Game Day Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills Links, 10/9

PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 25: Michael Vick #7 of the Philadelphia Eagles sits on the sideline with a broken right hand in the fourth quarter against the New York Giants at Lincoln Financial Field on September 25, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Giants defeated the Eagles 29-16. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Eagles don't adhere to any speed limit - The Buffalo News
"The struggling Bills defenders will try to contain one of the fastest offenses in the NFL when quarterback Michael Vick leads the Philadelphia Eagles into Ralph Wilson Stadium. Vick is the fastest, most elusive quarterback in the league. Receivers DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin are one of the top speed receiving duos in the league. LeSean McCoy is one of the best dual-threat rushing and receiving backs in the league."

Buffalo Bills aware of Philadelphia Eagles' anger | Democrat and Chronicle
"We're both angry and that's going to make for a great game," he said. "We feel like we should've won (last week in Cincinnati). They're supposedly the dream team and feel like they should be undefeated right now, so they're ticked off and we're ticked off. It's going to be great for the fans and it's going to be great for the NFL."

Inside The Bills | Chan: We’re pass-to-set-up-the-run
"You’d love to run it more," Gailey told "Really most teams are either pass-to-set-up-the-run or run-to-set-up-to-the-pass. You kind of fall into one category or the other. We have fallen more since the first of the year into a pass-to-set-up-the-run situation. We’re spreading Fred (Jackson) out, getting him some catches and trying to get him the ball some other ways. So our run totals have gone down. I’d like to get them back up as time goes on. I hope as we get to the end of the year we get to be somewhat balanced."

Fred Jackson’s emergence raises questions about C.J. Spiller | ProFootballTalk
"But Jackson’s start raises some questions about what the Bills have in store for C.J. Spiller, the running back they took with the ninth overall pick in last year’s NFL draft. Spiller has played well in limited opportunities, with 94 yards on 13 carries, but the Bills have made it clear that their running game revolves around Jackson."

Heading back to Buffalo - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"The AFC East blog is heading to its second Buffalo Bills game in three weeks. This time we will be at Ralph Wilson Stadium to see the Bills (3-1) play the Philadelphia Eagles (1-3) on Sunday. "

Eagles prey on big play, so Bills must protect their house - The Buffalo News
Five things the Bills need to do to be successful this weekend.

Vick the prototype for Davis' ideal type of player - Jerry Sullivan
"Vick would have been perfect for Davis. He was a dynamic, strong-armed quarterback -- a lefty, like Ken Stabler! -- who defied NFL conventions and had the talent to make a big play at any moment. Vick was a volatile, flawed entertainment, like the Raiders, but you couldn't take your eyes off him, because you never knew what he might do next."

Lindell is making a point | The Columbian
"You don’t hear a lot of great football stories that start out with ‘I remember in Week 3 …," said Lindell, who played high school football at Mountain View. "You hear about playoff games with Franco Harris or something — not Week 12 stories. So yeah, I do I feel like I’m missing out on the full experience."

Hairston to make first NFL start - Tonawanda News
"Their pass rush is extremely good. We feel like it’s going to be a challenge for our offensive line with Chris at left tackle, a new left tackle, facing a group like this," Gailey said Wednesday of Philly’s defense which has 15 sacks so far this season. "It’s going to be a challenge for our guys because you can’t just sit there and run the football. You have to throw the football."

Bills offense has played role of bully against weaker defenses -
"They have picked on all the smaller guys by pilling on the yards, but when they took on the No. 1 ranked defensive team in the Bengals last week, they had finally found someone their own size."

Buffalo and its QB both unlikely upstarts in NFL |
"The systems are different," Castillo said. "He [took] like eight sacks. Well, [Bills coach] Chan Gailey has done a great job with him. He's like Peyton Manning now, as far as the way the timing is, the offense, they've done a great job there."

Eagles rookie Watkins feeling the pressure | Philadelphia Inquirer
"Watkins has been uncomfortable with the limelight from the moment he arrived in a city where patience is not a common virtue."

Eagles have to stop the run |
"You know what? Bring it on," Fokou said. "So be it. You know, we're ready."

Eagles Matchup |
Seeing where each team has the edge in this matchup.

It’s beat the Bills ... or get laughed at by Leno -
"There will be mass sports radio hysteria in the Delaware Valley if the Eagles don’t beat the Buffalo Bills Sunday at Ralph Wilson Stadium."

Philadelphia Eagles: Eagles must shed ugly label today vs. Bills -
"After a 1-3 start in which the legitimacy of their defense has been called into question and two of their best linemen have been lost indefinitely to injuries, the Eagles line up against the Buffalo Bills today (1 p.m., FOX) with the additional responsibility of shedding an infuriating label 10 times more troublesome than "dream team.""

Eagles Pay Tribute To Fallen Fan -
Mr. Lammert died in the spring of wounds suffered from small arms fire in Faryab province, Afghanistan, while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. A native of nearby Tonowanda, N.Y., Mr. Lammert was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 84th Field Artillery Regiment, 170th Infantry Brigade Combat Team stationed in Baumholder, Germany.

Fan-Demonium: Time To Pay The Bills -
"Sunday won't be about fun. It will be about survival. I'll celebrate the good moments, but it will be a muted, awkward celebration. Quickly my mind will shift to "So, what's around the corner?" I think we're all of a similar mindset. That's what happens when you see a talented team lose three straight leads in the fourth quarter. You're waiting for the other shoe to drop, as the old saying goes."

Eagles done dreaming in facing Bills - Yahoo! Sports
"All the high-priced, headline-grabbing splashes Philadelphia made this off-season in adding cornerbacks Nnamdi Asomugha and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, defensive end Jason Babin and backup quarterback Vince Young have translated into a heap of disappointment. Having blown three consecutive second-half leads, Philadelphia's off to its worst start and enduring its longest losing streak since 2007."

Davis led the fight for football's merger - The Buffalo News
Larry Felser on the passing of Al Davis.

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