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Buffalo Bills news, 10/23: praising Mario Williams

The Buffalo Bills defensive end is on a blistering sack pace, putting him in the national spotlight.

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WGR 550 SportsRadio - Upon Further Review: Bills At Dolphins

Fred Jackson and Stevie Johnson had good days on offense, as did Eric Wood and the right side of the line. On defense, it should come as no surprise that several defenders came out looking pretty good. Mario Williams earned a perfect 4.0 - something Joe B doesn't hand out very often.

Fine 15 | The MMQB with Peter King

"13. Buffalo (3-4). Kiko Alonso is becoming a cult hero/tackling machine approaching the midpoint of his rookie year. He has 70 tackles in seven games, and four interceptions." They are the only team with a losing record in the Fine 15.

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How Marrone has pushed out the negative -
"I spoke to the players about not thinking about consequences and let’s go out there and play each play," said Marrone. "Usually when you start thinking about consequences you start thinking negative. So we’ve tried to correct that with some of our people. For our players we just went out there and started playing each play, play by play and believed in each other. That’s what happened (Sunday)."

From the Booth: Bills at Dolphins -
John Murphy talks about the slower offensive pace, the emergence of Marcell Dareus, Nickell Robey's successful season, and the lack of enthusiasm in Miami's crowd.

Winning plays you may have missed: Week 7 -
"Take a closer look at some winning plays you may have missed from the Bills-Dolphins game, using NFL Game Rewind." It includes another great Mario Williams play that wasn't in Brian's pass rush piece yesterday.

Bills Focus: Mario Williams Wired for Sound - VIDEO -
"Listen in to Mario Williams when the Bills faced the Dolphins last Sunday in Miami."

Inside The Bills | Club removal for Gilmore is surgeon’s call
"That’s really the surgeon’s call, that’s really not even our doctors," said Marrone. "That’s the surgeon’s call, as far as when that comes off. There’s no doubt he definitely looked much more comfortable, and I think he’ll be even more comfortable this coming week. It’s one of those things, the more we can wear whatever we have to wear that’s different from how we played before, we just get more comfortable with it."

Bills have been drama kings so far - Sports - The Buffalo News
"The closest in team history. Buffalo’s seven games this season have been decided by a total of just 31 points, an average of 4.4 points per game. The previous closest total margin of victory through the first seven games of the season was 38 points in 1998, an average of 5.4 per game. Last season, the average margin of victory through the first seven weeks was more than two possessions, at 16.9 points per game."

Power Rankings: No. 21 Buffalo Bills - ESPN
"One voter -- ESPN national NFL writer Kevin Seifert -- slotted the Bills at No. 17 this week. That's just a few spots out of the theoretical playoff threshold, a sign that the 3-4 Bills very much remain on the radar outside of Buffalo." Last week they were 25th.

Would Bills consider Fred Davis trade? - ESPN
"Although it's a considerable long-shot, the other wrinkle to consider here is safety Jairus Byrd. Although they're not actively shopping him, the Bills have said they'll listen to any offers on Byrd. The Redskins need a safety."

NFL Week 7 Winners, Losers: Robert Mathis, Mario Williams on record sack pace | Audibles -
"The Colts’ Robert Mathis is on pace to break Michael Strahan’s single-season sack record. So is Kansas City’s Justin Houston. And Buffalo’s Mario Williams."

PFF Team of Week 7 - Pro Football Focus
Mario Williams earns a spot while Jerry Hughes and Marcell Dareus get honorable mentions.