Bills bothered by bobbled opportunity [1:48 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: '"It's devastating," safety Aaron Williams said.'
Watkins takes all but 5 reps: Bills' playtime percentages vs. KC [1:47 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Sammy Watkins, despite missing two days of practice during the week, played at an alarmingly high rate with a groin injury. He had the most snaps of any wide receiver, and only missed five throughout the game. He was targeted 10 times by Kyle Orton.'
This Loss For The Bills Hurts More Than Usual [1:46 AM]
WHAM-AM reports: 'The only plus to playing in Miami Thursday night is that there will be less time than usual to bemoan another lost opportunity to end the NFL’s longest playoff drought.'
Compressed week gives Bills no time to waste [1:45 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“We just slept here,” said Marrone of his staff. “In order to get the work done and get the film in from the Detroit game and get everything, all the reports done and get the game plan set and meeting with the doctors on the injuries to see who is available and who is not. So it’s pretty much standard around the league for us as coaches.”'
Turnovers help Chiefs take away win [11:10 AM]
Olean Times Herald reports: 'But the most punitive turnover came with just under 10 minutes to play when Leodis McKelvin fumbled on a punt return when hit by fullback Anthony Sherman, who also recovered.'
Bitter loss leaves Bills grasping for ways to reach next level [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Instead, they showed, just as they did after three previous seasons with a 5-3 record, that they still don’t know how to take that next step when the stakes begin to climb. Sure, they might figure it out as soon as Thursday night’s AFC East showdown at Miami, or soon thereafter, but right now, they aren’t there. They aren’t ready.'
It’s deja vu time as Chiefs find a way to win despite being outplayed [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'It was far from easy for the Chiefs. They were outgained, 364-278, went just 3 of 13 on third down and watched as Alex Smith was sacked six times and hit 10 times in total. But when their offense needed them, Smith and star running back Jamaal Charles came through.'
Knocking on the door, Orton leaves empty-handed [1:57 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The problem with following a chronic loser is that the need to believe can become greater than the reality. People are so desperate for a franchise quarterback that they want to see more in Orton than is actually there.'
Add another gruesome loss to Bills’ annals [1:56 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Looking back, there have been so many that it’s hard to keep track. The Bills have a gift for letting games slip away and losing when it matters most. It’s difficult to distinguish one from another after a while. They become one giant loss in one giant game in one giant season of their long and sordid past.'
Groin injury hampers Jackson, Bills’ opportunities [1:55 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“I knew I’d be able to get out here and compete,” Jackson said. “Unfortunately it wasn’t enough. But I knew I had the ability to play.”'
Fumbling problems return for Brown [1:54 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Fumbling was a weakness of Bryce Brown’s game in Philadelphia, and it reared its head at the worst time Sunday.'
Matchup Winners [1:53 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“Without watching the film, I’d say our tackles did a heckuva job,” said Bills center Eric Wood.'
Quarterly Report [1:52 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Bills coach Doug Marrone is painfully conservative. Another example of that came on a fourth-and-1 play from the Bills’ 41-yard line with 7:03 left in the game. Colton Schmidt’s punt was solid – pinning the Chiefs at their 3-yard line – but at some point this season it would be nice to see Marrone give his offense a chance in that situation.'
Report Card [1:51 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The Bills, coming off their bye, had two weeks to prepare for the Chiefs and were at home. They were in command much of the game, but gave it away. Head coach Doug Marrone unsuccessfully went for it on fourth-and-10 before the two-minute warning rather than kick the field goal and try an onside kick or rely on his defense to make another stop.'
Five Things About The Dolphins [1:50 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'They need it just as bad as the Bills.'
Orchard Park police report 3 DWI arrests at Bills game [1:49 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“For us, it was more on the quiet side,” said Erie County Undersheriff Mark Wipperman, who noted that Bills co-owner Kim Pegula provided a “morale boost” for deputies and the team’s private security firms by stopping by their morning security briefing.'
Buffalo Bills fall to Kansas City Chiefs [1:48 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: '"It's a couple plays here or there and they got us," said Spikes. "I have to take my hat off to them. When you get the chance you've got to put a team away. We let them hang around and they seized the moment."'
Bills let one slip away [1:47 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'Brown and McKelvin were consummate professionals answering the tough questions. Unfortunately for the men who have pulled on a Bills uniform these past 14 non-playoff years, they seem to get a lot of practice at this.'
Can the Bills accomplish anything in the passing game? [1:46 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'Orton was victimized by five drops and a couple of really ticky-tack penalties that ruined drives, but much of this defeat falls on him. He wasn't sharp.'
Report card [1:45 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'This was a sickening loss for the Bills, which makes two in two years at home to the Chiefs, who had no business winning. Buffalo's red zone problems were costly, and the Bills made too many huge mistakes at the worst times. This team isn't good enough to overcome those gaffes.'
Chiefs steal a win in Buffalo [1:44 AM]
Olean Times Herald reports: 'But, alas, the ghosts in Buffalo’s closet are still very much alive.'
Bills just couldn't get the job done [1:43 AM]
Olean Times Herald reports: 'As has happened repeatedly in the 14 straight seasons in which Buffalo has missed the playoffs, it just can’t get the job done when the game is there for the taking.'
Buffalo falters in fourth quarter, loses 17-13 [1:42 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: 'Jamaal Charles also scored on a 39-yard touchdown run as the Chiefs (6-3) scored twice in span of 4:31 to overcome a 13-3 deficit. The Chiefs defense then made a stand at its own 15 by forcing Bills quarterback Kyle Orton to throw four consecutive incompletions and turn the ball over on downs with 2:32 left.'
Leodis McKelvin's first thought after decisive fumble against Chiefs: 'Oh (expletive), I fumbled' [1:41 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: '"If you (expletive) up on any kind of thing you've got going on ... this is my job. It's my job. I take this (expletive) to heart."'
Bryce Brown fumble highlights Buffalo Bills missed opportunities in loss to Kansas City Chiefs [1:40 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: '"No, not at all," Brown said. "He made a heck of a play on the ball. When we get down there we just have to do a better job. We got to finish. Myself included."'
Boobie Dixon on Buffalo Bills red zone issues: 'I definitely feel like I can solve that situation' [1:39 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: '"It's frustrating because when you get down in that area you want the ball," Dixon said after the game. "You feel like you want the ball. You feel like you deserve the ball to send a statement. You have to punch it in. The good teams in this situation is going to punch it in. We didn't get that done, and that's something we have to go back to the drawing board and look at and get better at it."'
Buffalo Bills players knew all week Fred Jackson, Sammy Watkins would play through injury [1:38 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: '"It was always the plan to be out there and complete with these guys. It was a big game for us and unfortunately we were unable to get the win."'
Buffalo Bills waste strong defensive effort, and 5 observations from loss to Kansas City Chiefs [1:37 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: 'The Bills had plenty of chances to put the Chiefs away early, but three times they had to settle for field goals once they made it into Chiefs territory. In four trips to the red zone, the Bills had six points.'
What Doug Marrone, Buffalo Bills players were saying about questionable penalties in game against Ch [1:36 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: '"Scott said it was terrible and I think I was yelling at the ref when they showed the replay. I'm not saying anything bad about them. I'm admitting that I was yelling at them on the field."'
Who was that guy dressed as Chiefs coach Andy Reid at Bills game? [1:35 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: 'It was Chris Wilhelm of Lancaster, Pa.'
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