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The Athletic's Matt Fairburn and Joe Buscaglia bring The Buffalo Beat to your ears, with exclusive insight, interviews and audio straight from the Buffalo Bills to you each and every week. Be sure to subscribe to The Athletic for every single episode of The Buffalo Beat at theathletic.com/thebuffalobeat.

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    Takeaways from the Bills' Week 3 loss to the Dolphins

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 78:08


    Joe Buscaglia and Matthew Fairburn break down the Bills' Week 3 loss to the Dolphins. Is Buffalo's injury situation starting to become a problem? Is Josh Allen's level of play enough to elevate the offensive line? Later, the guys give out their Week 3 awards. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Bills-Dolphins Week 3 Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 54:01


    Joe Buscaglia and Matthew Fairburn preview the Bills' Week 3 matchup at the Dolphins. Will Buffalo's mounting injuries be a problem in this game? How does Miami's elite speed at receiver strain the Bills defense? Later, Matt and Joe make their official picks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Bills dominate Titans 41-7 on Monday Night Football

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 74:39


    Joe Buscaglia and Matthew Fairburn react to the Bills' destruction of the Titans in front of a national audience on Monday night. What's left to say about Josh Allen and this offense? And will injuries to key players like Jordan Phillips, Micah Hyde and Matt Milano mar what was otherwise a spectacular game for Buffalo? Later, Joe and Matt hand out some Week 2 awards. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Previewing the Bills' Week 2 matchup vs. the Titans

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 72:35


    After one week of action, how do the Bills stack up among the AFC's contenders? The Athletic's Joe Buscaglia and Matthew Fairburn take stock of the AFC East. And how does Buffalo match up against the Titans for Week 2's Monday Night Football tilt? Does this matchup count as a rivalry after years of competitive games? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Josh Allen & Bills dominate the defending Super Bowl champs in Thursday night opener

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 84:18


    The Bills lived up to the hype Thursday night with a dominant 31-10 victory over the defending champion Rams. Joe Buscaglia and Matthew Fairburn discuss what stood out the most about Josh Allen's performance, the WR usage and how it benefitted Stefon Diggs and more observations from the offense. They also dive into a big night for Von Miller and pass rush before handing out their game awards. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Previewing the Bills' Week 1 matchup vs. the Rams

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 67:20


    The Athletic's Joe Buscaglia and Matthew Fairburn preview the Buffalo Bills' season opener against the Los Angeles Rams. The expectations for this year's team are highest the Bills have faced since... when? And how much pressure is on Ken Dorsey as he prepares to take over from Brian Daboll? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Takeaways from the Bills' final 53-man roster

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 75:44


    Joe Buscaglia and Matthew Fairburn react to the Bills' final 53-man roster, including the release of O.J. Howard, Tre'Davious White hitting the PUP list, and the remaining cornerback depth. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Matt Araiza released amid rape allegation, the Bills' handling of the situation & more with Tim Graham

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 62:50


    The Athletic's Tim Graham joins Joe Buscaglia and Matthew Fairburn to discuss the release of Matt Araiza following gang rape allegations. They talk about the timeline of the civil lawsuit, the Bills' handling of the situation and the comments from Brandon Beane and Sean McDermott during their press conference. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Observations from Bills preseason win over Broncos

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 21, 2022 67:13


    Matthew Fairburn is officially back in Buffalo and joins Joe Buscaglia to recap the Bills preseason win over the Broncos. They each share their observations and discuss what has surprised them the most about this team so far, O.J. Howard's role and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Takeaways from Bills preseason opener vs. Colts

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 14, 2022 50:44


    Joe Buscaglia breaks down the Bills preseason opener against the Colts. He discusses the latest with Tre'Davious White's injury as well as what's going on with the cornerback position. Plus, he dives into Puntapalooza and Matt Araiza's viral punt before talking about the kick return situation, the WR depth and much more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Bills players trending up and down at training camp

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 57:07


    Which Bills players throughout training camp have improved their stock and which players have yet to impress? Joe Buscaglia examines both the offense and defense and shares 7 players who are trending up and 7 players who need to show more this summer.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Bills training camp early observations, Jordan Poyer's contract & more

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 57:15


    Football is back! Joe Buscaglia is joined by Syracuse.com's Matt Parrino from Bills training camp at St. John Fisher University. They begin by discussing the latest with Jordan Poyer's contract before diving into their camp observations. They discuss which players have stood out, early roster predictions and of course, Puntapalooza.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Examining where the Bills stand in the AFC, a look around the division & young players to watch this season

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 62:40


    Which team poses the biggest threat to the Bills Super Bowl chances in 2022? Joe Buscaglia and Matthew Fairburn discuss where Buffalo stands among the competition in the AFC before assessing the changes within the division. They also talk about several young players who face high expectations this season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Previewing the Bills' 2022 offense under Ken Dorsey

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 70:42


    What will the Bills offense look like in 2022 with Ken Dorsey calling the plays? Joe Buscaglia and Matthew Fairburn talk about the challenges the first-year OC may face, what will be different from Brian Daboll's offense, the importance of his connection with Josh Allen and much more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Welcome back to Buffalo, Matthew Fairburn!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2022 62:51


    Joe Buscaglia welcomes back Matthew Fairburn to The Buffalo Beat to discuss his return to Western New York and his new role with The Athletic! They also discuss expectations for the Bills, questions they have heading into the season and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Observations from Bills' OTAs + early roster projections

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 50:21


    Bills' OTAs are officially underway and Joe Buscaglia discusses all of the action from Orchard Park. He explains his early observations before examining the state of the roster. He goes position-by-position breaking down the projected 53-man, the battles to watch and much more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Future of Sports Pt. 2

    Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2022 20:11


    In episode two of the Future of Sports series, The Athletic's Mike Smeltz looks at how the team experience may change in the future: increased use of technology in gameplay, robotic umpires and the unique initiatives of a startup sports league. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Future of Sports Pt. 1

    Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2022 22:28


    In episode one of the Future of Sports series, The Athletic's Mike Smeltz looks at how the fan experience may change: how going to games, watching games at home and how memorabilia is shifting from physical to digital. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Assessing the Bills' 2022 draft class

    Play Episode Listen Later May 1, 2022 62:12


    Joe Buscaglia and Matthew Bové break down the Bills' 2022 draft class. They talk about the addition of James Cook, why Khalil Shakir was a steal in the fifth round and of course they dive into the ‘Punt God,' Matt Araiza. They also examine how Christian Benford fits into the defense, the offensive line depth and much more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Bills trade up for CB Kaiir Elam

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 23:18


    Joe Buscaglia reacts to the Bills decision to move up from pick 25 to pick 23 in order to select CB Kaiir Elam out of the University of Florida. Will Elam step right onto the field to Sean McDermott's defense? Did trading up make sense?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Bills draft preview & mailbag

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 66:49


    Joe Buscaglia is counting down to the NFL Draft by answering your most pressing Bills' questions. Will Buffalo take a CB in the top 3 rounds? Are the Giants trade friends with Brian Daboll now in New York? What are the most pressing gaps on the roster? What is one Brandon Beane move no one is expecting? Joe discusses all of that and much more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Breaking down Brandon Beane's pre-draft press conference + Jordan Poyer's contract dispute

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 60:54


    Joe Buscaglia and Matthew Bové discuss their takeaways from Brandon Beane's pre-draft press conference. They examine the different positions the Bills could go in the first round as well as the options to trade up or trade back. Then, they talk about the latest with Jordan Poyer's contract and whether or not he will have a long-term future in Buffalo. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Bills extend Stefon Diggs + Buffalo's top positions to address in the NFL Draft with Alaina Getzenberg

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2022 78:37


    The Bills have locked down Stefon Diggs, signing the WR to a 4-year, $104 million contract extension. Joe Buscaglia and ESPN's Alaina Getzenberg discuss the deal, the importance of getting it done now and how Buffalo has looked to eliminate distractions this offseason. Plus, what direction will Brandon Beane go in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft? They share potential positions they believe could be addressed early in the draft. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Von Miller agrees to six-year deal with Bills

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2022 48:45


    Von Miller is headed to Buffalo! Joe Buscaglia and Matthew Bové discuss the huge free agent signing, the details of the contract and what the move says about the Bills' approach to the 2022 season. Plus, they touch on the addition of O. J. Howard, what's next for the Bills and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Bills NFL Combine news & takeaways with Tim Graham

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2022 54:02


    Joe Buscaglia is joined by Tim Graham as the NFL Combine is underway in Indianapolis. What news nuggets did they gather from the Sean McDermott as he took the podium and what is the Bills chatter at the Combine? Joe & Tim discuss on a new Buffalo Beat. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Bills' offseason preview & roster questions

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 19, 2022 71:05


    With the 2021 NFL season officially over, Joe Buscaglia and Matthew Bové discuss what the Bills need to do this offseason to get them back to the playoffs potentially to the Super Bowl next year. They dive into the defensive end conversation and what they believe Buffalo should do at the position. They also talk about the wide receivers in free agency and the draft as well as much more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Ken Dorsey promoted to OC, the addition of Joe Brady & Bills' salary cap decisions

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 4, 2022 60:15


    Joe Buscaglia discusses Brian Daboll's departure to the Giants and the promotion of Ken Dorsey to offensive coordinator. He also weighs in on the hiring of Joe Brady as QB coach and the insurance policy it provides to the staff. Then, Joe dives into the big salary cap decisions the Bills face this offseason. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Bills fall to Chiefs in heartbreaking overtime finish in NFL Divisional Round

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 77:51


    Joe Buscaglia and Matthew Bové try and make sense of the Bills' 42-36 OT loss to the Chiefs in the NFL Divisional Round. They go play-by-play breaking down the final few minutes of regulation and what went wrong for Buffalo in the last 13 seconds. They also look ahead to the offseason and the key questions facing Brandon Beane and Sean McDermott. They wrap by handing out their final awards of the season.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    NFL Divisional Round: Bills-Chiefs preview with Nate Taylor

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 78:01


    The NFL Divisional Round takes the Bills back to Kansas City for a rematch with the Chiefs. Joe Buscaglia discusses what is different from the last time these two teams played before he welcomes The Athletic's Nate Taylor to the show. They break down the matchup, the quarterbacks and much more. Joe wraps with his prediction for the game.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Bills blow out Patriots in historic 47-17 win

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2022 71:59


    Despite the frigid temperatures, Josh Allen and the Bills' offense were hotter than ever as they crushed the Patriots 47-17 in the wild-card round. Joe Buscaglia and Matthew Bové break down the stellar performance from Allen and where he ranks among the NFL's elite QBs. They also discuss Buffalo's WR depth, another big performance from the defense and what's next in the AFC. Finally, they hand out their game awards. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    NFL Wild Card: Bills-Patriots preview, round 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 86:08


    Joe Buscaglia and Matthew Fairburn are back together for round three to preview the Bills and Patriots wild-card matchup. They discuss the injury status of both rosters, how the weather could play a role on Saturday night and what adjustments they expect in the game plans from the previous two meetings. Finally, they weigh in on the spread and the over/under before giving their predictions for the contest.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Bills win AFC East and face Patriots in wild-card round

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 73:10


    Joe Buscaglia and Matthew Bové discuss the Bills AFC East title before looking ahead to the wild-card round and their matchup with the New England Patriots. They break down their initial thoughts on the opponent, how the third meeting impacts the game plan and much more. They also hand out their Week 18 awards.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    How the Bills match up against potential AFC playoff opponents + previewing Week 18 vs. Jets with Connor Hughes

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2022 61:13


    Joe Buscaglia starts the show by breaking down the Bills' potential playoff opponents. He dives deep into the numbers to determine which team would be the best matchup for Buffalo. Then, The Athletic's Connor Hughes joins the show to preview the Jets and Zach Wilson. Finally, Joe gives his game predictions for Week 18.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Bills clinch playoff berth with 29-15 win over Falcons

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 70:05


    The Bills are headed back to the playoffs! Joe Buscaglia and Matthew Bové recap Buffalo's 29-15 win over the Falcons. They discuss Josh Allen's down day and how Atlanta was able to hang around. They also talk about a big game for Ed Oliver, Harrison Phillips and the defense. Finally, who would the Bills want to face in the playoffs? They examine the seeding before handing out their game awards.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Breaking down the Bills' depth at wide receiver + discussing Josh Allen, the AFC playoff picture and more with Sheil Kapadia

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 63:12


    What will the Bills' offense look like with all of the wide receivers back? Joe Buscaglia breaks down how Buffalo could use their depth at the position. Then, The Athletic's Sheil Kapadia joins the show to discuss why he's never lost faith in Josh Allen and the Bills and who he believes is the biggest threat in the AFC. Finally, Joe wraps by previewing the Falcons and giving his game prediction.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Josh Allen excels as Bills defeat Patriots 33-21

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 76:45


    Josh Allen shines as the Bills top the Patriots in Foxboro. Joe Buscaglia and Matthew Bové break down the 33-21 win. They discuss Allen's big day, Isaiah McKenzie's role in the offense and how the victory impacts the Bills' playoff chances. They also look ahead to the remaining two games and hand out their weekly awards. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Bills prepare for rematch with Patriots

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 68:22


    Matthew Fairburn is back with Joe Buscaglia to preview the rematch between the Bills and Patriots. They begin by discussing the COVID-19 implications on the game and the impact it is having across the league. Then, they dive into New England's loss to the Colts, the urgency to score first and how the two game plans will differ from the first meeting. They wrap by giving out their predictions for the matchup.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Bills take care of Panthers with test against Patriots looming

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 76:22


    Joe Buscaglia and Matthew Bové discuss their observations from the Bills' 31-14 win over the Panthers. They discuss Josh Allen's day, the offensive line and Harrison Phillips' success this season. Then, they shift their attention to next week's crucial matchup with the Patriots. They talk about New England's loss to the Colts, what they're looking to see from Sean McDermott and Brian Daboll and much more. Finally, they close things out with their game awards.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Grading the Bills' defensive ends + previewing the Panthers with Joe Person

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 60:46


    Joe Buscaglia begins the show by discussing Josh Allen's injury status for Sunday before diving into the film of the Bills' defensive ends. He explains what he's seen from Gregory Rousseau and A.J. Epenesa this season and expectations for the position moving forward. Then, The Athletic's Joe Person joins the show to preview the Panthers. They talk about Carolina's QB situation, their predictions for the game and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Bills unable to complete comeback, fall to Buccaneers 33-27

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 83:45


    Joe Buscaglia and Matthew Bové break down the Bills' overtime loss to the Buccaneers. They discuss Buffalo's bad start, how they responded in the second half and Josh Allen's injury. They also talk about Sean McDermott's 4th down decision-making and Gabriel Davis' impact on the offense. They wrap by handing out their game awards. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Diving into the Bills' offense + breaking down the Buccaneers with Greg Auman

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 62:31


    Can the Bills' rebound against the Buccaneers? Joe Buscaglia discusses what he saw on film vs. the Patriots and the missed opportunities on offense. Then, The Athletic's Greg Auman joins the show to preview the matchup with Tampa Bay. They talk about Tom Brady, the Buccaneers' defense and much more. Joe wraps by giving his prediction for the game.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Takeaways from the Bills' 14-10 loss to the Patriots

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 67:06


    Joe Buscaglia and Matthew Bové have plenty to unpack from the Bills' 14-10 loss to the Patriots. They discuss what's going on between Sean McDermott and Brian Daboll, the problems on both sides of the ball and Buffalo's ceiling vs. expectations this year. They also look ahead to the final five games of the season and hand out their weekly awards.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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