Bills lose edge hosting Falcons indoors at Toronto [1:49 AM]
AP reports: 'The Falcons, who play their home games in a dome, "must have fixed the schedule," Johnson joked.'
Falcons-Bills Capsule [1:48 AM]
AP reports: 'Bills are 1-4 in regular-season games at Toronto since opening annual series north of border in 2008.'
Bills' Robey pops up on injury report [1:47 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'According to head coach Doug Marrone, Robey injured the ankle during a practice in the past two weeks. The coach believes there isn't any reason for concern, however, as he expects Robey to play in their game against the Falcons.'
Bills employing diplomacy for 6th annual trip to Toronto [1:46 AM]
WGR-AM reports: '"Im just gonna take it year to year," Wood said. "I'm not going to go up there with any ill feeling or any less excited than I am for every game. Hopefully the Bills fans will be out there supporting us this year and looking forward to a good atmosphere if we can get it."'
Bills-Falcons Toronto game will air on local television [1:45 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Activities surrounding the game include a weekend takeover of Yonge-Dundas Square in Downtown Toronto where the Bills will host an NFL Youth Football Festival featuring live music, football-themed games, sponsor tents and giveaways, and special appearances by the Buffalo Jills and NFL Hall of Famer Bills alumni Jim Kelly and Thurman Thomas (4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday). In support of the NFL’s Play 60 movement, and as part of Sports Day in Canada, ParticipACTION will take part in an afternoon of football drills and skills led by experienced instructors on Saturday, November 30 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.'
Doug Marrone: ''this is a big game'' [1:44 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Well when you look at it, you can say this. It’s an advantage if you weren’t playing a team that plays in a dome all the time. Domes are different, each one is different. For the quarterbacks waking up and knowing what the elements are it’s good, you’re both playing on the same field. Again, like I said before I’m not going to backtrack, I want to build this team so when we get ready to make a run in these playoffs, wherever it may be, whatever year, we’re playing a home game in January and the weather is like outside and that advantage is to us. Yes, I’m trying to create an advantage by that weather.'
EJ Manuel ''chomping at the bit'' to make plays [1:43 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Q: Do you regret that you can’t play in the snow in Buffalo this week? A: Do I regret that? Yeah, I hate it. I want to go out there and play in the Ralph this Sunday. (Laughs) No, I’m just kidding, but hey, I’m sure it’ll snow again on one of these Sundays, so I’m not worried about that. I’m sure it’ll be there for maybe the Dolphins game when we come back or I’m sure when we play New England they might have some snow, so I’m sure we’ll get one in.'
EJ Manuel pays it forward [1:42 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“Obviously I had a lot of responsibilities and I’d already graduated but I had a full season ahead and at Florida State you’re expected to win each and every Saturday,” he said. “Beyond that pressure you still have your mom and her health. But she helped me out a lot because she always sounded upbeat when I talked to her. She was always positive about everything. She helped me probably more than I helped her.”'
Falcons Game Preview [5:01 PM]
Bills Daily reports: 'Falcons 27, Bills 23.'
Bills’ Johnson clears the air with Marrone [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“It’s difficult, because there’s things like the injuries that you’re not accustomed to,” Johnson said. “Then there’s the new aspect of players coming and trying to build chemistry with certain players, especially when your QB is being interchanged like every other week.”'
Kyle Williams, Dareus snap to it [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Williams and Dareus saw an uptick in their usage after defensive end Alex Carrington was lost for the season in Week Three because of injury. In the first two games of the season, neither Williams nor Dareus exceeded 80 percent of the defensive plays.'
Bon Jovi/Bills rumors strike chord [1:57 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'Since corporations aren't allowed to own NFL teams per league bylaws, Bon Jovi would act as the owner/face of the Bills while MLSE would build, own and operate a new NFL quality stadium in Toronto. We're talking a $2 billion idea, so it might make more sense for the Bon Jovi group to operate the Bills regionally based out of Orchard Park. At least until the lease expires and new digs are built.'
Freebies-free Bills in Toronto game expected to draw 40,000 [1:56 AM]
Toronto Sun reports: '“It doesn’t help anybody when you start giving away tickets to any sort of event. Some people will say that there’s a real fine line between selling tickets and giving away tickets to fill a building and create atmosphere. But we think you create atmosphere by creating value in the ticket, so that’s what we’re continuing to do.”'
Bills S Byrd 'open-minded' about future in Buffalo [1:55 AM]
AP reports: 'Though not ready yet to commit to a long-term contract on Tuesday, the two-time Pro Bowl player wasn't ruling out the possibility, either.'
Report: Toronto still hoping for Bills to relocate [1:54 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: 'A group that includes Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment minority owner Larry Tanenbaum, may include Rogers Communications heir Edward Rogers, and which is being shepherded by Tim Leiweke, the president and CEO of MLSE, who recently added a Bon Jovi banner to the Air Canada Centre, the National Post reported.'
Marcell Dareus donates 140 turkeys and hams to local shelters [1:53 AM]
WBRC-TV reports: 'Comelia Williams made the special delivery dressed in her Buffalo Bills gear. While Marcell Dareus couldn't be there in person for the delivery, Williams says he helped make it all happen from Buffalo, New York. "He has such a great big heart," said Williams.'
Bills' Woods aiming to put high ankle sprain through full test [1:52 AM]
WGR-AM reports: '"I was fortunate enough to go through something with my right ankle, I know how to maintain and treat it, and just keep it strong," he said, speaking from experience. "Ice it, pretty much. Keep it in an ice bath after everything. Don't let it get too bad. Just keep the inflammation down."'
All hands on deck at Bills practice [1:51 AM]
WGR-AM reports: '"To be sitting here now where we are from a health standpoint is a credit to the players, the trainers, the conditioning guys, the weight coaches. They've done a good job," said head coach Doug Marrone. "It's important. I'm excited because it's the healthiest we've been."'
Doug Marrrone Tuesday update [1:50 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'They’re a team that offensively and first down they’re ranked eighth in the league. Completing 40 something percent on third down, so obviously they’ve done a good job moving the sticks. They’re one of the best teams at driving the football that I’ve seen with 10-plus drives, I think they might be ninth in the league in doing that. Defensively I think they’ve gotten better on the outside with the two corners, (Asante) Samuel and (Desmond) Trufant. The safeties obviously went to the Pro Bowl. I think that they’ve had some injuries like a lot of teams have and sometimes the ball hasn’t gone their way.'
What to watch for: Falcons vs Bills [1:49 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Buffalo and Atlanta will meet for the 11th time in the regular season this week. The Bills are 4-6 all-time against the Falcons and have won three of the five home contests in the series.'
Thoughts On SBU Women, Bills' Playoff Chances [10:45 AM]
Olean Times Herald reports: 'In short, the schedule isn’t as soft as it appeared a month ago. Thus, Buffalo’s odds remain long ... but at least there still are some.'
Talk of Bills move hits Buffalo like a three-alarm blaze in Tonawanda [6:51 AM]
Toronto Globe & Mail reports: 'Nothing like a little juice to drum up interest, any interest, in the latest installment of the “Bills in Toronto” series which, at least from a competitive perspective, has generally been a collective bust north of the 49.'
Bon Jovi report a hot topic among the Bills [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Either way, it’s clear the singer would need plenty of rich friends to make any sort of purchase work. He seems to have those.'
Johnson, Woods ready to face Falcons [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“They did everything, so I was happy with those two guys, the way they came out,” Marrone said. “We’re at full strength from that standpoint. We don’t expect anyone not to be available for us, which is a good sign.”'
Buffalo Bills back in action after bye [1:57 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'Buffalo’s reality is stark with five weeks left in the regular season. With a 4-7 record, and only one more game scheduled for Ralph Wilson Stadium, the Bills are not in an enviable position in their quest to end a 13-year playoff drought. They are tied for 12th in the AFC, and six teams are ahead of them in the race for the final wild-card berth.'
Publicist: Bon Jovi not 'engaging in any discussions' to buy Bills [1:56 AM]
Toronto Sun reports: 'Bon Jovi has "a day job that's doing very well," Sunshine said in regard to the rock band that bears his client's surname.'
Bringing Bills to Toronto is easier said than done [1:55 AM]
Toronto Sun reports: 'The clock continues to tick — but the strategizing has rarely stopped. And all the while, Wilson just keeps getting older and richer 88 ...89... 90 ... 91 ... tick-tick-tick 95, with the value of his football team increasing year after year. Defying business interests, logic and time.'
Premier Kathleen Wynne open to moving Buffalo Bills to Toronto [1:54 AM]
Toronto Sun reports: '“I’m not going to go down that road but as I said, the sports industry is an industry that is very important and tourism is critical,” Wynne said Monday, when asked about a new Buffalo Bills stadium.'
Jon Bon Jovi’s interest in Bills risky business, experts say [1:53 AM]
Toronto Star reports: 'Asked about the Bon Jovi story, Peddie said: “There are a lot of moving pieces and now (Bon Jovi) is one of them.”'
Wynne open to Buffalo Bills moving to Toronto [1:52 AM]
Toronto Star reports: '“I'm not gonna jump to that. The Bills aren't here yet.”'
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