Phillips names Johnson to start over Flutie Sunday at KC [7:11 AM]
Sportsticker reports: '"I wanted him (Johnson) in the ballgame to get a feel for the game again," Phillips said. "He looked good and he'll start Sunday at Kansas City."'
Back in the hunt [8:22 PM]
Olean Times Herald reports: '"They're not always pretty, but you do what you have to do to win the game," Flutie said. "We've won 4-of-5 and we're back in the hunt and in good shape."'
The Bills' QB controversy is over (for now) [8:21 PM]
Olean Times Herald reports: 'So with Phillips having stated that the healthy Johnson is now his starter, has Buffalo's QB question been put to rest? Don't count on it.'
Portville girl sings at Bills game [8:18 PM]
Olean Times Herald reports: 'The National Anthem was sung by Heidi Giberson, a 12-year-old, seventh-grade student at Portville Middle School. Last week she sang the Star Spangled Banner at a Buffalo Blizzard game in HSBC Arena.'
Bills get day off with long list of injured [8:08 PM]
AP reports: 'Nine players were hurt in Sunday's 20-3 victory over Chicago.'
No Doubt About It (For Now) [6:26 PM]
Buffalo Post reports: "I think I played my tail off for four weeks," Flutie said. "We won three of four and the one we lost was my best game. I'm very happy the way things have gone over the last four weeks -- five weeks, including the end of the San Diego game."
Phillips hands Johnson a hot potato [9:35 AM]
AP reports: 'Having a great [quarterback] makes a coach's life easy. But having two good ones has made Wade Phillips' life hard.'
Defense never rests; fans do [9:12 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'In fact, some of the 72,240 fans even left Ralph Wilson Stadium early to beat the traffic before the final gun of the 20-3 romp over the hapless Chicago Bears, who fell to 2-8. It was the most lopsided game the Bills have played all season.'
Bills' defense brutalizes Bears [9:11 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The Buffalo Bills may not be winning a lot of style points lately, but thanks to the pain and suffering being inflicted by their defense, they have clawed their way back into playoff contention.'
Watson turns the corner [9:10 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Chris Watson came to the Buffalo Bills to be their return specialist. It looks like he might be able to do more than that.'
Bears suddenly thin at quarterback [9:09 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The Buffalo Bills have a delicate situation at quarterback, with two potential starters at the position. The Chicago Bears should only be so lucky.'
Consistency is name of game for Cottrell's defense [9:08 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'They don't complain. They don't resent their teammates across the room. The don't let down. They just keep on tickin'.'
QB debate threatens to fade with fall [9:07 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'But you had to wonder. If Johnson was healthy enough to come in the game for eight plays, why wasn't he healthy enough to start? Why didn't he play in the second half? He looked fine.'
Widow recalls Wall honoree Kalsu as man of integrity [9:06 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"I'm so proud of Bob. He was a man of integrity. I miss him terribly, but it's an honor to be here to celebrate not only his contributions to the Bills, but to America as well."'
Monday billboard [9:05 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Bills coach Wade Phillips used both Doug Flutie and Rob Johnson, setting the tone for a prolonged quarterback quandary this week.'
Bills flatten Bears as Flutie's run ends [7:52 AM]
D and C reports: '"Doug's done a really good job and we won games, and that's the important thing," Phillips said. "Both of them have won, we've played well with both of them, and we've got to keep doing that."'
Hard-hitting Bears plant six Bills on the sidelines [7:51 AM]
D and C reports: 'The Bills had six players leave the game, including two defensive backs -- Antoine Winfield and Donovan Greer -- which left the team dangerously thin in the secondary for the second half.'
Porter finally comes up with big plays in the clutch [7:50 AM]
D and C reports: 'Things had become so bad for Daryl Porter that the Bills benched him following the Minnesota Vikings game, and scrapped their dime defensive alignment as a result.'
Who leads this team? Vote yes for the defense [7:50 AM]
D and C reports: 'We haven't seen the last of Flutie. And kudos to him for his classy attitude in turning the reins over, not an easy thing to do for one so competitive. That attitude is the very definition of leadership.'
Bills-Bears game notes [7:48 AM]
D and C reports: 'In their last three games, all victories, the Bills are plus-8 in the takeaway/giveaway department.'
Flutie wins, loses starting role [7:47 AM]
Toronto Star reports: 'Doug Flutie played well enough to beat the Chicago Bears 20-3 yesterday, but not well enough to start next week.'
No end to Bills' conflict [7:46 AM]
Toronto Star reports: 'Following the Bills' snoozer of a 20-3 win over the offensively challenged Chicago Bears yesterday, in which both men played a role, they were given a chance to bury the hatchet in the fertile soil of their simmering feud. Not so subtly, they each came up short.'
Crowd roars for Rob [7:45 AM]
Toronto Sun reports: 'Just as they did four weeks ago when Johnson separated his shoulder, Bills fans had a chance to take sides with a public display in this quarterback controversy, roaring with approval as Flutie was held back.'
Johnson will start against Chiefs [7:44 AM]
Toronto Sun reports: 'After what he has seen the past month, Rob Johnson knows as long as he and Doug Flutie are in Buffalo there will be no real peace.'
More pain, no gain [7:44 AM]
Chicago Tribune reports: 'So much for the quarterback controversy. For that matter, so much for the rest of the season.'
Miller on McNown: He'll be great [7:43 AM]
Chicago Tribune reports: '"Cade is going to be a great quarterback. I'll be the first one to say that. His physical skills are second to none."'
Miller confident he'll rebound [7:42 AM]
Chicago Tribune reports: '"Things like this have just happened in my career. They're character builders and I know I'll come back stronger. All I can do is heal up."'
Good defense? Don't tell Bears [7:41 AM]
Chicago Tribune reports: 'The defense had held the Buffalo Bills to 299 total yards and allowed only 13 points despite four turnovers in the second half by the Bears offense. They did not allow the Bills a first down in the fourth quarter.'
When good luck was passed out, Miller was absent [7:40 AM]
Chicago Tribune reports: 'Sometimes you wonder if God is telling Miller that his purpose isn't to be a starting QB.'
The Buffalo ills [7:38 AM]
Chicago Sun Times reports: 'As usual, disaster struck just when things seemed to be looking up for the Bears.'
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