Road trips no fun for Bills [9:01 AM]
Bremerton Sun reports: 'Buffalo's road woes this year have been nearly as convincing. The Bills have scored just 36 points in four road losses.'
Seahawks Glance [9:00 AM]
Bremerton Sun reports: 'Seahawks, 24-17.'
Bills’ focus on Alexander [8:59 AM]
Tacoma News Tribune reports: 'Seattle has gone from 3-0 to 6-4 without defeating a team whose current winning percentage stands above .400. Beating the Bills will require at least some success against the NFL’s fourth-ranked defense.'
Bills look to show more bite on road [5:02 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: '"The only way we can fix things on the road is to win," Mularkey said. "I don't think the food or the time we leave matters."'
Bills Q&A: Rashad Baker [5:01 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'They say to be a good defensive back you need a short memory, is that true?
"Yes, you have to forget about bad plays and move on. In college, you could get away with missing an assignment but here in the NFL, they'll find it quickly and pick on it."'
It'll be easy to root for Henry next year [5:00 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'Unfortunately for the Bills, Henry's reduced playing time and production will diminish his trade value, but he's only 26 and the team that acquires him for a draft pick (possibly a second-rounder but probably lower) will be gaining a heckuva football player at a bargain price.'
Away game will be home game of sorts for Bledsoe [4:59 AM]
Olean Times Herald reports: 'The Bills, with only six games to play, can forget the playoffs with eight teams ahead of them in the standings — seven by at least three games — and Seattle desperately trying to stay ahead of St. Louis (5-5).'
Capsule preview: Buffalo at Seattle [4:58 AM]
Seattle Times reports: 'Bledsoe is 7-3 as a starter vs. the NFC, with 17 touchdowns and four interceptions.'
Bills don't play well on the road [4:57 AM]
Everett Herald reports: 'Seattle is now 11-1 at home since the beginning of the 2003 season.'
Sunday's Seattle Coverage [4:56 AM]
No longer about being No. 1 for Alexander (Seattle Times)
Capsule preview: Buffalo at Seattle (Seattle Times)
Hasselbeck isn't the only Hawk playing with pain (Everett Herald)
Bills don't play well on the road (Everett Herald)
Bills’ focus on Alexander (Tacoma News Tribune)
Seahawks didn’t heed Robinson’s warning signs (Tacoma News Tribune)
Shaking off the aches and pains (Bremerton Sun)
Road trips no fun for Bills (Bremerton Sun)
Seahawks Glance (Bremerton Sun)
Seahawks aim to jump-start passing game (Portland Oregonian)
Robinson learning the hard way (Portland Oregonian)
Transportation : Game Day Guide (Seahawks.com)
There's something special about the Bills [4:55 AM]
Kansas City Star reports: 'Buffalo is No. 1 in the NFL in punt return average at 15.9 yards a return. It is No. 2 in the NFL in average drive start after kickoff, at the 31.4. And it is No. 1 in the NFL in opponents' kickoff-return average, at 17.0.'
Bledsoe returns home [4:54 AM]
AP reports: 'In a 29-6 loss two weeks ago at New England, the Bills failed to score an offensive TD for the seventh time in their last 11 road games.
What to Look for vs. Seahawks [7:56 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'In his last two road games, Bledsoe has thrown zero touchdowns and seven interceptions, as opposed to three touchdowns and one interception in is last two home games.'
Worst to first [8:57 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"Bobby preaches that special teams sets up the offense and sets up the defense," Angelo Crowell said. "They're starters. They're athletes. They know how it changes the game."'
Bills need to dethrone Alexander [5:03 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'The Bills are catching Alexander the Great on a serious chariot ride. He's gained 627 yards in the past four games, including a three-week stretch against the Panthers, 49ers and Rams when he gained 195, 160 and 176 yards. Only seven previous running backs in NFL history had consecutive 150-yard games, including Jim Brown (1958), O.J. Simpson (1976) and Earl Campbell (1980). With 96 yards against Miami Sunday, Alexander gave Campbell's record of four 150-yard games in a row a good shot.'
A moment with ... Lawyer Milloy, Bills safety [5:02 AM]
Seattle Post Intelligencer reports: 'What are the secrets to the Bills' success on defense this season?
"We had the same success last year and we're just building off of that. Even though we had a coaching change, we didn't change our defensive staff. (Defensive coordinator Jerry) Gray is very good at putting his playmakers in the right position to make plays. Like I said, we are doing nothing short of what we did last year."'
Sunday's Matchup [5:01 AM]
Seattle Post Intelligencer reports: 'Seahawks, 17-16.'
Saturday's Seattle Coverage [5:01 AM]
Hawks looking to unite, ignite (Seattle Post Intelligencer)
Hasselbeck ready to go against Bills (Seattle Post Intelligencer)
A moment with ... Lawyer Milloy, Bills safety (Seattle Post Intelligencer)
Sunday's Matchup (Seattle Post Intelligencer)
News is good for Hasselbeck (Seattle Times)
Hasselbeck cleared to play Sunday (Everett Herald)
One, two, three ... hold hands! (Tacoma News Tribune)
Seahwaks Notebook (Bremerton Sun)
Hesselbeck returns to practice (AP)
Hasselbeck ready for Sunday return (The Sports Network)
Friday Seahawks Wrap (Seahawks.com)
Matt Hasselbeck interview (Seahawks.com)
Mike Holmgren interview (Seahawks.com)
Vincent Probably Out. Reed Could Return Sunday [4:58 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Mike Mularkey says he doubts Troy Vincent will play Sunday in Seattle. He hasn't practiced all week. Josh Reed did practice, but Mularkey wants to wait until game time on him.'
NFL Weight Rankings [7:36 PM]
ESPN Page 2 reports: At 360, Mike Williams anchors the AFC's heaviest offense, while Reuben Droughns runs behind the AFC's lightest unit.
Bills come together to help one of their own [6:53 PM]
WGRZ-TV reports: 'Last month, one of the team's chefs, Bob Mueller, died suddenly of a heart infection. He was just 43 years old. He left behind his wife Sheryl and their three young daughters.'
Buffalo (4-6) at Seattle (6-4) [6:44 PM]
The Sports Network reports: 'Seahawks 17, Bills 10.'
Seahawks ST Unit will be a Challenge [6:43 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Rookie Jason Peters made two big plays on kickoff coverage in the Rams game, first making a tackle for a very minimal gain and then recovering a fumble in the third quarter. On the fumble recovery he actually came out of the pile with the ball while the referees were still looking to see which team had the ball. We view him as a big and powerful guy that is only going to get better. Even in the infancy as a player, he's doing pretty well.'
Portland Backers to Attend Bills-Seahawks [6:41 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '"It started over my license plate," Miller said. "Then we had six people, and we went anywhere we could go to watch the games … then it just kind of grew from there."'
Tops Game Ball Winner: Mark Campbell [6:40 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'I definitely agree we need to get the ball rolling on road games. It comes down to starting fast. We need to start faster on the road and make plays. You can't look around to see who is going to make a play, but instead you must look at yourself to make the play. Playing on the road is tough. Aside from not being able to hear and communicate, it's a you against the world mentality. We have to go in and change what's happening on the road. There is no curse. It's not like the Boston Red Sox curse, we just need to go out and play. We have won on the road before and we're too good of a team to not do it on a consistent basis.
Hawkish predictions a little off in Seattle [10:55 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The Seahawks come into Sunday's matchup at Qwest Field against the Buffalo Bills (4-6) with a 6-4 record, not exactly reeling but not exactly shoo-ins to visit the White House, either.'
Handful of players returning to familiar surroundings [10:53 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Milloy and Bledsoe haven't played at home since their college days.'
Finances dictated decision to let Winfield jump to Vikings [10:51 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Winfield is outstanding. However, teams must be very careful about how many players they're willing to pay at the top of the pay scale at their respective positions. This, coupled with the fact the Bills had young talent at cornerback in the pipeline, made the decision to let Winfield go the prudent move. Winfield's deal moved him up to roughly seventh among all cornerbacks, behind Champ Bailey, Ty Law, Charles Woodson, Chris McAlister, Sam Madison and Patrick Surtain.'
Bills' Peters makes his impact [5:01 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: '"If I was on the return team I would not want to block him," Stamer said of Peters, a 6-foot-4, 328-pounder who can run as fast as the 242-pound Stamer. "He's just a huge man. He's coming down with speed, playing with an aggressive attitude. That's something you can't teach."'
Bledsoe comes home [4:57 AM]
Seattle Times reports: 'Bledsoe's completion percentage (56.1), quarterback rating (74.0), interception total (11) and record (4-6) serve as primers for the criticism. "It's been a tough couple years on Drew and on the family," Adam Bledsoe said. "Mainly, it's tough because he's received a lot of blame for things that are out of his control. Some of that comes with the position. The last two seasons, for some reason, there's a lot of blame on him when they lose and no recognition when they win. Even when he's playing well, people are screaming for his head."'
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