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Buffalo Bills News - October 19, 2014

Marker Mark Gaughan’s 10 Plays: Chandler, Hogan deliver clutch catches [7:51 PM]
Buffalo News reports: '“It was 2-Man,” Chandler said, referring to two-deep safety coverage with man coverage underneath. “And that’s just Kyle trusting me that I’m going to get around that guy and putting it into a tight window.”'

Marker Report card [7:50 PM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'A win is a win, so the grade has to be better than average, but anyone who watched knows this team has a long way to go if it dreams of making the playoffs. And Doug Marrone was the first to admit this. Four turnovers, penalties, bad line play. Bills were very fortunate.'

Marker Survive And Advance [7:28 PM]
WGR-AM reports: 'These really are the worst kinds of games for fans to sink their teeth into. We're pretty sure Minnesota isn't that good so beating them doesn't impress that much. Because of that, if the Bills had lost this game it would have been open season on just about everyone from Doug Marrone to the kickoff specialist.'

Marker Buffalo Bills Week 7 Report Card [6:44 PM]
Auburn Citizen reports: 'Turnovers and mediocre run defense aside, the Bills coaching staff did a good job this week. Offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett is often criticized, but he drew up the right plays on the Bills' final drive, including the call on 4th and 20 that saved the game.'

Marker Van Miller honored as 29th member of Bills Wall of Fame [6:29 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Seeing my name on the Wall of Fame next to football giants leaves me more than humbled; thank you to the entire Bills organization for this tremendous privilege."'

Marker Kyle Orton, Kyle Williams say Buffalo Bills won't apologize for ugly win over Minnesota Vikings [6:29 PM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: '"It doesn't matter how you win it," quarterback Kyle Orton said. "You don't ever apologize for winning a game in this league. It's too hard. They're a good defense, they're a good football team. We hung in there, made some mistakes, but in the end we got the win and that was our goal."'

Marker The Bills use Watkins and they win [6:26 PM]
WGR-AM reports: 'As bad as the Bills played, they left the stadium 4-3. It doesn’t matter if they won 40-0 or played as sloppy as possible and won 17-16, the record is still 4-3. Two bad performances doesn’t change the fact the the season is still out there for them. Coming up are games against the Jets, Kansas City, Miami, the Jets and Cleveland. If they somehow overcome the coaching and the undisciplined play, they could be in great shape heading into Denver on December 7.'

Marker Bills get miraculous win [6:26 PM]
WGR-AM reports: 'This was a text book definition of an ugly win but it still counts in the standings no matter how bad it was. On paper, this looked to be the easiest game left on the Bills schedule and yet they were seconds away from a third straight defeat at home. If the Bills are to contend for a playoff spot, they had to have this game as they are in the "soft" part of their schedule. If you go by current records, the Bills don't face a team with a winning record until Denver on December 7th in week 14.'

Marker Immediate Reactions: Buffalo Bills 17, Minnesota Vikings 16 [5:00 PM]
NickMendola.com reports: 'Watkins was back to his super self. He’s just that sort of athlete you look at and marvel, as if to say, “They make people like this?” He’s like an alien.'

Marker Kyle Orton leads the Bills to a last-second win [4:50 PM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'On second and goal from the 1-yard line, Orton found Watkins crossing right to left in the end zone against Xavier Rhodes for the tying touchdown.'

Marker Sammy Watkins' last-second catch gives Buffalo 17-16 win [4:48 PM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: 'Safety Aaron Williams was injured in the fourth quarter.'

Marker Sammy Watkins lone bright spot, and 5 observations from Week 7 win [4:47 PM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: 'The turnovers and penalties were one thing, but the Bills' offense won't be able to get off the ground until it gets better play from the offensive line. Rookie guard Cyril Richardson again struggled, and the Bills allowed six sacks in the game. Buffalo did manage over 100 yards on the ground for the first time since Week 2 against the Dolphins, but the offensive line play needs to improve.'

Marker Bills running back suffers broken collarbone, according to report [4:44 PM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: 'That leaves the Bills with Anthony Dixon as their only healthy running back along with Frank Summers for the remainder of their Week 7 game against the Vikings. Bryce Brown will likely be active for the team's Week 8 game against the New York Jets if Spiller and Jackson have to miss time.'

Marker Bills running back out for game against Vikings after hurting groin [4:43 PM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: 'Moments after Jackson was taken to the locker room, the Bills officially ruled him out for the game. He buried his face in a towel as he was carted off the field, and the crowd gave him a standing ovation.'

Marker Bills beat Vikings 17-16 on Watkins 2-yard catch [4:41 PM]
AP reports: 'The touchdown capped a 15-play, 80-yard drive which Orton extended by converting a fourth-and-20 and a third-and-12. Orton set up the decisive score with a 28-yard pass to Chris Hogan at the Vikings 2.'

Marker Bills' Jackson, Spiller hurt against Vikings [4:40 PM]
AP reports: 'The injuries depleted Buffalo's backfield to third-string running back Anthony Dixon and fullback Frank Summers. Running back Bryce Brown was inactive to start the game.'

Marker Bills receiver Mike Williams active against Vikes [4:39 PM]
AP reports: 'The move comes a week after Williams' agent, Hadley Engelhard, was granted permission to seek a trade after the receiver was inactive in a 37-22 loss to New England. The Bills (3-3) do have a spot to fill at receiver with Marquise Goodwin out with an ankle injury.'

Marker Buffalo 17, Minnesota 16 [4:37 PM]
The Sports Network reports: 'The prospect of the Bills winning appeared dim when Orton was sacked at the Buffalo 40 on third down. However, the veteran quarterback converted a 4th- and-20 with a 24-yard pass to Scott Chandler.'

Marker Bills lose Jackson, Spiller to injuries [4:36 PM]
The Sports Network reports: 'The team ruled out both players for the rest of the game, leaving Anthony Dixon as the only available option in the backfield.'

Marker Bills 17, Vikings 16 [4:34 PM]
The Sports Xchange reports: 'Buffalo won despite turning the ball over four times.'

Marker Bills lose RBs Jackson, Spiller [4:33 PM]
The Sports Xchange reports: 'Spiller, who also was taken to the locker room on a cart, could miss the rest of the season with a broken collarbone. He was in tears when he left the field.'

Marker Bills Edge Vikings 17-16 [4:31 PM]
WGR-AM reports: 'After a stagnant performance throughout the entire fourth quarter, the Bills offense finally awoke on the final drive, completing a 4th and 20 to Scott Chandler and an oustanding completion to Chris Hogan at the two yard line. Those plays set up a sideline end zone pass to Sammy Watkins for his second TD of the game, including the game winner.'

Marker Bills get one point win with one tick on the clock [4:29 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'The Bills offense waited until the waning moments to snatch a victory from the jaws of defeat Sunday. With one second remaining Kyle Orton found Sammy Watkins on the left sideline for a two-yard touchdown catch. Dan Carpenter’s extra point lifted Buffalo to a 17-16 win.'

Marker Bills lose Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller to injury [4:23 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Both Jackson and Spiller were visibly upset as they were driven off the field. Jackson was holding his head in his right hand, while Spiller put his hand over his face with a towel draped over his head.'

Marker Fred Jackson suffers groin injury, leaves Vikings game [4:23 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'On what appeared to be a harmless carry off the right side on a 3rd-and-1 near the end of the third quarter, Jackson fell and reached for his right groin area.'

Marker Mike Williams up, Marquise Goodwin down on Bills-Vikings inactive list [4:22 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'A pair of receivers were the notable names listed on the Bills gameday inactives.'

Marker Hackett maintains his resolve [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“Even when you win, you didn’t win right,” Hackett said. “When you lose, it’s how you lost. It’s part of this game. It’s what we signed up for. That’s why I love it. It’s about getting better every week, making the guys feel better and make plays.”'

Marker Bills have good opportunity to get under Bridgewater’s skin [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Bills 30, Vikings 16.'

Marker Bills’ Brandon excited about future under Pegulas’ ownership [1:57 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'But Brandon has been the architect of the Bills’ business platform, and the team just sold for a record-smashing $1.4 billion. He was involved in striking the stadium lease agreement with Erie County and has overseen two stadium renovations that came in on time and on budget. He was behind the successful move of training camp to St. John Fisher College, his alma mater.'

Marker Schumer’s relentless lobbying helped keep the Bills in Buffalo [1:56 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“One of the first things I did was to get to know Ralph very well,” Schumer said. “We became good friends. I think he trusted me and liked me and knew he could call on me. And whenever the Bills had problems with the league – which was often – Ralph would be very agitated and upset, and he’d call me up and we’d get to work together.”'

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