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Game Day Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 9/25

Inside The Bills | 30 is the magic number
"If there’s one magic figure for the Bills defense it’s 30. That’s the point threshold the Patriots have hit in each of their last 10 games stretching back to last season with their 39-26 victory at Pittsburgh last Nov. 14th." The Patriots have won all of those games.

Bills hope Wannstedt can help solve Brady mystery - Jerry Sullivan
"When I was in Miami, we were able to put steady pressure on him and we had good coverage guys," Wannstedt said. "I think you've got to have the combination of both to beat him. You've got to force a bad throw, try to create a few drops. Come up with a turnover or two. Play a little field position. You don't beat one guy when you beat the Patriots."

5 Things To Watch In Bills-Patriots - WGR 550
"This quite possibly could be the most hype heading in to a Buffalo Bills-New England Patriots matchup in recent memory. The offensively skilled Bills will try and take it to the offensive juggernaut Patriots in their battle on Sunday. And while the Patriots are a very, very good team, they do have some weaknesses to exploit. Let's take a look at five things to watch during the Bills matchup against New England."

New deals for Fitzpatrick, Johnson won't come cheap - The Buffalo News
"The Buffalo Bills will have to pay out roughly $18 million a year if they want to re-sign both Stevie Johnson and Ryan Fitzpatrick."

Inside The Bills | Chung, Haynesworth out for Pats
"Starting safety Patrick Chung (thumb surgery) and DT Albert Haynesworth (back) were both downgraded to out for Sunday’s game with the Bills. DE Mike Wright (concussion) is also out, leaving New England a bit thinner on the defensive line this week."

Inside The Bills | Pats running game not forgotten
"New England in the two matchups against the Bills in 2010 rushed for 200 and 217 yards on the ground in their two victories."

Inside The Bills | Kelsay says Bills expecting win
"We’re expecting to win this game in front of our fans," said Kelsay. "You hear a lot about how they’ve had our number which they’ve had. That’s all fine and dandy for the outsiders but we’ve got a lot of confidence with the guys in this room. We’re definitely not going to lay down for anybody. We’re preparing to win this game and when we step on the field Sunday we’re expecting to win."

NFP Sunday Blitz | National Football Post
The Buffalo Bills lead NFP's Sunday Blitz column focusing in on the running of Fred Jackson.

Bills say 'we gotta bring it' - The Buffalo News
"They do a good job of mixing things up from week to week," he said. "I think that's the biggest thing, not really showing you the same looks. They've always got a few wrinkles you haven't seen, that they haven't shown before. You've got to expect the unexpected. You've got to be prepared for anything and be prepared to adjust."

Rob Gronkowski: Winning comes first - The Buffalo News
"It’s cool and it’s a lot of fun, but it’s the last thing I’m focusing on," Gronkowski said of the reunion. "We have a game to play. We’re playing the Buffalo Bills. They’re 2-0 and have a great defense. They have great players on their team. That’s all I’m focusing on right now, coming out and working in practice and studying the Bills."

South has plenty of talents for Bills to keep tabs on - The Buffalo News
"So, why have I written a column that normally appears sometime early in April, when the Bills' followers are bursting with anticipation? Blame Brady."

Six unbeaten teams take their acts on the road - The Buffalo News
"Six of the National Football League's seven unbeaten teams get road-tested in a full schedule of games for Week Three. The only unbeaten playing at home will be the Buffalo Bills, who face the unbeaten New England Patriots today at Ralph Wilson Stadium in what should be the most interesting game of the day."

Bills 'D' needs deep thinking to take big plays away from Pats - The Buffalo News
Rodney McKissic gives his five keys to the game.

Unbeaten Bills seek statement win over visiting Patriots | Democrat and Chronicle
"It has zero relevance to this game," said Bills coach Chan Gailey, a comment that was echoed by his esteemed counterpart across the way, New England coach Bill Belichick, who chimed in, "Most of the players that played in those games will be watching it on TV. So I don't think that really matters."

Morning take: Can Bills stop Tom Brady? - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Can the Buffalo Bills (2-0) stop New England Patriots (2-0) quarterback Tom Brady?"

Walker's weekend mailbag - AFC East Blog - ESPN
James Walker answers questions on if a win makes the Bills a legit AFC East contender and what the future holds for Roscoe Parrish in Buffalo among other AFC East tidbits.

Buffalo offense could have big day against New England -
"It's good for the guys on the team to get some recognition and respect around the league," Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick said. "We are trying to make a name for ourselves and our offense and our team. The only way to get respect is to go out and play. We are trying to get everyone's respect by our play on the field."

It may be fleeting, but it’s fun to be a Bills fan again - The Corning Leader
"Forgive me – or any fan of the Buffalo Bills you may know – for soaking up and relishing the team’s surprising 2-0 start for all it’s worth. As Bills fans know far too painfully well, success can be – and often is – fleeting."

Buffalo’s Ryan Fitzpatrick is proud to call himself a Harvard man | The Providence Journal
"Even today, six years after graduation, Ryan Fitzpatrick is linked to his alma mater on an almost daily basis. Fitzpatrick, who’ll line up under center Sunday for the Buffalo Bills’ early-season test against the Patriots, says he certainly doesn’t mind the connection he owns as the most famous current professional athlete from Harvard University."

Buffalo hoping to keep swagger - The Sun Chronicle Online
"I think everybody is excited and looking forward to it," Gailey said of today's AFC East showdown between the 2-0 Bills and the 2-0 Patriots at Ralph Wilson Stadium. "We're in a society of 'what have you done for me lately.' It's been good the first two weeks, but you've got to keep it going.

For Bills, Brady’s difference -
"Not to rain (or up here it could always be snow) on their parade, however, but the 2-0 Bills also have beaten the Kansas City Chiefs, who are barely an NFL franchise this season, and allowed the Oakland Raiders to score 35 points in a game that began at 10 a.m. on their body clocks."

Five things to watch with the Patriots -
Through the looking glass, five things to watch for the Patriots today.

Keys to victory for Patriots, Bills | The Providence Journal
What must the Bills and Patriots do to win today? The Providence Journal breaks it down.

Worcester Telegram & Gazette - Belichick pays Bills lots of respect
"He’s really outstanding," Belichick said. "He’s one of the best backs in the league. I would say no weak points. I don’t know what the weak points would be."

Sizing Them Up: Patriots vs. Bills -, North Andover, MA
A look at today's match-up by the numbers.

Who are These 2-0 Bills? |
"Who are Jackson and Fitzpatrick, you say?"