Quarterly Report [1:50 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'A week after taking just five penalties, the Bills took seven in the second quarter alone.'
Fourth-down analysis: Bills only went for it when they had no choice [1:49 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'When it comes to being truly aggressive on fourth down, the Bills approached things more cautiously. That can partially be attributed to an overall lack of production from the offense Sunday, but it has also been shown to be coach Rex Ryan’s nature through the first quarter of the season.'
Tyler Dunne’s Report Card [1:48 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'In a Week Two repeat, Rex Ryan lost control.'
Fans sound off about dislike of train horn [1:47 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'I’m unsure whether I received more in-game complaints about the Buffalo Bills’ penalties or the train horn Ralph Wilson Stadium blasted throughout Sunday’s 24-10 derailment against the New York Giants. We got one or the other practically on every play. Sometimes both.'
Titans rookie quarterback putting up solid numbers [1:46 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The Tennessee Titans’ rookie quarterback has put up solid numbers in his first three NFL starts, completing 62.9 percent of his passes for 833 yards, eight TDs and only two interceptions. He has a passer rating of 109.2, which ranked seventh in the NFL.'
Ryan says Bills had fight but what good did it do? [1:45 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'Ryan can sing the praises of his spunky 2-2 team all he wants, but if the Bills keep playing the way they have the first month of the NFL calendar - win, lose, win, lose - they aren't going anywhere and that playoff drought, which is now the longest in America's four major sports thanks to the Toronto Blue Jays finally finding their way, is going to extend to a 16th year.;
Rex's 'bully'' in principal's office way too much [1:44 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'While the Bills, who are stalled at 2-2 instead of soaring at 3-1, weren’t foolish enough to outwardly blame the officiating for this momentum-stuffing loss, the assertions were as plain as a yellow handkerchief.'
Bills dug a hole they couldn't crawl out of [1:43 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'The Bills ran for just 55 yards (2.3 average) on 24 attempts against New York's No. 2-ranked defense against the run. Rookie running back Karlos Williams averaged just 2.2 yards per carry as the Giants had an easy time handling his between-the-tackles skill set. This is where LeSean McCoy's outside speed was really missed.'
Three and Out: Bills take a step back [1:42 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'How will the Bills overcome the absences of LeSean McCoy and Sammy Watkins? They didn't, plain and simple.'
Bills injury report, talking points [1:41 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: '210 - The combined penalty yardage between the teams, including a whopping, laughable 135 by the Bills on 17 infractions, the most ever by the Bills in a home game.'
Report card [1:40 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'Coming off such a solid victory in Miami, back home in the place where they once actually had a home-field advantage, the Bills were simply atrocious and they blew a chance to get to 3-1. There was nothing positive to take from this debacle, just a complete mess in every phase. Rex Ryan's honeymoon is over.'
Bills badly miss LeSean McCoy, Sammy Watkins in loss to Giants [1:39 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'The Bills had no answer. Playing without LeSean McCoy and Sammy Watkins, their top two offensive players, Buffalo struggled to make big plays. As a result, the Giants controlled the clock and didn't have much fear in Tyrod Taylor and the Bills' offense. The Bills' offense finished the first half with just 78 yards and didn't have a single play go for over 30 yards in the game.'
Bills coach Rex Ryan takes dig at reporters, says he's proud of team despite 17 penalties [1:38 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: '"I don't know," Ryan said. "You guys write the stories, so I guess you'll write it the way you want to write it. The one thing I know for a fact is we've got heart. The discipline thing, I get it. When you have 17 penalties, that's obviously a sign of a lack of discipline. That's not the real deal, but hey, it's a free country, write what you believe."'
Buffalo Bills RB could reportedly miss a month with new hamstring tear [1:37 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'The Buffalo Bills could be without star running back LeSean McCoy for up to a month after he suffered a new tear in his hamstring, according to Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports.'
Tom Coughlin reportedly told Giants that Bills would beat themselves with penalties [1:36 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'He had played against a Rex Ryan team before, and he saw what the New England Patriots did to the Bills two weeks earlier in a 40-32 win. That's why, according to Dan Graziano of ESPN, Coughlin told his players the Bills would beat themselves with penalties. Sure enough, the Bills committed 17 penalties for 135 yards on their way to a 24-10 loss Sunday.'
What Buffalo Bills players are saying about 17 penalties in loss New York Giants [1:35 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'I mean, it's embarrassing. It's embarrassing to go out there and get all those penalties. I mean, it is one after another. Dumb penalties, situations you just have 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.'
Giants' Justin Pugh was trying to avoid fine when Bills created 'mayhem' at end of ga [1:34 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: '"They were saying it was over out there," Pugh said. "On that last drive, their defense was kind of like, when they were getting penalties, they were like, Tthis game is over anyway.' That is kind of how it was. It was kind of crazy out there that last drive. Mayhem. Refs yelling at players, players yelling at refs. I was just sitting back and trying not to get fined $15,000 for something."'
Bills leave fans seeing yellow [1:33 AM]
Niagara Gazette reports: 'Penalties don't necessarily correlate to wins and losses. The Seattle Seahawks, 2013 Super Bowl champions and 2014 runner-up, led the league in penalties taken both those seasons. Still, Ryan's Buffalo Bullies clearly cost themselves a game Sunday, and that's not a luxury a franchise with a 15-year playoff drought can afford.'
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.'
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