Bills Rally For 14-13 Win In Tennessee [1:24 AM]
Bills Daily reports: 'This one was ugly but there was a lot to learn about this team from it. Taylor was having his worst game of the year but showed toughness and gutted it out. He then made plays down the stretch when he had to for his first comeback win of his career. Let's hope he has many more in him. If the Bills are going to be a playoff team they have to win games even when they struggle against inferior opponents. There is a lot not to like in this game but the W is what is most important and they showed some moxy in getting it.'
Solid Defensive Effort Kept The Bills In The Game [1:23 AM]
Bills Daily reports: 'Rex Ryan wanted to get the penalties under control and the team jumped offsides on the opening kickoff. They were only slightly better as they were penalized 7 times for 62 yards. The team came out flat and he takes some heat for that.'
Rex Ryan's undisciplined Bills beat Titans with attitude [1:22 AM]
NFL.com reports: 'Tyrod Taylor did not have a great game statistically, but emotionally, his ability to come back from a serious hit, miss one play and then nail Chris Hogan on a 46-yard rope to set up the game-winning touchdown. On that drive, he also caught a trick pass in traffic. It's unbelievable how criminally overlooked Taylor was over the years given the absolute lack of quality starters.'
Bills squeak past Titans, 14-13 [1:21 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Stephon Gilmore came off his coverage assignment to come back to a pass down the left sideline intended for Kendall Wright and picked off his second pass in as many games with 1:32 remaining to seal the win.'
Tyrod Taylor instrumental in comeback win [1:20 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“(Our) quarterback has the biggest heart,” Ryan said. “He’s tough, he’s courageous. Man, it was tough sledding, but he has guts. At the end of the day he’s the reason we won the game.”'
Wristbands help remind Bills to keep emotions in check [1:19 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“We just tried to stay focused and tried to stick with what we wanted to do, and not give them any big plays and things like that,” said Graham. “You’ll have ups and downs out there, obviously, some penalties and things that didn’t go our way. You just got to hold your composure. You can’t lose it. You can’t find a way to give them extra yards and when it’s all said and done, you have to make plays and win the game.”'
What they’re saying: Bills-Titans postgame quotes [1:18 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'I love it, I loved the fact that we wanted to be on the field at the end of the game on defense. We weren’t afraid. Sometimes the guys get nervous about it and they don’t convert on third down and our guys couldn’t wait to get on that field and that’s the sign of a good team, a good defense, so I was excited about that. I loved the way the offense responded. We had 50 yards at halftime, that was ugly, there’s no question that was ugly. But it ended up being beautiful at the end. We just kept fighting and kept hanging in there. Was a lot of it based on individual effort? It was absolutely was, and we will take it.'
Fifteen years later, the ‘Miracle’ lingers on for Bills [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“It’s almost like a curse,” kicker Steve Christie said. “I don’t need to tell you. Look at the team’s record since that game. Look at all the coaches we’ve had. Look at the GMs. Look at the personnel upstairs, management, everything.”'
Bills need this win to avoid crisis mode [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The Titans were 2-14 last season, which tied them for the worst record in the NFL and earned them the right to choose second overall in the draft. But if you asked Titans fans if they would swap rosters with the Bills right now, I suspect the majority of them would reply without hesitation, “No thanks.”'
Jay Skurski’s scouting report: Time for Bills to unleash rush and put heat on Mariota [1:57 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Buffalo 23, Tennessee 19.'
Bills get passing grades for first four games [1:56 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'All that ground and pound talk we heard from the Bills in the offseason really hasn't come to fruition.'
Three and Out: Bills-Titans game preview [1:55 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'Can highly touted rookie Marcus Mariota survive an angry Bills defense? Buffalo's highly regarded line has come under fire because it has not played to the level of expectation that was set by coach Rex Ryan. Ryan bombastically stated that his defense would be the best in the NFL this year, and it certainly has not been that.'
How rookie CB Ronald Darby has exceed Buffalo Bills' expectations through one month [1:54 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: '"The season's still young," Darby said sheepishly. "I just want to be able to finish real strong. I've been doing real good, so there's high expectations towards me now."'
5 things to watch in Bills - Titans [1:53 AM]
WKBW-TV reports: 'Equally as big a matchup is how the Bills game plan for defensive tackle Jurrell Casey, who is one of the best players in the league no one has heard of.'
Suddenly, Bills’, Ryan’s credibility will be tested [4:37 PM]
Olean Times Herald reports: 'Buffalo has been flagged 47 times — and that doesn’t include the handful which have been declined — and the next closest team has 38.'
After ‘scary’ injury, a change in Williams’ mindset [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“I had to pass the doctors’ tests before I could even practice,” said Williams, who is listed as probable for the game. “I had to show I could turn my head a certain way. Do I feel pinching in this? Do I feel this pain in that? There was a lot of stuff that they did. They really took precaution with my injury and wanted to make sure I was ready to come back.”'
All eyes on Mariota, Taylor [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Marcus Mariota feels like a rookie quarterback making only his fourth NFL start. The Bills’ defense should be preparing for a feast. Young, inexperienced quarterbacks aren’t supposed to be any match for a unit whose intention is to create chaos and confusion for the guy under center and the guys protecting him. And this, at least logically, is a game where Rex Ryan and defensive coordinator Dennis Thurman don’t think twice about unloading their wide array of blitz packages all over Mariota.'
Safety net, counting on RB depth, Music City Miracle memory [1:57 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Williams is one of the NFL's better players at his position. Part of that is because his replacement, Bacarri Rambo, is likely to miss Sunday's game with a quad injury. Most of it, however, is because safeties are so integral to the success of Ryan's scheme.'
Manny Lawson loves architecture, a science 'nerd,' was born with six fingers [1:56 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'How long did you have the sixth finger? I didn’t have it long at all. Right after birth, right then and there, it got dealt with. String. Let it droop and die. And then just cut it off.'
Photographer Smith was in right places at right time [1:55 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“Ron and I were always competitors,” Smith recalled. “We both got the shot of O.J. scoring his 2,003 yards except mine showed his shoes he was wearing and I got paid $10,000 for that picture. I thought Ron was going to go out of his mind when he found out.”'
Bills fullback Jerome Felton thrives on contact [1:54 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: '"When I smash it in there, get a knockdown to spring a running back, I get happiness from that," said Felton, who signed a four-year free agent contract with the Bills in March after three successful seasons in Minnesota, one of which resulted in a Pro Bowl invitation when he helped Adrian Peterson gain 2,097 yards in 2012. "It's definitely something I've acquired throughout the years."'
Three and Out: Bills-Titans game preview [1:53 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'Bills 26, Titans 16.'
Fred Jackson: Bills GM Doug Whaley told me 'I didn't have anything to worry about' [1:52 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: '"No, it's not an easy move," Whaley said. "It wasn't. He's been the heart and soul of not only our team but the community. It's one of those things where we decided it something we had to do and especially the timing we thought would be best for him and obviously look, he went out to Seattle and everything. But to say I acted alone ... that would be irresponsible for me to do something without informing the coaches, the owners, the running back coach, the offensive coordinator."'
Why Rex Ryan's Buffalo Bills defense isn't 'underwhelming' the way some think [1:51 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'The Patriots game skewed things a bit, but the Bills aren't off to a much different start than they were a year ago. The sack number is a bit lower, but that may have something to do with the fact that quarterbacks are getting rid of the ball in an average of 1.7 seconds against Buffalo.'
Bills might call newcomer Herron's number vs.Titans [1:50 AM]
Toronto Sun reports: 'But here’s the thing about Dixon: He has injury issues of his own, nursing a calf ailment. Running backs coach Anthony Lynn even said he isn’t sure how far Dixon will be able to go against the Titans.'
Punter Brett Kern Witnessed Big Moments in Bills History [1:49 AM]
TitansOnline.com reports: '“I really liked watching Jim Kelly and Thurman Thomas and Bruce Smith and Andre Reed,’’ Kern said. “Steve Tasker, Don Beebe, all those guys, they were a fun team to watch. To see them go to four Super Bowls, it was pretty cool to see growing up.”'
Bills DE Hughes gets double fine from NFL [1:48 AM]
AP reports: 'Hughes, who has a history of verbally admonishing game officials, was fined $23,152 Friday for abusive language toward an official. He also was docked $8,681 for unnecessary roughness for head-butting Giants rookie tackle Ereck Flowers.'
Bills running back McCoy says he could miss 3 more games [1:47 AM]
AP reports: '"Yeah, I think I just made it worse," McCoy said, sitting at his locker. "I'd rather come back 100 percent and get the player that everybody was expecting instead of being out there on one leg. That's truth."'
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