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Buffalo Bills News - November 25, 2014

Marker Ten Plays That Shaped The Game [1:56 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The Jets used a bunch of two- and even three-tight end sets in the first half with the aim in part of slowing down the Bills’ pass rush. Mario Williams destroyed the plan late in the second quarter when the Jets lined up three tight ends to the right side of the formation. He burst to the inside of rookie Jace Amaro and pushed both him and tight end Jeff Cumberland backward until he took down Michael Vick for a 10-yard sack.'

Marker Matchup winners [1:55 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Everything that could go wrong has gone wrong for the Jets at cornerback.'

Marker Quarterly Report [1:54 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Mario Williams didn’t need his red contacts to terrorize the Jets. His did that on his own with his play inside Ford Field.'

Marker Report Card [1:53 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Despite all the potential distractions, Doug Marrone kept his team focused and motivated. The Bills were not flat, scoring a touchdown on their first possession. It was their first red-zone touchdown in nine quarters. The defense was ferocious, and the special teams scored a touchdown. The Bills didn’t ease off the accelerator in the second half.'

Marker Five things about the Browns [1:52 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Pettine might have been their 10th choice for head coach, but the Browns look like they’ve found a good one in the former Bills defensive coordinator.'

Marker Traveling fans have motors that don’t quit [1:51 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“This is Buffalo weather,” said Chauncey Carter, who lives downtown in the city. “It doesn’t bother me at all. I’ve been here since 1 o’clock. I love the Bills. I don’t have a choice. I think a win would lift up the city and give people a distraction from what’s happening at home.”'

Marker Diehard Bills fans head to Detroit to keep their streaks alive [1:50 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“I was given an exemption for the Toronto series, because of the moral stand I took in not endorsing the Toronto games,” kidded Braun, an attorney with Phillips Lytle in downtown Buffalo. “But for this game, morality didn’t come into play.”'

Marker Buffalo Bills blast New York Jets [1:49 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: '"Our guys were ready to go," said Marrone, who left his home last Tuesday to go to work at Ralph Wilson Stadium and hasn't been back since, as he was snowed in at his office before the team escaped to the Motor City on Friday. "We wanted to give the people back in our region a chance to smile by the way we played."'

Marker Bills were 'shockingly' sharp [1:48 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'Never mind the fact that they hadn't played since Nov. 13, and spent almost as much time shoveling snow as they did practicing leading up to this game. The defense was simply dominant as the Jets couldn't get anything established (218 yards).'

Marker Bills have Detroit to thank for setting up showdown with Browns [1:47 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'The Bills had so many highlights against New York it's difficult to list them.'

Marker Report card [1:46 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'This was a dominating performance across the board for the Bills, one that was much needed. The goal for Buffalo was to beat a team that it clearly should beat, and to give the folks back home something to smile about, and the Bills succeeded on both fronts.'

Marker Bills, Browns game will be played in Buffalo [1:45 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: '"The heat wave has certainly helped over the last 48 hours," Brandon said with a laugh, referencing the unusually warm temperatures Sunday and Monday in western New York that melted some of the record snow. "We've had over 500 shovelers on site over the last two days and we've made tons of progress. Our stadium operations staff said all indications are that we're full go, ready to practice tomorrow and get back to our normal routines."'

Marker Robert Woods, Kyle Orton have big games as Buffalo cruises to 38-3 win [1:44 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: 'The Bills came in with an NFL-high 39 sacks, and they added seven more Monday, including two each by Mario Williams and Jerry Hughes.'

Marker Ford Field provides unique atmosphere for Buffalo Bills' blowout win over New York Jets [1:43 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: '"I'll tell you what," Bills coach Doug Marrone said. "Our fans, they were phenomenal. When I first came out there, I didn't know what to expect. I know there was a radio station trying to garner up a bunch of Jet green out or something like that. We heard that and obviously were concerned about, 'Is it going to be a home field' and stuff like that, be ready for a silent count. As soon as I came out and looked to the right and saw all those blue jerseys, I was like, 'Holy cow, baby. Here we go.' That was a little bit of a relief for me in the beginning of the game."'

Marker Doug Marrone gives game ball to Erie County emergency response team after Buffalo Bills win [1:42 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: '"Afterwards, I gave the game ball obviously to the emergency response team in Erie County," Marrone said. "I think that's important. Pretty much too many people to thank for us being able to get it together."'

Marker Buffalo Bills respond to adversity, and 5 observations from dominant win over Jets [1:41 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: 'Maybe the extra time off helped the Bills figure out their red-zone issues. After failing to score a red-zone touchdown against the Chiefs or Dolphins the last two games, the Bills scored three touchdowns in three trips to the red zone on Monday and scored 38 points. Either the Bills figured something out or the Jets are just that bad. Buffalo now has 81 points in two games against the Jets this season and 156 points in their other nine games.'

Marker Fred Jackson active, Marquise Goodwin inactive [1:40 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: 'Goodwin and Williams have been jockeying for position at the bottom of the Bills' wide receiver depth chart throughout the season, and it appears Williams has passed Goodwin this week.'

Marker Russ Brandon says Buffalo Bills '100 percent ready' to host Cleveland Browns at Ralph Wilson Stadium [1:39 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: 'The Bills' plan is to travel back to Buffalo after their Monday night game and resume life as normal after a hectic week that included two missed practices and a relocated, postponed Week 12 game.'

Marker NFL, Buffalo Bills considered Yankee Stadium, Penn State before settling on Ford Field [1:38 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: 'Once it came down to a handful of NFL stadiums, Ford Field made the most sense because of its proximity to Buffalo, indoor field and the fact that the Lions were playing on the road in Week 12.'

Marker Buffalo Bills Report Card [1:37 AM]
Canandaigua Daily Messenger reports: 'The Bills didn't look like a team that couldn't practice because of a snow storm. Buffalo dominated in every area of the game, as coach Doug Marrone and his staff had the team well prepared. I liked that Marrone went for it on fourth-and-one even though it didn't work. The red-zone play calling was greatly improved too. Grade: A.'

Marker Tuesday's New York Coverage [1:32 AM] reports:
Bills Thrash the Jets in a Road Show of Resilience (New York Times)
Jets Plunge to New Depths, Where Rex Ryan Probably Won’t Survive (New York Times)
NY Jets embarrassed by Bills, 38-3, in game at neutral Detroit (New York Daily News)
NY Jets turn back to Geno Smith as Michael Vick struggles in loss to Bills (New York Daily News)
Detroit decides to support Bills over NY Jets in relocated game (New York Daily News)
NY Jets continue to defy odds and become more painful to watch in loss to Bills (New York Daily News)
NY Jets' Muhammad Wilkerson injured in loss to Bills (New York Daily News)
Heartless, pathetic Jets bottom out with Bills massacre (New York Post)
Teary-eyed Sheldon Richardson: ‘Didn’t get drafted to lose games’ (New York Post)
Rex doesn’t know who his QB is — does it even matter? (New York Post)
After getting outcoached, even Rex Ryan knows he’s a goner (New York Post)
Jets’ Wilkerson evasive after leaving with injury (New York Post)
The worst report card in Jets history (New York Post)
Bills dominate Jets, who fall to 2-9 (Newsday)
Missed connection from Michael Vick to Eric Decker might have made a difference (Newsday)
Sheldon Richardson very upset after Jets' latest loss (Newsday)
Jets something less than a zillion ways better (Newsday)
Photo gallery (Newsday)
From Michael Vick to penalties to special teams, Jets awful in blowout loss to Buffalo Bills (Newark Star Ledger)
Right tackle Breno Giacomini reflects on going from 'the top' with Seattle Seahawks to 'bottom' with Jets (Newark Star Ledger)
Rex Ryan has no idea if Geno Smith or Michael Vick will start the Jets' next game (Newark Star Ledger)
Latest Jets debacle against Buffalo Bills falls squarely on Rex Ryan (Newark Star Ledger)
Sheldon Richardson emotionally defends Rex Ryan after Buffalo Bills blow out Jets (Newark Star Ledger)
Everything you need to know about Jets' embarrassing loss to Buffalo Bills in Detroit (Newark Star Ledger)
Will Muhammad Wilkerson's toe injury prevent him from playing in Jets-Miami Dolphins? (Newark Star Ledger)
The good, the bad and the ugly from a pathetic showing in Detroit (Newark Star Ledger)
Photo gallery (Newark Star Ledger)
Jets blown out by Buffalo, 38-3, in Detroit (Bergen Record)
Jets-Bills replay (Bergen Record)
Jets Embarrassed by Bills in Motown Makeup Game (Wall Street Journal)
The Motor City Welcomes a New York Migration (Wall Street Journal)
Wilkerson leaves Jets-Bills game with toe injury (AP)
7 Factors that Led to Jets' Large Loss to Bills (
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Photo gallery (Rochester D&C)
Photo gallery (Syracuse Post Standard)

Marker Tuesday's Detroit Coverage [1:31 AM] reports:
Bills appear right at home with win at Ford Field (Detroit News)
Detroit happy to help, watch Bills-Jets game (Detroit News)
Desperate Bills dominate Jets at Ford Field (Detroit Free Press)
Shoveled in from Buffalo, transplant game is a Detroit success (Detroit Free Press)
Photo gallery (Detroit Free Press)
Buffalo Bills trounce New York Jets 38-3, feel right at home in Ford Field (Ann Arbor News)
Buffalo's Doug Marrone in Detroit: 'We wanted to give people in our region a chance to smile' (Ann Arbor News)
Portion of 50K raised at game to help Buffalo disaster relief effort (Ann Arbor News)
Lions, Ford Field acted fast to deliver 67K free tickets (Ann Arbor News)
Fans fill up Ford Field for one-of-a-kind matchup (Ann Arbor News)
Jim Schwartz loose, all smiles for Ford Field sequel (Ann Arbor News)
Lions' Tom Lewand explains decision to host game, stresses NFL unity (Ann Arbor News)
Bills make themselves at home in Detroit (Fox Sports Detroit)

Marker Jets routed 38-3 by Bills in rescheduled game [1:30 AM]
AP reports: '"We probably had the easy part of it, and back home they had the tough part," Orton said. "Excited to get here and get a big win for us, and hopefully this will propel us forward."'

Marker Bills make most of trip to Detroit, rout Jets 38-3 [1:29 AM]
AP reports: '"We want to be a representation of the city of Buffalo," Chandler said. "Hopefully we can continue to just persevere and be tough and win these games, because we know that the people back there in Buffalo, they're tough and they're going to be rising from this last week."'

Marker Bills fans turn out in Detroit [1:28 AM]
AP reports: '"It really shows the spirit. I can't believe how many Bills fans are here," team president Russ Brandon said shortly before kickoff. "It should be a lot of fun, a little bit of a collegial-type atmosphere."'

Marker Bills president: Stadium should be ready Sunday [1:27 AM]
AP reports: '"All indications are we are 100 percent ready to roll back at Ralph Wilson Stadium, have a good week of practice and get ready for the Browns after this game," Brandon said. "None of the reports that I have would lead us to think otherwise."'

Marker Jackson active for Bills against Jets [1:26 AM]
AP reports: 'Fullback Frank Summers is inactive with a neck problem and will miss his first game this season. Tight end MarQueis Gray, linebacker Randell Johnson, tackle Cyrus Kouandjio, wide receiver Marquise Goodwin and defensive ends Jarius Wynn and Bryan Johnson are also inactive for Buffalo.'

Marker Buffalo 38, NY Jets 3 [1:25 AM]
The Sports Network reports: 'Boobie Dixon rushed for a touchdown and blocked a punt that was recovered in the end zone for another score, helping the Bills (6-5) keep their playoff hopes alive.'

Marker Emotional Bills bury Jets [1:24 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: 'he Lions organization tried its best to make the Bills feel at home. The hosts even painted the Bills logo at midfield and encouraged the 56,044 fans, who got free tickets, to cheer for Buffalo. "I don't think we would have been as prepared if they didn't open up their arms to us," Marrone said of the Lions.'

Marker Bills put aside distractions in emotional rout of Jets [1:23 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: '"It was a busy week, wondering if we were going to play a game, if we even were going to practice for a game," he said. "Stuck in the house, it didn't seem likely. The people in Buffalo made it happen. They cleared the roads for some of the players to get out. They wanted us to play this game. It was really for them, the city of Buffalo."'

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