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Spiller a no-show on Sunday - Jerry Sullivan
"What do these NFL players have in common? Ryan Mathews, Jahvid Best, Dexter McCluster, Ben Tate, Montario Hardesty and James Starks. They're the six running backs from the 2010 draft who have more yards from scrimmage than C.J. Spiller this season. They were all taken after the Bills shocked the football world by making Spiller the ninth overall selection."

Williams expected to miss rest of season; Lindell out 4-6 weeks - The Buffalo News
"Additionally, The News has learned that kicker Rian Lindell is expected to miss four to six weeks with a shoulder injury, according to a team source."

Turnovers spell recent trend vs. Jets -
"In their last seven games against the Jets, the Bills have an astounding 22 turnovers averaging better than three per game. In contrast, New York over that same stretch with Buffalo has just 12 total giveaways, with a half dozen coming in one game."

Bills elevate TE Caussin -
"We like what he’s been able to do for us and with getting Aaron Williams back to practice we released Terrence Wheatley and made room for him," said head coach Chan Gailey.

DT Williams to see foot specialist -
"Bills Pro Bowl defensive tackle Kyle Williams said last week he was hopeful that three weeks of complete inactivity for his ailing left foot would make a difference and allow him to contribute to Buffalo’s push for their first postseason berth in 12 years. As early as Tuesday Williams could know whether he has a chance to do so or not."

Bills to try out kickers Tuesday -
"That’s why we’re doing it in case he can’t kick this week," said Gailey. "We’ll make that judgment, see how he feels (Tuesday) and see what they say we need to do. If I had to guess I’d say we’d have to have one at least for one week."

Chan Gailey Monday Press Conference -
The Buffalo Bills head coach updates all the injuries, recaps the Jets loss, and moves on to talk a little about Dallas.

Inside The Bills | L.T. calls Buffalo ‘Same Bills’ "
"The team we are, we felt like our matchup against them has always been a problem (for them)," he said. "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."

Inside The Bills | Bell getting checked out
"Bills OT Demetrius Bell hasn’t played since Week 4 at Cincinnati due to a shoulder injury. His latest check up [was] Monday."

Inside The Bills | Kelsay sounds unlikely for Sunday
"Kelsay looks like he could possibly miss this game as well," said Gailey late Monday afternoon. "He re-aggravated that same calf injury and they said he should come back a lot faster than the last time. So it looks like we may or may not have him. I would doubt it this week, probably have him for the next one."

Inside The Bills | Hairston still iffy for Sunday
"I think Andy hasn’t done a bad job, it’s just whether or not we think Chris can play left tackle and that makes us a stronger team to play Andy at left guard," Gailey said. "Or does it make us a stronger team with Chris being a little limited to keep Andy at tackle and keep Rinehart at guard. We’ve just got to make that decision."

Inside The Bills | Kickers by the percentages
"There are probably more replacement kicker candidates out there available to the Bills, who will hold private workouts Tuesday to find a replacement for the injured Rian Lindell. But here are the career FG kicking percentages for some of the more notable vets out there."

Jets thwart high-powered Bills - Don Banks
"If this was the measuring stick game it was billed as in the AFC East, the Jets more than measured up, and the Bills fell woefully short. This was easily the most complete game New York has played all season and it signaled that the Jets have their swagger back and are again capable of making a talented and multifaceted offense look frustrated and anemic for four quarters."

Jets top Bills in AFC East showdown –
"No offense runs more plays from the shotgun spread formation than coach Chan Gailey's Bills. But the Jets viewed the guys with the charging Buffalo on the side of their helmets as a two-man offense with the catalyst being do-everything running back Fred Jackson, who sets up quarterback Fitzpatrick's play-action passing."

Immediate Reactions: Jets 27, Bills 11 | THE BEST OF NICK MENDOLA
"Chan Gailey didn't let his players do what they do best, while many of them looked like they never woke up. Advantage: Jets"

That's What We Said - Jets 27 Bills 11 -
"What happened to the Bills against the Jets? Mike and Chuck talk about who's to blame and what must change as the Bills enter a crucial stretch of the season."

Pitoniak: Bills flat vs. Jets -
"As Sunday's loss, in front of 70,000 fans waving white pom pons indicated, the Bills remain a work in progress. There are lessons still to be learned. Lessons that more experienced teams like the Jets already have mastered. Lessons learned the hard way."

Jets Shine Light on Bills Dark Spots |
"The big picture still looks pretty good, all things considered. We're now at the halfway point of the season, and at 5-3, the Bills are in a 3-way tie for the top spot in the AFC East with the Jets and Patriots, who lost at home to the NY Giants. Interesting isn't it, that a Giants team the Bills should have beaten on its home field managed to knock off the mighty Pats and Tom Brady in Foxboro."

Bills Offense Can't Solve Jets Defense |
"We did not have an offensive rhythm today. We get a couple things going and then it would fizzle out," said Bills head coach Chan Gailey.

Jets Jolt Bills 27-11 | WKBW
"The marquee matchup was the Bills offense against the Jets defense in a key AFC East clash at Ralph Wilson Stadium Sunday. That battle was clearly won by the visitors as New York’s defense forced three turnovers and kept one of the league’s highest-scoring offenses in neutral in a convincing and pivotal 27-11 victory."

Bills' Williams may be headed for IR - The Buffalo News
"Nose tackle Kyle Williams is expected to miss the rest of the season, based on reports the Buffalo Bills have received so far, sources told The Buffalo News on Monday."

Tuesday Morning QB: Third down failures were big - The Buffalo News
Rodney McKissic breaks down all of Buffalo's third down attempts to see what went wrong.

Rian Lindell injury forces Buffalo Bills to audition kickers | Democrat and Chronicle
"Coach Chan Gailey says the injury to kicker Rian Lindell’s right shoulder is "not good," and the team will try out replacements this week. Gailey ruled out Lindell from playing at Dallas on Sunday, but wouldn’t say whether the injury was season-ending."

Buffalo Bills to replace injured Rian Lindell | Democrat and Chronicle
"Gailey also ruled out starting left tackle Demetrius Bell (right shoulder) and starting linebacker Chris Kelsay (left calf) from playing Sunday."

Buffalo Bills Replay: Sizing up season at halfway point | Democrat and Chronicle
"Leo Roth and Sal Maiorana are pleased with Buffalo's improvement but aren't sure the Bills are good enough to make the playoffs."

Caussin Signed To Bills Active Roster - WGR 550
"Wheatley was released because rookie cornerback Aaron Williams is getting extremely close to being ready to play for the Bills. Before his release, Buffalo was carrying seven cornerbacks."

Kyle Williams' Season In Doubt For Bills - WGR 550
When asked if the injury is thought to be one that could jeopardize the remainder of Williams' season, head coach Chan Gailey didn't rule out anything. "That is a possibility, I'm not going to say it's not," he said, lowering his voice in disappointment.

Bills' Lindell, Kelsay Doubtful For Dallas - WGR 550
Joe B updates some of the key injuries.

AFC East Power Rankings preview - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"The Bills are showing their youth and inconsistency in the past month. Buffalo is just 2-3 in its past five games. The Bills played one of their worst games of the season against New York — the final score wasn’t indicative of how badly the team was outplayed. Things won’t get any easier for the Bills, who have three consecutive games on the road while trying to stay in the AFC East race."

Seven-step drop: Here come the Jets - AFC East Blog - ESPN
James Walker thinks the Bills would lose to the Jets 7 or 8 times outs of 10. How will the Bills fare on their three-game road trip? Stevie Johnson passed his Revis test.

Poll: Who's best in the AFC East? - AFC East Blog - ESPN
The Bills are in second place in the fan voting ahead of the Patriots.

CANOE -- SLAM! Sports - NFL - Bills missing an identity
"Through the first eight games of the season, we do know this: these Bills collectively have big stones and lots of heart, characteristics on display during incredible comeback victories over the Pats and Oakland Raiders. Led by quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, Buffalo’s never-say-die attitude has been embraced by a community that values will as much as talent."

Morrison savours 'trip of a lifetime' - Regina Leader-Post
"This past weekend, Kirk Morrison - a seven-year NFL vet and a starting linebacker with the Buffalo Bills - came through on his end of the deal he made with Kirk Morrison, a 20-year-old business student at the University of Regina."

Bills confident they will rebound from loss to Jets | Erie Times-News
"When you look at the grand scheme of things, there is still action," Bills wide receiver Stevie Johnson said. "We've all got action in this division and it's an exciting division now that the Buffalo Bills are playing well."

Bills S Scott 'saddened' by Penn State scandal - Times Union
"Sandusky coached Scott during his freshman season in 1999. Scott was familiar with the charity and called it "a great program." In 1999, Scott was also roommates with Sandusky's son, Jon. In speaking with mutual friends, Scott says he's learned that Jon Sandusky is "completely devastated" by the allegations."

Fans Disappointed Over Bills Loss |
"I'm disappointed cause the Jets are not my favorite team by any means, and it's disappointing. Very disappointing," one Bills fan said.

Jets leave no doubt who won this one - Olean Times Herald
"There wasn’t any "we could be 8-0" after this one. The Bills’ 27-11 loss to the Jets on a beautiful Sunday afternoon at the sold-out "Ralph," was every bit as one-sided as the score."

Fans waive white flag, Bills surrender division lead - Niagara Gazette
"Next time there is a "whiteout" at The Ralph, it really should be nature's doing. I'm sure it sold some extra jerseys and looked neat on TV, but out at the stadium, the artificial atmosphere set the tone for a weak, dispassionate, lazy Sunday effort in the most meaningful game played here in years. Before long, the Bills had surrendered their status as the team to beat in the AFC East."

Bills to try out kickers after Lindell hurt - Yahoo! Sports
"Yesterday, we took a step back, so you can kind of feel the subtle mood around the facility today," receiver David Nelson said. "Guys aren’t very happy."