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Nike uniform of Week 11

Posted by buffalobills.com on November 12, 2014 – 2:08 pm

Each week Nike presents the Uniform of the Week where you’ll see a photo of the combination your Buffalo Bills will be wearing on the field.

The uniform combo for the Week 11 game between the Buffalo Bills and the Miami Dolphins will be the team’s white jerseys on royal blue pants. Shop for your own Nike jersey by clicking here

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Here is the Bills uniform combination so far in 2014:

Week 1 at Chicago Bears: White / White

Week 2 vs. Miami Dolphins: Throwback White / White

Week 3 vs. San Diego Chargers: Blue / White

Week 4 at Houston Texans: White / White

Week 5 at Detroit Lions: White / Blue

Week 6 vs. New England Patriots: Blue / White

Week 7 vs. Minnesota Vikings: White / White

Week 8 at New York Jets: White / Blue

Week 9 bye

Week 10 vs. Kansas City Chiefs: Blue / White

Week 11 at Miami Dolphins: White / Blue


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Marrone earns Salute to Service nomination

Posted by Anna Stolzenburg on November 12, 2014 – 10:41 am

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The NFL and USAA announced the nominees for the fourth annual Salute to Service Award, and head coach Doug Marrone received the Bills nomination.

In his second year with the Buffalo Bills, Head Coach Doug Marrone continues to stand out in his military outreach efforts. Marrone and his wife Helen have worked extensively over the past three years with Clear Path for Veterans in Syracuse, NY. Clear Path provides a necessary platform for active duty, veterans, and military members to find a grassroots, caring community of support and resources.

“Coach Marrone, along with his wife Helen have been with us since the beginning and have continually made time for the veterans and their families who live in our community,” said Melissa Spicer, Cofounder and President of Clear Path for Veterans. “Each year, Doug and Helen host an annual Red, White and Blue BBQ that brings together all members of our community and they continually support us throughout the year. While many national organizations bring broader recognition of military support, Doug has quietly worked within his upstate community providing unconditional support and compassion giving depth to the words ‘support our troops.’”

This past summer, Marrone welcomed veterans and their families from the Clear Path organization to Bills Training Camp at St. John Fisher College to enjoy practice from the Community Relations Hospitality Tent.

For the Salute to Service Award, teams nominated players, coaches, personnel and alumni who demonstrate an exemplary commitment to honoring and supporting the military community.

Finalists for the Salute to Service Award will be announced in January, and the winner will be recognized at the “4th Annual NFL Honors” awards show in Arizona on NBC on Saturday, Jan. 31, the night before Super Bowl XLIX.

The Salute to Service Award is part of the NFL and USAA’s year-long commitment to recognize and honor the military community. Culminating in November with the NFL’s Salute to Service campaign, for every point scored during the NFL’s 32 designated Salute to Service games, the league donates $100 to each of its three core, military non-profit partners – the Pat Tillman Foundation, USO and Wounded Warrior Project® – for a total of $300 per point.

2014 SALUTE TO SERVICE TEAM NOMINEES

TEAM NOMINEE
Arizona Cardinals Larry Fitzgerald Jr. (WR)
Atlanta Falcons Joe Hawley (C)
Baltimore Ravens Morgan Cox  (LS)
Buffalo Bills Doug Marrone (Head Coach)
Carolina Panthers Ron Rivera (Head Coach)
Chicago Bears Jared Allen  (DE)
Cincinnati Bengals John Sawyer (VP/Board Member)
Cleveland Browns Alex Mack (C)
Dallas Cowboys Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders
Denver Broncos Ben Garland (G)
Green Bay Packers Tom Bakken (Assistant Equipment Manager)
Houston Texans J.J. Watt (DE)
Indianapolis Colts Pat McAfee (P)
Jacksonville Jaguars Roy Miller (DT)
Kansas City Chiefs Derrick Johnson (LB)
Miami Dolphins Lousaka Polite (Former FB)
Minnesota Vikings Jeff Locke (P)
New Orleans Saints Jimmy Graham (TE)
New York Giants Tom Coughlin (Head Coach)
New York Jets Robert Wood Johnson IV (Owner)
Oakland Raiders Oakland Raiders Foundation
Philadelphia Eagles Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders
Pittsburgh Steelers Troy Polamalu (S)
St. Louis Rams Jeff Fisher (Head Coach)
San Diego Chargers Nick Hardwick (C)
Seattle Seahawks Dan Quinn (Defensive Coordinator)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Vincent Jackson (WR)
Washington Redskins Darrel Young (FB)

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BENRUS Best Dressed – Scott Chandler

Posted by buffalobills.com on November 9, 2014 – 10:41 am

Introducing the Best Dressed series presented by BENRUS where one well-dressed player will receive a product from the military-inspired lifestyle brand.

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As the winner of BEST DRESSED, Scott Chandler will receive a BENRUS Quartermaster Duffle Bag, the perfect companion for a weekend getaway.  All BENRUS duffle bags and backpacks will be available for purchase starting November 18th on benrus.com.

BENRUS, LLC was founded as a watch company in 1921.  For over four decades, it manufactured legendary timepieces for the U.S. military.   Giovanni Feroce, internationally recognized as one of today’s most successful American CEO’s, is building BENRUS into a multi-billion dollar, military-inspired lifestyle brand. Mr. Feroce currently serves as CEO and Chairman of BENRUS, LLC.


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Jerry Hughes’ BOSE playlist

Posted by buffalobills.com on November 8, 2014 – 10:04 am

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This year BOSE, the Official Sound of the Bills, is going to bring insider access to fans by showing fans what songs Bills players listen to on game day.  For 12 weeks during the 2014 season, a different Bills player will be featured in the Player Playlist, presented by BOSE.  For week #10, it’s Bills DE Jerry Hughes.  Check out the songs Jerry will be listening to on Sunday to get him pumped up before he takes on the Chiefs.


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Nike uniform of Week 10

Posted by buffalobills.com on November 6, 2014 – 7:12 pm

Each week Nike presents the Uniform of the Week where you’ll see a photo of the combination your Buffalo Bills will be wearing on the field.

The uniform combo for the Week 10 game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Buffalo Bills will be the team’s blue jerseys on white pants. Shop for your own Nike jersey by clicking here

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Here is the Bills uniform combination so far in 2014:

Week 1 at Chicago Bears: White / White

Week 2 vs. Miami Dolphins: Throwback White / White

Week 3 vs. San Diego Chargers: Blue / White

Week 4 at Houston Texans: White / White

Week 5 at Detroit Lions: White / Blue

Week 6 vs. New England Patriots: Blue / White

Week 7 vs. Minnesota Vikings: White / White

Week 8 at New York Jets: White / Blue

Week 9 bye

Week 10 vs. Kansas City Chiefs: Blue / White


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Red Jacket takes Section V Coach of the Week

Posted by Anna Stolzenburg on November 6, 2014 – 4:47 pm

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The Section V Coach of the Week in the 9th week of the program is head coach Marc Vitticore of Red Jacket High School in Shortsville, NY. His team defeated Bishop Kearney 50-14 to remain unbeaten with nine wins. For that big playoff win, the Bills and the New York National Guard are honoring Vitticore with this week’s Section V Coach of the Week Award.

The Coach of the Week program has been a weekly staple of the high school football season on buffalobills.com and this year was expanded to Section V. In addition to the recognition online, Vitticore and other winning coaches receive a $1,000 grant for their football programs from the Bills and the New York National Guard, a certificate signed by Bills President Russ Brandon, General Manager Doug Whaley, and Head Coach Doug Marrone recognizing their accomplishment, a Bills hat, and an invitation to join the Bills on-field December 14th for pregame ceremonies prior to kickoff against the Green Bay Packers. At that point, a High School Coach of the Year will be selected for sections V and VI, with each winner receiving an additional $1,000 grant for their football program.

Congratulations to Coach Vitticore!


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Bills players stayed football-minded during the bye

Posted by Anna Stolzenburg on November 4, 2014 – 12:49 pm

While they recharged and relaxed, a number of Bills players stayed connected to football during the Bye Week.

C Eric Wood and LB Preston Brown both returned to their alma mater, Louisville, to watch the Cardinals take on the FSU Seminoles. The Seminoles won, but at least Wood got a great selfie during the Thursday night game.

Duke Williams’ alma mater had better luck than Wood and Brown’s, as Nevada beat SDSU while Williams was an honorary captain at the game.

RB Boobie Dixon returned to Terry High School in Raymond, Mississippi, where his number was retired. In an instagram post, he said, “Words can’t describe the feeling, so much blood sweat and tears put into it.”

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WR Sammy Watkins also attended a game at his high school, South Fort Myers, in Florida.

Though not football-related, RB Fred Jackson stayed connected to sports while attending a women’s college basketball game with major national attention over the weekend. As an advocate for Division III athletes, Jackson attended the Mount Saint Joseph women’s basketball game in Cincinnati which was moved up a month so that Lauren Hill, a freshman with inoperable brain cancer, could live out her dream of playing college ball. Read more on Jackson’s support for Hill here.


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Section V Coach of the Week: W. Irondequioit HS

Posted by Anna Stolzenburg on November 3, 2014 – 1:37 pm

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Last week’s Section V Coach of the Week is Dan Fichter of West Irondequoit High School.  On Friday, October 24, his team beat Canandaigua Academy 28 to 14 to remain in the Section V playoffs and improve to a 4-3 record on the season. For that big playoff win, the Bills and the New York National Guard are honoring Fichter with this week’s Section V Coach of the Week Award.

The Coach of the Week program has been a weekly staple of the high school football season on buffalobills.com and this year was expanded to Section V. In addition to the recognition online, Fichter and other winning coaches receive a $1,000 grant for their football programs from the Bills and the New York National Guard, a certificate signed by Bills President Russ Brandon, General Manager Doug Whaley, and Head Coach Doug Marrone recognizing their accomplishment, a Bills hat, and an invitation to join the Bills on-field December 14th for pregame ceremonies prior to kickoff against the Green Bay Packers. At that point, a High School Coach of the Year will be selected for sections V and VI, with each winner receiving an additional $1,000 grant for their football program.

Congratulations to Coach Fichter!


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Electronic Recycling Drive Saturday

Posted by buffalobills.com on October 29, 2014 – 10:56 am

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REMINDER: Bring your old TVs, computers, cell phones and other electronic devices to Ralph Wilson Stadium on Saturday, November 1st between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to be recycled safely.

You can bring your items to the Fieldhouse Lot, located off Big Tree Road near the ADPRO Sports Training Center.

We’ll unload your equipment for you, and the event will take place rain, snow or shine. You’ll also receive a special Bills Store coupon with your drop off.

For more info visit: buffalobills.com/electronicrecycling.


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Chris Hogan’s BOSE playlist

Posted by buffalobills.com on October 25, 2014 – 10:17 am

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This year BOSE, the Official Sound of the Bills, is going to bring insider access to fans by showing fans what songs Bills players listen to on game day.  For 12 weeks during the 2014 season, a different Bills player will be featured in the Player Playlist, presented by BOSE.  For week #8, it’s Bills WR Chris Hogan.  Check out the songs Chris will be listening to on Sunday to get him pumped up before he takes on New York.


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Nike uniform of Week 8

Posted by buffalobills.com on October 23, 2014 – 4:42 pm

Each week Nike presents the Uniform of the Week where you’ll see a photo of the combination your Buffalo Bills will be wearing on the field.

The uniform combo for the Week 8 game between the New York Jets and the Buffalo Bills will be the team’s white jerseys on blue pants. Shop for your own Nike jersey by clicking here

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Here is the Bills uniform combination so far in 2014:

Week 1 at Chicago Bears: White / White

Week 2 vs. Miami Dolphins: Throwback White / White

Week 3 vs. San Diego Chargers: Blue / White

Week 4 at Houston Texans: White / White

Week 5 at Detroit Lions: White / Blue

Week 6 vs. New England Patriots: Blue / White

Week 7 vs. Minnesota Vikings: White / White

Week 8 at New York Jets: White / Blue


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Section V Coach of the Week hits milestone win

Posted by Anna Stolzenburg on October 23, 2014 – 2:11 pm

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The Leroy High School Oatkan Knights beat the Perry High School Mustangs 45-6 last Friday night to solidify their number one seed in the upcoming Class C playoffs. With that victory, Leroy improved to an undefeated 7-0 record, and head coach Brian Moran recorded his milestone 200th win. For that big win on both the personal and team levels, the Bills and the New York National Guard are honoring Moran with this week’s Section V Coach of the Week Award.

The Coach of the Week program has been a weekly staple of the high school football season on buffalobills.com and this year was expanded to Section V. In addition to the recognition online, Moran and other winning coaches receive a $1,000 grant for their football programs from the Bills and the New York National Guard, a certificate signed by Bills President Russ Brandon, General Manager Doug Whaley, and Head Coach Doug Marrone recognizing their accomplishment, a Bills hat, and an invitation to join the Bills on-field December 14th for pregame ceremonies prior to kickoff against the Green Bay Packers. At that point, a High School Coach of the Year will be selected for sections V and VI, with each winner receiving an additional $1,000 grant for their football program.

Congratulations to Coach Moran!

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Robert Woods’ BOSE playlist

Posted by buffalobills.com on October 18, 2014 – 10:30 am

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This year BOSE, the Official Sound of the Bills, is going to bring insider access to fans by showing fans what songs Bills players listen to on game day.  For 12 weeks during the 2014 season, a different Bills player will be featured in the Player Playlist, presented by BOSE.  For week #7, it’s Bills WR Robert Woods.  Check out the songs Robert will be listening to on Sunday to get him pumped up before he takes on Minnesota.


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Kim Pegula: “Our Heart is in Buffalo”

Posted by Anna Stolzenburg on October 17, 2014 – 2:27 pm

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In her first interview since becoming a co-owner of the Bills, Kim Pegula was a guest on KISS 98.5 on Friday morning with Janet Snyder and Nicholas Pickolas.

She spoke on a number of topics, but frequently brought up her family’s love for Buffalo, its people, and of course, its sports teams.

“Timing is everything,” she said. “Just the way everything fell into place really worked out in our favor and now we get to own the team. It’s something you talk about and maybe you don’t quite think it’s going to happen but now our whole family is so excited about it all.”

Kim said her husband, co-owner and CEO of the Bills Terry Pegula, will handle “players and development and things like that” while she focuses on the organization and its business side including fan engagement. And when asked if she sees any difficulty in owning both of the major sports teams in one town, she said she doesn’t perceive it as a challenge.

“It’s very natural,” she said. “It’s like having kids. The needs are different among each one and things change all the time, so it’s just a matter of doing what needs to be done at that time. We talk about it between the two of us.”

Kim also touched on the One Buffalo campaign, launched as the Pegulas took the field before last Sunday’s game, which signifies the unity and the singular goal of the teams, the community and the city, or as Kim called it, “a celebration of all things Buffalo.”

“Our heart is in Buffalo,” she said. “It’s the people and fans that really endear us to Buffalo and to the whole the region and we wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.”

Listen to the full interview here.


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Section V Coach of the Week: Greece Athena

Posted by Anna Stolzenburg on October 15, 2014 – 5:24 pm

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With only three days to prepare a new quarterback after the starting quarterback was injured, Head Coach Rob Cerone led the Greece Athena High School football team to a victory over Brockport High School last Friday, October 10. Greece Athena improved to an impressive 5-1 record. For that big win, the Bills and the New York National Guard are honoring Cerone with this week’s Section V Coach of the Week Award.

The Coach of the Week program has been a weekly staple of the high school football season on buffalobills.com and this year was expanded to Section V. In addition to the recognition online, Cerone and other winning coaches receive a $1,000 grant for their football programs from the Bills and the New York National Guard, a certificate signed by Bills President Russ Brandon, General Manager Doug Whaley, and Head Coach Doug Marrone recognizing their accomplishment, a Bills hat, and an invitation to join the Bills on-field December 14th for pregame ceremonies prior to kickoff against the Green Bay Packers. At that point, a High School Coach of the Year will be selected for sections V and VI, with each winner receiving an additional $1,000 grant for their football program.

Congratulations to Coach Cerone!


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Stephon Gilmore’s BOSE playlist

Posted by buffalobills.com on October 12, 2014 – 9:00 am

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This year BOSE, the Official Sound of the Bills, is going to bring insider access to fans by showing fans what songs Bills players listen to on game day.  For 12 weeks during the 2014 season, a different Bills player will be featured in the Player Playlist, presented by BOSE.  For week #6, it’s Bills CB Stephon Gilmore.  Check out the songs Stephon will be listening to on Sunday to get him pumped up before he takes on the Patriots.


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Sunday’s gameday giveaways

Posted by buffalobills.com on October 10, 2014 – 10:49 am

Sunday’s game against the New England Patriots has a 1:00 p.m. kickoff. Fans through the gates will receive a commemorative t-shirt and an ECMC and ADPRO Sports Billieve Yowie® rallywear.  Other pregame festivities include Stampede performance at 12:30 p.m., a special pregame ceremony at 12:40 p.m. and Buffalo’s own Johnny Rzeznik of the Goo Goo Dolls singing the National Anthem.

Fans are encouraged to get to their seats early to enjoy all of the pregame events.

Players model the many uses of the Billieve Yowie® rallywear promoting Breast Cancer Awareness:

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Aquinas wins Section V Coach of the Week

Posted by Anna Stolzenburg on October 10, 2014 – 10:44 am

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In a battle of two of the top teams in Class AA of Section V, the Aquinas Institute Little Irish beat the Pittsford Panthers 16-13 last Saturday, October 4. For that big win, the Bills and the New York National Guard are honoring Aquinas’ Head Coach Chris Battaglia with this week’s Section V Coach of the Week Award.

The Coach of the Week program has been a weekly staple of the high school football season on buffalobills.com and this year was expanded to Section V. In addition to the recognition online, Battaglia and other winning coaches receive a $1,000 grant for their football programs from the Bills and the New York National Guard, a certificate signed by Bills President and CEO Russ Brandon, General Manager Doug Whaley, and Head Coach Doug Marrone recognizing their accomplishment, a Bills hat, and an invitation to join the Bills on-field December 14th for pregame ceremonies prior to kickoff against the Green Bay Packers. At that point, a High School Coach of the Year will be selected for sections V and VI, with each winner receiving an additional $1,000 grant for their football program.

Congratulations to Coach Battaglia!


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American Dairy Association Hometown Grants

Posted by buffalobills.com on October 7, 2014 – 3:27 pm

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On Tuesday Buffalo Bills Line Backer Keith Rivers visited PS 79 Pfc. William J. Grabiarz School of Excellence in Buffalo to announce that the Buffalo Bills and the American Dairy Association are offering two $5,000 grants:  One to a Buffalo Public School and one to a school district in Erie or Niagara County to further implement Fuel Up To Play 60 activities, and host a Fuel Up to Play 60 activity station assembly.

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The American Dairy Association & NFL’s Fuel Up to Play 60 program provides schools with a playbook of physical fitness and nutrition strategies to help them tackle growing rates of childhood obesity. Schools participate in challenges to earn points and earn eligibility for prizes and grant money.  To learn more about the Hometown Grants or to apply, visit www.adadc.com or click here.

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Miami U to host “#KellyTough Green Out”

Posted by Anna Stolzenburg on October 7, 2014 – 7:50 am

 

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Bills great Jim Kelly got his start as quarterback for the Miami Hurricanes, and next month, he will be honored at his alma mater. Kelly will serve as Grand Marshal of The U’s 2014 Homecoming ceremonies and will be an honorary captain for the game against UNC on November 1.

“The University of Miami was and remains an important part of my life,” Kelly said. “My family and I are honored and we look forward to being Grand Marshal of the Homecoming Parade and honorary captain for the homecoming game.”

Miami has declared the game the “#KellyTough Green Out,” asking all fans to play a role in greening out Sun Life Stadium.

“We’re honored that Jim Kelly will be returning to campus as the Grand Marshal of Homecoming ceremonies,” head football coach Al Golden said. “Jim is the definition of a Miami Hurricane. He is a winner and a leader, and his successful fight against cancer serves as an inspiration to all of us.”


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