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When he took charge of a Bills team that had won only four times over their previous two seasons, Bill Polian was confident they would one day achieve success.
His dreams quickly became reality.
Polian, the architect of the Bills' glory years when the team won four straight AFC championships in the early 1990s, became the 28th member of the Bills' Wall of Fame on Sunday in a ceremony at halftime of their game against the Tennessee Titans.
''We talked about (the Super Bowl) almost from Day 1,'' Polian said. ''That was our goal. So we weren't surprised when we got there. We reached our goal, but didn't quite finish the job. But no one else is ever going to go to four Super Bowls again. It was truly one of the greatest teams in the history of the NFL.''
Hired in 1986, Polian was the Bills' general manager for seven seasons. In one of his first moves, he was able to convince quarterback Jim Kelly to sign with the Bills to start the...
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INDIANAPOLIS -- Colts coach Chuck
Pagano watched Sunday's game from home, hours after being released from
an Indianapolis hospital.
Interim coach Bruce Arians provided the update following Indy's 17-13 victory over Cleveland.
Pagano has missed Indy's last three
games after being diagnosed with leukemia. He had been in the hospital
Colts outside linebacker Robert Mathis will miss his second straight game Sunday, and Indianapolis also will be without defensive Cory Redding.
Both players are inactive.
Mathis and Redding both have knee injuries and will be replaced by Jerry Hughes and Ricardo Matthews. Cornerback Darius Butler, running back Donald Brown, defensive end Fili Moala, left guard Joe Reitz and nose...
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