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."'
Saturday's New York Coverage [4:46 AM]
Jets Look to Pull Away With Victory in Buffalo (New York Times)
Ferguson, Jet 'D' feel like kings of the hill (New York Daily News)
Curtis carries on (New York Post)
Bad back could KO Chrebet (New York Post)
No looking past Bills (Newsday)
Cowart could pay price of progress (White Plains Journal News)
Barton brings some 'tude (Newark Star Ledger)
Just like clockwork (Bergen Record)
Chrebet game-time decision with sore back (AP)
Erik Coleman's Rookie Diary (NewYorkJets.com)
The Santana Moss Diary (NewYorkJets.com)
Five Minutes With Herm: Don't Be Fooled By 2-5 (NewYorkJets.com)
ESD Approves Plan for NYSCC on Manhattan's West Side (NewYorkJets.com)
Iaquinta Named Coach of the Week (NewYorkJets.com)
The Balancing Act (NewYorkJets.com)
N.Y. Jets (6-1) at Buffalo (2-5) [9:03 PM]
The Sports Network reports: 'Bills 20, Jets 17.'
Bills should keep riding McGahee express [5:06 PM]
Niagara Falls Reporter reports: 'Bills, 19-17.'
Vincent, Reed, Wire And Ritzmann Not Ready For Sunday [4:51 PM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Mularkey says Drew Haddad was limited with a sore hamstring. With that in mind, he's was released with 7th round pick Jonathan Smith elevated from the practice squad. Haddad will probably be added to the practice squad once he clears waivers.'
Tops Game Ball Winner: Willis McGahee [4:49 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'I noticed you gave your first touchdown ball to fullback Daimon Shelton for his nice block to spring you into the end zone. I think this is a great gesture on your part, and I wish more NFL players were selfless instead of selfish. How did Daimon react to you giving him the ball? Was there any response from the coaches or teammates either?
WM: Daimon was surprised. He wasn't expecting it. It caught him off guard. The coaches and my teammates just said great job. It's wasn't anything big.'
Buffalo NFL Pepsi PP&K Championship [4:49 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'The competition will take place prior to the game (9:30-10:30 a.m.) on field at Ralph Wilson Stadium and a passing exhibition will also take place on field at halftime. Team Champions will be announced at the end of the third quarter. A list of competitors and their hometowns is attached.'
Bills Sign Smith to 53-Man Roster [4:48 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'The Bills announced today that the team has signed practice squad WR Jonathan Smith to its 53-man roster and has waived WR Drew Haddad.'
Reed, Vincent likely to miss Sunday's game [3:29 PM]
AP reports: 'Reed, fourth on the team with nine catches, didn't practice all week after hurting his left knee last week against Arizona. Vincent practiced for the third straight day Friday, though he was limited. He hasn't played since having arthroscopic knee surgery more than a month ago.'
Time to Separate Good, Bad, and Ugly [12:43 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'I think the Bills are starting to get more confidence. They've won two of their last three games and they're doing it the old fashioned way, running the football. Willis McGahee has been running very affectively and has given this offense a spark. Travis Henry is still a great back and I think he'll contribute to this team throughout the season. The important thing is that these two guys don't lose focus of the team's goal, and that's winning. They can't make this into an issue that divides the locker room.'
Jets are ready to face Adams [10:41 AM]
Bergen Record reports: '"You don't block Sam Adams," coach Herman Edwards said. "You just try to aggravate him to go one way or another."'
Jets Fly into Town [10:40 AM]
WOKR-TV reports: 'Bills 19 Jets 17.'
Pucillo trying to remain positive despite bench time [8:54 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"Of course it's really depressing because I want to be out there," said Pucillo, a seventh-round draft pick in 2002. "But the situation is what it is. You've got to stay positive. You've got to just come in here and try to help the team any way you can in a backup role and be ready to play when the chance occurs."'
Young fan coming home for first time [8:53 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"He's been a Bills fan for years," his father said by phone Wednesday. "Don't ask me how he started liking that team. He just happened to. He always has."'
Losman's tenure will leave stamp on Donahoe's legacy [8:52 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'That's one positive in looking to the future. Donahoe has kept his promise of managing the cap and the Bills are well-positioned - from a salary cap standpoint - to succeed down the road.'
Bills face test in Jets' fast, physical front four [8:51 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Defensive ends John Abraham and Shaun Ellis, nose tackle Jason Ferguson and defensive tackle Dewayne Robertson form one of the NFL's best D-lines. They have 17 of their team's 20 sacks and are the main reason for the Jets' remarkable defensive turnaround.'
Defensive line is helping Bills on the run [5:13 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: '"To come in and help the offense score a couple touchdowns, I thought it was a great time," Bannan said. "It was very interesting being on that side of the ball and hitting the defenders. It was really unbelievable."'
Friday's New York Coverage [4:21 AM]
The Jets' Blockers Take Their Lumps and Deliver Them (New York Times)
Moss content to gather wins, not TDs (New York Daily News)
Herm gives Willie wow of welcome (New York Daily News)
Under the radar (New York Post)
Gang Green's going great, but clock's ticking (New York Post)
A year later, Jets are making GM look a whole lot smarter (Newsday)
No reason to hurry Sam back (Newsday)
State agency endorses stadium (Newsday)
Running into an old friend (White Plains Journal News)
West Side stadium moves forward (White Plains Journal News)
Jets are in need of some special attention (Newark Star Ledger)
McKenzie snubs offer for long-term deal (Newark Star Ledger)
Cowart might not be back against Buffalo (AP)
Martin Named Snickers Hungriest Player (NewYorkJets.com)
Ageless Wonders (NewYorkJets.com)
Cowart's Return Possible (NewYorkJets.com)
Mr. October, Abe Named AFC Defensive Player of the Month (NewYorkJets.com)
Jersey Backers Share Common Allegiance [9:57 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'What do you get when you put a research meteorologist, ordained minister, broadcaster, cement truck driver and military member under one roof? No, it's not the setup for a joke, but rather the Central New Jersey Bills Backers.'
Winning is long overdue for Bills [9:27 PM]
Niagara Gazette reports: 'The 2-5 Bills only have wins over the lowly Miami Dolphins (1-7) and Arizona Cardinals (2-5). The Bills have been competitive in losses to teams with winning records this season (Jets, New England, Jacksonville and Baltimore), but hearing “nice try” isn’t good enough any more. The Bills keep saying they’re good enough to win. Now’s the time to prove it.'
Changes In Store For Vincent [9:15 PM]
WGR-AM reports: 'WGR Sports Radio 550 has learned that when Troy Vincent returns from his knee injury, he'll play at safety.'
Cowart might not be back against Buffalo [9:14 PM]
AP reports: '``I'd rather make sure I'm right before I get out there,'' Cowart said Thursday. ``That's my concern. I want to come back rolling. I don't want to come back trying to feel my way around. I'd rather wait that extra week or wait one more game to make sure I'm ready to roll.'''
Bills defenders have plan to shut down Jets RB Martin [9:13 PM]
AP reports: '''It ain't no challenge,'' Williams said. ''We've just got to go out there and play hard like we do every Sunday.'''
Jets' Pennington: Beware the Bills [5:44 PM]
Newark Star Ledger reports: '"I remember that and I was thinking about that Monday night after the game was well in hand in the fourth quarter," Pennington said yesterday. "I was thinking how we were going to handle this week and make sure we don't go up there and lay an egg. That's basically what we did last year. We were physically beat in all phases of the game."'
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