Another wild ride for Jets? [5:48 AM]
New Haven Register reports: 'Already eliminated from defending their AFC East title — New England is 10-2 with four games left — and assuming the first wild-card berth goes to the AFC South runner-up between Indianapolis and Tennessee (both 9-3), the Jets would be aiming at the second wild-card spot. Miami (8-4) is leading the pack for that berth and it plays host to the Jets in the season finale Dec. 28. In order for the Jets to win that game and make the playoffs, they would need to also win their previous three (at Buffalo and against Pittsburgh and New England at home) while Miami wins no more than one of its next three (at New England, home against Philadelphia and at Buffalo).'
Edwards keeps Jets believing [7:04 PM]
AP reports: '``Playing under anxiety, that helps you too when you know you're playing with a respirator and that's about all you've got,'' Edwards said. ``You know when they cut the hose off it's over. We're playing that way. It's been dark for about two months now. There's a little glimmer of light."'
Bills’ defense still must get takeaways and sacks [3:03 PM]
Olean Times Herald reports: 'Last season, the Bills surrendered 25 points a game, 27th worst in the NFL. This trip, at only 16 a game, Buffalo is a fraction of a point behind the leading Dolphins and Buccaneers.'
Bills Alumni Spotlight: Jim Cheyunski [3:02 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Now making his home in Jacksonville, Fla., with his wife, Pat, they have three children: Adam, Angela and Alison, and five grandchildren. For the past four years, he has worked as the athletic director at Episcopal High School.'
Bills Alumni: Where Are They Now? [3:01 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Mike-Mayer now operates a lawn-care company in Hewitt, NJ.'
Following The Footsteps Of His Father [3:00 PM]
SF49ers.com reports: 'Kemp reported to Buffalo where he won the starting QB post and played for the Bills from 1962 – 1969. He led the Bills to the 1964 and 1965 AFL Championships and was recognized as the AFL Player-of-the-Year in 1965. Kemp established nearly every team passing mark during the 1960’s and was inducted to Buffalo Bills Wall of Fame in 1984.'
Bills add Kaleida to roster of 'official partners' [2:59 PM]
Business First of Buffalo reports: 'The Buffalo Bills have announced a sponsorship marketing agreement with Kaleida Health, making the company the official healthcare system of the NFL franchise.'
Bills get a day off as reward [9:02 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"It was something that was well deserved," Williams said of the day off. "I've been wanting to do that for quite a while. When you get the opportunity, you do it. . . . It's nice to throw a bone as a coach to say, "Job well done.' "'
Bills offense catches on vs. Giants [5:16 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'In all, the Bills had nine pass plays of 15 yards or more and seven that went for 20 or better. Bledsoe completed 19 of 29 passes for 252 yards, the most for him in eight games, and a sparkling 115.9 rating, his best since a 144.2 against Jacksonville in Week 2.'
What does Sunday's win mean for Bills? [5:15 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'At this point, any win is a good win for this team, but I still contend that unless the Bills are the 1978 Yankees, who overcame a 14-game deficit to catch and ultimately beat the Red Sox, the playoffs are a pie-in-the-sky dream.'
Depressingly bad [5:14 AM]
New York Post reports: 'Offensive line - F. Starting undrafted rookie Jeff Roehl at LT is too much to ask. He was brutalized by DE Aaron Schobel (three sacks) and said it was one of the worst days of his life. Who are we to argue? Six sacks allowed overall.'
Bills have sights on goal of being NFL's top defense [5:13 AM]
Nashville Tennessean reports: '''Our defense is chasing that mythical No. 1 defense,'' Williams said. ''I've been a part of that before with Tennessee, and we're close, we'd like to see that happen.'''
Bills defender calls out offense in diary [5:12 AM]
Nashville City Paper reports: 'He said, “I probably should have thought about what I was going to say. I have the right to my opinion, but I should be smarter than that. I shouldn't go to the media with concerns about things that are going on.” That, in itself, spoke volumes.'
Bills jell vs. Giants, but season's a bust [5:11 AM]
USA Today reports: 'The Bills have experienced assorted problems protecting the less-than-mobile Bledsoe, and they rank among the worst teams in the league at third-down conversions. Some of that might be explained by a groin injury to wide receiver Eric Moulds, whose game-breaking abilities have been compromised, and the trade that sent Peerless Price, another explosive wideout, to Atlanta for a first-round draft choice. But Donahoe says, ''You can't say not having Peerless Price was the reason we didn't score an offensive touchdown on the road in almost two months. I love Peerless and he's an impact player, but he doesn't have that kind of impact.'''
Inside slant [5:10 AM]
CBS Sportsline reports: 'In the last four games Buffalo's defense has allowed just 46 points, 283 yards rushing, 57 first downs, 22 of 59 third-down conversions and has 12 sacks. In the first eight games, Buffalo had only 13 sacks.'
Strategy and personnel [5:09 AM]
CBS Sportsline reports: 'Kudos to Gregg Williams for having the Bills ready to play and eager to snap their four-game losing streak in a road game. It was a complete team victory.'
Notes, quotes, anecdotes [5:08 AM]
CBS Sportsline reports: 'K Rian Lindell has run into a tough patch on field goals. He has missed four of his last seven kicks, including a 50-yarder that came up well short against the Giants. For the season he is 13 of 19.'
Bills Watch Bledsoe [5:07 AM]
RNews.com reports: 'Coach Gregg Williams says the Bills will work Bledsoe out on Tuesday to help determine if he's ready to practice on Wednesday.'
Bledsoe Feeling Better After 2nd Concussion In Two Weeks [5:06 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Jonas Jennings has a new injury. He hurt his toe and is having more tests.'
Oh oh: Williams in 2004? [5:05 AM]
WGRZ-TV reports: 'Get this straight. I’m not saying this SHOULD happen, but it most certainly COULD happen.'
Giant Win Answers A Few Questions [5:04 AM]
WIVB-TV reports: 'Sunday did emphasize what I've believed all along. Drew Bledsoe is not as bad as this recent stretch. Put in the right situation, he can still complete passes and move the offense. The Bills can still win with Drew. They just need to improve the pieces around Bledsoe, including their offensive coordinator.'
Bledsoe feeling better after helmet-to-helmet hit [8:20 PM]
AP reports: 'Williams said Bledsoe is scheduled to work out on Tuesday to determine whether he can practice once the team returns to the field on Wednesday to prepare for this weekend's home game against the New York Jets.'
Williams upbeat after Bills finally win [8:19 PM]
AP reports: '''It's something that's well deserved,'' Williams said of the additional day of rest. ''I've been wanting to do that for quite a while. ... It was nice to be able to throw a bone as a coach and say, 'Job well done.''''
No quitting for the Bills [8:18 PM]
Olean Times Herald reports: 'Well, we know which team has packed it in for the season. It was hard to tell coming in.'
Where have these Bills been all year? [8:17 PM]
Olean Times Herald reports: '“All we can do the last four games is go out and show what we can do.”'
Bledsoe, Bills end road scoring drought [8:16 PM]
Olean Times Herald reports: 'It was Moore’s first TD reception of the season ... tying him with starting wide receivers Eric Moulds and Josh Reed.'
The Day After: Gregg Williams Comments [8:15 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '"They are prideful men. They know that there are a lot of things that happen in the month of December every single year. There are teams that rise out of the month of December and get back in the hunt. We have to be very physical in this month of December. We've got some pretty good opponents coming up through this month and we've got to play much better against the Jets at home this week."'
St. Francis High's Jerry Smith Named Bills HS Football [8:14 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Jerry Smith, veteran head football coach at St. Francis HS has been named the winner of the seventh annual Buffalo Bills Western New York HS Football “Coach of the Year” Award for the 2003 season. Smith will be honored at ceremonies held Sunday, December 7 prior to the Bills-NY Jets game at Ralph Wilson Stadium.'
Buffalo belatedly gets its act together [8:13 PM]
Niagara Falls Reporter reports: 'The win isn't going to save any jobs, and Buffalo remains all but eliminated from a postseason berth, trailing Miami by three games with four to play for the final wild-card berth.'
Giants lost and lifeless [2:04 PM]
Staten Island Advance reports: 'The Bills went up 17-7 by halftime, and the Giants barely bothered showing for the second half, buried again by turnovers, penalties, poor tackling and missed assignments.'
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