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Bills humbled in 48-28 loss to Jets -
"It hurts. It’s no fun. It’s awful. All of the above," said head coach Chan Gailey. "This is a cliché I understand that, it’s one of 16. If you win enough to get to the playoffs, this was a learning experience. If you don’t then it was the start of something bad and that was the bottom line."

Jerry Sullivan: Loss resembled so many other disasters - The Buffalo News
"It's too soon to panic, I know. They're only 0-1. But on Sunday, they seemed a lot like last year's team. Did anyone else have a flashback to last year's Dallas debacle? It was the same game, minus the huge video board. When they fell behind, 41-7, they were in danger of suffering their most one-sided opening day loss in history (a 27-3 loss at the New York Titans in their inaugural game in 1960)."

Transcript: RB C.J. Spiller -
"It hurts to have our leader go down, especially the leader in our running backs room. We’re always preaching, the next man has to step up. I’m looking forward to it and hopefully get 22 (Fred Jackson) back as soon as possible." He had more to say, too.

Transcript: Head coach Chan Gailey -
"Before we start questions, a bit injury wise, both of them were knees. Fred (Jackson) doesn’t look as bad as David (Nelson). We don’t know how bad David is but it doesn’t look good right now. Fred doesn’t look nearly as bad but we are going to get a further evaluation tomorrow. We made too many mistakes early to get in the ball game and we have got some things we have got to work on and I understand that."

Ryan Fitzpatrick Postgame Press Conference - VIDEO -
"The Bills quarterback talks about the 48-28 season opening loss to the Jets."

Bills Roundup: Turnovers Hault Hope for Victory - VIDEO -
"The Bills turned the ball over 4 times, and the Jets capitalized on offense, as New York cruised to a 48-28 win over Buffalo. "

Mario Williams Postgame Press Conference - VIDEO -
"The Bills defensive end talks about the officials, and the Jets right tackle, after the 48-28 loss to New York."

Spiller 68-yard TD - VIDEO -
"Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller goes the distance for a 68-yard rushing touchdown." It's a sweet play. If you missed the game, this is one highlight to watch.

Inside The Bills | Pears to rotate with Hairston
"Not there," he said. "Plain and simple they need to play more and more and more. But adrenaline will take them pretty good into this ball game. But the guy in particular that we’re not going to ask play the whole ball game is Erik Pears. We’ll try to be smart and limit his reps some."

Inside The Bills | Fred to have MRI
" has learned that Fred Jackson will have further tests performed on his injured knee suffered in Sunday’s loss to the Jets."

Inside The Bills | Chan: the sky is not falling
"I don’t think the sky is falling. Everybody is going to say that, you’re going to say that, the fans are going to say that. That’s your job to say something like that, I understand that. But I don’t believe that in a million years."

Bills beaten up by Jets in opener - The Buffalo News
"Even at halftime, there was still optimism to come out," said Fitzpatrick, who also threw three touchdown passes. "To throw the pick six, a lot of the hope faded out there. I can't turn the ball over three times and expect us to dig ourselves out and win."

Bills Jets Quarter by Quarter / By Mark Gaughan - The Buffalo News
Mark Gaughan breaks down the Bills loss quarter-by-quarter.

Bills notebook: Injury could end Nelson's season - The Buffalo News
"Jackson cried in frustration as he paced on the sideline for several minutes. He jogged in place and tried to make some cuts with medical professionals observing. He then went to the locker room and didn't return."

Bills-Jets report card - The Buffalo News
The running game grades well on both sides of the ball but the passing games earned "D-". Special teams and coaching weren't much better.

Bills DE Williams frustrated after inauspicious debut - The Buffalo News
Howard disputed Williams' claim, telling "If that was an issue, I think they would've thrown some flags. I didn't see any flags out there."

Points after: Jets 48, Bills 28 | The Buffalo News
"Quick highlights from the Buffalo Bills' 48-28 buzz kill to the New York Jets at the Meadowlands. The Jets set a club record for most points on opening day."

Signs point to David Nelson being out a long while | The Buffalo News
"Nelson's injury occurred in the fourth quarter and away from the play, apparently while cutting. He was Buffalo's second-leading receiver last year with 61 catches for 658 yards and five touchdowns."

Mario Williams left fuming about no calls | The Buffalo News
More from Williams on the issue: "Pass blocking doesn't include hands to the face. When someone tells the officials that, and they just walk away, or they dont' call it, that is disheartening."

Versus Bills, Sanchez makes it as simple as 123.4 | The Buffalo News
"Sanchez's 123.4 passer rating was the second-best of his career and only the 10th time he's hit triple digits. He did so twice last year."

Aaron Maybin: 'It feels good. I'll say that' | The Buffalo News
"I mean, yes, it feels good. I'll say that," Maybin said with a smile that made it clear he'd like to say more, but thought better of it. "Obviously we would have liked to have finished the game on a stronger note on defense. We kind of gave up some big plays toward the end in the second half that we would like to get back, but to see all three phases of the game come together and put together a winning effort is great." Way to contribute to the coin toss, Aaron.

Chan Gailey: 'Don't kick the dirt on us yet' | The Buffalo News
"Let it go," Gailey said after losing 48-28 to the New York Jets. "It was awful today. I understand that. But don't kick the dirt on us yet."

Video: Dissecting the Bills' loss on [BN]TheHuddle | The Buffalo News
"In the the video below you'll hear from Mark Gaughan and Jerry Sullivan (at 3:18 of the video); Tim Graham (at 11:00 of the video) and Jay Skurski (at 22:00) at MetLife Stadium. Plus, analysis and reaction from Keith McShea, Lauren Mariacher, Lisa Wilson and Milt Northrop at One News Plaza."

Video: Graham analysis of what went wrong for Bills | The Buffalo News
"Tim Graham offered his post-game thoughts from New Jersey during [BN]TheHuddle on Sunday night:"

WGR 550 - CAPACCIO: Hot Reads: Bills/Jets
"The title of this blog this week should be "I’m-HOT-over-what-I-saw-in-New-Jersey-READS!" "

WGR 550 - Sideline Reactions: Jets 48 - Bills 28
The picture Joe Buscaglia used of Brian Moorman really says it all...

WGR 550 - SIMON: I Feel Like Charlie Brown
Lucy pulls the football out from Charlie Brown and then he gets a rock on Halloween. Ditto Buffalo Bills fans.

WGR 550 - HAMILTON: Jets Loss Is Tough To Swallow
"I’m just sitting here and I keep pausing from writing this. It is unbelievable to me that after over three full months to prepare for a divisional rival, Gailey’s team was so not ready to play. That is on him, that is on his coaching staff. I like some of what Gailey does with game plans, but not being ready to play on week one against a divisional foe is unacceptable. It can be fixed, there’s no question, but he has to get it done or be gone."

Buffalo Bills need more from Mario Williams, Ryan Fitzpatrick | Democrat and Chronicle
"One game is not nearly enough of a body of work to draw any conclusions, but one game, when you lose the way the Bills lost to the New York Jets Sunday, can certainly get you wondering whether all the hype about Buffalo was warranted."

Buffalo Bills: Sal's Six Point, the answers | Democrat and Chronicle
"Reporter Sal Maiorana asked six questions before the Bills played the Jets and on Sunday, the teams provided the answers."

Ryan Fitzpatrick's Jekyll-Hyde act getting old - AFCEast - ESPN
"Fitzpatrick threw for 80 yards, two interceptions and had a 38.9 passer rating in the first half. The Bills, with "Bad Fitzpatrick," trailed 27-7 at intermission. Fitzpatrick threw for 115 yards, three touchdowns and one interception in the second half. With "Good Fitzpatrick," Buffalo played the Jets even at 21 apiece. "

Rapid Reaction: Jets 48, Bills 28 - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"The Jets won for the sixth straight time over the Bills, who fell to 2-11 against other AFC East teams under head coach Chan Gailey. "

Jets Vs. Bills: New York Defeats Buffalo, 48-28, In Season Opener - SB Nation New York
"The Jets opened their season with divisional rival Buffalo, defeating the Bills easily, 48-28, behind three touchdown passes by Mark Sanchez and three interceptions by the defense."

Bills Vs. Jets: Mark Sanchez Paces Offensive Explosion In Win -
SB Nation's story stream is a river of horrors.

Immediate Reactions: Jets 372, Bills 14 | THE BEST OF NICK MENDOLA
"I believe it was the great philosopher William Madison, who after watching the Bills home opener, looked down to Old Man Clemens’ sidewalk and said, "Here’s a nice piece of ^&%&.""

Cromartie cherry picks Bills for a TD - The Buffalo News
"David broke out and Fitz thought he was gonna go out. Cromartie squatted on the outside route there," he said. "We read that as a turn in. When he broke out he threw it to him and Cromartie was sitting right there. It was a miscommunication and that's my fault. I'm responsible for the communication."

Bills thumped by Jets in season opener - Wellsville Daily Reporter
"Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Buffalo Bills were in a giving mood and the New York Jets were more than happy to oblige."

New York dominates Buffalo – Week one Bills report card - Canandaigua, NY - MPNnow
"Here is my report card for the Bills by position:" Teachers get evaluated on their students grades now, so you'd better be careful how low you go.

CANOE -- SLAM! Sports - NFL - Jets utterly destroy Bills
"It was far worse than the final score indicated. The Jets blew ahead 41-7 in the third quarter, and coasted after that. "

CANOE -- SLAM! Sports - NFL - NFL News: Big-buck Bills a bust in opener
"The Bills awarded the above five players a combined $224 million in off-season contracts, $104 million of it guaranteed. They were all big-money busts in Game 1, Jackson's left-knee injury notwithstanding. "

Coastal Carolina alumnus Thigpen begins season still with Buffalo Bills - Sports -
Thigpen said he was commended by Buffalo General Manager Buddy Nix for the way he handled the intense competition for his job. "The situation I was put into this preseason with them bringing in Vince Young, with them bringing in Tarvaris Jackson, Buddy Nix told me I gained a lot of respect from him by the way I handled myself and the situations," Thigpen said.