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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 8/28

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Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade.

Bills Roundup: Offense Improves in Win Over Jags -
"The Bills starting offense put 17 points on the board in the first half, and the reserves helped come back from a 15 point second half deficit, as the Bills beat the Jaguars in overtime for their first win of the preseason."

Making Mom proud, seeing the positives - Jerry Sullivan - The Buffalo News
"OK, so I've ignored her once or twice over the years. But on Saturday night, as a nod to the Bills' new game-day theme, I decided to heed Mom's advice and see only the positive side of this beleaguered Bills team. It was only a preseason game, after all."

Bills Dump Jags In OT
Jaguars vs. Bills highlights -

"The Bills and Jags duke it out as the battle spills into OT in this back and forth affair."

Making it look Easley -
"Bills QB Ryan Fitzpatrick puts the ball where only WR Marcus Easley can get it, as the Bills increase their lead."

Hall running -
"Bills RB Bruce Hall rushes into the endzone as the Bills finally answer the Jags run on points."

Jackson beats ex-Bill -
"Bills RB Fred Jackson beats former teammate, Jags LB Paul Posluszny, down the sideline for a 30-yard catch."

Bills late surge -
"Bills QB Tyler Thigpen finds Paul Hubbard for a late touchdown to put the Bills within two of the Jags."

Quick strike -
"Bills QB Ryan Fitzpatrick looks long on the first play of the series and finds WR Steve Johnson for a 52-yard touchdown. "

Chan Gailey Postgame Press Conference -
"The Bills head coach talks about the 35-32 overtime win over the Jaguars on Saturday night."

Ryan Fitzpatrick Postgame Press Conference -
"The Bills quarterback talks about the 35-32 overtime win over the Jaguars on Saturday night."

Marcus Easley Postgame Press Conference -
"The Bills wide receiver talks about his touchdown and the 35-32 overtime win over the Jaguars on Saturday night."

Bills offense sharp in OT win over Jags -
"We did some good things on both sides of the ball. It was good for us," said head coach Chan Gailey. "It was great to win in overtime. We fought hard to get back to that point and for them to be able to go out and win the game. That’s good."

Inside The Bills | Dareus wasn’t 100% "
"It was pretty sore but you have to play through those, it is part of the game getting little bumps and bruises," he said. "You go get it treated and get well. I kind of had a feeling that I could play and I tried to go at it 100 percent but I’m going to come back next week and probably be better."

Inside The Bills | Hairston debut goes well "
"It was a bit of a surprise to me," said Hairston of playing some left tackle. "Coming into the game it wasn’t a sure rotation, I hadn’t worked a whole lot of left tackle during practice but I was ready when the time called. Whatever I needed to be I’m ready for, I’ve got to be."

Inside The Bills | Poz on getting booed "
"You know what, that’s why the fans here are so great, if you’re one of them, they cheer for you, if you’re not, they don’t," he said. "That’s why in my four years here they were great fans, but it was different being on the opposite end of that. I was surprised I thought it was going to come faster, when I was coming out of the tunnel everyone was cheering and saying hello. I thought I was going to get booed more quickly than that, so it worked out OK."

Bills start showing signs of life - Bills & NFL - The Buffalo News
"The first-team offense finally showed signs of life led by quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, who tossed touchdown strikes to Marcus Easley and Stevie Johnson as the Bills starters outscored the Jags, 17-10."

Jackson, Dareus and Bell get starting assignments - Bills & NFL - The Buffalo News
Second-year man Alex Carrington started at outside linebacker. Fred Jackson, Marcell Dareus, and Demetrius Bell all got the nod as well.

Posluszny's reception is a bit cold - Bills & NFL - The Buffalo News
"Posluszny was called for illegal contact on the Bills' first play from scrimmage for holding up tight end Scott Chandler, was beaten by running back Fred Jackson for a 30-yard pass play, stuffed Jackson on second and goal at the 1 and made a terrific tackle on third down when it appeared Jackson had an open lane to the end zone."

Buffalo Bills' offense comes to life in OT win over Jacksonville Jaguars | Democrat and Chronicle
"The takeaway from Saturday night's home preseason opener against Jacksonville at Ralph Wilson Stadium was this: The first-string Buffalo offense indeed has a pulse, something no one would have guessed after watching the first two exhibition games this summer."

Rian Lindell seals Bills' overtime win - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Rian Lindell hit a 40-yard field goal with 3:04 left in overtime to give the Buffalo Bills a 35-32 preseason victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars in a game only scrubs and NFL diehards could love Saturday night."

HAMILTON: Bills Starters Had Good Outing - WGR 550 SportsRadio
Paul Hamilton gives a blow-by-blow of last night's game.

Reaction: Bills 35, Jaguars 32 - WGR 550 SportsRadio
"After a tumultuous week at One Bills Drive, the Buffalo Bills finally made their fans want to shout -- and in the good way. I could care less how the second half looked. The most important part of the evening is how the first team looked, and ****SPOILER ALERT!!!**** -- they looked great. Not average, not good. Great."

Starters Look Great, Bills Win In Overtime - WGR 550 SportsRadio
"The Bills' starting offense had a great showing in their contest with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Their starting defense was equally impressive. The Bills had a 17-10 lead heading into the 3rd quarter. They soon blew that lead, but fought their way back from a 15 point deficit to force overtime, where they won the game 35-32."

Preseason Immediate Reactions: Bills 35, Jags 32 (OT) |
Nick Mendola gives his reactions to last night's game.

Tough start, tough finish - Game recap on
Through the looking glass, check out the Jaguars' official reaction.

Assorted quotes from Saturday night's Bills-Jaguars game |
What did the Jaguars have to say after the game?

Jaguars Notebook: Good and bad for Posluszny |
"Posluszny is going to bolster the Jaguars' run defense this year, but he remains a question mark against the pass."

Easley looks the part in start " Bills " Niagara Gazette
"With a slew of receivers missing in action, including Donald Jones, Roscoe Parrish and University at Buffalo product Naaman Roosevelt, second-year wideout Marcus Easley made his case for a starting gig in Saturday’s 35-32 overtime win over Jacksonville."

Final: Bills 35, Jags 32, OT - BillBoard - The Buffalo News
Bucky Gleason gives his notes on the game including Ryan Fitzpatrick's clean-shaven chin.

More Bills Links
Inside The Bills | Talk with Fisher continue "

"We’re continuing discussions," said Brandon. "I met with (SJF President) Dr. Bain tonight and we’re going to meet with him again on Wednesday, but we’re thinking within the next month we’ll have an extension done to be there long term."

Few reasons for optimism about Bills - Larry Felser - The Buffalo News
Larry Felser is a little bit down on the Bills. This article was written before last night's game.

Buffalo Bills 2011 Season Preview - The Sports Network
"The Buffalo Bills have been attempting to find the correct formula for success for what seems like an eternity. By the looks of the team's approach to the 2011 season, it appears to be an ongoing search."

Bills Focus: Kyle Williams 1-on-1 -
"The Bills Pro Bowl defensive tackle talks exclusively to moments after signing his new contract about why he wanted to stay in Buffalo."