It's time for the Bills to unleash their quarterback [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Yet when the Bills slip into these offensive funks, offensive coordinator Greg Roman probably should feature Taylor's mobility. How many quarterbacks resemble a real-life Willie Beamen?'
Bills need to put the heat on Dalton [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Dalton is no Tom Brady. He’s a well-chronicled 0-4 in playoff games. But the Bengals figure to be as challenging a test for the Bills’ defense as Brady’s Patriots were in Week Two. As of Monday, they were first in the NFL in total offense, first in yards per pass, second in yards per play, third in passing, seventh in rushing.'
Bills coach Ryan sheds light on Tyrod Taylor's ankle injury [1:57 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The Bills were fined $20,000 during the 2012 season for not properly reporting a wrist injury suffered by Mario Williams to the league. Although Williams played every game and took every rep in practice, the league determined the injury was significant enough to merit being listed.'
Stephon Gilmore coming up big for Bills [1:56 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'This guy is really playing well, and I would have to believe some of the Gilmore hate will start to subside. For some reason fans have really ridden the 2012 first-round draft choice, and while he may not have been an instant star his first two years, he was tremendous last year, and he's been even better this year. He had three more pass breakups against the Titans, plus the game-securing interception with 1:32 left to play.'
Bills have 2 of league's best cornerbacks [1:55 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'For those keeping score at home, Pro Football Focus has Gilmore and Darby as their No. 2 and No. 3 ranked cornerbacks in the entire NFL this season. Pro Football Focus doesn't have the definitive word on the matter, but considering Gilmore and Darby are the top two cornerbacks in the NFL in passes defended with 10 and 11, respectively, it's safe to say they are playing pretty well.'
Bills' Rex Ryan says QB hasn't been 100 percent all year with ankle [1:54 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: '"It's always a concern, there's no question," Ryan said. "I can tell you this: He is beat up right now. He's sore. You ought to see him. He is sore. We knew he would be. Guys, he hasn't been 100 percent all season. He's had an ankle even through training camp. We really haven't seen the 100 percent Tyrod Taylor. Of course, you're always concerned when you're quarterback takes off with it."'
It's time to give Buffalo Bills' defense more credit after win over Tennessee Titans [1:53 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'Consider this: The Bills' offense mustered only 209 yards, and the Titans had the ball for 11 minutes longer than the Bills on Sunday. Normally that's not a formula for winning football games, but that's the benefit of having a dominant defense. And yes, this Bills group has shown plenty of signs in the first five weeks that it can be that type of defense.'
Will the real Buffalo Bills please stand up? [1:52 AM]
Canandaigua Daily Messenger reports: 'I don't know why this is, but doesn't it seem that it takes a team two weeks to actually miss missing players. Buffalo was without playmakers Sammy Watkins, LeSean McCoy and McCoy's replacement Karlos Williams. The Bills made do a week ago but Sunday they were inept without them.'
Bills in line to welcome back Watkins, running back Williams [1:51 AM]
AP reports: 'As for Williams, Ryan said the rookie was still taking part in the NFL's concussion protocol. However, Ryan indicated Williams is expected to be cleared after saying the Bills had no plans to add a running back; Cierre Wood went on season-ending injured reserve Monday.'
Bills place running back Wood on IR; activate Enemkpali [1:50 AM]
AP reports: 'Starting running back LeSean McCoy (hamstring) is out indefinitely. Backup Karlos Williams (concussion) has a chance to return Sunday, when Buffalo (3-2) hosts Cincinnati (5-0).'
Ryan: Bills QB Taylor 'is beat up right now' [1:49 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: 'The Buffalo offense is a mess without wide receiver Sammy Watkins and running backs LeSean McCoy and Karlos Williams. With no one really stepping up to fill those voids, Taylor's burden has been enormous. He couldn't make it work in Week 4 against the Giants, and he was probably fortunate to be playing a young Tennessee team that hasn't figured out how to close games.'
Bills add LB Enemkpali to roster, place RB Wood on IR [1:48 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: 'Enemkpali was signed by the Bills on Sept. 11, the same day he was suspended by the NFL for the first four games of the season stemming from the incident in which he punched and broke the jaw of former New York Jets teammate quarterback Geno Smith. Enemkpali's roster exemption expired Monday.'
RB Wood to IR; updates on Karlos, Sammy, Tyrod [1:47 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Starting running back LeSean McCoy has missed the last two games with a hamstring injury. Ryan said it’s too early in the week to tell if Williams or McCoy will be available to play Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals. However, he said he is “encouraged” by the progress of wide receiver Sammy Watkins and his chances to suit up next weekend.'
Dominant? [1:46 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'But to be unhappy with this Bills defense after this win over the Titans seems at best misguided. On the field most of the first half because of the inability of the offense to even get first downs, let alone touchdowns, they limited Tennessee to only three points. A special teams turnover set the Titans up for their only touchdown in the third quarter. There was one more field goal drive and that was it.'
5 takeaways from Bills' Rex Ryan (10/12) [1:45 AM]
WKBW-TV reports: 'The Bills have existed the past couple of weeks in a world without having wide receiver Sammy Watkins available to them. The starting wide receivers, Percy Harvin and Robert Woods, have combined for only seven receptions and 65 yards in the two games Watkins’ has been absent, leaving a lot to be desired from that starting group. The calf injury has claimed two games, but Watkins made significant enough of progress late in the week to get the Bills to “feel good” about his status heading into Week Six.'
Bills add DE Enemkpali to the 53; RB Wood to I-R [1:44 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'To make room on the roster for Enemkpali the Bills placed RB Cierre Wood on injured reserve. Wood sustained a knee injury in Sunday’s win at Tennessee and had to be carted to the locker room.'
No spy on Taylor proved costly for Titans [11:17 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'No, offensive coordinator Greg Roman didn’t expect to be dialing up plays for Boom Herron and Cierre Wood back in training camp. And, yes, the Titans had a full bye week to prepare for Buffalo. But why not unleash Taylor on the run earlier? Nothing was working on offense. His athleticism is a needed weapon when everything else shuts down. On defense, Ryan and defensive coordinator Dennis Thurman effectively cooled Mariota’s up-tempo attack.'
Three up, three down following Bills' comeback victory over Titans [11:16 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Seantrel Henderson – The Bills' offensive line did not look good for much of the day, and Henderson was a big reason why. He put the offense in that third-and-23 hole with consecutive penalties on the eventual game-winning drive, and generally struggled keeping Derrick Morgan off Taylor all afternoon.'
Sweat equity rewarded in Bills’ comeback win [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“No win in this league is ever easy,” Williams said of what was going through his mind as he left the field. “And I try to tell these guys, as good a players as we have, every game that you win, enjoy it. Enjoy the moment. Enjoy playing together, winning together, because they’re tough. And I’m going to enjoy them. Every one of them.”'
Hogan knew a big play was needed [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“Obviously going into these types of games, with Sammy out, I’ll be in the scouting report,” Hogan said. “If teams want to overlook me, that’s fine. I know that I’m going to be getting man coverage and it’ll be up to me to make plays. What I’ve done the last couple weeks, I don’t think teams will be overlooking the fact that I’m in the game.'
The cool kid QB delivers when it counts [1:57 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Time will tell if Tyrod Taylor truly fits the mold. I’m still dubious. But for about 15 minutes Sunday, he at least looked the part. With the Bills reeling and staring a second straight loss in the face, Taylor used his arm and his legs to produce two late touchdowns and lead the Bills to a 14-13 comeback victory over the Titans.'
Tested by penalties, defense produces key stops [1:56 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"We had to find a way to make plays," Graham said. "We haven’t played the way we wanted to play starting the season off so it was a step in the right direction to show what we’re capable of doing.”'
Offense brings big plays by the chunkful [1:55 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'With three minutes left in the third quarter and the Bills down, 10-0, Tyrod Taylor scrambled for 26 yards. Two plays later, he darted up the middle and along the left sideline 22 yards for a touchdown.'
Mariota made his presence felt in small doses [1:54 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'For all of Taylor’s heroics, there is no denying that the Titans’ defensive strategists – Dick LeBeau and Ray Horton – mostly got the better of him. Taylor’s passing left plenty to be desired, especially through the first half when he seemed to constantly struggle to read coverages and find open targets. He often held the ball too long, didn’t always do a good job of feeling the rush, and was way off the mark on several throws.'
Taylor’s wheels set offense in motion [1:53 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Taylor set up his own TD run with a spectacular, 26-yard scramble up the middle to the Titans’ 26. Taylor should have been down at the line of scrimmage but somehow escaped the grasp of Cox, then he put a move on Sensabaugh at the 35 – whoop – that left the cornerback grasping at air.'
Whisenhunt’s conservative calls opened doors for Bills [1:52 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Whisenhunt was at his worst when punting on fourth and 2 from the Bills’ 39-yard line with 3:01 remaining in the first half and his team leading, 3-0. A successful conversion in that situation, which happens 56 percent of the time, according to the Times, would have increased Tennessee’s chances of winning from 54 to 57 percent.'
Mark Gaughan’s matchup winners [1:51 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Ryan is 10-2 as a head coach versus rookie QBs. The two losses were to Russell Wilson and Seattle in 2012 and late last season against Minnesota’s Teddy Bridgewater ,when the Jets were walking dead.'
Unbeaten Bengals will enter The Ralph on a roll [1:50 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“For us to come back against a really, really good team is huge,” Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton said after the win. The last time the Bengals started a season 5-0 was 1988, the year of their last Super Bowl appearance. They can match their best start in franchise history with a victory over the Bills in Week Six.'
Taylor, Bills start slow, finish strong vs. Titans [1:49 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'It was a minor miracle that the Bills trailed only 3-0 at the half after the way the offense played.'
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