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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 9/17

Timothy T. Ludwig-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

Jerry Sullivan: Spiller turns heads as Bills' shooting star - The Buffalo News
"Well, I'm finally seeing what Nix had in mind when he handed C.J. Spiller's name to the commissioner in April 2010. Two weeks into his third pro season, Spiller is showing the full array of talents that infatuated Buffalo's personnel men when he was running rings around college defenders at Clemson."

Inside The Bills | Wood: We won’t accept cheap shots
"Two plays in a row they’re taking cheap shots at us," said Wood. "They did the same thing last year in Kansas City. You start getting a team down, you’ll see their true colors. And the last two years, we’re not just gonna sit back and take it. We got a pretty physical group up front, and if they wanna take shots at us, were gonna take them back at them."

Spiller, Bills run over Chiefs - The Buffalo News
"Spiller gained 139 of his 170 scrimmage yards in the first half. He finished with 123 rushing yards on 15 carries and 47 receiving yards on three catches."

Report Card: About-face in game plan gives Bills new look - The Buffalo News
The lowest grade the Bills got was a B for their run defense, but when the game still mattered, the run defense was incredibly stout.

Bills notebook: Glenn puts athleticism on display - The Buffalo News
"Tamba's a very good player, so you've definitely got your hands full with him, but [Cordy] did a good job," Bills right tackle Erik Pears said. "He's a hard worker. He's obviously got the natural abilities to do it. I think he's been solid and I think he'll keep getting better, because he works at it."

Quarter by quarter: Bills 35, Chiefs 17 - The Buffalo News
Mark Gaughan lists key plays and quotes from each quarter.

Pressed by coaches, Bills' Gilmore rebounds - The Buffalo News
"I think they fared well, especially early on," Bills safety George Wilson said of the team's young cornerbacks, including Gilmore and second-year players Aaron Williams and Justin Rogers. "I was very pleased with how aggressive our young guys came out at corner. After last week, we gave up some plays on the outside. It can get to you as a corner, but our guys, they didn't make excuses about last week. We went to work this week to correct those mistakes."

Big bounce back win for Bills over Chiefs -
"The special teams made big plays, the defense made some big plays. We got five sacks," said head coach Chan Gailey. "Things like that, three turnovers and five sacks you’ll win a bunch of football games you keep doing that. And we can run the football we’ve got a chance to be a pretty good football team before it’s over with."

C.J. Spiller: "This is not a one-man show" -
Here's the transcript from Spiller's post-game presser.

Transcript: Head coach Chan Gailey -
The Bills head coach talks to the media after the game.

Dareus uplifted by fans and victory -
"That is my relief," said Dareus of being on the field. "Whatever is going on in the outside world I can go to the football field and take it out, out there. Just have fun, be myself and focus in on the field, take everything out of my head."

Leodis McKelvin on His Touchdown Return - VIDEO -
"The Bills punt returner talks about his 88 yard touchdown in the 35-17 win over Kansas City."

C.J. Spiller Postgame Press Conference - VIDEO -
"The Bills running back talks about his second straight big performance in the 35-17 win over Kansas City."

Ryan Fitzpatrick Postgame Press Conference - VIDEO -
"The Bills quarterback talks about the 35-17 win over the Chiefs."

Stevie Johnson on His Touchdown Catch - VIDEO -
"The Bills wide receiver talks about his touchdown, and joining the fans to celebrate."

Kyle Williams Postgame Press Conference - VIDEO -
"The Bills defensive tackle talks about the 35-17 win over Kansas City."

Bills Roundup: Spiller Leads the Way in Big Win - VIDEO -
"Running back C.J. Spiller had 170 total yards and two touchdowns, and the defense had five sacks and forced two fumbles, as the Bills cruised to a 35-17 win over the Chiefs."

Chan Gailey Postgame Press Conference - VIDEO -
"The Bills head coach talks about the 35-17 win over Kansas City."

Inside The Bills | George okay after shake up hit
"It was a clean bill of health," said Wilson. "I just had my eggs scrambled for a play there. The training staff just want to err on the side of caution. They brought me in to make sure that everything was ok, did the concusion screenings and everything. I had a clean bill of health before the team came in for halftime. I know that sometimes we as players want to get back out there and that’s why we have team doctors and trainers in those moments to protect us from ourselves."

Inside The Bills | C.J. is Jim Brown good?
"With his 123-yard rushing day Sunday in the win over the Chiefs, Spiller is the first NFL player to average 10-yards per carry or more in the first two games of a season since Jim Brown in 1963 (minimum 25 total attempts)."

Inside The Bills | Chan asks Spiller to talk to T.J.
"C.J. is so much better than when he first walked in here, and so I actually asked C.J. to talk to T.J. and tell him where you were and where you are now and tell him how to pay attention to the details to allow himself to grow as a player," Gailey said in his weekly interview with

Points after: Bills 35, Chiefs 17 | The Buffalo News
"Quick highlights from the Buffalo Bills' 35-17 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs in Ralph Wilson Stadium."

Game Ball: Bills 35, Chiefs 17 | The Buffalo News
C.J. Spiller is rightfully running away with it... just like he did on Sunday.

C.J. Spiller dazzling his teammates, too | The Buffalo News
"C.J. was the reason," Bills receiver Stevie Johnson said of the offense's success. "We were moving because we gave the ball to him. He got things rolling."

George Wilson, Stephon Gilmore pass concussion tests | The Buffalo News
"It just got me a little bit," Gilmore said. "It wasn’t anything serious. It just shocked me a little bit but I’m good."

Video: Postgame thoughts from Gailey, Spiller | The Buffalo News
"After the game, Bills head coach Chan Gailey and running back C.J. Spiller talked about the team's win and the plan heading into Sunday."

Video: Sully, Gaughan analyze Buffalo's big win | The Buffalo News
"Jerry Sullivan and Mark Gaughan share their thoughts about the Bills' win in Sunday's home opener:"

Video: Highlights from tonight's [BN] The Huddle | The Buffalo News
"Our new one-hour postgame show with hosts Tim Graham and Lauren Mariacher featured phone segments with Bucky Gleason and Jay Skurski and thoughts on the game from Milt Northrop and Keith McShea:"

Bills O-linemen accuse Tamba Hali of filthy play | The Buffalo News
"It was stuff after the play, where they're trying to get a guy's arm out of socket or trying to twist a guy's head under a pile," Wood said. "We're not going to stand for that."

WGR 550 - Sideline Reactions: Bills 35 - Chiefs 17
Joe Buscaglia goes through the highs and lows from the game.

WGR 550 - HAMILTON: For The 2nd Straight Week, It's Only One Game
"I think the best way to get started about talking about this dominate Bills victory is to say the same thing I led with last week, it’s only one game. Enjoy, celebrate, don’t start predicting playoffs, let’s take the journey."

WGR 550 - Bulldog: That's More Like It
"Let's see, can the quarterback take care of the ball? Check. Can he make some throws please? Check. How will CJ Spiller do filling in as the starter at running back? Super-sized-check. How about some pressure on the opposing quarterback? Check. Five of them if you like. How about some turnovers? Check, check, and check. Maybe a return touchdown in the kicking game? Check. That's a lot of checks."

WGR 550 - SIMON: A Complete 180
"I don’t know what role this game will play in the outcome of the 2012 season and no, I did not make reservations for New Orleans(site of the Super Bowl) after the Bills romp over Kansas City. But I do know the team, the fans and sports talk show hosts needed it… badly!"

Wrap-up: Bills 35, Chiefs 17 - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"There wasn't much not to like in this game from Buffalo’s perspective. The Bills pounded the Chiefs for the second straight meeting. Perhaps the two touchdowns Buffalo allowed in garbage time weren't ideal. But that’s being nitpicky. It was a good, all-around performance by the Bills. "

C.J. Spiller sparks Buffalo Bills' rout over Chiefs | The Ithaca Journal
"It’s always better to answer the questions when you win," said Spiller, who giggled several times at the podium. "Fred Jackson challenged me today, when he told me to put the team on my back. So when that comes down from the leader in our room, you have to step your game up. I was ready to go today."

Creative solution could resolve stadium issue - The Buffalo News
"Every year the Bills organization will pay its payroll tax into a special lock box created by the state. This money will be used to pay the bonds that were used to borrow the money for the improvements. Over the 15-year term of the lease, $13 million a year in payments at 4 percent can amortize $150 million in improvements."

Spiller dynamic again as Bills cruise to win - Dunkirk | The Observer
"I just have to make sure I'm prepared for whatever they throw at me," Spiller said of opposing teams' defenses. "I can say that my offensive line takes the challenge every single day and they go out there on Sundays and cover (the other defense) up and I just try to make my reads and be decisive."

Spiller, Bills run past Chiefs - Wellsville Daily Reporter
"We did such a good job up front keeping me clean and controlling the line of scrimmage," said Fitzpatrick.

Buffalo bounces back against KC – Week two Bills report card - Canandaigua, NY - MPNnow
The lowest grade goes to the secondary, likely due to Dwayne Bowe's big day in garbage time.

Spiller rumbles for 123 yards in Bills win - Toronto Sun
Spiller was by far the most dominant skill-position player on the field, as the Bills (1-1) dominated the Chiefs (0-2) in every phase on a windy, late-summer day. Buffalo led 35-3 deep into the second half until they allowed two meaningless TDs.

Bills accuse Chiefs' Hali of cheap shots - Toronto Sun
"I think I tripped or something and fell, so he thought I was trying to cut him," Bills left guard Andy Levitre said. "And he tried to twist my neck. He took both of his arms and pinched them around my helmet and (twisted), so that got me going a little bit. So I reacted to that. We were talking back and forth, and on the following play he tried to come inside, and I threw him on the ground."

Buffalo Bills wallop Kansas City Chiefs 35-17 in home opener -
"Watching C.J. in the open field is a wonderful thing, getting those big chunks of yards," said quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. "(It’s) his vision. He’s been very good at seeing cuts and just trusting himself. When C.J. gets in the open field, it’s tough to bring him down."

Buffalo Bills Week 2 Report Card - Auburn Pub
A "C+" for the coaching as the Bills came out in the shotgun to start the second half. I'm sure the Dorin Dickerson fiasco came into play, as well.

Preparation putting Spiller in spotlight | The Greenville News
"Even though he knew that Fred Jackson would be the Buffalo Bills' starting running back for last Sunday's season-opening game against the Jets, C.J. Spiller continued to prepare as if he'd be the one carrying the load."

Immediate Reactions: Bills 35, Chiefs 17 | THE BEST OF NICK MENDOLA . . .LIVE
"– Darryl Talley tweeted early in the game that, "Spiller looks like OJ when he runs the ball." Little did he knows — presumably — that Spiller would later become the fourth player in Bills history to start the season with back-to-back 100 yard games (Fred Jackson, Thurman Thomas, O.J. Simpson). The Clemson kid is back to looking like his Clemsonian self… and it sure looks great."

Maiorana's musings: Bills unveil blueprint for winning games - Democrat and Chronicle
"The Buffalo Bills showed what they need to do to win: Let C.J. Spiller run, limit Ryan Fitzpatrick's passes, stop the run and turn their defensive line loose."

Sal's Six Points: The Answers - Democrat and Chronicle
Sal Maiorana answers the questions he posed before the game.

Bills throttle Kansas City - Democrat and Chronicle
Yes... yes they did.