Oh yes, it's good to be Gronk [1:54 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: '“The only mission we’re on right now is the Buffalo Bills, doing our best and being mentally and physically ready when it comes to Monday night to face a very good and competitive Buffalo Bills football team,’’ said the New England Patriots larger-than-life, fun-loving and most excellent 26-year-old tight end during a conference call with sportswriters Wednesday.'
Bills safety Rambo wins AFC defensive honor [1:53 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'The third-year pro out of Georgia is the second Bill to win AFC defensive player of the week this season, joining linebacker Preston Brown who had an interception return for a touchdown in Week 3 against Miami. Rambo is the first Bills defensive back to bring home defensive player of the week honors since safety Jairus Byrd in Week 6 of the 2012 season.'
First Super Season Week 11: Blanking the hapless Pats [1:52 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'Rookie CB J.D. Williams, who was making his first NFL start because Kirby Jackson was out with hamstring injury, made an end zone interception with 1:51 left that preserved a 7-0 lead. Thurman Thomas then ran for career-long 80-yard TD on the next play to put the game away.'
Buffalo Bills make a wish come true [1:51 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'On Nov. 6, he arrived at the Bills’ practice facility in a limo with his family and he signed an official employment agreement with the NFL team.'
Bills vs. Patriots on Monday Night Football brings up bad memories for Leodis McKelvin [1:50 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: '"That's a memory in my head because it's something that happened, and something happened after the game that made it more memorable other than me just fumbling the ball," McKelvin said Tuesday as the Bills prepared to play the Patriots on Monday Night Football for the first time since that game. "I've fumbled the ball a couple times in my 25 years of playing football. It happens. That was just one of the critical moments of the game."
Bills have Giant plans for Tom Brady [1:49 AM]
Boston Herald reports: '“I think we’ve learned from the mistakes that were made in the Giants game. Now we have to put them to use in the Buffalo game,” guard Josh Kline said yesterday. “They have a lot of guys that can cause problems up front. Rex (Ryan) is a good coach. They’ll be a lot of problems we’ll have to solve on Monday.”'
Brady knows Patriots will have to be ready for anything in Bills rematch [1:48 AM]
Providence Journal reports: 'The Rex Ryan-coached Bills didn’t blitz Brady as much as most everyone expected when they met in September, although they did sack him twice and officially hit him another three times.'
Patriots offense preparing for impressive Buffalo Bills rookie CB Ronald Darby [1:47 AM]
Springfield Republican reports: '"I think they're both playing very well," Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said on Wednesday. "They've been in on a lot of plays. They've made a lot of plays breaking up passes. They tackle well. They do a good job of hitting the receivers, re-routing them at the line of scrimmage. They're good. They're a really solid defensive football team, but that position has been very strong for them this year."'
Rex, Bills ready to prove how far they've come since week 2 loss to Pats [1:46 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Cornerback Stephon Gilmore agrees with Ryan’s assessment about the communication improving on defense. “I just think we’re getting used to each other, used to the coaches,” he said. “With new coaches coming in, we’re just getting used to how everybody likes playing, just go out there and just know each other.”'
Rambo named AFC Defensive Player of the Week [1:45 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Rambo posted a game-sealing interception late in the fourth quarter, as well as a fumble recovery and two forced fumbles—including one returned for a touchdown by fellow safety Duke Williams in the Bills 22-17 win.'
Brady impressed by Bills defensive improvements [1:44 AM]
WKBW-TV reports: '"I was a little disappointed from my study to see that they are playing as well as they were. That's part of it. You're going to go up against good players, and they have good players. We've got to still figure out how to move the ball down the field."'
Sammy Watkins remembers ''Snowvember'' [1:43 AM]
WKBW-TV reports: '"It was insane for me, because I never really experienced a snow storm or been in snow, so I was kind of amazed when it first started dropping,” he said. “Then I woke up and I'm like, wait, like something seriously is wrong."'
LeSean McCoy likes Monday night lights [1:42 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“LeSean McCoy is playing very, very well right now in both the run and the passing game,” said New England defensive coordinator Matt Patricia. “This guy is dynamic. He’s explosive. [He’s" target="_blank"> very quick, very fast. [He" target="_blank"> can take the ball to the edge and can cut it back on a dime. He’s got a great jump-cut. His ability to make people miss in space is the best in the league. This is a guy that’s been very productive for them, a guy that looks obviously like he’s healthy and at full-strength and very dynamic so they’re doing a good job with him in the run game.”'
Bills S Bacarri Rambo named AFC Defensive Player of the Week [1:41 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'A third-year player out of Georgia, Rambo is the second Bill to win AFC defensive player of the week this season—joining Preston Brownwhose week three performance earned him the honors. Rambo is the first Bills defensive back to bring home defensive player of the week honors since S Jairus Byrd in week six of the 2012 season.'
For Bills, Woods finds himself in a new role [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“That’s my role here — blocking receiver,” Woods said. “Get these guys going. Other teams, other roles, everything’s different. But this role here for me is to get these guys free.”'
Despite his super-fast throws, Bills need to focus on Brady [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"If he throws for 800 yards, if that happens, I'll join my brother," said Ryan, referencing Rob who was fired by the Saints. "Brady will try to do that, you watch. There's always different things and each team goes through injuries. Do they affect you and things like that? Apparently, they're not supposed to affect our team but they're supposed to affect everybody else's. I'll leave it at that."'
A year ago, Bills pull off win despite epic storm [1:57 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“I woke up Wednesday morning, getting ready to go to practice, and I couldn’t open my door,” defensive tackle Corbin Bryant said. “I was panicking, like ‘Oh, man, I’m going to be late.’ But then they sent out a text that said practice was canceled. Nobody could get out."'
Dareus misses practice; Kyle Williams out [1:56 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The Bills aren't required to release an injury report until later in the week, but Ryan all but declared that defensive tackle Kyle Williams will be out against New England. Williams has missed the past three games because of a knee injury suffered in Week Six against Cincinnati.'
Bills defense gets a mulligan against Patriots [1:55 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: '"I don't know about that, but 466 yards, I know New England is looking forward to this game," Ryan quipped.'
Rex: Ryan reunion sounds fun, but unlikely [1:54 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: '"He's going to take some time and get away from it a little, which is good, but I haven't thought about that," Rex said Tuesday afternoon following the Bills' short practice at One Bills Drive as they began getting ready for the showdown against New England.'
Sammy Watkins on big catch against Darrelle Revis: 'That's what the elite guys do' [1:53 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: '"I kind of knew what he wanted to do to me," Watkins said. "I kind of knew how he was playing me, what I had to do. I just trusted. That's one thing I do, I watch a lot of film on guys. We just have to trust in film and go by that film. The film don't lie."'
Would Buffalo Bills' Rex Ryan consider hiring his recently fired brother Rob Ryan? [1:52 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: '"A lot of things would have to ... I mean I'll never say never, that's for sure," Rex said. "We kind of purposely set a path going to different teams. He's his own man, I'm my own man, and we purposely set that path. With that being said, I ain't gonna lie to you: I think it'd be pretty fun. If it could help, obviously you'd consider it, but he'd have to consider it as well. You know, we've got great coaches already here. But we'll see."'
Rex Ryan on Syracuse's near-upset of Clemson at Carrier Dome: 'Not good' [1:51 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: '"Not good," Ryan said. "Syracuse played a great game. I was expecting my kid to get a little (playing time) at wideout and all that stuff, and he didn't. He still did his job and all that stuff, but I was wanting some playing time at receiver. Syracuse had other plans. They played a really good game."'
Rex Ryan has more love for Bill Belichick, Tom Brady [1:50 AM]
Boston Herald reports: 'Ryan was also asked about Brady, whose 466 passing yards in the Patriots' Week 2 win in Buffalo were the second most of his career and the most against the Bills in their franchise's history. "That one was hard to fathom. That has never happened to me before," Ryan said, adding that the Patriots are "arguably the best team in football right now" and have "the best offense in the league, with the best quarterback."'
Buffalo Bills a different team than when Patriots first faced in Week 2 [1:49 AM]
Springfield Republican reports: '"I think that there are certainly a number of examples of Buffalo doing a lot of different things," Belichick said on Tuesday. "There are plenty of examples of them blitzing, there are plenty of examples of them with a three-man rush, so I think you've got to be ready for everybody to come or three guys to come and everywhere in between. They mix it up, even in any given game, there may be more or a higher or lesser frequency of one or the other, so you've just got to be ready and that's historically the way it's been playing against [Rex" target="_blank"> Ryan."'
Bills view Patriots game as barometer [1:48 AM]
AP reports: '"I know we have improved as a football team," Ryan said. "How much have we improved? We are going to find out on Monday."'
Ryan to Brady: 'You are going to go gray, pal' [1:47 AM]
CSN New England reports: '"The quarterback never gets worse," Ryan said last week after beating the Jets. "What's wrong with him? That quarterback never gets worse. Like what is wrong with him? You know what I mean? When you get older, you're supposed to get worse. This dude's getting better. Like, it's sick. It's not right. I'm waiting for the wheels to fall off."'
Mario back, Dareus absent to start Bills practice [1:46 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Wide receiver Denarius Moore wasn't at practice Tuesday after missing his flight to Buffalo. Ryan said he will be fined by the team.'
5 Bills practice notes from Nov. 17 [1:45 AM]
WKBW-TV reports: 'During press conferences, it’s usually quite difficult to make Rex Ryan feel awkward when he’s fielding question. The exercise is right in his wheelhouse, but, when asked about the firing of his brother Rob Ryan as defensive coordinator of the New Orleans Saints, and whether or not he’d hire him in Buffalo, the Bills head coach wasn’t as clear and concise as normal.'
An Improved Buffalo Team Gets Another Shot At New England [1:44 AM]
WBZ-AM reports: 'Thanks to recent injuries to running back Dion Lewis and wide receiver Julian Edelman, the Patriots are running out of playmakers on offense. They have not scored more than 27 points in either of the last two games, and now they will face a Bills team that scored 32 points against them earlier in the season. The Bills have beaten the Patriots in Foxboro only once in the past 14 tries, but this game might be closer than people expect.'
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