Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills Links, 11/2

Bills offense underperforms in loss to Texans | BuffaloBills.com
Chris Brown's unhappy recap.

This mess comes straight from Jauron playbook : The Buffalo News
Jerry Sullivan breaks down how bad the Bills offense really was yesterday.

Scott Pitoniak: The Bills have become much too gracious hosts
Sunday’s 31-10 victory by the Houston Texans marked the eighth time in the past nine games that the opposition has left town happy. In the last five home losses, the Bills have managed just one offensive touchdown, meaning the home team has not only been bad, but boring.

Defense pays the price for a worthless offense : The Buffalo News
Defenders blamed themselves for Houston's 22 fourth-quarter points but the offense hung them out to dry says Bob DiCesare.

Bills' offense remains miserable in loss to Texans : Buffalo Bills : The Buffalo News
"They can only hold so much," receiver Josh Reed said of the Buffalo defense. "You've got to be able to do your part on offense, too. We're just leaving plays out there. We've got too many playmakers on that side of the ball for this."

Bills-Texans report card : Buffalo Bills : The Buffalo News
Pass defense gets a B for holding Schaub mostly in check.

Quarterly report: Week Eight : Buffalo Bills : The Buffalo News
The News' Mark Gaughan breaks down the Bills' 31-10 loss to the Texans quarter-by-quarter, analyzing statistics, key plays and more.

A winded Bills defense fails to hold its ground : Buffalo Bills : The Buffalo News
The Buffalo Bills defense allowed 25 points in the second half, 22 in the fourth quarter alone, in the 31-10 loss.

Four more starters injured, three of them on defense : Buffalo Bills : The Buffalo News
Wide receiver Josh Reed became the sixth Bills player with 300 career receptions. He needs two more to pass Pete Metzelaars (302) for the fifth spot on the team's all-time list.

Buffalo Bills lose to Houston Texans | Democrat and Chronicle
Sal Maiorana gives his take on the Bills home loss to the Texans.

Buffalo Bills 2-minute read | Democrat and Chronicle
Sal Maiorana looks at his keys to winning to see if Buffalo succeeded in unlocking the Texans. He also calls the fake punt "just plain dumb".

Buffalo Bills Report Card | Democrat and Chronicle
Leo Roth grades the Bills performance from Sunday with the secondary leading the way at B-.

Reverse couldn't shift momentum for Buffalo Bills | Democrat and Chronicle
Justin Jenkins lost three yards on the play that proved to be the turning point in a dismal and oh-so-predictable 31-10 loss.

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Immediate Reactions, Wk8
Nick Mendola's thoughts from the game as soon as it was over.

Niagara Gazette - Football-loving fans losing patience
Tim Schmitt adds his voice to the recap mix, framing his column by recalling the national anthem performance from Sunday.

Niagara Gazette - Woes persist for Buffalo’s run D
After giving up 126 yards to Ryan Moats and 186 yards total, the Bills rank last in the NFL in rushing defense in both yards allowed per game (174.1) and opponent’s rushing average (5.1 yards per carry).

Bills scrounging for offense - AFC East - ESPN
Terrell Owens had his best say in a Bills uniform but the Bills offense still had to resort to a fake punt later in the game to provide a dull offense with a spark.

Wrap-up: Texans 31, Bills 10 - AFC East - ESPN
The Bills' crack-but-don't-shatter defense was blown to shards in the fourth quarter. After settling for three field goals despite churning up plenty of yardage, the Houston Texans scored 22 points on three Ryan Moats touchdown runs to put away Bills 31-10 in Ralph Wilson Stadium.

Bills Exposed As Pretender Heading Into Bye : Buffalo Sports Daily
Pat Moran's annoyed recap.

Leftovers
Jairus Byrd making his mark | ProFootballTalk.com

"For defensive rookie of the year, any debate has been pretty much resolved before the midpoint of the season."

Wilson receives HOF ring | BuffaloBills.com
Bills owner Ralph Wilson received his Pro Football Hall of Fame ring in a halftime ceremony during Buffalo's game against the Houston Texans on Sunday.

Scott Pitoniak: Jim Kelly tackles a number of topics, including the Bills future in Buffalo
Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly analyzes the current team and talks about the future of the organization. "I’m hoping at some point to become even more involved with the team,’’ he said.

Seldom-seen RB spurs Houston Texans past Buffalo Bills | Democrat and Chronicle
Ryan Moats took over for benched starter Steve Slaton in the first quarter and ran around, between or right over Bills defenders for 126 yards and three touchdowns.

Buffalo Bills Mid-Season Report Card : Buffalo Sports Daily
Pat Moran grades the first half of the year. The knee jerk marks show the secondary as A+ while the offensive line and coaches get an "epic fail" (for when "fail" just wouldn't be enough.)

In a Bills season of aggravation, Byrd emerges - AFC East - ESPN
This feature ran before Sunday's game where Jairus Byrd added two more picks but I decided to share anyways. Tim Graham talks with several people including Byrd's father, Bears' coach Gil Byrd, about the rookie's emergence.

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