Bruce Smith Quotes [4:38 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '"It's obvious it's frustrating to everyone on this team from the coach on down and anyone who deals with this organization. Words can't explain how this team feels and how I feel. As far as coming back and playing in front of these fans. It certainly was an emotional experience for me for all the years that I have been here they all have supported my career and I just want to tell them thank-you. It was an honor to be back in this stadium. Also, it was nice to be here when Daryl Talley and to see so many of the individuals that I played with. It was a great treat for me."'
Redskins Lose to Bills 24-7; Changes Coming? [4:37 AM]
Redskins.com reports: 'Buffalo dominated on the ground, rushing for nearly 200 yards. Running back Travis Henry had 167 yards on 31 carries and rushed for two touchdowns, while quarterback Drew Bledsoe was an efficient 19-of-26 for 244 yards and one touchdown.'
Ramsey, Offense Still Adjusting to Blitzes [4:36 AM]
Redskins.com reports: '“Defenses are bringing blitzes and until we find a way to beat it, I think they’re going to continue to do so,” he said.'
Post-Game Quotes [4:35 AM]
Redskins.com reports: '"They moved the ball pretty well the whole game and we never really did. They dominated the whole game, but we were in it for a little while there. We actually could have had the lead if we didn’t fumble on the 1-yard line when a guard hit Patrick as he was trying the handoff. Give Buffalo credit, the way they played and the effort they gave, their going to beat us 19 out of 20 times no matter how many breaks they got."'
Bills Trounce Redskins, 24-7 [8:08 PM]
Redskins.com reports: 'It was a disappointing loss overall for the team, as Buffalo rushed for nearly 200 yards. Patrick Ramsey struggled throughout and ended the game 9-of-26 for 115 yards. He left the game in the fourth quarter with an injury and did not return to action.'
Bills 24, Redskins 7 [7:22 PM]
AP reports: 'All at once, Henry made a case for himself and defused the criticism directed at Bills coach Gregg Williams, who took a lot of the blame for his team's lackadaisical efforts.'
Buffalo 24, Washington 7 [7:21 PM]
Sportsticker reports: 'They came to see Bruce Smith rush the passer. Instead, they watched Travis Henry run over the Washington Redskins.'
Bills WR Moulds misses second straight game [4:16 PM]
AP reports: 'Moulds, the Bills' leading receiver, was scratched after he spent about 30 minutes on the field warming up and catching passes with quarterback Drew Bledsoe before Buffalo's game against Washington.'
Moulds won't play against Redskins [4:15 PM]
The Sports Network reports: 'Moulds also missed last Sunday's 30-3 loss to the New York Jets.'
Bills-Redskins Pregame Notebook [3:18 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: Talley was selected by the Bills in the second round of the 1983 draft out of West Virginia. He played 12 seasons with Buffalo and is one of just 10 individuals to play at least a dozen seasons with the Bills. A long-time fixture on the Bills defense of the late 80s and early 90s, his 188 regular season games played rank as the fifth-most in team history while his 1,137 tackles rank second and 38.5 sacks rank fifth.
Bills fans keep Redskins up all night [3:18 PM]
Stadiumwall.com reports: 'Their whole floor, with the exception of their room, is 'Skins players and coaches, and Gary and Danny stayed up until 3AM with the TV cranked up and running up and down the hallway yelling at the top of their lungs, barely dodging Adams Mark Security by ducking into an engineering/housekeeping closet. Seems Chris Samuels got the worst of it, as his room is directly next door to theirs.'
Spurrier, Bills searching for same thing: offense [9:10 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"I'm embarrassed by the games we've lost," said center Trey Teague.'
Desperation's in the air for Bills and 'Skins [9:09 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The winner today will put itself back in the playoff picture. The loser won't be eliminated from postseason contention, but its task will be a little bit harder.'
When the Bills run [9:08 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Bills respond to challenge with 24-20 win.'
Today''s key matchup [9:07 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Bills cornerback Nate Clements against Redskins wide receiver Laveranues Coles.'
Bills are waving a white flag unless they ax head coach [9:06 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'My guess? The Bills stick with Williams and concede the season.'
More than the sum of his stats [9:05 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"It means a lot to me," he said. "You got to think about it. The Buffalo Bills have 43 years of tradition, and I'm just the 20th inductee, the 15th player. Think about it. When I first got in the NFL there were 1,600 jobs. To be in the realm of those players is quite an honor. I can't wait. I don't think anyone can take as many memories away from that stadium as I did."'
Plan spaghetti dinner [9:04 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The board of directors of Sandy Beach Yacht Club Women's Organization will sponsor a spaghetti dinner today during halftime of the Buffalo Bills vs. Washington Redskins.'
A Bills reunion and, team hopes, a rebirth [5:15 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'The Bills now rank last in total yards and rushing yards and 18th in passing yards and points scored. Buffalo has converted just 15 of its last 54 third-down tries and Bledsoe has been sacked 17 times during the club’s four-game slide.'
Bruuuuuuuce [5:14 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'One scout recently said: “Bruce Smith is just limping toward that sack record. The first four games, he seemed to be pumped up, but the last two weeks he looks bad.”'
Q&A: Mark Campbell [5:13 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'Explain what the violence in the NFL is really like?
“It’s a sequence of car crashes. I think I read Tiki Barber or Ronde Barber say that the following day you get out of bed slowly and you do a body part check. That’s kind of what it’s like. You don’t know what’s going to hurt the following day. All of a sudden you get out of bed and your back hurts and you don’t remember how it happened.”'
Smith and ‘Skins looking to sack Bills and Bledsoe [5:12 AM]
Olean Times Herald reports: 'For the Bills, of course, the real issue isn’t Smith, but rather getting back on track offensively.'
Will Jets’ game be Buffalo’s wake-up call? [5:11 AM]
Olean Times Herald reports: 'But a similar loss today, in front of a sellout home crowd with Super Bowl era icon Darryl Talley going on the Wall of Fame, might convince president/general manager Tom Donahoe he has to do something.'
Smith's Gig: Alto Sacks [5:10 AM]
Washington Post reports: 'Former Bills coach Marv Levy isn't surprised that Smith is not voluble about the record. Once in Buffalo, Smith requested that the club's video coordinator provide film on the opponents' third-down situations and all the sweeps by left tackles, but asked him not to inform the coaching staff of his request. But Levy, who coached Smith for 12 seasons, found out. When Levy asked Smith how often he studied film, Smith was reticent. "He said, 'No more than anybody else, coach,' " Levy recalled Friday, chuckling. "He didn't want us to know for some reason. He was a closet studier."'
Redskins need win to avoid panic [5:09 AM]
Washington Times reports: '"We hope he gets the record," Buffalo coach Gregg Williams said. "We just hope he doesn't get it this week."'
Redskins' road gets tougher against Bills [5:08 AM]
Baltimore Sun reports: 'That, however, changed over the next four games. Henry and Moulds got injured, and opponents began pounding the Bills' defense with the run.'
Skins mirror Bills [5:07 AM]
Richmond Times Dispatch reports: 'For the first time this season, the Redskins will face a mirror image of themselves when they line up to play the Bills today at Ralph Wilson Stadium.'
Mr. Smith goes back to Buffalo [5:06 AM]
Newport News Daily Press reports: 'Smith is certain to receive a warm welcome from the fans after recording 171 of his 196.5 sacks during his 15-year career with the Bills. He acknowledged that it would be special to break the record with two sacks today, but he insisted he was more concerned with winning.'
'Skins' Smith back in search of sacks [5:05 AM]
Fredericksburg Free Lance Star reports: 'Now 40, Smith has clearly lost a step from his burgeoning days as a Bill. He was expected to be a backup this year, but a strong preseason led Redskins coaches to keep him a starter. "He still has all the great moves that he's developed over the years," Bledsoe said. "He looks like he's still a formidable guy even though he's getting up there a bit."'
Bad news Bills see hope [5:04 AM]
Boston Herald reports: 'When the Bills used the first-round pick they acquired in the Peerless Price trade to select McGahee in April, observers wondered what the Bills were thinking. They already had Travis Henry, who rushed for 1,438 yards last season. They had signed former Bronco Olandis Gary as a free agent. And at the time, few thought McGahee would be able to play until the 2004 season. Nobody's questioning the widsom of that move now.'
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