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Buffalo Bills News - October 4, 2015

Marker A depressing Bills Sunday [6:17 PM]
WGR-AM reports: 'So far, we've seen the Bills dominate an Indianapolis team that is no better than average, at least when it plays outside the AFC South. The Bills crushed what looks more and more like a pathetic Dolphins team. But Buffalo was smacked around by New England, the AFC's elite, and played a stinker against a Giants team that is better than the Colts but not at the Patriots level.'

Marker Bills' Ryan is proud of his team [6:16 PM]
WGR-AM reports: '"Give me a team that's got some fight and will compete to the very end, right, wrong or indifferent, no matter how good the officiating is or whatever. It makes no difference to me. I'll take a team with some competitive fight and some spirit. Is 17 penalties ridiculous? Absolutely, 100 percent it's ridiculous, and so you say what you want, but I'll take a team that'll fight. I'm proud of this team, and we'll keep fighting. Eventually we'll find a way to win. Eventually we'll find a way to eliminate penalties."'

Marker Bills coach Rex Ryan takes dig at reporters, says he's proud of team despite 17 penalties [6:15 PM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: '"I don't know," Ryan said. "You guys write the stories, so I guess you'll write it the way you want to write it. The one thing I know for a fact is we've got heart. The discipline thing, I get it. When you have 17 penalties, that's obviously a sign of a lack of discipline. That's not the real deal, but hey, it's a free country, write what you believe."'

Marker Buffalo Bills Week 4 Report Card [6:14 PM]
Auburn Citizen reports: 'If Rex Ryan was "outcoached" against Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots, he was outsmarted by Tom Coughlin and the New York Giants.'

Marker Bills can't take next step in loss to Giants [5:22 PM]
USA Today reports: 'They entered Sunday with an opportunity to show that they had taken the next step – that they could compile consecutive victories in impressive fashion. But they fell flat on their face. Until further notice, it’s the same old Bills.'

Marker Bills Implode In Bad Home Loss [5:11 PM]
Bills Daily reports: 'Rex Ryan didn't have a good day as the team was flat and not ready to play. Penalties were an absolute killer once again. Greg Roman had some terrible playcalling especially on the goal line stand early in the fourth quarter. He didn't move Taylor around enough. Dennis Thurman had his defense playing pretty well but they missed too many tackles and made too many penalties. Grade F: 17 penalties for 135 yards is ridiculous.'

Marker Bills badly miss LeSean McCoy, Sammy Watkins in loss to Giants [4:50 PM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'The Bills had no answer. Playing without LeSean McCoy and Sammy Watkins, their top two offensive players, Buffalo struggled to make big plays. As a result, the Giants controlled the clock and didn't have much fear in Tyrod Taylor and the Bills' offense. The Bills' offense finished the first half with just 78 yards and didn't have a single play go for over 30 yards in the game.'

Marker Inconsistent Bills outclassed by Giants [4:47 PM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'This continues a trend as the Bills were terrific in the opener against the Colts, then awful against the Patriots in Week 2. It adds up to a 2-2 record, and a serenade of "Same old Bills" from those who headed for the exits with seven minutes left.'

Marker Giants Take It To Bills 24-10 [4:46 PM]
Bills Daily reports: 'This game proves once again that a lot can change from week to week in the NFL. The Bills were riding high after their blowout win in Miami. Theycame home and laid an absolute egg against a team they needed to beat. We wrote in oure preview that if they are a playoff contender these are the games they have to win. They didn't win, they didn't even really show up. Since things change from week to week it would be too early to count the Bills out like it was too early to annoint them playoff contenders last week.'

Marker Bills Fall in Ugly Loss to Giants 24-10 [4:45 PM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Buffalo's offense finally began to show signs of life midway through the third quarter as Tyrod Taylor completed two third down passes and got some help from a pass interference penalty to put the team in scoring position. Miscues plagued them again however as a seven yard loss was followed up by missed 30 yard Dan Carpenter field goal to keep the score at 16-3. After the defense came up big, it was the offense again failing to punch it in the end zone on the next possession as a 4th and goal was thwarted at the one yard line.'

Marker Jennings' 51-yard TD helps Giants seal 24-10 win over Bills [4:44 PM]
AP reports: 'The Giants limited Buffalo to a combined 77 yards and two first downs on its first nine possessions. And then the Bills came away with no points on two drives into the red zone.'

Marker Buffalo Bills founder's charity gives $4.2M to cancer center [4:43 PM]
AP reports: 'The donation to the Roswell Park Cancer Center announced last week will establish the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Quality of Life Endowment at the hospital.'

Marker Self-inflicted wounds sink Bills at home vs. Giants [4:42 PM] reports: 'Buffalo had their share of self-inflicted wounds with a missed field goal, a penalty on fourth down that led to a Giants touchdown, a pair of turnovers and a Bills touchdown called back on penalty. It all contributed to a missed opportunity to stack wins after a resounding win over Miami a week earlier.'

Marker Giants 24, Bills 10 [4:40 PM]
The Sports Xchange reports: 'The Giants defense stifled the Bills offense throughout the first half and made a crucial goal line stand early in the fourth quarter in holding Buffalo to its lowest point total of the season. The Bills continued to show a lack of discipline with 16 penalties for a total of 46 this season.'

Marker Bills’ depth will be tested by Giants [10:56 AM]
Olean Times Herald reports: 'The Giants, who blew fourth-quarter leads in losing their first two games before beating Washington last week, are a challenge because they’re holding opposing offenses to 75 rushing yards per game. But, alas, there’s a huge asterisk on that stat. New York is giving up the second-most yards of any NFL defense and has surrendered the most passing yards … meaning its foes haven’t needed to run.'

Marker Florida State making impact on Bills’ roster [10:56 AM]
Olean Times Herald reports: '“It’s comfortability,” he said. “Since Day 1 when I got to the locker room … very comfortable. Tony, Nigel, me, Sanborn, Nick, Darby, EJ, there’s a lot of us in here so it’s very comfortable. Everybody knows each other. Obviously, most of us are from the state of Florida so it’s just a great opportunity to come in here and be comfortable and get settled right away.”'

Marker Sunday's New York Coverage [6:38 AM] reports: Click here

Marker Consistency is the key to greatness for Bills defense [1:41 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“Every week, we feel like we have a point to prove,” said defensive back Nickell Robey.'

Marker Bills ticket prices continue to reach new heights [1:40 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'In an email to The Buffalo News, Chris Leyden, a content analyst for SeatGeek, wrote that "the overall average resale price of a Bills ticket this year is now $128, which puts them 18th in the league, up from an average resale price of $100 at this point last season, which put them 28th in the league. That's a year-over-year increase in price of 28 percent."'

Marker Three and Out: Bills-Giants game preview [1:39 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'Can Tyrod Taylor out-play another elite-level quarterback? Taylor certainly won the battle in the opener against Indianapolis' Andrew Luck, and after Tom Brady showed Taylor what world-class quarterbacking is all about, Taylor bounced back and completely outplayed Miami's Ryan Tannehill, a QB who is regarded by many as a rising talent. Now in his fourth career NFL start, Taylor squares off with New York's Eli Manning. Say what you want about Eli, but he has two Super Bowl rings, one more than his far-more highly respected brother Peyton.'

Marker Bills fans rejoice: Buffalo named best NFL tailgating city by Yahoo! Travel [1:38 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'Yahoo! Travel highlights the the largest indoor tailgating party in the league held at the ADPRO Sports Training Center. The travel website commends the Bills organization for creating a "family-friendly" and "kid-focused" environment.'

Marker Giants or Bills? Game preview Q&A [1:37 AM]
Batavia Daily News reports: 'I don't know that Giants fans think all that much about Watkins. Whatever the circumstances were that led to it, the Giants are very fortunate to have Beckham, and they know it. Watkins is a terrific talent, but he's not Beckham.'

Marker Tyrod Taylor Goes from a Protégé to a Productive Quarterback [1:36 AM]
New York Times reports: '“I tried to learn as much as I could from him,” Taylor said of Flacco, whom he still consults. “The way he played the game, from the pocket, bettering myself from the pocket and learning from the different coordinators. “In my four years, we had three different coordinators. It’s a bunch of knowledge to gather from those guys, and I try to learn as much as possible.”'

Marker 5 things to watch in Bills - Giants [1:35 AM]
WKBW-TV reports: 'When the Bills go up against the New York Giants Sunday, they’ll be matched up with a team that lacks talent at a lot of places on defense. Tyrod Taylor and Karlos Williams shouldn’t have much trouble establishing an offensive flow against the Giants, which will in turn set the table nicely for the defense. And while the defensive line will have a bit of a better opponent this weekend in New York’s offensive line than they did last week in Miami, they still have a significant enough advantage with all four starters to get to Eli Manning. Point blank, the Bills have the far more talented roster — even without McCoy and Watkins, and should win this game.'

Marker Top 10 reasons to be pumped for Bills-Giants [1:34 AM] reports: 'Away games are for resting your voice, your grill, your Zubaz and your energy. What you conserved last week, you better be ready to unleash this week when the Bills return to their home crowd at the only place you’d ever want to spend a Sunday afternoon.'

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October 3, 2015

Marker Saturday's New York Coverage [7:35 AM] reports: Click here

Marker Charles Clay's blocking sparks Buffalo's offense, too [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"He’s an exceptional blocker for the position," he said. "You’d be hard-pressed to find a player who’s a better combination of both than Charles is. The guy can pass block, too, which it’s rare to find a tight end who can do all three things. He can play in the backfield, he can play extended. The guy’s really versatile and he’s not a jack of all trades, master of none."'

Marker Getting to Know: Nickell Robey on how boxing fed his fearlessness [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'We’ve talked about your mother who passed away. Who else has been a source of inspiration for you? Obviously my mom. But other than that, my grandma and my grandfather. They always stay on top of me. They’re constantly in my ear—I have to give them big ups. My whole family does a great job of staying on me and staying in my ear, making sure I’m OK and feel good, making sure I’m always happy.'

Marker Bills won't underestimate Cruz-less Giant passing game [1:57 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“You’ve always got to keep that edge, obviously, when you’re playing against a guy like Eli Manning, a guy who’s won at the highest level of this game, a guy that has very good knowledge of the game,” safety Corey Graham said. “If you pay attention and watch film, you see he’s getting everybody lined up, he’s making all of the checks at the line of scrimmage, he’s giving all the signals and things like that. So he has a great understanding of the offense, what he’s trying to get accomplished.'

Marker McCoy won’t return until he’s ready [1:56 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“Usually, where I can kind of accelerate through and burst through, I don’t have the same type of get-off,” the running back said. “To be honest, I’m not the bruising type, just running through everybody. My thing is making them miss and getting out of there. If you can’t do that, you can’t do nothing.”'

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