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Buffalo Bills News - November 25, 2014

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]
TwoBillsDrive.com 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 (NewYorkJets.com)
Photo gallery (NewYorkJets.com)
Photo gallery (BuffaloBills.com)
Photo gallery (Buffalo News)
Photo gallery (Rochester D&C)
Photo gallery (Syracuse Post Standard)

Marker Tuesday's Detroit Coverage [1:31 AM]
TwoBillsDrive.com 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."'

Marker Bills-Jets: What we learned [1:22 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: 'They need to rely on veteran quarterback Kyle Orton and their stable of young receivers to overcome an unspectacular running game. Orton completed 75 percent of his passes Monday to offset the relative ineffectiveness of the three-headed running back rotation. Subtracting Anthony Dixon's 30-yard touchdown against the worn-down Jets defense late in the fourth and the Bills only gained 86 yards on 28 carries. They came into the game averaging a modest 3.9 yards a carry.'

Marker Woods, Williams Key Bills 38-3 Romp [1:21 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'With the game comfortably in hand, EJ Manuel took the field for the first time since Buffalo's loss in Houston, but simply handed the ball off three straight times.'

Marker The Bills prove a point [1:20 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'The Bills were 54 percent on third down efficiency, outgained the Jets 336-218, they intercepted Michael Vick once, blocked a punt for a touchdown and sacked the two Jet quarterbacks seven times. Hmm, I think they were ready to play.'

Marker Observations: Bills 38 - Jets 3 [1:19 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Early in the game it looked like quarterback Kyle Orton was channeling his previous two performances into the team’s game in Detroit. He received some help along the way from his receivers with fantastic catches, but Orton was as efficient as the Bills could have asked for. Orton completed 24-of-32 attempts for 230 yards and two touchdowns, and more importantly, helped lead the Bills to convert on all three (!) of their red-zone opportunities — which has been an outright rarity to the 2014 campaign. Orton even showed to be lightning on his feet, rushing for a 10-yard gain and a first down when the left side was there for the taking. He’ll have a much stiffer test against a Cleveland Browns team that has one of the top young cornerbacks in the game, but it was a step in the right direction.'

Marker Immediate Reactions: Buffalo Bills 38, New York Jets 3 [1:18 AM]
NickMendola.com reports: 'You guys get the feeling that, for whatever emotional lifts are worth, just having Fred Jackson around is worth whatever they have to pay the guy? He’s like an aggressive-running Yoda for this team, the emotional leader they don’t necessarily have in their HC.'

Marker Bills Blowout Jets 38-3 [1:17 AM]
Bills Daily reports: 'The Bills took all the emotion of a very unusual week and took it all out on the New York Jets as the Bills won a "home" game in Detroit against the Jets 38-3. Kyle Orton completed 24 of 32 passes for 230 yards including touchdown passes to Robert Woods and Scott Chandler. Woods made four fantastic catches including a David Tyrell type catch and a great acrobatic catch for his touchdown. Boobie Dixon blocked his second punt of the season that was recovered by Manny Lawson for a touchdown. A Duke Williams interception setup a Fred Jackson touchdown run in the rout. Dixon added a 30 yard touchdown run and the defense had seven sacks including two each by Mario Williams and Jerry Hughes.'

Marker Bills Get Dominating Win Over Division Rival [1:16 AM]
Bills Daily reports: 'Kyle Orton was rock solid as he completed 75% of his passes on hitting 24 of 32 passes for 230 yards and two touchdowns. He struggled early with is accuracy but made the plays when he had to. Grade A: Orton holds on to the job for at least another week.'

Marker Bills plaster the Jets in Detroit 38-3 [1:15 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Buffalo’s offense had been struggling in the red zone, but looked sharp going three-for-three inside the 20 against the Jets. Kyle Orton was responsible for two of the scores with touchdown passes to Robert Woods and Scott Chandler, who also both scored TDs in the first meeting with New York.''

Marker Bills dedicate win to WNY community [1:14 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“First of all I just want to say shout out to the Buffalo community,” said Boobie Dixon, who had a touchdown run and a blocked punt that led to another touchdown, which put the game away in the second half. “That was definitely for them. It’s been a struggle all week. I know they’re back home struggling and we’re going to go back home and fight with them. That was definitely for them, but we just rallied together. We know we needed this game. It was a must win and we got the ‘W’.”'

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November 24, 2014

Marker 5 things to watch for during Bills - Jets [12:39 PM]
WGR-AM reports: 'The Bills are in a tough spot in this game, losing a valuable homefield advantage in a contest that they likely must need in order to have any hope for the playoffs. With a loss the Bills will drop to 2-6 in the conference, which will all but erase any hopes of them stealing a wildcard berth in a tiebreaker scenario. The Jets are playing loose, coming off a bye week and off a game in which they stunned a Pittsburgh team that was playing as well as any offense in the NFL. Kyle Orton must have a big game for the Bills to win, because they won’t be able to depend on a huge turnover advantage like they did last time around. This is the ultimate test in adversity for the Bills with what they’ve gone through this week and what this game means to the outcome of the 2014 season. It will likely be a close game, but this is not the same Jets team as the one the Bills saw in October. The fast track at Ford Field for Michael Vick and Percy Harvin could end up being the difference.'

Marker Preview, odds and prediction for Week 12 [12:17 PM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: 'Jets 19, Bills 10.'

Marker Buffalo with plenty to overcome in Detroit tonight [12:16 PM]
Olean Times Herald reports: 'As Bills’ President and CEO, Russ Brandon, noted, “It was a full-on effort by everyone ... the organization, the NFL, the Lions. So many people have taken a lot of steps to make this happen and it’s gone seamlessly from the time we left Buffalo.” But he added, “No one feels sorry for us ... there’s nothing positive from having to move a game. When you take the great fans that we have, the experience at Ralph Wilson Stadium, and playing in the outdoor elements in November, that’s what you live for when you play Buffalo Bills football.'

Marker Nothing routine about this Bills 'home' game [12:15 PM]
Olean Times Herald reports: 'To be sure, the real problem is for Bills’ boss Doug Marrone, thought to be coaching for his job over the season’s last six games. Thus, a major weather calamity that canceled practices, cost a home game, totally disrupted the routine and deprived his team of the advantage of both the crowd and the elements was the last thing Marrone needed while trying to remain employed.'

Marker Odell of a Catch [10:48 AM]
SI reports: 'I spent some time Friday with the three NFL executives who spearheaded the nuts and bolts work of moving the game from snowbound Ralph Wilson Stadium in the south Buffalo snowbelt, where six feet of snow fell, to Detroit. And if you’re a logistics nerd, as I am, what league executive vice president Eric Grubman, director of football operations Blake Jones and senior vice president of football operations David Gardi laid out was pretty methodical—and you’ll understand exactly why the decision was made.'

Marker Cast adrift by weather, Bills plow ahead [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Las Vegas actually favors the Bills to win tonight. They opened as four-point favorites. Once the game was postponed and relocated, it was taken off the board and reset, with the Bills giving as many as 2.5 points.'

Marker Turnovers and civic pride could go a long way against Jets [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Bills 20, N.Y. Jets 17.'

Marker Bills have to rise above Mother Nature’s haymaker [1:57 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'They’ll get no sympathy here. The Bills are the last NFL organization that deserves sympathy over a change of venue. Remember, they gave away a regular-season home game to Toronto six years in a row in the name of profit and regionalization.'

Marker Relocation of Bills game doesn’t derail Buffalo man’s tailgating plans [1:56 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“Normally I’d be out at the stadium tailgating, but I’m here,” Johnson said. “I’ve got a case of beer and friends are stopping by. We’ll tailgate as long as the beer holds out.”'

Marker Bills get back to business after 'unprecedented' week [1:55 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: '"We all know the situation," said Marrone. "No one is going to feel sorry for us. We've got to go out there and play, and when we play we've got to go out there and compete and win. That's what our job is. We understand that and I told them what I felt was the truth; we have to man up and we have to go after it."'

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