The Editors wish all our readers and their families a Merry Christmas. In this Holiday Season we give thanks to God for His manifold blessings – family, friends, and home. We are grateful for the Bills and all they mean to our community. THERE IS RENEWED OPTIMISM AND HOPE, EMBODIED IN THE SPIRITED PLAY OF ROOKIE SENSATION JOSH ALLEN. THE FUTURE IS BRIGHT. WE UNITE IN EXTENDING BEST WISHES FOR GOOD HEALTH, HAPPINESS, AND PROSPERITY IN 2019. IN THE SPIRIT OF SPORTSMANSHIP AND PEACE, WE COME TOGETHER AS 1BUFFALO.
The Patriots clinched the AFC East with a 24 – 12 win over the Bills. It was their 10th straight division championship. Josh Allen struggled against our longtime nemesis, throwing for 217 yards and 2 interceptions. The defense held Tom Brady to 126 yards but allowed 273 yards on the ground. LESEAN McCOY DID NOT START, CITING A SITUATION WITH COACH McDERMOTT. HE LATER ENTERED THE GAME AFTER RESOLVING THE MATTER. ATTENTION TURNS TO PREPARATION FOR THE FINALE WITH MIAMI. A VICTORY WOULD PROVIDE MOMENTUM HEADING INTO THE OFFSEASON. LOOKING TO END THE YEAR ON A HIGH NOTE, WE SHARE YULETIDE CHEER AS 1BUFFALO.
The Bills will meet the Patriots today in their final road game. New England is smarting from 2 back-to-back losses. They are looking to clinch the division with a win. JOSH ALLEN IS PSYCHED FOR THIS CONTEST. HE GREW UP RESPECTING TOM BRADY AND BILL BELICHICK. REGARDLESS OF THE OUTCOME, HE HAS MADE BELIEVERS OF ALL. HE HAS EMERGED AS THE LONG ANTICIPATED FRANCHISE QUARTERBACK. LOOKING FOR COMPETITIVE FOOTBALL AGAINST OUR AFC RIVAL, WE STAND SHOULDER TO SHOULDER AS 1BUFFALO.
The Bills have signed a 2 year contract extension with Matt Barkley. The veteran quarterback will provide backup to Josh Allen. Barkley was brought in mid-season and led the team to a convincing 41 – 10 win over the Jets in Week 10. COACH McDERMOTT IS TO BE APPLAUDED FOR THIS SMART MOVE. ALONG WITH DEREK ANDERSON THERE ARE NOW 3 QBs HEADING INTO NEXT YEAR. CONFIDENT THAT THERE IS ABLE TALENT UNDER CENTER, WE PREPARE TO CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS AS 1BUFFALO.
LeSean McCoy will play against the Patriots this Sunday. He announced he is ready for action after being sidelined with injury. His productivity has taken a nosedive this season, rushing for 100 yards in only one game. A HEALTHY McCOY COULD BE THE DETERMINING FACTOR VERSUS NEW ENGLAND. THE FUTURE HALL OF FAMER HAS EXPLOSIVE SPEED ON A GOOD DAY. DESPITE RECURRING PERSONAL AND LEGAL PROBLEMS, HE REMAINS THE HEART OF THE RUNNING GAME. LOOKING FOR SHADY TO END THE YEAR ON A HIGH NOTE, WE WATCH AND WAIT AS 1BUFFALO.
Former Bills quarterback Nathan Peterman has been signed to the Raiders practice squad. He joins another Bills alum, AJ McCarron, as backup to Derek Carr. He is said to be a favorite of new head coach Jon Gruden, who called him the most prepared QB in the 2017 draft. PETERMAN HAD A TUMULTUOUS CAREER HERE, THROWING 12 INTERCEPTIONS AND ONLY 3 TOUCHDOWNS. HE WAS RELEASED NOVEMBER 12th AND HAS SINCE WORKED OUT FOR SEVERAL TEAMS. WISHING HIM WELL IN OAKLAND, WE MOVE ON AS 1BUFFALO.
No Bills have been selected for this years Pro Bowl. The disappointing news mirrors the teams underwhelming performance throughout the season. Last year the Bills were represented by 3 finalists – LeSean McCoy, Micah Hyde, and Richie Incognito. THE VOTING FANS HAVE REGISTERED THEIR DISPLEASURE WITH THE CURRENT SQUAD. ONLY KYLE WILLIAMS AND JERRY HUGHES HAVE BEEN DESIGNATED AS ALTERNATES. SMARTING FROM THE REBUKE OF OUR PRO BOWL CALIBRE DEFENSE, WE REGROUP AS 1BUFFALO.
The Bills are 12-1/2 point underdogs when they play the Patriots this weekend. The contest will pair future Hall of Fame quarterback Tom Brady against upstart rookie Josh Allen. New England has been in a slump, having lost 2 consecutive games. Their overall record is a surprising 9 – 5, far less than the pundits predicted. THE PATRIOTS WILL BE LOOKING TO CLINCH THE AFC EAST WITH A VICTORY. THE BILLS WERE OUTPLAYED 25 – 6 WHEN THE 2 TEAMS MET EARLIER THIS SEASON WITH ALLEN SIDELINED WITH AN ELBOW INJURY. HOPING TO DISPROVE THE ODDSMAKERS IN THIS KEEN DIVISIONAL RIVALRY, WE LOOK FOR AN UPSET AS 1BUFFALO.
The Bills defeated the Lions 14 – 13 before the hometown crowd. Their record improves to 5 – 9. Josh Allen had a solid day passing, going 13 of 26 for 204 yards and a touchdown. His numbers would have been even better were it not for a 42 yard pass to Robert Foster that was nullified by an interference call. The winning margin was due to a missed extra point by Matt Prater on Detroits first scoring drive. THE BILLS PLAYED WITH DETERMINATION AND ZEAL. THE COACHES CALLED A TERRIFIC GAME. LOOKING FOR CONTINUED IMPROVEMENT IN THE FINAL 2 MATCHUPS, WE HAVE REASON FOR HOPE AS 1BUFFALO.
The Bills host the Lions today at New Era Field. Having been eliminated from the playoffs, they can play the role of spoiler for Detroit. Injuries will be a major factor. Lions quarterback Matt Stafford, looking to start his 126th consecutive regular season game, may be benched in favor of Matt Cassel. LeSean McCoy is questionable after suffering a hamstring against the Jets. WE GIVE THE EDGE TO THE BILLS AT HOME. JOSH ALLEN IS RED HOT, HAVING RUN FOR OVER 100 YARDS IN EACH OF THE LAST 3 CONTESTS. HE IS GROWING IN POISE AND CONFIDENCE AS THE SEASON WINDS DOWN. LOOKING FOR OUR GUYS TO PULL THIS ONE OUT, WE PLACE OUR BETS AS 1BUFFALO.