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BDC 12/2: Pro Bowl numbers

Posted by Bills Daily Charge on December 2, 2011 – 9:44 am


DAILY REPORT
— The Buffalo Bills and Orchard Park Fire District have teamed up to purchase an all-terrain all-weather emergency vehicle in an effort to enhance the team’s game day emergency response capabilities.

District Chief Dan Neaverth, Jr. said, “The collaborative effort involved in the purchase of this equipment exemplifies the team’s commitment to fan safety and game day experience. This public-private partnership will also greatly improve the Orchard Park Fire District’s 24/seven, 365 operation.”

The addition of the six-passenger ATV allows fire/rescue and EMS to better meet the challenges of game day operations, including quicker access to remote parking areas and inaccessible terrain surrounding Ralph Wilson Stadium. The vehicle includes features such as a 70-gallon fire suppression with F-500 foam capability and stokes basket for patient transport and will be utilized to meet various year-round needs by the Orchard Park Fire District in addition to those on game days.

— The Buffalo Bills have three players in the top five vote-getters for their respective positions in Pro Bowl balloting among the fans.  Below are Bills in Pro Bowl contention as of 12/1:

QUARTERBACKS

Brady, Tom 873424
Roethlisberger, Ben 565378
Fitzpatrick, Ryan 342859
Tebow, Tim 231700
Dalton, Andy 187324

INSIDE LINEBACKERS

Lewis, Ray 286539
Angerer, Pat 188129
Barnett, Nick 112360
Cushing, Brian 100090
Jackson, D’Qwell 88957

STRONG SAFETIES

Polamalu, Troy 146989
Wilson, George 119188
Branch, Tyvon 41369
Chung, Patrick 38889
Dawkins, Brian 34941

— The Buffalo Bills announced that Sunday’s game against the Tennessee Titans at Ralph Wilson Stadium has not sold out and will be blacked out on local television.  Tickets are still available for purchase for this weekend’s Bills-Titans matchup and fans may obtain tickets by going online at buffalobills.com, by visiting Western New York Ticketmaster outlets or the Ralph Wilson Stadium ticket office, or by calling 1-877-BB-TICKS (228-4257).  Club seats and other premium seating opportunities are also available.

TODAY’S PRACTICE
Friday, December 2
Practice: 11:00 AM / Open to Media at Approximately 11:00 – 11:20 PM (Stretch & Individual only)

DAILY LINKS
Buffalo News – Johnson settles in

Buffalo News – Bills notebook: Sunday’s game is blacked out

Rochester D&C – Re-emergence of Tennessee Titans’ Chris Johnson is bad luck for Buffalo Bills

Associated Press – Bills home game vs. Titans blacked out on local TV

Associated Press – Bills S Wilson doubtful to play against Titans

Associated Press – Titans-Bills Preview

BuffaloBills.com – Jackson struggling with inactivity

BuffaloBills.com – Bills-Titans game to be blacked out on local TV

Olean Times Herald – Even with fine, Johnson still doesn’t get it

Audio/Video/Photo Clips
BuffaloBills.com – Bills Focus: Chris Johnson Hitting his Stride

97 Rock – Ryan Fitzpatrick on Norton in the Morning

WGR – Bills’ Wilson Likely to Miss 3rd Straight Game

WGRZ – Bills-Titans Game Fails to Sell Out; No Local TV

WIVB – Bills Brad Smith finds his niche at WR

YNN – Bills to face a challenge in Titans QB

Additional Clips
Inside the Bills Blog
Moss weighs in on Stevie, Bills again a part of close ones, No practice again for Titans LB, Testing young DBs, Leodis & Naaman good shot for Sunday, Not looking good for George, Lindell likely out another week, Stevie vs. Revis catch by catch, Bills-Titans blacked out, 3 Bills high in Pro Bowl voting

AFC East Blog (ESPN.com) – Blackout in Buffalo

Billboard Blog (Buffalo News) – Titans-Bills injury report

Bills Beat Blog (WGR) – Bills-Titans Blacked Out

Pro Football Talk
Bills blacked out in Buffalo Sunday
Santana Moss on Stevie Johnson: “That’s something he’ll look back on and wish he hadn’t done”

Pro Football Weekly – Bills game vs. Titans blacked out

CBS Sports – Mike Freeman breaks down how Stevie Johnson got the best of Darrelle Revis last week

National Post – Questions whether Toronto will ever receive an NFL franchise following the sale of the Jacksonville Jaguars

QUOTE OF THE DAY
Head Coach Chan Gailey
On the play of Titans RB Chris Johnson and his play of late:
I wish he would have waited a couple for weeks on that. He played extremely well. They blocked well last week. Things seem to be coming together in their running game. It had been a while for them. That’s a huge challenge for us. It’s something that we said coming into the season, we’ve got to stop the run. It’ll be a challenge for us.

THIS DAY IN BILLS HISTORY
December 2, 1990 — KELLY UNVEILS “NO HUDDLE” OFFENSE, BILLS HOLD ON FOR WIN
Jim Kelly went 8-for-8 for 229 yards and three touchdowns in the first quarter in a game where the Bills used the “No Huddle” offense for the first time. The Bills then held on for a 30-23 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles at Rich Stadium.

PHOTO OF THE DAY

The Buffalo Bills and Orchard Park Fire District have teamed up to purchase the above all-terrain all-weather emergency vehicle in an effort to enhance the team’s game day emergency response capabilities.


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