Notes, quotes [4:47 AM]
CBS Sportsline reports: 'RB Willis McGahee's 132-yard rushing day on 37 carries against the Jets last Sunday was even more impressive when you consider he had 11 runs go for zero or negative yardage. Six runs lost 21 yards. He made up for it with five carries for 12 yards or longer, bouncing outside when a hole wasn't there or carrying defenders on his back.'
Buffalo (3-5) at New England (7-1) [9:03 PM]
AP reports: '``We're all getting comfortable right now,'' McGahee said. ``We know what it takes to win.'''
Vincent Is Still Struggling To Get Back [8:51 PM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Troy Vincent was still limited in Wednesday's practice. His knee is listed as questionable. Missing and riding the bikes were Mike Williams, Coy Wire, Josh Reed and Constantin Ritzmann. Ritzmann is out, while Wire and Reed are doubtful.'
Confidence Continues to Build [8:49 PM]
RNews.com reports: '“The feeling's great. Anytime you win it's great,” said right guard Chris Villarrial. “We would like to stack up more of these together and this is a huge, huge week for us right now. We can go up there and if we can beat the best team in football it can really raise the morale around here.”'
Key injuries don't stop New England [8:47 PM]
AP reports: '''We just have to have a little more communication,'' Harrison said. ''If I look at Ty Law, I might give him a sign or a wink or a nod of the head. He knows exactly what I'm doing, whereas you have to go out there and play alongside maybe an unproven guy or a guy that's inexperienced, it's a little different.'''
McGahee's leaping into limelight [8:47 PM]
AP reports: '''He's added a big spark for us,'' guard Chris Villarrial said. ''It's great to see him step in there the way he has. He's just taken over. We're really excited about him being back there.'''
Bills RT Williams questionable with neck injury [5:00 PM]
AP reports: 'Coach Mike Mularkey said Williams is considered day-to-day, but added team doctors have not cleared the player for practice. Williams is listed as questionable. Mularkey described Williams as being sore, and that he's been working out in the pool in an attempt to loosen up.'
Bills Head Coach Mike Mularkey Conference Call [4:16 PM]
Patriots.com reports: 'Q: Is your team mentally strong enough to come into New England and deal with different types of adversity?
MM: We are going to find out.'
Bills' Willis McGahee Conference Call [4:15 PM]
Patriots.com reports: 'Q: What was the locker room like when Drew Bledsoe was taking so many shots from the public?
WM: There was total support for him. I really don't get into the newspapers and get into all of that hype. They don't know what it takes to go out there and do his job. I don't think anyone of them can come up there and try to throw the ball, make the correct reads and call the right plays in certain situations.'
Bill Belichick Press Conference [4:13 PM]
Patriots.com reports: 'Q: What is McGahee doing that maybe [Travis] Henry wasn't doing?
BB: They are both really good backs. I don't think there is anything wrong with Henry. He is one of the best running backs in the league. McGahee has come in there and run hard. He has good speed. I think they both have similar styles. They break a lot of tackles. They can both get outside. They can both run with power inside. They are both good backs. They both catch the ball as outlet receivers. They have [Lee] Evans, [Josh] Reed and [Eric] Moulds to kind of go deep and run the vertical patterns. Then, if you drop off and cover those, they can drop the ball off underneath. Drew [Bledsoe] has done a good job of that. They have been able to be productive in the passing game as well.'
Sunday Night Gives Bills Chance to Shine [12:22 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'The only team that has been better than the Bills over the past month is the Pittsburgh Steelers at 4-0.'
Turning Point For The Bills [12:22 PM]
BillsDaily.com reports: If you’ve been waiting for the Bills to put together a complete game, solid in all phases, you had to be happy with the performance they put in against the New York Jets on Sunday.
Bills fans take glee from Miami woes [8:52 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The Bills are promising, the Dolphins putrid.'
Bills vs. Patriots Preview [8:51 AM]
BillsDaily.com reports: The Bills have gained momentum and are on the upswing with three wins in their last four games. All those wins have happened at home, they will see how far they've come with a tough road prime time matchup in New England.
Braxton, Bills Move the Chains [7:21 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Hall of Fame guard Joe DeLamielleure feels that the Bills’ success at moving the chains can be summed up with five words. "Good technique and great knowledge," he said. "In today’s football, I find great technology and no technique. They have all the computers and all this and they have 1,000 formations and they run 100 plays. But they don’t perfect any of them. We ran five or six plays, maximum, and ran them to perfection. It didn’t matter who they put in there, they knew it was coming and we blocked them."'
Wednesday's New England Coverage [5:35 AM]
Halftime (Boston Herald)
No (tight) end in sight (Boston Herald)
Inspiration (Boston Herald)
Confident Despite Thinning Defense (Hartford Courant)
Pats may start searching for players for its depleted o-line (Woonsocket Call)
It won’t be as easy this time around (Woonsocket Call)
Dream comes true for this young Patriots rooter (Providence Journal)
Patriots vs. Bills Pre-Game Notes (Patriots.com)
Bills stampede into Foxborough to take on the Patriots (Patriots.com)
Pats work out two linemen (Patriots.com)
Haddad Is Back [9:49 PM]
WGR-AM reports: 'He was cut last Friday because Buffalo needed a fourth receiver and Haddad was nursing a hamstring injury. Jonathan Smith was elevated from the practice squad for the Jets game.'
The Questions: With Takeo Spikes, Bills Linebacker [9:35 PM]
CNN/SI reports: 'Most treasured possession?
A picture of me and my father taken after a game in '99. He passed away in 2001, and I take the photo with me when I go on the road.'
Bills re-sign WR Haddad to practice squad [5:22 PM]
AP reports: 'The move came after the University at Buffalo product had cleared waivers. After opening the season on the Bills practice squad, Haddad was promoted to the active roster last month and appeared in one game.'
Bills Sign Haddad to Practice Squad [5:06 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'The Bills announced today that the team has signed WR Drew Haddad to its practice squad.'
HS Football "Coach of the Week" - Week 10 [5:05 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Coach Jay Sirianni of Southwestern Central High School has been named the Buffalo Bills high school football “Coach of the Week” for the tenth weekend of the 2004 season (November 6-7).'
Patriots vs. Bills Pre-Game Notes [5:02 PM]
Patriots.com reports: 'Bill Belichick holds a 7-3 career record against Buffalo, including a 7-2 record as head coach of the Patriots.'
Bills stampede into Foxborough to take on the Patriots [5:00 PM]
Patriots.com reports: 'The Patriots have recorded a 19-3 (.864) all-time record at Gillette Stadium, including regular-season and postseason games. New England has won 15 consecutive regular-season and postseason contests at home, compiling the longest current home winning streak in the NFL.'
Things Starting to Come Together [3:06 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Drew Bledsoe had great pocket awareness this week. His performance really stood out to me. I thought he scrambled well and ducked around the pass rush. He was able to buy himself some more time and get the ball into the hand of his receivers. He wasn't doing that so much in the beginning of the season but he's really started to come on strong these past few games. I liked how he saw that he had room to run on some of the plays and he took it. That was something I haven't seen him do much in the past, but very impressive nonetheless.'
An unbelievable column, plus guest speakers give the halftime tirade [3:06 PM]
NFL.com reports: The Bills handed off to Greer on a reverse, and the gentlemen was swarmed under by Jets defenders, who dropped him for a loss: He might as well have handed out cards that said, "I have come in to run a trick play."
Bills rolling but not away from home [11:52 AM]
Niagara Gazette reports: 'I’m not totally convinced the Bills are contenders instead of pretenders at this point — but one way to win me over is simple: win on the road. Sunday would be a good start down that road.'
Run atop luxury boxes ends in fall and arrest [8:56 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'A 22-year-old Rochester man who attempted to run most of the way around Ralph Wilson Stadium on top of the luxury boxes during Sunday's Bills-Jets game fell down into the lower bowl and was arrested later on three misdemeanor charges, authorities said Monday.'
Return of Milloy a big boost [8:52 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"I'm just happy to have an opportunity to contribute in whatever fashion I can," Milloy said. "I'm not a savior or anything like that, but I definitely believed I had what it took to help the team."'
Mularkey has Bills progressing [8:52 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'There's no doubt Mularkey is still carving out his coaching identity, defining his style. Eight games into his career, I'd give him a B.'
Mike Williams waits on tests [8:51 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Mularkey did not indicate if Williams would be able to play Sunday night at New England.'
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