Sportsticker NFL Preview: Buffalo at Houston [1:07 PM]
Fox Sports reports: "Buffalo may have an explosive offense, but its defense has been abysmal as the Bills are surrendering 36 points per game. The Texans are coming off their bye week. Two weeks ago, Carr passed for 188 yards and two touchdowns but was sacked seven times in a 35-17 loss at Philadelphia."
Flashback: Bills 41, Houston Oilers 38 (OT) [12:49 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: January 3, 1993: Down by 32 points with 28 remaining, the Bills staged the greatest comeback in NFL History. Buffalo scored four TDs in under seven minutes in the third quarter, and rallied from a 35-3 deficit to down the Houston Oilers 41-38 in overtime.
Week 5 Injury Report: Bills at Texans [11:44 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: Chidi Ahanotu, Dave Moore and Pat Williams listed questionable.
Alumni Update: Frank Lewis [9:43 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: A quiet leader, Lewis, who played in the 1981 Pro Bowl, retired prior to the ‘84 season. His Buffalo numbers: Six seasons, 269 catches, 4,638 yards and 24 touchdown receptions. For his 13-year career: 397 catches, 6,724 yards and 41 touchdowns.
Improved Moorman gets the hang of power punting [9:16 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Moorman has been a force for the Bills, leading the NFL with a 47.8-yard average on 21 punts.'
N.Y. farm Drew No. 11's attention [7:51 AM]
Bosotn Herald reports: 'Word from the locker room is that former New England Patriot football hero Drew Bledsoe has picked up a big antique farm in upstate New York where he and the brood will settle now that No. 11's the Buffalo Bills' No. 1 guy. Of course, Drew is still carrying the mortgage on the manse in Medfield, which is on the market for nearly $9 million but hasn't found a buyer yet. Don't fret, Bledsoe makes the big bucks, he can afford the two payments.'
Texans' offense hopes to thrive [5:20 AM]
Houston Chronicle reports: '"When you've got Drew Bledsoe, and he's putting the ball up 50 times, you know he's going to connect on some of them," Miller said. "As an offense we have to keep pace with them and find a way to put points on the board."'
Williams-led Bills staff rekindles Houston memories [5:12 AM]
Houston Chronicle reports: 'Williams, 44, spent nine years in Houston, beginning in 1988 when he was a graduate assistant under Jack Pardee at the University of Houston. In 1990, Williams followed Pardee to the Oilers. Over the next seven seasons, he worked in quality control and coached special teams and linebackers before he was promoted to defensive coordinator.'
Texans need more ammunition to match Bills' firepower [9:38 PM]
AP reports: 'The Texans still have the worst offense in the NFL.'
Ask WR Peerless Price [3:08 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: Fourth-year wide receiver Peerless Price recorded his second 100-yard game of the season and the seventh of his career in Sunday's loss to the Raiders. Price caught 7 balls for 126 yards and a TD to give him 35 receptions for 493 yards and 4 TDs through five games this season.
Bills logging big numbers (defensively) [2:13 PM]
Olean Times Herald reports: 'The only thing that catches your eye more than the fact that Buffalo is scoring over 32 points per game is that it’s surrendering an NFL-worst 36.'
Raiders grade [1:21 PM]
Contra Costa Times reports: 'Coach Bill Callahan coaxed another inspired effort from his players. He and his staff devised solid game plans that kept the Bills off-balance and produced strong showings from offense, defense and special teams. His players overcame penalties, dropped passes, missing starters, a sold-out crowd and Bledsoe. Grade: A-'
Raiders' offense in high gear [1:18 PM]
Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports: 'Buchanon is having the time of his life. Despite getting burned on coverages in the first half, Buchanon intercepted Drew Bledsoe in the fourth quarter and returned the ball 81 yards for a touchdown. He also batted down two passes.'
Week 5: Raiders 49, Bills 31 [1:16 PM]
Oakland Tribune reports: 'OVERALL GRADE: A-
Here's all you need to know: at 18 points down, the Bills thought they played well.'
Bills' TV ratings continue to climb [11:09 AM]
Business First of Buffalo reports: 'According to figures compiled by Nielsen Media Research and WIVB-TV, the CBS affiliate, ratings for Bills' games are up 30.5 percent from a year ago.'
Game Notebook vs. Oakland Raiders [11:06 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: Moulds & Price rank 1-2 in the NFL in receiving yards with 525 and 493, respectively. Moulds is also #1 in the NFL in receptions with 41 and Peerless is #2 in the AFC and tied for third in the NFL with 35 receptions (St. Louis’ Marshall Faulk 38 and Tory Holt 35). Moulds leads the NFL with 15 catches (255 yards) on third down and is also #1 in the league in catches for first downs with 27 (Price is second in the NFL with 25).
Bills INT drought now at nine months [9:05 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The Bills are on pace to give up 576 points, which would smash the team record of 454 and the NFL mark of 533.'
Bills appear destined to be exciting losers [9:05 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'You knew the defense had its shortcomings, but did anyone think they would be on pace to break the National Football League record for points allowed in a season?'
Moore suffers broken hand [9:04 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Being left-handed, Moore won't be able do any long snapping. Starting tight end Jay Riemersma assumed that duty after Moore went down and will likely get most of the work this week.'
Defenseless Bills need to stop 'em [5:16 AM]
D and C reports: '“We’re still a confident group,” linebacker London Fletcher said. Nobody is quite sure why.'
What do the Bills have to do to improve on defense? [5:16 AM]
D and C reports: 'Hasn’t anybody heard that the best defense is a ball-hogging offense? It wouldn’t have hurt for Kevin Gilbride to slow Sunday’s game down and attempt to change the tempo, especially when it was clear Jerry Gray’s defense couldn’t plug a wine bottle with a cork.'
Look ahead: Bills Week 6 [5:15 AM]
D and C reports: 'So, while the Bills are in no position to get cocky, it seems like a remote possibility that Buffalo won’t take a 3-3 record into the showdown against AFC East leader Miami on Oct. 20.'
Moore's bad break [5:14 AM]
D and C reports: 'But Moore broke his left hand in the third quarter of Sunday’s loss to the Oakland Raiders and is questionable for Sunday’s game at Houston. Moore could play with a soft cast and perform as a blocker.'
Foreman intent on repaying Bills [5:11 AM]
Houston Chronicle reports: '"Let's just say I set a new sack record this year. I'm not going to become a free agent and all of sudden want to go play for Buffalo again. That's not going to happen. I don't have a desire to go up there and play for them. It just didn't work out. So be it. I'm just going out there to do the best for me and my family. I couldn't care less what they think."'
Buffalo honors Hull for service [7:50 PM]
Greenwood Commonwealth reports: 'Will Wofford, Hull's teammate for seven years, said he wouldn't have missed Hull's induction for anything. "Kent was the first friend I made in Buffalo. There is nowhere I'd rather be," said Wofford. "He was the leader of the offense, even though Jim Kelly got all the publicity. Kent was the one who pulled it all together."'
Bills defense letting down Bledsoe-led offense [7:41 PM]
AP reports: '''Right now it's very discouraging because we're not getting the job done as a defense,'' linebacker Keith Newman said on Monday. ''(The offense is) putting us in a position to win. In my opinion, the worst we should be as a team right now is 4-1."'
Moore questionable after breaking hand [7:40 PM]
AP reports: 'Bills tight end Dave Moore broke his left hand and is questionable for Buffalo's game at Houston this weekend.'
Bledsoe breaks down, barely, under weight of carrying putrid Bills defense [1:29 PM]
Niagara Falls Reporter reports: 'Buffalo's defense surrendered six of the seven Oakland touchdowns and yielded 495 yards, most of it coming in large chunks (10 Oakland plays covered 20 yards or more).'
Raiders win shootout with the Bills [1:26 PM]
Olean Times Herald reports: 'Those 80 points — scored in a span of 41 minutes — were the most in a non-overtime Bills’ game since a 47-34 Buffalo victory at Miami in 1993.'
In the end, it was defense that beat the Bills [1:26 PM]
Olean Times Herald reports: '“We kind of struggled a bit, I know I kind of struggled a bit,” Buchanon said. “But in the end, we came out with a victory. If you go out and just hold your poise, good things happen.”'
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