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Patriots, Panthers Have Best 2016 Super Bowl Odds (All Teams Listed)

Feb 8, 2016 10:41 AM

The New England Patriots are the favorites to win the 2016 Super Bowl at 9-1.

The Patriots lost to the Denver Broncos in the AFC Championship Game, while the team with the second best odds, the Carolina Panthers, lost to the Broncos in the Super Bowl.

The Broncos have the ninth best odds at 18-1.

New England -- 9-1
Carolina -- 10-1
Seattle -- 11-1
Green Bay -- 12-1
Pittsburgh -- 12-1
Arizona -- 15-1
Cincinnati -- 15-1
Indianapolis -- 15-1
Denver -- 18-1
Dallas -- 24-1
Kansas City -- 25-1
Minnesota -- 25-1
Philadelphia -- 35-1
Baltimore -- 38-1
Giants -- 42-1
Jets -- 42-1
Buffalo -- 45-1
Houston -- 45-1
Atlanta -- 50-1
LA Rams -- 50-1
Washington -- 50-1
Miami -- 60-1
Detroit -- 60-1
Oakland -- 60-1
Chicago -- 65-1
New Orleans -- 65-1
San Diego -- 75-1
Jacksonville -- 85-1
San Francisco -- 110-1
Tampa Bay -- 110-1
Cleveland -- 200-1
Tennessee -- 220-1

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LeSean McCoy Involved In Assault Of Off-Duty Officers

Feb 8, 2016 11:38 AM

LeSean McCoy and Curtis Brinkley reportedly assaulted two off-duty police officers in Philadelphia in a Sunday morning incident.

The report said there was “a dispute over the purchase of champagne” between the men and Brinkley “grabbed the bottle.”

Two of the officers suffered broken ribs.

 

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Bills Hire Kathryn Smith, NFL's First Full-Time Female Coach

Jan 21, 2016 12:48 PM

The Buffalo Bills have hired Kathryn Smith as quality control-special teams coach.

Smith is the NFL's first full-time coach.

The move comes less than a year after the Arizona Cardinals hired Jen Welter to serve as a training-camp assistant coach. 

"Kathryn Smith has done an outstanding job in the seven years that she has worked with our staff," Bills coach Rex Ryan said in a statement released by the team. "She certainly deserves this promotion based on her knowledge and strong commitment, just to name a couple of her outstanding qualities, and I just know she's going to do a great job serving in the role of quality control-special teams.

"I consulted with (Cardinals coach) Bruce Arians on this since he was really the first NFL head coach to make this kind of move when he hired a female linebackers coach through the summer," Ryan continued. "You can see the success some of these young ladies are having in the coaching profession, such as the young lady (Becky Hammon) that is an assistant to Coach (Greg) Popovich at the San Antonio Spurs, and realize how exciting this is for women like Kathryn Smith as well as the Bills organization."

According to the team's website, Smith served as an administrative assistant under Ryan this past season. She held the same role with Ryan in his final season as Jets coach in 2014. She also worked as a player personnel assistant with the Jets for seven years.

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LeSean McCoy To 49ers: Buy In With Chip, No Matter How Crazy It Sounds

Jan 20, 2016 12:43 PM

LeSean McCoy was asked for offer advice to the San Francisco 49ers' players on how to best adapt to Chip Kelly.

McCoy played for Kelly for two seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles before he was traded to the Buffalo Bills.

"Every situation is different," McCoy said. "The one thing I will say about Chip is that he wants to win. He's very, very intelligent. The offense, they'll find ways to get the big numbers. They'll find ways to put the stats up offensively. With him coming in there, no matter how good of a player or low player you are, if you just automatically believe him -- no matter if it sounds crazy, you're like what is he talking about -- if you just automatically believe and buy in, I think you'll be fine."

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Bills Unsure Of Percy Harvin's Plans

Jan 20, 2016 12:41 PM

Percy Harvin spent the final 11 games of the 2015 season on injured reserve and is considering retirement.

Harvin's future with the Buffalo Bills is a mystery, even to the team.

"Percy Harvin was supposed to be a big help for us and we're still not sure what's going on," Jim Monos, the team's director of player personnel, told WGR-AM on Tuesday, per ESPN.com's Mike Rodak. "He's got to make some decisions here coming up. We need to get somebody opposite of (wideout) Sammy (Watkins) to be a real threat to that defense. I think that's a big key for our offense, to take one more step."

Cutting Harvin would cost the Bills $1 million in dead money both in 2016 and 2017.

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Bills Hire Rob Ryan As Assistant Head Coach For Defense

Jan 11, 2016 12:40 PM

Rex Ryan and the Buffalo Bills have hired Rob Ryan as assistant head coach for defense.

Rob Ryan was fired by the New Orleans Saints as defensive coordinator during the season.

"I'm excited to have Rob join our staff, and I think he will be a great asset for our defense," Rex Ryan said in a statement. "He has a tremendous working knowledge of our schemes, and I look forward to his input."

The Ryan brothers haven't worked together since 1995 with the Cardinals for their father Buddy Ryan.

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Doug Whaley Agrees Upon Extension With Bills

Jan 10, 2016 6:17 PM

The Buffalo Bills and Doug Whaley have agreed upon a contract extension.

Whaley was set to enter the final season of his contract as general manager of the Bills.

The Bills finished 8-8 and missed the playoffs for a 16th consecutive season.

 

Whaley became general manager of the Bills in 2013 to replace Buddy Nix.

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Seahawks Lead NFL In DVOA For 4th Straight Season (Infographic)

Jan 5, 2016 2:40 PM

The Seattle Seahawks finished the 2015 season ranked first in Football Outsiders' Total DVOA following their blowout victory of the Arizona Cardinals.

The Seahawks have now finished first in DVOA for four straight seasons, which is the first time the feat has been accomplished.

The Cincinnati Bengals rank second in Total DVOA ahead of the Cardinals, Carolina Panthers and Kansas City Chiefs.

These were also the five teams, the Seahawks, Bengals, Cardinals, Panthers and Chiefs, to finish the 2015 regular season in the top-10 in both Offensive and Defensive DVOA.

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Bills Plan On Cutting Mario Williams

Jan 1, 2016 2:10 PM

The Buffalo Bills will release Mario Williams in the offseason.

There is a "clear, fundamental disconnect" between  Rex Ryan and his defensive line and Williams might be at the heart of the trouble.

Williams has openly questioned his role as well as how other pass rushers are being used this season. 

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Rex Ryan To Return In 2016 As Bills' Head Coach

Dec 30, 2015 3:15 PM

Rex Ryan will return to the Buffalo Bills as head coach in 2016.

The Bills had a disappointing season in Ryan's first year.

Buffalo hired Ryan last offseason after he was fired by the New York Jets.

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LeSean McCoy Could Be Out For Season With Torn MCL
LeSean McCoy could finish his first season with the Bills with 203 carries for 895 yards and three touchdowns in 12 games.

Josh Alper/Pro Football Talk

Joey Bosa, Paxton Lynch Go 1st, 2nd In First McShay Draft
Todd McShay has Joey Bosa going first overall to the Titans in his initial mock for the 2016 NFL Draft.

Todd McShay/ESPN

Rex Ryan Not Ruling Out Hiring Rob Ryan
The Ryan brothers were assistants for their father, Buddy Ryan, in the 1990s with the Cardinals.

Conor Orr/NFL.com

Bills Place Percy Harvin On Injured Reserve
Percy Harvin has been placed on injured reserve with a knee injury.

Shalise Manza Young/Yahoo! Sports

Jets-Bills To Each Wear One-Color Uniforms In Week 10
The NFL is calling the one-color uniform game a "color rush."

Bill Price/New York Daily News

NFL Exaggerates Numbers, Yahoo's Broadcast Averaged Just 1.64M Viewers
Roger Goodell said on ESPN Radio that "over 15 million people were viewing the game," but it averaged just 1.64 million viewers.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Yahoo Draws 15.2M Unique Viewers For Jaguars-Bills
Thirty-three percent of streams were from international users.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

Buffalo's Ronald Darby Ranks 1st Amongst Rookies In PFF Grades
Ronald Darby was the 50th overall pick out of Florida State by the Bills and has been excellent at cornerback.

Khaled Elsayed/Pro Football Focus

Rex Ryan Has No Regrets Trading For LeSean McCoy
The Bills signed LeSean McCoy to a new five-year, $40 million contract after they traded for him.

Marc Sessler/NFL.com

Percy Harvin Frustrated With Injuries But Not Considering Retirement
Percy Harvin has grown increasingly frustrated with hip and knee injuries that are expected to sideline him indefinitely.

Mike Rodak, Adam Schefter/ESPN

Sammy Watkins On Crutches After Ankle Injury
Sammy Watkins was playing in his first game since suffering a calf injury Sept. 27.

Mike Rodak/ESPN

Watkins To Bills: You're Making Us Both Look Bad With Lack Of Targets
The Bills traded two first round picks to draft Sammy Watkins in 2014.

Mike Rodak/ESPN

E.J. Manuel Preparing To Start Week 6 With Tyrod Taylor Injured
Rex Ryan told reporters that Tyrod Taylor "is pretty beat up" and the Bills are preparing for E.J. Mauel to play.

Zac Jackson/Pro Football Talk

Bills Sign Josh Johnson
Tyrod Taylor played through a nagging ankle injury in Week 5.

Marc Sessler/NFL.com

Bills Accuse 'Prima Donna' Odell Beckham Of Punching Duke Williams
Odell Beckham was lit up by Williams during Stephon Gilmore's return.

Sean Wagner-McGough/CBS Sports

Bills Sign Dan Herron
Dan Herron has played in 25 career games, starting three, and racking up 389 yards and one touchdown on 87 carries.

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Trent Richardson, Boom Herron Working Out For Bills
LeSean McCoy is dealing with an injured hamstring, while Karlos Williams suffered a concussion.

Dan Hanzus/NFL.com

LeSean McCoy Out For Week 4, Won't Return Until 100 Percent
LeSean McCoy and Sammy Watkins will not play in Week 4 for the Bills against Giants.

Mike Rodak/ESPN

Matt Cassel Traded To Cowboys
Matt Cassel will join the Cowboys following Tony Romo's injury.

Albert Breer/NFL.com

Marcel Dareus Agrees To Six-Year, $108M Extension With Bills
Marcel Dareus, the third overall pick by the Bills in 2011 out of Alabama, is one of the NFL's best defensive tackles.

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