Bills due to win division [9:15 AM]
CBS Sportsline reports: 'That's why they are the team to beat in the AFC East, provided the change in offensive styles doesn't have that great an impact on a unit that scored points last season.'
Stamer making plays at right time [5:18 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: '“ That’s a difference-maker play and he’s been playing very well, not only in that situation there, but he’s been doing a good job in special teams,” coach Gregg Williams said of Stamer.'
Starting job at wideout may be Shaw's [5:17 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: '“ He’s a very smart receiver in the slot,” Bledsoe said of Shaw, who played for Bills offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride in Jacksonville. “ He does a great job with his moves at the top of his routes and gets himself separation. He has a lot of experience in this offense, so he really understands where we need him to be.”'
More Than Exhibition For Fletcher [5:16 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '"It was a little weird, Fletcher said following Buffalo's 28-24 victory. "I finally got an opportunity to hit those guys for real, a lot of those offensive stars they have. I missed my only opportunity to get (quarterback) Kurt (Warner) real good, but other than that I got some good hits on the other guys."'
Offense Impressive In Comeback Over Rams [8:15 PM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Bledsoe was not sacked at all, in comparison to last week where he took a beating, the team as a whole yielded no sacks in the entire game. He finished 22-of-29 for 231 yards and 2 touchdowns, with one interception.'
Bills starters get needed confidence boost with win over Rams [5:51 PM]
AP reports: 'The Bills remain relatively healthy. Left tackle Jonas Jennings sustained a concussion in the second quarter, and running back Travis Henry twisted his left foot. Both are expected to be ready to open the regular season.'
Bills come back on Rams [9:10 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Bledsoe completed 22 of 29 passes for 231 yards with two touchdowns and one interception. He wasn't sacked once. Receiver Eric Moulds was brilliant, catching nine passes for 115 yards and a touchdown. Receiver Josh Reed, who had not caught a pass the first two exhibitions, caught three balls for 44 yards.'
Moulds takes apart St. Louis' defense [9:09 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"When they go one on one, he's the guy who has to win for us," Gilbride said.'
Bledsoe puts a little more action into all the Bills talk [9:08 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"We showed what we're capable of if we don't have mistakes," said Bledsoe, who played into the third quarter. "When we don't make mistakes, we're efficient. I know we can do a great job offensively."'
Jennings' concussion not serious [9:07 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"He got kicked in the head," Williams said. "He tried to cut on a pass protection. He's fine. He could have gotten up a lot earlier, but we went through all the precautions that you should do."'
Bills rally sinks Rams [5:37 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'After two sloppy preseason efforts by the Buffalo Bills and the regular season just on the horizon, quarterback Drew Bledsoe wasn’t kidding when he said it was time he and his teammates got their act together. Consider it mission accomplished.'
Bills tackle Jennings leaves game with concussion [5:36 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'Jennings was motionless for several minutes, then was able to get to his feet before being taken off the field by cart. He was injured while pass blocking.'
Slow start for Bills could doom coach Williams [5:36 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'The Bills could finish 9-7 and miss the playoffs but still be on the upgrade. If that happens, dumping a young head coach who is growing with his team probably would be a mistake and a big step backward.'
Bills answer questions against Rams [5:35 AM]
Olean Times Herald reports: '“We had good (offensive) rhythm early,” said coach Gregg Williams. “(Bledsoe) was into it and the ball was coming out of his hand very fast."'
Bledsoe's Bills batter Rams [5:34 AM]
Toronto Sun reports: 'Playing into the third quarter to the delight of the crowd of 62,286, Bledsoe looked mid-season sharp while directing touchdown drives on his team's first two possessions. "We showed what we are capable of if we don't make mistakes," said Bledsoe, who completed 22 of 29 attempts for 231 yards. "When we don't make mistakes, we're efficient. I know we can do a great job offensively."'
Faulk shines in debut as Rams falter [5:33 AM]
St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports: 'Actually, with the Buffalo corners frequently playing 10 yards off the Rams receivers, Warner didn't have much opportunity to look downfield. And when he tried, he frequently got hammered by the Buffalo pass rush.'
Herring breaks his arm during opening kickoff [5:32 AM]
St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports: 'Fletcher was his usual active self, tackling Marshall Faulk in the backfield for a 3-yard loss early in the second quarter. Later in the quarter, Fletcher chased Faulk out of bounds after a 7-yard pass completion. As they headed back to the huddle, Fletcher and Faulk patted each other on the helmet and exchanged small talk.'
Faulk finds end zone twice in loss [5:31 AM]
Belleville News Democrat reports: 'The Bills got the performance they was looking for from Bledsoe. Bledsoe finished 22-of-29 for 231 yards and two touchdowns, an 8-yarder to Bobby Shaw and an 18-yarder to Eric Moulds.'
Magic man [5:30 AM]
New York Daily News reports: 'The last Buffalo Bill in the lunchroom, Jon Dorenbos packs up his cards and coins, and makes his thick-bodied walk toward his room. He believes his NFL career is about to take flight, but whatever happens, he says his heart and mind and will be powered as they've long been, by the memory and spirit of his mother. He will make her proud. He will keep living the same way, "waking up every day and feeling the breeze and smelling the air and trying to put smiles on people's faces." Dorenbos knows he will succeed, because you can't go backward and you can't give in, and because love has a magic all its own. "I know I will never be alone," Jon Dorenbos says.'
Bills 28, Rams 24 [5:29 AM]
AP reports: 'After squandering a 14-0 lead, the Bills second- and third-stringers pulled out the victory on Joe Burns' 13-yard touchdown run with 2:03 remaining.'
Bills OT Jennings hurt against Rams [5:29 AM]
AP reports: 'Jennings did not return, and the Bills did not disclose the extent of the injury.'
Rams S Herring hurt covering opening kickoff [5:28 AM]
AP reports: 'St. Louis Rams safety Kim Herring will miss up to eight weeks after breaking a bone in his left forearm covering the opening kickoff against the Buffalo Bills on Saturday night.'
Buffalo 28, St Louis 24 [5:27 AM]
Sportsticker reports: 'Joe Burns, a second-year-player from Georgia Tech, scored on a 13-yard run with 2:03 remaining to lift the Buffalo Bills to a come-from-behind 28-24 victory over the St. Louis Rams. Burns is the fifth back in the Bills backfield behind Travis Henry, Olandis Gary, Sammy Morris and Sam Gash. First-round pick Willis McGahee is expected to start the regular season on the physically-unable-to-perform list.'
Bills-Rams Quotebook [5:26 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '"We got off to a good start. I think that we came out and we were efficient, hit some short passes, early on we executed very well offensively at the start of the game. We were able to take those first two drives down for scores. I think we showed what we are capable of when we don't make mistakes is what I took out of that game. If we play clean football, and we don't have the penalties, eliminate some of the turnovers, I think we can be a very good football team. We still made to many mistakes. The bone-headed interception by me in the third possession where I had a guy fall down and I just threw it back into the middle and didn't see the linebacker. Those kinds of things we can't do, but if we are efficient and if we execute like we did tonight I think that we are going to be a very good offense."'
Bills-Rams Quotebook (Bills Head Coach Gregg Williams) [5:25 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '"Travis Henry has a foot sprain. He could have played. But we only had him slated to play in the first quarter. In fact, if we could have gotten the ball back one more time in the first quarter, we would have finished the first quarter. But that's all we had him up for going into the game."'
Rams fall to Bills in Buffalo [5:24 AM]
StLouisRams.com reports: '“I thought it went well,” Warner said. “We hurt ourselves with some penalties and some things early on, but I thought we moved the ball well and did a lot of good things. I think that was the best thing about this game, they threw everything but the kitchen sink at us. We had to see things and react quickly.”'
RamView : From The Couch [5:23 AM]
RamsNation.com reports: 'Defensive line/LB: The defense did absolutely nothing but watch the Bills go up 14-0 the first two drives. There was no pass rush AT ALL, so Drew Bledsoe got all day to throw and picked apart the Rams’ young secondary.'
Bills Top 10 Home Attendance For Preseason Games [2:55 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'August 17, 1973 - Washington Redskins - L, 21-37 - 80,020.'
The Stadium's 30th Anniversary [2:54 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '"It was like going from a truck to a Rolls Royce," said former Bills safety John Pitts. "The War Memorial had its great moments and great days, but that was a dive. But the people there in Buffalo, I don’t think you could find no more committed and loyal fans. We used to race off the field because whoever got in the shower first - you got hot water. If you were the last one, the water was going to be cold. Even the guys that were injured, you could see them sprinting off the field. You could just stay back and see if that injury is real or if they’re just faking."'
Bills' corners get chance to prove themselves [9:12 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The Bills are one of only three teams in the league that have two former No. 1 draft picks starting at corner. The others are Oakland (Charles Woodson and Phillip Buchanan) and Pittsburgh (Chad Scott and Dewayne Washington). That isn't to say Clements and Winfield have proved themselves to be one of the top three tandems in the league. Miami, for instance, had two Pro Bowl corners last year in Sam Madison (a first-rounder) and Patrick Surtain (a second-rounder). Nevertheless, it's a good situation for the Bills.'
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