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Buffalo Bills news, 11/18: Bills-Jets recaps

The Buffalo Bills thrashed the New York Jets yesterday. Read all the stories from outside the friendly confines of Buffalo Rumblings.

Tom Szczerbowski
Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade.

Bills throttle Jets in rematch -
"The Bills were not the beneficiary of too many breaks over the past six weeks, but on Sunday it all turned for Buffalo. A relentless defensive front and opportunistic secondary forced four turnovers leading to 17 Bills points, and a rejuvenated EJ Manuel tossed a pair of long touchdowns passes in a 37-14 blowout win over the Jets."

EJ Manuel is "just letting it rip" -
I think EJ Manuel has patented two-sentence answers as "his thing".

Doug Marrone: "We were prepared" -
"The Bills head coach talks about the 37-14 win over the Jets." His opening statement was shorter this week.

Jairus Byrd: "I want to win games here" -
"The Bills safety talks about his big performance in the 37-14 win over the Jets."

Hackett's sideline presence helps -
"Offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett called plays from the sidelines for the first time this season." The picture they have on this post is worth the click alone, folks.

Bills young wideouts deliver -
"But Marquise Goodwin, T.J. Graham and Chris Hogan stepped up big in the absence of the two injured starters."

Bills Roundup: Total Team Effort Grounds Jets - VIDEO -
"EJ Manuel threw 2 long touchdowns in the windy conditions in Orchard Park, and the defense forced 4 turnovers, as the Bills rolled to a 37-14 win over the Jets."

Inside The Bills | EJ drafted in part for wind swept days
Marrone: "Obviously EJ had the second or first biggest hands and then we knew for us we were able to, when we worked him out that night we worked him out in probably the conditions we just had (Sunday). Not the wind, but it was rainy, a little windy, we knew he could throw the ball and that was one of the factors that went in to picking EJ."

Inside The Bills | C.J. blames self for run game, but mad in game
Marrone: "If you’re a running back getting the ball, that’s something you don’t expect. You can live with the other stuff, so I told him afterwards, ‘I would be ticked too, but the difference between me and you and this is what you have to do now is go over to that group right there, that offensive line, and you tell them you’re ticked.’ That’s what I told him."

Bills’ pressure defense neutralizes Jets - Sports - The Buffalo News
"Three interceptions, four sacks, one fumble and eight other quarterback hits later, they stormed out of Ralph Wilson Stadium with a 37-14 rout of their AFC East rivals. "

Byrd’s day is tasty in Bills’ win - Sports - The Buffalo News
"While he was taking everything he could away from the Jets on the field, Byrd was in a sharing mood after the game. He credited fellow safety Aaron Williams for giving him a heads-up on what play to look for on his first interception. He said the team’s coaches "do a great job of getting us in position to make plays." And he complimented cornerbacks Stephon Gilmore and Leodis McKelvin for their outside coverage of the Jets’ receivers."

Pettine’s scheme lets Bills’ defense man up - Sports - The Buffalo News
"All losses sting, but I can’t tell the lie and say it didn’t matter. It hurt," Pettine said of the first meeting. "Just like I can’t tell the lie that this one didn’t mean a little bit more today. It wasn’t about me the last time, and it’s not about me this time. I have a great staff who did a really good job preparing the guys this week."

Manuel deserves a hand after big-time bounce-back effort - Sports - The Buffalo News
"Instead, on a day when his running game was stagnant and his top wide receivers (Stevie Johnson and Robert Woods) were out with injuries, Manuel played his finest game as a Bill, soundly outplaying his rookie counterpart, Geno Smith."

Bills put WRs Goodwin, Graham on speed dial - Sports - The Buffalo News
"Goodwin and Graham combined for eight catches, 155 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the Bills’ 37-14 rout of the Jets at Ralph Wilson Stadium."

Bills notebook: Marrone prods Spiller to hold O-line accountable - Sports - The Buffalo News
"He’s exactly right," Spiller said. "When things aren’t going right, it’s about holding each other accountable. It’s nothing about degrading my teammates or anything like that. It’s just letting them know that we have to get going."

Bills’ defense drives Jets Smith out of game in 37-14 rout - Sports - The Buffalo News
"First play of the game, I knew that we had him," Dareus said. "We got a big lick on him, and he kind of rolled around. We knew right then we were in his head. From then on, he looked crazy, looked scattered."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Sideline Reactions: Bills 37 - Jets 14
Joe Buscaglia shares his unique vantage point from the sidelines of Buffalo's win.

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Bills Win 37-14
A straight-line recap if you're interested.

WGR 550 SportsRadio - HAMILTON: The Bills Were Out To Prove Something
Paul Hamilton shares his views on Sunday's game but comes away most impressed with EJ Manuel's four 30+-yard passes.

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Simon: Bills And EJ Manuel Bounce Back In Impressive Fashion
"I couldn't have scripted it any better. The Bills bounce back from their worst game of the season with a dominating win over a division rival and one that has beaten them up pretty good in recent seasons."

CBS Broadcast Shows Fan Falling From Upper Deck At Ralph Wilson Stadium
"Two people were hurt when a man fell from the third deck of Ralph Wilson Stadium during today's Jets-Bills game, and CBS's camera caught the incident while most viewers were away at commercial." Video and pictures available.

EJ Manuel steady as Geno Smith struggles - ESPN
"We thought it would be better for the quarterback to have Nate down there," Marrone said. "With a young quarterback ... just to be down there it's a different sense. Those guys talk to each other all during the week, they talk to each other all during practice, [but] there's a little bit of separation when he's [upstairs]."

New York Jets turnovers give Buffalo Bills renewed hope - ESPN
"I just think a few of those passes, if I had put it a touch to the right or to the left, it wouldn't have been intercepted," Smith said. "I think that's just the way the game goes and the way it's been for me up to this point."

Locker Room Buzz: Buffalo Bills - ESPN
Bills brush off Jets' Saturday night plans: "It didn't matter. We needed to win so bad, it didn't matter what they did. We needed to come and bring the energy, and I thought that was the difference in the game," Leonhard said. "It had nothing to do with their activities last night," said Jim Leonhard.

Rapid Reaction: Buffalo Bills - ESPN
"What it means: The Bills are still alive."

Jets vs. Bills Final Score: Buffalo Wins 37-14 - Gang Green Nation
"This was as ugly as it gets against a pretty bad opponent."

Bills 37 Jets 14: A Buffalo Stampede - Gang Green Nation
"Please, do not anybody act like Matt Simms' touchdown drive against a soft prevent defense makes him a good solution at quarterback. Just don't do it."

Kyle Williams: No Dave and Busters for the Bills | ProFootballTalk
"I think we’ll stay off of Dave and Busters. It didn’t work out very well for the other team that had a party there," Williams said, via Kimberly Jones of NFL Network.

As Jets' Geno Smith blows it, Bills' EJ Manuel gets it together | Football | Sports | Toronto Sun
"What is significant is this year’s highest-drafted rookie quarterbacks took huge steps in opposite directions."

John Dudley: A good Bills win, but keep it in perspective | Times-News
"Forget talk of the playoffs, or even finishing .500. That's all breathless hype for another Monday morning in the aftermath of an improbable Bills win. The one and only thing to savor this morning is progress."

Bills notebook: Hackett's move down earns raves from Manuel | Times-News
Manuel, on the weather, which included 30-mph wind gusts: "When you're playing football you don't really think about the wind or the cold or anything. You just make plays."

Immediate Reactions: Bills 37, Jets 14 |
"Manuel wasn’t perfect, but he was good. More importantly, he wasn’t timid. The rookie took a lot of shots downfield, made some clever throws at less than full speed and faced down some Jets pressure with style. It was good sign, enough to silence even the staunchest EJ critics."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Bills Restore The Faith
"Hey, do what you think is right as it pertains to the Bills playoff chances. CBS had them as the last team listed on their "In The Hunt" graphic before the game with the Jets. With a win in their pocket over the team that went into play holding the 6th seed in the AFC, there is no way the Bills are out of the hunt if indeed they were even in it in the first place."

Jets playoff dreams take a hit after being humiliated by Bills | New York Post
"The Bills showed they could destroy the Jets on the football field Sunday, but can they beat them in Skee-ball?"

Jets fall to the Bills, 37-14 -
"The Jets again missed a chance to announce themselves as a legitimate playoff contender, absorbing a 37-14 blowout loss to a Buffalo team that entered the day having lost five of its last six games. "

Against the Wind: Jets Fall to Bills 37-14 -
The Jets official website breaks it down.

Another Tale of Two QBs, This Time at Buffalo -
"The way I can sum up this game for myself — awful," Geno Smith said bluntly following our 37-14 loss at Buffalo. "I know I can play better. This is not who I am."