Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 10/10

ORCHARD PARK, NY - OCTOBER 09: Arthur Moats #52 of the Buffalo Bills celebrates a win against the Philadelphia Eagles at Ralph Wilson Stadium on October 9, 2011 in Orchard Park, New York. Buffalo woin 31-24. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

Bills five takeaways earn victory over Eagles - BuffaloBills.com
"The Bills defense came into their Week 5 game with the Eagles leading the league in interceptions. The takeaway parade continued at Ralph Wilson Stadium Sunday as they recorded three first-half interceptions of Michael Vick and five total turnovers to preserve a 31-24 victory for the Bills."

Bills Roundup: Defense Forces 5 Turnovers in Win - BuffaloBills.com
It was a big day for the Bills defense yesterday.

Bills five takeaways earn victory over Eagles - BuffaloBills.com
"The Bills defense came into their Week 5 game with the Eagles leading the league in interceptions. The takeaway parade continued at Ralph Wilson Stadium Sunday as they recorded three first-half interceptions of Michael Vick and five total turnovers to preserve a 31-24 victory for the Bills."

Jackson right with league leaders - BuffaloBills.com
"More often than not he did on Sunday. His 196-yard day moved him past Travis Henry and Frank Lewis to now rank ninth in team annals in yards from scrimmage with 4,465. More importantly Jackson is among the league leaders in total yards from scrimmage (712) this season ranking third in the league behind only New England’s Wes Welker (813) and New Orleans’ Darren Sproles (807)."

Eagles vs. Bills highlights - BuffaloBills.com
Highlights from NFL Network.

Chan Gailey Postgame Press Conference - BuffaloBills.com
Coach Gailey quickly wraps it up from after the game.

Ryan Fitzpatrick Postgame Press Conference - BuffaloBills.com
The Bills QB talks to the press after the game.

Inside The Bills | Jones to be out "a while"
"Head coach Chan Gailey said Jones will be out "a while", but that it was not season ending."

Inside The Bills | Bills like Oct. 9th
"Buffalo has now won five straight games on Oct. 9th counting their win over Philadelphia Sunday (31-24)."

Inside The Bills | Why Hairston wasn’t nervous
"I felt pretty comfortable because Coach has been harping on me, and not even just this week but all throughout camp, letting me know I didn’t get drafted to come here and sit on the bench," said Hairston. "Every player that makes this roster is going to play. You’re only a snap away and he really made that clear from Day One."

Inside The Bills | Vick tips hat to Bills
"I give a lot of credit to Buffalo, they came out and they did their job," Vick said. "I think we did a lot of things that were positive. We put ourselves in position to score and make plays, and then at times we didn’t."

Game ball: Bills 31, Eagles 24 - The Buffalo News
Fans think Fred Jackson is awesome.

Bills ground and pound Eagles into submission - The Buffalo News
"The Buffalo Bills handed the ball to Fred Jackson and ran him straight at the Philadelphia Eagles' defense on their first five offensive plays of Sunday's game. Jackson gained 31 yards, then scored on a 5-yard run on his sixth carry. Message sent."

Bills rewarded for committing to power running game - The Buffalo News
Bills get high marks in this report card.

What's in a No-Name? Beating big boys is sweet - Jerry Sullivan
"But it happened again. The No-Names beat the Big Names. The Bills were the tougher, smarter, more resourceful and, oh yes, the better team in a 31-24 victory over Philly. That's two home wins in three weeks against presumed Super Bowl contenders. Maybe it's time to stop dwelling on their flaws and concede that they have legitimate playoff possibilities."

Bills defense makes the big play late - The Buffalo News
A quarterly look at the Bills win.

Barnett cashes in daily double for Bills - The Buffalo News
"It's been three full seasons since Nick Barnett had an interception and even longer since he last scored a touchdown. But the Buffalo Bills' inside linebacker enjoyed the complete package Sunday by returning an interception for a touchdown in the second quarter then coming up with a fourth-quarter pick to halt a potential Philadelphia Eagles scoring drive. "

Roosevelt turns in career day after Jones injury - The Buffalo News
"After No. 2 receiver Donald Jones suffered an ankle injury, Roosevelt was inserted into the lineup and finished with a personal high five receptions in the Bills' thrilling, 31-24 victory Sunday over the Philadelphia Eagles. Roosevelt, the St. Joseph's and University at Buffalo standout, led the Bills' receivers in catches."

Big yards don't translate into victories - The Buffalo News
"The three teams with the highest yardage output (Philadelphia, Houston and the New York Giants) all were losers in another day of high-powered offense in the NFL."

Buffalo Bills bounce back to beat Eagles | Democrat and Chronicle
"I think after losing to Cincinnati last week everyone had us pegged at 3-2," said quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick regarding the prevalent prognostication that Buffalo would lose to Philadelphia. "Everybody would say we lucked out the first few games. But we think we've got a great team. It was just a great team victory today."

Sal's Six Points: Buffalo Bills answer | Democrat and Chronicle
"Sal Maiorana answers the six questions he asked of the Buffalo Bills heading into Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles."

Buffalo Bills Report Card | Democrat and Chronicle
"Leo Roth gives the Bills their grades in their win over the Eagles."

HAMILTON: The Bills Forced Mistakes - WGR 550
"After a hiccup in Cincinnati, the Bills came back to Orchard Park and made big plays when they had to to go 4-1 overall and 3-0 at home."

Reaction: Bills 31 - Eagles 24 - WGR 550
"It wasn't always pretty. It wasn't always smooth. But when it mattered, the Buffalo Bills kept their upstart season on track with a 31-24 win over the Philadelphia Eagles."

The Buffalo Bills dare to dream - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"We were a home [under]dog today at 3-1 against a 1-3 team," Bills center Eric Wood said. "You don't put a lot of stock into it. But you know it, you talk about it, and it ticks you off. But keep picking us to lose. We like it. It helps keep the chip on our shoulder. We don't need to be the media darling that we were two weeks ago before we lost."

Rapid Reaction: Bills 31, Eagles 24 - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Here are several thoughts on the Buffalo Bills' 31-24 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles."

Dozens stopped by post-game patrols - The Buffalo News
"The celebration of the Buffalo Bills’ win over the Philadelphia Eagles was short-lived Sunday for dozen of motorists pulled over by Erie County sheriff’s deputies and state troopers who stepped up patrols in the hours after the game."

Senator's play lands speaking engagement - Bucky Gleason
"We may not be household names, and we may not be on a lot of websites or magazines, but that's not why we play the game," Wilson said. "We play the game for each other, for the men in this locker room. We're not worried about the individual accolades or who gets recognition. All we're worried about is the win. There's enough gravy for everyone."

Bills go from worst, to first, in turnover differential | Democrat and Chronicle
"Here are the turnover numbers for Buffalo the last two seasons:"

Buffalo Bills bringing mojo back to Orchard Park | Democrat and Chronicle
"Sunday at Ralph Wilson Stadium was definitely one of those days where you had to rub your eyes to make sure what you were seeing was really real and not a mirage. It was one of those days where the natural order of things seemed out of whack."

Bills keep turning turnovers into victories - Niagara Gazette
"Sure, the yards allowed have piled up this season, but the Buffalo Bills have come up big in an area that usually matters more — turnovers."

Bills’ defense does just enough in win over Eagles - Dunkirk | The Observer
"It wasn't 60 minutes of a dominating defensive performance by any stretch of the imagination for the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, but it was just enough and that has seemed to work for them in their last two wins."

Bills hold off sloppy Eagles - Wellsville Daily Reporter
" Michael Vick threw a career-worst four interceptions and the Eagles committed five turnovers in losing their fourth straight and dropping to 1-4."

Turnovers doom Eagles again in loss to Bills | Philadelphia Daily News
"They threw a lot of stuff at us, and we didn't answer the bell," said defensive end Jason Babin, who failed to record a sack for the first time this season. The Bills were 5-for-5 on first-half third-down conversions."

Eagles-Bills four stars - phillyBurbs.com
Grading the Eagles...

Birds are picked off in Buffalo, fall to 1-4 (With Videos) - delcotimes.com
"If that was a gut check, don’t bother with the MRI. Five turnovers, five penalties and two big lapses in judgment turned a promising comeback into a 31-24 loss to the Buffalo Bills Sunday in front of 69,802 at Ralph Wilson Stadium."

Eagles commit five turnovers in loss to Buffalo Bills - mcall.com
"On a day when the Eagles once again moved the ball with the relative ease of a seven-on-seven drill and outgained their opponent, they were done in by a defense that took too long to adjust and an offense that produced five turnovers in a 31-24 loss to the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium."

No turnaround for Eagles after losing 5 turnovers - pressofAtlanticCity.com
"Reid's football team is struggling. Four straight defeats - the team's longest skid since it also lost four in a row in 2005 - dropped the Eagles to 1-4 for the first time since 1999, which was Reid's first season as their coach."

After loss to Bills, it’s time to admit Eagles just aren’t that good – SI
"What’s really left to say about the 2011 Philadelphia Eagles. On paper, there’s no way this is a 1-4 team. It’s certainly not a team that should have three fewer wins than the Bills, who held off Philly Sunday in an exciting 31-24 game."

CANOE -- SLAM! Sports - NFL Games: Bills: Under-the-radar love
"I don’t mind flying under the radar a little bit," said Bills linebacker Shawne Merriman, who remembers the weight of expectation from his years in San Diego. "I’ve been in the opposite situation before and it hasn’t turned out so well."

Turnovers and penalties are devastating the Eagles, but who is at fault? | Philadelphia Inquirer
"A couple of guys have been loose with the ball. Carrying it around, hanging it out, trying to make big plays," said Bills linebacker Nick Barnett. "All week we've been focusing on trying to rip that ball out and trying to cause turnovers and things like that. It paid off."

Eagles Parker convinced Bills would run on fourth down | Philadelphia Inquirer
"Juqua Parker has been in the NFL for 11 years, more than any other Eagle. So it stands to reason that the defensive end would realize that the Bills, after trying one hard count on fourth and 1 with the game on the line, were not going to actually run a play. Except Parker said he thought they were, and he jumped offside, giving Buffalo a first down with 1 minute, 23 seconds left Sunday and effectively sealing the Eagles' fourth straight loss."

Another Terrible Loss On Road - PhiladelphiaEagles.com
"The season is not over, not with 11 games to go. But with every week that passes, the Eagles find ways to lose. Sunday against the Bills, the Eagles were very, very bad ..."

Jackson, Barnett get top Bill-ing as Eagles implode again – USATODAY.com
"Four interceptions of Vick, including linebacker Nick Barnett's second of the game on a breakup by Bills cornerback Drayton Florence just after the two-minute warning, highlighted a five-turnover day by a Buffalo squad that entered the day tied for third in the NFL in takeaways at plus 7."

Jackson, Bills 'D' hand Eagles another loss - sportsnet.ca
"This game was very different than anything the Bills have experienced this season. This wasn’t a blowout like their win over the Chiefs or a dramatic comeback like their wins over the Raiders and the Patriots. This was a true gut check win were the Bills needed big plays from both sides of the ball to hold off a desperate charge from Vick and the Eagles."

Eagles fall to 1-4 after loss to Buffalo Bills, who are a surprising 4-1 - NY Daily News
"There were two ongoing stories here Sunday. How good the Bills are. How bad the Eagles are. Make that three stories. How really bad the Eagles are."

Commish inspires Buffalo fans to keep Bill-lievin' - Niagara Gazette
"I hope Mr. Wilson is going to be around for a long time, and he’s been a great owner," Goodell said. "He has what he thinks are the right steps for the team, and we will work with him and the team to fulfill his wishes and do what’s in the best interest of this community and the team. It’s being taken care of."

Goodell optimistic in Bills' future in Buffalo - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is optimistic in the Bills' future in Western New York among other topics."

Goodell stresses RWS upgrades - The Buffalo News
"Work with the NFL, work with the team, and make sure the stadium continues to stay competitive," Goodell said. "That’s the bottom line. It (the stadium) is great. It needs some more work. It means we’re going to have to do some work here. It’s going to take more investment in the stadium. But that’s a great investment, because it will help keep the Bills competitive and keep them here in Western New York, which is what we all want."

Roger Goodell Visit - BuffaloBills.com
Photos of Roger Goodell's visit to RWS.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell transcript - BuffaloBills.com
Read some of what NFL Comiissioner Roger Goodell had to say to the media and fans here.

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