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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... Read More

By Mark Gaughan » Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Team SeasonsYear of last win1. Cincinnati Bengals2219902. Detroit Lions2119913. Kansas City Chiefs1919934. Buffalo Bills1719955. Cleveland Browns1519946. Miami Dolphins1220007. Oakland... Read More

By Mark Gaughan » Wednesday, August 21, 2013

TeamDrought(Years)1. Chi/St. Louis Cardinals25(1949-1973)1. Washington Redskins25(1946-1970)3. Pittsburgh Steelers24(1948-1971)4. New Orleans Saints20(1967-1986)5. New York... 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/Jets6. Nick Buoniconti, LB,... Read More

By Mark Gaughan » Wednesday, August 21, 2013

1. Derrick Dockery, G, Redskins, 20072. Langston Walker, T, Raiders, 2007.3. Larry Tripplett, DT, Colts, 2006.4. Peerless Price, WR, Cowboys, 2006.5. Cornell Green, T, Raiders, 2010. ... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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.... 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... 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... 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.... Read More

By Mark Gaughan » Tuesday, August 20, 2013

1. Cowboys 52, Bills 17. Super Bowl XXVII. Jan. 31, 1994. Rose Bowl. Humiliation.2. Redskins 37, Bills 24. Super Bowl XXVI. Jan. 26, 1993. Metrodome. Embarrassment.3. Giants 20, Bills 19.... Read More

By Mark Gaughan » Tuesday, August 20, 2013

1. Bills 41, Oilers 38 (OT). Wild-card playoff. Jan. 3, 1993. Rich Stadium. Greatest comeback in NFL history.2. Bills 51, Raiders 3. 1990 AFC Championship. Jan. 20, 1991. Rich Stadium. Kelly... Read More

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Vic Carucci returned to The Buffalo News as a Bills beat reporter in September. Carucci covered the Bills for 17 years before joining NFL.com as a columnist in 1999. Prior to rejoining The News, he spent three years as a senior editor for the Cleveland Browns.

Tim Graham returned to The Buffalo News in 2011 after covering the NFL for three years at ESPN and for one year at the Palm Beach Post. Before that, the Cleveland native spent seven seasons on the Buffalo Sabres beat for The News and was president of the Boxing Writers Association of America.

Jay Skurski joined The News in January 2009. The Lewiston native attended St. Francis High School before graduating from the University of South Florida.