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February 1, 1993
Football NFL -- Announced that three injured Buffalo Bills -- QB Jim Kelly sprained right knee), RB Thurman Thomas (sprained right ankle) and OT Will Wolford (sprained shoulder) -- will not play for the AFC in the Pro Bowl. They will be replaced by Pittsburgh Steelers QB Neil O'Donnell (Maryland), San Diego Chargers RB Ronnie Harmon and Kansas City Chiefs OT John Alt.HockeyNew York Rangers -- Recalled RW Alexei Kovalev and D Joby Messier from AHL Binghamton.
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October 8, 2000
Buffalo (2-2) at Miami (4-1) Time: 1 p.m. Line: Dolphins by 1 1/2 . Vs. spread: Bills 2-2; Dolphins 4-1. Series: Dolphins lead 42-25-1. Last meeting: Bills won, 23-3, on Nov. 14, 1999, at Buffalo. Outlook: The Bills are averaging 328.5 offensive yards but have too few points to show for it. In fact, they have been outscored 76-73 and have the fewest points of any team in their division. The Miami defense is tough enough to keep that trend going. Miami RB Thurman Thomas sat out last week's victory in Cincinnati with a groin pull, but is primed for today's game against his ex-teammates.
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By S.A. Paolantonio and S.A. Paolantonio,Knight-Ridder News Service | January 26, 1994
ATLANTA -- Charles Haley is not fooling around.And John Fina knows it.Fina, the starting left tackle for the Buffalo Bills, will draw the assignment of trying to keep Haley's mean attitude out of Jim Kelly's face on Sunday. But Haley, Dallas' right defensive end, is very clear about how the Cowboys will win the Super Bowl rematch."The key is going to be how the front four plays," Haley said yesterday, as both teams began preparations for Sunday's game. "If we dominate, we win."Responded Fina: "Charles could not be more right."
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September 25, 2000
Top performances 300-yard passer Player, team C-A Yds. TD Warner, St.L. 12-19 336 4 100-yard rushers Player, team No. Yds. TD Garner, S.F. 36 201 0 Lewis, Ravens 25 116 1 Williams, N.O. 20 103 0 100-yard receivers Player, team No. Yds. TD Holt, St.L. 3 189 2 R. Smith, Den. 8 134 0 McKnight, Dal. 6 129 0 Gonzalez, K.C. 10 127 1 Connell, Wash. 4 122 0 Pickens, Tenn. 2 105 0 Quotable "We're not going to win any beauty pageants with our offense, but we still won a tough game without really coming out yet on the offense."
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October 4, 1999
Tonight's gameTime: 9, chs. 2, 7.Line: Dolphins by 6.Vs. spread: Bills 2-1; Dolphins 1-1.Last week: Bills beat Eagles, 26-0. Dolphins had a bye.Series: Dolphins lead 42-23-1.Last meeting: Dolphins won, 24-17, on Jan. 2, 1999, in Miami in AFC wild-card playoff game.Outlook: When these two teams meet, the score is usually close and the home team usually wins. Four of the past five regular-season games have been decided by seven or fewer points, and the home team has won the past five games.
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By Ken Murray | January 21, 1991
The most intriguing matchup of Super Bowl XXV will pit the Buffalo Bills' no-huddle offense against the New York Giants' rock-ribbed defense. The team that wins this matchup should win the game.Since Jim Kelly returned to the lineup from a left knee sprain last week, Buffalo's hurry-up offense has looked unstoppable. The Bills totaled 95 points and 995 net yards in playoff victories over Miami (44-34) and the Los Angeles Raiders (51-3).The desired effect of the no-huddle is to limit situation substitution by the defense.
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By Bill Tanton | February 1, 1994
Ho, boy, this Super Bowl thing is something, huh? Dallas over Buffalo. Again. Same old, same old.President Clinton said last week, "Three strikes and you're out." I didn't accept that where the Bills were concerned. I was willing to give them a fourth shot at a Super Bowl victory.But a fifth next year?Spare me.Long before the end of Sunday night's 30-13 Dallas win over Buffalo, I was convinced of one thing:The Bills need to make changes.They can't come back next season with the same people who have lost four straight Super Bowls, the only team ever to lose four straight championship games in any sport.
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January 17, 1993
Buffalo Bills (13-5) vs. Miami Dolphins (12-5)Site: Joe Robbie Stadium, MiamiTime: 12:30 p.m.TV: Channels 2, 4Radio: WBAL (1090 AM), WTEM (570 AM)Line: Bills by 2 1/2Weather: Sunny, temperature in the low 70sLast week: The Bills eliminated the Pittsburgh Steelers, 24-3, and the Dolphins beat the San Diego Chargers, 31-0, in divisional-round games.The series: Miami leads, 36-18-1, but Buffalo has won five of the past six. The teams split the season series this year. The Dolphins won 37-10 in Buffalo, and the Bills won 26-20 in Miami.
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By Michael Reeb | September 2, 1991
Numbers* Best day passing: Jim Kelly, Buffalo, 29-39-1, 2 TDs, 381 yards.* Best day rushing: Thurman Thomas, Buffalo, 25 carries, 165 yards, 1 TD.* Best day receiving: Brian Blades, Seattle, 12 catches, 160 yards, 2 TDs.* Longest touchdown passing: Neil O'Donnell, Pittsburgh, 89 yards to Dwight Stone.* Longest touchdown rushing: Allen Pinkett, Houston, 8 yards.* Longest field goal: Ken Willis, Dallas, 54 yards.* Most field goals: 4, Ken Willis, Dallas, 22, 25, 38 and 54 yards; 4, Gary Anderson, Pittsburgh, 29, 31, 38 and 39 yards.
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,Staff Writer | January 27, 1993
LOS ANGELES -- Thurman Thomas, the angry young man of Super Bowl XXVI, has turned pacifist for Super Bowl XXVII.Gone is the chip on his shoulder of a year ago -- the one he dared anyone to knock off.Gone, too, is the shrill blast of discord on the Buffalo Bills. It's been replaced by the light, harmonious note of unity.Not gone, though, is the nightmarish memory of the lost helmet. Thomas' lost helmet.When someone unwittingly moved his helmet from the spot he had left it moments before the Bills' offense took the field against the Washington Redskins last year, the veteran running back was forced to sit out the first two plays of Super Bowl XXVI.
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October 4, 1999
Tonight's gameTime: 9, chs. 2, 7.Line: Dolphins by 6.Vs. spread: Bills 2-1; Dolphins 1-1.Last week: Bills beat Eagles, 26-0. Dolphins had a bye.Series: Dolphins lead 42-23-1.Last meeting: Dolphins won, 24-17, on Jan. 2, 1999, in Miami in AFC wild-card playoff game.Outlook: When these two teams meet, the score is usually close and the home team usually wins. Four of the past five regular-season games have been decided by seven or fewer points, and the home team has won the past five games.
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By NEW YORK DAILY NEWS | December 20, 1998
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Fifteen minutes after the New York Jets' historic victory yesterday over the Buffalo Bills -- a division-clinching win that took 29 years to script -- Bill Parcells stood before his delirious players and started to deliver the speech his nine predecessors never got to make.Just one problem: Parcells -- the big, bad and brilliant coach who rescued the Jets from oblivion two years ago -- couldn't get the words out. He choked up, pausing for almost two minutes. The awkward and emotional silence caused many players to fight back their own tears.
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By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,SUN STAFF | June 14, 1998
Veterans Thurman Thomas and Junior Seau proved last week that they have mastered the art of being their own spin doctors.When both skipped the start of their minicamps last week, it was assumed they were unhappy -- Thomas because he feels he's being phased out by the Buffalo Bills and Seau because the six-year, $27 million deal he signed last year with the San Diego Chargers is already obsolete.Although both made their points by being no-shows, they were savvy enough not to whine in public.
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By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,SUN STAFF | December 29, 1996
IRVING, Texas -- When the Atlanta Falcons put safety George Teague on the waiver wire last August, 28 teams bypassed him.That left the Dallas Cowboys, who, as the Super Bowl champions, had the last chance to take him.Short of players in the secondary, the Cowboys grabbed him.The move has paid big dividends for Dallas."
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By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,SUN STAFF | November 6, 1996
A week ago, former Seattle Seahawks defensive lineman Joe Nash gave away all of his football shoes to his old high school in Boston.That was supposed to be the symbolic end to his 14-year career.The Seahawks had traded for Glenn Montgomery of Houston on draft day to replace Nash and no other team was interested in him at age 36. With the season at the halfway point, Nash figured he would never hear from another NFL team.But when Montgomery was injured, the Seahawks put in an emergency call last week to Nash, who quickly unretired, put on the only pair of shoes he had left and suited up for Sunday's game with the Houston Oilers.
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By John Eisenberg | August 25, 1996
He stood in the middle of the Ravens' cluttered locker room late Friday night, a briefcase in hand and a big performance in mind."Your defense sure did look good," someone said to Marvin Lewis, the Ravens' defensive coordinator, after the Ravens had beaten the Bills, 37-14, at Rich Stadium.Lewis paused, measuring a response."We made progress," he finally said.Progress? The Ravens recorded seven sacks, limited the Bills to 2 yards of offense in the first half and shut them out until early in the fourth quarter.
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,Staff Writer | January 27, 1993
LOS ANGELES -- Until recently, Kenneth Davis was the best-kept secret in the NFL. Now, in the glow of Super Bowl XXVII, that title has been upgraded to best backup running back in football.That's due to the lift Davis gave the Buffalo Bills during their wild-card playoff run.While Thurman Thomas struggled with a painful hip pointer, Davis delivered a viable running game for the Bills.In three playoff games, he has rushed for 233 yards, averaging 5.5 a carry. And he gained another 77 yards on six pass receptions.
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,Staff Writer | January 16, 1993
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Marv Levy doesn't expect the Buffalo Bills to wilt in the humidity of South Florida tomorrow when they face the Miami Dolphins at Joe Robbie Stadium in the AFC championship game.Shortly after arriving here last night, the Bills coach said he didn't consider bringing the team down a few days early to adjust to the heat."No. 1, it takes about 10 days to adjust to weather, we're told," he said. "I do not believe weather will bother us any. I think our players are superbly conditioned.
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By Bill Tanton | February 1, 1994
Ho, boy, this Super Bowl thing is something, huh? Dallas over Buffalo. Again. Same old, same old.President Clinton said last week, "Three strikes and you're out." I didn't accept that where the Bills were concerned. I was willing to give them a fourth shot at a Super Bowl victory.But a fifth next year?Spare me.Long before the end of Sunday night's 30-13 Dallas win over Buffalo, I was convinced of one thing:The Bills need to make changes.They can't come back next season with the same people who have lost four straight Super Bowls, the only team ever to lose four straight championship games in any sport.
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,Staff Writer | January 30, 1994
ATLANTA -- On any other team, Leroy Kelly would have been revered for his unique talents. With the Cleveland Browns, he was always second to the great Jim Brown.Kelly finally stepped out from behind Brown's long shadow yesterday, when he was selected with six other players to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.The Morgan State alumnus will be joined by former Maryland standout Randy White and running back Tony Dorsett of the Dallas Cowboys, defensive back Jimmy Johnson of the San Francisco 49ers, tight end Jackie Smith of the St. Louis Cardinals and coach Bud Grant of the Minnesota Vikings in induction ceremonies July 30 in Canton, Ohio.
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