Can the Bills avoid getting Gronked again? [1:54 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'Patriots 31, Bills 17.'
Bills will try to hand Pats their first defeat [1:53 AM]
Batavia Daily News reports: 'And finally with Buffalo, again, like the Jets, made some sexy moves in the offseason, but I’m sorry. Tyrod Taylor does not scare the Patriots off the top of the ladder.'
Embattled Tom Brady flipping off everyone [1:52 AM]
Toronto Sun reports: 'The only thing that matters to Tom Brady is winning. Winning everything. All 16 regulation games plus those in the postseason. Another Super Bowl. And, in the process, shutting up all those critics in the football world who actually think the amount of air in a football could be more of a difference-maker than his God-given talent and fierce competitiveness.'
Pats need to contain Buffalo QB Taylor [1:51 AM]
Boston Herald reports: '“He’s gashed a lot of teams,” defensive end Chandler Jones said. “I mean, you see him running the ball for a touchdown or big chunk plays, 20-yard gains, and you see him throwing the ball deep. Everyone just has to be sound for the most part, all 11 guys on the field. If they can be in their spots, then we’ll be fine.”''
Rex vexed by unbeaten Patriots [1:39 AM]
AP reports: '"Everybody is chasing the Patriots," he said. "I mean, right now they are undefeated; they are playing great. They've pretty much been playing lights out the last 10 years. ... Obviously, you get tired of it. It is about time for us to go ahead and get some victories."'
McKelvin recalls fumble in Bills' last Monday night meltdown [1:38 AM]
AP reports: '"I still feel the same how I felt then. I won't take nothing back from it," McKelvin said, recalling Buffalo's 2009 season-opening 25-24 loss. "The only thing I can say is what I said then, just hold on to the ball. No matter how many yards I get, just get down."'
Bills-Pats primer [1:37 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Again not counting that 2014 finale, Brady is 24-2 in his career as the Bills chief tormentor. New England has averaged 31 points in those 26 games and Brady has thrown for 61 touchdowns and 19 interceptions. The Bills have held Brady to 20 points or less just two times in the last 21 meetings. On the season, Brady is averaging 340 pass yards a game with 24 TD's and 3 INT's. He's thrown at least 2 TD passes in every game.'
5 things to watch in Bills - Patriots [1:36 AM]
WKBW-TV reports: 'Although I expect the Bills to give the Patriots more of a game than they did in the early stages of their Week Two loss to New England, in the end, you just can’t go against Brady and his brilliant dominance this year and through recent history.'
Some queries on Pats draw fire from Ryan [1:03 PM]
Olean Times Herald reports: 'And, in fairness, before the current streak — including a 40-32 loss to the Patriots at “The Ralph” in his initial game against them since taking over in Buffalo — he won three of the first five, including a playoff matchup, against Belichick’s team.'
Torell Troup – one pick ahead of Gronk [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“If Gronkowski scores more than one touchdown,” Troup said, “I’m probably going to get 10-15 tweets. My mom tells me not to pay it any mind. But it’s hard, man, because of the whole situation.”'
Ryan puts Kyle Williams as “50-50” to return this season [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“I know he’s frustrated,” Ryan said. “He was doing really well. Kind of had a setback, but we’re not sure how much that’s going to set him back.”'
Patriots’ absences provide opening [1:57 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'If it comes down to it, Tyrod Taylor has to deliver in a shootout. Yes, he is only making his seventh career start in the NFL. No, he has not been given to putting up gaudy passing numbers. Yes, the other quarterback on the field has long had a space for his bronze bust in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. But if ever there was a time for Taylor to light it up, this would be it.'
Karlos Williams pays big dividends for Bills [1:56 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'Bills cornerback Nickell Robey, who grew up in Polk County, Florida as Williams did, playing his high school ball at Frostproof, knows exactly what Tate is talking about. Williams and Robey collided a few times during their high school days, and Robey said, “He loved safety, coming down and smacking you, covering, getting some picks. He had the same mentality and tenaciousness that he has now, but he was a defensive player.”'
Rex Ryan looking for that one signature win [1:55 AM]
Toronto Sun reports: 'If Rex Ryan were Superman, the Pats would be his Kryptonite. There is no one who has given him more fits over his career than Pats coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady, and no two individuals he would relish beating more.'
No secrets to containing Tyrod Taylor [1:54 AM]
Boston Globe reports: '“You have to be smart,’’ said Jones, who collected three sacks of Taylor in New England’s 40-32 win in Week 2. “You can’t [allow" target="_blank"> rush lanes. Tyrod Taylor is a player that will capitalize if you get out of your spots, so everyone just has to be in their spot and we’ll be fine.’’'
Patriots defense focused on containing Tyrod Taylor [1:53 AM]
Providence Journal reports: '“Just try to contain him as much as possible,” Chung said. “He’s going to have his plays, he’s a good player and he’s going to get out of the pocket every once in a while. But we have to limit the amount of times he gets out of the pocket.”'
Bills' Ryan worried Kyle Williams could miss rest of season [1:52 AM]
AP reports: 'Ryan provided the prognosis following practice Saturday after revealing Williams experienced a setback in his recovery.'
McKelvin back at practice; Incognito questionable [1:51 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Guard Richie Incognito was limited Saturday and is questionable with a shoulder injury, but head coach Rex Ryan said he expects him to play.'
Top 10 ways this Bills-Patriots game is different [1:50 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'What’s fun than playing in one primetime game? Playing primetime games two weeks in a row! We’re starting to get used to this under-the-lights stuff. And we’re staying with the monochromatic uniform theme! Let’s hope recent history repeats itself.'
Bills play the ‘any given Sunday’ card vs. Patriots [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'But they believe they have sound reasons to feel encouraged, beginning with the fact they have won their last two games, against Miami and the New York Jets. They also think they are catching the Patriots at the right time. Julian Edelman, New England’s best receiver, is out with a broken foot. Dion Lewis, the Patriots’ dynamic running back, suffered a season-ending torn ACL.'
Ryan, Belichick similar in different ways [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"Whatever puts us in the best position to win, that's what we'll do," he said. "When you have a good head coach, which they both are, they always want you to work hard. Rex and Bill both, they expect you to know your stuff. They expect for you to come prepared every day, even if it's just a walk-thru. ... Make sure you're on top of your stuff, make sure you're taking care of what you need to take care of so when your number is called,c ou can be put in the best position to succeed and help the team."'
Bills need to run, sustain drives against Pats [1:57 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'If winning in Foxborough were simple, more teams would do it. The Pats haven’t lost a meaningful regular-season conference game at home since Matt Cassel was in for Tom Brady seven years ago. You have to play a near-perfect game to win up there, and get a little lucky besides.'
Bills-Patriots scouting report [1:56 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Patriots 30, Bills 16.'
Why is the 'Patriots Way' way better? [1:55 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'The Patriots’ blueprint isn’t unlike others: They build through the draft, but just do it better.'
Rex Ryan says he’s ‘not real fond of New England right now’ [1:54 AM]
Boston Globe reports: '“I think our team is gonna show that. I think we’ll play a lot smarter than we are. We know we can’t beat that team by giving them the type of penalties we gave them and that’s not what we want to be known for anyway.”'
Rex Ryan after contentious conference call: I'm not real fond of New England right now [1:53 AM]
Springfield Republican reports: 'Unlike the first meeting between the two teams, the Bills haven't done much trash talking throughout the week. All has been fairly quiet as Ryan's squad gears up for a second go-around with Bill Belichick's Patriots.'
Tom Brady, New England Patriots were 'very disrespectful' in Week 2 vs. Buffalo, says Bill [1:52 AM]
Springfield Republican reports: '"I don't think it's disrespectful, because if I could do it, I'd do it," said cornerback Stephon Gilmore. "I don't think it's disrespectful. It's playing football. They're probably trying to stay in rhythm for the next game. So you don't want to take a step back."'
Rex: Bills have to play ‘smarter than we are’ [1:51 AM]
CSN New England reports: '"We want to be a team that prides themselves on playing our game and not getting caught into the other part of it, and that’s what we’ll show Monday. I think our team is gonna show that. I think we’ll play a lot smarter than we are."'
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