Great Win For Bills [4:42 PM]
Bills Daily reports: 'A win – and a satisfying win at that. Defense looked very solid. Manuel rebounded hugely from his terrible game a week before. Despite having the top two receivers out of the lineup, two young speedsters stepped up and showed their promise. The Bills actually took advantage of opportunities and didn’t beat themselves – these are the games you want to see.'
Against Jets, Manuel Was QB The Bills Expected [11:34 AM]
Olean Times Herald reports: 'Over the years, Bills’ quarterbacks have said that it isn’t the snow or the rain that make it tough to play at Ralph Wilson Stadium ... it’s the wind, uncontested. On Sunday, Manuel passed that test and did so impressively.'
Bills’ Carpenter passes weather test [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“He’s a real pro. Nothing really gets to him, which is great as a kicker,” said long snapper Garrison Sanborn. “He’s got a great mindset — ‘I’m just going to go out there and kick it.’ He’s real relaxed, and he’s very talented.”'
Byrd still may fly away [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'I’m convinced that Byrd would have been on the field in the opener if the Bills had given him a long-term contract, instead of a one-year franchise deal. You can vilify him for milking the plantar fasciitis, but Byrd wasn’t going to play hurt for a team that wouldn’t give him what he considered fair value. It was the only leverage he had.'
Charges possible for fan who fell at Bills game [1:57 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“We don’t think it was intentional,” said one source close to the case. “It was reckless what he did.”'
Dan Carpenter getting it done for Buffalo Bills [1:56 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: '“I’ve always known I can kick the ball,” Carpenter said. “I ended the year last year going 16 for 17, so it wasn’t any thought where, ‘Oh, I’m done, I can’t kick the ball anymore.’ ”'
Bills ban fan caught on video falling from stands; charges possible [1:55 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'Savidge said he was looking around and talking with other spectators when a man slid down a handrail and flipped backward, falling about 30 feet onto another fan. Savidge said he saw the falling spectator out of the corner of his eye as he crashed into the other fan's neck and flipped again, landing a couple of rows in front of him.'
Turmoil behind him, Byrd settles in for stretch with Bills [1:54 AM]
Erie Times News reports: '"Honestly, I'm over that," Byrd said. "Like I said, I am who I am. You can't change it now. We've got to win. I've been here for four years. I want to win games here."'
Banged-up Bills get chance to rest during bye week [1:53 AM]
AP reports: '"I think it's important for all of us to be able to get off our feet, heal as much as we can," Williams said. "You've been going since training camp. So even if it's just a few days, it's time to decompress, get away from it, and then come back next week ready to go."'
Fan's fall from deck at NY stadium caught on video [1:52 AM]
AP reports: 'Erie County sheriff's spokeswoman Mary Murray says the fall is being investigated and charges may be filed. Police aren't releasing the men's names because of the investigation and aren't commenting on their condition, citing privacy laws.'
Marrone giving players plenty of rest with Bills late bye [1:51 AM]
WGR-AM reports: '"I've never experienced a bye this late," head coach Doug Marrone said on Monday.'
Bills starting WRs could be back after bye [1:50 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Outside of Jackson's knee injury, the Bills have only two other players that could have been in question for their next game against the Falcons. Starting wide receivers Stevie Johnson (groin) and Robert Woods (ankle) each sat out of the game against the Jets, but look poised to return in time for Buffalo's next contest.'
Byrd, Searcy serving as game changers [1:49 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“It’s hard to explain. It’s just a feel,” Byrd said of his propensity to log two interceptions in a game. “You just go out there, you study, you prepare. Coaches do a great job of getting us in position to make plays and you just go out there and make plays. That’s really what it is, just getting a feel back for the game.”'
Doug Marrone: ''It was a very good win for us'' [1:48 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'For me, I’m taking an approach that they kind of feel that way. They have not relayed that to me, but I’m just taking that approach of here it is right now, let’s just get ourselves healthy, let’s get ready to make a push and let’s go.'
C.J. Spiller to play without ankle braces [1:47 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Yeah, just give another week, we can let it rest and continue to heal. It’s definitely getting better; it’s going to feel good not to play with the brace son for the remainder of the season.'
Both men released from ECMC following fall from stadium deck at Bills game [12:40 PM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Both men were treated at the scene, then taken by ambulance to Erie County Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. They were released from ECMC early Sunday evening, authorities said.'
Manuel with a statement win over the Jets [10:29 AM]
Olean Times Herald reports: '“When you look at quarterbacks that have thrown well in bad weather, it’s mostly guys that have a good arm — it doesn’t have to be great — and big hands. EJ had the first or second biggest hands (at the Combine) and that was one of the factors in picking (him).”'
Bills’ pressure defense neutralizes Jets [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“We knew if we got after him, we could get in his head and he would throw us the ball some,” said Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus. “That’s exactly what happened. He’s a young quarterback, and we just had to get after him.”'
Byrd’s day is tasty in Bills’ win [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“I’m having a lot of fun,” he said. “I’ve kind of gotten comfortable and a feel for everyone in the locker room. There are just great guys in here. ... A lot of people use that saying of ‘family,’ but it really is. You can go out there and just play with your brothers out there and just have fun. There’s nothing like it.”'
Bills put WRs Goodwin, Graham on speed dial [1:57 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“Those guys are very good vertical receivers,” Manuel said. “They stepped up huge for us.”'
Manuel deserves a hand after big-time bounce-back effort [1:56 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Instead, on a day when his running game was stagnant and his top wide receivers (Stevie Johnson and Robert Woods) were out with injuries, Manuel played his finest game as a Bill, soundly outplaying his rookie counterpart, Geno Smith.'
Pettine’s scheme lets Bills’ defense man up [1:55 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“All losses sting, but I can’t tell the lie and say it didn’t matter. It hurt,” Pettine said of the first meeting. “Just like I can’t tell the lie that this one didn’t mean a little bit more today. It wasn’t about me the last time, and it’s not about me this time. I have a great staff who did a really good job preparing the guys this week.”'
Marrone prods Spiller to hold O-line accountable [1:54 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Buffalo Bills coach Doug Marrone suggested after Sunday’s game that Spiller should get into his offensive linemen’s grills about blocking better.'
Bills-Jets quarter by quarter [1:53 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Gov. Cuomo was watching from the press box. Jim Kelly and his nephew, Clemson QB Chad Kelly, watched from the sidelines. Andre Reed and Thurman Thomas were in the house.'
2 injured in fall from stadium deck at Bills game [1:52 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The Erie County Sheriff’s Office said that a report on the incident would be issued today.'
Bills defeat the Jets [1:51 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'An announced crowd of 68,036 watched on a warm, windy and gray day as the Bills offense, ranked 24th in scoring in the NFL, erupted for 20 points in a 2:50 span before halftime.'
Andre Reed preaches patience [1:50 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: '"The team hasn't been to the playoffs in 13 years, and everything is based on that kind of perspective," he said. "So when things don't go right, I think a lot of the fans revert back to that. Patience, I'm telling you. This is how the league is. If you aren't Peyton Manning or Tom Brady or Drew Brees or any of those dudes, it's not going to happen overnight."'
Bills' Jairus Byrd makes statement in win over Jets [1:49 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: '"I don't know if I was any different,'' said Byrd, who missed the season's first five games battling plantar fasciitis in both feet following his long summer holdout. "You are who you are it's just that I hadn't played the game in awhile. It was just a matter of feeling comfortable in the system and in the game. Hopefully I'm headed in the right direction.'''
Manuel had time to throw the ball [1:48 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'Now, the trick is to keep building. Bad time for a bye week.'
Report card [1:47 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'Snapping a three-game losing streak at home against an AFC East rival made for a pretty nice day for the Bills, who finally had a slew of breaks go their way. Seeing Manuel prove himself in challenging November conditions, throwing the deep ball, was a positive development as was the attacking play of the defense that set the day’s tone. Coach Doug Marrone’s team really needed this one.'
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