Bills clinch playoff berth, eliminate Falcons with 29-15 win
Devin Singletary scored two touchdowns rushing in the second half to make up for Josh Allen’s sloppiness and the AFC East-leading Buffalo Bills rallied to clinch their third consecutive playoff berth with a 29-15 win over the Atlanta Falcons.
Buffalo Bills vs. New England Patriots - NFL Week 16 (12/26/21) | Kickoff, How to Watch
On Sunday, the top spot in the AFC East will be on the line, as the surging New England Patriots look to widen the gap when they host Josh Allen and the defending division champion Buffalo Bills. The Patriots were expected to finish in the middle of the East, but a seven-game win streak catapulted them to the top of the division. They did hit a road block last Saturday, when another hot underdog, the Indianapolis Colts, ended the Pats run with their dominant run game. What: NFL Football (Week 16)Who: Buffalo Bills (8-6) vs. New England Patriots (9-5)When: Sunday, December 26Time: 1:00 p.m. Channel: CBSStream: FuboTV (7-day free trial), Sling, DirecTV Stream, Paramount+Check out the NFL standings and results on NFL.commlive.com
Tom Brady's 700th TD pass lifts Bucs over Bills 33-27 in OT
Tom Brady became the NFL’s all-time completions leader and threw his 700th touchdown pass for the winning score as the defending Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers got a 33-27 overtime victory over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. Brady threw for 363 yards and two touchdowns, and scored on a quarterback sneak set up by the 7,143rd completion of an unmatched 22-year career that includes seven Super Bowl titles. Tampa Bay won it on Breshad Perriman’s 58-yard catch-and-run with 5:31 left in OT — the 700th TD pass of Brady’s career, including playoffs. Despite blowing a 21-point halftime lead, the Bucs (10-3) won their fourth straight game and moved closer to clinching Tampa Bay’s first NFC South title since 2007.news.yahoo.com
Bills appear in denial as playoff hopes begin to sink
The Buffalo Bills appear to be in denial identifying their shortcomings and the challenges ahead in staying afloat in the AFC playoff picture. There was coach Sean McDermott suggesting not to give Patriots coach Bill Belichick too much credit in dismissing a question over New England’s run-heavy plan.news.yahoo.com
New England Patriots vs. Buffalo Bills - NFL Week 13 (12/6/21) | How to Watch, Start Time
In the beginning of the season, it seemed like the Buffalo Bills are going to cruise to the AFC East title for the second year-in-a-row. However, through a slight stumbling, and a surge from the revamped New England Patriots, the division race has gotten really interesting. The Bills started 2021 at a 5-2 mark, looking to build off their AFC Conference Game appearance last season. Watch the NFL on FuboTV (7-day free trial)After a 2-4 start to their campaign, the Patriots have turned things around. What: NFL Football (Week 13)Who: New England Patriots (8-4) vs. Buffalo Bills (7-4)When: Monday, December 6Time: 8:15 p.m.mlive.com
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Buffalo Bills (9/12/21) - NFL Week 1 | Channel, Stream, Time
Two teams in the AFC with high hopes meet in week one of the NFL season, including last year’s conference runner-up, as the Buffalo Bills host the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Bills are coming off thier best season since the last time they made it to the Super Bowl in the 1993 season. Watch the NFL on FuboTV (7-day free trial)Pittsburgh wants to forget how the 2020 season ended. What: NFL Football (Week 1)Who: Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Buffalo BillsWhen: Sunday, September 12Time: 1:00 p.m. ETWhere: Highmark Stadium (Orchard Park, N.Y.)Channel: FOXStream: FuboTV (7-day free trial)Check out the NFL standings and results heremlive.com
AFC East Preview: ‘Looking At A Division That Could Have Four Really Good Quarterbacks For The Next 10 Years,’ Says CBS Miami’s Michael Cugno
The AFC East is undergoing a youth movement at the most important position in sports and CBS Miami's Michael Cugno believes this division could have a decade of stellar play ahead.detroit.cbslocal.com
Live updates: Dan Campbell’s Detroit Lions make debut in preseason opener against Buffalo Bills
DETROIT -- The Detroit Lions will finally hit someone else when Dan Campbell makes his debut as head coach in the team’s preseason opener against the Buffalo Bills. Hit the refresh button to keep up and make sure to follow MLive’s Detroit Lions reporters on Twitter -- @BenjaminSRaven and @kmeinke. Bills quarterback Josh Allen will not play, so expect a heavy dose of Jake Fromm, Davis Webb and noted Lions killer Mitchell Trubisky. The ex-Bears quarterback signed with the team this past offseason and has enjoyed some of the most success in Detroit. Greenville native and former Ferris State standout Justin Zimmer remains with the Bills for those looking for something else to track in tonight’s preseason tilt.mlive.com
Jaguars poised to spend big, rebuild quickly in free agency
Free agency feels a lot like recruiting to new Jaguars coach Urban Meyer. It certainly should help that the Jaguars have more salary cap space (nearly $73 million) than any other team. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Free agency feels a lot like recruiting to new Jaguars coach Urban Meyer. Clemson star Trevor Lawrence is the presumptive choice, and the Jaguars will use free agency to build around him. “That’s a room that’s going to have to be rebuilt in some ways,” said Meyer, who could sign Hunter Henry, Jonnu Smith or Gerald Everett when free agency officially begins Wednesday.
AP source: Buffalo Bills LB Matt Milano to test free agency
The Buffalo Bills' salary-cap constraints have led starting linebacker Matt Milano to decide he will test free agency next month, a person with direct knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Friday, Feb. 19, 2021. The person spoke to The AP on the condition of anonymity because the discussions between the player and team have been private. (AP/ Photo Jeffrey T. Barnes, File)BUFFALO, N.Y. – Starting linebacker Matt Milano will explore free agency next month because of Buffalo's salary-cap constraints, a person with direct knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Friday. AdThe 26-year-old Milano was selected by Buffalo in the fifth-round of the 2017 draft and developed into a key contributor when healthy. Overall, Milano has five interceptions, five fumble recoveries and a forced fumble in 55 career games, including 39 starts.
The Latest: Packers' Aaron Rodgers wins 3rd MVP Award
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers passes during the first half of the NFC championship NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Green Bay, Wis., Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021. Rodgers received 44 votes, followed by Buffalo’s Josh Allen with four, and Kansas City’s Patrick Mahomes, the 2018 MVP, with two. ___9:52 p.m.For turning around a moribund Cleveland franchise, overcoming injuries and COVID-19 concerns, Kevin Stefanski is The Associated Press 2020 NFL Coach of the Year. Ad___9:20 p.m.Justin Herbert is the latest quarterback to win The Associated Press Offensive Rookie of the Year award. ___8:08 p.m.Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll has won The Associated Press NFL Assistant Coach of the Year award.
Out of Miller's shadow, Barrett aims to follow his footsteps
“He was determined to get it by any means, wouldn’t let failure be an option,” Barrett recounted. Barrett will have a starting — and maybe starring — role in Super Bowl 55 when the Buccaneers (14-5) face Mahomes and the reigning champion Kansas City Chiefs (16-2) Sunday at Raymond James Stadium. Barrett had a monster debut in Tampa, collecting an NFL-best 19½ sacks, forcing six fumbles and earning his first Pro Bowl nod in 2019. Mahomes remembers Barrett in Denver as a player who never let quarterbacks exhale whenever Miller or Chubb tapped out for a breather. He’s got great speed, he’s got great power, he’s got a ton of moves,” Remmers said.
Bills fall short in breakout season with 38-24 loss to KC
Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) is sacked by Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Frank Clark (55) during the second half of the AFC championship NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Josh Allen led the Buffalo Bills to their first AFC championship game in 27 years. The Bills were unable to solve the Chiefs twice this season. They were trampled in a 26-17 loss in Week 6 in a game rookie Clyde Edwards-Helaire had 161 yards rushing. On the bright side, the Bills made tremendous strides over last season, which ended with Buffalo squandering a 16-0 third-quarter lead in a wild-card playoff loss at Houston.
Reigning champion Chiefs dump Bills 38-24 in AFC title game
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes celebrates after the AFC championship NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021, in Kansas City, Mo. – It took the Kansas City Chiefs five frustrating decades to make their third Super Bowl appearance. That’s not how you’re supposed to play football.”It capped a bitter night for the Bills, who had reached their first AFC title game since beating Kansas City at home on Jan. 1, 1994. You don't beat Kansas City by kicking field goals from the 3-yard line, though. He’s fast.”Any hopes the Bills had of a comeback were dashed when Rashad Fenton picked off a tipped pass deep in Kansas City territory.
D-coordinators bring head coaching chops to NFL title games
But all are credited with providing a steady helping hand, a sturdy shoulder and a willing ear to their team’s current head coach. PETTINEPettine went 10-22 (.313) as head coach of the Cleveland Browns from 2014-15, before joining Matt LaFleur, who was named Packers head coach in 2018 after just two seasons as an offensive coordinator, a year each with the Rams and Titans. Arians brought along Bowles, whom he coached at Temple in the mid-1980s and who had been his defensive coordinator in Arizona from 2013-14. It began with Frazier saying he didn’t want McDermott to make the same mistakes he did as a first-time head coach. It’s a business with a lot of egos, a lot of people concerned with who gets the credit.”SPAGNUOLOSpagnuolo, 61, compiled an 11-41 record (.212) as head coach of the St. Louis Rams from 2009-11 and as interim head coach of the New York Giants in 2017, when he went 1-3.
Big offenses, overlooked defenses in AFC title game
The Kansas City Chiefs won their first NFL title since 1970 when they beat San Francisco in last year's Super Bowl. What we get Sunday is a matchup of dynamic offenses and overlooked defenses, the top two teams in the conference. Kansas City (15-2) has the confidence of a reigning champion and a charisma few NFL teams can match. That could provide an edge over Bills rookie Tyler Bass — except that Bass has been very reliable all season. Buffalo punter Corey Bojorquez and Kansas City rookie Johnny Townsend were two of the most dependable in the AFC.
Chiefs' Reid, Bills' McDermott to match wits for AFC title
Funny thing: Even after firing him, Reid suspected deep down that McDermott was destined for big things. McDermott has the long-suffering Buffalo Bills playing in their first AFC championship game since beating Kansas City on Jan. 23, 1994, when they advanced to their fourth straight Super Bowl. They love football in Buffalo and he's really done a nice job with that whole program.”Not surprisingly, the job McDermott has done with the Bills neatly parallels the job Reid has done in Kansas City. Both have surrounded them with playmakers, such as the Bills' Stefon Diggs and the Chiefs' Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce. McDermott never harbored any animosity toward Reid when he was fired from the Eagles on Jan. 15, 2011.
Bills among the NFL's 4 defenses peaking in the postseason
Buffalo Bills' Micah Hyde (23) celebrates with teammates after an NFL divisional round football game against the Baltimore Ravens Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. – Leslie Frazier’s faith in his Bills defense never wavered even at the lowest point of Buffalo’s season. It was mid-November and the Bills were entering their bye week on the heels of a 32-30 defeat at Arizona. In the NFC, the Packers are allowing an average 306 yards offense over their past seven outings. Here comes Patrick Mahomes, should he clear the NFL’s concussion protocol, and the league’s top-ranked offense.
3 title game quarterbacks have similar draft history
The Packers then made Rodgers the starter in 2008 and have made the playoffs 10 times since then with one Super Bowl title. TOM TERRIFIC: Tom Brady can join some illustrious company with a win this week for another Super Bowl appearance. Brady will appear in his staggering 14th conference title game in 19 seasons as a starter when Tampa Bay visits Green Bay on Sunday. MIGHTY MATT: Packers coach Matt LaFleur is back in the NFC title game for the second time in two seasons as an NFL coach. All those coaches reached at least one Super Bowl in those years with the exception of Ryan, who lost to Indianapolis and Pittsburgh.
Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson thanks Buffalo Bills fans for donations after his charity raises over $400,000
Even in a tough loss to the Buffalo Bills in the playoffs last weekend, Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson still got a win. Since the game, the charity has received more than $435,000 in donations, the nonprofit's chief marketing officer Nikki Grizzle told CBS News on Tuesday. She said the "majority" of the 16,000 individual donors have been Bills fans. It's not the first time the Bills' fan base has proven to be both generous and gracious. Following this weekend, Ravens fans followed the Bills fan base and even donated to the cause.cbsnews.com
Analysis: Backup QBs saw plenty of action in NFL playoffs
Jameis Winston threw a 56-yard trick-play touchdown pass to Tre’Quan Smith on his first playoff action after 76 regular-season games over six seasons. In his 72nd NFL game, Henne atoned for an end zone interception with two huge plays to allow the Chiefs to escape with a 22-17 win over the Browns. Rodgers and Tom Brady, making his 14th conference championship appearance in 21 seasons, square off next week at Lambeau Field. If this was it, Brees went out with a whimper: 134 yards passing and three interceptions in the worst playoff game of his career. The Chiefs forced a punt and Henne got the ball back with just over four minutes left.
Chiefs advance to 3rd straight AFC title game at home
(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)The AFC title game is returning to a familiar place in Kansas City. The question all week will be whether Patrick Mahomes will be able to play quarterback for the Chiefs. Coach Andy Reid’s gutsy call helped make sure the Chiefs would become the first team to host the AFC championship game for the third straight year. New Orleans (13-4) is hosting Tampa Bay (12-5) later Sunday for the right to visit Green Bay in the NFC title game next week. The win sends Rodgers to his fifth NFC title game as starting quarterback and the first at home since taking over from Brett Favre in 2008.
Bills advance to AFC championship with 17-3 win over Ravens
Johnson’s pick-6 of Lamar Jackson’s pass with 41 seconds remaining in the third quarter secured a 17-3 win over the Baltimore Ravens in a divisional-round playoff game Saturday night. Jackson responded by marching the Ravens 66 yards on 15 plays before throwing the interception while facing third-and-goal from the 9. The Bills also limited Jackson to just 40 yards on 11 carries in the Ravens’ 24-17 win at Buffalo in Week 14 of the 2019 season. The St. Louis Rams had one carry in a half in a 49-37 divisional-round playoff win against Minnesota on Jan. 16, 2000. The Raiders had one carry in a half of a 41-24 win over Tennessee in the 2003 AFC championship game.
Ravens' season ends with Jackson in locker room, 17-3 loss
The Ravens and Lamar Jackson were stymied for the much of Saturday night by a hustling, relentless Buffalo defense. Then, the biggest miscue on a night of missteps for the Ravens effectively put an end to an otherwise memorable season. In the end, however, the Ravens got blown away on a windy night by a team that chased Jackson all over the field. 1-ranked rushing game generated 150 yards, but Jackson was limited to 34 yards on nine carries with a long of 15 yards. Throwing under duress for much of the game, Jackson went 14 of 24 for 162 yards with an interception and three sacks.
NFL Wild Card Playoffs AFC Picks: ‘Steelers To Win This Rather Impressively,’ Says CBS Pittsburgh’s Bob Pompeani
CBS Pittsburgh sports anchor Bob Pompeani breaks down the AFC matchups for Wild Card weekend. Indianapolis Colts vs. Buffalo Bills, Saturday, January 9 @ 1:05 p.m. (CBS)The Bills enter the playoffs on a six-game win streak. The Titans’ titan of a running back rushed for 2,027 yards this season, almost 500 yards more than anyone else. “I expect Baltimore to win this game, they are a better team,” says Pompeani. “I think Baltimore has a lot of revenge on their mind.detroit.cbslocal.com
Detroit Lions land seventh overall pick in 2021 NFL draft
DETROIT -- The Lions (5-11) could have moved up in the draft order following their season-ending loss to the Minnesota Vikings. But all six teams in front of them lost too, leaving Detroit sitting pat on the seventh overall pick heading into this year’s NFL draft. This is the third straight time Detroit has landed a top-10 pick, selecting cornerback Jeff Okudah third overall this year after landing tight end T.J. Hockenson with the eighth overall pick in 2019. Hockenson turned into a Pro Bowler in Year 2, the franchise’s first tight end to do that since David Sloan in 1999. The Lions haven’t picked seventh overall since taking receiver Roy Williams in 2004.mlive.com
Watch NFL Week 16 Monday Night Football with Bills vs. Patriots: Stream, channel, time
They’ll travel to Foxborough where they’ll face the New England Patriots. He is averaging just 183.2 passing yards per game (33rd in the league) and has thrown just five touchdown passes (36th in the league). In the last four games against the Patriots, Allen has averaged just 183.0 passing yards per game and completed 50.4 percent of his passes. But, Allen has been having a breakout season, throwing a career-high 30 touchdown passes and 4,000 passing yards. What: Monday Night Football - Week 16Who: New England Patriots (6-8) vs. Buffalo Bills (11-3)When: Monday, Dec. 28Time: 8:15 p.m.mlive.com
NFL draft watch: Detroit Lions climb to seventh overall pick, could still move into top 5
DETROIT -- The Lions are going to have one of the first seven picks in the NFL draft if they lose next Sunday. They are now slotted into the seventh overall pick, and can still climb as high as No. The Jacksonville Jaguars have clinched the first overall pick and seem destined to land prized quarterback Trevor Lawrence. A win from all four teams seems especially unlikely, but that would be Detroit’s path to the third overall pick. Lions 5-10 (.504)8.mlive.com
How to watch NFL Monday Night football with Bills vs. 49ers: Channel, stream, time
The San Francisco 49ers will “host” the Buffalo Bills on Monday night, but it won’t be at their home stadium. The two teams will square off at Glendale Stadium in Arizona. A win on Monday night won’t clinch a playoff spot for the Bills, but would help. What: Monday Night Football - Week 13Who: Buffalo Bills (8-3) vs. San Francisco 49ers (5-6)When: Monday, Dec 7Time: 8:15 p.m. ETWhere: State Farm Stadium -- Glendale, AZ.mlive.com
Detroit Lions smother Jacksonville Jaguars in 34-16 win: Live updates recap
FINAL -- Detroit Lions 34, Jacksonville Jaguars 16The Detroit Lions came out of the bye week looking better than they had all season. Lions 34, Jaguars 1612:25 -- Detroit Lions drive starts on own 36D’Andre Swift rips another to eclipse the 100-yard mark on the ground. Lions 24, Jaguars 1011:40 -- Detroit Lions drive starts on own 14Adrian Peterson picks up an early first down on second-and-4. — kyle meinke (@kmeinke) October 18, 2020#DETvsJAX inactives presented by Henry Ford Health System pic.twitter.com/XU0Etfzfxs — Detroit Lions (@Lions) October 18, 2020Josh Allen is inactive today against the Lions. A Field Goal https://t.co/SB9qlXeVqa — Rodger Sherman (@rodger) October 18, 2020Team stats:Average yards per game: Lions 334 (25th) | Jaguars 366.4 (18th)Passing yards per game: Lions 232.3 (21st) | Jaguars 268 (10th)Rushing yards per game: Lions 101.8 (23rd) | Jaguars 98.4 (25th)Points per game: Lions 24.8 (18th) | Jaguars 21.8 (25th)Points allowed per game: Lions 31.8 (29th) | Jaguars 29.4 (24th)Defensive yards allowed per game: Lions 405 (28th) | Jaguars 416.8 (30th)Passing yards allowed per game: Lions 234.8 | Jaguars 280.2 (29th)Rushing yards allowed per game: Lions 170.3 (32nd) | Jaguars 136.6 (26th)Takeaways: Lions 4 | Jaguars 5 (Browns lead the league with 12)mlive.com
Lions vs. Jaguars: Matchups to watch, key questions heading into Week 6 game
ALLEN PARK -- The Detroit Lions are back in action with a road trip to face the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 6. The passing attack hasn’t pushed the ball downfield like it did last season, and Jones still isn’t getting much separation from coverage. Simply put, the Lions will need more from him in the middle if this thing is going to come together. But, fifth-round rookie receiver Collin Johnson even caught three passes for 30 yards and his first career touchdown last week. They allow a league-worst 170.3 yards per game and face an undrafted rookie running back this weekend.mlive.com
Looking ahead: Lions draw banged-up Jaguars team riding 4-game skid coming off bye week
It’s worth noting the Lions are 10-25-1 under Patricia before putting the 2020 Jaguars under the microscope:Season results:Jaguars 27, Colts 20Titans 33, Jaguars 30Dolphins 31, Jaguars 13Bengals 33, Jaguars 25Texans 30, Jaguars 14Team stats:Average yards per game: Lions 334 (25th) | Jaguars 366.4 (18th)Passing yards per game: Lions 232.3 (21st) | Jaguars 268 (10th)Rushing yards per game: Lions 101.8 (23rd) | Jaguars 98.4 (25th)Points per game: Lions 24.8 (18th) | Jaguars 21.8 (25th)Points allowed per game: Lions 31.8 (29th) | Jaguars 29.4 (24th)Defensive yards allowed per game: Lions 405 (28th) | Jaguars 416.8 (30th)Passing yards allowed per game: Lions 234.8 | Jaguars 280.2 (29th)Rushing yards allowed per game: Lions 170.3 (32nd) | Jaguars 136.6 (26th)Takeaways: Lions 4 | Jaguars 5 (Browns lead the league with 12)Spotlight players for Jacksonville: The Jaguars traded quarterback Nick Foles to the Bears for a fourth-round pick in the offseason, clearing the way for Gardner Minshew mania to reign supreme. “Josh Allen, we talked about him on defense; I think he’s an outstanding, outstanding young player. Henderson, obviously a rookie corner, but I think he’s an outstanding player too. Series history: The Lions and Jaguars have only met six times, each taking three apiece in the all-time series. See below for a rundown of those meetings:2016 -- Lions 26, Jaguars 192012 -- Lions 31, Jaguars 142008 -- Jaguars 38, Lions 142004 -- Jaguars 23, Lions 171998 -- Jaguars 37, Lions 221995 -- Lions 44, Jaguars 0mlive.com