Ex-lineman for Buffalo wings it [8:41 AM] USA Today reports:
'Toward the end of his Bills career, Ritcher took a flight with teammates Joe Ferguson and Justin Cross in Ferguson's Cessna propeller plane. "I was just hooked from then on," he says.'
Vinatieri's FG provides icing [8:39 AM] Springfield Union News reports:
'Mother Nature managed to do what these two struggling rivals probably could not have done on their own, namely make this game a thoroughly entertaining one to watch.'
Johnson holds on the mark [8:38 AM] Springfield Union News reports:
'Johnson's day was indeed something to behold. He muffed two long snaps, including one on a potential winning field goal on the final play of regulation.'
Patriots had better skaters [6:01 AM] D and C reports:
'A guy named Mike attempted to propose marriage to his fiancee, Karen, and the moment was captured live on the JumboTron scoreboard. He dropped the ring, and then couldn't find it for about 30 seconds.'
Patriots put Bills on ice [6:00 AM] Toronto Sun reports:
'Yes, the weather outside was frightful, but you should have seen the football game.'
Snow boat [5:56 AM] Boston Globe reports:
'Players would scuff the snowy and icy turf with their feet to set up field goal attempts, because, as Patriots quarterback Drew Bledsoe said, "We couldn't find a convict to run the snow plow...".
Punter finally gets handle on the situation [5:53 AM] Boston Globe reports:
'It had become a full blizzard, gusts swirling to 49 miles per hour, the wind chill at minus-3 or worse, the snow swirling mightily, and the wind biting painfully.'
For many, game to be frozen in time [5:52 AM] Boston Globe reports:
'"Then when I got the signals, the guys [in the defensive huddle] couldn't understand me because my lips were frozen."'
Flutie had the conditions down cold [5:50 AM] Boston Globe reports:
'"I feel like we controlled the entire game," said Flutie, who went 15 for 25 for 193 yards, while rushing nine times for 50 yards including one for 32 yards.'
Pats do the (snow) job [5:49 AM] Boston Herald reports:
'The weather was too bad, the ball too slippery and the game too meaningless.'
Vinatieri provides a needed kick [5:48 AM] Boston Herald reports:
'Adam Vinatieri was by far the most popular player in the New England Patriots locker room last night...because the kick allowed the team to come in from the cold.'
Players weather storm [5:47 AM] Boston Herald reports:
'Mo, Larry and Curley would have fit right in. Charlie Brown and Lucy, too.'
Savvy Patriots don't flake out [5:46 AM] Boston Herald reports:
'"We scrapped the throws down the field, anything that had to stay in the air for a long time," Bledsoe said.'
Bettors feel hot [5:44 AM] Boston Herald reports:
'Those who bet the over were snowed under as the 37-point line was close to unapproachable in such conditions.'
Fragile Redmond feels the cold [5:44 AM] Boston Herald reports:
'After looking impressive gaining 66 yards on 20 carries, Redmond went down in the third quarter with a twisted right ankle. He did not return and was on crutches after the game.'
Pats pull off a real snow-job [5:43 AM] Providence Journal reports:
'Siberia may be colder and the Himalayas may receive more snow, but it's impossible to imagine conditions more miserable than they were at Ralph Wilson Stadium about 4:45 p.m. yesterday...'
Romp in snow more than he bargained for [5:40 AM] Providence Journal reports:
'"They got smart in what they started running (in overtime)," Bills quarterback Doug Flutie said of the Pats' performance in the extra period. "They ran unders and crosses and got guys running.'
Weather Is Frightful, Finish Delightful [5:39 AM] Hartford Courant reports:
'With all flights canceled and the Buffalo airport already closed, the Patriots and Bills were two bad teams going nowhere Sunday, both literally and figuratively.'
Well-Timed Record [5:38 AM] Hartford Courant reports:
'By kicking the ball hard and low to outwit the wind, Johnson punted great - a 42.3 average in horrid weather - clearly outdoing Bills punter Chris Mohr, who averaged only 29.1.'
Bills cold in red zone [5:37 AM] Albany Times Union reports:
'But in the 41-year history of the Bills' franchise, it is unlikely there has ever been a day that combined cold, wind and snow as fiercely as Sunday.'