Browns-Bills Preview [6:40 PM]
AP reports: 'Buffalo allowed a season-low 218 total yards against the Jets, though, and increased its NFL-leading sack total to 46 with seven during its most-lopsided victory since a 38-0 rout of Indianapolis on Sept. 20, 1992.'
Whitner: Just words, nothing personal in spat with Buffalo [6:38 PM]
Fox Sports Ohio reports: '"No, I'm not sorry," Whitner said. "I'm not sorry that that happened. It's something that happened and I was called out by somebody that I knew and I responded and they responded and that's where it went. If anything, I didn't really say anything too disrespectful."'
Donte Whitner's Twitter comments resurface ahead of Bills game [6:35 PM]
Rochester D&C reports: '"That's just him being him; Donte is a guy that likes to ruffle feathers," Jackson said. "He found any way he could to try and ruffle Buffalo's feathers, knowing he had to come up to us. That's just him doing what he does, but at the same time, I mean, it's annoying. It's just dumb for him to do, and talk about people like that, and talk about the city of Buffalo like that. But at the same time, you've just got to take it with a grain of salt and say it's just some dude that's being an idiot about some stuff."'
3 sit out practice, Browns game sold out [6:34 PM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'Three Bills did not practice Wednesday and two of them may not be available for the game. Defensive end Jarius Wynn and tight end Chris Gragg both sat out with knee injuries. Tight end Lee Smith was sick, but he is expected back to practice Thursday. Two key defensive players for the Browns will miss the game - linebacker Karlos Dansby and defensive back Tashaun Gipson, both with knee injuries.'
Fred Jackson, other Buffalo Bills say they have no respect for Browns 'idiot' Donte Whitner [6:33 PM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: '"I'm not going to get into that," Browns coach and former Bills defensive coordinator Mike Pettine said. "I've had situations in games where players have had back and forth. I really can't speak on Donte's time in Buffalo because I wasn't a part of it. I just know for us, he's been great. He's been a great leader. He's a fierce competitor. He's a big part of why we've had the success that he's had."'
Robert Woods limited participant on Buffalo Bills' Wednesday injury report [6:32 PM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: 'The more noteworthy item on the injury report, however, was wide receiver Robert Woods being listed as limited with an ankle injury. Coach Doug Marrone insisted that Woods would be find to play in the game on Sunday after having his first career 100-yard receiving game on Monday against the Jets.'
Browns' Donte Whitner not sorry about Twitter comments, thinks he's in Buffalo Bills' heads [6:31 PM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: '"(The Toronto Bills comment) wasn't excessive," Whitner added. "It wasn't a joke. I knew that it would get to them. I knew it would ruffle a feather. If they're over there talking about this, maybe we are in their heads. Maybe I'm in their heads. Maybe. We don't know, but the goal is to go 1-0, the goal is to get them talking about things other than football, and I guess that's what they're doing."'
Ex-Buffalo Bills quarterback arrested for DUI, was asleep in Wendy's drive-thru [6:30 PM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: 'Former Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyler Thigpen was arrested for allegedly driving drunk over the weekend, according to multiple reports.'
Boobie Dixon has breakout game against Jets after being stuck in snowstorm [6:30 PM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: '"He's so funny, man," Henderson said. "He's always into something. That's just how Boobie is. He's real cool. Real down to earth guy."'
Bills' Jackson takes exception to Whitner comments [6:28 PM]
AP reports: 'Whitner says he isn't sorry.'
Bills claim receiver/return specialist Thigpen [6:27 PM]
AP reports: 'Thigpen who doubles as a return specialist has appeared in 36 NFL career games. The 28-year-old appeared in four games this year with Tampa Bay, and spent the previous two seasons with the Miami Dolphins.'
Bills' Jackson calls Whitner 'dumb,' an 'idiot' and has no respect for him [6:24 PM]
WGR-AM reports: '“Donte is a guy that likes to ruffle feathers. He found any way he could to try and ruffle Buffalo's feathers, knowing he had to come up to us,” Jackson started. “That's just him doing what he does, at the same time, I mean, it's annoying. It's just dumb for him to do, and talk about people like that, and talk about the city of Buffalo like that. But at the same time, you've just got to take it with a grain of salt and say it's just some dude that's being an idiot about some stuff.”'
Bills announce Sunday's game vs. Browns is sold out [6:22 PM]
WGR-AM reports: 'The Bills (6-5) and Browns (7-4) are both in the midst of a high-traffic playoff race in the AFC, which makes Sunday's conference clash a crucial one for both parties. The Bills haven't won at Ralph Wilson Stadium since the October 19 victory over the Minnesota Vikings.'
Bills down to 2 TEs as practice opens for week [6:21 PM]
WGR-AM reports: 'The team took the field with only two healthy players at the position, with both Chris Gragg and Lee Smith unable to participate. Gragg suffered a knee injury Monday night against the New York Jets, but a timetable for his return has yet to be revealed. Smith didn't practice due to an illness. Without the duo, the Bills only had Scott Chandler and MarQueis Gray as their healthy options.'
WR Marcus Thigpen claimed by Bills, added to 53-man roster [6:20 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'The Buffalo Bills also announced that the team has released DE Bryan Johnson.'
Bills-Browns game sold out [6:19 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'In response to a critical need for blood following the recent storm, Unyts will host a blood drive in Ralph Wilson Stadium’s Paul Maguire Club on Tuesday, December 2 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. All presenting donors will get an exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour of the newly renovated gameday locker room and the first 300 presenting donors will receive a One Buffalo t-shirt. For more details, visit www.unyts.org, click “Give Blood,” and use sponsor code 1925.'
Boobie Dixon named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week [6:19 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'This is Dixon’s first player of the week award. Dixon is the third Buffalo Bills player to win the special team player of the week award in 2014.'
12 fast facts from the Bills win over the Jets in Detroit [6:17 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'The Bills completed their first season sweep of the Jets series since 2007. The Bills have won four out of their last five games against the Jets. Buffalo’s 81 combined points in this year’s two games are the highest by a Bills team in a season series since posting 87 vs. Miami in 1966.'
Marrone's future? For him, Bills, anything can happen [3:38 PM]
WGR-AM reports: 'There's been writing that Marrone and his two organizational superiors, Doug Whaley and Russ Brandon, have butted heads. Could that be what happens in the natural order of things, a coach disagreeing with his front office? To me, of course. Could Brandon be frustrated that Marrone as a face of the organization struggles to explain, well, anything, and, further, makes Brandon look bad any time analytics gets mentioned? You bet.'
Mike Pettine and the Browns gearing up for emotional game in Buffalo [3:36 PM]
ClevelandBrowns.com reports: 'Weaver said we’ll get to see how much the Bills players respect Pettine during pregame warmups. The Browns’ assistant coach doesn’t expect there to be any pregame hugs, but the Bills respected their former defensive coordinator’s poise, his approach to coaching and appreciated the intricate knowledge he brought to them to help elevate their level of play.''
A Time For Thanksgiving [3:36 PM]
Bills Daily reports: 'So as we sit down to gorge ourselves on fowl and football this Thanksgiving, let us give thanks for this past week. For the adversity that brings out the best in western New Yorkers. For the pride we have in our region. For the hospitality of Detroit – somewhere upstairs Ralph Wilson has got to be overjoyed to see how his home town treated his team. Let us be thankful a team that can and did put together a solid game across the board. Let us be thankful for the entertainment break the team provided to the home fans. Let us be thankful that the Bills have given us something to be thankful for.'
Woods made Jets pay for single coverage [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“Yeah, we knew that” Williams “was new out there, just started playing really,” Woods said. “But our whole mindset was whoever was out there, we needed to attack them and push them with speed and make them believe that we were going deep every play.”'
Ryan magic has worn off with Jets [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Monday’s loss was an utter humiliation. I don’t want to take away from a brilliant Bills performance, but the Jets were a pathetic mess. They were outplayed, outhit and outhustled. They were dumb and lifeless. In the second half, they essentially quit on their coach.'
Bills will play in Orchard Park on Sunday [1:57 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'He said the stadium suffered some damage but not enough to delay Sunday’s game.'
Bills need more games like this one [1:56 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'The defense. Absolutely dominant and fun to watch.'
Mario Williams can't be stopped, and 5 observations from stats and snap counts in Bills-Jets game [1:55 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: 'Williams now has 12 sacks this season, and the Bills, who sacked Jets quarterbacks six time on Monday, have a league-leading 46 sacks, eight better than the next best team in the NFL.'
What they're saying: Bills 38, Jets 3 [1:54 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“Yeah, I thought we played pretty well on offense minus maybe a couple of three-and-outs because of a couple of penalties or lack of execution. But overall I thought we played well, played with a great mentality and that was really Coach (Doug) Marrone’s message to the offense, just go out there and take it and trust in each other, trust in the system. I think we probably did a better job at that than any time throughout the year so far.”'
Doug Marrone, possibly coaching for his job, rallies Bills around tough circumstances in crucial win [1:54 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: '"He just kept telling us every day that people are counting us out," offensive tackle Seantrel Henderson said. "All our losses (are) pretty much close other than two of them. And hey, we fight. That's what we do. Coach Marrone always preaches that we're still in the race. We can still win out. We can beat anybody in the NFL. We all believe that. We rallied around coach Marrone and the whole coaching staff, and we're just going to keep riding this thing out. That's what we're going to do."'
Don't adjust computer screen: Cleveland Browns, Buffalo Bills to play a meaningful late-season game [1:53 AM]
Cleveland Plain Dealer reports: '"This is going to be an old-fashioned, blue-collar matchup as much as it can be when all the players are millionaires," said Hall-of-Fame guard Joe DeLamielleure, who played for both franchises. "The teams are similar and so are the fan bases. I've told people that fans of these two cities will buy tickets before they'll buy their kids jackets. That's how much the franchises mean to their cities."'
The Snow Couldn’t Stop the Bills, and Neither Could the Jets [1:52 AM]
SI reports: '“I got to look at so much [Jets] film that by the time we played the game, I could pretty much tell from their formation what they were going to do."'
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