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Bills embarrass Chiefs at Arrowhead -
"The start to Buffalo’s 2011 season could not have been better on Sunday, as they dominated the home standing Kansas City Chiefs in every phase of the game en route to a 41-7 blowout victory at Arrowhead."

Gailey-Fitz chemistry makes offense a gas - Jerry Sullivan
"Fitz made a powerful statement Sunday, though, playing one of the finest games of his career and reminding us how good he can be when things are clicking and he has sufficient weapons. Fitz picked the Chiefs apart, throwing for 208 yards and four touchdowns to tie a career high."

Maiorana's Musings: Buffalo Bills' blowout a big surprise | Democrat and Chronicle
"Well, like many people, I thought the Bills had a good chance to win the opener in Kansas City. Like many people, I thought it would be a close, low-scoring, largely boring game. I was so right, and I was so wrong. Never saw a 41-7 Bills blowout coming, and if anyone else says they did, they're lying."

Bills vs. Chiefs highlights -
"Bills QB Ryan Fitzpatrick throws for 208 yards and 4 touchdowns as Buffalo easily beats the Kansas City Chiefs 41-7."

Chan Gailey Postgame Press Conference -
"The Bills head coach talks about the convincing 41-7 season opening win over the Chiefs in Kansas City."

Ryan Fitzpatrick Postgame Press Conference -
"The Bills quarterback talks about the 41-7 season opening win against the Chiefs in Kansas City."

Bills Roundup: Buffalo Dominates in Season Opener -
Chris Brown wraps up the Bills victory with highlights and analysis.

Inside The Bills | Remembering 9-11
"Here’s a look at how the Bills uniform will incorporate and honor the victims and heroes of our country’s 9-11 attacks in New York City, the Pentagon and Shanksville, PA on game day in Kansas City."

Inside The Bills | Dareus pays tribute
"Bills DE Marcell Dareus is paying tribute to the fallen heroes of 9-11 with his game shoes today. Here’s a look."

Inside The Bills | Tip of hat to O-line
"The key to the whole thing is pass protection and I think we got sacked one time," he said. "Erik (Pears) let the guy get around the corner. We got hit maybe two more times, but other than that Fitz was able to stand back there and see things and throw it where he needed to throw it. The pass protection was huge for us."

Inside The Bills | Bills happy, but not satisfied
"We won and we wanted to start the year off the way we wanted to and we did," said David Nelson, who had four catches for 66 yards. "We did a good job of that, but we still feel like we have work to do. We still have room to grow."

Report card: Dominant Bills are on the mark - The Buffalo News
Bills get As across the board - with the lone exception going to the run defense, which allowed 6.0 yards per carry.

Quarterly report: Breaking down the blowout - The Buffalo News
Mark Gaughan breaks down the Bills' performance quarter by quarter.

Jackson provides offensive balance, beats Chiefs at own game - The Buffalo News
"Scoring a touchdown would have been a nice cherry on top but a blowout road win will have to suffice. Jackson rushed 20 times for a game-high 112 yards and averaged 5.6 yards a carry in the Bills shocking 41-7 romp over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday."

Chandler's day is a revelation for Bills - The Buffalo News
As Ryan Fitzpatrick dressed in his locker room stall, a horde of media members stuffed microphones, recorders and mini-cams into the face of Scott Chandler. "Look at that," Fitzpatrick said to no one in particular. "A star is born."

Week One: Bills 41, Chiefs 7 | Buffalo News Video
"Ryan Fitzpatrick throws for four touchdowns, two of them to TE Scott Chandler, in Bills’ 41-7 win over the Chiefs in Kansas City."

Bills' opening statement is loud and clear - The Buffalo News
"The Bills, the third-worst team in the NFL last year, struck out on a new course before a stunned crowd of 68,755 at Arrowhead Stadium. It was the Bills' biggest margin of victory since 2004, their first season-opening road win since '96 and their largest margin of victory ever in a season-opener."

Buffalo Bills roll past Kansas City Chiefs | Democrat and Chronicle
Wilson agreed, saying, "We were very confident coming into the game. We've been talking about expecting and demanding more of ourselves and being accountable to each other. We know anything can happen if you prepare and you go out expecting to win and play well."

Cincinnati Bengals, Buffalo Bills exit 'worst' category | Democrat and Chronicle
"The Cincinnati Bengals and Buffalo Bills entered NFL Week 1 with the unwanted consensus tag of the 'two worst teams in the league.' After impressive road wins Sunday, the Bills and Bengals won't be 31st or 32nd in the assorted weekly rankings entering Week 2."

Buffalo Bills Report Card | Democrat and Chronicle
Sal Maiorana gives the Bills high marks after their convincing win.

Sal's Six Points: The Answers | Democrat and Chronicle
"How did the Buffalo Bills do on the six questions asked coming into the game by reporter Sal Maiorana?"

Bob Matthews: Heroes and Goats | Democrat and Chronicle
Scott Chandler is an NFL hero from Week 1.

Playing like this, Bills could make playoffs - Niagara Gazette
"To completely disregard the Bills’ ability to contend for a playoff spot so early in September is an ignorant position. We have to wait and see how teams perform in actual games before judging who’s better than who. It’s fun to try and predict how an NFL season is going to happen. It’s less fun to read or listen to those predictions, even though we do it, ad nauseum every August, and then let those opinions shape our own."

Bills destroy Chiefs, week one team report card - MPNnow
"I can't remember the last time the Bills were able to pull their starters from the game due to being ahead by so much. They did it with 9:30 left in the fourth quarter."

CANOE -- SLAM! Sports - Lots to like in Bills' win
"So with the caveat that it was only four quarters of football against a dreadful-looking Kansas City Chiefs outfit that seemed to pack it in sometime early in the third quarter, let the winners celebrate for a week."

Chiefs Fall to Bills 41-7 in Season Opener -
Check out the comments section on's game recap.

Todd Haley Postgame Comments -
See the Chiefs head coach respond to the thrashing.

Matt Cassel Postgame Comments -
The Chiefs starting QB steps to the microphone.

Chiefs Postgame Player Comments -
Other plays from KC spoke to the media. Here's what they had to say.

Wrap-up: Bills 41, Chiefs 7 - AFC East Blog - ESPN
The AFC East wrap of the game is written by the AFC West blogger and is the same as the one published there. Nothing Bills-centric. Fail.

The Morning After: Buffalo -
After sleeping on it, the loss still looks bad for the Chiefs.

Reaction: Bills 41- Chiefs 7 - WGR 550
"The Buffalo Bills played one hell of a game on Sunday. They set the tone on the very first play, and never once looked back. For that, they deserve a lot of credit and praise, just like they would deserve to get ripped if the shoe were on the other foot."

Hamilton: Bills Domination - WGR 550
"This was the Bills first opening game victory on the road in 15 years. It's the most points on opening day since O.J. Simpson and company put up 42 in 1975 against the Jets. This is the fourth season in a row Buffalo has played at Arrowhead and its gone 3-1 including putting up 54 points in 2008."

Take 2: Opening Statement |
"All those people that thought we were as bad as we were, we're not. There's going to be a lot of people that are going to put us up on a little bit of a pedestal... and we're not there yet. You have to understand that. I told the team that. I do think we're improved over last year. I thought we would play well. I believe in our men."

Chandler Breaks Out for Bills |
"Standing six-foot-seven, Scott Chandler is hard to miss. However, the Kansas City defense had a hard time finding the Bills tight end as he caught two touchdowns in Buffalo's 41-7 win on opening day."

Bills rout Chiefs 41-7 |
"Wow. That's all you can say about the Bills season opening, 41-7 rout of the Kansas City Chiefs. Facing low expectations from Bills fans, the team blew those away with an impressive and dominating victory."

Peck’s Pop’s-Bills vs. Chiefs |
Here are some quick thoughts on the Bills' win in Kansas City.

Immediate Reactions: Bills 41, Chiefs 7 | THE BEST OF NICK MENDOLA . . .LIVE
A warning: I will not apologize for being happy and having fun with the Bills being 1-0. Proof: let’s bring back the sounds of "Fitzmagic."

Bills, Ryan Fitzpatrick steamroll Chiefs | ProFootballTalk
"If there was a disappointment, it was that big free agent acquisition Brad Smith was mostly an afterthought. He ran three times for six yards and threw a pick on his lone pass attempt. It is hard to blame Gailey for relying on Fitzpatrick given the way things went for the Bills on Sunday, though."

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Mercyhurst student spends summer with Buffalo Bills | Times-News
"That is because Langston, an athletic training major, spent part of his summer as an intern at the Bills training camp near Rochester in Pittsford, N.Y."