough to be great. Started 3-1/2 seasons for the Bills and was... Read More

By Mark Gaughan » Tuesday, August 20, 2013

1. Jim Kelly. 1983. No. 13 overall. His arrival lifted franchise to its Golden Era. 2. Thurman Thomas. 1988. No. 40 overall. The Bills took a chance on his repaired knee and hit a home run. There were seven running backs taken before Thomas. 3. Andre Reed. 1985. No. 86 overall. The Bills badly needed receiver help... Read More

By Mark Gaughan » Tuesday, August 20, 2013

1. 1967. Daryle Lamonica and Glenn Bass to the Raiders for Tom Flores and Art Powell. A year later, Lamonica took the Raiders to the Super Bowl; the injury-prone Flores played two seasons for Buffalo, while Powell lasted only one. 2. 1971. Ron McDole to the Redskins for third-, fourth- and seventh-round picks used for... Read More

By Mark Gaughan » Tuesday, August 20, 2013

1. 1982. Tom Cousineau, who never played for Buffalo, to Cleveland for a first-round draft pick in 1983, which the Bills used to select Jim Kelly. 2. 1987. Greg Bell, two first-round draft picks and a second-rounder to the Colts for Cornelius Bennett. 3. 1977. Paul Seymour to the Steelers for Frank Lewis, who set a... Read More

By Mark Gaughan » Tuesday, August 20, 2013

1. Wide Right. Jan. 27, 1991. Scott Norwood’s missed 47-yard field-goal attempt with four seconds left, preserving the Giants’ 20-19 victory in Super Bowl XXV in Tampa Stadium. 2. Hit Heard ‘Round the World. Dec. 26, 1964. Mike Stratton knocking San Diego’s Keith Lincoln out of the ‘64 AFL Championship Game at... Read More

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