Bills Pull Away From Niners 45-16 [12:57 AM]
Bills Daily reports: 'Total team effort in the win.'
Bills run all over 49ers for blowout win [12:56 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'McCoy spearheaded the Buffalo effort with three rushing touchdowns and 140 yards on the ground and the Bills offense went four for four in the red zone. Their 45 points scored was Buffalo’s highest total since scoring 49 on Nov. 21, 2010 at Cincinnati.'
LeSean McCoy's engine running hot [12:56 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“He’s phenomenal,” Bills center Eric Wood said. “He’s a great back. The longer we play with him, the more comfortable we are all getting with each other’s style. And he is hitting it right now. He is hitting holes and playing extremely well.”'
Defense locks it down... again [12:55 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“That was huge,” said Lorenzo Alexander. “We had an all-out blitz on both of those plays. It was pretty much who was going to be more physical? You knew they wanted to run the ball and try to convert there to keep themselves in the game. They were still in striking distance at that point and we pretty much stood up and balled out on that and made both tackles.”'
What they're saying: Bills players discuss their fourth straight victory [12:54 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'I’m just going to be honest with you. You know last year I played okay. I was hurt, you know. Instead of sitting out and not playing I would rather go out there and be 75-80% and that’s how I am, that’s how I’ve been. And another thing, it’s the guys up front. I mean, they’re really getting their blocks. They’re hitting every time. There’s not a favorite left or right, they’re all blocking together.'
Bills-49ers: Look who’s a big favorite [10:20 AM]
Olean Times Herald reports: 'And today, they’re more than a touchdown favorite over the 49ers (1-4) who, after an impressive win over Los Angeles in the opener, have lost four straight.'
For Bills’ McCoy, beef with Kelly far ‘in the past’ [10:18 AM]
Olean Times Herald reports: '“(It’s) way behind me,” he said of his outburst. “I think it was more just the team than Chip. Going back to my old team where I did so much there ... I got there at 20 years old. I was there for quite some time so I think more it had to do with just going back home. My hometown is an hour away … (it was) more than just dealing with Chip.'
Everything you need to know for Bills-49ers, plus five things to watch [10:17 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Can Lorenzo Alexander and the pass rush keep it up? The outside linebacker leads the NFL with seven sacks, which would have made you a rich person if you bet that in Vegas before the season. As a team, the Bills have 17 sacks through Week Five. The franchise record through six games is 21, set in 2013.'
Remembering 1992's legendary Bills-49ers 'No Punt Game' [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Bills quarterback Jim Kelly and his 49ers counterpart, Steve Young, both threw for more than 400 yards in a performance reminiscent of their USFL duels. While 400 yards has become more commonplace in today’s pass-happy NFL, it was a rarity in 1992. In fact, there wasn’t a single other 400-yard passing performance that entire season, by any quarterback.'
McCoy still carries that Chip on his shoulder [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"For sure, that's way behind me," McCoy said. "I’ve never had a real issue with him. You know, some things we didn’t see eye-to-eye. I mean that’s tons of players and coaches. I think ours is more vocal and kinda immediate which is different from other players, but I have no issue with him."'
Kaepernick's anthem kneel-down is no passing fad [1:57 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'Will Kaepernick’s message gain volume if he plays well and turns around San Francisco’s season? Will it be muted if the 49ers, who are 1-4, continue to lose?'
Buffalo Bills-San Francisco 49ers: Preview, predictions [1:56 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'Bills 31, 49ers 16.'
Jim Monos a GM candidate if Buffalo Bills keep winning, says NFLN's Schrager [1:55 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: '"If you look at the Bills right now, Doug Whaley is the GM. These two guys work together and some of these draft picks, right? Preston Brown, Ronald Darby you go through the names that these guys have brought in, players like Nickell Robey-Coleman, a guy that we just had on the show."'
NFL analyst Cosell on why Kaepernick's regressed, why Kelly’s offence maybe isn’t t [1:54 AM]
Toronto Sun reports: 'In short, Kap lacks touch on his passes. That became more pronounced, and more noticeable, in the final year of head coach Jim Harbaugh’s brief reign, 2011-14. The issue became chronic under Jim Tomsula’s one-year tutelage, 2015.'
Bills/49ers preview: notes and stats [1:53 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'QB Tyrod Taylor aims for 4th win in row vs. NFC.'
5 things to watch in Bills - 49ers (10/15/16) [1:52 AM]
WKBW-TV reports: 'Although the switch to Colin Kaepernick at quarterback should bring some pause, and will likely result in some big gains early in the game, this should be a game that playoff teams win.'
Tackling private parking-lot misbehavior outside Bills games [4:39 PM]
Buffalo News reports: '“I would say more than 90 percent of the individuals we deal with, that we make arrests on, are impaired by alcohol or drugs or both,” Orchard Park Police Chief Mark F. Pacholec said.'
Bills, NFL ratings here down from 2015, but close to 2014 levels [4:38 PM]
Buffalo News reports: 'I’ll be honest: I find it increasingly difficult to watch an entire NFL game that doesn’t involve the Bills because even close games haven’t been that exciting.'
Stout red-zone defense helps power Bills winning streak [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“Field goals instead of touchdowns are the difference between wins and losses,” defensive end Jerel Worthy said. “Especially with the game today, a lot of teams aren’t that far off from being championship teams. The margin of error is very small.'
Clay credits offseason work with Taylor, play-calling for solid production [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'When Clay draws those favorable one-on-one matchups -- which is practically every time he runs a route -- Taylor seeks to take advantage of them rather than going to one of his wide receivers ... or pulling the ball down and running.'
Bills WR Kolby Listenbee still experiencing pain as earliest possible return date nears [1:57 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"I'm progressing everyday. I still have some pain but I'm getting better," said Listenbee, who ran a 4.39 in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine before getting the injury fixed. "My training's been helping me out. I've been running, getting conditioned, lifting weights. If it's God's will, I can play next week, but we're just taking it day by day."'
The 2013 draft might be worst ever for QBs [1:56 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'No quarterback from the 2013 class is currently an NFL starter. There is at least one starter from every other draft going back to 2007 (all you need to know is that Trent Edwards was the prize of that class). The Jets' Geno Smith has the most starts (29) and yards (5,836) of the QBs from the '13 draft. Any Bills fan who remembers Smith throwing three picks in the first several minutes against the Bills two years ago would argue that Smith isn't even a decent NFL backup.'
Bills-49ers injury report: Marcell Dareus doubtful [1:55 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'None of the Bills players have been declared out yet for the game, though nine players are questionable.'
Bills convinced 49ers, with Kaepernick, are no pushover [1:54 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: '“They’re a team that’s 1-4, going through a change, looking for a spark; we did the exact same thing a few weeks ago, and I really do expect it to be our toughest game of the season and we’re preparing that way,” said Williams. “They’re a team that’s hungry for a win. If we get too far ahead of ourselves and we don’t focus, we’ll get beat.”'
49ers' Kaepernick out front, back under center on racism [1:53 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'It will be Kaepernick’s first time under center since stepping out front and center on the issue of racism in America. His cause, in line with the Black Lives Matter movement, became known after a preseason game on Aug. 20 against Green Bay when it was first noticed that he was not standing for the national anthem. He now takes a knee in deference to the military, a practice that has caught on in many places across the country, including Rochester.'
Lorenzo Alexander discusses journeyman label, sack total and Shaq Lawson with MMQB [1:52 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'Journeymen don't usually play for one team, in this case Washington, for seven seasons and they certainly don't go to the Pro Bowl as Alexander did in 2012. Alexander has good reason to dislike being labeled as a journeyman.'
Rex Ryan says Bills aren't good enough to overlook 49ers, despite big point spread [1:51 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'It begs the question whether the Bills, who are on a three-game winning streak, can play as well as a big favorite. The Bills haven't been this big a favorite since 2009. Rex Ryan hasn't been this big a favorite since 2011. After three emotional wins, Ryan doesn't want his team thinking it gets a break against San Francisco.'
Bills GM Doug Whaley thinks Tyrod Taylor has taken a step forward in 2016 [1:50 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: '"I think he's better," Whaley said. "The one thing you can definitely hang your hat on is he does not turn the ball over. The other thing that we're seeing now is like I said, he's doing whatever it takes to get this team to put points on the board. That's what it takes. Until they change the rules, if we score more points than the other team, let's just figure out a way to do that. So I think he's just continuing to get better and better. He's taking the team on his back in different ways."'
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