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Buffalo Bills News - November 7, 2004

Marker Winds could ground Bills, Jets [9:19 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'In the last two Bills home games, against Miami and Arizona, 11 of the 14 scoring drives were with the wind.'

Marker Bills have made strides, but Jets have the edge [9:18 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Jets overcome Bills and elements for a 20-16 victory.'

Marker Bills can salvage emotional autumn [9:17 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'There are still 49 days left in this escalator fall and the Jets' game should be a preview of whether the highs might outperform the lows before winter officially arrives. Was the Bills' explosion against Arizona last week a turnaround in the wind or was it just the Cardinals, a team which seldom wins when it strays above the 50th parallel?'

Marker Triple threat [9:17 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The Bills have used all three tight ends in various situations. They could be interchangeable, but they've had distinctly different roles. It coincides with their different personalities and their paths to the NFL. Campbell is the veteran, Neufeld the survivor and Euhus the kid next door who doesn't quite understand the world around him.'

Marker Bills, Jets looking to settle the score [5:14 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: '"We feel like we owe them one," Bills quarterback Drew Bledsoe said candidly. "We feel we didn't play well enough in that game, particularly in the first half, offensively. But we played with them the whole game and we feel like they're a team we can certainly play with."'

Marker Q&A: Tim Euhus [5:13 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'What's the dumbest sports cliché you've ever heard? "'You have to learn how to win.' What's that? You don't learn to win, you have to go out and play."'

Marker Ellicottville’s Dunne fits into Bills’ Student Leader role [5:12 AM]
Olean Times Herald reports: '“In just two short months, I’ve learned that Buffalo Bills home games aren’t just games,” said Dunne. “They’re events."'

Marker Another AFC East showdown between Bills, Jets [5:11 AM]
Olean Times Herald reports: '“They’re an excellent defensive football team ... one of the better ones in the league,” he said of the Bills. “It’s hard to move the ball on them ... we were fortunate that day and made a couple of plays and got into field goal range but it was a defensive game and a tough loss for them.”'

Marker Through Mistaken Identity, a Car Dealer Learns the Rules of the Road in the N.F.L. [5:10 AM]
New York Times reports: '"I think of all those people who were calling me and telling me how stupid I was," Gilbride the car salesman said. "Well, my response to them is, 'How stupid does one have to be to think that a professional coach would have his phone number listed and subject himself to all of this abuse?' "'

Marker Heavy D's here [5:09 AM]
New York Daily News reports: 'Kendall (6-5, 280), center Kevin Mawae (6-4, 289) and right guard Brandon Moore (6-3, 295) - the interior of the Jets' efficient, but undersized offensive line - will be responsible for blocking Adams and Williams. The Buffalo tandem is listed at 6-3, 330 and 6-3, 310, respectively, but it doesn't take a Richard Simmons to figure out they're both in the 340-pound range, give or take an all-you-can-eat buffet.'

Marker Vilma ready for old teammate McGahee [5:08 AM]
New York Post reports: '"I'm sure he's licking his chops to get at our defense," NT Jason Ferguson said before the last meeting, a 16-14 Jets' win Oct. 10.'

Marker Jets-Bills matchups [5:07 AM]
Newark Star Ledger reports: 'Jets 20, Bills 10.'

Marker Jets hoping to avoid letdown [5:06 AM]
New Haven Register reports: 'The Bills also continue to play great defense, tied for second overall in the NFL and fourth against the run (97 yards allowed per game) with over 650 pounds inside in defensive tackles Sam Adams and Pat Williams. They have yet to allow a 100-yard rusher.'

Marker Sunday's New York Coverage [5:05 AM] reports:
One Coach Helps Jets Move Like Clockwork (New York Times)
Featured Matchup (New York Times)
Through Mistaken Identity, a Car Dealer Learns the Rules of the Road in the N.F.L. (New York Times)
Heavy D's here (New York Daily News)
Abraham helping out all on his own (New York Daily News)
West Side hustle dances on (New York Daily News)
Gang Green puts trust in defense (New York Post)
Monday night fever (New York Post)
Vilma ready for old temmate McGahee (New York Post)
He's in a rush to change (New York Post)
All that trash (Newsday)
Repeat performance unlikely (White Plains Journal News)
Meet the fab five (Newark Star Ledger)
Jets-Bills matchups (Newark Star Ledger)
Ferg's finest hour (Bergen Record)
Jets hoping to avoid letdown (New Haven Register)
Jets eye NFL's summit (Middletown Times Herald Record)

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November 6, 2004

Marker Surging Jets not looking past important test against Bills [5:02 PM]
AP reports: 'But the Jets were in a similar position in 2000, coming off a heady comeback 40-37 overtime victory over Miami on a Monday night that improved their record to 6-1. They followed with a 23-20 loss at Buffalo, a defeat that sparked a 3-6 spiral and led to New York missing the playoffs.'

Marker Flying high again [8:54 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Talk about walking the walk: The Jets are the least-penalized team in the NFL over Edwards' 3 1/2-year tenure and they have committed the fewest turnovers over that period.'

Marker Vincent may move to free safety [8:53 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Mularkey said Vincent practiced only with the scout team Friday. He said the 12-year veteran worked at cornerback and free safety. "He's worked a little bit at both this week," Mularkey said. "It's an option we've considered, but nothing is set in stone right now."'

Marker Back on track [8:52 AM]
YES Network reports: The Bills' defense is more difficult to push around. Both defensive tackles, Pat Williams (6-3, 310) and Sam Adams (6-3, 330), are heavy anchors in the middle of the Buffalo line. The Miami Dolphins had no such players. Williams, for the position, is an excellent athlete. His best game can be awesome, so the Jets should spend little time probing the middle.

Marker Abraham leads Jets' defensive charge [5:11 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'Problem is, if it isn't Abraham barreling into Bledsoe, there are three other defensive linemen more than willing to pancake him.'

Marker Bills must use Evans more [5:10 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'An effective NFL pass offense spreads the ball around. Through seven games, Eric Moulds has a healthy 40 catches, but the only other double-figure pass-catchers are Evans (11) and tight end Mark Campbell (10).'

Marker No looking past Bills [5:09 AM]
New York Newsday reports: '"We know we're probably going to have one of our toughest games of the season," Martin said. "I know we'll have to play better than the last time we played them."'

Marker Saturday's New York Coverage [4:46 AM] reports:
Jets Look to Pull Away With Victory in Buffalo (New York Times)
Ferguson, Jet 'D' feel like kings of the hill (New York Daily News)
Curtis carries on (New York Post)
Bad back could KO Chrebet (New York Post)
No looking past Bills (Newsday)
Cowart could pay price of progress (White Plains Journal News)
Barton brings some 'tude (Newark Star Ledger)
Just like clockwork (Bergen Record)
Chrebet game-time decision with sore back (AP)
Erik Coleman's Rookie Diary (
The Santana Moss Diary (
Five Minutes With Herm: Don't Be Fooled By 2-5 (
ESD Approves Plan for NYSCC on Manhattan's West Side (
Iaquinta Named Coach of the Week (
The Balancing Act (

November 5, 2004

Marker N.Y. Jets (6-1) at Buffalo (2-5) [9:03 PM]
The Sports Network reports: 'Bills 20, Jets 17.'

Marker Bills should keep riding McGahee express [5:06 PM]
Niagara Falls Reporter reports: 'Bills, 19-17.'

Marker Vincent, Reed, Wire And Ritzmann Not Ready For Sunday [4:51 PM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Mularkey says Drew Haddad was limited with a sore hamstring. With that in mind, he's was released with 7th round pick Jonathan Smith elevated from the practice squad. Haddad will probably be added to the practice squad once he clears waivers.'

Marker Tops Game Ball Winner: Willis McGahee [4:49 PM] reports: 'I noticed you gave your first touchdown ball to fullback Daimon Shelton for his nice block to spring you into the end zone. I think this is a great gesture on your part, and I wish more NFL players were selfless instead of selfish. How did Daimon react to you giving him the ball? Was there any response from the coaches or teammates either?
WM: Daimon was surprised. He wasn't expecting it. It caught him off guard. The coaches and my teammates just said great job. It's wasn't anything big.'

Marker Buffalo NFL Pepsi PP&K Championship [4:49 PM] reports: 'The competition will take place prior to the game (9:30-10:30 a.m.) on field at Ralph Wilson Stadium and a passing exhibition will also take place on field at halftime. Team Champions will be announced at the end of the third quarter. A list of competitors and their hometowns is attached.'

Marker Bills Sign Smith to 53-Man Roster [4:48 PM] reports: 'The Bills announced today that the team has signed practice squad WR Jonathan Smith to its 53-man roster and has waived WR Drew Haddad.'

Marker Reed, Vincent likely to miss Sunday's game [3:29 PM]
AP reports: 'Reed, fourth on the team with nine catches, didn't practice all week after hurting his left knee last week against Arizona. Vincent practiced for the third straight day Friday, though he was limited. He hasn't played since having arthroscopic knee surgery more than a month ago.'

Marker Time to Separate Good, Bad, and Ugly [12:43 PM] reports: 'I think the Bills are starting to get more confidence. They've won two of their last three games and they're doing it the old fashioned way, running the football. Willis McGahee has been running very affectively and has given this offense a spark. Travis Henry is still a great back and I think he'll contribute to this team throughout the season. The important thing is that these two guys don't lose focus of the team's goal, and that's winning. They can't make this into an issue that divides the locker room.'

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