Tops Game Ball Winner: Mark Campbell [6:40 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'I definitely agree we need to get the ball rolling on road games. It comes down to starting fast. We need to start faster on the road and make plays. You can't look around to see who is going to make a play, but instead you must look at yourself to make the play. Playing on the road is tough. Aside from not being able to hear and communicate, it's a you against the world mentality. We have to go in and change what's happening on the road. There is no curse. It's not like the Boston Red Sox curse, we just need to go out and play. We have won on the road before and we're too good of a team to not do it on a consistent basis.
Hawkish predictions a little off in Seattle [10:55 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The Seahawks come into Sunday's matchup at Qwest Field against the Buffalo Bills (4-6) with a 6-4 record, not exactly reeling but not exactly shoo-ins to visit the White House, either.'
Handful of players returning to familiar surroundings [10:53 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Milloy and Bledsoe haven't played at home since their college days.'
Finances dictated decision to let Winfield jump to Vikings [10:51 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Winfield is outstanding. However, teams must be very careful about how many players they're willing to pay at the top of the pay scale at their respective positions. This, coupled with the fact the Bills had young talent at cornerback in the pipeline, made the decision to let Winfield go the prudent move. Winfield's deal moved him up to roughly seventh among all cornerbacks, behind Champ Bailey, Ty Law, Charles Woodson, Chris McAlister, Sam Madison and Patrick Surtain.'
Bills' Peters makes his impact [5:01 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: '"If I was on the return team I would not want to block him," Stamer said of Peters, a 6-foot-4, 328-pounder who can run as fast as the 242-pound Stamer. "He's just a huge man. He's coming down with speed, playing with an aggressive attitude. That's something you can't teach."'
Bledsoe comes home [4:57 AM]
Seattle Times reports: 'Bledsoe's completion percentage (56.1), quarterback rating (74.0), interception total (11) and record (4-6) serve as primers for the criticism. "It's been a tough couple years on Drew and on the family," Adam Bledsoe said. "Mainly, it's tough because he's received a lot of blame for things that are out of his control. Some of that comes with the position. The last two seasons, for some reason, there's a lot of blame on him when they lose and no recognition when they win. Even when he's playing well, people are screaming for his head."'
Friday's Seattle Coverage [4:49 AM]
Wistrom gives Hawks spunk (Seattle Post Intelligencer)
Seahawks Slant (Seattle Post Intelligencer)
Bledsoe comes home (Seattle Times)
Pressure is building in Kirkland (Seattle Times)
Hasselbeck will start if he feels good today (Seattle Times)
Seahawks have trouble getting to QBs (Everett Herald)
Hasselbeck returns to practice (Everett Herald)
Hasselbeck comes back to practice (Tacoma News Tribune)
The Man with Hands (Bremerton Sun)
Blitz not as baffling for defense (Bremerton Sun)
Seahawk Notebook (Bremerton Sun)
Thursday Seahawks Wrap (Seahawks.com)
The Turkey Day Prank (Seahawks.com)
Buffalo Bills vs. Seattle Seahawks [7:48 PM]
WIVB-TV reports: 'A key turnover gives the Seahawks a 17-13 win.'
Bills much improved since S Milloy's return [4:37 PM]
AP reports: 'The Bills (4-6) have been much improved with Milloy back, winning three of their last five heading into Sunday's game at Seattle. ''I don't think that's purely coincidence,'' quarterback Drew Bledsoe said. ''He's one of those special players that can actually elevate the guys around him. He brings such great intensity and such great accountability to the defense that I think definitely helps.'''
Bills CB Vincent hopeful he'll return soon [4:36 PM]
AP reports: 'Vincent, who's missed seven games with a right knee injury, ran on his own before practice on Thursday and said his knee felt better than it has in some time. The trouble is, he felt this good two weeks ago before suffering a setback.'
Bills Games on Thanksgiving Day [1:25 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Here's a look back at the games the Buffalo Bills have been a part of on Thanksgiving Day...'
Bills' Milloy, Bledsoe get to come home [1:24 PM]
Bremerton Sun reports: 'Both players dreamed of being Seahawks, and Bledsoe was one draft pick away from becoming one. He was selected with the No. 1 overall selection in the 1993 draft, one pick ahead of Notre Dame quarterback Rick Mirer.'
Shaun has been Alexander The Great [1:23 PM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Alexander leads the NFL in rushing with 1,151 yards. He's tied for second in the NFL in total touchdowns with 13, and he has the best per-carry average of the league's leading backs at 5.1 yards an attempt.'
Bledsoe to receive Man of Year award [1:22 PM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Bledsoe will receive his award during the Monday Quarterback Club luncheon in the Harbour Club in HSBC Arena at 11:30 a.m. Monday. The award, which began in 1970 and was renamed in honor of the Hall of Famer in 1999, honors players who demonstrate outstanding balance in their lives between civic and professional responsibilities.'
Marv on Marv [1:22 PM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Levy, as all Bills fans know, was not your typical football coach. So it's no surprise this is not your typical football book.'
For Bledsoe, there’s no time like the past [6:29 AM]
Tacoma News Tribune reports: 'The Bills have struggled on the road this season. “It’ll be nice to get back out there,” said Bledsoe, who has done some offseason wine tasting in the state the past couple of years, “but I also know that it will be a hostile environment.”'
April drives Bills 'Special Forces' [5:03 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: '"That guy is crazy. He was excited," Clements said. "I saw him putting stuff on the board, and he said I was going to get one. I told him, 'OK, I'm going to hit it up there hard.' And I did."'
Fans get free sideline pass [5:02 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: '"When you're in the stands or watching on TV, you don't get a full feel for what the impact on a kickoff is like. As long as we keep the fans in a place where they're safe and they don't get run over by somebody, and as long as they're not throwing stuff at us, it could be an interesting experience for some people."'
One fateful play [5:01 AM]
Seattle Post Intelligencer reports: 'It was Sept. 20, 1992, and the New England Patriots were driving for a possible game-winning touchdown.'
Big Poppa knows his business [5:00 AM]
Seattle Times reports: 'Adams is even scheduling interviews to discuss his Everett team during his trip with the Bills to play the Seahawks on Sunday. "He's pretty hands-on," said Lisa Balmes, a longtime friend whom Adams hired as the Hawks' vice president of operations and business development. "He likes to know all of the daily details. He's more hands-on than what your normal owner would be. Hopefully, he'll relax about that."'
Lindell gets his kicks with Buffalo [4:59 AM]
Seattle Times reports: '"I wasn't thinking I was going anywhere," Lindell said. "I bought a house in Sammamish." But the signing bonus Buffalo offered was guaranteed, proof that the Bills were committed to making Lindell their kicker. "Why wouldn't I sign?" he said.'
Sunday is homecoming for many Bills [4:58 AM]
Everett Herald reports: '"They are the last team I haven't played in the NFL," said Milloy, who spent his first seven seasons with the New England Patriots. "When you have a chance to come home to play where you have your friends and your family, it's just an extra bonus."'
Bills Coach Mike Mularkey interview [4:57 AM]
Seahawks.com reports: 'Q: How would you characterize Bledsoe’s season?
Mularkey: “You know, he has been more efficient probably at home and I think he has recognized that and has not on the road. He’s been around long enough that he doesn’t need someone like me or Sam Wyche to remind him that he is a true professional. He has given us a chance to win in most of the games that we’ve played.”'
Bills QB Drew Bledsoe interview [4:56 AM]
Seahawks.com reports: 'Q: What have the last few years been like for you?
Bledsoe: “When you play this game, and particularly this position, it's always going to be a little bit of a roller coaster. You’re going to have some dramatic ups and dramatic downs. The last few years it seems like there has been more downs then ups. At the same time I’m still excited about playing the game. I still really enjoy what I’m doing. I still feel like it’s just a tremendous privilege to play this game and to still be able to do it at the age of 32 is about the coolest thing I can think of. In spite of some hard times that we’ve been through as a team, and that I’ve been through on the field personally, I still come to work everyday excited about what’s going on and what I’m doing and look forward to every game.”'
Thursday's Seattle Coverage [4:55 AM]
One fateful play (Seattle Post Intelligencer)
Go 2 Guy (Seattle Post Intelligencer)
Seahawks Slant (Seattle Post Intelligencer)
Big Poppa knows his business (Seattle Times)
Lindell gets his kicks with Buffalo (Seattle Times)
Nothing special about Rice's hands (Everett Herald)
Hasselbeck's charley horse keeps improving (Everett Herald)
Sunday is homecoming for many Bills (Everett Herald)
For Bledsoe, there’s no time like the past (Tacoma News Tribune)
Bills' Milloy, Bledsoe get to come home (Bremerton Sun)
Seattle signs new punter after rookie struggles (AP)
Wednesday Seahawks Wrap (Seahawks.com)
Michael Boulware Named NFC Defensive Player of the Week (Seahawks.com)
Mike Holmgren's Wednesday press conference (Seahawks.com)
Bills Coach Mike Mularkey interview (Seahawks.com)
Bills QB Drew Bledsoe interview (Seahawks.com)
Buffalo (4-6) at Seattle (6-4) [4:54 AM]
AP reports: 'The Bills have been stingy against the run, however, allowing 101 yards per game to rank sixth in the NFL.'
Budget Crisis May Impact Security at Bills Game [4:53 AM]
WIVB-TV reports: 'Gallivan said, "Our police services division would not have enough personnel to staff the games as we staff them, and you can't look to anybody else. The state police does not have additional personnel."'
Milloy Heads Home With Award [9:41 PM]
RNews.com reports: '“Personal, individual accolades will come. And the easiest way to get them is through the success of a team.” Milloy said. “There's more Pro Bowlers every year going off successful teams, teams that have winning records or whatever.”'
Old college pals trade good-natured verbal shots [9:40 PM]
AP reports: 'With Bledsoe set to lead the Buffalo Bills (4-6) against Tobeck and the Seattle Seahawks (6-4) on Sunday, their friendship was evident when he was asked during a teleconference if he had any good dirt on Tobeck. ''I've got to go way back,'' Bledsoe said. ''He was a horrible roommate when we were living together. He was kind of messy.'''
Mularkey has a cheeseburger solution to sustain Bills on road [9:39 PM]
AP reports: 'Teams traveling to the West Coast arrive earlier than normal in an effort to get acclimated to the time change. The Bills, for example, plan to arrive just after noon Saturday, requiring the team to add an extra meal to its itinerary.'
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