Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 10/11

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

Bills' Jackson putting up MVP stats - Jerry Sullivan
"Jackson has been running angry ever since. If this is what happens when you tick the guy off, maybe the Bills should cut his salary, not double it. There's no longer any question about Jackson's worthiness as a No. 1 back. The more pertinent question, after five weeks, is whether he's making a case for himself as the No. 1 running back in the league."

Bills' crystal ball due for a lot of polishing - The Buffalo News
"Goodell didn't provide any specifics, but others suggested that the stadium needs somewhere around $75 million to $100 million - or even more - in improvements and maintenance upgrades funded by New York State and Erie County over the next few years."

It's wait and see for injured DT Williams - BuffaloBills.com
"Kyle we’re going to have to see as the week goes on exactly how much he can do," said Gailey. "It’s not a long term thing by any stretch of the imagination, but we’ll have to see toward the end of the week where he is."

WR Jones lost for 4-6 weeks - BuffaloBills.com
"Gailey confirmed that Jones suffered a high-ankle sprain in the first half of Buffalo’s win over Philadelphia Sunday. The loss of Jones again leaves Buffalo’s receiving corps with four healthy wideouts along with multi-faceted threat Brad Smith."

Nick Barnett Postgame Press Conference - BuffaloBills.com
The Bills linebacker talks to reporters after the game.

Chan Gailey Monday Press Conference - BuffaloBills.com
Coach Gailey updates the injury situation and closes the door on the Eagles game.

Barnett: 'This defense has a lot of heart' - BuffaloBills.com
Nick Barnett goes on NFL Network to talk about the Bills defense and this week's opponent in the New York Giants.

Immediate Reactions: Bills 31, Eagles 24 | THE BEST OF NICK MENDOLA
"My goodness does 4-1 feels at least three wins better than 3-2, despite what the numbers actually represent!"

Bills pick Vick, improve to 4-1 - Stats & Info Blog - ESPN
"Thanks to our friends from Accuscore, based on 10,000 simulations using preseason data, there was only a one percent chance that the Bills would be 4-1 and the Eagles would have a 1-4 record."

Pitoniak Says Bills "Defy Explanation" - RochesterHomePage.net
"Scott Pitoniak continues to be impressed by the Bills. He and John Kucko discuss their 31-24 win over Philadelphia."

Pitoniak: I'm a Bill-iever - RochesterHomePage.net
"It's official. I'm on board. I'm a Bill-liever. Cue up the Monkees signature hit from the late 1960s. And make it the team's 2011 theme song, because there's really no reason any more not to Bill-lieve. The 4-1 start is not a mirage, folks."

That's What We Said - Bills 31 Eagles 24 - 13WHAM.com
"The Bills are 4-1 and in first place in the AFC East. Mike, Chuck, and Toby talk about why they don't expect that to change anytime soon."

Bills Win Over Eagles IS a Big Deal | wgrz.com
"What I'm saying here, is that forget the records, the Bills deserve credit for a win over a team that will be a factor in the NFC East before this season is over. It's true the Eagles defense is not as dominant as it once was, the the offense is simply scary good. They piled up over 300 yards in the second half and made it look easy. Struggling? Yes. Lacking in cofidence? Maybe. Stink? Don't think so."

Bills Defense a Nightmare for Eagles | wgrz.com
The Bills knew through their film study this week that they would have a chance to force the Eagles into turnovers. "We knew that we could go in there and try to get the ball out. We talked about it, we work on it, we have turnover drills, tackling drills. Fundamentals is what wins," said Bills head coach Chan Gailey.

Inside The Bills | The key to Bills takeaways
"Only three of Buffalo’s 16 takeaways have not turned into points, and in two of those instances it was because the game ended. Buffalo has scored 10 touchdowns and three field goals off of their takeaways for 79 of their 164 points on the season. That’s 48 percent of their point total."

Inside The Bills | Jones out indefinitely
"It’s the same as I thought afterwards, it’s going to be a while," said Gailey. "It’s not season-ending, but it’ll be a while. Four to six (weeks), somewhere in there."

Inside The Bills | McGee gets green light
"We were trying not to play him," said Gailey. "We were trying to get through the game without playing him and if we could let him have one more week of getting completely healthy all the better. He’ll play this week."

Inside The Bills | WR options
Kamar Aiken, Buster Davis and Paul Hubbard are the three possibilities Chris Brown lays out.

Inside The Bills | Hairston to make 2nd start Sun.
"He did a pretty good job," said Gailey. "We helped him a little bit with some backs chipping in over there a little bit. He really did a good job for the first time out. I expect him to make a pretty good jump this week. I hope he will."

Inside The Bills | Bills make King’s fine 15
"6. Buffalo (4-1). At some point, we’ve got to stop putting asterisks on the Bills’ wins. They forced five turnovers Sunday and scored 31 points. I don’t care who they were playing. It was another good day at the office for The Little Team That Could."

Inside The Bills | Wilson co-Def Player of Week
"Buffalo S George Wilson. Lots of heroes for the Bills as they got to 4-1. In the NBC viewing room, we kept seeing Wilson (11 tackles, three passes defensed, one interception, one quarterback hit) in the middle of the action as the Bills helped force five turnovers and other critical errors all game."

In Dramatic Fashion: Bills Top Eagles 31-24 | WKBW
"If you didn't believe before, believe now. The Buffalo Bills are for real. The Buffalo Bills forced five Philadelphia turnovers to help them defeat the Eagles 31-24 in front of a sold-out Ralph Wilson Stadium."

Bills fans have plenty to shout about | WIVB.com
"Bills fans have had plenty to shout about this season, and Sunday's sell-out crowd was rocking. It's been a party atmosphere all day. Nobody was leaving the Ralph before the game clock ran out and many fans are still hanging around to enjoying a little food, a little drink and offering a toast to their Bills."

Bills hang on to beat Eagles | WIVB.com
"Fred Jackson ran for 111 yards and caught six passes for 85 yards. He scored a touchdown, and so did David Nelson and Brad Smith."

Bills hold on as Eagles' nightmare season continues | Reuters
"The Buffalo Bills fought off a determined Philadelphia comeback bid to claim a 31-24 win on Sunday and send the Eagles to a fourth consecutive defeat."

Inside The Bills | Jackson’s start among Bills best
"Jackson’s 712 yards from scrimmage through the first five games of 2011 are the fourth-most in team history. He’s the first player with 700 or more yards from scrimmage in Games 1-5 in 20 years – Thurman Thomas in 1991, and that was Thurman’s MVP season (hint, hint)."

Inside The Bills | Jets not worried about Bills
When asked by Yahoo Sports about how unusual it is to be looking up at two teams ahead of them in the division, veteran receiver Derrick Mason told Yahoo the following. "I can’t worry about [Buffalo]," Mason said.

Inside The Bills | Bills get top CBS team Sunday
"Phil Simms and Jim Nantz will be doing the Bills-Giants game at the Meadowlands Sunday. New York is 3-2 after their disappointing loss to Seattle at home Sunday, a game in which they committed five turnovers."

Jones has high ankle sprain - The Buffalo News
"Jones has 16 catches for 174 yards and one touchdown on the season. While his modest 10.9 yards-per-catch average may not fully support the case, the Bills depend on Jones to be their deep threat. He ran a 4.49-second 40-yard dash at the 2010 NFL Combine, making him the team's fastest receiver."

Wide receiver spot gets thinner with Jones' injury - The Buffalo News
"We'll work some different ways to get that done. I think we can do it with our packages," Gailey said. "I'm not sure we need to have any knee-jerk reaction to try and find somebody today, but if somebody comes along who looks like they might fit, we're always trying to upgrade our football team."

Tuesday QB: Pressure leads to picks, not sacks - The Buffalo News
"Pressure on the quarterback doesn't always lead to sacks -- the Bills recorded just one on Sunday -- yet it sometimes delivers something more beneficial: takeaways. Three of Vick's four interceptions were a direct result of pressure from both the edge and the middle and helped thrust the Bills to a 31-24 triumph. The harassment of Vick -- which included six quarterback hits -- also led to 10 pass breakups."

Buffalo Bills Replay: How are they getting it done? | Democrat and Chronicle
"Buffalo's defense has given up a lot of yards, but has come away with 12 takeaways during a surprising 4-1 start."

Surprised at 4-1? Buffalo Bills aren't | Democrat and Chronicle
'The old Bills, people have to get that out of their head. It's 2011, and we're on a mission to go to the playoffs,' Drayton Florence said.

Poll: AFC East Player of the Week - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Using our SportsNation poll, vote on which player had the best game in Week 5. You can also share your thoughts in the comments section below."

AFC East Power Rankings preview - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"The Bills got back to playing solid football in Week 5. They all but buried the "Dream Team" Eagles, who are now 1-4. Expect Buffalo to move up a few spots thanks to another quality win. The Houston Texans and Tennessee Titans, ranked ahead of the Bills entering Week 5, also suffered losses."

Seven-step drop: Bills' WR depth - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Here are seven notes and observations from Week 5 in the AFC East:"

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