Bills penalties [1:35 PM]
WGRZ-TV reports: 'That’s not to say the Bills are a serious contender for a division title, but it is getting more difficult to say they can’t be, if they can cut down on penalties. A fumble-less game from Travis Henry, and oh, even an interception, might help too against the Raiders.'
Bills' attitude reminiscent of breakthrough ‘87 team [1:17 PM]
Olean Times Herald reports: 'So the next step in Buffalo’s improvement must come from the defense. After Sunday’s win, cornerback Antoine Winfield admitted, “Right now our offense is playing very well ... putting up points and putting us in a position to win. Defensively, we’ve given up too much ... too many penalties ... touchdowns instead of field goals. “We’ve got to do more.”'
Some upbeat shows on Buffalo to air on TNT, Travel Channel [9:51 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'TNT has moved up by several months the airing of the fantasy movie, "Second String," in which the Bills win the Super Bowl. It now plans to carry it on Dec. 18.'
Bills playing like division contenders [9:05 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The win not only improved the Bills to 2-2, it put them in a position few people outside the organization - and maybe some inside it - ever imagined.'
Buffalo's extra work racks up some NFL records [9:04 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Buffalo is the first to play in three overtime games in the first four weeks of the season and the second to do it in any four-week period since the Minnesota Vikings in 1995. No team has ever played in four overtime games in five weeks.'
Google News serves fresh Bledsoe links by the hour [9:03 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The search engine site Google launched a news page last week that has enough fresh links to keep you clicking like a rhesus monkey connected to an intravenous drip from Randy Moss' medicine cabinet.'
Kent Hull - Fan Memories [8:46 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: Was Kent Hull the greatest center to play for the Bills? Does he deserve to be in the Hall of Fame? Email your thoughts to buffalobills.com. A selection of the responses will be published on the site later in the week.
Bills TE Moore wants more passes [5:17 AM]
D and C reports: '“The reason you play is to help your team win,” the veteran free agent said. “I want the ball when the game’s on the line, Jay wants the ball when the game’s on the line. Eric does, Peerless does. Unfortunately, I haven’t been here very long so I’m further down in the pecking order, but the bottom line is that when your number is called, you have to make the plays to help your team win. When that happens, there’s a sense of accomplishment because that’s why you’re here.”'
Where do the Bills stand after four games? [5:16 AM]
D and C reports: 'We all knew this team was going to be better, certainly more competitive than last year, but I have to admit I’m a little surprised that the turnaround from 3-13 has been this fast. I guess that’s what happens when you trade for a guy like Drew Bledsoe who right now might be the MVP in the NFL.'
First look: Bills week 5 [5:15 AM]
D and C reports: 'The Bills have put up 132 points in four games, the Raiders 113 in three games. Good luck to defensive coordinators Jerry Gray of Buffalo and Chuck Bresnahan of Oakland.'
Bills starting to walk like Bledsoe [5:15 AM]
AP reports: '''When he says, 'We're going to score,' we're going to score. So don't argue with him.''
Buffalo makes negativity tricky, even after another tough defeat [5:14 AM]
Niagara Falls Reporter reports: 'After only a month, the superlative well already runs the danger of drying up when trying to describe Bledsoe's performance.'
Game Notebook vs. Chicago Bears [5:46 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: The Bills played their third overtime game in the first four weeks of the season. The last NFL team to play three OT games in four weeks was the 1995 Vikings who went into the extra period in weeks 3, 5, and 6 (Won 1, Lost 2). No team has ever played four OT games in five weeks.
Buffalo Bills Geography: Lesson Number 3 [3:21 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: With new activities, player features, and trivia each week, Buffalo Bills Geography is a fun way to learn about bodies of water, latitude and longitude, and much more. It's also a great way to find out interesting facts about your favorite Bills players.
Flashback [2:59 PM]
CNNSI.com reports: Peter King in his Monday Morning Quarterback column: "Buffalo QB Drew Bledsoe, who is not only my offensive player of the week but the player of the month. What he means to Buffalo can be summed up in one drive. Fourth quarter, first and 10 on his own 22, 12 minutes left, 20-20 tie with Chicago, five total yards for the Bills in the second half. Bing, bang, zoom. Four passes, four completions, 52 yards, the last of which was a 1-yard, perfectly executed play-action strike to tight end Dave Moore for a touchdown against a supremely fooled Chicago defense."
Bills’ victory ‘Bears’ out Bledsoe’s leadership [1:58 PM]
Olean Times Herald reports: 'But, as Bledsoe pointed out, it’s his own fault he’s had so many chances. “I just don’t do enough in regulation,” he said with a laugh, “or we wouldn’t be dealing with (all the overtimes).”'
Moulds beats McMillon’s ‘PERFECT’ coverage [1:57 PM]
Olean Times Herald reports: '“I looked up at the replay (on the scoreboard) and still couldn’t believe he caught it,” McMillon said. “There was nothing else I could do about it. He made a great catch on a great throw. What else could I have done?”'
Bledsoe brings new life to Bills [1:56 PM]
Olean Times Herald reports: 'Bledsoe is now 3-1 career against the Bears, hitting 100 of 157 passes for 1,131 yards with nine touchdowns and two interceptions versus Chicago.'
Plenty of time for excitement in Buffalo [1:17 PM]
ESPN reports: 'Personally, I still think the Bills are another year -- and one more incredible draft by Donahoe and assistant general manager Tom Modrak -- away from being a real threat to do some playoff damage. But, man, are they fun to watch right now.'
Drew Bledsoe Profiled on "NFL FILMS PRESENTS" [12:57 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: Bledsoe talks about his former team, his relationship with Tom Brady and the 2001 season that culminated with him being traded to the Bills on NFL FILMS Presents: Fresh Starts hosted by Steve Sabol airing Monday, September 30 at 7 PM (ET) on ESPN2.
Hang On Tight For Gilbride's Ride [12:56 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: Many coaches would have benched Henry for the game-- and understandably so. Gilbride, however, decided to give the second-year back another opportunity. "I wasn't going to play him, but I looked at him and said, 'I've got to give this guy a chance," he said. "I have enough belief in him that he'll come back. He'll be smart enough with the ball and won't turn it over again. He gives this offense chances as a runner.'"
Bears' overtime magic runs out [11:49 AM]
Rockford Register Star reports: '"It was a complete team loss," Bears linebacker Rosevelt Colvin said.'
Bears running game grounded again [11:49 AM]
Rockford Register Star reports: 'It was Buffalo's plan to stack the line and stop the Bears' run game, bringing the safeties up for run support and leaving cornerbacks one-on-one with receivers. It's a risky proposition, but the Bears didn't have a run play over five yards.'
Bears can't corral Bills [11:47 AM]
Kane County Chronicle reports: '"We didn't do anything real well today," defensive coordinator Greg Blache said. "We gave up plays in zone coverage, went to man coverage and gave up plays. There are no excuses. Right now, we're just not getting it done."'
Bears running game falls flat [11:22 AM]
Kane County Chronicle reports: 'The Bills figured the Bears' offense relied on its running game, and sought to stop it by any means necessary. "We had to commit to the box today," Buffalo coach Gregg Williams said. "We knew that was a big part of how they wanted the game to go, to get to shorter third downs. We wanted long third downs, so we had to commit early to plan the run defense."'
Week 4 Highlights (Video) [11:14 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: Watch highlights of Sunday's thrilling 33-27 overtime victory over the Bears.
Bledsoe, Bills make overtime work [9:21 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'It took the Bills just two plays to travel 56 yards for the winning score.'
Drew's flying circus strikes again [9:20 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"What are we going to call this offense, the D-Gun?" asked tight end Jay Riemersma. "We're on the edge of our seats just like the fans."'
Defense succeeds putting pride on line [9:20 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"I was just on today," said Williams, who was one of the Bills' leading tacklers last season. "I just refused to let them run the ball. I just had it in my mind all week."'
Bears' running game stages disappearance [9:19 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"We knew it was going to be very difficult to play here," Bears coach Dick Jauron said. "We were trying to come in here and steal a win. We almost did it, but almost isn't good enough."'
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