Williams Leaves Game with Neck Injury [7:47 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'X-rays on his neck proved to be negative and Head Coach Mike Mularkey said doctors will take a closer look at him on Monday. "Obviously, first off, you're worried about the guy," said Bledsoe. "Anytime you see somebody laying on the field like that you are concerned. He's a guy I have a lot of respect for and is an important part of this team."'
Bills, McGahee Run Past Jets [7:00 PM]
NewYorkJets.com reports: '“They came out and played their type of football,” head coach Herm Edwards said. “They were physical and kept the ball for most of the game. They just beat us, and they deserved to win. When we commit 10 fouls, it makes it very difficult to win on the road.”'
Buffalo 22, NY Jets 17 [4:46 PM]
AP reports: 'Quincy Carter took over, and completed a 51-yard touchdown pass to Santana Moss, cutting the Bills' lead to 22-17 with 4:06 remaining. The Bills responded with an eight-play, 37-yard drive to run out the clock. They might have caught a break in extending that final drive when officials ruled Evans kept both feet inbounds on a 27-yard reception up the right sideline on third-and-8 with 2:31 remaining. But the Jets were unable to challenge after having used their three timeouts.'
Buffalo 22, NY Jets 17 [4:46 PM]
Sportsticker reports: 'Chad Pennington struggled against the wind. The conditions had no effect on Willis McGahee's power running.'
Buffalo 22, NY Jets 17 [4:45 PM]
The Sports Network reports: 'Willis McGahee ran for 132 yards and a touchdown to lead the Buffalo Bills to a 22-17 victory over the New York Jets at Ralph Wilson Stadium. McGahee now has reached the 100-yard mark in all three of his starts, all won by the Bills (3-5).'
Bills' OT Williams taken off in ambulance [4:41 PM]
The Sports Network reports: 'An immobilized Williams gave a thumbs up as he was put in the ambulance. He was then taken to the locker room for x-rays on his neck and back, which were negative, and reportedly had movement in all extremities.'
Bills RT Williams driven off field in ambulance [4:11 PM]
AP reports: 'Bills right tackle Mike Williams appeared to be knocked cold and was driven off the field in an ambulance during the third quarter of Buffalo's game against the New York Jets on Sunday.'
Bills Scouting Report [4:10 PM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'No giveaways. The Bills played turnover-free last week and it’s a must against the Jets, who have turned the ball over a league-low five times. Buffalo can’t give the Jets any breaks because they don’t need them.'
What to Look for vs. Jets [9:35 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'If McGahee can get off to a quick start, the Bills will be able to establish the pass through play-action. The Jets needs to shut him down early or it could be a long day for their defense trying to slow the Bills offense down.'
Winds could ground Bills, Jets [9:19 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'In the last two Bills home games, against Miami and Arizona, 11 of the 14 scoring drives were with the wind.'
Bills have made strides, but Jets have the edge [9:18 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Jets overcome Bills and elements for a 20-16 victory.'
Bills can salvage emotional autumn [9:17 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'There are still 49 days left in this escalator fall and the Jets' game should be a preview of whether the highs might outperform the lows before winter officially arrives. Was the Bills' explosion against Arizona last week a turnaround in the wind or was it just the Cardinals, a team which seldom wins when it strays above the 50th parallel?'
Triple threat [9:17 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The Bills have used all three tight ends in various situations. They could be interchangeable, but they've had distinctly different roles. It coincides with their different personalities and their paths to the NFL. Campbell is the veteran, Neufeld the survivor and Euhus the kid next door who doesn't quite understand the world around him.'
Bills, Jets looking to settle the score [5:14 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: '"We feel like we owe them one," Bills quarterback Drew Bledsoe said candidly. "We feel we didn't play well enough in that game, particularly in the first half, offensively. But we played with them the whole game and we feel like they're a team we can certainly play with."'
Q&A: Tim Euhus [5:13 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'What's the dumbest sports cliché you've ever heard? "'You have to learn how to win.' What's that? You don't learn to win, you have to go out and play."'
Ellicottville’s Dunne fits into Bills’ Student Leader role [5:12 AM]
Olean Times Herald reports: '“In just two short months, I’ve learned that Buffalo Bills home games aren’t just games,” said Dunne. “They’re events."'
Another AFC East showdown between Bills, Jets [5:11 AM]
Olean Times Herald reports: '“They’re an excellent defensive football team ... one of the better ones in the league,” he said of the Bills. “It’s hard to move the ball on them ... we were fortunate that day and made a couple of plays and got into field goal range but it was a defensive game and a tough loss for them.”'
Through Mistaken Identity, a Car Dealer Learns the Rules of the Road in the N.F.L. [5:10 AM]
New York Times reports: '"I think of all those people who were calling me and telling me how stupid I was," Gilbride the car salesman said. "Well, my response to them is, 'How stupid does one have to be to think that a professional coach would have his phone number listed and subject himself to all of this abuse?' "'
Heavy D's here [5:09 AM]
New York Daily News reports: 'Kendall (6-5, 280), center Kevin Mawae (6-4, 289) and right guard Brandon Moore (6-3, 295) - the interior of the Jets' efficient, but undersized offensive line - will be responsible for blocking Adams and Williams. The Buffalo tandem is listed at 6-3, 330 and 6-3, 310, respectively, but it doesn't take a Richard Simmons to figure out they're both in the 340-pound range, give or take an all-you-can-eat buffet.'
Vilma ready for old teammate McGahee [5:08 AM]
New York Post reports: '"I'm sure he's licking his chops to get at our defense," NT Jason Ferguson said before the last meeting, a 16-14 Jets' win Oct. 10.'
Jets-Bills matchups [5:07 AM]
Newark Star Ledger reports: 'Jets 20, Bills 10.'
Jets hoping to avoid letdown [5:06 AM]
New Haven Register reports: 'The Bills also continue to play great defense, tied for second overall in the NFL and fourth against the run (97 yards allowed per game) with over 650 pounds inside in defensive tackles Sam Adams and Pat Williams. They have yet to allow a 100-yard rusher.'
Sunday's New York Coverage [5:05 AM]
One Coach Helps Jets Move Like Clockwork (New York Times)
Featured Matchup (New York Times)
Through Mistaken Identity, a Car Dealer Learns the Rules of the Road in the N.F.L. (New York Times)
Heavy D's here (New York Daily News)
Abraham helping out all on his own (New York Daily News)
West Side hustle dances on (New York Daily News)
Gang Green puts trust in defense (New York Post)
Monday night fever (New York Post)
Vilma ready for old temmate McGahee (New York Post)
He's in a rush to change (New York Post)
All that trash (Newsday)
Repeat performance unlikely (White Plains Journal News)
Meet the fab five (Newark Star Ledger)
Jets-Bills matchups (Newark Star Ledger)
Ferg's finest hour (Bergen Record)
Jets hoping to avoid letdown (New Haven Register)
Jets eye NFL's summit (Middletown Times Herald Record)
Surging Jets not looking past important test against Bills [5:02 PM]
AP reports: 'But the Jets were in a similar position in 2000, coming off a heady comeback 40-37 overtime victory over Miami on a Monday night that improved their record to 6-1. They followed with a 23-20 loss at Buffalo, a defeat that sparked a 3-6 spiral and led to New York missing the playoffs.'
Flying high again [8:54 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Talk about walking the walk: The Jets are the least-penalized team in the NFL over Edwards' 3 1/2-year tenure and they have committed the fewest turnovers over that period.'
Vincent may move to free safety [8:53 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Mularkey said Vincent practiced only with the scout team Friday. He said the 12-year veteran worked at cornerback and free safety. "He's worked a little bit at both this week," Mularkey said. "It's an option we've considered, but nothing is set in stone right now."'
Back on track [8:52 AM]
YES Network reports: The Bills' defense is more difficult to push around. Both defensive tackles, Pat Williams (6-3, 310) and Sam Adams (6-3, 330), are heavy anchors in the middle of the Buffalo line. The Miami Dolphins had no such players. Williams, for the position, is an excellent athlete. His best game can be awesome, so the Jets should spend little time probing the middle.
Abraham leads Jets' defensive charge [5:11 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'Problem is, if it isn't Abraham barreling into Bledsoe, there are three other defensive linemen more than willing to pancake him.'
Bills must use Evans more [5:10 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'An effective NFL pass offense spreads the ball around. Through seven games, Eric Moulds has a healthy 40 catches, but the only other double-figure pass-catchers are Evans (11) and tight end Mark Campbell (10).'
No looking past Bills [5:09 AM]
New York Newsday reports: '"We know we're probably going to have one of our toughest games of the season," Martin said. "I know we'll have to play better than the last time we played them."'
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