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Blount-led Patriots grab No. 2 seed

Blount-led Patriots grab No. 2 seed

ESPN.com Updated Dec 29, 2013
Blount leads Pats to bye with 34-20 win over Bills
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  • Kyle: There will be changes here

    Kyle: There will be changes here

    buffalobills.com ESPN.com Dec 29, 2013
    Bills captain Kyle Williams was disappointed to end his eighth season with the Bills the way the other seven before them have, which is out of the playoffs. At the same time he believes coach Marrone has established a culture that will demand better and…
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  • What happened on the kick returns

    What happened on the kick returns

    buffalobills.com Dec 29, 2013
    The Bills gave up a season-high 189 kick return yards on just four returns Sunday. Head coach Doug Marrone tried to explain what went wrong on the two returns by LeGarrette Blount that went for 83 and 62 yards right after Buffalo touchdown drives. “The …
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  • Patriots have to like chances in playoffs

    Patriots have to like chances in playoffs

    ESPN.com Dec 29, 2013
    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- It has seldom come easy for the New England Patriots in the 2013 season, so it was fitting Sunday’s finale against the visiting Buffalo Bills was played in a steady downpour from start to finish. Just another obstacle to overcome in…
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  • #Bills to draft ninth overall

    #Bills to draft ninth overall

    buffalobills.com Dec 29, 2013
    Based on how things shook out in Week 17 the Buffalo Bills will be drafting ninth overall in the 2014 NFL draft. With the Bills losing along with the Titans and Giants winning it locked the Bills in as the only team in the league with a 6-10 record for …
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  • LeGarrette Blount runs wild as Pats clinch second seed

    LeGarrette Blount runs wild as Pats clinch second seed

    The Patriots will be the second seed in the AFC playoffs this year and they can thank running back LeGarrette Blount for making sure they got that first round bye. Blount ran for 189 yards and two touchdowns as the Patriots beat the Bills 34-20 to assur…
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  • Marcell Dareus out for first half for violating team rules

    Marcell Dareus out for first half for violating team rules

    The Bills defensive line has wreaked some havoc on opposing offenses this season, but they’ll be down one member of their corps as they try to play spoiler against the Patriots. The team announced that defensive tackle Marcell Dareus will sit out the en…
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  • Mankins hurts ankle; return questionable

    Mankins hurts ankle; return questionable

    ESPN.com Dec 29, 2013
    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- New England Patriots starting left guard Logan Mankins, one of the team's four Pro Bowl selections, left Sunday's game against the Bills with an ankle injury and is questionable to return. Mankins appeared to suffer the injury on a …
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  • Quick-hit thoughts after first quarter

    Quick-hit thoughts after first quarter

    ESPN.com Dec 29, 2013
    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- After 15 minutes of play, the Patriots lead the Bills 6-3. Passing along quick-hit notes and observations from the first quarter: 1. Solder returns, starts. The Patriots got their starting offensive line back intact, as Nate Solder …
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  • Jairus Byrd injures ankle in finale

    Jairus Byrd injures ankle in finale

    ESPN.com Dec 29, 2013
    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Buffalo Bills safety Jairus Byrd injured his ankle in the first quarter of Sunday's season finale against the New England Patriots. The Bills announced Byrd's return as questionable. He was replaced by Da'Norris Searcy in the defens…
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  • Bills inactives: Here are the Bills inactives for TE season fin…

    Bills inactives: Here are the Bills inactives for TE season finale…

    buffalobills.com ESPN.com Dec 29, 2013
    Here are the Bills inactives for TE season finale against the Patriots. QB EJ Manuel WR Stevie Johnson WR Cordell Roberson RB Ronnie Wingo DB Brandon Smith OL Mark Asper OL Antoine McClain
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  • Devin McCourty out for Patriots

    Devin McCourty out for Patriots

    profootballtalk.com Dec 29, 2013
    The Patriots promoted a pair of defensive backs from the practice squad on Saturday and they deactivated two from the active roster on Sunday. Safety Devin McCourty and cornerback Alfonzo Dennard are both inactive for New England’s regular season finale…
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  • Rapid Reaction: Miami Dolphins

    Rapid Reaction: Miami Dolphins

    ESPN.com Dec 29, 2013
    MIAMI -- Thoughts on the Miami Dolphins' 20-7 loss against the New York Jets on Sunday. What it means: This can only be classified as a choke job for Miami. The Dolphins controlled their own playoff destiny two weeks ago. But ugly back-to-back losses to…
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  • Solder, Vereen, Thompkins active

    Solder, Vereen, Thompkins active

    ESPN.com Dec 29, 2013
    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Starting New England Patriots left tackle Nate Solder and running back Shane Vereen are both active for today's game against the Buffalo Bills, which is the most notable takeaway from the team's list of inactive players. Solder miss…
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  • Why we’ll see run, run, run on 1st-&-10

    Why we’ll see run, run, run on 1st-&-10

    buffalobills.com Dec 29, 2013
    If the season long numbers are any indication, when the Bills have the ball today in their season finale against the Patriots we’ll see an awful lot of run plays on 1st-and-10. We’ve seen for a while that the Bills aren’t shy about running the football …
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  • Tyler Eifert, Jermaine Gresham out for Bengals

    Tyler Eifert, Jermaine Gresham out for Bengals

    profootballtalk.com Dec 29, 2013
    For the Bengals to move into the AFC’s second seed on Sunday, they need to win while the Patriots lose to the Bills. They will have to take care of their business without their top two tight ends. Tyler Eifert and Jermaine Gresham have each been ruled o…
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  • Sunday morning one-liners

    Sunday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Dec 29, 2013
    The Bills will try again for their first win at Gillette Stadium. The Dolphins’ season is on the brink. There shouldn’t be any slowdown from the Patriots on Sunday. A few reasons why Rex Ryan should stick around as Jets coach. The Ravens will try to ove…
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  • Video - Week 17: Buffalo Bills vs. New England Patriots highlights 01:29

    Week 17: Buffalo Bills vs. New England Patriots highlights

    Dec 29
    The New England Patriots clinched the No. 2 seed in the AFC playoffs with their 34-20 victory over the Buffalo Bills in Week 17.
  • Video - Bills postgame press conference 03:25

    Bills postgame press conference

    Dec 29
    Bills react following game with Patriots
  • Video - Pats Earn No. 2 Seed 00:53

    Pats Earn No. 2 Seed

    Dec 29
    LeGarrette Blount rushed for 189 yards and two touchdowns in the Patriots' 34-20 win over the Bills.
  • Video - New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's pass intercepted by Buffalo Bills linebacker Manny Lawson 00:36

    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's pass intercepted by Buffalo Bills linebacker Manny Lawson

    Dec 29
    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's pass is deflected by running back Shane Vereen and intercepted by Buffalo Bills linebacker Manny Lawson in Week 17.

Sports Columnists

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    Dec 29
    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Jim Harbaugh was almost giddy after the 49ers beat the Cardinals 23-20 on a 40-yard field goal as time expired Sunday in University of Phoenix Stadium. He kept smiling and chuckling in the locker room, breaking the routine only to sli…
  • Don Banks: Packers show good things come to those who wait; more Snaps

    Dec 29
    Musings, observations and the occasional insight from a fantastic finish of a Week 17 in the NFL. ...
  • Mike Nolan, Atlanta Falcons defensive coordinator, agrees to extension

    Dec 29
    The Atlanta Falcons and defensive coordinator Mike Nolan have agreed to a contract extension, a source confirmed to ESPN's John Clayton.
  • 2013 NFL playoffs -- Denver Broncos and Cincinnati Bengals are the teams t…

    Dec 29
    AFC playoff Q&A: The Broncos and Bengals are running in high gear, but be prepared for surprises.