2001 first-rounder returns to favor [1:22 PM]
Asbury Park Press/Home News Tribune reports: 'The Jets did not draft him No. 16 overall two years ago to be a nice complementary player. They picked him to change the game with one play, which the Bills found out he can still do just fine.'
Bills Fans Left Wondering After 30-3 Loss [1:21 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '"A lot of meaningful things were said by our teammates," said Ruben Brown. "All of them were taken to heart because everyone in here is a competitor and no one wants to lose. Hopefully those words will sink in and we will figure what it is that's causing us to fall apart."'
Pass Defense Leads the Way [1:20 PM]
NewYorkJets.com reports: 'Shaun Ellis and Jason Ferguson (2 sacks each) led a 7-sack charge by the defense. Sam Cowart also had a sack, while James Reed and Dewayne Robertson each recorded their first of the season. For Robertson, the Jets #1 draft pick, it was the first of his career.'
Jets Master Running Game on Both Sides of the Ball [1:19 PM]
NewYorkJets.com reports: 'Not only were the Jets able to run the ball, they were able to limit the Bills’ rushing attack as well.'
Jets get airborne this time [1:18 PM]
Bergen Record reports: 'Speaking of direction, the Bills don't like the way they're headed. After a 2-0 start that had some suggesting they were championship timber, they have lost three of four and become the closest team the Jets can start to think of overhauling in the AFC East standings.'
Jets' defense is key [1:17 PM]
Bergen Record reports: 'Glenn had four tackles, including three solos, and a pass breakup. Hobson, who suffered a rib injury, had two solo tackles, including one for a loss.'
Jets odds and ends [1:16 PM]
Bergen Record reports: 'Conway dealt with his situation smartly on Sunday. He had only two catches from Vinny Testaverde, but they produced 41 yards and each converted a third-and-short on a touchdown march. Conway also drew a 15-yard pass interference call on Nate Clements on a second-quarter field goal drive.'
Quarter by quarter [1:15 PM]
Bergen Record reports: 'The key: Bills' center Trey Teague sends a shotgun snap over Drew Bledsoe's head and Bryan Thomas recovers at the Buffalo 17, setting up the 27-yard field goal by Brien.'
Game balls [1:14 PM]
Bergen Record reports: 'The four-year veteran recorded two sacks to lead a defense that had seven on the day. The Jets accomplished this despite being without their best pass rusher, John Abraham (deactivated).'
No excuse for Buffalo's pathetic performance [1:13 PM]
Niagara Falls Reporter reports: 'On this day, Democrat, Republican and Anarchist could agree on one point -- the Bills stunk worse than New Jersey usually does.'
Bills continue to deflate after 2-0 start to season [1:12 PM]
Olean Times Herald reports: 'As Williams noted, “We’re 3-3 ... that’s what we are.”'
Bills have plenty of bad to go around [1:11 PM]
Olean Times Herald reports: 'And, finally, there was quarterback Vinny Testaverde, who had thrown only two touchdown passes over the first four games. On Sunday, the soon-to-be-40-year-old tossed three in the first 43 minutes.'
A turn for the worse [9:05 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"We sleepwalked," said Bills owner Ralph C. Wilson Jr. "We didn't have any emotion. We just haven't shown any enthusiasm, not today, not for the last three weeks."'
Bills' offense continues to sputter [9:04 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The bottom line is the Bills can't sustain drives long enough to produce points. They were just 5 of 15 on third downs and are converting just 36.6 percent for the season.'
Crushing loss is low point of Williams era [9:03 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'It was an utter and complete embarrassment, the sort of game that gets a coach fired.'
Special teams not so special [9:02 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"We can't beat ourselves, and that's what we did today," said Kevin Thomas. "We just killed ourselves with poor technique. (Moss) is a good player, but we just broke down fundamentally and didn't get off blocks. When you don't make plays, you give up big plays. We can't afford those mistakes."'
Monday Billboard [9:01 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Bills fullback Sam Gash, asked if the loss was discouraging. "A loss like today? Hell yes, it's discouraging. It's embarrassing, because it makes us look like we are a finesse kind of team. We don't have that kind of personnel to be a finesse team."'
Jets soar, Bills bore [5:17 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'Bad on offense, bad on defense, bad on special teams, bad in the coaching department.'
Gilbride using pass far too often [5:16 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'Right now, the only thing the Bills are doing well is shoveling it.'
Bledsoe needs to change now [5:15 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'In the last seven road games dating back to 2002, the Bills are 1-6, the lone win coming at lowly Jacksonville last month. In those games Bledsoe has thrown 5 TD passes and 12 interceptions and has been sacked 24 times.'
Buffalo Bills report card [5:14 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'Offensive line...A total meltdown. F.'
Monday QB Club gives Bills vital link with business [4:59 AM]
Business First of Buffalo reports: '"They do a great job of supporting the team," says Denny Lynch, director of archives for the Bills and the team's primary contact for the Monday Quarterback Club. "They've also been very helpful as a liaison with the business community."'
Jet stream chills Bills [4:58 AM]
Toronto Sun reports: 'For the Bills and specifically quarterback Drew Bledsoe it was a dismal exercise in ineptitude and frustration. Though they led 3-0 after the first quarter, when the Jets scored a touchdown 3:30 into the second it was as good as game over.'
Vinny's passes pass by Montana [4:57 AM]
Toronto Sun reports: '"We talked about it for two weeks, we had to come out and win," Testaverde said. "The guys put their heart and soul into it. You wish you could put your finger on (what went wrong earlier in the season), but we don't really know."'
After Week Off, Jets Say Bye to Skid and Greet Optimism [4:56 AM]
New York Times reports: 'The Jets did not change their scheme during the bye week, but they worked on technique and their execution was vastly improved. The front seven, which incorporated several new players, including Victor Hobson at linebacker, was exceptional. Players did not leave their gaps, which in past weeks allowed for gashing runs. The Bills' Travis Henry is a cutback runner who usually gives the Jets trouble, but his longest run Sunday was 9 yards.'
Jets' Postgame Analysis Is Simple: Just Play Better [4:55 AM]
New York Times reports: 'Ellis said those seven sacks of Bledsoe resulted from good coverage by the Jets' secondary and from Bledsoe's stubbornness. "We know Bledsoe stays in the pocket," Ellis said. "He's very brave."'
Don't Count Out the Jets Just Yet [4:54 AM]
New York Times reports: 'The sledding looks rough, of course, especially within the division. The Miami Dolphins are 4-1, the New England Patriots are 4-2 and the Bills are 3-3. But the Jets' next three opponents are hardly world beaters: the Houston Texans, the unpredictable Philadelphia Eagles and the really unpredictable Giants.'
Jets finally talking, walking tall [4:53 AM]
New York Daily News reports: 'Highlights? For a change, plenty.'
Testaverde feels like winner again [4:52 AM]
New York Daily News reports: 'It was Testaverde's first three-touchdown game since Oct. 23, 2000 (Miami), and he passed Joe Montana for seventh place on the NFL's all-time passing yardage list.'
Herm makes the right call [4:51 AM]
New York Daily News reports: '"I think Herm's biggest message to us was, quit thinking about the team we want to be and be the team we want to be," Pennington said. "Put your words into actions."'
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