Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 11/7

ORCHARD PARK, NY - NOVEMBER 06: Naaman Roosevelt #18 of the Buffalo Bills makes a catch against the New York Jets at Ralph Wilson Stadium on November 6, 2011 in Orchard Park, New York.New York won 27-11. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

In measuring stick game, Bills come up small - Jerry Sullivan
"So much for statement games. When the big day arrived, the Bills had no compelling statements to offer, just one long, pathetic whimper."

Jets 'D', turnovers stymie Bills in 27-11 defeat - BuffaloBills.com
"It was frustrating," said Ryan Fitzpatrick, who threw for just 191 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions. "Even the times when we haven’t had it going on early in the game we seemed to find a way to get it going, and for whatever reason we couldn’t get that started. We couldn’t get it going. That was the frustration I guess. Not having that spark, that big play, whatever it was out there."

Jets vs. Bills highlights - BuffaloBills.com
NFL Network recaps the game yesterday.

Ryan Fitzpatrick Postgame Press Conference - BuffaloBills.com
The Buffalo Bills quarterback talks about how frustrating the loss to the Jets was.

Bills Roundup: Offense Sputters in Loss to Jets - BuffaloBills.com
Chris Brown recaps the day.

Chan Gailey Postgame Press Conference - BuffaloBills.com
The Buffalo Bills head coach takes full responsibility for the loss.

Inside The Bills | Lindell shoulder injury confirmed
"When asked if Lindell was unable to take kickoffs and long field goals after the injury Gailey confirmed that he was. Brian Moorman took a couple of kickoffs for the Bills."

Inside The Bills | Bills get help from Giants
"When Eli Manning threw a game-winning touchdown pass to Jake Ballard with 15 seconds remaining, and the Pats couldn’t answer, it put the AFC East into a three-way tie for the top spot between the Bills, Jets and Patriots all currently 5-3 on the season. The Bills have a win over the Pats, the Jets have a win over the Bills and the Patriots have a win over the Jets."

Inside The Bills | Bills not down on themselves
"We still feel like we control what happens to us," said Fred Jackson. "We knew it was going to be a dogfight coming in and they came in and played well and we didn’t. We’ve just got to get back to the drawing board and we’ve got a great opportunity this week to go down to Dallas and get a win."

Audio from the Bills' loss - The Buffalo News
"Here from the Bills following their worst loss of the season, a 27-11 defeat to the New York Jets today in Ralph Wilson Stadium."

Jets make a statement without running their mouths - Bucky Gleason
"The Bills have been a feel-good story in Buffalo and beyond. Their game against the Jets was on national television Sunday, but you couldn't blame the Jets for not quite buying into the idea that the Bills were a real threat in the division race. New York has beaten Buffalo four straight times by a combined score of 132-45."

Bills' offense manhandled by Jets - The Buffalo News
"Sunday's 27-11 loss to the Jets was a replay of a story the Bills know all too well. It was the fifth straight time over the past 2 1/2 years Rex Ryan's Jet defense has put a stranglehold on the Buffalo attack."

Bills penalized for mistakes on defense - The Buffalo News
"The Bills can't shake the image of two costly pass interference penalties that led to touchdowns or the inability to get off the field on third down against a Jets team that ranks near the bottom of the NFL in total offense. At least the Jets' offense scored enough to win and played a role in handing the Bills their first home loss of the season, 27-11, at Ralph Wilson Stadium."

Lindell's status uncertain after his shoulder injury - The Buffalo News
Rian Lindell doesn't think the shoulder injury he sustained on a touchdown-saving tackle will keep him out of the next game, though it could affect his distance.

Norwood warmed by reception - The Buffalo News
"Kickers have come in since and have continued to take it notches up, which is great to see," Norwood said. "I saw that firsthand when Stevie Christie came in. I certainly had acknowledged he was a great kicker at that time and I could see the reason they moved forward without me."

Quarterly Report: Jets 27, Bills 11 - The Buffalo News
Mark Gaughan looks at the methodical work of the Jets during each quarter.

Outcoaching by Jets leads to downgrade - The Buffalo News
The passing game gets an F while the coaching sits at a D.

'Bad' Buffalo Bills on display in loss to Jets | Democrat and Chronicle
"We turned the clock back early Sunday morning for daylight savings time, and unfortunately the Bills turned the clock back Sunday afternoon to a time their fans would like to forget."

Sal's Six Points: Answered | Democrat and Chronicle
"Sal Maiorana answers the six questions he posed before the Buffalo Bills took on the New York Jets."

Buffalo Bills make ugly statement with loss to Jets | Democrat and Chronicle
"The Jets and Patriots have restored order in the division after a very eventful first two months of the season and will meet next Sunday in MetLife Stadium with first place on the line."

Jets' domination is no surprise | Democrat and Chronicle
"No one should be surprised by what happened Sunday at sold-out Ralph Wilson Stadium. With two weeks to prepare for a game they absolutely needed to win, the New York Jets were clearly superior to the Buffalo Bills. The thing is, Rex Ryan really didn't need two weeks — his defense is simply way better than Buffalo's offense. The Jets may be Buffalo's worst matchup on the schedule."

New York Jets pound Buffalo Bills | Democrat and Chronicle
"The No. 8 defense ultimately was the story of the game as it stymied Buffalo's No. 10 offense and quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, who was intercepted twice. Running back Fred Jackson was also held to under 100 yards and lost a key fumble."

HAMILTON: It's One Failed Test - WGR 550
"Sunday wasn’t the first big game this year’s Buffalo Bills played and it won’t be the last. They still doesn’t change the disappointment both the players and the fans feel after being dominated by the Jets."

Reaction: Jets 27 - Bills 11 - WGR 550
"The Bills were outclassed by the division rival New York Jets. They let a team come in to their home and spray paint the walls and the carpet with their team colors. With that said, it's a long season. The Bills get to play the Jets one more time at the end November. All is not lost just yet. But I don't know that any one loss will sting Bills' fans quite as hard as this one did Sunday."

Jets' defense has its swagger back - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Gross.

Rapid Reaction: Jets 27, Bills 11 - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"New York forced three turnovers and held the Bills to 287 total yards. Many of those yards by Buffalo were gained in garbage time. The Bills failed to score at least 20 points for the first time this season."

Norwood back in Buffalo to receive Distinguished Service Award - Dunkirk | The Observer
"I think coming back into this setting is definitely a time to look back," Norwood said. "It's not something many of us do in our normal lives It is a time of reflection. For what I had to give, I think I performed and maybe exceeded what I could do. I took it seriously while I was here and did the best I could in all situations. I handled myself the best I could."

Norwood honored with distinguished service award - Niagara Gazette
"I guess that the basis of my visit here is not so much for the football part of my career," he said prior to kickoff. "I see the award more as a result of my service to the community. My work with Camp Good Days, Special Times and some other things were a little ancillary for a football player, but are an important part of the position."

Jets dominate Bills, week 9 team report card - MPNnow
As you can expect, not so great.

Jets stop Bills in AFC East showdown | Erie Times-News
"Appearing uninspired and at times undisciplined, the Bills took a 27-11 loss to the New York Jets that could come back to haunt them as the AFC East and conference races play out over the next eight weeks."

John Dudley: We've seen ugly Bills losses like this before | Erie Times-News
"Just as the Bills seemed to be turning the corner to contention, they reminded us how awful they could be."

Bills' 3 turnovers play major role in loss | Erie Times-News
"They are an aggressive team," Fitzpatrick said. "We knew what they were going to do coming in. They were going to come in and play aggressive man and that's what they did in the first half. Unfortunately some of the stuff we had planned and prepared for didn't really pan out."

N.Y. Jets stifle Bills' offence - The Globe and Mail
Ryan Fitzpatrick stood before the media with a down-trodden look uncharacteristic of the light-hearted Buffalo Bills quarterback, and he summed things up quite simply: "They kept us frustrated all day."

NY Jets score 24 second-half points in 27-11 rout of Buffalo Bills - NY Daily News
"The Jets turned Buffalo’s high-powered offense, which was averaging 30 points per game, into a lost and disjointed outfit. Gang Green forced three turnovers and three three-and-outs on the Bills’ first eight drives. Buffalo had just eight first downs with three minutes remaining in the third quarter before racking up yards and their only touchdown in garbage time."

Jets defense gets physical, shuts down Ryan Fitzpatrick and Bills - NY Daily News
"I feel like in the AFC East we’re the only ones who still play physical football," he said. "Obviously, you’ve got New England that spreads you out and Buffalo does the same thing. We’re still that ground and pound old school mentality and that was my message. Guys, let’s play physical today. Let’s hit ’em in the mouth every play. If we do that, if we play our style of football, we’re going to win the game."

Plaxico Burress overcomes sore back to have big game for Jets - NYPOST.com
"I woke up [yesterday] morning, I didn’t think I was going to play," Burress, who had been dealing with a sore back during the week, said after the Jets’ 27-11 win over the Bills. "But I just woke up, stretched, said a couple prayers and went out and just played as hard as I could. I lasted the whole game."

Jets dominate Bills for first road win - Newsday
"The team we are, we felt like our matchup against them has always been a problem," he said later. "Our style of football versus their style of football has always been a problem. That's why we say, 'Same Bills.' This is the same team we've beat over and over. So don't get it twisted by their record. If we play our type of football, they won't be able to beat us."

Jets upend Bills, 27-11, to win third in a row | NJ.com
"Linebacker Bart Scott called the Bills’ style "finesse football," but however you phrase it, the Jets had the answers. They planned to overwhelm the Bills with power, making their opponent pay for putting their athletes in space. They took away Buffalo’s screen game with tight man coverage."

Jets return to ferocious defensive form in beatdown of Bills | NJ.com
"Scott said he recognized so many of Buffalo’s plays from last season. The difference was that the Bills were running them with confidence now, something they’d built since last season and something the Jets had seen slip away earlier this year."

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