3 things we learned about the Bills [12:50 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: 'Even without a first-round pick, the Bills appear to have had a productive draft. Second-round pick Ronald Darby of Florida State had an interception on Sunday and already has two this season. Third-round pick John Miller of Louisville made his third straight start on the offensive line, but he left the game in the second quarter due to a groin injury. The Bills are hoping that the injury is minor because Miller is off to an impressive start to his NFL career. Fifth-round pick Karlos Williams has already scored three touchdowns, including a 41-yarder on Sunday. He ran 12 times Sunday for a game-high 110 yards.'
Bills beat the Dolphins 41-14 [12:49 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'From the beginning, the Bills offense looked good and the defense returned to form.'
Taylor has a nice bounce back game [12:48 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Sunday was just another test that the quarterback had to and did pass in his young career. Is he the quarterback of the future? I don’t know, but this game was certainly a notch in his belt on the positive side.'
Bills bounce back in a big way [12:47 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'This wasn't New England. What we saw on Sunday at Sun Life Stadium is what we will probably/hopefully see more often than not this season and the performance against the Pats will be the exception.'
Bills-Dolphins Arrow Up/Arrow Down [12:46 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'The Bills are 2-1 now, with two wins within the conference (big for tie-breaker purposes at the end of the season if you’re fighting for playoff spots), and now have two very winnable games on the schedule in front of them. The New York Giants come to Orchard Park next Sunday. They’ll be playing on ten days rest after getting their first win of the season Thursday night against the Washington Redskins. They have a two-time Super Bowl champion QB and head coach, and one of the brightest young stars in the league in wide receiver Odell Beckham, Jr. But the Bills are better than them. They have a great opportunity to go to 3-1 against an inferior opponent. And they need to. Because that’s what good teams do.'
7 Observations from Bills - Dolphins [12:45 AM]
WKBW-TV reports: 'Williams, as more of a north-south style of running back, is a phenomenal fit for Greg Roman’s offensive scheme, and he has showed it through the first three weeks of the season. He has clearly shown to be a player that is worthy of touches in games, and now it’s a matter of finding the right balance with him and McCoy.'
Bills jolt Dolphins, prevail 41-14 against division rival [12:44 AM]
WIVB-TV reports: 'Rex Ryan and his Bills commanded the game from the start, forcing the Dolphins to punt each possession they weren’t intercepted on in the first half. In the first half, the Bills nearly doubled the Dolphins in yards, first downs and yards per play, however the Bills and Dolphins took just about the same amount of offensive snaps.'
Bills rebound to squish Fish [12:43 AM]
WROC-TV reports: 'So after talking boldly before the New England game and then having to eat crow, the Bills let their actions speak for them. And the result was a Fish Squish of epic proportions.'
Bills Blowout Dolphins 41-14 [12:42 AM]
Bills Daily reports: 'With the Bills leading 17-0, the Dolphins were driving for a possible score that could have given them life. The Bills perfectly timed a blitz from Bacarri Rambo and Tannehill rushed a throw right into the hands of Brown who returned it for a touchdown that for all intent and purposes put the game away before halftime.'
Total Domination By The Bills [12:41 AM]
Bills Daily reports: 'Greg Roman had a magnificent gameplan that worked to perfection.'
Bills dominate Dolphins in 41-14 blowout [12:40 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'The Bills needed a bounce back performance in their second straight division matchup as they took on the Dolphins in Miami and provided a dominating response. Buffalo engineered two straight touchdown drives to open the game and three first-half interceptions by the defense led to 13 more points for a 27-0 halftime lead.'
Preston Brown leading by example [12:39 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Brown is an obvious choice to run the players-only defensive meetings considering his role within the defense. He receives the calls on the field and must dictate them to the entire group. But he’s not only a signal caller. He’s a play maker, too, as evidenced by his knack for big plays the last two weeks.'
What they’re saying: Bills-Dolphins postgame comments [12:38 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'And I’m learning this football team and unfortunately for them, they’re very much like me, and we got to do a better job of controlling ourselves and controlling our emotions. Just, ‘Yes sir,’ and move on. And that’s the approach we want to take. I challenged our team that we want to be the least penalized team in the league from here going forward. I think we had 5 penalties for 40 yards, so it’s a step in the right direction. We still have to get better, but that’s something that we’re focusing on and trying to get better at."'
Incognito back to the site of his ‘baggage’ [11:46 AM]
Olean Times Herald reports: 'He added of his view of the game, “I don’t think it’s personal. It’s one of those things where in professional sports you kind of cross paths with one of your old teams, and you want to give it to them, you want to play well and you want to come away with a win. Especially since I’m so close to some of those guys and have been competing with them for so long, it’s like a brotherly love. You want to kick your brother’s butt in anything you do so it’s going to be fun to go down there and compete with them.”'
Brains under pressure: Concussion crisis continues to haunt the NFL [12:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Kolb drove toward the team facility in Orchard Park from his residence in Lakeview. Suddenly, without even knowing, Kolb began veering into the middle of the road as another car approached him head-on at 50, 55 miles an hour.'
Taylor needs to pass this road test [12:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The Bills aren’t expecting Taylor to win games on his own. But if he’s a budding franchise quarterback, he has to show continued improvement and put last week’s struggles behind him. There’s a rising urgency for him to perform well Sunday, with Ryan’s boys needing a victory to avoid falling into the AFC East basement.'
As they have in the past, Bills have to give Tannehill trouble [12:57 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Bills 25, Dolphins 17.'
Getting To Know Jerome Felton: Tennessee native happy with fullback role [12:56 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'How would you describe your personality? Opinionated. But I’m pretty quiet, conservative but very opinionated also. Whether it’s politics, sports, I’m one of those people that, I have my way of looking at things and usually think I’m right.'
Bills’ 20 greatest wins [12:55 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '1. Bills 41, Oilers 38 (OT). Wild-card playoff. Jan. 3, 1993. Rich Stadium. Greatest comeback in NFL history.'
At 90, Marv Levy is busier than ever [12:54 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“He was great,” Ryan said of Levy. “He was just himself – a real cerebral guy, obviously, so I’ve got nothing in comparison with him there. We’re two different guys, but I appreciated everything he did.”'
Tyrod Taylor needs to bounce back in Miami [12:53 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'There are several ways to attack that strategy. The Bills could use more moving pockets where they get Taylor rolling out at the snap, though the downside is that potentially takes away half the field to operate with. Another way is to go to a quick passing game which neutralizes the pass rush, the exact plan Brady utilized last week against the Bills' ferocious front four. Or, Taylor can look for more opportunities to step up into the pocket to find a throwing window or a running lane when things break down.'
Both D-lines key in Bills-Dolphins game [12:52 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'Dolphins 20, Bills 16.'
Bills already face critical AFC East game [12:51 AM]
Olean Times Herald reports: 'Even normally reserved cornerback Stephon Gilmore admitted, “We’ve got to get this win; it’s a must win. Every win is important but this team’s in our division and we’ve got to win the division games.”'
Source: No noise violation for Bills [12:50 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'A league source has confirmed to me that the NFL has informed the Bills they were not found to have any noise violations during their game against the New England Patriots last Sunday.'
5 things to watch in Bills - Dolphins [12:49 AM]
WKBW-TV reports: 'When thinking about the game through the week, it really is easy to work yourself into thinking both teams could win. However, with the most recent development for the Dolphins and starting left tackle Branden Albert likely being out for the game, the pendulum swings completely in favor of the Bills.'
Taylor works toward managing the pocket better [12:48 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“I think sometimes you’ve got to step up in the pocket,” said Ryan. “That’s where if I look at anything with Tyrod I’d like to see him drop back and then set up and step up in the pocket a little more.”'
Top 10 reasons the Bills are motivated to squish the fish [12:47 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Tyrod Taylor is ranked in the top 5 NFL QBs in completion percentage, yards-per-attempt and rushing yards. He hasn’t been perfect, but rankings like that in more than two major stat categories? We’ll take it. He’ll look to step up in the pocket more and building on those positives against a tough Suh-led Miami D-Line.'
Forget last week, it’s time to move on [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The Bills committed six special-teams penalties against New England. Most stemmed from a clear lack of discipline, such as personal fouls and offside calls. Special teams coach Danny Crossman has spent the week delivering a stern message to the players who block for and cover kicks that the yellow flag fest is over. Now we’ll see if they were actually listening.'
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