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Inside The Bills | Pluses and minuses
"We decided to assess improvements and deficiencies from where they were prior to Week 3 (2 games played) to where they are now following Week 5 (last 3 games played)." Offensive numbers are up thanks to Ryan Fitzpatrick. Defensive numbers are way down.

Drought puts Buffalo in bad company - Jerry Sullivan - The Buffalo News
"At some point in their history, 22 of the 32 NFL teams have gone at least 10 years without making the playoffs. That doesn't include the Raiders, who have lost 11 or more games the last seven years, or the 9-year-old Texans."

Miracle Recovery by Former NFL Player - My Fox Houston
""I'm doing pretty good. I've been able to move around and doing what I gotta do. For the most part, I'm pretty healthy," Everett said." Video, too.

REBILLDING: The Quarterback Turnover Scale -
"Periodically, we’ll take a look around the league at where other teams stand in terms of a need for quarterback. Once it becomes impossible for a team to draft higher than the Bills they will drop off our "Sliding M" scale"

Bills add LB to practice squad -
"Williams (6’1" 240) was most recently with the New England Patriots this past offseason, but did not make the final roster cut in early September. He spent most of the 2009 season on New England’s practice squad after beginning the year on Seattle’s practice unit."

Inside The Bills | Heavier 4-3 front explained "
"To be honest with you, it’s not a shift in philosophy," Gailey said. "It’s a shift in necessity. We’re not doing what we feel like we need to against the run game. So, we felt like we need to get some bigger people on the field to help us in that respect. It’s a shift in necessity more than it is a shift in philosophy."

Bills staying busy during bye week - Bills & NFL - The Buffalo News
"We're trying to do several things," Gailey said about his bye-week plan. "It's not easy to do all of them as much as you'd like. You'd like to look at some new things that you haven't been able to put in to the offensive, defensive, special teams systems to this point, because you have been game planning each week."

Bills' Maybin Left In The Dust - WGR 550 SportsRadio
"It's been a constant storyline in a down-and-out season. The Bills first round pick from 2009 just has not been able to get on the field for a winless team, and perhaps the worst team in the entire league."

BULLDOG: Why It's Bad For The Buffalo Bills - WGR 550 SportsRadio
In discussing the cornerback situation, Bulldog comes to this conclusion: "Lacking the competence to pick the right players is quite obviously a problem. Being too cheap the pay the players you do hit on seriously compounds the problem."

Power Rankings balance out AFC East - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Buffalo's 32. "My take: The Bills aren't the only winless team. The San Francisco 49ers and Carolina Panthers also are in the conversation for the NFL's worst, but the Bills have stated the most compelling case so far. They have allowed 30 points in four straight games. Bills owner Ralph Wilson on Monday told the Associated Press the turnaround will take three more years. Yeesh."

AFC East: Bills' first win a matter of if, not when - The Sports Network
Tony Moss assess the Bills chances of going 0-16.

Wilson’s words ring hollow - Wellsville, NY - Wellsville Daily Reporter
"Ralph Wilson promised he has a plan to fix the Buffalo Bills and make them a Super Bowl contender. Cue the confetti. Of course, this is the second year in a row Wilson has made that declaration and he has failed to prove he is working towards following through on all those promises."

Odds on first NFL coach to get fired | National Football Post
Buffalo's Chan Gailey is tied for second with former Bills coach Wade Phillips at 3-1. John Fox is on top at 5-2.

12 Steps For Bills Fans | Bleacher Report
If the Buffalo Bills are an addiction, how do you get over it? John Howell explains.

Countdown Daily AFC East Huddle - ESPN Video - ESPN
"John Clayton delivers the latest news from the AFC East"

I'm alive!! - Buffalo Wins
Joe Pinzone returns after a brief hiatus to discuss his current thoughts on the Bills.

Is Anyone Surprised the Bills are 0-5? " Bills Gab
Frank Minnitti asks the rhetorical question.

TLNM Podcast, Week Five w/ NBC’s Luke Russert -
"Here’s this week’s The Late Nick Mendola podcast with NBC’s Luke Russert. Luke talked about the Bills prospects of 0-16 and threw in some commentary on how Carl Paladino is regarded in D.C. right now. And a bonus segment on how the Fitz is alright. It was going to be on the air, but then Jason Pominville got hit very dirty."