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Buffalo Bills News - September 28, 2015

Marker Taylor and Bills teammates follow script to perfection [1:20 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“Yeah. I’ve felt like that since OTAs,” said center Eric Wood. “Since we assembled this team, my expectations have been extremely high for this talented a group with this coaching staff. We obviously have a long way to go and a lot of hard work to get there, but that’s where I expect us to be. I’ve said that all along.”'

Marker Defense reaps turnovers from high-pressure tactics [1:19 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'A trio of interceptions jump-started the Buffalo Bills’ 41-14 rout over the Miami Dolphins – a good sign for a defense knocked to the canvas by New England’s Tom Brady one week prior. Preston Brown’s two picks and Ronald Darby’s takeaway had the lethargic home fans booing by halftime.'

Marker Bills display calm, poise and efficiency [1:18 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The rushing star for the Bills was rookie Karlos Williams, who had 12 runs for 110 yards, including a 41-yard touchdown for the Bills’ final points. Williams carved through Miami defenders as if they were invisible. He has remarkable acceleration to go along with tremendous power, showing the right amount of lean to get his pads into would-be tacklers.'

Marker Great day for Bills coaches & DL [1:17 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The Bills are a bad, bad matchup for the Dolphins because Buffalo’s defensive line eats Miami’s offensive line alive. That’s the biggest reason the Bills now have won four of their last five games against Miami.'

Marker Clay crosses up his former team [1:16 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Tight ends Charles Clay and Matthew Mulligan lined up tight to the right side of the formation. It was a play-action pass, and Clay ran a crossing route against linebacker Koa Misi, which was a mismatch. Misi tried to grab Clay off the line but Clay swatted his arms away and caught a 10-yard pass. He faked out safety Michael Thomas at the 12 and scored on a 25-yard catch and run. Misi chased him all the way to the end zone.'

Marker Bills took FG for 17-0 lead, but we would have gone for it [1:15 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Against the Dolphins on Sunday, the Bills faced fourth down five times. Here is a recap of each one...'.

Marker Bills’ win gives Buffett a reversal of fortune [1:14 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Buffett, the dear owner of The Buffalo News and the backer of my pension fund, was on the Miami Dolphins’ sideline before Sunday’s game. Buffett posed for pictures while in Dolphins defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh’s jersey and a set of shoulder pads.'

Marker Smooth QB and pressure ‘D’ prevail [1:13 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The Bills were a more measured team heading into their first road game. Rex Ryan says he challenged his team to be the least penalized in the NFL and they had only five flags in Miami. The dumb, overzealous miscues were way down after the Bills were far too hyped for their Week Two clash with the Patriots. The game plans were spot on, too. Offensive coordinator Greg Roman got Taylor on the move early and blended the run with the pass throughout to keep Miami off-balance. Defensively, Ryan and coordinator Dennis Thurman timed up blitzes perfectly. Bacarri Rambo was untouched on Brown’s pick-six.'

Marker Giants have extra time to prepare for Bills [1:12 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Conspiracy theorists, unite. The Bills will be playing their second game in the first four weeks of the season against a team with extra time to prepare. '

Marker Coaching gives Bills advantage in rout of Dolphins [1:11 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'In Sunday's 41-14 wipeout of the listless Miami Dolphins, Rex Ryan and his staff toyed with Joe Philbin's overmatched crew and the result was a diabolical beat-down that chased fans out of Sun Life Stadium at halftime, grumbling every step of the way on a steamy late south Florida afternoon.'

Marker Bills impressive in all areas [1:10 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'All I know is the Bills came out of a very tough opening segment of the schedule 2-1, and the loss was to the best team in the NFL. Nice start for the Rex Era.'

Marker Bills defensive dominance put the heat on Dolphins [1:09 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'The Bills had only two sacks, but that doesn't nearly tell the story. They swarmed Tannehill and had the entire Miami offense out of sync. The line got some help from blitzers, but this was a strong showing by the big guys.'

Marker By the numbers, talking points, injury report [1:08 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'WR Sammy Watkins suffered a calf injury in the first quarter and did not return to play.'

Marker Report card [1:07 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'This was as thorough a flogging of a division rival as the Bills, and their fans, could have possibly hoped for. Buffalo made Miami look foolish on both sides of the ball with an attacking offense and a dominant, play-making defense. A 2-1 start against this schedule is pretty good.'

Marker Buffalo Bills embarrass Miami Dolphins in home opener [1:06 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'Tyrod Taylor had a bounce-back effort against the Dolphins. When Taylor plays like he did against the Dolphins, completing 21 of 29 passes for 277 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions, Buffalo is going to be tough to beat. He still has to prove he can be consistent week-to-week and clean up some issues with pocket presence, but Taylor is becoming a reliable starting quarterback before our eyes. He might just be good enough to get this team to the playoffs.'

Marker Rex Ryan would rather not sit Buffalo Bills RB to rest hamstring [1:05 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: '"Nah, I'll tell you, he's such a weapon," Ryan said. "... If he gets a little bit back — get a little better, a little better, a little better — eventually he'll get all the way back. That would be fantastic. But man, it's so hard to (sit him). He's such a great player. (Williams) is a hoss, there's no question, but we got to do what's in the best interest of our football team and LeSean also. But just golly, he's such a good player. ... If he's close ... if he's at 80 percent, he's still a heck of a player."'

Marker Buffalo Bills coach Rex Ryan calls Sammy Watkins calf injury a 'big concern' [1:04 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: '"Well, it's a calf, and obviously at the end he couldn't press off it to the point where he could play," Ryan said. "Those are things, that's just, man. I loved coming here because I knew he was on the team. It's like, golly, let's get him healthy and get him to where he can be Sammy Watkins. That would be awesome."'

Marker What Rex Ryan, Bills players are saying about Tyrod Taylor's emergence against Dolphins [1:03 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'It's great. He looks like (Colin) Kaepernick a little bit when me and (offensive coordinator Greg Roman) and all the rest of the guys were in San Francisco. That's exactly how it looks, just up and down the field all day, carving people up. I like it, I like it.'

Marker A week later, the shoe's on the other foot [1:02 AM]
Niagara Gazette reports: 'As well as things went for the Bills on the field, they were just as favorable across the league. Suddenly, the AFC playoff picture looks a little less daunting.'

Marker Buffalo Bills Week 3 Report Card [1:01 AM]
Auburn Citizen reports: 'The Bills want to have a balanced attack. The offensive line is a big part of that. They had a great game against the Dolphins.'

Marker Bills blow out pathetic Dolphins in Miami [1:00 AM]
Toronto Sun reports: 'Miami’s two big-money off-season signees -- quarterback Ryan Tannehill and defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh -- did nothing to trip the Bills’ momentum. Tannehill, in fact, only added to it.'

Marker Former Dolphins make big impact in Bills’ win [12:59 AM]
Miami Herald reports: 'For those Bills who used to play for the Dolphins, well, Sunday was pretty terrific as Buffalo blew out Miami 41-14.'

Marker Former Seminoles contributing to Buffalo Bills [12:58 AM]
Miami Herald reports: 'Darby had only two picks in his three years at FSU . But the Bills love Darby’s excellent speed and his ability to play press coverage.'

Marker Richie Incognito, Charles Clay, other ex-Dolphins enjoy return [12:57 AM]
Palm Beach Post reports: 'Tight end Charles Clay caught three passes on the Bills’ opening drive, including a 25-yard touchdown in which he faked multiple defenders, and finished with five receptions for 82 yards. Carpenter made a pair of field goals, the second one a 51-yard boot with three seconds left in the first half.'

Marker Buffalo Bills win big at Miami Dolphins, but South Fort Myers graduate Sammy Watkins injured [12:56 AM]
Naples Daily News reports: 'Though he missed the final three quarters with a calf injury, Watkins told NBC-2 he expected to play next week. “I’ll be just fine,” he said in a brief postgame interview.'

Marker Hampton's Taylor throws for 277 yards in Buffalo's 41-14 win at Miami [12:55 AM]
Newport News Daily Press reports: '"Since he was named the starter, we all had complete confidence in him," said Harvin, who starred at Green Run High in Virginia Beach. "He's just got a composure about himself. It's hard to rattle him. He speaks very clear. He commands the huddle."'

Marker Taylor throws 3 TD pass and Bills rout Dolphins 41-14 [12:54 AM]
AP reports: '"The last game I played on this field and everything that went down after it — definitely it left a bad taste in my mouth," Incognito said. "To come down and see the guys and compete against them and get a win, it's a great feeling."'

Marker Taylor looks like a keeper as Bills drub Dolphins 41-14 [12:53 AM]
AP reports: 'Taylor is the first Bills quarterback with at least seven touchdown passes and a completion percentage of at least 70 through Week 3 since Jim Kelly in 1991, according to STATS.'

Marker Worst home opener ever for Dolphins, who lose 41-14 to Bills [12:52 AM]
AP reports: 'Clay, who had a 25-yard touchdown reception, signed as a free agent with Buffalo after four years in the Dolphins. Incognito played in Miami for the first time since his career was derailed for a year and a half when he was implicated in the Dolphins' bullying scandal. Another ex-Dolphin, backup Bills receiver Chris Hogan, added a final insult when he caught a 38-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter.'

Marker Taylor, Brown lead Bills to rout of Dolphins [12:51 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: 'Add it all up, and the Bills have now won five of the past seven games in their series with Miami.'

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