Johnson tries to play through emotional pain of mother’s passing [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“I felt I went all week with the boys and whatever I can do to help out the team,” Johnson said. “I felt I should give it my all no matter what. It was tough, but we got the win, and I’m happy about that. I’m sure she’s happy about that.”'
Marrone lets EJ right his own ship [1:57 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'And that’s what happened at EverBank Field. Manuel, who was frightfully bad for a quarter, turned coolly efficient thereafter, throwing for two touchdowns and running for another as the Bills beat the Jaguars, 27-20, giving Manuel the first road victory of his brief NFL career.'
Jackson, Spiller get rolling after slow start [1:56 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Doug Marrone wanted accountability from his players and staff. Looks like he got it this week. The Bills won for only the second time in seven games and snapped a two-game losing streak. A week after committing 11 penalties for 114 yards, the Bills had seven for 67 yards, and none of them were too costly. The game was strategized and managed well.'
Quarterly Report: Bills 27, Jaguars 20 [1:55 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'he Bills made a defensive stand with just over 3 minutes to go. Jim Leonhard stopped Jordan Todman for a 4-yard loss back to the Buffalo 5. Two plays later Stephon Gilmore intercepted a Henne pass in the back of the end zone.'
Bills beat Jaguars 27-20 [1:54 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'In the end, the Jaguars made a few more, and Buffalo escaped with a 27-20 victory at half-empty EverBank Field.'
Manuel well aware he needs to improve [1:53 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: '"He's hard on himself, and we all understand it's a difficult position," Marrone said. "If everyone on this team was being evaluated like a quarterback, you can find a lot of things that are going on that's not consistent. For him, does he have to get better? Yes he does, in a lot of areas, and he is, even though at times you can't see it in the performance."'
Stevie Johnson plays with a heavy heart for Bills [1:52 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: '“When I found out, I was already here,” said Johnson, who graciously talked to reporters following Buffalo’s 27-20 victory over Jacksonville. “I talked to coach and coach gave me the option (to play or not). I went all week with the boys, and whatever I can do to help out the team, I think I should give it my all no matter what. It was tough, we got the win, and I’m sure she’s happy about that.”'
EJ Manuel made big-time throw [1:51 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'The Bills just happened to make a few less mistakes than the Jaguars and pulled the game out.'
Report card [1:50 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'The Bills won, and that’s all that matters, but they sure made the putrid, injury-depleted Jaguars look good at times. There were a few times where they could have put the game away, but they let the Jaguars hang on, and it took a fourth-quarter push to finish off the victory.'
Secondary stands out in good-enough performance [1:49 AM]
Canandaigua Daily Messenger reports: 'EJ Manuel started out in the same way he played against Tampa Bay a week earlier — terrible. He was off his mark and threw an early interception. However, after that Manuel was pretty sharp and very efficient, finishing 17 of 24 for 193 yards, two touchdowns and the one pick. He connected with seven of the eight receivers that he targeted. Overall, this was a team he should look good against and he ended up looking OK. Would’ve love to have seen more. C+'
Defense, E.J. Manuel make key plays in Bills' 27-20 win over Jaguars [1:48 AM]
Auburn Citizen reports: 'Sunday was a good victory for Marrone and the Bills. While the Bills struggled early on, the defense played well and eventually the offense got going. It was good, all-around effort. There's still plenty to work on, but Marrone should be pleased with the performance.'
Manuel shakes out of funk, leads Bills to win at Jacksonville [1:47 AM]
Toronto Sun reports: 'EJ Manuel’s rookie scorecard looks like this after 10 NFL starts. Three homefield wins. One homefield loss. Four road losses. One neutral-site loss (at Toronto, ahem).'
Monday's Jacksonville Coverage [1:46 AM]
Momentum, game lost as Jaguars fall to Bills (Florida Times Union)
Jordan Todman solid as starter for Jaguars (Florida Times Union)
Jaguars' Winston Guy steps up at safety with sack-strip (Florida Times Union)
News of Stevie Johnson's mother's death puts Bills in somber mood after 27-20 victory (Florida Times Union)
Don't pin Jaguars' loss on Chad Henne (Florida Times Union)
Rookie Denard Robinson has game worth forgetting (Florida Times Union)
Jaguars Report Card (Florida Times Union)
Four Downs Analysis (Florida Times Union)
Monday Morning Blitz: Bills 27, Jaguars 20 (Florida Times Union)
Monday Morning Quarterback: Bills 27, Jaguars 20 (Florida Times Union)
Photo gallery (Florida Times Union)
Jaguars' Jordan Todman makes most of his starting shot (Fox Sports Florida)
Bills 27, Jaguars 20: Takeaways & observations (Fox Sports Florida)
Photo gallery (Fox Sports Florida)
3 forward, 1 back (WJXT-TV)
First off the Field: Bills 27, Jaguars 20 (Jaguars.com)
Disappointment – not despair (Jaguars.com)
Open Locker Room: Uncaptured moments (Jaguars.com)
Photo gallery 1 (Jaguars.com)
Photo gallery 2 (Jaguars.com)
Photo gallery (BuffaloBills.com)
Photo gallery (Buffalo News)
Photo gallery (Rochester D&C)
Photo gallery (WGRZ-TV)
Manuel leads Bills to 27-20 win at Jaguars [1:45 AM]
AP reports: 'The former Florida State star didn't do anything spectacular, just dinking and dunking the Jaguars for 193 yards. He also ran for 37 yards, including an 8-yard touchdown in the second quarter.'
Bills WR Johnson plays Jaguars with heavy heart [1:44 AM]
AP reports: 'Johnson's mother died unexpectedly Saturday at her Northern California home. Rhonda Lewis was 48. Johnson and the Bills had already arrived in Jacksonville when he heard the devastating news. He sat down with coach Doug Marrone, who gave him the option of leaving or staying for Sunday's game against the Jaguars. He didn't tell anyone else.'
Jaguars' 3-game winning streak ends amid miscues [1:43 AM]
AP reports: '"It was a game of missed opportunities," Jags coach Gus Bradley said. "We didn't play like we're capable of playing, whether it was a fumble, interception, things like that. In the locker room, our hearts are broken right now because of this, but I felt like our spirit is not."'
5 things to know after Bills win 27-20 at Jaguars [1:42 AM]
AP reports: 'The Bills sacked Chad Henne five times, bringing their NFL-leading total to 49 this season. It's one shy of the franchise record set in 1964.'
Jones-Drew, Shorts inactive for Jags against Bills [1:42 AM]
AP reports: 'No starters were among Buffalo's seven inactives. The list included quarterback Jeff Tuel, defensive backs Jonathan Meeks and Brandon Smith, running back Ronnie Wingo, guards Mark Asper and Antoine McClain and tight end Tony Moeaki.'
Buffalo 27, Jacksonville 20 [1:41 AM]
The Sports Network reports: 'Robert Woods had five catches for 82 yards and a touchdown, Frank Summers caught three passes for 16 yards and a score for the Bills (5-9), who snapped a two-game skid. Fred Jackson added 17 carries for 80 yards and C.J. Spiller rushed 13 times for 67 yards.'
Manuel leads Bills over Jaguars [1:40 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: 'Buffalo running backs Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller were held to a total of 34 rushing yards on 16 carries last week at Tampa Bay, but they shined Sunday. The duo, who combined to run for 186 yards in Buffalo's 34-18 home victory against Jacksonville last year, had similar success once again and piled up 147 yards in the win.'
Bills-Jaguars: What we learned [1:39 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: 'Buffalo linebacker Kiko Alonso is making a push for Defensive Rookie of the Year. Alonso, the NFL's second-leading tackler, was questionable coming into Sunday's game due to a knee injury, be he not only played, he finished second on the team with six tackles -- all of them solo.'
Game Wrap: Bills @ Jaguars [1:38 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'In the final frame the Jaguars tied it up on a catch and run by Marcedes Lewis, but Buffalo immediately responded with an 80-yard drive that resulted in a 1-yard touchdown pass to Frank Summers. After the touchdown, Jacksonville chewed up nearly half a quarter of clock with a very long drive. 3rd and goal from the Bills 5 yard line, Stephon Gilmore picked off Henne in the endzone with 3:15 left in the game to help seal the victory.'
Sideline Reactions: Bills 27 - Jaguars 20 [1:37 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'How did the Bills come away with the victory in Jacksonville over the Jaguars? Let's take a look at the game that was...'.
Bills' Manuel takes a baby step [1:36 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'As it turns out, that interception was the low point of the game for the Bills rookie quarterback, who would bounce back and earn his first ever regular season road win. It was a step in the right direction for Manuel but it settles nothing as the season long evaluation of the Florida State product moves to its final two games. Manuel still has plenty to prove.'
Bills defense is a puzzle [1:35 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'What’s confusing to me is the defense. First, where is Mario Williams? After the first half of the season I would’ve named him defensive MVP. He is never noticeable anymore and the sacks are few and far between. It seems like once it looked like the season was over, Williams started going through the motions.'
Manuel Rebounds Slightly [1:34 AM]
WROC-TV reports: 'Interestingly, these next two weeks will be better measuring sticks because the Bills will host a Miami Dolphins team trying to secure a wildcard spot at the Ralph followed by a visit to Foxboro against a New England Patriots team that is battling Denver and Kansas City for home field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs. It would be nice to see solid performances in each of those games by Manuel, who is 4-6 as a starter with 11 TDs and nine picks.'
Immediate reactions: Bills 27, Jaguars 20 [1:33 AM]
Buffalo.com reports: 'Buffalo’s rookie quarterback just refuses to give Bills fans an easy out. Is he the directionless quarterback tossing Losmans at potential receivers, or is he just an inexperienced rookie showing flashes of his future brilliance by spitting dimes downfield and developing a can’t-miss relationship with fellow rook Robert Woods?'
Bills Hold On For 27-20 Road Win [1:32 AM]
Bills Daily reports: 'This game went through many ups and downs at times it they just looked terrible but they looked well enough in spots to gain the victory. What does it mean? Not a lot. Don't think we found out more about Manuel, he was terribly inconsistent once again. Any decent team beats them today but forget all the facts for one night, Sunday nights and Monday mornings are still always better after a Bills win.'
Bills Win Despite Inconsistent Play [1:31 AM]
Bills Daily reports: 'Doug Marrone probably should have went for it on 4th and 3 from the Jags 36 but obviously had little faith in Manuel so he tried the long field goal that was no good. His team bounced back after a slow start but it is on him for having a slow start. They should have been ready to go.'
Bills hang on for 27-20 win in Jacksonville [1:30 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'The Bills defense then made a goal line stand with three minutes remaining as Stephon Gilmore picked off a Chad Henne pass in the back left corner of the end zone.'
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