Richie Incognito, Charles Clay haunt former team [1:52 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'For the second time in three games, Seantrel Henderson was among the Bills' worst-graded players on Pro Football Focus. He received a minus-4.0 grade even though he allowed just one hurry. The Bills' offensive line, as a whole, played better in Week 3, but there is still a bit of uncertainty on the right side of the line.'
Buffalo Bills look like playoff team after commanding road win against Dolphins [1:51 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: '"This is how we should play for the rest of the year," Bradham said.'
Bills restore confidence with road win [1:50 AM]
Canandaigua Daily Messenger reports: 'One area of concern might by LeSean McCoy. Right now he's Buffalo's second best back. Williams outgained his highly touted teammate 110 to 16 yards Sunday. Williams is running more like a first rounder that the fifth rounder he was. He runs tough north-south and showed breakaway speed on his 41 yard touchdown run. McCoy is probably still feeling the effects of a hamstring injury. A little quality depth doesn't hurt, if that's what you really want to consider Karlos.'
Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor gets the Giants' attention [1:49 AM]
Newark Star Ledger reports: '"He's real dynamic," Ayers said. "If he can't find someone open and he decides to take off and run, [Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie" target="_blank"> might have to come save us. He's super-fast and he's smart. He's not just running. He's not just going through one read, not seeing it and taking off and running like a lot of mobile quarterbacks do. He's going through his progressions."'
QB Tyrod Taylor has Bills off to strong start [1:48 AM]
AP reports: 'Taylor's 136.7 passer rating on Sunday was the highest by a Bills quarterback since Drew Bledsoe posted a 144.2 rating in a Sept. 14, 2003, win over Jacksonville.'
Watkins' status for game against Giants is uncertain [1:47 AM]
AP reports: 'Ryan said "it's a possibility" Watkins won't be available this week. Bills players had Monday off.'
Bills concerned over injuries to Watkins, McCoy [1:46 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: '"Sammy Watkins going out with a calf, that's a big concern because obviously that's a mismatch if he's healthy and we can take advantage of it," said coach Rex Ryan. "It's the calf and obviously he couldn't press off it at the end to where he could go out and play."'
Ryan: Bills bounce-back started with ''the truth'' [1:45 AM]
WGR-AM reports: '“That was against a team that was trying to stick it to you. We know it, everybody knows it. I’m the only guy who will admit it. So we knew it. And it was like, ‘ok, this is who we are,” he said.'
Do the Bills have their quarterback? [1:44 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'It's early in the going here with Tyrod Taylor. But in my book you're forgiven for thinking that the Bills might finally be onto something at quarterback.'
Rex on McCoy: ''Will consider doing anything that is in the best interest of our football [1:43 AM]
WKBW-TV reports: 'The good news is rookie Karlos Williams has stepped up while McCoy has struggled.'
Harvin & Darby step up as injuries hit for Bills [1:42 AM]
WKBW-TV reports: '"I think the guy that kind of floated under the radar was Percy Harvin. Oh by the way the Bills signed Percy Harvin, okay," Ryan joked with reporters. "Percy Harvin is a big time player, a big time player. And I think we are seeing that."'
5 takeaways from Bills HC Rex Ryan (9/28) [1:41 AM]
WKBW-TV reports: 'For two very distinct reasons — the rise of rookie Karlos Williams, and the lack of effectiveness by LeSean McCoy — have led many to the conclusion that it may be time to give McCoy a week off to rest his hamstring injury. Against New England, McCoy looked as explosive as we’ve seen him since suffering a hamstring injury on August 18. However, that was apparently fool’s gold, because McCoy spent plenty of time on the sidelines due to his hamstring. On Monday, Rex Ryan didn’t rule out the notion of resting McCoy.'
Tyrod Taylor's production has him among NFL leaders [1:40 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“You can just see in his preparation throughout the week,” said Clay. “Tyrod is one of those guys who works extremely hard in the weight room, in the meeting room and on the practice field. So there was never any doubt in my mind that he would come out and lead us. When you’ve got a guy like that who is so calm in the huddle it raises the spirits of everybody.”'
Hard-driving Bills leave Dolphins in their wake [1:22 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“It was definitely big for us,” Taylor said of the Bills putting the Dolphins in an early hole in their stadium. “To overcome the challenges of the first road game, trying to take the crowd out of it. Mostly, though, just going out there and executing the game plan we worked so hard on all week.”'
Bills’ McCoy may sit to rest hamstring [1:21 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Explosive, fresh and decisive, Williams is the Bills’ best running back right now and it’s not close.'
Taylor and Bills teammates follow script to perfection [1:20 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“Yeah. I’ve felt like that since OTAs,” said center Eric Wood. “Since we assembled this team, my expectations have been extremely high for this talented a group with this coaching staff. We obviously have a long way to go and a lot of hard work to get there, but that’s where I expect us to be. I’ve said that all along.”'
Defense reaps turnovers from high-pressure tactics [1:19 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'A trio of interceptions jump-started the Buffalo Bills’ 41-14 rout over the Miami Dolphins – a good sign for a defense knocked to the canvas by New England’s Tom Brady one week prior. Preston Brown’s two picks and Ronald Darby’s takeaway had the lethargic home fans booing by halftime.'
Bills display calm, poise and efficiency [1:18 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The rushing star for the Bills was rookie Karlos Williams, who had 12 runs for 110 yards, including a 41-yard touchdown for the Bills’ final points. Williams carved through Miami defenders as if they were invisible. He has remarkable acceleration to go along with tremendous power, showing the right amount of lean to get his pads into would-be tacklers.'
Great day for Bills coaches & DL [1:17 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The Bills are a bad, bad matchup for the Dolphins because Buffalo’s defensive line eats Miami’s offensive line alive. That’s the biggest reason the Bills now have won four of their last five games against Miami.'
Clay crosses up his former team [1:16 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Tight ends Charles Clay and Matthew Mulligan lined up tight to the right side of the formation. It was a play-action pass, and Clay ran a crossing route against linebacker Koa Misi, which was a mismatch. Misi tried to grab Clay off the line but Clay swatted his arms away and caught a 10-yard pass. He faked out safety Michael Thomas at the 12 and scored on a 25-yard catch and run. Misi chased him all the way to the end zone.'
Bills took FG for 17-0 lead, but we would have gone for it [1:15 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Against the Dolphins on Sunday, the Bills faced fourth down five times. Here is a recap of each one...'.
Bills’ win gives Buffett a reversal of fortune [1:14 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Buffett, the dear owner of The Buffalo News and the backer of my pension fund, was on the Miami Dolphins’ sideline before Sunday’s game. Buffett posed for pictures while in Dolphins defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh’s jersey and a set of shoulder pads.'
Smooth QB and pressure ‘D’ prevail [1:13 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The Bills were a more measured team heading into their first road game. Rex Ryan says he challenged his team to be the least penalized in the NFL and they had only five flags in Miami. The dumb, overzealous miscues were way down after the Bills were far too hyped for their Week Two clash with the Patriots. The game plans were spot on, too. Offensive coordinator Greg Roman got Taylor on the move early and blended the run with the pass throughout to keep Miami off-balance. Defensively, Ryan and coordinator Dennis Thurman timed up blitzes perfectly. Bacarri Rambo was untouched on Brown’s pick-six.'
Giants have extra time to prepare for Bills [1:12 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Conspiracy theorists, unite. The Bills will be playing their second game in the first four weeks of the season against a team with extra time to prepare. '
Coaching gives Bills advantage in rout of Dolphins [1:11 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'In Sunday's 41-14 wipeout of the listless Miami Dolphins, Rex Ryan and his staff toyed with Joe Philbin's overmatched crew and the result was a diabolical beat-down that chased fans out of Sun Life Stadium at halftime, grumbling every step of the way on a steamy late south Florida afternoon.'
Bills impressive in all areas [1:10 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'All I know is the Bills came out of a very tough opening segment of the schedule 2-1, and the loss was to the best team in the NFL. Nice start for the Rex Era.'
Bills defensive dominance put the heat on Dolphins [1:09 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'The Bills had only two sacks, but that doesn't nearly tell the story. They swarmed Tannehill and had the entire Miami offense out of sync. The line got some help from blitzers, but this was a strong showing by the big guys.'
By the numbers, talking points, injury report [1:08 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'WR Sammy Watkins suffered a calf injury in the first quarter and did not return to play.'
Report card [1:07 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'This was as thorough a flogging of a division rival as the Bills, and their fans, could have possibly hoped for. Buffalo made Miami look foolish on both sides of the ball with an attacking offense and a dominant, play-making defense. A 2-1 start against this schedule is pretty good.'
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