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Buffalo Bills News - September 14, 2014

Marker Ten plays that shaped the game [7:40 PM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Credit Bills coach Doug Marrone with using star running back C.J. Spiller on special teams. Spiller showed off his 4.27-second speed in the 40-yard dash by bolting 102 yards with a third-quarter kickoff return to put the Bills ahead, 16-3.'

Marker Wilson honored, Kelly cheered in pregame ceremony [7:14 PM]
Buffalo News reports: '“He was a guy with integrity, a guy we all looked up to, and a guy we all considered almost like a father to us.”'

Marker Blocked kick hurts so good for Dixon [7:13 PM]
Buffalo News reports: '“We consider ourselves one of the best units in the league,” Dixon said. “We’re not going to shy away from that. Every team we go up against, we’re looking to sting them, no matter who they is.”'

Marker Bills pay tribute to Ralph Wilson with a win he would have loved [7:12 PM]
WGR-AM reports: 'The Bills defense should get the lion's share of the credit, shutting down a Miami team that put up 33 points in a week one victory over the New England Patriots. The Dolphins were suffocated in the first half gaining a total of just 62 yards on 26 plays. Miami never got beyond its own 39 yard line over the game's first 30 minutes. They didn't cross into Bills territory until just over two minutes into the third quarter.'

Marker Observations: Bills 29 - Dolphins 10 [7:11 PM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Did Sunday look familiar to you on offense? That’s probably because it was the same game plan the Bills had for quarterback EJ Manuel and how to attack the Chicago Bears. Buffalo simplified the game enough for Manuel over the last two weeks to the point that the second-year quarterback always looked comfortable when he dropped back to pass. He didn’t have to win them the game, nor did they want him to.'

Marker Report card [6:47 PM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'The Bills defensive staff did a nice job getting pressure on Tannehill as Jim Schwartz dialed up a few more blitzes. On offense, Nathaniel Hackett continues to increase the load on Manuel, and while it's still a work in progress, the Bills are 2-0.'

Marker Celebration begins a day early as Bills fans evoke mood from Super Bowl years [6:45 PM]
Buffalo News reports: '“It’s the future and the past coming together on the same day, in the home opener,” Even said. “There’s been just so much in one week.”'

Marker Special Teams Were Real Special [6:13 PM]
Bills Daily reports: 'Doug Marrone I agreed with his decision to punt late in the first half from the Dolphins 40 on a 4th and 4 play. The defense was dominating at the time and pin them back. Marrone had his team focused and prepared and the dominated from the start.'

Marker Buffalo Bills Week 2 Report Card [5:47 PM]
Auburn Citizen reports: 'What a day for the special teams unit.'

Marker Buffalo Bills thump the Miami Dolphins 29-10 [5:20 PM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'The delirium only grew more intense throughout Sunday afternoon as the defense dominated and the the offense and special teams piled up the points.'

Marker Bills improve to 2-0, this time with flash, not the smash [5:19 PM]
Toronto Sun reports: 'In both victories Manuel played smart, efficient, if not often dynamic football. But that’s all the Bills need him to be in this run-based offence, that relies heavily on their stubborn, talented defence to get them the ball back often, and in good field position.'

Marker Spiller, Watkins spark Bills' 29-10 win over Miami [5:18 PM]
AP reports: 'Watkins finished with eight catches for 117 yards, and Spiller added 69 yards rushing.'

Marker Buffalo 29, Miami 10 [5:16 PM]
The Sports Network reports: 'The Bills sacked Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill four times and picked him off once a week after he had two touchdown passes against the Patriots.'

Marker Bills 29, Dolphins 10 [5:15 PM]
The Sports Xchange reports: 'The Bills also received a big boost from their special teams, which produced a touchdown on C.J. Spiller's 102-yard kickoff return, five field goals by Dan Carpenter and a blocked punt that set up a score.'

Marker Bills Manhandle Dolphins 29-10 [5:13 PM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Following the Miami score, Buffalo's offense did not miss a beat after the Miami touchdown as CJ Spiller finally broke loose on offense scampering for a 47 yard run. His dash set up a 12 yard EJ Manuel touchdown pass to Sammy Watkins who continued his coming out party with his first career score. After the Bills scoring drive, Buffalo's defense got their first stop of the second half. The offense would then move the ball fluently down the field but again, were stopped short in the red zone and had to settle for 4th Dan Carpenter field goal of the day.'

Marker Bills honor Wilson with ceremony, 2-0 start to season [5:12 PM]
WGR-AM reports: 'The Bills defense, armed by the return of the once suspended linebacker Nigel Bradham, frustrated Miami quarterback Ryan Tannehill and the offensive attack throughout the afternoon. After just one half, the Dolphins were limited to zero points and just 62 yards on 26 plays.'

Marker Immediate Reactions: Buffalo Bills 29, Miami Dolphins 10 [5:10 PM] reports: 'Under the now golden letters spelling out R-A-L-P-H C. W-I-L-S-O-N J-R on the Wall of Fame, the Buffalo Bills played a complete, three-phase effort that would’ve made the Golden Era owner proud.'

Marker Bills Get Electric 29-10 Win Over Miami [5:09 PM]
Bills Daily reports: 'Everything was setup for a perfect day at Ralph Wilson Stadium. While the NFL has had a horrid week there was one little area of the huge league map that was having a fantastic week. The future was secured by the Pegulas and they were honoring the patriach of the franchise in what was a playoff atmosphere. The players knew it was a special day and were not going to let the euphoria of the past 10 days come to a sudden halt. This Bills team seems very focused as it would have been easy to let outside excitement allow them to letdown. They were ready to play and because that they are one of the early season surprise teams in the league after two short weeks.'

Marker Bills never trail in workmanlike 29-10 win over Dolphins [5:09 PM] reports: 'It wasn’t until the first drive of the second half that Miami put points on the board thanks to a 34-yard field goal by Caleb Sturgis (9-3). But Buffalo’s kick return unit then busted a big play as C.J. Spiller with some help from his blockers went 102 yards for a touchdown to put the Bills up by 13 (16-3).'

Marker Ralph Wilson Jr. honored in emotional pregame ceremony [5:08 PM] reports: '“Mr. Wilson was a true gentleman in every sense of the word,” said Murphy. “He was a man of high ideals who set a high standard for himself and those he worked with. Today, on behalf of the Buffalo Bills, we would like to forever honor his legacy by turning the letters of his name gold on the prestigious wall of fame, a symbol of the standard he set for all of us.”'

Marker Bills salute late owner before home opener [1:42 PM]
AP reports: 'Fans at a sold-out Ralph Wilson Stadium gave its late namesake a standing ovation Sunday as the Buffalo Bills saluted their founder before the home opener against the Miami Dolphins.'

Marker Dolphins C Pouncey, LB Misi out vs Bills [1:42 PM]
AP reports: 'The Bills will be without linebacker Keith Rivers, who suffered a groin injury last week in Chicago. Defensive backs Ross Cockrell and Jonathan Meeks, running back Bryce Brown, tight end Lee Smith, offensive linemen Cyril Richardson and Cyrus Kouandjo will be inactive as well.'

Marker Why Buffalo loves Fred Jackson [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“He’s passionate about it. He plays with a chip on his shoulder, which is the quintessential Buffalo mentality, us against the world, always the underdog.'

Marker Sweet tweets on Jackson from Bills Nation [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Huge group at Bills bar. Friend says “it’s a rule that as Bills’ fan, your fav player must be FJ” Whole place nods'

Marker With electricity in crowd, Bills should be flying high [1:57 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Bills 27, Dolphins 14.'

Marker It’s time to live it up, Bills fans: you’ve earned it [1:56 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'When you consider the dramatic confluence of events, it could be the biggest and most anticipated home opener in team history. I’ll defer to people who were on hand for Kelly’s first game in 1986, or for the first home game in the inaugural AFL season in 1960. But it should be one wild afternoon.'

Marker The next generation of Bills fans [1:55 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“This is my second Bills season here, and thanks to the Pegulas, I’m looking forward to many more,” she said.'

Marker Across generations, Bills respected Wilson [1:53 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The returning alumni included some players of the championship years of the 1960s – Ed Rutkowski, Booker Edgerson, Butch Byrd, Stratton and Ron McDole.'

Marker A home opener like no other [1:52 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'All this would normally be enough to energize the home squad but for reasons that are difficult to explain — perhaps Ralph won a poker hand with St. Peter — the Bills are experiencing a seismic shift in karma these days.'

Marker 3 questions heading into the Bills home opener [1:51 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'ills 19, Dolphins 17.'

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