Bills defenders: No contact? No good [5:20 AM]
D and C reports: '“I thought he had good coverage, I thought he put his hands up when the receiver put his hands up, but the ref that caught it was behind him,” said cornerback Antoine Winfield, who has three of the aforementioned penalties this season to rank second on the Bills behind Watson. “I don’t know how he could see if there was any contact up front.”'
Is something wrong with the Bills' offense? [5:19 AM]
D and C reports: 'However, film study is an art form and Bill Belichick and Dick Vermeil came up with effective plans to slow him down. Now we will see if Bledsoe and Buffalo offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride have a counter-attack.'
Bills replay: Week 11 [5:18 AM]
D and C reports: 'However, Buffalo’s 1-2 record in division games and 2-5 mark in conference games makes its road to a playoff berth far more arduous.'
Sacked for a loss [5:17 AM]
Pittsburg Morning Sun reports: 'I honestly don't know how or when I became a Bills fan. I followed the team religiously, even before they became kings of the AFC in the early 90's. I remember writing letters to the organization and getting bumper stickers and team photos a few weeks later in the mail. And, yes, I still have them. Heck, my entry in the fourth-grade Halloween painting contest was a pumpkin-turned-Bills helmet.'
Yellow flags are red flags for undisciplined Bills [11:22 PM]
AP reports: '''This is a game of inches. And yesterday, we gave up yards, and it cost us ultimately.'''
Bills sign DE Marcus Jones [7:20 PM]
UPI reports: 'The Bills have registered just 21 sacks in 10 games.'
Bills sign DE Marcus Jones [6:46 PM]
Sportsticker reports: 'To make room for Jones, the Bills released tight end Corey Geason and Ula Tuitele, who both played primarily on special teams.'
Bills bolster pass rush by signing DE Jones [6:16 PM]
AP reports: 'Jones, coming off surgery to repair torn cartilage in his left knee, joins the Bills six weeks after he was released by Tampa Bay. It wasn't immediately known when he would be able to begin playing for Buffalo, although he was added to the team's active roster.'
Marcus Jones Bio [5:54 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: A veteran pass rushing specialist who has experience playing at every position across the defensive line … Ranks seventh on the club's all-time sack list with 24 career sacks … Savvy talent who has unmatched power and speed … Lined up at LDE in 2001 to make room for Simeon Rice after playing on the right side the prior two seasons (1999-2000.
Bills Sign Marcus Jones; Release Geason and Tuitele [5:28 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: The Bills announced that the team has signed veteran defensive end Marcus Jones. In addition, the team has released tight end Corey Geason and linebacker Ula Tuitele.
Reader Advocate [4:22 PM]
Salt Lake City Tribune reports: 'Kragthorpe failed to disclose that his brother, Steve, who coaches the quarterbacks for the Buffalo Bills, has been mentioned as a replacement for McBride.'
Bills fall but TV ratings remain high [3:06 PM]
Business First of Buffalo reports: 'Season-long TV ratings for Bills' games in Buffalo are running more than 30 percent above last season's figures and are among the highest in an NFL market-by-market comparison.'
Meltdown in Kansas City [3:05 PM]
Olean Times Herald reports: 'If the Buffalo Bills fail to make the playoffs in this season of overwhelming NFL parity, they will look back on an opportunity lost in Week 11.'
Bills left to ponder killer penalty [3:04 PM]
Olean Times Herald reports: '“We just have to live with it,” he said. “The ref made the call ... that’s what he saw. But it’s a hard bullet to bite.'
Bills-Chiefs Notebook [3:03 PM]
Olean Times Herald reports: 'Offensive guard Victor Allotey made Buffalo’s 53-man roster for three seasons (1998-2000) but was inactive for 47 of 50 games (including two playoffs). He was signed by Kansas City, made the active roster for one game last year and all 10 games this season but has been inactive for every one. Allotey has now been in the league for five seasons, is vested in the NFL’s retirement fund, has been inactive for 58 of his 61 games and hasn’t played a down in the league.'
Bonehead blunders botch Bills bid [1:10 PM]
Niagara Falls Reporter reports: 'If Buffalo winds up a single game shy of a playoff spot, some Bills fans will blame MacAulay's painfully zealous crew. Their conspiracy-minded brethren may even dredge up the old "the NFL hates Buffalo because it's a small-market" theory. Both groups may take some consolation from their rationalizing, but they'll be wrong. If the faithful need scapegoats to help them come to terms with an otherwise unexplainable and unwarranted loss, here are a pair of names -- Ron Edwards and Peerless Price.'
Kansas City Chiefs rally for 17-16 victory over Buffalo Bills [1:06 PM]
canada.com reports: Chiefs quarterback Trent Green, not known for his mobility, darted nine yards up the middle for the go-ahead touchdown with 4:45 to play. "A lane opened up, so I took off," he said. "Then I saw those guys closing hard. So I just closed my eyes and dove as hard as I could."
Week 11 Bills vs. Chiefs Photos [12:53 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: Photos from Sunday's Bills/Chiefs Game
Chiefs deny Bledsoe down the stretch [12:45 PM]
ESPN reports: Question on the Bills: What's happened to their offense in the past two games?
It's difficult to keep up offensive momentum when the season changes from October to November to December. No matter where you play (except for San Diego or a domed stadium), you'll face weather conditions that will challenge your productivity. Also, teams are preparing better for the Bills. But the change in weather will affect many offenses as the season continues.
Game Notebook vs. Kansas City Chiefs [12:42 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: Buffalo’s 8:42 drive in the third quarter was the team’s longest since a 10:55 drive at Minnesota on 10/22/00 (resulted in a 25-yard Steve Christie FG)…the Bills had three drives of 15 plays at Kansas City, marking the first time that has happened since 1988 when drive distances started being kept officially. The only other time the team had two drives of 15-or-more plays in a game was 11/10/96 at Philadelphia when the Bills had 16 and 15-play drives.
Bills Geography: Lesson #10 [12:41 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: With new activities, player features, and trivia each week, Buffalo Bills Geography is a fun way to learn about bodies of water, latitude and longitude, and much more. It's also a great way to find out interesting facts about your favorite Bills players.
High School Coach Of The Week - Week 11 [12:40 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: The eleventh and final Buffalo Bills' high school football "Coach of the Week" for the 2002 season will be awarded after the final weekend of play (Nov. 28-30) in the 2002 season. Therefore there is no winner for this week.
Chiefs 17, Bills 16 - Video Highlights [10:00 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: Drew Bledsoe was 24 of 36 for 225 yards and became only the fifth man in NFL history to pass for more than 3,000 yards in his first 10 games but it wasn't enough as the Bills lost to the Kansas City Chiefs, 17-16.
Surviving on the Corner [9:16 AM]
KCChiefs.com reports: 'Warfield baited Drew Bledsoe into throwing the ball. He knew the Bills quarterback wanted to go deep. He also knew he could stay with Buffalo receiver Peerless Price. So he backed off on the coverage a bit. “I wanted Drew to think he was open,” Warfield said. “I wanted him to throw that ball up, because I knew I could get it.”'
Tough loss under yellow flags [9:07 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '...they let a winnable game get away on the road.'
Red-zone failures sink Bills [9:06 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'If someone had told Gregg Williams his defense would hold Priest Holmes to 3.4 yards a carry, Tony Gonzalez would manage just two catches and Travis Henry would gain 164 total yards, the Bills coach would have packed a couple of bottles of Dom Perignon for the plane ride home. "It feels like one got away," said Bills defensive end Chidi Ahanotu.'
Bills waste Henry's productive day [9:05 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The Bills made him the focal point of the offense Sunday and he delivered, averaging a robust 5.3 yards on 24 carries. He also had 38 yards on four pass receptions.'
Bills didn't make the big plays when they had to [9:05 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"We're going to fight hard. This is not over." No, but it's not looking all that promising, either.'
Chiefs' defense catches on to routes of Moulds, Price [9:04 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The game plan forced Bills quarterback Drew Bledsoe to be more patient and settle for shorter throws over the middle.'
Monday Billboard [9:03 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The Bills were credited with 101 yards of total offense during a third-quarter drive, thanks to three penalties. And they came away with only a field goal.'
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