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Weekly NFL podcast covering the Buffalo Bills from USA Today Sports and BillsWire.

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    • Oct 21, 2021 LATEST EPISODE
    • every other week NEW EPISODES
    • 25m AVG DURATION
    • 42 EPISODES


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    Latest episodes from Bills Wire Podcast

    Bills Monday Night Performance

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 26:23

    Steve Borstein fills in for Ryan O'Leary in this week's Bills Wire Podcast, discussing this week's Monday night performance.

    Bills have chance to bury Chiefs in AFC

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 30:26

    The guys look ahead to one of the game's of the young 2021 season: Bills vs. Chiefs in Kansas City. Are the Bills primed to beat the Chiefs and stake their claim as the best team in the conference? Also, how to approach Dawson Knox in fantasy football leagues and Bills-Chiefs sports betting angles and predictions. Hosted by Ryan O'Leary (@RyanO_Leary) with Bills Wire Managing Editor Nick Wojton (@Nick_Wojton).

    BillsWire Podcast: Josh Allen, Bills flex as AFC's most complete team

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 27:25

    The guys discuss Josh Allen's massive bounce-back performance, Emmanuel Sanders' instant impact and more on the team's blowout win over Washington. Also, why the Bills' defense is for real entering a huge Week 5 showdown in Kansas City. But first things first, the guys give their thoughts on the Bills-Texans matchup and whether they're backing the Bills as a 16.5-point favorite. Hosted by Ryan O'Leary (@RyanO_Leary) with Bills Wire Managing Editor Nick Wojton (@Nick_Wojton)

    Should we be worried about Josh Allen's slow start?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 29:58

    The guys discuss the Bills' Week 2 beatdown of the Dolphins and look ahead to their upcoming matchup with the Washington Football Team. Topics include the team's hot start on defense and whether Josh Allen is the buy-low candidate of the year in fantasy football after his slow start statistically. The guys also take a look at the Bills-Washington betting lines and make their picks. Hosted by Ryan O'Leary (@RyanO_Leary) with Bills Wire Managing Editor Nick Wojton (@Nick_Wojton)

    It's a get-right game for Bills against 1st-place Dolphins

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 26:42

    The guys discuss the Bills' Week 1 disaster against the Steelers and look ahead to this week's game in Miami. Topics include the team's offensive line struggles, Zack Moss' surprise benching and some betting trends to know when picking this week's Bills-Dolphins game. Hosted by Ryan O'Leary (@RyanO_Leary) with Bills Wire Managing Editor Nick Wojton (@Nick_Wojton)

    Steelers should give Bills' defense an early test

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 31:15

    The guys refute some hot national media takes on the Bills, discuss the ongoing battle for the two open guard spots on the offensive line and dive into the team's Week 1 matchup against the Steelers. They also talk sports betting angles and why this might be a smart time to bet the under. Hosted by Ryan O'Leary (@RyanO_Leary) with Bills Wire Managing Editor Nick Wojton (@Nick_Wojton)

    The Bills initial 53 | Jacob Hollister's release

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 26:47

    The guys react to the Bills' initial 53-man roster, including the team's decision to move on from recently signed tight end Jacob Hollister. Other topics include the team's 11 defensive linemen, Gabriel Davis as a fantasy sleeper, and some early picks on the Bills-Steelers Week 1 betting line. Hosted by Ryan O'Leary (@RyanO_Leary) with Bills Wire Managing Editor Nick Wojton (@Nick_Wojton)

    The latest on Bills new stadium negotiations

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 25:55

    The guys discuss where the Bills' stadium negotiations are at and where the team is most likely to end up. (There's no chance it's Austin!) Also, the latest on the team's COVID situation and how soon is too soon to draft Josh Allen in fantasy football? Hosted by Ryan O'Leary (@RyanO_Leary) with Bills Wire Managing Editor Nick Wojton (@Nick_Wojton).

    Why Josh Allen's contract extension is the ultimate win-win

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 23:44

    Bills Wire editor Nick Wojton and host Ryan O'Leary return with thoughts on Josh Allen's new six-year, $258M extension, Cole Beasley's rants against COVID-19 vaccinations, key preseason position battles and more! Also, has Devin Singletary picked up enough steam to warrant flex appeal in fantasy drafts this season? And is August the best time to bet the Bills at +1000 odds to win the Super Bowl?

    Top takeaways from the Bills’ offseason / Key positional battles to watch

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2021 25:22

    The guys wrap up the first big wave of the offseason with takes on where the Bills improved the most and where they still see holes. Also, with few starting spots up for grabs, they take a look at positions like corner, tight end and interior defensive line, and discuss the most interesting player battles entering the summer. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Why the Bills sought such massive humans in 2021 NFL Draft

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2021 30:11

    The Bills had a clear strategy for this draft class: Get bigger. Of their first four selections in the 2021 NFL Draft, second-round edge defender Carlos Basham Jr. is the little guy at 6-foot-5, 285 pounds. The guys react to that strategy and the Bills’ new draft class overall. Also, thoughts on the team picking up the fifth-year options on QB Josh Allen and LB Tremaine Edwards.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    NFL Wire Mock Draft, and final takes on the first round

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2021 22:50

    Draft Wire editor Luke Easterling, with host Ryan O’Leary, give their final takes on Day 1 of the NFL Draft. Could Micah Parsons tumble to the Steelers at pick No. 24? Are the Patriots poised to make a move for their quarterback of the future? Will Patrick Surtain make it past the top 10 picks after the Broncos’ trade for QB Teddy Bridgewater? Elijah Moore or Alex Leatherwood for the Packers at pick No. 30? Happy draft weekend everybody! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Searching the Bills’ 2019 draft class for clues

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2021 25:33

    In the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft, the Buffalo Bills selected defensive tackle Ed Oliver out of Houston. If they could do it all over again, would they make the same pick? The guys revisit the Bills’ 2019 draft class and debate what some of those decisions could mean for the team’s plans in the upcoming 2021 version. Another stab at tight end, anyone? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Could Bills target this “missing piece” early in the draft?

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2021 25:37

    The guys react to some recent comments by Bills director of personnel Dan Morgan, and what that might signal for the team’s approach on Day 1 of the NFL Draft. Also, how fans are reacting to the news of “no COVID vaccine, no entry” to Bills games this season, and what we can glean from sportsbook odds ahead of draft day. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Let’s play ‘Hit or Miss?’ with Bills’ 2020 draft class

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2021 24:37

    The guys take a mock draft breather and play “Hit or Miss” with the Bills’ seven-player draft class from 2020. Is third-round RB Zack Moss a hit or a miss? Also, some thoughts on this year’s draft. Should the Bills be feeling any added pressure to get this thing right? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    What draft shakeup could mean for Bills and AFC East

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2021 22:23

    With the Jets getting ready to select their next quarterback No. 2 overall, the Dolphins strategically building through the draft, and the Patriots feverishly building through free agency, the Bills suddenly find themselves leading a hot division entering 2021. The guys discuss the state of the AFC East, the latest mock drafts for the Bills at No. 30, and the franchise’s long-winded new stadium name. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    How sneaky good was the Emmanuel Sanders signing?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2021 25:42

    The Bills moved on from WR John Brown but quickly filled the void by landing veteran Emmanuel Sanders, formerly of the Saints, on a 1-year deal. The guys react to that and the Bills’ other key moves in free agency, and preview what could be coming next during the second wave of signings. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Bills bring back their free agency ‘Big Three’

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2021 24:08

    The Bills spent much of the NFL’s legal tampering period coming to terms with their own key free agents. They’re bringing back Jon Feliciano and Daryl Williams on the offensive line, and also agreed to a long-term deal with LB Matt Milano, who likely would have gotten a bigger payday elsewhere. The guys react to those moves, and look ahead to what could be coming next during the official start of the new league year. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Micah Hyde’s extension / Why Josh Allen should be seeing dollar signs

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2021 24:45

    The Bills continue to invest in their secondary, agreeing to a two-year extension with safety Micah Hyde. The guys react to Hyde’s new deal, the team’s decision not to franchise tag LB Matt Milano, and discuss what Dak Prescott’s new monster deal with Dallas means for the soon-to-be-paid Josh Allen. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Why J.J. Watt picked Cardinals over Bills

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2021 27:45

    J.J. Watt to the Bills? It sounded like a perfect fit, didn’t it? The Bills are building a Super Bowl contender. Pass rush is a need. Watt wants to play for a winner. So why would the former Houston Texans star pick … the Arizona Cardinals? In the return of the Bills Wire Podcast for the 2021 season, the guys give their take on Watt and discuss the team’s top areas of need entering the official start of free agency. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Why it’s OK to reflect fondly on Bills’ 2020 season

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 28, 2021 44:16

    There’s plenty of blame to go around for the players and coaches after the Bills were outclassed by Kansas City in the AFC Championship Game. But there’s a clear silver lining: Maybe this Bills team, which has been building momentum in past seasons, arrived ahead of schedule in 2020. The guys vent over some poor play and questionable coaching, but also reflect on a great run that saw the Bills dominate the AFC East and win two playoff games behind Josh Allen’s breakout season. With the core of the team under contract for 2021, a more confident and motivated Bills team is poised to be back contending for years. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Are the Bills ready to take this show on the road?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2021 39:33

    The Bills responded against the Ravens, making life miserable for Lamar Jackson thanks to a championship-like performance from the defense. Now comes the real test. The Bills will go on the road and face Patrick Mahomes and the defending Super Bowl champion Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game. For all the steps Josh Allen and these Bills have taken this season, are they ready for this next great challenge? The guys discuss all that and more in Episode 21 of the Bills Wire podcast, which is powered by the USA Today Sports Media Group with sports betting advice for the NFL playoffs from the Sportsbook Wire. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Bills-Ravens playoff promises to be epic

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2021 32:30

    The Bills advanced past the Colts on wild-card weekend. That’s the good news. The bad is that those hoping to avoid red-hot Baltimore in the second round of the playoffs had their dreams dashed by upset-minded Cleveland. The Browns’ win over Pittsburgh sends the Ravens to Buffalo for a can’t-miss second-round playoff game. Can the Bills slow down Lamar Jackson and a Ravens team that hasn’t lost in six games? Can Josh Allen continue to play at an elite level after securing his first playoff win as a starter. The guys tackle all that and more in anticipation for Saturday night’s epic showdown. Episode 20 of the Bills Wire podcast is powered by the USA Today Sports Media Group, with sports betting advice for the NFL playoffs from the Sportsbook Wire. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Bills enter playoffs as NFL’s hottest team

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2021 27:50

    After hanging 56 points on the Dolphins and winning their sixth straight game, the Bills are playing their best football at the perfect time entering an intriguing playoff matchup with the Colts. The guys break down the matchup, and discuss the Bills’ chances of making a Super Bowl run. With odds at +700 to win the title, the Bills could be a great value bet. Episode 19 of the Bills Wire podcast is powered by the USA Today Sports Media Group, with sports betting advice for the NFL playoffs from the Sportsbook Wire. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    AFC East champ Bills are set to steal America’s heart

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2020 33:16

    The Bills turned Mile High into their own AFC East title celebration after pummeling the Broncos. Bills fans are reveling in their team’s first division crown since 1995. It might not be long until all of America hops on the bandwagon. The guys give their takes on the division-champ Bills, and the team’s sudden path to the No. 2 seed in the AFC playoff picture. Episode 17 of the Bills Wire podcast is powered by the USA Today Sports Media Group, with a fantasy segment from The Huddle and sports betting advice from the Sportsbook Wire. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Bills might be the most dangerous team in the AFC

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2020 30:13

    After winning last week’s showdown with the Steelers in convincing fashion, the Bills are in position to lock up the AFC East crown for the first time since 1995. With Josh Allen playing MVP-caliber football and the defense rounding back into form, the Bills have joined the Chiefs as a legit AFC championship contender. Host Ryan O’Leary and Bills Wire editor Nick Wojton break down Sunday’s marquee win and discuss what could come next for the red-hot Bills. Episode 16 of the Bills Wire podcast is powered by the USA Today Sports Media Group, with a fantasy segment from The Huddle and sports betting advice from the Sportsbook Wire. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    In Josh Allen, Bills have a budding superstar at QB

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2020 25:14

    Josh Allen’s latest gem in a national TV spot helped the Bills score their first Monday Night Football win since the millennium. At 9-3, the Bills are poised to win their first AFC East title since 1995. Host Ryan O’Leary and Bills Wire editor Nick Wojton discuss Allen’s monster day against the 49ers and gauge the team’s chances at making a run at the Super Bowl. The guys also preview this week’s show down with the Steelers. Episode 15 of the Bills Wire Podcast is powered by USA TODAY Sports and includes fantasy football smart plays from The Huddle.com, and sports betting advice from USA TODAY Sportsbook Wire. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    First-place Bills still have plenty to clean up

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2020 26:57

    Host Ryan O’Leary and Bills Wire editor Nick Wojton welcome in a special guest: Matt Johnson of the Wagon Wheel and The 2-Pt Conversation podcasts. The guys wrap up Bills-Chargers, discuss Brian Daboll’s future and look ahead to Buffalo’s Week 13 matchup against the 49ers at a neutral site in Arizona. Episode 14 of the Bills Wire Podcast is powered by USA TODAY Sports and includes fantasy football smart plays from The Huddle.com, and sports betting advice from USA TODAY Sportsbook Wire. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Why the bye week was a win for Bills

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2020 27:26

    While the Bills were home for their Week 11 bye, the Dolphins and Patriots both lost. The path to an AFC East title and top-four seed in the playoffs couldn’t be more clear. Host Ryan O’Leary and Bills Wire editor Nick Wojton discuss Buffalo’s six remaining games and look ahead to what could be a tougher matchup than most expect against the Chargers and Offensive Rookie of the Year favorite Justin Herbert. This podcast is powered by USA Today Sports and includes fantasy picks of the week from The Huddle, and sports betting advice from the Sportsbook Wire. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Reliving some of the best — and worst — finishes in Bills’ history

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2020 26:04

    The Bills came a last-second heave from Kyler Murray to DeAndre Hopkins from improving to 8-2. Host Ryan O’Leary and Bills Wire editor Nick Wojton discuss what was a brutal defeat in Arizona, and what it means in Buffalo’s quest to win the AFC East. Nick also shares his favorite Bills finishes, weather games and feel-good stories of the past couple decades. This podcast is powered by USA Today Sports and includes fantasy advice from The Huddle, as well as a sports betting pick of the week from The Sportsbook Wire. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Josh Allen, Bills proving they’re for real

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2020 21:20

    At 7-2, the Bills are in full control of the AFC East, with really only the Dolphins (5-3) to worry about. QB Josh Allen has also reentered the MVP discussion after outplaying Russell Wilson in Buffalo’s 44-34 win over the Seahawks. Host Ryan O’Leary and Bills Wire editor Nick Wojton discuss while also breaking down another fun matchup that’s on tap between the Bills and Arizona Cardinals. Powered by USA TODAY Sports with fantasy advice from The Huddle and the sports betting pick of the week from The Sportsbook Wire. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Bills no longer playing second fiddle to Patriots

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2020 24:57

    Sean McDermott, Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills are finally celebrating a win over the Patriots. What it all means for the Bills, and are these Patriots cooked? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Bills have chance to bury nemesis Bill Belichick and the Patriots

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2020 28:04

    If not now, when? The Bills are 5-2. The Patriots are 2-4 and have managed only 18 total points in their last two games (both losses). The stage is set for coach Sean McDermott and quarterback Josh Allen to beat Belichick for the first time. A win at home Sunday buries the Patriots. A loss puts them right back into the mix. Ryan O'Leary and Bills Wire editor Nick Wojton discuss, with fantasy football advice from The Huddle, and sports betting picks from the Sportsbook Wire. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    To be considered a contender, the Bills need to beat one

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2020 24:04

    The Bills lost their second straight game to an AFC contender, this time at home to the defending Super Bowl champion Chiefs, 26-17. Some national pundits are already writing these Bills off. Host Ryan O'Leary and Bills Wire editor Nick Wojton discuss. With Week 7 fantasy football advice from USA TODAY's The Huddle, and the pick of the week from the Sportsbook Wire. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    What to make of the Bills' Tuesday Night Football disaster

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2020 23:34

    The NFL's first Tuesday night game since Dec. 28, 2010 was not kind to the Buffalo Bills, who got trucked by the Titans — both literally and figuratively — in a 42-16 loss, their first of the season. Host Ryan O'Leary and Bills Wire editor Nick Wojton discuss went wrong and where the Bills go from here. (With fantasy football advice from The Huddle, and sports betting tips of the week from The Sportsbook Wire.) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Why Josh Allen's shoulder injury should scare Bills fans

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2020 21:07

    When Josh Allen disappeared to the locker room with a left shoulder injury, Bills Mafia held its collective breath. He really is an MVP candidate this year. These 4-0 Bills would be lost without him. Host Ryan O'Leary and Bills Wire editor Nick Wojton discuss in Episode 6 of the Bills Wire Podcast. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Believed to be a strength, Bills' defense suddenly a concern

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2020 24:39

    More Josh Allen magic kept the Bills undefeated at 3-0 on the season, but it's hard to ignore the 28-3 lead the Rams quickly erased in the second half. Host Ryan O'Leary and Bills Wire editor Nick Wojton discuss another monster game from Allen, and a Bills defense that had no answers for the Rams in the second half. Should Bills fans be concerned? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    All aboard the Josh Allen MVP Hype Train! All aboard!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2020 19:50

    QB Josh Allen is off to an amazing start passing the football, and his Bills are 2-0 atop the AFC East. But is it too soon to be mentioning Allen's name with Russell Wilson in NFL MVP talks? Host Ryan O'Leary and Bills Wire editor Nick Wojton discuss. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Josh Allen headed for stardom, but not there yet

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2020 21:28

    Host Ryan O'Leary and Bills Wire editor Nick Wojton analyze the Bills' 27-17 win over the lowly N.Y. Jets, including QB Josh Allen's first career 300-yard game. There was some good, some bad and some ugly in the Bills getting to 1-0 on the 2020 season. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Bills nearly a TD favorite in opener vs. Jets

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2020 20:13

    Host Ryan O'Leary and Bills Wire editor Nick Wojton discuss Tre White's new lucrative contract extension, and why White and the Bills are poised to smother the Jets' receivers in their 2020 season opener. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Are the Bills (finally) ready to take control of the AFC East?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2020 20:08


    Host Ryan O’Leary and Bills Wire managing editor Nick Wojton discuss the moment Buffalo Bills fans have been waiting for: The impending demise of the New England Patriots. Tom Brady’s in Tampa Bay. Stefon Diggs is in Buffalo. The Bills’ time is now. Will they seize their moment?    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


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    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2020 1:06

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