Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 10/17

Four team flaws brought to harsh light - Jerry Sullivan
"There were four acknowledged concerns about the Bills coming into the season: 1) The lack of a consistent pass rush; 2) A lack of depth on the offensive line; 3) A lack of speedy wide receivers who can stretch defenses down the field; 4) The run defense. They all played a significant role in the Bills' second three-point loss in three weeks, and all four will continue to be problems as the season moves along."

Inside The Bills | Hairston to be re-evaluated Mon.
"Don’t know yet," said head coach Chan Gailey when asked how bad Hairston’s injury was. "I went in there (to the training room) and basically he wasn’t in a (immobilizer) boot when I walked in there so that was a positive."

Giants outlast Bills 27-24 - BuffaloBills.com
"We gave up too many bigger plays I felt like whether it was clutch situations or whether it was just down the field big plays, and you can’t do that," said head coach Chan Gailey. "They had some penalties that hurt us on some of those drives and you can’t do that either. We had chances to win the ball game and we didn’t and we had been doing that, but we didn’t do it (Sunday)."

Ryan Fitzpatrick Postgame Press Conference - BuffaloBills.com
The Bills quarterback talks about the loss to the Giants.

Chan Gailey Postgame Press Conference - BuffaloBills.com
Coach Gailey's quick thoughts after the game.

Steve Johnson Postgame Press Conference - BuffaloBills.com
Stevie talks to the media from his locker.

Bills Roundup: Bills fall to Giants 27-24 - BuffaloBills.com
Highlights and more from the Meadowlands.

Inside The Bills | Bills far from happy with 4-2 mark
"4-2 is not bad, but we want those wins," said Terrence McGee. "To me it’s still early in the season. We’ve still got 10 games left so there’s nothing about 4-2 to get too happy about."

Fitz, Bills feel sting of coming up just short - The Buffalo News
"The two interceptions I threw, couldn't ask for a better coverage, couldn't ask for a better play, couldn't ask for a better route," Fitzpatrick said. "They were both the exact same thing where it was basically Stevie on a go route. I'd like to give credit to Corey Webster. He made plays on both of 'em. That being said, I feel like Stevie beat him. I feel like I underthrew both of 'em."

Week Six: Giants 27, Bills 24 | Buffalo News Video
"The Bills enter their bye week in a sour mood after dropping a 27-24 decision to the New York Giants today in MetLife Stadium. Two interceptions by Ryan Fitzpatrick proved costly in the loss for the Bills. "

Roosevelt runs a blue streak for first TD - The Buffalo News
"The guy makes you smile," Fitzpatrick said. "He did a great job after he got the catch. Naaman just being a smart football player, he ran a route where they weren't. They showed pressure and ran out. Naaman found a hole, and I have a lot of trust in him. I threw it to him and he did the rest."

Florence: 'I take the blame' for loss - The Buffalo News
"I take the blame for the loss, if you want to point someone to blame for the loss, point me out," said Florence, the veteran cornerback, after the Bills' 27-24 loss to the Giants. "I didn't make any plays and I gave up some plays. I didn't play good enough for our team to win. I think all 10 guys on defense played good enough to win and I didn't play like I'm capable of playing. ... Those pass interference calls really gave them a lot of momentum. To put a game in the referee's hands is always going to be a bad outcome."

Bills-Giants Report Card - The Buffalo News
The Bills weren't overly bad, they just weren't good enough to win.

Quarterly report: After some flow, game ebbs away - The Buffalo News
Mark Gaughan breaks down the game, quarter by quarter.

Pair of picks prove costly for Buffalo Bills | Democrat and Chronicle
"Fitzpatrick wasn't as alone on Goat Island as he may think, because the Bills' defense was once again sieve-like in allowing five lengthy scoring drives as the turnover-creating machine hit a malfunction."

Bye week comes at perfect time for Buffalo Bills | Democrat and Chronicle
"With a 4-2 record going to their bye week, the Bills have certainly given their fans an enjoyable, entertaining and rather surprising start to the season. But - hey, you knew there was a but coming - there are definitely some things that are starting to create some worry, and they were evident in Sunday's 27-24 loss to the Giants."

Sal's Six Points: Answered | Democrat and Chronicle
"Sal Maiorana answers the six questions he asked of the Buffalo Bills heading into Sunday’s game against the New York Giants."

Immediate Reactions: New York Giants 27, Bills 24 | THE BEST OF NICK MENDOLA . . .LIVE
"The Bills couldn't overcome Ryan Fitzpatrick's two interceptions and Drayton Florence's nightmarish performance at corner."

Reaction: Giants 27 - Bills 24 - WGR 550
"The guy who gets saddled with this loss is undoubtedly Ryan Fitzpatrick. He cost the team this game with untimely interceptions that were badly underthrown. He's the type of guy that will take the blame for this one in full, as he should -- if those passes are any place else the Bills may have a win today. The defense, while they gave up a bunch of yards, did their part when they needed it most. It's on Fitzpatrick to convert. He cost the Bills the game on Sunday."

HAMILTON: The Good Giants Team Showed Up - WGR 550
"This was the week the Bills made the mistakes and it cost them their second loss of the season. You knew they couldn’t go through the full season not fumbling the football away, or not throwing poor passes, or not giving up sacks or not committing key penalties. It all happened to Buffalo and very little of it happened to the Giants."

Bills' defense not holding up its end - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"If you want to be a good team, those are the drives where we have to come up with stops," said Bills veteran cornerback Terrence McGee, who had a game-high 11 tackles. "We did the best we could [to hold New York to a field goal]. But we want it to be where they don’t score anything."

Rapid Reaction: Giants 27, Bills 24 - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Here are some thoughts on the New York Giants' 27-24 victory over the Buffalo Bills."

CANOE -- SLAM! Sports - NFL - NFL Games: Bills gamble and lose
"That’s something we have to figure out how to do, is finish," said running back Fred Jackson, whose 80-yard touchdown run in the first quarter was the longest carry of his career. "You know we have two losses now, two games we didn’t finish. That’s a good football team, but we feel we left one out there."

Buffalo Bills QB Ryan Fitzpatrick wears wedding ring during NFL games - NY Daily News
"Personally, as a fan, I hate it. It's not safe, number one," Jones said. And as a guy who went to Harvard, he should be smart enough to know not to do that."

Giants Hang On to Beat Bills, 27-24 - NYTimes.com
"Sunday’s version of the late-game dramatics featured two important interceptions by Giants cornerback Corey Webster, a career day from running back Ahmad Bradshaw and an unflappable performance from Eli Manning, who did not throw an interception against a Bills team that came into the game as the league leader in forcing turnovers."

Giants Defeat Bills, 27-24 - Giants.com
The Giants website wraps up the team's win over the Bills.

Buffalo Defense Expected Turnovers, Got Penalties - WSJ.com
"Buffalo Bills cornerback Drayton Florence was waving his arms in protest before the flag even hit the ground. It was the third time on Sunday afternoon that a pass interference call was going against him, and his frustration was beginning to show. This season, the Bills had come to expect better."

Bills Loss to Giants No Cause for Alarm | wgrz.com
"You don't even have to have a good memory to recall how long it has been since the Bills were a team that is still relevant and a tough out for anybody at home or on the road. A work in progress, but the key word here being - progress."

Posluszny living with decision to leave Bills - AltoonaMirror.com
"They're doing great," Posluszny said. "The thing about it was they always had talent up there. They just finally got it together. They are getting it together."

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