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ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Stephen Hauschka hit a 46-yard field goal as time expired, lifting the Buffalo Bills to a 13-12 win over the Tennessee Titans on Sunday.

Buffalo's defense forced three turnovers, and LeSean McCoy broke from a September slump with a season-best 85 yards rushing. McCoy sparked the decisive drive with a 13-yard catch on third-and-3. And backup running back Chris Ivory had a 9-yard run in getting the Bills across midfield.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers and Jimmy Graham connected on their first touchdown pass of the year, and the Green Bay Packers put together their most complete defensive effort of the season in a 22-0 win over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.

Aaron Jones added 65 yards and a score on 11 carries for the Packers, who slowed in the second half after a fast start on offense.

The defense didn't let up against the Bills. Green Bay (2-1-1) posted its first shutout since a 9-0 win over the Jets in 2010.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Josh Allen played with the poise of a well-seasoned quarterback for the Buffalo Bills by accounting for three touchdowns in his first road start in the NFL. Allen made Minnesota's Kirk Cousins look like the raw rookie in a stunning 27-6 upset of the Vikings on Sunday afternoon.

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The Buffalo Bills plan to continue holding training camp at St. John Fisher College.  That according to Senator Chuck Schumer, who released this statement on Friday:

I’ve spoken to the Bills and they have assured me that they love hosting training camp at St. John Fisher and with four more years left on the current agreement they have no plans to make a change.”

There has been speculation their stay in Pittsford might be shortened with the recent resignation of team president Russ Brandon, who is an alum of the school.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has once again raised the issue of the a new stadium for the Buffalo Bills. Goodell recently called it a "need." But Bills' ownership has pushed back a bit, saying they'll make decisions on their own timeline, not the league's.

What if the league wants to move the team, without a revenue-machine stadium? What if the league pushes the Bills to ask taxpayers to foot the bill? Recent sports stadiums have run tabs past a billion dollars. We discuss the costs and benefits, while looking at the team's options, with our panel. Our guests:

  • Toby Motyka, weekend sports anchor for 13WHAM News
  • Chuck Wade, vice president and financial adviser for Brighton Securities
  • James Brown, Bills fan
  • Lindsay Nabozny, Bills fan

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP)  Buffalo Bills president Russ Brandon's role is expanding to include overseeing the NHL's Buffalo Sabres as part of a front-office restructuring under Terry and Kim Pegula, who own both teams.

Brandon will assume the duties of Sabres president Ted Black who has reached a mutual agreement to part ways with the franchise, the team announced Monday.

The NFL – and the Buffalo Bills in particular – have seemingly made some serious errors with how they’ve handled employees this past year. From the Buffalo Jills to Doug Marrone, Ray Rice and others. There are lessons for employers, a kind of “what not to do.” We’re looking at the legal layers, starting with whether the Bills have violated minimum wage laws, and whether women should be offended with what they’ve demanded from their cheerleaders. Our guests:

  • Beth Cordello, attorney for Pullano & Farrow and chair of the employment practice group
  • Toby Motyka, 13 WHAM sports anchor 

In the first part of this show, we welcome the Buffalo Bills Fan Alliance. We want to know what they have planned to try to keep the team in western New York. Who is their preferred owner? Which bidder worries them the most? And can Buffalo realistically have anything close to the Green Bay model? We talk with co-director of the alliance, Brian Cinelli, and sports journalist Greg Hanlon. Then we talk with Rosanne Cash, who released a new album and will be performing at The Smith in Geneva on Thursday night. 

In the first half of the show, Scott Pitoniak recaps the Buffalo Bills draft and discusses the need for a new stadium to keep the Bills in town. 

Then, New York State Senator Brad Hoylman is our guest. He is the keynote speaker at this weekend's Empire State Pride Agenda Spring Dinner. Senator Hoylman is a supporter of the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA), and the lead sponsor on the Child-Parent Security Act.

  

Science and sports are the topics on this edition of Connections. In the first part of the show, shark researcher Gregory Skomal joins us. His presentation at the Rochester Museum and Science Center is part of their "Science on the Edge" series. He was supposed to be here a month ago, but weather canceled his appearance.

Later on, with the death of Ralph Wilson, what's the future of the Bills staying in Western New York? Journalist and author Scott Pitoniak joins us to talk about the future of the Bills, and the legacy of Ralph Wilson. 

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