Bills-Patriots Preview [1:39 AM]
AP reports: '"I know we have improved as a football team," said Ryan, whose club has won three of four on the road. "How much have we improved? We are going to find out on Monday."'
Ryan concedes AFC East title [1:38 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: '"Does (winning) give us an opportunity to win the division? No," Ryan said matter-of-factly. "They are going to win the division. I don't see them losing four games, you know, in the upcoming things. I hope I'm wrong, but I don't see it happening."'
Bills RB Williams perfect complement to McCoy [1:37 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: '"Just in camp," said McCoy. "I mean the plays he's made. Bigger back. A lot of bigger backs aren't as explosive as Karlos. Karlos has explosion to him and he does different things outside of the box. So he can do a lot and I mean G-Ro (offensive coordinator Greg Roman) will really utilize him in the best ways."'
Week 11 Preview: Bills at Patriots [1:36 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: 'Patriots 26-19.'
Bills' Rex Ryan on Patriots: 'Of course they want to bury me' [1:35 AM]
ESPN reports: '"Of course they want to bury me," Ryan said Thursday. "No question they want to beat me. But this is nothing to do with me, it's something to do with our team. Yeah, they want to put us away, there's no question. When you look at it from their perspective, right now we're second in the division, so of course they're gonna try to do whatever they can.'
Rex: ''I want what Patriots have'' [1:34 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Then, when asked if he’s obsessed with the Super Bowl champions, he said, although it’s “no different than any other week…..I want what they have. They’ve won some rings or whatever. I won’t be kissing them, but I respect them. I admire the fact they’ve been that successful through the years, but that’s what I’m chasing.”'
Patriots Game Preview [1:33 AM]
Bills Daily reports: 'Patriots 30, Bills 24.'
Will Gronk pick up the slack for Patriots? [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“It’s definitely a lot of obstacles to overcome, and it’s not easy to do,” Gronkowski said Wednesday during a conference call. “It’s not like you just turn a switch on and someone replaces them just like that … it takes time. Everyone has to come together, go out to practice, feel the chemistry out with each other and make sure everyone is paying attention, that they know what they’re doing going out to practice, making sure you’re blocking the right guy, getting the right guy and working hard together so” when game day comes, “everyone is on the same page, we’re executing as an offense and we can keep on doing what we’ve been doing.”'
Bills’ secondary seeks redemption in rematch against Brady [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“Of course,” said safety Duke Williams. “When someone puts up numbers like that on a defense like ours, it’s a concern. We’re better than we were then. We went back, watched film, watched our mistakes and figured out what we need to do better. And we’re going to get it done on Monday.”'
Jones becomes defensive force for Patriots [1:57 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"I think he's doing a great job," Dunbar said. "The things we're seeing, he's getting acclimated to as far as the quarterback getting the ball out of his hands. But he's a big, big athletic kid who's playing well. And I think the guys gravitate to him. Kyle is not in there so he's basically become our ringleader and he's done a great job."'
Vic Carucci's 3 Bills thoughts: Toning down the emotion, making progress, missing Kyle Williams [1:56 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'So far, it seems as if Rex Ryan is taking a less emotional approach to facing the Patriots this time.'
Penalties are killing the NFL [1:55 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'It begins with the rules. Not only are there too many, there are too many that no one understands, and at the very top of the list is the definition of what a pass reception is. I'm not sure the geniuses at Harvard, Yale, or MIT can figure it out, let alone the rest of us.'
Oh yes, it's good to be Gronk [1:54 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: '“The only mission we’re on right now is the Buffalo Bills, doing our best and being mentally and physically ready when it comes to Monday night to face a very good and competitive Buffalo Bills football team,’’ said the New England Patriots larger-than-life, fun-loving and most excellent 26-year-old tight end during a conference call with sportswriters Wednesday.'
Bills safety Rambo wins AFC defensive honor [1:53 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'The third-year pro out of Georgia is the second Bill to win AFC defensive player of the week this season, joining linebacker Preston Brown who had an interception return for a touchdown in Week 3 against Miami. Rambo is the first Bills defensive back to bring home defensive player of the week honors since safety Jairus Byrd in Week 6 of the 2012 season.'
First Super Season Week 11: Blanking the hapless Pats [1:52 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'Rookie CB J.D. Williams, who was making his first NFL start because Kirby Jackson was out with hamstring injury, made an end zone interception with 1:51 left that preserved a 7-0 lead. Thurman Thomas then ran for career-long 80-yard TD on the next play to put the game away.'
Buffalo Bills make a wish come true [1:51 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'On Nov. 6, he arrived at the Bills’ practice facility in a limo with his family and he signed an official employment agreement with the NFL team.'
Bills vs. Patriots on Monday Night Football brings up bad memories for Leodis McKelvin [1:50 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: '"That's a memory in my head because it's something that happened, and something happened after the game that made it more memorable other than me just fumbling the ball," McKelvin said Tuesday as the Bills prepared to play the Patriots on Monday Night Football for the first time since that game. "I've fumbled the ball a couple times in my 25 years of playing football. It happens. That was just one of the critical moments of the game."
Bills have Giant plans for Tom Brady [1:49 AM]
Boston Herald reports: '“I think we’ve learned from the mistakes that were made in the Giants game. Now we have to put them to use in the Buffalo game,” guard Josh Kline said yesterday. “They have a lot of guys that can cause problems up front. Rex (Ryan) is a good coach. They’ll be a lot of problems we’ll have to solve on Monday.”'
Brady knows Patriots will have to be ready for anything in Bills rematch [1:48 AM]
Providence Journal reports: 'The Rex Ryan-coached Bills didn’t blitz Brady as much as most everyone expected when they met in September, although they did sack him twice and officially hit him another three times.'
Patriots offense preparing for impressive Buffalo Bills rookie CB Ronald Darby [1:47 AM]
Springfield Republican reports: '"I think they're both playing very well," Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said on Wednesday. "They've been in on a lot of plays. They've made a lot of plays breaking up passes. They tackle well. They do a good job of hitting the receivers, re-routing them at the line of scrimmage. They're good. They're a really solid defensive football team, but that position has been very strong for them this year."'
Rex, Bills ready to prove how far they've come since week 2 loss to Pats [1:46 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Cornerback Stephon Gilmore agrees with Ryan’s assessment about the communication improving on defense. “I just think we’re getting used to each other, used to the coaches,” he said. “With new coaches coming in, we’re just getting used to how everybody likes playing, just go out there and just know each other.”'
Rambo named AFC Defensive Player of the Week [1:45 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Rambo posted a game-sealing interception late in the fourth quarter, as well as a fumble recovery and two forced fumbles—including one returned for a touchdown by fellow safety Duke Williams in the Bills 22-17 win.'
Brady impressed by Bills defensive improvements [1:44 AM]
WKBW-TV reports: '"I was a little disappointed from my study to see that they are playing as well as they were. That's part of it. You're going to go up against good players, and they have good players. We've got to still figure out how to move the ball down the field."'
Sammy Watkins remembers ''Snowvember'' [1:43 AM]
WKBW-TV reports: '"It was insane for me, because I never really experienced a snow storm or been in snow, so I was kind of amazed when it first started dropping,” he said. “Then I woke up and I'm like, wait, like something seriously is wrong."'
LeSean McCoy likes Monday night lights [1:42 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“LeSean McCoy is playing very, very well right now in both the run and the passing game,” said New England defensive coordinator Matt Patricia. “This guy is dynamic. He’s explosive. [He’s" target="_blank"> very quick, very fast. [He" target="_blank"> can take the ball to the edge and can cut it back on a dime. He’s got a great jump-cut. His ability to make people miss in space is the best in the league. This is a guy that’s been very productive for them, a guy that looks obviously like he’s healthy and at full-strength and very dynamic so they’re doing a good job with him in the run game.”'
Bills S Bacarri Rambo named AFC Defensive Player of the Week [1:41 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'A third-year player out of Georgia, Rambo is the second Bill to win AFC defensive player of the week this season—joining Preston Brownwhose week three performance earned him the honors. Rambo is the first Bills defensive back to bring home defensive player of the week honors since S Jairus Byrd in week six of the 2012 season.'
For Bills, Woods finds himself in a new role [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“That’s my role here — blocking receiver,” Woods said. “Get these guys going. Other teams, other roles, everything’s different. But this role here for me is to get these guys free.”'
Despite his super-fast throws, Bills need to focus on Brady [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"If he throws for 800 yards, if that happens, I'll join my brother," said Ryan, referencing Rob who was fired by the Saints. "Brady will try to do that, you watch. There's always different things and each team goes through injuries. Do they affect you and things like that? Apparently, they're not supposed to affect our team but they're supposed to affect everybody else's. I'll leave it at that."'
A year ago, Bills pull off win despite epic storm [1:57 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“I woke up Wednesday morning, getting ready to go to practice, and I couldn’t open my door,” defensive tackle Corbin Bryant said. “I was panicking, like ‘Oh, man, I’m going to be late.’ But then they sent out a text that said practice was canceled. Nobody could get out."'
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