Posts Tagged ‘Buffalo Bills’

Snow Problem: Bills Blow Out Jets Again in Detroit on Monday Night

Monday, November 24th, 2014
Mario Williams and the Bills defense gave Michael Vick and the Jets offense problems all Monday night. (Photo: Kevin Hoffman — USA Today Sports)

Mario Williams and the Bills defense gave Michael Vick and the Jets offense problems all Monday night. (Photo: Kevin Hoffman — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

It didn’t matter that the Buffalo Bills had to play in Detroit instead of at home, or that the game was moved to Monday, or that they didn’t get to practice all week.

On Monday night, just as they were when the two teams played four weeks ago, the Bills were the far superior team over the New York Jets, as they won 38-3 to move back above .500 (6-5) for the year.

When the Bills played the Jets at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey in Week 8, Buffalo’s defense ended up convincing New York to bench quarterback Geno Smith for Michael Vick after Smith threw three first-quarter interceptions. On Monday in Detroit, it went the other way around.

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Official: Bills vs. Jets Rescheduled for Monday in Detroit

Thursday, November 20th, 2014
Detroit's Ford Field will host the relocated game between the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets on Monday night. (Photo: Andrew Weber — USA Today Sports)

Detroit’s Ford Field will host the relocated game between the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets on Monday night. (Photo: Andrew Weber — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

Having been forced to move the game from Western New York, the Buffalo Bills’ Week 12 game against the New York Jets—previously scheduled to be a home contest Sunday in Ralph Wilson Stadium—will instead be played at Detroit’s Ford Field at 7 p.m. Monday, the NFL announced Thursday night.

It won’t be much of a home game for the Bills anymore; the drive from Buffalo to Detroit is more than four hours and 250 miles away, according to Google Maps.

That said, the NFL had no choice but to move the game away from Orchard Park, as Ralph Wilson Stadium was filled more than 220,000 tons of snow as of Wednesday, according to Bills vice president of operations and guest experience Andy Major, via BuffaloBills.com.

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Bills vs. Jets to Be Moved Due to Extreme Snowfall; Roster Moves Made

Thursday, November 20th, 2014
Ralph Wilson Stadium and its surrounding area is buried in snow and will not be ready for Sunday, when the Bills were scheduled to play the New York Jets. (Photo: Kevin Hoffman — USA Today Sports)

Ralph Wilson Stadium and its surrounding area is buried in snow and will not be ready for Sunday, when the Bills were scheduled to play the New York Jets. (Photo: Kevin Hoffman — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

The Buffalo Bills have been unable to practice all week due to extreme snowfall and travel bans in Western New York, but the team’s staff has still been keeping busy with its preparations for the team’s Week 12 game, both in having to adjust for where the game might be played and in continuing to reshape its active roster.

The NFL announced Thursday that Buffalo’s game against the New York Jets, which was scheduled to be played Sunday at 1 p.m. ET at Ralph Wilson Stadium, will not be played at home in Orchard Park.

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Re-Ranking the 2014 Buffalo Bills Roster: Midseason

Thursday, November 6th, 2014
Sammy Watkins is one of the NFL's best rookies, but where does he stack up within the Bills' roster? Read on to find out. (Photo: Timothy T. Ludwig — USA Today Sports)

Sammy Watkins is one of the NFL’s best rookies, but where does he stack up within the Bills’ roster? Read on to find out. (Photo: Timothy T. Ludwig — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

The Buffalo Bills have had, by virtually all accounts, a successful first half of their 2014 season. At 5-3, currently good a four-way tie for sixth place in the AFC, they are right in the thick of the hunt for a playoff spot.

To some, Buffalo’s first-half success is a surprise; to others, it’s a realization of promise that had gone unfulfilled in past seasons. There’s still a second half of the season in which the Bills can either keep winning and end the NFL’s longest postseason drought, or falter as they hit tough games down the stretch.

Either way, the Bills as a whole and many of the individuals on their team deserve praise for how they have played so far. While some Bills need to be better in the second half of the year, others have played integral role in the team’s relative success through eight games.

Prior to training camp, when the Bills had 90 players on their roster and many of them were fighting for a place on the team, we ranked the team from top to bottom. Now that we’re at the midpoint of the Bills season, it’s time to look at how the current 53-man roster stacks up, reclassifying players based upon how they’ve performed so far and how crucial they will be to the team’s second-half results.

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Buffalo Bills Dominate Turnover Battle to Finish First Half of Season with Win vs. New York Jets

Sunday, October 26th, 2014
Aaron Williams' interception was one of three thrown by Geno Smith and one of six Jets turnovers on Sunday. (Photo: Tommy Gilligan — USA Today Sports)

Aaron Williams’ interception was one of three thrown by Geno Smith and one of six Jets turnovers on Sunday. (Photo: Tommy Gilligan — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

Winning the turnover battle is one of the surest recipes for winning football games. Winning the turnover battle six to zero paves a clear path to a blowout victory.

That plus-six turnover margin paved the path to a 43-23 victory for the Buffalo Bills over the New York Jets on Sunday, and has put the Bills, who sit 5-3 at the halfway point of their season, in position to contend for a playoff spot in the second half of the year.

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