Rex Ryan interview with Patriots media goes south in a hurry [1:49 AM]
Boston Globe reports: 'Ryan cited three specific stats — total runs and completions, turnovers, and passer rating differential — and how the Patriots performed when they have an edge in those categories.'
Rex Ryan can't shake off Pats' hex [1:48 AM]
Boston Herald reports: '“I’ll tell you this, we prepare for them the same way we prepare for every team that we face. But do we want to beat them? Absolutely. Do I want to beat them more than any team? Yeah, because they’re the standard. They’ve won. They’re the ones who win the division. To me, that’s why.'
‘D’ needs to get a grip on Bills’ shifty Shady [1:47 AM]
Boston Herald reports: '“He’s definitely improved,” Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor said. “You can tell that he’s playing at his best and he’s playing healthy, making the explosive cuts that you’re used to seeing. He’s out there making plays, out there in the running game and in the passing game.”'
Rex Ryan upset when asked about his 'obsession' with the Patriots [1:46 AM]
Providence Journal reports: 'Throughout the years, Ryan has made it a habit of talking about the Patriots. Even before the Bills played his old team, the New York Jets, last week, Ryan said he hadn’t put much thought into the matchup and said that he always circled the Patriots on the schedule.'
Ryan denyin' a Patriot complex [1:45 AM]
Attleboro Sun Chronicle reports: '"It's no different than any other week," he said. "That's the honest-to-goodness truth. Now the reason they say obsessed, I want what they have. They've won some rings or whatever. I ain't kissing them, but I respect them. I admire the fact that they've been that successful through the years. But that's what I'm chasing. I want to win, man. I mean that's as simple as that. If you really want to be the very best then you've got to go ahead and beat this team. You got to find ways to beat them and that's what drives me. I don't want to just beat some - you know, local school. West Seneca High School."'
QB Tyrod Taylor remains potent two-way threat for Bills [1:44 AM]
Worcester Telegram and Gazette reports: '“I’m still just progressing, working on some of the things that can be touched up,” Taylor said. “My game definitely isn’t perfect, I’m striving each and every day to get better as a pocket passer, being a leader, being a guy the offense leans on, everything."'
Rex Ryan is very upset with the New England Patriots media [1:43 AM]
Springfield Republican reports: 'After another follow-up, Ryan told the reporter to do his homework, which prompted the question: Why are you mad at us?'
Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan on New England Patriots: 'I want what they have' [1:42 AM]
Springfield Republican reports: '"I have a history with them, but I mean of course they want to bury me," Ryan said to Buffalo reporters on Thursday. "I mean no question they want to beat me. But this is nothing to do with me, it has something to do with our team. You know yeah they want to put us away, there is no question. When you look at it from their perspective, right now we are second in the division. So it is like of course they are going try to do whatever they can, just like we are going to do whatever we can."'
What They're Saying: Buffalo Bills [1:41 AM]
Patriots.com reports: '"With somebody like (Tom) Brady, no matter who they put out there he knows who to go to and where to put the ball and it’s still going to be a tough challenge. It doesn’t matter who they have at receiver as long as they have number 12 out there he’s going to get the job done so we’ve got to bring our ‘A’ game."'
McCoy, Williams provide Bills' ground-game a 1-2 punch [1:40 AM]
AP reports: '"I try not to worry about it," said Williams, who has five touchdowns rushing and two receiving in between missing three games because of a concussion. "I'll be blessed that it keeps happening. But if it doesn't, then that's fine. I just want to go out there and get a win."'
Bills-Patriots Preview [1:39 AM]
AP reports: '"I know we have improved as a football team," said Ryan, whose club has won three of four on the road. "How much have we improved? We are going to find out on Monday."'
Ryan concedes AFC East title [1:38 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: '"Does (winning) give us an opportunity to win the division? No," Ryan said matter-of-factly. "They are going to win the division. I don't see them losing four games, you know, in the upcoming things. I hope I'm wrong, but I don't see it happening."'
Bills RB Williams perfect complement to McCoy [1:37 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: '"Just in camp," said McCoy. "I mean the plays he's made. Bigger back. A lot of bigger backs aren't as explosive as Karlos. Karlos has explosion to him and he does different things outside of the box. So he can do a lot and I mean G-Ro (offensive coordinator Greg Roman) will really utilize him in the best ways."'
Week 11 Preview: Bills at Patriots [1:36 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: 'Patriots 26-19.'
Bills' Rex Ryan on Patriots: 'Of course they want to bury me' [1:35 AM]
ESPN reports: '"Of course they want to bury me," Ryan said Thursday. "No question they want to beat me. But this is nothing to do with me, it's something to do with our team. Yeah, they want to put us away, there's no question. When you look at it from their perspective, right now we're second in the division, so of course they're gonna try to do whatever they can.'
Rex: ''I want what Patriots have'' [1:34 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Then, when asked if he’s obsessed with the Super Bowl champions, he said, although it’s “no different than any other week…..I want what they have. They’ve won some rings or whatever. I won’t be kissing them, but I respect them. I admire the fact they’ve been that successful through the years, but that’s what I’m chasing.”'
Patriots Game Preview [1:33 AM]
Bills Daily reports: 'Patriots 30, Bills 24.'
Will Gronk pick up the slack for Patriots? [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“It’s definitely a lot of obstacles to overcome, and it’s not easy to do,” Gronkowski said Wednesday during a conference call. “It’s not like you just turn a switch on and someone replaces them just like that … it takes time. Everyone has to come together, go out to practice, feel the chemistry out with each other and make sure everyone is paying attention, that they know what they’re doing going out to practice, making sure you’re blocking the right guy, getting the right guy and working hard together so” when game day comes, “everyone is on the same page, we’re executing as an offense and we can keep on doing what we’ve been doing.”'
Bills’ secondary seeks redemption in rematch against Brady [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“Of course,” said safety Duke Williams. “When someone puts up numbers like that on a defense like ours, it’s a concern. We’re better than we were then. We went back, watched film, watched our mistakes and figured out what we need to do better. And we’re going to get it done on Monday.”'
Jones becomes defensive force for Patriots [1:57 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"I think he's doing a great job," Dunbar said. "The things we're seeing, he's getting acclimated to as far as the quarterback getting the ball out of his hands. But he's a big, big athletic kid who's playing well. And I think the guys gravitate to him. Kyle is not in there so he's basically become our ringleader and he's done a great job."'
Vic Carucci's 3 Bills thoughts: Toning down the emotion, making progress, missing Kyle Williams [1:56 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'So far, it seems as if Rex Ryan is taking a less emotional approach to facing the Patriots this time.'
Penalties are killing the NFL [1:55 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'It begins with the rules. Not only are there too many, there are too many that no one understands, and at the very top of the list is the definition of what a pass reception is. I'm not sure the geniuses at Harvard, Yale, or MIT can figure it out, let alone the rest of us.'
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.'
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