Buffalo 17, N.Y. Jets 6 [7:11 PM]
Sportsticker reports: 'The Buffalo Bills and New York Jets both had their seasons on the line but only one team played like it.'
Smith adds meaning to game with 199th sack [6:11 PM]
ESPN reports: Bruce Smith gave a little meaning to a meaningless game between the New York Giants and Washington Redskins on Sunday by setting the NFL record for career sacks.
Bills' McGahee inactive against Jets [4:03 PM]
AP reports: 'Coach Gregg Williams raised the possibility of the first-round draft pick playing following Friday's practice.'
Bills Find End Zone on Road, Jets Next [4:02 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '"Offensively we have to run the ball better than we did," Bledsoe said. "The second thing is we have to do a little better in our pass protections. The problems that we had weren't as much physical as they were mental. We had some breakdowns, assignment wise, in our protections against the Jets a few times. We have to improve in both of those areas."'
Bills Make Adjustments For Second Meeting [4:01 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '"The game is all about adjustments," said wide receiver Eric Moulds. "If you make good adjustments you will have success. If you don't, teams are going to continue to do the things they've done to you. We have to be ready to make adjustments and ready to play the game."'
Bills hope to be in middle of action [9:15 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The Bills will have to be ready for more blitzes today. The Bills' offensive line has a rough task even without blitzes. Defensive end Shaun Ellis, who has 11.5 sacks, goes up against Mike Williams. The middle of the offensive line faces good penetrators in defensive tackles Josh Evans and Jason Ferguson.'
Bills, Jets hang hats on slim playoff hopes [9:14 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Unfortunately for the Bills and Jets, a late-season run will only serve as a reminder of what could have been for both teams.'
Ralph deserves a 'thanks' and a place in the Hall of Fame [9:13 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"Well, I know what they mean. "Thanks for keeping the team here.' That's what they mean."'
Taxi squad to nowhere? [9:12 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Jerel Meyers, a 22-year-old wideout from LSU, was signed to the Bills practice squad on Sept. 11, and thus his bumpy ride began. He was released on the 24th, re-signed on Sept. 27, released on Nov. 12 and re-signed again on the 19th. "It's just part of the game. You have to roll with the punches," said Meyers, who was teammates with Josh Reed while at LSU. "Everybody wants to be in this league, and you got to get in any way you can. The practice squad is my way of getting into this league and I'm just going to take it from there. Really to me it's like getting a second chance."'
Scouts to honor Hunter Kelly for bravery [9:11 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Hunter James Kelly will receive the "2003 Good Scout Award for Bravery" on Tuesday from Boy Scouts of America, Greater Niagara Frontier Council.'
Martin enjoys rush of success after slow start [8:45 AM]
Bergen Record reports: '"Curtis just keeps running, and at the end of the year he has about 1,200 yards," coach Herman Edwards said. "That's kind of his deal, who he's been. He brings a mental toughness to this team."'
Payback fuels the Bills vs. N.Y. Jets [5:20 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'Coach Gregg Williams is 1-4 against his Jets counterpart, Herman Edwards, since both assumed their positions in 2001. In those five games, Edwards’ Jets own a 16-6 edge in sacks, a 16-4 edge in takeaways, and a 149-97 edge on the scoreboard.'
Q&A: Kevin Thomas [5:19 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'What have you found to be the best perk about being an NFL player?
“Mondays when you pick up that check. Boy, that’s lovely. No, the best part is just putting on the helmet, putting on the gear. As a little kid that’s what you dream about, to put on the uniform. I haven’t experienced running out of the tunnel yet (during pregame introductions at Ralph Wilson Stadium), but as of right now it’s putting on the gear.”'
Bills play another struggling N.Y. team [5:18 AM]
Olean Times Herald reports: 'Today, the Bills again play a team from New York with the same record, and this time the question becomes which one will keep its microscopic playoff hopes alive for at least another week.'
Pennington's Poise and Enthusiasm Impress Other Coaches [5:17 AM]
New York Times reports: 'In his 17 regular-season starts, the Jets are 11-6, and he has completed 67.9 percent of his passes and thrown for 34 touchdowns, with 12 interceptions. Pennington's passer rating is 102.7 over that stretch, and he is the second-rated quarterback in the league at 99.2 this season, behind only the Titans' Steve McNair.'
1,000 points of light [5:16 AM]
New York Daily News reports: 'Martin, who hasn't missed a game in five years despite severe ankle, knee and lower-back injuries, is enjoying one of his healthiest seasons.'
Jets need streak to be a non-stop [5:15 AM]
New York Post reports: 'The Bills are playing better football right now, particularly on the defensive side of the ball, where they are ranked No. 3 in the NFL in overall defense. They, of course, are coming off a 24-7 rout of the Giants last week.'
Fearless Chrebet vows to return 'good as ever' [5:14 AM]
New York Post reports: '"I know that I'm gonna get past this," Chrebet says. "That's not a question, it's a certainty . . . I'm just looking forward to coming back as good as ever. Mentally and physically healthy."'
Jets' Martin joins elite rushers because he . . . Takes a Licking, Keeps on Ticking [5:13 AM]
New York Newsday reports: '"He is probably one of the toughest guys as a running back that I have been around for his size," Edwards said. "His pain tolerance is very, very unique. He has done a lot in his career and he generally lines up every week and plays for us."'
Little Man, Big Heart [5:12 AM]
New York Newsday reports: '"I don't even think the Jets knew what they were getting when they drafted him," he said. "They thought they were getting a punt returner. I knew they were getting much more than that."'
Hey, Herm, Take a Timeout [5:11 AM]
New York Newsday reports: 'Before he worries about his long-term future with the Jets, Herman Edwards ought to figure out the basics of clock management - take a knee! And while he's at it, figure out how to avoid slow starts. His yearly progression reads: 1-2, 1-4, 0-4.'
Jets vs. Bills [5:10 AM]
New York Newsday reports: 'The only thing they have going for them is a defense that can stop the run, but even that probably won't stop coach Gregg Williams from getting fired.'
Jets feeding off hope [5:09 AM]
Newark Star Ledger reports: 'The Bills, whose coach, Gregg Williams, will likely be fired at the end of the season, are coming off a 24-7 shellacking of the Giants last week.'
Jets-Bills matchups [5:08 AM]
Newark Star Ledger reports: 'Jets 24, Bills 13.'
Moss' presence wears off [5:07 AM]
White Plains Journal News reports: 'Moss caught only three passes against the Bills that afternoon, but one of them was for a touchdown. From that game until the streak was broken Monday, Moss caught a scoring pass in a team-record seven straight games.'
Give Edwards extension now [5:06 AM]
White Plains Journal News reports: 'Herm Edwards is a keeper. The Jets should show him the money, give him the ball, and hope he can someday carry another Miracle of the Meadowlands to the biggest Sunday in sports.'
Bills-Jets scouting report [5:05 AM]
White Plains Journal News reports: 'The Bills will try to make plays from behind a shaky offensive line that has yielded 36 sacks this season.'
Jets eye long shot run for playoffs [5:04 AM]
New Haven Register reports: '"In the situation that we’re in, Monday night is an good as we can do," said Martin, who is 131 yards away from his ninth straight season with 1,000 yards rushing. "It’s the best step toward our goal. There’s no doubt we have to win out. Every week we have to be focused we have to play with the poise and the same mentality that we played with Monday night. I think it will be hard for anybody to beat us."'
Gang Green's playoff push [5:03 AM]
Middletown Times Herald Record reports: 'The record is 5-7, they're three games out of an AFC wild-card berth, but that hasn't stopped the buzz about the Jets making another late-season run to the postseason.'
Quick Facts for Buffalo [5:02 AM]
NewYorkJets.com reports: 'Bills QB Alex Van Pelt was tutored by Jets Offensive Coordinator Paul Hackett at the University of Pittsburgh. While Hackett was head coach and offensive coordinator at Pitt, BUF Pro Bowl G Ruben Brown and Jets RB Curtis Martin and Van Pelt were all members of the same squad.'
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