Game Day Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 11/4

Bob Levey

The Buffalo Bills face off against the Houston Texans today.

Bills wary of Texans' Mega-Watt - BuffaloBills.com
"I think in general they are a top five defense and he is one of the guys that makes them great," said Fitzpatrick of Watt. "Very good player. He has the deflected balls, he has the sacks, makes a lot of plays in the run game and gets a lot of pressure on the quarterback. That being said, it is not like I am going to change my arm angle when I throw or anything. You cannot do any of that. If a defensive lineman bats it down, he bats it down."

OL Pears downgraded to out, will miss Texans game
"The Buffalo Bills today announced that OT Erik Pears (Hip/groin) did not travel with the team to Houston"

AP: Bills-Texans Preview - BuffaloBills.com
"Despite lackluster efforts, the Bills are hoping to hold their own Sunday. Buffalo is 2-0 all-time in Houston, most recently winning 24-21 on Nov. 19, 2006."

Bills Focus: Chan Gailey 1-on-1 Interview - VIDEO - BuffaloBills.com
"The Bills head coach talks with Chris Brown about where Mario Williams is at following his wrist procedure, the offensive line injury situation, and getting Ron Brooks back from IR."

Inside The Bills | Texans to give kick return opportunities?
"Through the Texans’ first seven games, Graham and the Texans are last in the league in touchback percentage (25.6%) which is almost half the league average (50%). Part of the reason the percentage is so low is because they have the second fewest touchbacks in the league (11) and the fourth-most kickoffs (45)."

Inside The Bills | Gailey senses new found accountability
"I think that they understand accountability to each other better at this point than maybe they ever have," he said. "We made that point of emphasis. I think they understand that better. Hopefully that does carry over to the games."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - 5 Things To Watch For During Bills - Texans
"It's important for Buffalo's playoff hopes to steal one of the next two games on the road, but do the 3-4 Bills have what it takes to pull the upset on the 6-1 Texans? Let's take a look at 5 things to watch for, shall we?"

Updating Bust Watch: Torell Troup - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"He had an easy job this year backing up Kyle Williams and Marcell Dareus. Troup's projected role was to provide both starters a breather and play in limited snaps. Maybe things would have been different for Troup if he stayed healthy. But after three seasons, it’s safe to officially label Troup a draft bust."

Walker's AFC East picks - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Skinny: This is an awful matchup for Buffalo. There are not many areas where the Bills are better than the Texans. Both teams are coming off the bye, so there is no advantage there. The Bills simply don't have the horses to win this game on the road."

Countdown To Kickoff: Texans v. Bills - Battle Red Blog
"Pass the last few hours before kickoff with fans in BRB."

Bills vs. Texans 2012 game preview - SBNation.com
"The Texans are heavy favorites at home in their Week 9 matchup against the Bills, who enter the game with one of the worst defenses in the league."

Bills vs. Texans: Game time, TV schedule, injury updates and more - SB Nation Houston
"The Texans and Bills are both coming off of a bye form last week."

Wade Phillips: Coaching them up - The Buffalo News
"The Bills have not recovered since they fired Wade," said former Bills center Billy Conaty, an attorney and certified player agent in Philadelphia. "Looking back on it, I certainly think Wade would have had success in Buffalo had he remained the coach. Wherever he's been he's had success. Even in Dallas, really, no one did better there - before or after."

Return game could give Bills a boost - The Buffalo News
The Buffalo News doesn't give the Bills a great chance to win, picking the Texans 30-20.

Texans' good drafts made Mario expendable - The Buffalo News
"'Four of the last eight picks the Texans have made in the top two rounds of the draft have gone to pass rushers, and a fifth went to an inside linebacker with good blitzing ability. That's a pretty good strategy in a league in which top quarterbacks pass like mad."

Fouts, Eagle train their focus on Bills for CBS - The Buffalo News
"I usually like to wait to see him in person before I give too much of an assessment," Fouts said. "I know that, like any quarterback, he'd like to cut down on the turnovers. And, if he does that then the Bills have a good chance of winning. But the history has been, with the turnovers, it's tough to overcome at times."

Sullivan: Bills becoming irrelevant again - The Buffalo News
Yeah. I probably don't have to write a caption for you.

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