Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 9/24

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The Buffalo Bills defeated the Cleveland Browns yesterday. We've got a ton of links with game recaps plus everything you could want on C.J. Spiller's injury.

Jerry Sullivan: When road got rough, Bills stayed calm - The Buffalo News
"Yeah, we kept our composure," Kelsay said after the Bills beat Cleveland, 24-14. "Instead of imploding, like we've seen in the past, we just kept our cool. We knew that all along the sidelines. At least, I sensed there was never a moment of doubt that we would win this game. And it showed."

Bills fans hold pep rally at Browns Stadium - Canton, OH - CantonRep.com
"With about four minutes left, Browns fans headed for the exits en masse after an interception. A strange roar filled the air. It was Bills fans celebrating the fact their team was going to be 2-1."

AP: Bills 24, Browns 14 - BuffaloBills.com
"Fitzpatrick threw three touchdown passes and the better-than-advertised Bills overcame the loss of Spiller to a shoulder injury and beat the Cleveland Browns 24-14 on Sunday to snap an eight-game road losing streak."

Bills beat Browns but lose Spiller to injury - BuffaloBills.com
"Buffalo’s defense was stout from the beginning forcing the Browns offense three-and-out on their first three possessions. They dropped Browns back Trent Richardson for a loss on his first two carries, but they sustained their play throughout most of the game. Cleveland subsequent three punts were turned into 14 points by Buffalo’s offense."

Transcript: Head coach Chan Gailey - BuffaloBills.com
Chan Gailey talks after the team's win yesterday.

Transcript: Choice, Fitzpatrick, Williams, Graham - BuffaloBills.com
Tashard Choice, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Mario Williams, T.J. Graham, and Stevie Johnson talk to the media after the game.

Inside The Bills | Graham steps forward
"The third down where we whipped the ball out to him and he makes a nice cut off a block and picks it up on 3rd-and-9," said Fitzpatrick. "He stepped up and did some good things for us today. Like I said last week with him every week we’ve got to get him a few more plays, a few more plays and he’s got to continue to get confidence and play well."

Inside The Bills | McKelvin’s INT luck of the draw
"I was on the sideline and Aaron Williams said he had something in his eye and couldn’t see," McKelvin told Buffalobills.com. "And they were calling for T (Terrence McGee), but after I didn’t see Terrence I just jumped on the field so our defense was ready for the next play."

Quarterly Report: Bills 24, Browns 14 - The Buffalo News
Mark Gaughan breaks it down quarter by quarter.

Report Card: Defense and offense get the job done - The Buffalo News
Special teams earned a C+ but everywhere else along the Bills was B+ or better.

Bills edge Browns; Spiller injured - The Buffalo News
"You've got to be able to come back from ups and downs," said defensive end Mario Williams. "For us to go out and play ball with adversity striking, whether it is injuries or them scoring, you still got to be able to put your foot down, especially when it really counts."

Choice fills the bill after Spiller departs - The Buffalo News
"When I saw C.J. go down I knew I had to step up and be ready to go. That's just how the game is, especially at our position," Choice said. "It was good to get a rhythm, good to get a chance to help my team out that way running the football."

Graham shows he is catching on fast - The Buffalo News
"It went too fast," the Buffalo Bills' rookie receiver said of the moment, which came in the first quarter Sunday and helped his team jump out to a 7-0 lead on its way to a 24-14 win over the Cleveland Browns.

Bills notebook: Defense gets big plays down the line - The Buffalo News
"Wish we could do it every week," Kyle Williams said. "We had guys that stepped up in big parts of the game. Everybody along the front made some plays. We did a great job in the run game, so we're pretty happy with how things went today."

Replay [BN]TheHuddle segments | The Buffalo News
Recap all the video from the Buffalo News following the game.

Video: Sully, Gaughan on Bills win over Browns | The Buffalo News
"The Buffalo Bills produced a very workmanlike win over the Browns in Week Three. Jerry Sullivan and Mark Gaughan report from Cleveland."

Browns angered that Bills fans had too much fun in Cleveland | The Buffalo News
"Buffalo loyalists apparently could be felt on the field. A few Bills players made reference to their presence with postgame tweets."

Game ball: Bills 24, Browns 14 | The Buffalo News
Most folks agreed with me as Tashard Choice garnered 43% of the vote. I would have voted for "The O-line" or "D-Line" had that been an option.

Points after: Bills 24, Browns 14 | The Buffalo News
"Quick highlights from the Buffalo Bills' 24-14 victory here over the Cleveland Browns."

MemoraBillia: The Bills' first trip to Cleveland | The Buffalo News
"It was 1947 in the All-America Football Conference. The Bills had just switched their name from the Bisons and, as this program from the Greater Buffalo Sports Museum archives of John Boutet shows, were going to test themselves against the defending champion Cleveland Browns in Week Two at Cleveland Municipal Stadium."

Stevie Johnson Postgame Press Conference - VIDEO - BuffaloBills.com
" The Bills wide receiver talks about the 24-14 road win over the Browns."

Mario Williams Postgame Press Conference - VIDEO - BuffaloBills.com
"The Bills defensive end talks about the 24-14 win in Cleveland."

Ryan Fitzpatrick Postgame Press Conference - VIDEO - BuffaloBills.com
"The Bills quarterback talks about the 24-14 win over the Browns "

Chan Gailey Postgame Press Conference - VIDEO - BuffaloBills.com
"The Bills head coach talks about C.J. Spiller's injury, and the 24-14 win over Cleveland."

Bills Roundup: Buffalo Starts Fast In 24-14 Win - VIDEO - BuffaloBills.com
"The Bills scored on each of their first two possesions, and the defense played a solid game as Buffalo beat Cleveland 24-14, despite the loss of C.J. Spiller."

WGR 550 - CAPACCIO: Hot Reads: Bills/Browns
Sal Capaccio's thoughts from the game.

WGR 550 - SIMON: Bills Gut One Out
"Hey football gods…I hope you didn’t mind that 'bone to pick with you' comment. If it isn’t too much trouble, can you make sure Fred Jackson is 100% by Sunday? Please heal up Spiller as soon as possible too. Hey, you owe us!"

WGR 550 - Sideline Reactions: Bills 24 - Browns 14
"Here are some of my thoughts from the sidelines:"

WGR 550 - HAMILTON: Bills Didn't Go To Pieces After Spiller Went Out
"In the first quarter Kyle Williams had three consecutive plays that were showed us again why he’s special. First, he threw rookie Trent Richardson for a two yard loss. Next, he sacked Weeden and then on the next play, on 3rd and 15, Weeden threw a screen to Ben Watson for nine and who’s down field from his DT position to make a hit? Williams!"

Wrap-up: Bills 24, Browns 14 - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"What it means: It means the Bills showed a lot of maturity to not look past a bad team like Cleveland (0-3) and take care of business on the road. This had the potential to be a trap game, considering the New England Patriots are coming up next for Buffalo. But the Bills stayed focused on the task at hand, picked up a key win and improved to 2-1."

Instant Recap: Browns Lose 24-14 to Bills - Dawgs By Nature
"Facing what was deemed as an important game this early in the season, the Cleveland Browns could not overcome a big first quarter by the Buffalo Bills, falling by a final score of 24-14."

Bills Vs. Browns Final Score: Buffalo Wins 24-14 - SBNation.com
SB Nation's game recap with Fantasy, Odds, Injuries, and more.

Please Click Here - Niagara Gazette
"That the Bills offense can function with so many spare parts is a testament to coach Chan Gailey’s ingenuity, but also the collective strength of its unsung offensive line. "

Bills overcome Spiller injury to beat Browns - Wellsville Daily Reporter
"When I saw C.J. go down I knew I had to step up and be ready to go," said Choice. "That's just the way the game goes, especially at our position."

Buffalo holds off Cleveland – Week three Bills report card - Canandaigua, NY - MPNnow
"I thought it was noticeable how the Bills offense stalled after the injury. Buffalo got back on track in the fourth quarter to close out the game. Here are my grades:" Everyone got a B or higher except the Tight Ends.

CANOE -- SLAM! Sports - NFL - NFL Games: Costly, ugly win for Bills
"Don’t get carried away about Fitzpatrick’s three-TD effort, however. While the offence was in control much of the day, most of his completions were short with little downfield threat all afternoon. "

Buffalo Bills Week 3 Report Card - Auburn Pub
Game ball goes to Tashard Choice.

John Dudley's Bills-Browns notebook: Choice steps up big for Bills with Spiller out | Erie Times-News
"It was a heck of a job by Tashard to step in there and do what he did today," quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick said. "He ran really hard, and he had some really tough yards today. Hat's off to him, because he really helped us out after C.J. went down."

Bills overcome loss of Spiller for rare road win | GoErie.com/Erie Times-News
"We knew we had to put our foot on the gas," said Fitzpatrick, who connected on 4-of-5 passes for 27 yards on the drive. "There was a lot of energy in the huddle. The guys were really revved up and ready to go."

Buffalo, where NFL parity goes to die: Kelly - thestar.com
"If the NFL is the welfare state of professional sport, the Bills and the Browns are the two guys who can’t figure out which forms they need to complete in order to apply for benefits."

CANOE -- SLAM! Sports - NFL - Spiller gets a cold shoulder
"He began the day as the NFL’s leading rusher and ended it with a bum shoulder and uncertain immediate future."

Bills defeat Browns, lose Spiller - Democrat and Cronicle
“Let me enjoy this for 24 hours,” coach Chan Gailey said. “We’re going to enjoy this for 24 hours and we’ll re-evaluate everything and see where we are.”'

Ryan Fitzpatrick needs to help himself - Democrat and Chronicle
'It’s never easy for Ryan Fitzpatrick. For every good play he makes, he seems to throw in a clunker, and if he had been sharper in the middle portion of the game, the Bills would have won in a rout because the Browns just aren’t very good. However, when he needed to be good, he was on the fourth-quarter drive that clinched the victory.'

The Buffalo Bills answer Sal's six points - Democrat and Chronicle
"This line is starting to evoke memories of the unit that helped lead the Bills to their Super Bowl run in the early 1990s. They’re not to that level, but they’re getting there."

Report card - Democrat and Chronicle
"Props to Coach Chan Gailey for being able to adjust to the loss of C.J. Spiller. Despite the win, it was not a great day for the Bills' secondary and the linebackers, as a whole, left much to be desired."

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