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Buffalo Bills News - October 5, 2015

Marker Rex Ryan's Buffalo Bills are an 'embarrassing' mess in loss to Giants [1:24 AM]
Newark Star Ledger reports: '"Oh, we're over [the line" target="_blank">," Bills safety Corey Graham said. "I mean, it's embarrassing. It is embarrassing to go out there and get all those penalties. I mean it is one after another. Dumb penalties, situations you just jave to shut up sometimes. So it's one of those situations we can't afford to do it, and we can't spot teams all those yards and we just have to be more disciplined. It's very disappointing."'

Marker Bills can't take next step in loss to Giants [1:23 AM]
USA Today reports: 'They entered Sunday with an opportunity to show that they had taken the next step – that they could compile consecutive victories in impressive fashion. But they fell flat on their face. Until further notice, it’s the same old Bills.'

Marker Jennings' 51-yard TD helps Giants seal 24-10 win over Bills [1:22 AM]
AP reports: 'The Giants limited Buffalo to a combined 77 yards and two first downs on its first nine possessions. And then the Bills came away with no points on two drives into the red zone.'

Marker Buffalo Bills unravel in 24-10 loss to Giants [1:21 AM]
AP reports: 'It was the second straight dud of a performance at home for Buffalo — and both following convincing victories.'

Marker Undisciplined Bills unravel in 24-10 loss to Giants [1:20 AM]
AP reports: '"We made too many mistakes to win," Ryan said. "We'll fix it."'

Marker Buffalo Bills founder's charity gives $4.2M to cancer center [1:19 AM]
AP reports: 'The donation to the Roswell Park Cancer Center announced last week will establish the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Quality of Life Endowment at the hospital.'

Marker Giants 2-2 after dodging undisciplined Bills [1:18 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: 'The Giants defense stifled the Bills offense throughout the first half and made a crucial goal line stand early in the fourth quarter in holding Buffalo to its lowest point total of the season. The Bills continued to show a lack of discipline with 16 penalties for a total of 46 this season.'

Marker Bills LT Glenn (ankle) returns [1:17 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: 'Glenn attempted to play after having his left ankle taped on the sideline but lasted just one play. Cyrus Kouandjio replaced Glenn at left tackle.'

Marker 3 things we learned about the Bills [1:16 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: 'The Bills need their defensive lineman to earn their money. Mario Williams, Marcell Dareus, Jerry Hughes and Kyle Williams are collectively counting more than $40 million against the salary cap this season. Against the Giants, they combined for 13 tackles, one for a loss. None of them recorded a sack or a quarterback hit. Hughes also took two personal foul penalties, and Kyle Williams was the culprit on the illegal formation infraction.'

Marker Rex Ryan defends Bills' penalties: Give me a team with some fight any day [1:15 AM]
ESPN reports: '"I get it, no question about it," Ryan said after Sunday's game. "We can focus on the negatives and all that -- and I get it, that's your guys' job -- but you might not understand the game the way I understand [it" target="_blank"> because I've been on the other side. I've been a part of a 20-some-penalty performance by the Ravens, OK? And we went on and we fixed it. We'll fix it here."'

Marker Source: Bills RB McCoy expected to make full recovery in 3-4 weeks [1:14 AM]
Fox Sports reports: 'McCoy sustained a setback and an MRI revealed a new tear in his hamstring. McCoy is expected to make a full recovery in three to four weeks, FOX Sports 1's NFL insider Mike Garafolo reported.'

Marker Surprise, surprise: Discipline (and penalties) undo Ryan's Bills [1:13 AM]
The Sporting News reports: 'Another way to phrase “lack of mental focus” for Buffalo: stupidity. The Bills were missing running back LeSean McCoy and receiver Sammy Watkins on Sunday, but those absences aren’t why the team lost. They lost because they just did not play like a particularly smart group.'

Marker Bills Fall in Ugly Loss to Giants 24-10 [1:12 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Buffalo's offense finally began to show signs of life midway through the third quarter as Tyrod Taylor completed two third down passes and got some help from a pass interference penalty to put the team in scoring position. Miscues plagued them again however as a seven yard loss was followed up by missed 30 yard Dan Carpenter field goal to keep the score at 16-3. After the defense came up big, it was the offense again failing to punch it in the end zone on the next possession as a 4th and goal was thwarted at the one yard line.'

Marker A depressing Bills Sunday [1:11 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'So far, we've seen the Bills dominate an Indianapolis team that is no better than average, at least when it plays outside the AFC South. The Bills crushed what looks more and more like a pathetic Dolphins team. But Buffalo was smacked around by New England, the AFC's elite, and played a stinker against a Giants team that is better than the Colts but not at the Patriots level.'

Marker Bills' Ryan is proud of his team [1:10 AM]
WGR-AM reports: '"Give me a team that's got some fight and will compete to the very end, right, wrong or indifferent, no matter how good the officiating is or whatever. It makes no difference to me. I'll take a team with some competitive fight and some spirit. Is 17 penalties ridiculous? Absolutely, 100 percent it's ridiculous, and so you say what you want, but I'll take a team that'll fight. I'm proud of this team, and we'll keep fighting. Eventually we'll find a way to win. Eventually we'll find a way to eliminate penalties."'

Marker Bills-Giants Arrow Up/Arrow Down [1:09 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'This team is a reflection of its head coach, Rex Ryan. Like him, they’re emotional and passionate and aggressive. And that’s ok. In fact, it can be a really good thing when all of that is channeled the right way. But it can also be a detriment when it isn’t. And that’s been the case twice now in four games. Somehow, Ryan, his staff, and the players have to get a handle on this and really soon. Because it’s on all of them, not just the coaches and not just the players.'

Marker Penalties doom Bills in 24-10 loss to Giants [1:08 AM]
WKBW-TV reports: 'If once is an accident and twice is a trend, the Bills have a serious problem on their hands.'

Marker 7 observations from Bills - Giants [1:07 AM]
WKBW-TV reports: 'For the third time in four weeks, and not to mention the third time in three home games, the Bills accrued a double-digit amount of accepted penalties against them.'

Marker Buffalo’s offense stalls out; Bills fall to Giants 24-10 [1:06 AM]
WIVB-TV reports: 'The Bills ended the game with 17 accepted penalties for 135 yards. Those penalties granted the Giants seven first downs compared to the Bills’ total of nine first downs throughout the game.'

Marker Penalties lead to missed opportunities in Bills loss [1:05 AM]
WIVB-TV reports: 'Added up, Buffalo failed to add at least 20 attainable points from the scoreboard. Which if added to the scoreboard, would have boosted the Bills above the Giants at a hypothetical 30 to 24.'

Marker Bills Self-Destruct vs Giants [1:04 AM]
WROC-TV reports: ' “Give me a team that’s got some fight and will continue to the very end – right, wrong or indifferent, no matter how good the officiating is or whatever,’’ he continued. “It makes no difference to me.” '

Marker Giants Take It To Bills 24-10 [1:03 AM]
Bills Daily reports: 'This game proves once again that a lot can change from week to week in the NFL. The Bills were riding high after their blowout win in Miami. Theycame home and laid an absolute egg against a team they needed to beat. We wrote in oure preview that if they are a playoff contender these are the games they have to win. They didn't win, they didn't even really show up. Since things change from week to week it would be too early to count the Bills out like it was too early to annoint them playoff contenders last week.'

Marker Bills Implode In Bad Home Loss [1:02 AM]
Bills Daily reports: 'Rex Ryan didn't have a good day as the team was flat and not ready to play. Penalties were an absolute killer once again. Greg Roman had some terrible playcalling especially on the goal line stand early in the fourth quarter. He didn't move Taylor around enough. Dennis Thurman had his defense playing pretty well but they missed too many tackles and made too many penalties. Grade F: 17 penalties for 135 yards is ridiculous.'

Marker Self-inflicted wounds sink Bills at home vs. Giants [1:01 AM] reports: 'Buffalo had their share of self-inflicted wounds with a missed field goal, a penalty on fourth down that led to a Giants touchdown, a pair of turnovers and a Bills touchdown called back on penalty. It all contributed to a missed opportunity to stack wins after a resounding win over Miami a week earlier.'

Marker Bills pass game production comes a bit too late [1:00 AM] reports: '“A slow start. Turnovers—we put the ball on the ground,” he said. “Penalties. There were a lot of little things that factored into our loss, but they are all on us.”'

Marker Players pledge to fix penalty outbreak [12:59 AM] reports: '“It’s definitely something we have to address,” said Tyrod Taylor. “As a team we know to be the best team that we want to be we definitely have to eliminate those penalties. It cost us some yards and it’s something we have to address moving forward.”'

Marker What they're saying: Bills-Giants postgame comments [12:58 AM] reports: 'We were struggling. I mean obviously in the first half, especially. We couldn’t do anything. They three-and-outed us a bunch, we just couldn’t get anything going. But you got to give them credit, they did a great job. Especially stopping the run. I thought they did a tremendous job and it just was one of those things. But we kept fighting. I thought we’d have opportunities at the end and it was tough. And ... we had two touchdowns called back. That wasn’t the reason we lost but it took a little wind out our sails. I’ll be truthful about that and obviously one was a holding call and one was a chop block, I think.'

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October 4, 2015

Marker Bills’ depth will be tested by Giants [10:56 AM]
Olean Times Herald reports: 'The Giants, who blew fourth-quarter leads in losing their first two games before beating Washington last week, are a challenge because they’re holding opposing offenses to 75 rushing yards per game. But, alas, there’s a huge asterisk on that stat. New York is giving up the second-most yards of any NFL defense and has surrendered the most passing yards … meaning its foes haven’t needed to run.'

Marker Florida State making impact on Bills’ roster [10:56 AM]
Olean Times Herald reports: '“It’s comfortability,” he said. “Since Day 1 when I got to the locker room … very comfortable. Tony, Nigel, me, Sanborn, Nick, Darby, EJ, there’s a lot of us in here so it’s very comfortable. Everybody knows each other. Obviously, most of us are from the state of Florida so it’s just a great opportunity to come in here and be comfortable and get settled right away.”'

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