Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 9/20

ORCHARD PARK, NY - SEPTEMBER 18: Fred Jackson #22 of the Buffalo Bills runs against the Oakland Raiders at Ralph Wilson Stadium on September 18, 2011 in Orchard Park, New York. Buffalo won 38-35. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

PFT Live: Jackson says Bills are looking to prove themselves | ProFootballTalk
"Buffalo running back Fred Jackson says his teammates didn’t doubt their ability to come back against the Raiders in Week 2, believes pulling out close games is critical for the Bills this season, knows they still have a lot of football left to prove themselves and more in the final segment of Monday’s PFT Live."

Some reasons for concern about Bills - Jerry Sullivan
"But if you want to be taken seriously as a contender, you have to take your flaws seriously, too. The Bills have flaws, like every team in a league. There's ample cause for worry. Here are half a dozen reasons for concern."

Monday Morning QB - Peter King
"But this is why you root for the Bills: Their most important offensive players are everymen, and they can really play. Last year, Buffalo hung up 30 on New England, 34 on Baltimore, 49 on Cincinnati ... lost on a heartbreaking dropped pass against Pittsburgh for what would have been the winning touchdown ... and after starting 0-8, won four of their last eight with nothing to play for."

Jackson again a difference maker - BuffaloBills.com
"That was what started it all off," said Ryan Fitzpatrick. "He didn’t see a lot of carries in the second half, but he went over 100 yards and put two in the end zone. To see him make that run, that got everybody going and we didn’t look back from there."

WR Johnson insists he'll play Sunday - BuffaloBills.com
"It happened in training camp and then it went away for a few weeks all the way up until Week 1," he said. "I can’t say it’ll go the whole season, we’ll just have to see what happens on a week to week basis or a day to day basis."

Chan Gailey Monday Press Conference - BuffaloBills.com
The Buffalo Bills head coach updates the injuries and talks about the team's dramatic win.

Inside The Bills | Move needed at WR?
Chris Brown thinks a Kamar Aiken call-up is more likely than a Naaman Roosevelt move.

Inside The Bills | Stevie update
"It’s something I’m going to have to play through," said Johnson. "My groin is sore, but it’s just day after the game soreness."

Bills bring back fandemonium - The Buffalo News
Matt Glynn's piece about fans' reactions to the game as well as the new parking limitations and patdowns.

Raiders should have opted for Polish Cannon over Hail Mary | ProFootballTalk
"Football Night in America editorial consultant Elliott Kalb raised a great point after the game ended. With the Raiders trailing 38-35 at their own 44 and with time for only one more play, Sebastian Janikowski could have forced overtime with a 73-yard field goal."

NFL.com news: Romo proves his value to Cowboys; more thoughts on Week 2
"With the Bills down 21-3 at halftime, QB Ryan Fitzpatrick rallied his team to victory by leading touchdown drives on each of the five possessions Buffalo had in the second half. The last drive, the Bills converted on fourth down for the winning score. Fitzpatrick has now played two excellent games and the Bills are 2-0. Even though the Bills probably don't have five players that most of America can name, they play hard, they play tough and they never stop competing. The Bills might not be perfect, but like they did at the end of last season, they will play everyone tough."

Ryan Fitzpatrick, Bills gain believers with comeback over Raiders - Don Banks
"They've gone about it in two very distinct ways, against two AFC West opponents, but all that really matters is the Buffalo Bills are getting it done, and they're gaining believers week by week."

AFC East Daily: Late-game comeback drive sparks Bills
"I can't recall one quite like that," Bills coach Chan Gailey told reporters after the game. "It was an amazing gut-check by our football team. What they did coming out of halftime was really amazing."

Tuesday QB: Dissecting the winning drive - The Buffalo News
"Ryan Fitzpatrick's fifth game-winning drive of his career, in which he directed the offense 80 yards and converted two fourth downs, sealed the Buffalo Bills' thrilling 38-35 come-from-behind victory Sunday against the Oakland Raiders."

Receiver depth a concern with Roscoe out, Stevie hobbled - The Buffalo News
Jay Skurski runs down the Bills' wide receiver injuries.

Urbik out two to four weeks - The Buffalo News
"He did a pretty good job," Bills coach Chan Gailey said of Rinehart. "There's a couple things he was rusty on, but he did a pretty good job. I've got confidence in him that he'll be able to handle it."

Parrish's ankle injury may have ended his season - The Buffalo News
"I think it's probably unrealistic to think he can go out and play 70 snaps ... I think we have to be smart about how we use him. The guy has not played in two years," the coach said of Shawne Merriman.

Can Buffalo Bills beat New England Patriots? | Democrat and Chronicle
"Buffalo's 2-0 start is nice, but the real test comes against New England on Sunday." Leo Roth and Sal Maiorana debate the headline question and more.

Buffalo Bills get job done with unknowns | Democrat and Chronicle
"I think it speaks a lot for our team," said Fred Jackson, who is the unquestioned leader of this band of outcasts. "That's why we're able to play games like this. It's all guys that have had to fight to get where they want to be in life. We're going to keep scratching and clawing and fighting out on the field."

Poll: AFC East player of the week - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Fred Jackson and Ryan Fitzpatrick are the only teammates up for this week's award. Guess ESPN is pitting Bills against each other so Brady can win...

Seven-step drop: Here come the Bills - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Opponents can't get too caught up in the Buffalo Bills' spread offense, because they're also running the football extremely well. Keep an eye on Bills receiver David Nelson.

Bills' Jackson Is Rushing King Through 2 Weeks - WGR 550
"There’s a lot of work to do," the running back said. "Of course it’s an accomplishment I’m proud of but I still have a lot of work to do. You’ve got to continue to make plays and get opportunities. I’m excited about it but still have a lot of work to do."

A good time to be a Bills' fan - National Post
"That night, one of the local television affiliates led with the Bills victory, followed by a feature about how the new restrictions on tailgating would hurt the city's equivalent to cavemen huddling around their primitive fires. (The answer, per my colleague Eric Koreen who attended the game, was not a lot, at least as it pertained to getting drunk. These people know what they're doing.)"

Patriots about to find out if these Bills are legit or counterfeit - The Enterprise
"In (this) league, you never can underestimate any team," Patriots defensive end Mark Anderson said on Monday. "They’ve been doing pretty good. They’re 2-0 right now. They’ve (had) a great start and they look very good on offense from what I’ve seen - running the ball as well as passing. We’ve got to go out there and continue to go hard."

Big test awaits resurgent, undefeated Bills - Yahoo! Sports
"Stevie Johnson(notes) thinks the undefeated New England Patriots are still ahead of the unbeaten Buffalo Bills despite what the standings say. So he knows if the Bills want to show the football world they are for real, the litmus test will be Sunday when the two AFC East rivals meet."

Mike Catalana's Bills Blog - 13WHAM.com
"All I said when the season started was that the Bills were bigger and better but I only picked them to win 6 games this year. Now as anyone knows who decides to put that prediction out to the public, once you have made the pick you have to stick with it. But it is looking more likely that this is a team with a real shot to go .500 or better this season. I will be happy to see it happen but that doesn’t make me a cheerleader."

A 2-0 record looks good on the Bills - Olean Times Herald
"This is big for our football team," Fitzpatrick said of the victory. "We talked about this last week, being a young team, wins are so important at this point, just for the confidence of our guys."

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