Found August 30, 2012 on Football Nation:
Look out AFC East, the Buffalo Bills are coming for the division crown and more. The 2012 offseason has been a snowballing thrill ride for the Bills.It all started in March when Buffalo made the bold and costly move to snatch free-wheelin' free agent Mario Williams.This finally got the Bills in the spotlight of contention. Joining the likes of other defensive line powerhouses, like Kyle Williams and Marcel Dareus, this created expectations of a potentially dangerous defense.After that, Buffalo signed another defensive end, Mark Anderson, who certainly isn't a slouch either.To top it off, they got one of the hottest cornerbacks in the first round of the draft, Stephon Gilmore. As this is all ancient history now, the time to shine is narrowly approaching.As for the offense, primarily the "Amish Rifle" Ryan Fitzpatrick, they just need to keep on the same hot streak they did the first half of the 2011 season. Except better. Fitzpatrick has played fair so far, but we ca...

Buffalo Bills: Four Who Need to Shine in Final Preseason Game

Here we are, Buffalo, on the cusp of the last preseason game of 2012 and the confidence level of the fans isn’t quite where they thought it would be.Heading into the Detroit game Thursday night, the Bills are answering hopeful questions far too slowly for most.Maybe the sports world is suffering from over-expectation as per Buffalo, but the facts are that some of these players...

Backup QB a question for Bills in preseason finale

Quarterback Tyler Thigpen will get a majority of the playing time in the Buffalo Bills' preseason finale. It is Thigpen's final shot to win the backup job, and the newly acquired Tarvaris Jackson will take over in the fourth quarter of Buffalo's game at Detroit on Thursday. Jackson will be judged on his potential as well, coach Chan Gailey said Tuesday. Buffalo acquired...

Buffalo Bills 2012 Season Preview

2011 in a Nutshell: 6-10 I could have sworn that Buffalo had a better year than their 6-10 record suggest, they got off to a flying start going 3-0 including their first win over New England since the opening day of the 2003 season. At 5-2 after week 8 they were on top of the division and flying high before a run of injuries killed their season off. Defensive end Shawne Merriman...

Bills owner returns home from hospital

Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson has been released from hospital and is back home. Team spokesman Scott Berchtold provided the update Wednesday after coach Chan Gailey was asked whether he had spoken to Wilson as he usually does during a game week. Gailey said he had not, but added that Wilson had returned home Tuesday night. Gailey later referred to Wilson as being ''tough...

Welcome to Buffalo Tarvaris Jackson

By now anyone who follows the NFL knows that Tarvaris Jackson was traded to the Buffalo Bills for an undisclosed draft pick. This move ultimately led to the release of Vince Young, who was battling with Tyler Thigpen (who will likely also be released due to the trade) for the backup quarterback job behind starter Ryan Fitzpatrick. The [...]

Buffalo Bills: Examining the First Team Scoring Drives

If you can take anything good away from the Bills’ preseason, it’s the scoring drives the starters have had.Discounting the penalty that nullified the near-touchdown in the first game, Buffalo has put together a really nice looking drive by their first stringers in each of their four preseason contests.These are well-orchestrated, largely no-huddle drives, and stand to show...

Buffalo Bills Carry Burden of a Dozen Lost Years

The 2011 season and postseason featured several “feel-good” stories, including Detroit making it back to the playoffs for the first time in a decade.And Houston reaching the postseason for the first time in franchise history. The Cincinnati Bengals, who suffered through a 14-year playoff drought that ended earlier this decade, also managed to make the playoffs for the second...
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