Bills back to normal after finally returning home [4:27 PM]
AP reports: '"It was just a busy, hectic week. And really this win was for the city of Buffalo, giving back for everything that they've been through," receiver Robert Woods said. "It feels good, especially after a win. Now we've just got to get another one."'
Bills will play in Orchard Park on Sunday [12:58 PM]
Buffalo News reports: 'He said the stadium suffered some damage but not enough to delay Sunday’s game.'
Mario Williams can't be stopped, and 5 observations from stats and snap counts in Bills-Jets game [12:57 PM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: 'Williams now has 12 sacks this season, and the Bills, who sacked Jets quarterbacks six time on Monday, have a league-leading 46 sacks, eight better than the next best team in the NFL.'
Doug Marrone, possibly coaching for his job, rallies Bills around tough circumstances in crucial win [12:57 PM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: '"He just kept telling us every day that people are counting us out," offensive tackle Seantrel Henderson said. "All our losses (are) pretty much close other than two of them. And hey, we fight. That's what we do. Coach Marrone always preaches that we're still in the race. We can still win out. We can beat anybody in the NFL. We all believe that. We rallied around coach Marrone and the whole coaching staff, and we're just going to keep riding this thing out. That's what we're going to do."'
Thanks Bills [12:56 PM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Look, I didn't experience this storm like so many of you did. But I'd be willing to bet that scenes like the one playing out in my living room were happening all over Western New York. The game even happened at an early enough hour that I could see my way clear to let my guys push past their normal bedtime to enjoy it with me. Here's hoping many of you did likewise.'
What they're saying: Bills 38, Jets 3 [12:55 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“Yeah, I thought we played pretty well on offense minus maybe a couple of three-and-outs because of a couple of penalties or lack of execution. But overall I thought we played well, played with a great mentality and that was really Coach (Doug) Marrone’s message to the offense, just go out there and take it and trust in each other, trust in the system. I think we probably did a better job at that than any time throughout the year so far.”'
Solid win for Bills, given the situation [11:36 AM]
Olean Times Herald reports: '“But as soon as I came out and saw all those blue jerseys, I thought, ‘Holy cow, baby, here we go ... we’ve got the crowd.’ It was a relief and we needed to get them into the game.''
Bills' Fred Jackson jokingly imitates former teammate Marshawn Lynch in postgame interview [8:04 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: 'While Lynch added a dozen more one-word answers to round out his interview, Jackson could barely keep a straight face giving that short of an answer. The two played together in Buffalo for their first four seasons in the league, but apparently Jackson's cordial nature with the media didn't rub off on the Seahawks' star.'
Bills ride a perfect storm of emotion to win over Jets [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“We wanted to give the people back in our region a chance to smile a little bit by the way we played,” Marrone said. “It’s more important for them than it is anything else.”'
Win after week of adversity is anything but routine [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'But for one night, with Buffalo fans looking for something to lift their spirits after a week of relentless bad weather, the Bills played like a team that mattered, like a proud, determined squad that feels it is better than its circumstances, better than its record suggests.'
Lions add personal touch to their hosting duties [1:57 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“I don’t think we would have been as prepared without the way they opened their arms to us,” Bills coach Doug Marrone said.'
Ten Plays That Shaped The Game [1:56 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The Jets used a bunch of two- and even three-tight end sets in the first half with the aim in part of slowing down the Bills’ pass rush. Mario Williams destroyed the plan late in the second quarter when the Jets lined up three tight ends to the right side of the formation. He burst to the inside of rookie Jace Amaro and pushed both him and tight end Jeff Cumberland backward until he took down Michael Vick for a 10-yard sack.'
Matchup winners [1:55 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Everything that could go wrong has gone wrong for the Jets at cornerback.'
Quarterly Report [1:54 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Mario Williams didn’t need his red contacts to terrorize the Jets. His did that on his own with his play inside Ford Field.'
Report Card [1:53 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Despite all the potential distractions, Doug Marrone kept his team focused and motivated. The Bills were not flat, scoring a touchdown on their first possession. It was their first red-zone touchdown in nine quarters. The defense was ferocious, and the special teams scored a touchdown. The Bills didn’t ease off the accelerator in the second half.'
Five things about the Browns [1:52 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Pettine might have been their 10th choice for head coach, but the Browns look like they’ve found a good one in the former Bills defensive coordinator.'
Traveling fans have motors that don’t quit [1:51 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“This is Buffalo weather,” said Chauncey Carter, who lives downtown in the city. “It doesn’t bother me at all. I’ve been here since 1 o’clock. I love the Bills. I don’t have a choice. I think a win would lift up the city and give people a distraction from what’s happening at home.”'
Diehard Bills fans head to Detroit to keep their streaks alive [1:50 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“I was given an exemption for the Toronto series, because of the moral stand I took in not endorsing the Toronto games,” kidded Braun, an attorney with Phillips Lytle in downtown Buffalo. “But for this game, morality didn’t come into play.”'
Buffalo Bills blast New York Jets [1:49 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: '"Our guys were ready to go," said Marrone, who left his home last Tuesday to go to work at Ralph Wilson Stadium and hasn't been back since, as he was snowed in at his office before the team escaped to the Motor City on Friday. "We wanted to give the people back in our region a chance to smile by the way we played."'
Bills were 'shockingly' sharp [1:48 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'Never mind the fact that they hadn't played since Nov. 13, and spent almost as much time shoveling snow as they did practicing leading up to this game. The defense was simply dominant as the Jets couldn't get anything established (218 yards).'
Bills have Detroit to thank for setting up showdown with Browns [1:47 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'The Bills had so many highlights against New York it's difficult to list them.'
Report card [1:46 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'This was a dominating performance across the board for the Bills, one that was much needed. The goal for Buffalo was to beat a team that it clearly should beat, and to give the folks back home something to smile about, and the Bills succeeded on both fronts.'
Bills, Browns game will be played in Buffalo [1:45 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: '"The heat wave has certainly helped over the last 48 hours," Brandon said with a laugh, referencing the unusually warm temperatures Sunday and Monday in western New York that melted some of the record snow. "We've had over 500 shovelers on site over the last two days and we've made tons of progress. Our stadium operations staff said all indications are that we're full go, ready to practice tomorrow and get back to our normal routines."'
Robert Woods, Kyle Orton have big games as Buffalo cruises to 38-3 win [1:44 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: 'The Bills came in with an NFL-high 39 sacks, and they added seven more Monday, including two each by Mario Williams and Jerry Hughes.'
Ford Field provides unique atmosphere for Buffalo Bills' blowout win over New York Jets [1:43 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: '"I'll tell you what," Bills coach Doug Marrone said. "Our fans, they were phenomenal. When I first came out there, I didn't know what to expect. I know there was a radio station trying to garner up a bunch of Jet green out or something like that. We heard that and obviously were concerned about, 'Is it going to be a home field' and stuff like that, be ready for a silent count. As soon as I came out and looked to the right and saw all those blue jerseys, I was like, 'Holy cow, baby. Here we go.' That was a little bit of a relief for me in the beginning of the game."'
Doug Marrone gives game ball to Erie County emergency response team after Buffalo Bills win [1:42 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: '"Afterwards, I gave the game ball obviously to the emergency response team in Erie County," Marrone said. "I think that's important. Pretty much too many people to thank for us being able to get it together."'
Buffalo Bills respond to adversity, and 5 observations from dominant win over Jets [1:41 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: 'Maybe the extra time off helped the Bills figure out their red-zone issues. After failing to score a red-zone touchdown against the Chiefs or Dolphins the last two games, the Bills scored three touchdowns in three trips to the red zone on Monday and scored 38 points. Either the Bills figured something out or the Jets are just that bad. Buffalo now has 81 points in two games against the Jets this season and 156 points in their other nine games.'
Fred Jackson active, Marquise Goodwin inactive [1:40 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: 'Goodwin and Williams have been jockeying for position at the bottom of the Bills' wide receiver depth chart throughout the season, and it appears Williams has passed Goodwin this week.'
Russ Brandon says Buffalo Bills '100 percent ready' to host Cleveland Browns at Ralph Wilson Stadium [1:39 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: 'The Bills' plan is to travel back to Buffalo after their Monday night game and resume life as normal after a hectic week that included two missed practices and a relocated, postponed Week 12 game.'
NFL, Buffalo Bills considered Yankee Stadium, Penn State before settling on Ford Field [1:38 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: 'Once it came down to a handful of NFL stadiums, Ford Field made the most sense because of its proximity to Buffalo, indoor field and the fact that the Lions were playing on the road in Week 12.'
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