Bullies don't play by the rules [4:27 PM]
Hornell Evening Tribune reports: 'I never thought I’d say this, but I wish Rex Ryan were more like Doug Marrone.'
Giants shred the Bills 24-10 [10:55 AM]
Olean Times Herald reports: 'Those penalties, besides costing the Buffalo two TDs, also extended a New York drive in which it disdained a made field goal and went in for a touchdown. That’s an 18-point swing, if you’re counting.'
Bills unravel in loss to Giants [10:54 AM]
Olean Times Herald reports: '“New England was definitely the low point,” he said. “Those penalties were all on us (Buffalo’s fault) not them. But there were a lot of things going on out there today, from a lot of different perspectives … a lot of things you get in trouble for talking about. So we’ll just leave it at that. Obviously, we have to be better, but a lot of people have to be better.”'
Bills’ defense comes undone against Giants [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'They lost for multiple reasons – with shortcomings in all phases – but the most glaring was a defense that not only failed to live up to its price tag and Ryan’s boasting, but managed to reach a whole new level of embarrassment.'
Playmakers were present, but not accountable [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Yet Taylor rarely went deep at all and Williams, who starred the first three games, was bottled up. A non-factor. The Bills didn’t even have a 20-yard play until the 8:13 mark of the third quarter. For one game, anyway, this resembled Bills offenses of Edwards and Losman and Fitzpatrick.'
Giants borrowed Pats’ formula to keep pass rush at bay [1:57 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“We saw what the Patriots did,” Pugh said, “and tried to get the ball out quick and stop the run and put them in bad positions.”'
Grim echoes of Bills’ past are hammered home [1:56 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Really, how many times have we seen this movie before in this millennium? Just when you get drawn in, when you start to believe this will be the year with the happy ending, they turn in a performance that exposes all their shortcomings.'
Loss of playmakers McCoy, Watkins derails Bills offense [1:55 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'With LeSean McCoy (hamstring) and Sammy Watkins (calf) sidelined, the Bills played a miserable game of small ball.'
Open field tackling puts hurt on Jennings’ TD [1:54 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The Bills actually showed the veteran Manning a lot of respect. Buffalo rushed five or more men at him on 10 of 36 pass plays, by unofficial count.'
Mark Gaughan’s matchup winners [1:53 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'It’s ironic the Bills shut down the Giants’ biggest weapon and still lost convincingly.'
Eli operated with ease while Taylor struggled [1:52 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Keep the blitz pressure cranked to the fullest. Not so much. For the second time this season, Rex Ryan chose to have the Bills generate most of their pressure with the fewest number of pass rushers. The first time was against Tom Brady, and the Patriots’ quarterback tore them apart.'
Tyler Dunne's Points After [1:51 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The difference in experience at quarterback was obvious in this one. Eli Manning and his two Super Bowl rings methodically picked apart this Bills secondary at key moments in finishing with 212 yards on 20-of-35 passing with three touchdowns.'
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."'
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