Penalties, slow start on offense doom Bills Sunday afternoon [1:32 AM]
Dunkirk Observer reports: 'Over the last 10 games at The Ralph, Buffalo is 5-5. That is unacceptable. Playoff teams win the games they're supposed to, including games against teams under .500, games against divisional opponents and the majority of the eight games they get at their own place. Great teams find ways to win no matter where, or who, they are playing.'
Buffalo Bills Week 4 Report Card [1:31 AM]
Auburn Citizen reports: 'If Rex Ryan was "outcoached" against Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots, he was outsmarted by Tom Coughlin and the New York Giants.'
Undisciplined Bills need to worry about their own play [1:30 AM]
Toronto Sun reports: 'The same old Buffalo Bills.'
Bils can't win with mistakes, penalties [1:29 AM]
Erie Times News reports: 'They are on pace to be penalized 188 times. Since 2002, only one team -- the 2011 Raiders with 163 penalties -- has been flagged more than 147 times.'
Rex Ryan gets testy on questions about Bills penalties [1:28 AM]
New York Daily News reports: 'Then, in the fourth quarter, with the Giants up 24-10 with 6:22 to go, the Bills seemingly came unglued — helping the Giants eat the clock by committing three personal fouls — one unnecessary roughness penalty (linebacker Preston Brown) and two unsportsmanlike conduct penalties (Brown and Hughes).'
Bills head coach Rex Ryan gets another pass after loss to Giants [1:27 AM]
New York Daily News reports: 'Perhaps this all has something to do with Ryan’s future. For if the Bills continue down this path, Ryan could find himself in TV sooner than anyone thinks.'
Rex Ryan’s epic rant about Bills’ ‘fight’ trumping penalties [1:26 AM]
New York Post reports: 'Ryan didn’t like this line of questioning one bit.'
Penalties help doom Rex Ryan and undisciplined Bills [1:25 AM]
Newsday reports: 'The Giants knew to expect that kind of Rexcitability from the Bills. But even they were taken aback by some of the things that went on, including linebacker Preston Brown drawing an unsportsmanlike-conduct penalty in the fourth quarter for basically going berserk on the field.'
Rex Ryan's Buffalo Bills are an 'embarrassing' mess in loss to Giants [1:24 AM]
Newark Star Ledger reports: '"Oh, we're over [the line" target="_blank">," Bills safety Corey Graham said. "I mean, it's embarrassing. It is embarrassing to go out there and get all those penalties. I mean it is one after another. Dumb penalties, situations you just jave to shut up sometimes. So it's one of those situations we can't afford to do it, and we can't spot teams all those yards and we just have to be more disciplined. It's very disappointing."'
Bills can't take next step in loss to Giants [1:23 AM]
USA Today reports: 'They entered Sunday with an opportunity to show that they had taken the next step – that they could compile consecutive victories in impressive fashion. But they fell flat on their face. Until further notice, it’s the same old Bills.'
Jennings' 51-yard TD helps Giants seal 24-10 win over Bills [1:22 AM]
AP reports: 'The Giants limited Buffalo to a combined 77 yards and two first downs on its first nine possessions. And then the Bills came away with no points on two drives into the red zone.'
Buffalo Bills unravel in 24-10 loss to Giants [1:21 AM]
AP reports: 'It was the second straight dud of a performance at home for Buffalo — and both following convincing victories.'
Undisciplined Bills unravel in 24-10 loss to Giants [1:20 AM]
AP reports: '"We made too many mistakes to win," Ryan said. "We'll fix it."'
Buffalo Bills founder's charity gives $4.2M to cancer center [1:19 AM]
AP reports: 'The donation to the Roswell Park Cancer Center announced last week will establish the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Quality of Life Endowment at the hospital.'
Giants 2-2 after dodging undisciplined Bills [1:18 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: 'The Giants defense stifled the Bills offense throughout the first half and made a crucial goal line stand early in the fourth quarter in holding Buffalo to its lowest point total of the season. The Bills continued to show a lack of discipline with 16 penalties for a total of 46 this season.'
Bills LT Glenn (ankle) returns [1:17 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: 'Glenn attempted to play after having his left ankle taped on the sideline but lasted just one play. Cyrus Kouandjio replaced Glenn at left tackle.'
3 things we learned about the Bills [1:16 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: 'The Bills need their defensive lineman to earn their money. Mario Williams, Marcell Dareus, Jerry Hughes and Kyle Williams are collectively counting more than $40 million against the salary cap this season. Against the Giants, they combined for 13 tackles, one for a loss. None of them recorded a sack or a quarterback hit. Hughes also took two personal foul penalties, and Kyle Williams was the culprit on the illegal formation infraction.'
Rex Ryan defends Bills' penalties: Give me a team with some fight any day [1:15 AM]
ESPN reports: '"I get it, no question about it," Ryan said after Sunday's game. "We can focus on the negatives and all that -- and I get it, that's your guys' job -- but you might not understand the game the way I understand [it" target="_blank"> because I've been on the other side. I've been a part of a 20-some-penalty performance by the Ravens, OK? And we went on and we fixed it. We'll fix it here."'
Source: Bills RB McCoy expected to make full recovery in 3-4 weeks [1:14 AM]
Fox Sports reports: 'McCoy sustained a setback and an MRI revealed a new tear in his hamstring. McCoy is expected to make a full recovery in three to four weeks, FOX Sports 1's NFL insider Mike Garafolo reported.'
Surprise, surprise: Discipline (and penalties) undo Ryan's Bills [1:13 AM]
The Sporting News reports: 'Another way to phrase “lack of mental focus” for Buffalo: stupidity. The Bills were missing running back LeSean McCoy and receiver Sammy Watkins on Sunday, but those absences aren’t why the team lost. They lost because they just did not play like a particularly smart group.'
Bills Fall in Ugly Loss to Giants 24-10 [1:12 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Buffalo's offense finally began to show signs of life midway through the third quarter as Tyrod Taylor completed two third down passes and got some help from a pass interference penalty to put the team in scoring position. Miscues plagued them again however as a seven yard loss was followed up by missed 30 yard Dan Carpenter field goal to keep the score at 16-3. After the defense came up big, it was the offense again failing to punch it in the end zone on the next possession as a 4th and goal was thwarted at the one yard line.'
A depressing Bills Sunday [1:11 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'So far, we've seen the Bills dominate an Indianapolis team that is no better than average, at least when it plays outside the AFC South. The Bills crushed what looks more and more like a pathetic Dolphins team. But Buffalo was smacked around by New England, the AFC's elite, and played a stinker against a Giants team that is better than the Colts but not at the Patriots level.'
Bills' Ryan is proud of his team [1:10 AM]
WGR-AM reports: '"Give me a team that's got some fight and will compete to the very end, right, wrong or indifferent, no matter how good the officiating is or whatever. It makes no difference to me. I'll take a team with some competitive fight and some spirit. Is 17 penalties ridiculous? Absolutely, 100 percent it's ridiculous, and so you say what you want, but I'll take a team that'll fight. I'm proud of this team, and we'll keep fighting. Eventually we'll find a way to win. Eventually we'll find a way to eliminate penalties."'
Bills-Giants Arrow Up/Arrow Down [1:09 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'This team is a reflection of its head coach, Rex Ryan. Like him, they’re emotional and passionate and aggressive. And that’s ok. In fact, it can be a really good thing when all of that is channeled the right way. But it can also be a detriment when it isn’t. And that’s been the case twice now in four games. Somehow, Ryan, his staff, and the players have to get a handle on this and really soon. Because it’s on all of them, not just the coaches and not just the players.'
Penalties doom Bills in 24-10 loss to Giants [1:08 AM]
WKBW-TV reports: 'If once is an accident and twice is a trend, the Bills have a serious problem on their hands.'
7 observations from Bills - Giants [1:07 AM]
WKBW-TV reports: 'For the third time in four weeks, and not to mention the third time in three home games, the Bills accrued a double-digit amount of accepted penalties against them.'
Buffalo’s offense stalls out; Bills fall to Giants 24-10 [1:06 AM]
WIVB-TV reports: 'The Bills ended the game with 17 accepted penalties for 135 yards. Those penalties granted the Giants seven first downs compared to the Bills’ total of nine first downs throughout the game.'
Penalties lead to missed opportunities in Bills loss [1:05 AM]
WIVB-TV reports: 'Added up, Buffalo failed to add at least 20 attainable points from the scoreboard. Which if added to the scoreboard, would have boosted the Bills above the Giants at a hypothetical 30 to 24.'
Bills Self-Destruct vs Giants [1:04 AM]
WROC-TV reports: ' “Give me a team that’s got some fight and will continue to the very end – right, wrong or indifferent, no matter how good the officiating is or whatever,’’ he continued. “It makes no difference to me.” '
Giants Take It To Bills 24-10 [1:03 AM]
Bills Daily reports: 'This game proves once again that a lot can change from week to week in the NFL. The Bills were riding high after their blowout win in Miami. Theycame home and laid an absolute egg against a team they needed to beat. We wrote in oure preview that if they are a playoff contender these are the games they have to win. They didn't win, they didn't even really show up. Since things change from week to week it would be too early to count the Bills out like it was too early to annoint them playoff contenders last week.'
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