Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 10/12

ORCHARD PARK, NY - OCTOBER 09:Nick Barnett #50 ,Andra Davis #54 and Kirk Morrison #58 of the Buffalo Bills celebrate Barnett's interception of Michael Vick #7 (not shown)of the Philadelphia Eagles in the last two minutes at Ralph Wilson Stadium on October 9, 2011 in Orchard Park, New York. Buffalo woin 31-24. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

Inside The Bills | Kelsay hopeful for Week 8
"It’ll save me a game for sure," said Kelsay of the bye week. "I’m a fast healer. I think it’s just person to person and injury to injury, but I’m hopeful because I’ve always healed pretty fast. So hopefully I can get back quick."

Davis More Than Just A Linebacker To Bills - WGR 550
"But if the players and coaches inside the locker room at One Bills Drive are the ones asked, one word rings true. Despite not being required to play each down defensively for the Bills, the word 'leader' and Andra Davis' name are closely intertwined."

Inside The Bills | Bills add practice squad WR
"Buffalo signed free agent WR Tim Toone to their practice squad. The 5’10″ 185-pound wideout was most recently with the Detroit Lions where he served the past two seasons on the club’s practice squad."

ProFootballWeekly.com - Bills using a Patriots model to win games
The Bills appear to have paid very close attention to how the Patriots went 14-2 last season. Buffalo is telling its opponents, "Rack up as many yards as you want, but we will turn you over and we will score."

ProFootballWeekly.com - Week Five Players of the Week
"DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK - George Wilson / S / Buffalo Bills: Wilson picked off a Vick pass in the first quarter and led Buffalo with 11 tackles, all of which were solo jobs. He was flying all over the field against Philadelphia's potent attack and had one tackle for loss and one quarterback hit. He broke up two passes in addition to the interception."

PFT Live, Segment 3: Bills CB Drayton Florence | ProFootballTalk
"Bills CB Drayton Florence talks about the win over the Eagles in Week 5 and the team’s mindset at this point of the season."

Plaxico on Buffalo’s success: "They’ve got good wings" | ProFootballTalk
"We just lost to New England," Mason said. "Now we have to move on to Miami... I don’t even know when we play the Bills."

What lies ahead for the Bills in Erie Co.? | WIVB.com
"The control board chairman says Erie County's finances have improved in the past five years, and he sees no reason why the county couldn't fund a portion of stadium improvements over time."

Scott Pitoniak: These Bills deserve to be where they are - 4-1 and tied for the divisional lead
"Bill Parcells, the two-time Super Bowl-champion coach, liked to say, "You are what you are." Well, right now the Buffalo Bills are 4-1 and tied for first in the AFC East. And that’s what they are. A good football team, not a mirage. A playoff contender, not a pretender. And it’s about time we all start acknowledging that."

Local Notes: Bills continue to be an NFL feel-good story - Olean Times Herald
"We’re putting ourselves in a tremendous opportunity ... that’s all it is," said running back Fred Jackson. "It’s still early. We have a lot of work to do to get to where we want to be. We’re happy where we are right now, but we’re not going to settle."

Inside The Bills | Moats staying outside
"We’ve got to put him out there right now," said Gailey of Moats. "We’ve got to leave him out there especially while Chris (Kelsay) is out. We’ve got to leave him out there."

Moats is back in his comfort zone - The Buffalo News
"I like the versatility aspect of [knowing both positions]," Moats said, "but mentally, it is a little tougher having to play both. Inside, it's more of a thinking game, where outside everything is more physical, it's happening faster."

Intangibles helping Bills stun the NFL - Bucky Gleason
"Florence made it clear he was offended last week by the attention directed in Buffalo toward the Eagles and their problems. He blamed the media, of course, but he had a valid point. Too often, the story has been New England losing or the New York Jets stumbling, rather than good teams beating them."

Almost Believing | Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
"I’ve been holding off on getting too high about the Bills’ fast start this season, and I’ll continue to toe my own line in the sand, at least until the tidal wave of excitement washes ashore and obliterates it. But I will say this - I am really impressed by the way this team battles, and how it continues to make big plays in clutch situations."

Power Rankings Roundup - Week 5 - WGR 550
Here's where the Bills rank nationally following their 31-24 win over the Philadelphia Eagles.

Connect The Dots...Or Don't - WGR 550
"A report from "Buffalo Rising" states that former billionaire, current millionaire, and sports ownership addict George Gillett was in Buffalo on Sunday. Tim Graham told Howard and Jeremy this morning that Gillett has previously expressed interest in buying the Buffalo Bills."

Good Is Good, Period - WGR 550
"My advice to fans this week is to enjoy this for all it's worth. Stop trying to find all the holes which of course exist. This is no super team. This is a good team. An opportunistic team, an aggressive team that believes in itself and it's coach. Many of the key contributors, as has been well documented, are low round or no round draft picks who talk of playing for one another in a completely believable way."

Chat: Chat with James Walker - SportsNation - ESPN
Check out ESPN SportsNation's Chat with James Walker.

NFL Power Rankings: AFC East - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"The Bills climbed back near the top of the Power Rankings with an impressive win over the "Dream Team" Philadelphia Eagles. Buffalo dominated the game and led by 17 points after three quarters. The desperate Eagles made a push in the fourth but the Bills held on. Buffalo already matched its win total from last season. The Bills join the Detroit Lions as the darlings of the AFC and NFC, respectively."

AFC East Stock Watch - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Despite their five-turnover performance, the Bills defense stock is falling. George Wilson and Fred Jackson's stocks are rising.

Sanchez-Fitz-Moore Watch - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Analysis: Fitzpatrick had another winning performance against the "Dream Team" Eagles, who have a really talented secondary. Most of Fitzpatrick's completions were short and intermediate throws. He had just two completions over 20 yards, and one was a well-designed screen that tailback Fred Jackson took 49 yards. I think the ankle injury to receiver Donald Jones will be an underrated loss for Fitzpatrick and the offense. But Fitzpatrick is smart enough to adjust and still win games."

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