Rambo named AFC Defensive Player of the Week [1:45 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Rambo posted a game-sealing interception late in the fourth quarter, as well as a fumble recovery and two forced fumbles—including one returned for a touchdown by fellow safety Duke Williams in the Bills 22-17 win.'
Brady impressed by Bills defensive improvements [1:44 AM]
WKBW-TV reports: '"I was a little disappointed from my study to see that they are playing as well as they were. That's part of it. You're going to go up against good players, and they have good players. We've got to still figure out how to move the ball down the field."'
Sammy Watkins remembers ''Snowvember'' [1:43 AM]
WKBW-TV reports: '"It was insane for me, because I never really experienced a snow storm or been in snow, so I was kind of amazed when it first started dropping,” he said. “Then I woke up and I'm like, wait, like something seriously is wrong."'
LeSean McCoy likes Monday night lights [1:42 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“LeSean McCoy is playing very, very well right now in both the run and the passing game,” said New England defensive coordinator Matt Patricia. “This guy is dynamic. He’s explosive. [He’s" target="_blank"> very quick, very fast. [He" target="_blank"> can take the ball to the edge and can cut it back on a dime. He’s got a great jump-cut. His ability to make people miss in space is the best in the league. This is a guy that’s been very productive for them, a guy that looks obviously like he’s healthy and at full-strength and very dynamic so they’re doing a good job with him in the run game.”'
Bills S Bacarri Rambo named AFC Defensive Player of the Week [1:41 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'A third-year player out of Georgia, Rambo is the second Bill to win AFC defensive player of the week this season—joining Preston Brownwhose week three performance earned him the honors. Rambo is the first Bills defensive back to bring home defensive player of the week honors since S Jairus Byrd in week six of the 2012 season.'
For Bills, Woods finds himself in a new role [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“That’s my role here — blocking receiver,” Woods said. “Get these guys going. Other teams, other roles, everything’s different. But this role here for me is to get these guys free.”'
Despite his super-fast throws, Bills need to focus on Brady [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"If he throws for 800 yards, if that happens, I'll join my brother," said Ryan, referencing Rob who was fired by the Saints. "Brady will try to do that, you watch. There's always different things and each team goes through injuries. Do they affect you and things like that? Apparently, they're not supposed to affect our team but they're supposed to affect everybody else's. I'll leave it at that."'
A year ago, Bills pull off win despite epic storm [1:57 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“I woke up Wednesday morning, getting ready to go to practice, and I couldn’t open my door,” defensive tackle Corbin Bryant said. “I was panicking, like ‘Oh, man, I’m going to be late.’ But then they sent out a text that said practice was canceled. Nobody could get out."'
Dareus misses practice; Kyle Williams out [1:56 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The Bills aren't required to release an injury report until later in the week, but Ryan all but declared that defensive tackle Kyle Williams will be out against New England. Williams has missed the past three games because of a knee injury suffered in Week Six against Cincinnati.'
Bills defense gets a mulligan against Patriots [1:55 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: '"I don't know about that, but 466 yards, I know New England is looking forward to this game," Ryan quipped.'
Rex: Ryan reunion sounds fun, but unlikely [1:54 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: '"He's going to take some time and get away from it a little, which is good, but I haven't thought about that," Rex said Tuesday afternoon following the Bills' short practice at One Bills Drive as they began getting ready for the showdown against New England.'
Sammy Watkins on big catch against Darrelle Revis: 'That's what the elite guys do' [1:53 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: '"I kind of knew what he wanted to do to me," Watkins said. "I kind of knew how he was playing me, what I had to do. I just trusted. That's one thing I do, I watch a lot of film on guys. We just have to trust in film and go by that film. The film don't lie."'
Would Buffalo Bills' Rex Ryan consider hiring his recently fired brother Rob Ryan? [1:52 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: '"A lot of things would have to ... I mean I'll never say never, that's for sure," Rex said. "We kind of purposely set a path going to different teams. He's his own man, I'm my own man, and we purposely set that path. With that being said, I ain't gonna lie to you: I think it'd be pretty fun. If it could help, obviously you'd consider it, but he'd have to consider it as well. You know, we've got great coaches already here. But we'll see."'
Rex Ryan on Syracuse's near-upset of Clemson at Carrier Dome: 'Not good' [1:51 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: '"Not good," Ryan said. "Syracuse played a great game. I was expecting my kid to get a little (playing time) at wideout and all that stuff, and he didn't. He still did his job and all that stuff, but I was wanting some playing time at receiver. Syracuse had other plans. They played a really good game."'
Rex Ryan has more love for Bill Belichick, Tom Brady [1:50 AM]
Boston Herald reports: 'Ryan was also asked about Brady, whose 466 passing yards in the Patriots' Week 2 win in Buffalo were the second most of his career and the most against the Bills in their franchise's history. "That one was hard to fathom. That has never happened to me before," Ryan said, adding that the Patriots are "arguably the best team in football right now" and have "the best offense in the league, with the best quarterback."'
Buffalo Bills a different team than when Patriots first faced in Week 2 [1:49 AM]
Springfield Republican reports: '"I think that there are certainly a number of examples of Buffalo doing a lot of different things," Belichick said on Tuesday. "There are plenty of examples of them blitzing, there are plenty of examples of them with a three-man rush, so I think you've got to be ready for everybody to come or three guys to come and everywhere in between. They mix it up, even in any given game, there may be more or a higher or lesser frequency of one or the other, so you've just got to be ready and that's historically the way it's been playing against [Rex" target="_blank"> Ryan."'
Bills view Patriots game as barometer [1:48 AM]
AP reports: '"I know we have improved as a football team," Ryan said. "How much have we improved? We are going to find out on Monday."'
Ryan to Brady: 'You are going to go gray, pal' [1:47 AM]
CSN New England reports: '"The quarterback never gets worse," Ryan said last week after beating the Jets. "What's wrong with him? That quarterback never gets worse. Like what is wrong with him? You know what I mean? When you get older, you're supposed to get worse. This dude's getting better. Like, it's sick. It's not right. I'm waiting for the wheels to fall off."'
Mario back, Dareus absent to start Bills practice [1:46 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Wide receiver Denarius Moore wasn't at practice Tuesday after missing his flight to Buffalo. Ryan said he will be fined by the team.'
5 Bills practice notes from Nov. 17 [1:45 AM]
WKBW-TV reports: 'During press conferences, it’s usually quite difficult to make Rex Ryan feel awkward when he’s fielding question. The exercise is right in his wheelhouse, but, when asked about the firing of his brother Rob Ryan as defensive coordinator of the New Orleans Saints, and whether or not he’d hire him in Buffalo, the Bills head coach wasn’t as clear and concise as normal.'
An Improved Buffalo Team Gets Another Shot At New England [1:44 AM]
WBZ-AM reports: 'Thanks to recent injuries to running back Dion Lewis and wide receiver Julian Edelman, the Patriots are running out of playmakers on offense. They have not scored more than 27 points in either of the last two games, and now they will face a Bills team that scored 32 points against them earlier in the season. The Bills have beaten the Patriots in Foxboro only once in the past 14 tries, but this game might be closer than people expect.'
5 things you have to know about Bills [1:43 AM]
WEEI-AM reports: 'The Bills will provide the first real test for a resurgent New England run defense in a month.'
Top 6 storylines for the Bills-Pats rematch [1:42 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“Our defense is much better than it was that week,” Ryan said this week, in an appearance on WGR Sportsradio 550. “It couldn’t be worse. From a communication standpoint, everything else- oh my gosh- were we bad. They’re really good, but we really helped them.”'
Bills 'D' doesn't see Patriots key injuries changing their attack [1:41 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“I think it’s going to hurt them a little bit,” said Manny Lawson of the loss of Edelman. “He was a key player to their offense especially a guy as quick and talented he is and catch the ball in the middle amongst linebackers and make guys miss, and in the punt return game. It’s a loss for them, but I’m pretty sure they’re going to have somebody step up in that role.”'
Game Preview: New England Patriots host Buffalo Bills [1:40 AM]
Patriots.com reports: 'The teams have had many memorable matchups over the years, including a five-game span from 1999 to 2001 where four of the five contests were decided in overtime.'
A few notes on a rare Sunday off for the Bills [12:01 PM]
Olean Times Herald reports: 'What was the last team to beat the Patriots in a game that counted?'
Bills clearly in playoff picture with Chiefs, Texans games looming big [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The Bills currently occupy the sixth and final playoff spot in the AFC, thanks to a 22-17 victory over the New York Jets. The Bills had been No. 5 in the AFC entering Sunday, but dropped a spot when Pittsburgh beat Cleveland. That moved the Steelers to 6-4 on the season, a half-game ahead of Buffalo at 5-4.'
Bills may shock world against the Patriots [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Here are six reasons why the Bills could shock the world next Monday...'.
Tom Brady's dominance of the Buffalo Bills, game by game [1:57 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Overall, he's 24-3 against the Bills, resting in the second half of one of those losses, with 6,724 yards, 61 touchdowns, 19 picks and a 101.5 passer rating.'
Buffalo Bills hold onto final wild card spot heading into Week 11 [1:56 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'The Bills entered the day in fifth place in the AFC after beating the New York Jets on Thursday Night Football. A win by the Pittsburgh Steelers pushed the Bills into sixth place. The Jets are tied with the Bills but no longer have the tie breaker after the head-to-head loss. Meanwhile, the Raiders, Dolphins and Chiefs are all one game back in the race. The Houston Texans play on Monday Night Football and could move to within a game back if they beat the Bengals.'
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