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Bills to start Kyle Orton; Super Bowl berth awaits

The Buffalo Bills announced that they mean business on Monday, naming Kyle Orton their starting quarterback for next week’s game against New England in place of their first-round pick from last season, EJ Manuel. Some are seeing the turn to the Neckbeard as a panic move, but I see it for what it is — a sign that the Bills are going to the Super Bowl. With that in mind, I’ve...
Via Rumors and Rants
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Behind Enemy lines: The Houston Texans with @Mbw987 from @battleredblog

Its my favorite time of the week because I get to do the least amount of work. Its Behind Enemy lines! This week, we got Matt Weston who writes about the Texans for Battle Red Blog for SB Nation to answer questions about this week’s match-up. Matt also writes about the NFL, so, give him a follow. Enjoy the Q&A and tell a friend about it! 1) If you were the opposing team, how...
Via Buffalo Wins
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Bills-Texans Capsule

BUFFALO BILLS (2-1) at HOUSTON TEXANS (2-1) Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS OPENING LINE - Texans by 4 RECORD VS. SPREAD - Buffalo 2-1, Houston 2-1 SERIES RECORD - Series tied 3-3 LAST MEETING - Texans beat Bills 21-9, Nov. 4, 2012 LAST WEEK - Bills lost to Chargers 22-10; Texans lost to Giants 30-17 AP PRO32 RANKING - Bills No. 18, Texans No. 20 BILLS OFFENSE - OVERALL (24), RUSH (11), PASS...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Bills' Mario Williams doesn't think much of Houston homecoming

  Already running late for a team meeting after practice Wednesday, Bills defensive end Mario Williams informed reporters gathered at his locker that he had little time for questions. ''I've got time for two,'' he said. Though two questions eventually stretched into eight, it became quickly evident that Williams had no interest talking about facing the Texans...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Bills' Mario Williams dismisses Houston homecoming

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Mario Williams is focused more on bouncing back from a loss, than on the Buffalo Bills' next opponent. The star pass-rushing defensive end had little time or interest on Wednesday in talking about the Bills (2-1) facing the Houston Texans (2-1), his former team, on Sunday. Williams says he doesn't care what reception he might get in his second trip...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Six Buffalo Bills to keep an eye on when they face Chargers Week 3

If not for a slip up against the Arizona Cardinals, the San Diego Chargers and Buffalo Bills would be meeting as undefeated teams in this Week 3 showdown set for Sunday in Orchard Park, New York. The Bills pulled off a stunner in Week 1 by beating the heavily favored Chicago Bears in The Windy City, and have surprise many by jumping out to this fast start. With that in mind, it...
Via cover32 - Chargers
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Dolphins: Getting Ready for the Buffalo Bills

When Joe Ferguson was the quarterback of the Buffalo Bills, long before there was a Jim Kelly, the Miami Dolphins owned the team from northwestern New York.Things have changed since the 1970s and early 1980s.Now, the Bills, a team that has been up and down on the NFL radar for some time, falling short of the playoff and drafting highly in the most recent NFL Drafts, are ready to...
Via Football Nation
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Temper your expectations with the Buffalo Bills

Was it that big of a shock to see the Buffalo Bills upset the Chicago Bears?  After a lackluster preseason by EJ Manuel and the Buffalo Bills offense, the answer is an abounding yes. While they deserve to celebrate an unlikely victory in Soldier Field, temper your expectations with the Buffalo Bills. There’s no doubting the Buffalo Bills have one of the top defenses in the league...
Via The Penalty Flag
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Doug Marrone, Bills officials get into ‘loud verbal altercation’

Buffalo Bills coach Doug Marrone and several team officials got into a”loud verbal altercation on the practice field” recently, according to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports. La Canfora reports how the altercation went: “The incident began with Marrone, who sources said has had a strained relationship with director of player personnel Jim Monos from their time together in New...
Via Sports-Glory
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Is J.J. Watt Worth $108.8 million over eight years?

J.J. Watt is worth every penny — and more. J.J. Watt is the highest paid defense player in the league. Yet, if the 25-year-old continues to be that same player, the Texans got a bargain. He will earn $30.87 million in guaranteed money until 2016. Then he earns an additional $21 million, totaling to $51.87 million guaranteed. Mario Williams was guaranteed $50 million of $96 million...
Via The Sports Journal
27 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Things that must happen for the Buffalo Bills.

The preseason is mercifully over and this Sunday the games count as the Buffalo Bills head to Chi-town and take on the Bears. Two teams with high hopes, one team trying to end 14 years of futility. What will it take for the Bills to go 10-6 (or better) and break the string and finally make the playoffs? While a break here or there always helps, these five things must happen for the...
Via cover32 - Bills
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Oy Vey, Captain

Unless you were living under a rock, or perhaps just wasted during the holiday weekend, you are probably aware of the fact that the Buffalo Bills announced their captains for the 2014 season. The captains for the Bills this year will be RB Fred Jackson, C Eric Wood, DT Kyle Williams, DE Mario Williams, LB Brandon Spikes, and CB Corey Graham. These selections are a little different...
Via Buffalo Wins
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Dolphins season preview: 5 questions with Ian Wharton

As soon as the final seconds of time expired in Miami Gardens, the Miami Dolphins had some work to do to cut players and assess what players will make an impact this season.  With the Dolphins first game a week a way versus the New England Patriots, we thought at PhinsPhocus.com it would be great to contact an old pal of ours, Ian Wharton to help clarify what’s been going on this...
Via Phins Phocus
August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Bills place Kiko Alonso on Reserve/NFI list

The Buffalo Bills announced Tuesday that they have placed linebacker Kiko Alonso, who had reconstructive knee surgery in July, on the Reserve/Non-football injury list. Alonso tore his ACL during an offseason workout on July 1st and had successful surgery a couple of weeks later.  The designation means he no longer counts toward the team’s roster, but could still be activated...
Via Sports-Glory
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

What Will Happen if the Houston Texans Do Not Sign J.J. Watt to an Extension?

Everyone knew the day was coming. At some point in time one of the fiercest defensive players in the NFL was going to say it. He's outplayed his current contract and it is time for an extension. No one in their right mind could argue that he doesn't deserve it either.Houston Texans defensive lineman J.J. Watt is an absolute beast--but what if the team said no?via Bleacher...
Via FatManWriting
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Buffalo Bills: Player Most Likely To Break Out In 2014

During the Buffalo Bills improbable run to four Super Bowls and becoming the dominant team of the late 1980s and early 1990s in the AFC, so much was made about the explosive offense, led by Jim Kelly, which propelled them to victory after victory. Aside from Bruce Smith, you seldom heard about other defenders who stood up and took their opponent’s best shot.Today, the Bills defense...
Via Football Nation
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Fred Jackson signs contract extension with Bills

The Buffalo Bills announced Wednesday that veteran running back Fred Jackson has signed a contract extension. The team did not announce the length of the extension, but according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the deal is for one-year, $2.6 million. #Bills RB Fred Jackson just signed a one-year extension worth $2.6M with $1M additional in incentives, source says. — Ian Rapoport...
Via Sports-Glory
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Schwartz: Mario has Megatron-type effect on defense

BY LANDON RODYIs Mario Williams a Calvin Johnson on defense? Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz seems to think so.Schwartz, who coached Megatron in Detroit, likens Williams to Johnson, despite their playing on opposite sides of the ball."Mario's got a lot of the same in him," Schwartz said recently, via BuffaloBills.com. "He's just so damn big...
Via AFC East Daily
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Bills camp week 1 – what I like so far

Finally football is back and we are a week into camp and here is what I like so far. The defensive line is dominating the offensive line.  With Cordy Glenn out and there is still plenty of uncertainly across the front five I am glad to see that our best unit…the defensive line, dominated.  This is a group that is deep and boasts three pro-bowlers, they should destroy a make-shift...
Via cover32 - Bills
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Buffalo Bills Big Brother: Week 3

If you missed last weeks Buffalo Bills Big Brother then be sure to catch up to speed HERE   Houseguests 1. Fred Jackson 2. Aaron Williams 3. Kiko Alonso 4. Doug Marrone 5. Marcell Dareus 6. Brandon Spikes 7. Sammy Watkins 8. Marquise Goodwin 9. Eric Wood 10. Kyle Williams 11. Robert Woods 12. Mario Williams 13. Scott Chandler 14. Dan Carpenter 15. EJ Manuel 16. Jeff Tuel “With...
Via cover32 - Bills
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Mario, Bills' defense 'starting to grasp' new system

BY DAN BEGNOCHEWhile the Buffalo Bills' offense garnered much of the attention in the team's first two training camp sessions, the defense -- particularly the team's strong front four -- is boning up on the intricacies of Jim Schwartz's newly installed schematic.A season after posting the second-most sacks in the league, the Bills defensive squad will now try to replicate...
Via AFC East Daily
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

EJ Manuel: I’m 100 percent healthy and feeling stronger

Buffalo Bills quarterback EJ Manuel told NFL Total Access on Friday that he’s 100 percent healthy and has learned an important lesson following a trying rookie season. “That was one thing I had to learn: to be smart when I take off with the football,” he told NFL Media’s Lindsay Rhodes and Brian Baldinger. “Instead of trying to get an extra three yards, either step out...
Via Sports-Glory
July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Bills LB Kiko Alonso may have ‘significant’ knee injury

Buffalo Bills general manager Doug Whaley announced Tuessday that linebacker Kiko Alonso has suffered a knee injury. “We have learned tonight that Kiko Alonso injured his knee while working out in Oregon,” Whaley said. “We do not have the details at this point, but early indications are that it may be significant.” NFL Networks’ Ian Rapoport reports that Alonso may have...
Via Sports-Glory
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Buffalo Bills DE Mario Williams named top-3 in NFL, Nos. 11-20 revealed

When cover32 released its list of the top 10 defensive ends in the NFL today, there were some people angry about their favorite team’s top pass rusher not making the list. It made for a bit of spirited debate in the “Comments” section below the article. And it also begged another question: How close was Mr. Irate Fan’s DE to making the list? To provide an answer, the editors...
Via cover32 - Bills
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Sammy Watkins, EJ Manuel working on chemistry

Buffalo Bills fourth overall draft pick Sammy Watkins said Thursday night on NFL Total Access that his connection with quarterback Ej Manuel  is still a work in progress. “It’s not fully there. I mean, we’ve been connecting at minicamp, and OTAs,” Watkins said. “But at the same time, I could be wide open, and if he don’t feel it, or if I run it a different type of...
Via Sports-Glory
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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