Overrated Ravens ripe for upset [1:44 PM]
Niagara Falls Reporter reports: For a team commonly considered among the National Football League’s elite, the Ravens haven’t done squat since destroying the New York Giants in Super Bowl XXXV waaaay back in January 2001.
Bills Are Fortunate to Have Two Quality Backs [12:27 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Drew Bledsoe has struggled a bit the past few seasons but he's starting to look a lot better. He's only as good as the people around him. Back when he was in New England he had a very good offensive line. He played with those guys a long time and the Bills line is still trying to mesh together. When you play with people for a long time you get a feel of what they're going to do on the field. That's how it was when I player with Jim Kelly, Thurman Thomas and all of those guys. You get to a point where you can almost read each other's minds and I'm not sure the Bills have that right now. It will come, but those things take time.'
Where are they now? - Bill Enyart [11:35 AM]
Medford Mail Tribune reports: 'Yearning to return to the West Coast and believing he’d be better suited to playing linebacker, Enyart asked for a trade and was dealt to Oakland for the 1971 season. He was on his way to winning a starting defensive spot — he had nine unassisted tackles in the first half of an exhibition game — but a block to the knees against the New York Jets in the preseason wound up ending his career. He tried to come back a year later with Green Bay but didn’t pass the team physical.'
Reed To Be Inducted Into The GBSHOF [11:34 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'He will be inducted along with ten other members of the Class of 2004 at the annual awards dinner on October 27 at the HSBC Arena in downtown Buffalo.'
W-Maryland Backers Unite for Bills Games [11:34 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '"I just want them to win a Super Bowl before my dad dies," he said.'
Will Bills Win in Baltimore? [11:33 AM]
WOKR-TV reports: 'Ravens 13 Bills 10.'
Ravens' Billick concerned about talented Bills [8:56 AM]
Carroll County Times reports: 'The Bills have lost games to Jacksonville (4-2), Oakland (2-4), New England (5-0) and the New York Jets (5-0). Three of those losses were by a total of eight points. "They are a good football team," said Ravens coach Brian Billick, whose team is favored by six points in Sunday's game at M&T Bank Stadium. "To sit here and say that as a coach, I sound like any other coach trying to overemphasize how good the opponent is. That's not the case. All you have to do is look at the combined record of who they lost to, how close those games were."'
Savvy drafts put stars on Ravens' roster [8:52 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'With a roster made up of mostly home-grown players, the Ravens are unique in this salary-cap era.'
When it comes to Deion, everyone's an admirer [8:52 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"I have a great respect for him," said Eric Moulds. "He's a good friend of mine. But at the same time, I know he's going to be up for the challenge, and it's a challenge for me to go out and play."'
Bills having a field day on their new artificial turf [8:51 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The players like the turf. The initial reaction of almost everyone seems to be: Thank God we don't have to play on the old AstroTurf anymore.'
Bills can't let up on Lewis [5:05 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: '"You have to run right at Ray Lewis," Chiefs fullback Tony Richardson said that night after the Chiefs gained 178 yards on the ground, 125 by Priest Holmes. "He's too fast and too smart to try to run sideways against him. If you run sideline to sideline with him, he'll make plays."'
Ravens will be in a rush to put pressure on Bledsoe [5:04 AM]
Baltimore Sun reports: 'At 6 feet 5 and 238 pounds, Bledsoe constantly waits and waits until either a receiver comes open or he's knocked to the ground. "We don't like playing against the Michael Vick or Donovan McNabb," linebacker Terrell Suggs said. "A stationary quarterback, you know where he is going to be and you know how you can get there."'
Friday's Baltimore Coverage [5:03 AM]
Ravens will be in a rush to put pressure on Bledsoe (Baltimore Sun)
McAlister's view mostly one-sided (Baltimore Sun)
Ravens' Billick concerned about talented Bills (Carroll County Times)
Preaching patience (BaltimoreRavens.com)
Football is year-round job for Buffalo's Adams [5:02 AM]
Everett Herald reports: 'Adams, who maintains an off-season residence in Kirkland, recently purchased the NIFL team that begins play in March. He's still looking for a coach and players - the team will hold a tryout Sunday at Arena Sports in Seattle - but Adams is already optimistic that the Hawks will be an immediate success.'
Bills vs. Ravens [5:01 AM]
WIVB-TV reports: 'Ravens 13, Bills 10.'
Bills sign defensive cooridinator Gray to extension [5:00 AM]
Sportsticker reports: 'Under Gray's direction, the Bills ranked second in the NFL in total defense last season. Buffalo ranked 21st and 15th the previous two seasons.'
Bills defensive coordinator Gray gets contract extension [4:59 AM]
The Sports Network reports: 'Gray, who was entering the final year of his contract, is in his fourth season with Buffalo. In 2003, the Bills finished second in the league in total defense, yielding 4,313 yards. Only Dallas allowed fewer yards (4,056).'
Taking Momentum on the Road [9:48 PM]
RNews.com reports: '“We got our confidence, and that win is what we needed,” said linebacker Jeff Posey. “I think we're off to a great start.”'
Healthier Henry expects to return as Bills starter [5:17 PM]
AP reports: '''Give and take, yeah, there's a little pain here and there,'' Henry said. ''But for the most part, I feel way better than I did last week. ... It's well enough so I can play.'''
Bills Sign Gray To Contract Extension [5:06 PM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Gray is currently in his fourth season with Buffalo, one of the few holdovers from Gregg Williams' staff.'
Eight With Bills Connections On Canton's Preliminary List [5:05 PM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Players nominated are ST Steve Tasker (1986-1997), C Kent Hull (1986-1996), LB Darryl Talley (1983-1994), DT Fred Smerlas (1979-1989), WR Haven Moses (1968-1972) and LB Chris Spielman (1996-1997).'
Punting in Buffalo's a breeze for Moorman [5:01 PM]
AP reports: '''He's our secret weapon,'' linebacker Takeo Spikes said. ''I wouldn't trade him for nothing.'''
Buffalo and Baltimore Meet for 2nd Time [4:07 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'The Buffalo Bills and Baltimore Ravens have only met once in the Ravens short nine year history, but Buffalo will look to capture the same result they did five years ago when they won 13-10. Baltimore went on the win the Super Bowl the next season led by one of history's most dominant defenses. The unit hasn't had much of a drop-off the past few seasons so the Bills offense will have their hands full.'
Gray Receives Contract Extension [4:06 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Gray, who directed the Bills defense to a second-place ranking in 2003, is currently in his fourth season in Buffalo.'
Vincent Highlights Student Leaders Meeting [4:06 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'The Buffalo Bills Student Leaders were given valuable first hand experience Wednesday Oct. 6 from various Community Relations speakers. The second meeting of the year was highlighted by presentations from Tom Donahoe, Gretchen Geitter, Michelle Roberts, Chris Lewis, Troy Vincent and Alicia Lamanna.'
Bills extend defensive coordinator's contract [4:05 PM]
AP reports: 'Defensive coordinator Jerry Gray signed a contract extension with the Buffalo Bills on Thursday.'
Adams puts confrontation behind him [8:54 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"We've talked, and I think that situation has been handled," said Bills coach Mike Mularkey.'
Milloy should be back [8:54 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"Nothing's holding me back," he said. "Last week was more of an introduction. I knew that going in. But this week is a good week."'
Bills' Adams puts focus back on job after outburst [5:07 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'The Bills (1-4) play at Baltimore (3-2) on Sunday to take on a Ravens team that Adams helped to the 2000 Super Bowl title. After spending the 2002 season with Oakland, Adams tried to re-sign with the Ravens but was insulted by a low-ball offer by Baltimore before joining the Bills. "I don't like them. I've never liked them," said Adams, a two-time Pro Bowler. "They're my enemies right now. I won a championship with those guys but that doesn't mean a thing. When we put it on, on Sunday, I'm coming to prove something."'
Milloy set for Bills debut [5:06 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'Milloy practiced on a limited basis last week, primarily to see what he could do. Wednesday, wearing a protective pad on his right forearm, Milloy participated fully, and while he's listed as questionable, it looks as if he'll have the green light. "We'll keep that as a surprise when we get out there, but things are looking very good," he said. "The bone is secure with the plate and the screws, but there's a risk that I could break it again, so it's a precautionary thing. Last week was more of an introduction, I knew that going in, but this week is a good week."'
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