As league catches on, Bledsoe's star dims [9:04 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Forget the playoffs. They're done. They'll be lucky to go 7-9.'
Winfield's lower leg injury will be evaluated today [9:03 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"I was covering Wayne Chrebet and I just twisted it," Winfield said. "It feels better now, but I couldn't put a lot of weight on the leg so there was no sense in going back out there. But it felt a little better after the game. I'll be ready by next Sunday."'
Monday Billboard [9:03 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Their playoff hopes are remote at best. They probably need to run the table to get in.'
Big-league lineup, small-market pocketbook [5:25 AM]
Business First of Buffalo reports: 'A new Business First study shows that Buffalo is one of the most overextended sports markets in the nation. The local income base is too small for Western New York's existing franchises, let alone any new ones.'
Rematch is no match as Jets bury Bills, 31-13 [5:24 AM]
D and C reports: '“I don’t think anybody can point to their performance and say that they did a good enough job to win this game,” tight end Jay Riemersma said. “It’s frustrating because we needed this one.”'
Bills' playoff hopes are cooked [5:23 AM]
D and C reports: 'Mistakes. Lack of execution. Missed tackles.'
Bills are losing game of turnovers [5:22 AM]
D and C reports: 'In the last three games, the Bills have scored three touchdowns.'
Buffalo Bills report card [5:21 AM]
D and C reports: 'Drew Bledsoe had his second straight poor showing against an AFC East opponent, which can’t be a good sign. He was intercepted twice and the Jets dropped another. He also lost a fumble after being sacked in the fourth quarter to kill any comeback hope. His worst game as a Bill. D'
Jets strafe Bills [5:20 AM]
Toronto Sun reports: 'Even by the Bills' well established standards for ineptitude, this was a dismal performance.'
Chad's got all the right moves [5:19 AM]
Toronto Sun reports: '"It wasn't pretty," he said. "It's called the East Tennessee dead-leg." But it fooled Robinson.'
Jets Back in It After a Month of Sundays [5:18 AM]
New York Times reports: 'A defense that holds one of the league's most powerful offenses to 258 yards and bedevils Drew Bledsoe for three turnovers (interceptions by Aaron Beasley and Sam Garnes, and a fumble forced by Mo Lewis and recovered by Josh Evans).'
A Three-Game Slide Has the Bills Reeling [5:17 AM]
New York Times reports: '"Hopefully it's enough to inspire some guys and screw some heads on right," Brown said. "The time is now. Time is of the essence. There is no tomorrow, because tomorrow somebody else is going to be in your spot."'
As the Jets Get Hot, Pennington Must Remain Cool [5:16 AM]
New York Times reports: '"It was a good call and he's a confident kid," Robinson said in the gloomy Bills' locker room.'
Pennington Displays Fancy Footwork [5:15 AM]
New York Times reports: 'Both sprinted for the corner of the end zone. Just when it looked as if Robinson would make the tackle, Pennington slammed on the brakes and Robinson fell. Pennington scored untouched and spiked the ball so hard, he might have left a dent in the ground.'
Now it's easy being green [5:14 AM]
New York Post reports: 'The Jets won their fourth game in a row yesterday - a game they absolutely had to win - dismantling the Bills 31-13 at Giants Stadium. And they did it in such a calculated, crisp manner that it truly stamps them as a team that, if it can make it there, has potential to be a terror in the playoffs.'
Defense delivers KO punch [5:13 AM]
New York Post reports: '"They were ready," Rueben Brown said of the Jets. "They were determined. They are on the rise. They are a well-coached team. They know what they are doing."'
No can Drew for Bills [5:12 AM]
New York Post reports: '"It was a tough day for us," Bledsoe said.'
Mates on Pennington's run: Not too Chad [5:11 AM]
New York Post reports: 'What ensued might have been the highlight play of the Jets' season to date - a Pennington naked bootleg run around left end that included a stop-and-go move that wrong-footed Bills' LB Eddie Robinson so badly it left him staggered on the ground.'
Monster of the Meadowlands starting to roar [5:10 AM]
New York Post reports: '"Whatever it takes to get the job done, pretty, ugly, it doesn't matter, we have to get wins," Pennington said.'
Chrebet's true 'self' shining through [5:09 AM]
New York Post reports: '"I know what a team player Wayne is," said Pennington. "He's blocking and doing whatever it takes. He wants the ball and I'm going to get him the ball." Unlikely often enough to satisfy Chrebet, as he has made selfishly obvious.'
Garnes picks up the pace [5:08 AM]
New York Post reports: 'The Jets are now 9-1 against Bledsoe, dating back to his days with New England and including 2-0 this season.'
Chad move has them Buffaloed [5:07 AM]
New York Daily News reports: 'The Jets gave the Bills a case of heartburn on both sides of the ball.'
Peerless Jet 'D' makes Bills pay Price [5:06 AM]
New York Daily News reports: 'Moulds and Price combined for only eight catches and 73 yards - 57 yards below their average.'
Coaches weary of Wayne whining [5:05 AM]
New York Daily News reports: '"I got nothing to say, so don't waste your time," was all Chrebet said yesterday, however, after having only one pass thrown in his direction during yesterday's 31-13 win against Buffalo at the Meadowlands.'
Jets' report card [5:04 AM]
New York Daily News reports: 'The Jets did a fantastic job of attacking the Bills' weaknesses on defense. Defensive coordinator Ted Cottrell did a nice job of disguising coverages, befuddling Bledsoe.'
Chad's Stop & Go Keeps Jets on Move [5:03 AM]
New York Newsday reports: 'The Jets turned two first-half interceptions into 14 points and got a sensational game from Martin (21 carries, season-high 120 yards, one TD), who ran harder and looked healthier than he has in at least a year. It was Martin's third 100-yard game this season and the first time he's hit the century mark in consecutive games since Games 14 and 15 last season.'
Garnes, Beasley Pick Their Spots [5:02 AM]
New York Newsday reports: 'Beasley's second interception of the season came when he timed his break perfectly on a slant pass intended for Peerless Price and grabbed a bullet from Bledsoe. "That ball just about knocked me over," said Beasley, who returned the ball five yards to the Jets' 42. "Your eyes get so big when the ball is coming at you like that. I just concentrated on catching the ball."'
Martin Back to His Old Self [5:01 AM]
New York Newsday reports: 'If Martin felt any pain yesterday, he inflicted a good deal more of it by looking like the Martin of old for much of the Jets' fourth straight win, darting up the middle on handoffs, skirting the end on pitchouts and dancing around defenders.'
Chrebet had one catch, but it was a whopper [5:00 AM]
New York Newsday reports: 'When you need a crucial play, you go to your money player. Even if he has largely been written out of the playbook for much of this season. When it's third down, it's time for Wayne Chrebet.'
Jets, Morton Make Sure Polk Eats His Words [4:59 AM]
New York Newsday reports: '"We knew who we were targeting," special-teams coach Mike Westhoff said yesterday after the Jets' 31-13 victory over the Bills. "It wasn't anybody in particular. We weren't crazy about what Polk had to say, so we kind of did get after him a little bit. We didn't need a whole lot of motivation. I'm not a big believer in that, but he certainly provided it."'
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