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Buffalo Bills News - September 21, 2014

Marker The man behind the Chargers’ resurgence [12:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“He deserves a lot of credit. He inherited a Chargers roster with poor depth, a crisis on the offensive line, salary cap issues and little pass rush. He’s since developed the roster to a point I actually have them winning the AFC West this year. Telesco’s been terrific."'

Marker Stopping the Chargers means stopping Rivers and Gates [12:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Bills 26, Chargers 24.'

Marker Bills’ offensive line answers Morris’ call to arms [12:57 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“There’s one of those times where they didn’t know what I was talking about,” Morris said with a laugh. “I wasn’t yelling at him. I was just trying to make a point. If you’re not going to use your hands, I might as well have a Venus de Milo.”'

Marker How to pay for a new Bills stadium? [12:56 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Just look at the 10 brand-new stadiums built with the aid of that NFL loan program, which started in 2001. The average stadium cost $750 million, and the average private-sector share of that was $517 million.'

Marker Needed: A large statue of Ralph Wilson at his stadium [12:55 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The Wilsons have been extremely generous to the Food Bank of Western New York, but we were just one of many local organizations that quietly received support from the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation.'

Marker Another victim of counterfeit Bills ticket scammer comes forward [12:54 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The victim told police that he recognized Rivera when his picture was shown on television as the man who sold him two Bills tickets for $250.'

Marker Special teams key to Bills’ quick start [12:53 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: '“They have a lot of starters on their (special) teams,” Marrone said of the Seahawks, who routinely use players like Percy Harvin, Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas, Doug Baldwin, Malcolm Smith and Kam Chancellor. “For us, (starters) have embraced that role that we talked about. … We feel very comfortable about where our players are right now on our teams’ situation.”'

Marker Three ... and out [12:52 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'Bills 23, Chargers 16.'

Marker Renovated ‘Ralph’ gives Pegulas plenty to ponder [12:51 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'But how do they feel about the long-term future of Ralph Wilson Stadium and the lease running until 2022 they inherited? Until their purchase of the Bills becomes official at league meetings on Oct. 8, the Pegulas are under a self-imposed gag order. But 31 other NFL owners are asking them questions and telling them their opinions.'

Marker Jim Schwartz rubbing off on Buffalo Bills defense with attention to detail heading into big matchup [12:50 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: '"Everyone just has attention to detail," defensive end Jerry Hughes said. "The way we go out every week, notepads and pencils in hand going into our meetings, and everyone is quiet. It's almost, in a sense, a classroom-like setting. We're taking notes and trying to learn as much as we can from Schwartz, so that way when we step out on the field, we're kind of working through him. We know how he thinks and understand how he likes to operate."'

Marker Bills ready to take on battle-tested Chargers [12:49 AM]
Dunkirk Observer reports: '"I don't worry about it," Bills' quarterback E.J. Manuel said when asked if he was worried his team would experience a letdown in intensity and emotion today. "I think as a process, we enjoyed it Sunday and we moved on to Monday. We knew we had a new opponent. San Diego's a great team. They just beat the Seahawks, so they're obviously going to be on a high as well, so we just have to prepare for them.'

Marker Bills offensive coordinator Hackett never panicked in August [12:48 AM]
Toronto Sun reports: '“It’s funny, people had their heads down,” Hackett said in a phone interview Friday, “and they were all upset, going, ‘Oh man, you’ve got your Bills gear on.’ I mean, all kinds of people.'

Marker Sunday's San Diego Coverage [12:47 AM]
TwoBillsDrive.com reports:
Melvin Ingram placed on IR to return (San Diego Union Tribune)
Chargers-Bills game could be wet one (San Diego Union Tribune)
Branden Oliver to return for Chargers (San Diego Union Tribune)
Lacking Mathews, how will Chargers adjust? (San Diego Union Tribune)
Pagano says D didn't go soft vs. Seahawks (San Diego Union Tribune)
Chargers rightly respect Bills rookie (San Diego Union Tribune)
Lacking Mathews, how will Chargers adjust? (San Diego Union Tribune)
Chargers place Ingram on injured reserve-return (AP)
Chargers' Ingram put on IR/designated for return (The Sports Xchange)
Melvin Ingram Placed on IR - Designated to Return (Chargers.com)

Marker Early success brings excitement to playoff-starved city [12:46 AM]
New York Post reports: '“We felt that way coming in,” Jackson said. “It’s not gonna be easy, and anybody that’s in this division feels like it’s theirs, and we definitely feel like it’s ours, we just have to go out and take it.”'

Marker 5 things to watch for during Bills - Chargers [12:45 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'It won’t be a walk in the park for the Bills this weekend against a potent Chargers offensive attack. If they have a relapse of their red zone woes again in Week Three, they could be in trouble. However, the San Diego defense isn’t as good as the one that Buffalo faced last week against the Dolphins and there will be more opportunities for the offense to capitalize on. Expect the run game to play a much bigger role for Buffalo, which could be the key to the Bills’ first 3-0 start since 2011.'

Marker 5 reasons to be worried about Antonio Gates [12:44 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'eing physical with Gates doesn't really work.'

Marker Top 10 reasons to be charged up for the Buffalo-San Diego matchup [12:43 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Bills CB Stephon Gilmore got married this summer, and among his groomsmen were many former notable South Carolina Gamecocks, including Texans LB Jadaveon Clowney and Chargers LB Melvin Ingram who he'll face on Sunday.'

Marker Broadcast Information: Chargers at Bills [12:42 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Andrew Catalon (Play-by-play), Steve Tasker (analyst), Steve Beuerlein (analyst).'

Marker Bills corners see rotation as a plus [12:41 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“We’ve been rotating them from day one since they’ve been back,” Marrone said. “I keep saying the same thing. Everyone is trying to pin, ‘Who are the (starting) two? Who are the two?’ But we’ve got a pretty good deal going if we have three guys. I firmly believe, with the level they’re playing, that those three players will produce more than if it’s just two. We only have an opportunity one or two of those guy wearing out, whereas now we have all three and it’s a long season. We’re in good shape until someone separates.”'

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September 20, 2014

Marker Woods looks like a go for Sunday [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“It feels pretty good,” Woods said. “I’ve had an ankle injury before. This is a slight one. I just want to go out there and play.”'

Marker Trump takes credit for Pegulas’ high offer for Bills [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The Pegulas dropped 1.4 billion bills on the Bills, which financial analysts agreed was more than the team’s value. But whether Trump or Toronto interests or something else gets the credit or the blame for that is anyone’s guess.'

Marker Stadium upgrades didn’t please everybody [1:57 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“There were a lot of angry people,” he said of the experience. “The mood was kind of a mix between surly and cheering for the Bills.”'

Marker Bills plenty pleased with rookie Seantrel Henderson [1:56 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: '“He made a great impression on me from day one,” said veteran center Eric Wood, a team captain and the leader of the offensive line. “He works extremely hard, he’s a smart kid, as athletic as I’ve ever seen for a guy that size. But he’s continued to get better and he’s playing really effectively for us.”'

Marker Robert Woods probable for Week 3 [1:55 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: 'Woods underwent ankle surgery this offseason and dealt with an ankle injury at USC. This injury is to the same ankle he had surgery on. Woods said he just slipped during practice and tried to push through it before deciding rest was the best way to go. After the initial scare, Woods realized the injury wasn't a major one.'

Marker Buffalo Bills safety Duke Williams left his past in Nevada and hasn't looked back [1:54 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: '"It helped me through this football stuff," Williams said four years later. "A lot of guys who play football are religious and close to the Bible. You just have to surround yourself with those types of people. It brings to light all the great things and helps you stay away from all the negative things."'

Marker Winner of state music contest, JB Aaron to perform national anthem at Bills game Sunday [1:53 AM]
Niagara Gazette reports: '“It was an exciting and humble feeling,” Aaron said. “Once I found out I was doing it, I thought it was going to be a great thing to do, not only for me, but for everybody else in the area. It’s a big thing in front of 70,000 people.”'

Marker Marrone leads Bills to respectability [1:52 AM]
San Diego Union Tribune reports: 'Went 25-25 in four seasons at Syracuse, which was 26-57 in the previous seven years. He made the 150-mile move from Syracuse to Buffalo in 2013, replacing Chan Gailey (16-32). The Bills had their third consecutive 6-10 season in his first season year.'

Marker Saturday's San Diego Coverage [1:51 AM]
TwoBillsDrive.com reports:
Focus on tackling pays off for Folts (San Diego Union Tribune)
Hamstring injury will sideline ingram vs. Bills (San Diego Union Tribune)
Marrone leads Bills to respectability (San Diego Union Tribune)
Chargers LB Ingram ruled out (The Sports Xchange)
Scouting Report: Chargers at Bills (Chargers.com)
Keys to the Game: Chargers at Bills (Chargers.com)
Matchup Infographic: Chargers vs. Bills (Chargers.com)
D.J. Fluker's Game Day Mix (Chargers.com)

Marker Allentown considers naming street for Andre Reed [1:50 AM]
Allentown Morning Call reports: '"I think it's the perfect time for it," Hendricks said. "He was finally inducted. It was long overdue. No better time than the present."'

Marker Bills charged up to host Rivers-led Chargers [1:49 AM]
AP reports: '"Those are two quality opponents they beat," Rivers said. "I know it's tough to go to Buffalo and win, but the fact that they are 2-0 certainly makes every guy see it right away."'

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