ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills finally have a win over a divisional opponent -- and it couldn’t come at a better time.
Buffalo’s 24-10 victory over New England on Thursday kicked off a critical December stretch for the Bills.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills had done everything this season, except earn a victory in their division.
They're hoping their first will be the one that helps put them back on the path to winning it again.
Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills head to New England looking for their first division win of the season.
Week 13 is loaded with several playoff-type matchups, starting with the Bills (8-3) visiting the Patriots (6-5) on Thursday night.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Tests on Buffalo Bills star pass rusher Von Miller’s injured right knee showed no tear to the anterior cruciate ligament, a person with direct knowledge of the injury told The Associated Press.
NEW YORK (AP) — Super Bowl MVP Cooper Kupp is among the 32 players nominated for the eighth annual Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award.
Kupp, who had surgery for a high ankle sprain last week, caught a 1-yard touchdown pass from Matthew Stafford with 1:25 remaining to give the Los Angeles Rams a 23-20 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals last February.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Bills coach Sean McDermott did his best to keep things light amid the heavy snow falling outside his window, and the disruption to Buffalo’s schedule — most notably forcing the team to play its “home” game against Cleveland at Detroit on Sunday.
The New York Jets have been one of the biggest surprises of the NFL season's first half — even if the coaches and players insist they expected this type of start.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs were trying to put away the Tennessee Titans in overtime last weekend when Carlos Dunlap and Chris Jones reached the quarterback at the same time, dragging Malik Willis to the turf for a sack.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos are trading star-crossed pass rusher Bradley Chubb to Miami for a package that includes the Dolphins' first-round draft pick next year.
The Broncos (3-5) also get running back Chase Edmonds and a 2024 fourth-rounder from the Dolphins (5-3), who are getting a 2025 fifth-rounder from Denver.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — No one can accuse the Buffalo Bills of padding their record with weak opponents this season.
A year after taking advantage of a schedule in which they went 7-2 against teams parading out quarterbacks with 16 or fewer starts, the Bills have earned the right to be leading the AFC at 6-1.
Christian McCaffrey already played his first game with the San Francisco 49ers. Robert Quinn and James Robinson joined their new teams this week. More players will be on the move by Tuesday.
The NFL trade deadline is far more exciting than it used to be.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The timing of the Kansas City Chiefs' bye this week couldn't have come at a better time for Patrick Mahomes. And not just because the bumps and bruises from the first seven games of the NFL season will have a chance to heal.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams are used to making the NFL's boldest moves and getting the big-name players they want.
So when the defending Super Bowl champions were outbid for Christian McCaffrey last week, the experience was a bit unfamiliar for Sean McVay.
DENVER (AP) — In a season that has gone sideways, Denver Broncos rookie head coach Nathaniel Hackett is willing to bench just about anyone to shake things up.
That includes himself as the play-caller of the league's lowest-scoring team.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jalen Ramsey has covered a lot of ground in his football career, and now he's even finding his way into his opponents' pocket.
After winning a national championship at Florida State, the fleet-footed defensive back is now a three-time All-Pro with a Super Bowl ring from the Rams.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — It was a familiar moment with a far different outcome for Bills receiver Stefon Diggs now that Buffalo has Von Miller to lean upon.
Walking off the field in Kansas City after Dawson Knox scored the go-ahead touchdown with 1:04 remaining, Diggs issued a forceful but simple message to Miller on the sideline.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills were certain of a rematch with the Kansas City Chiefs because of the way the NFL schedule worked out.
The Chiefs believe they'll get another crack at Buffalo because of their talent.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The previous time Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen saw each other in the heat of competition wasn't at Arrowhead Stadium during their epic January playoff game, when the Chiefs quarterback rallied past Allen and his Bills for an overtime victory and a return to the AFC title game.
BUFFALO (4-1) at KANSAS CITY (4-1)
Sunday, 4:25 p.m. EDT, CBS
BETTING LINE: Bills by 2 1/2, according to FanDuel SportsBook.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — In one of the wildest playoff games in NFL history, the Bills and Chiefs traded the lead three times and scored 25 points in the final 2 minutes of regulation, including a 13-second field-goal drive by Kansas City to force overtime that folks in Buffalo are still trying to live down.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — For an outcome which ranks among the most frustrating in his 24 NFL seasons, Bills coach Sean McDermott appeared at ease on Wednesday when asked to relive the nightmare of Buffalo’s most recent trip to Kansas City.
PITTSBURGH (1-3) at BUFFALO (3-1)
Sunday 1 p.m. EDT, CBS.
OPENING LINE: Bills by 14, according to FanDuel SportsBook.
BUFFALO (2-1) at BALTIMORE (2-1)
Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, CBS
OPENING LINE: Buffalo by 4, according to FanDuel SportsBook
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills' injury report was lengthy on Wednesday.
However it couldn’t compete with the width of Dane Jackson’s smile.
In a little more than a week, the Bills starting cornerback went from feeling helpless in having his head immobilized while being rushed to the hospital by ambulance, to returning to practice.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams almost certainly wouldn't be such consistent winners if this team hadn't stayed relatively healthy over the past half-decade.
The Rams' overall health is much worse than normal this September after a spate of early season injuries, yet it hasn't stopped Sean McVay's team from recording back-to-back victories.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Forget the excuses of the Buffalo Bills being undermanned and overheated in the South Florida humidity.
If there’s one moment encapsulating the frustration of Buffalo’s first loss of the season, it came via a 7-second CBS video clip showing offensive coordinator Ken Dorsey’s volatile eruption in the visitor’s coaches booth following a 21-19 decision to the Dolphins.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Two games into the season, the Super Bowl appears to be an attainable goal for the Buffalo Bills.
The Bills returned mostly the same offense that fell just short against Kansas City in a divisional-round thriller last year and retooled their defensive front with additions including Von Miller.
TENNESSEE (0-1) at BUFFALO (1-0)
Monday, 7:15 p.m. EDT, ESPN
OPENING LINE: Bills by 9 1/2, according to FanDuel SportsBook.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Bills quarterback Josh Allen feigned ignorance when asked if he winced while watching video of him getting stuffed on fourth down near the goal line in the final seconds of a loss to Tennessee last year.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — For the better part of two decades, the Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots would meet almost annually in a rivalry heavy on stakes and star power.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — There is no replacing TJ Watt. His energy. His talent. His production.
The reigning NFL defensive player of the year is a singular, primal presence, one that's been a fixture in the Pittsburgh Steelers' defensive huddle for five seasons of almost unmatched brilliance.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams' honeymoon from their Super Bowl championship didn't even last until the first Sunday of the next regular season.
Their 31-10 thrashing from the Buffalo Bills on Thursday night was a brutal reminder that last season's title — and even the last half-decade of success under Sean McVay — guarantees the Rams nothing in a new year.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — For one night — and a big one, no less — the Buffalo Bills played up to the weighty expectations many had hung on them this offseason.
Josh Allen was in command of an offense, which scored on three straight second-half possessions.
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have fallen short in enough playoff games in recent years to know the season is long and the opener doesn't mean much in January.
They still felt justified in their championship aspirations after going into the Super Bowl winners' home stadium and completely wrecking their banner-raising party on the NFL's opening night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay and general manager Les Snead have agreed to contract extensions through the 2026 season, keeping the defending Super Bowl champions' brain trust in place with lucrative new deals.
BUFFALO (12-7) at LOS ANGELES RAMS (16-5)
Thursday, 8:20 p.m. EDT, NBC
OPENING LINE: Bills by 2 1/2, according to FanDuel SportsBook.
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — For nearly seven months, Sean McVay has told the Los Angeles Rams their Super Bowl championship guarantees them nothing in this new season except a banner.
“It feels like it was a long time ago,” said McVay, the youngest coach in NFL history to win it all.
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods were just about as close as two receivers can be during their five seasons together with the Los Angeles Rams.
They worked out together, studied together and built a lifelong bond that will outlast Woods' surprising offseason trade to Tennessee.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The memories are too fond, and the bonds formed too tight for Von Miller to say anything negative about the Los Angeles Rams even as the Buffalo Bills’ new pass rusher prepares to face his former team in the NFL’s season opener on Thursday night.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The margin between the Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams and rival San Francisco 49ers couldn't have been much smaller last season.
A dropped interception, a failed short-yardage attempt and a well-executed game-winning drive was the difference in sending the Rams to the title game and the Niners home to wallow all offseason at their missed opportunity.
After one of the wildest offseasons in NFL history featuring blockbuster trades, rapid free-agency movement, record-setting contracts and plenty of off-field drama, the regular season is almost here.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sean McVay became the youngest head coach in modern NFL history in part because he's an excellent communicator and teacher who always seems to know what to say.
McVay is now the youngest coach in NFL history to win a Super Bowl, and he's already presenting the challenges of the upcoming season to his Rams in clear, concise terms.
LOS ANGELES RAMS (16-5)
New faces: LB Bobby Wagner, WR Allen Robinson, CB Troy Hill, RG Logan Bruss, offensive coordinator Liam Coen, P Riley Dixon.
Key losses: LB Von Miller, LT Andrew Whitworth, CB Darious Williams, WR Robert Woods, RB Sony Michel, RG Austin Corbett, P Johnny Hekker, DT Sebastian Joseph-Day, LB Troy Reeder.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Each morning on their way to practice, the Buffalo Bills were greeted by a large banner hanging off the back of the stands at their training camp facility.
Emblazoned in large red letters on a blue backdrop were the words: “Find A Way.”
CHICAGO (AP) — Patrick Mahomes threw for 60 yards and a touchdown on Kansas City’s first possession, then watched as the Chiefs lost to the Chicago Bears 19-14 in the preseason opener Saturday.
The game was the first for Chicago’s Matt Eberflus as a head coach.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Matt Ryan can finally put the Falcons behind him.
Whether it was seeing his name on the back of a No. 2 Colts jersey hanging in his locker, or completing his first attempt — a 6-yarder to tight end Kylen Granson — the 37-year-old quarterback feels as if his transition to Indianapolis is complete.
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Bobby Wagner is still getting used to the fact he's now working with Sean McVay, not against him.
After five years of trying to shut down McVay's offense two or three times per season for the Seattle Seahawks, Wagner is now making the Los Angeles Rams better.
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Coach Sean McVay says he has finalized his contract extension with the Los Angeles Rams.
McVay and the Rams didn't reveal the terms of the long-expected deal, but the youngest coach to win a Super Bowl reaffirmed his long-term commitment to Los Angeles after practice Tuesday in training camp at UC Irvine.
WESTFIELD, Ind. (AP) — DeForest Buckner always appreciated watching Gus Bradley's defenses.
It was the scheme Buckner thrived in with San Francisco, the scheme that created Seattle's “Legion of Boom," and the scheme that finally led the Raiders back to the playoffs last season.