Ryan says Bills need to get receiver Watkins more involved [1:46 AM]
AP reports: '"I'm not saying there's some concerns on my part, it's more we've got to find ways to get him the football," Ryan said Wednesday. "And that's a challenge to our staff, even our quarterback. Like: 'Let's get Sammy Watkins involved more because he is such a talent.'"'
Buffalo Bills sign offensive guard Groy and receiver Thigpen [1:45 AM]
AP reports: 'Groy fills an immediate need after being signed off the Tampa Bay Buccaneers practice squad Wednesday. Starting right guard John Miller is out indefinitely with a high left ankle sprain sustained in a 20-13 loss at New England on Monday.'
NFL: officials erred on Bills' final play against Pats [1:44 AM]
AP reports: 'Appearing on NFL Network on Tuesday night, Blandino said head linesman Ed Walker should have stopped the clock when Bills receiver Sammy Watkins rolled backward out of bounds without being touched at midfield.'
Bills-Chiefs Preview [1:43 AM]
AP reports: '"We have to put more points on the board; start executing," running back LeSean McCoy said.'
Bills searching for ways to get Watkins involved [1:42 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: '"I'm not saying there are concerns, but it's more that we have to find ways to get him the football," said Ryan. "He is that kind of talent. That's a challenge to our staff and our quarterback. Let's get Sammy Watkins involved more. It's almost like if we don't use LeSean McCoy, that's a mistake."'
Bills hope to have QB Taylor for critical game vs. Chiefs [1:41 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: '"Today I did most of the handoffs," he said. "They wanted me to rest on throwing today, but I'll be back out on the field practicing tomorrow. I feel good, ready go, short week, gotta prepare for Kansas City, looking forward to this game."'
Bills sign KR Thigpen, G Groy [1:40 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: 'Thigpen was the Bills' primary punt returner in the first four games of the season, but averaged only 5.2 yards per return, with a long of 14 yards. He also averaged only 9.7 yards on three kickoff returns.'
Week 12 Preview: Bills at Chiefs [1:39 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: 'Chiefs 23-19.'
Rex believes Tyrod will play Sunday [1:38 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Ryan wasn’t so optimistic on defensive end Mario Williams or wide receiver Marcus Easley.'
Coulda, Shoulda, Wouldda [1:37 AM]
Bills Daily reports: 'OK, so we didn’t beat New England – it would have been great, but there you go. Now the schedule really kicks in with must-win games at Kansas City and against Houston, both of whom are battling for a wild card. Had the Bills not pissed away some games like Jacksonville or the Giants they would be in a much better spot than they are – if they don’t win they cede their ability to control their own destiny and become reliant on other teams to falter – not where you where you want to be. Arrowhead Stadium is a nightmare to play in – those people are crazy and loud. The defense if finally starting to look very strong, but the offense seems to be regressing – I’m not hitting the panic button just yet, but over the next 2 weeks we should have an idea about how far the Bills will go this season.'
Tyrod Taylor limited Wednesday, to throw Thursday [1:36 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“He feels better today than he did, which is good,” said Ryan of his quarterback Wednesday. “I’m not a doctor, but they feel he’s going to be just fine.”'
Bills bring back returner Thigpen; sign OL Groy [1:35 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Thigpen had been with the club at the start of the season serving as the team’s primary punt returner in the first four games. He averaged just 5.2 yards a return with a long of 14 yards. He did rotate in on kick return where he managed just 9.7 yards on three attempts.'
Top 8 storylines for Bills-Chiefs this week [1:34 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“Guess what? We’re in the playoffs now,” Whaley said Tuesday in an appearance on the Bills Buffalo flagship radio station, WGR Sportsradio 550. “That’s our mindset. This is a playoff game against Kansas City. Because if we don’t beat Kansas City, we’re looking up and hoping for things to happen. We control our own destiny and that’s the only thing you can ask for. Our mindset now-this is a playoff week-our playoff week.”'
Bills 'D' got to Tom Brady, now must wreak havoc vs. the non-Bradys [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Alex Smith (Kansas City), Brian Hoyer (Houston), Sam Bradford or Mark Sanchez (Philadelphia), Kirk Cousins (Washington) and Ryan Fitzpatrick (New York) are all on tap with one All-Pro, Dallas' Tony Romo, along the way.'
Report: Officials had three indefensible errors in Bills/Patriots game [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'On Tuesday, a source from the NFL Referees Association cited three indefensible errors in the game to the Boston Globe's Ben Volin --- the inadvertent whistle that prevented a possible touchdown pass to Danny Amendola, a James White touchdown run that should've been whistled dead and the final play of the game. Buffalo's Sammy Watkins rolled out of bounds with two seconds left but officials mistakenly let the clock run out.'
Rex: QB Tyrod Taylor should be able to play at KC [1:57 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'There was no press conference held on Tuesday at One Bills Drive, but Rex Ryan did speak to WGR 550 and the Bills coach said that he expects quarterback Tyrod Taylor to play at Kansas City this week. Taylor suffered an apparent shoulder injury in the fourth quarter of Buffalo's 20-13 loss to New England but should be good to go for this critical AFC match-up.'
Upon Further Review: Bills blew a great chance [1:56 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'Rarely do you get a chance like this against New England, yet when the final whistle blew on another blown call by an official - Sammy Watkins not being ruled out of bounds with two seconds to go - the scoreboard told another frustrating, heartbreaking story for the Bills. They fought and they scrapped, but they still weren’t good enough to beat the Belichicks and you get the feeling that they may never be as long as the curmudgeonly one is prowling the Patriots sideline.'
Buffalo Bills sack hunger with blitz of turkeys [1:55 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'This Thanksgiving and through the holiday season, 1,000 families in the Buffalo area will sit down to a warm meal thanks to the Bills' kindness, generosity and belief that it’s their responsibility to give back to a community that gives so much to them.'
Bills First Super Season Week 12: Loss to Oilers [1:54 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'The Bills were concerned with Houston's run-and-shoot passing, led by Warren Moon, and played dime defense all night, but it was RB Lorenzo White who hurt them most as the eight-game winning streak ended.'
Buffalo Bills make Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski look human [1:53 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'Pro Football Focus credited the Bills with 15 quarterback hurries on Brady Monday night. Hughes had six of those, including one hit. He was in the backfield constantly and is looking well worth the contract the Bills handed him this offseason.'
Mike Tirico calls out NFL's 'screwed up' officiating on ESPN's broadcast of Bill [1:52 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'ESPN's Mike Tirico, a Syracuse grad, was pretty blunt as he signed off on the broadcast of the game last night and seems fed up with the NFL's officiating.'
Buffalo Bills QB hurts shoulder, clouding status for Week 12 [1:51 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'Taylor wasn't made available to the media after the game, and Ryan isn't sure what his status will be for the Bills' pivotal game against the Chiefs next week. "I have no idea," Ryan said. "I hope he's ready."'
NFL calls interference on Transit Drive-in [1:50 AM]
Lockport Union Sun & Journal reports: 'According to the letter, out-of-home broadcasts of NFL games are prohibited unless no admission fee is charged, the game is shown on a television commonly used at home and the establishment is engaged in the business of showing regular and daily sports programming to its patrons.'
Bills coach Ryan expects QB Taylor to play at Kansas City [1:49 AM]
AP reports: 'Ryan said it was too early to tell if defensive end Mario Williams can play because of a foot injury. And the coach ruled out starting right guard John Miller (high left ankle sprain) and backup receiver Marcus Easley (concussion).'
Bills-Patriots Arrow Up/Arrow Down [1:48 AM]
WGR-AM reports: '"Like always, we have come up short many times, being here where you think you've got them [the Patriots" target="_blank"> on the ropes. But at the end of the day, they find ways to win. And that's what championship teams do. We're not at that level right now, but I can promise you one thing, we're gonna work our tails off to get there."'
Rex on lack of targets for Watkins and Clay: We'll look at it [1:47 AM]
WKBW-TV reports: '"Like always, I've come up short many times here. Thinking you got them on the ropes, but at the end of the day they find ways to win and that's what championship teams do. We're not at that level right now, but I can promise you one thing we're going to work our tails off to get there."'
McCoy turns in another 100-plus yard performance [1:46 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“I didn’t play up to my standards,” he said. “There were certain plays that I should’ve made out there. And I’m only speaking about myself. I’m not speaking for anybody else. But next week we’ll get back to the drawing board, do the right things. [I’ll" target="_blank"> take care of my body and get ready to go.”'
Rex Ryan expecting QB Tyrod Taylor to play Sunday [1:45 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '"Tyrod I expect him to be able to play," said Ryan Tuesday afternoon. "It's a right shoulder injury, but I don't know all the particulars. We'll see how things go as the week progresses, but I think he'll be ready to roll (Sunday)."'
Bills applying short term memory with Chiefs on deck [1:44 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“We went out there and we did our best,” said DT Corbin Bryant of the Monday night loss in New England. “We didn’t come out with the end result, but when you look at where we’re at in the race, we’re still there. We can’t let this one game just bury us and let our season just slide out of the window. We’re going to get ready for Kansas City and put this one right behind us.”'
Once again, a tough loss to the Patriots [4:45 PM]
Olean Times Herald reports: '“We dropped a touchdown, we missed a field goal and give them a touchdown … we’ve got to make a tackle there … that really hurt us,” Ryan lamented of that fateful stretch late in the first half. “We’re a better football team, but we weren’t good enough. We aren’t quite there.'
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