Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 10/15

Interview with Steve Johnson of the Buffalo Bills: Profiles: GQ
"We talked with the Buffalo Bills star wide receiver about their pass-catching Goon Squad, his Harvard-educated quarterback, and the nightlife in Western New York"

Inside The Bills | Fan Friday 10-14
Chris Brown updates contract negotiations and more in today's edition...

Merriman doubtful for Sunday - BuffaloBills.com
"Merriman missed practice Wednesday due to his nagging shoulder ailment, but practiced Thursday. Unfortunately his old Achilles injury cropped up on him."

Motorola XOOM Scouting Report - Week 6 - BuffaloBills.com
A look ahead to Sunday's matchup and key battles.

Bills-Giants Preview - BuffaloBills.com
"Gailey and the Bills look to knock off an NFC East opponent for the second straight Sunday when they visit a New York Giants team being plagued by a struggling run defense with Fewell as coordinator."

"What's the Word" with George Wilson - BuffaloBills.com
George Wilson hangs with Ryan Fitzpatrick and his beard.

Bills turn turnovers into points | WIVB.com
"In their first five games, the Bills defense and special teams have taken the ball away 16-times, with 12 interceptions and four fumble recoveries. That’s a pace they’d like to keep going Sunday in the Meadowlands against the Giants."

SIMON: Bend. But Take The Ball Away! - WGR 550
"The 2011 group of defenders is better, just don’t judge them on the yards they give up. With 4 straight 400 plus yards performances recorded against them, George Edwards’ group is now on pace to give up more than 67 hundred yards this season. That would shatter the existing franchise record by some 900 yards."

AFC East Daily: Bills to see Fewell in different red, white, blue
"Well he certainly knows a lot of the people that are on this team," Gailey said. "He knows what some of the strengths and weaknesses are of some of our players. I think that’s probably a little bit of an advantage for him to be able to talk about personnel."

NFL Videos: Week 6: Bills vs. Giants Preview
03:32 – The Bills look to knock off an NFC East opponent for the second straight Sunday when they visit the Giants.

NFL Videos: Greatness on the road: Bills charging south
01:39 – Chan Gailey leads his Bills into a game against the Giants this weekend, but his teams have struggled away from home. Willie McGinest and Torry Holt discuss the Bills' chances in East Rutherford, N.J.

Fitzpatrick's journey from Harvard to Buffalo could wind up in playoffs - NYPOST.com
"A long-suffering franchise from arguably the NFL's most blue-collar city is being led -- perhaps back to the playoffs for the first time in over a decade -- by a Harvard graduate who was nearly the second player ever to get a perfect Wonderlic score."

Local Notes: Bills scoring big with red zone success - Olean Times Herald
"START with the fact Buffalo is averaging 33 points a game, having already scored 164 with only Green Bay (173) and New England (165) producing more. If the Bills’ points-per-game is lost on you, consider that in the franchise’s 51-year history, Buffalo has never averaged even 30 points per game, the best being 28 in 1964 and ’91."

In NFL, it's the year of the double-digit comeback win - ESPN
"If anybody told you at the half that we thought we could still come back -- especially a guy sitting where I was -- they'd probably be lying," said Buddy Nix, Buffalo's general manager. "It got to the point where you say, 'I hope we don't get embarrassed.' And then we came back. When we started 0-8 last year, I think these guys learned that a deficit doesn't get too large if you keep playing hard and trying to do things right."

Inside The Bills | Searcy questionable
"Yeah I was shocked to be honest with you," said head coach Chan Gailey after seeing Searcy practice. "We’re going to list him as questionable. We’ll see. He ran around a lot better out there than I thought he was going to."

Inside The Bills | Jacobs, Tuck, Snee out for G-men
"Head coach Tom Coughlin declared RB Brandon Jacobs (knee), DL Justin Tuck (groin) and G Chris Snee (concussion) out for Sunday’s game."

Inside The Bills | G-men ‘W’s vs. struggling teams
"Their three wins this year are against teams with a combined record of 2-12. (St. Louis 0-4, Philadelphia 1-4 and Arizona 1-4)."

Brown's next trip is a relatively short ride - The Buffalo News
This is the eighth in a Saturday series looking at Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2011, scheduled for induction Nov. 9 at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo. Ruben Brown is this week's subject.

Bills notebook: Merriman has Achilles problem - The Buffalo News
"The Bills definitely will be without starting outside linebacker Chris Kelsay, who has a calf injury. Defensive tackle Kyle Williams (foot) practiced on a very limited basis Friday and is questionable for the Giants. Without Merriman, the Bills will rotate Danny Batten, Arthur Moats and Spencer Johnson at outside linebacker."

Manning out to keep ball away from Bills - The Buffalo News
"When things aren't going well and you're not playing well, I know it and I don't need the crowd to remind me," Manning told Buffalo-area reporters this week. "Sometimes you deserve to get booed a little bit after the way we played on offense for a few series [versus Seattle]. But we were able to bounce back, and you can't let that get you down."

Final Word: AFC East - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Rookie contributions: The Buffalo Bills are getting strong contributions from their rookie class. It's been a quiet part of Buffalo's 4-1 start."

Mailbag: Bills division champs? - AFC East Blog - ESPN
James Walkers gives his opinion on Bills as division champs and why the Bills and Ryan Fitzpatrick haven't agreed yet. He also takes complaints about people writing off the Bills and which AFC East games he hitting this weekend.

Giants Ball Protection Key vs. Bills - Giants.com
"They have good players and that’s usually a good starting point," offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride said. "I think they’re doing a great job of being opportunistic – a lot of tipped balls and they’re grabbing them. They’re just doing a very, very good job of taking advantage of any opportunities that come their way. We have to be obviously very careful and circumspect with how we take care of the ball. But they’re flying around, there’s no question."

Bills' success has Georgia Tech ties  | ajc.com
"The Buffalo Bills (4-1) feature six coaches and one player with ties to Atlanta. Leading the team is Chan Gailey, who coached the Yellow Jackets from 2002-07. He has since hired five assistants who also coached at Tech, and picked up former quarterback Joshua Nesbitt as a free agent."

Simcoe Article: Bills game was a dream come true
"Bills game was a dream come true. Columnist Chris Fell, a long-time Buffalo Bills fan, finally was able to attend his first Bills game on Thanksgiving last Sunday."

NY Giants adjust NFL's best pass rush for fast-firing Buffalo - NY Daily News
"The Giants have racked up a league-high 18 sacks this season. The Buffalo Bills, meanwhile, have allowed a league-low five, and their starting quarterback, Ryan Fitzpatrick, has been dropped just three times."

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