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9/13 BDC: Bills & Chiefs will meet for 41st time

Posted by Bills Daily Charge on September 13, 2012 – 10:26 am


DAILY REPORT

–The Buffalo Bills will host the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, September 16th at 1:00PM in the team’s 2012 home opener. This week’s game will be the 41st meeting between the two teams, with Buffalo winning four of the previous five contests. With a win over the Chiefs on Sunday, the Bills will: improve to 12-5-1 all-time at home vs. Kansas City, win their second straight home opener and fourth in the last five seasons.

THIS DAY IN BILLS HISTORY
September 13, 1992 — NFL RECORD, NO-PUNT GAME
In a wild shootout the Bills defeated the 49ers 34-31 at Candlestick Park. For the first time in NFL history, there were no punts attempted in a game.

QUOTES OF THE DAY
Head Coach Chan Gailey
On feeling a burden this week to win:
Sure it is. I felt responsibility since I walked in this place. I think everybody understands exactly where we are and what we need to get accomplished before this season is done. I still believe our football team is going to be a good football team. It did not start out the way anybody wanted, but 16 teams are in the same situation we are in right now. We have to go solve our problems. I cannot worry about those other 15. 

QB Ryan Fitzpatrick
On WR Donald Jones’ blocking ability:
Even when David Nelson was in there, we ask those guys to lay their body on the line a little bit. Probably a little more than other teams do, in terms of blocking ends, safeties, linebackers and bigger guys. Donald is a stout guy. He is thick. We think he can do that. That gives us a little bit of an advantage in terms of him going up against the safety type guys, and us thinking he is going to be able to win that more often than not. He gives us some flexibility.  

On what RB C.J. Spiller continues to do:
It is big time for us. He is a dynamic playmaker. He is a guy if he gets into open space he is pretty hard to bring down and pretty hard to catch up to. With C.J. (Spiller) the biggest thing is confidence. Last year he found that confidence at the end of the year after Fred (Jackson) went down and he became the man. So you could see in that game versus the Jets, the C.J. that was there at the end of last year with the swagger and all of that. He is here to stay. He has gained that confidence. It is maybe something he did not have his first few years because of limited reps, getting his feet under him, mentally grasping the game or whatever it was. He has got it now and you have seen it the last six, seven games he has played. 

DE Mario Williams
On if he is eager to make a statement in the home opener:
We are going to take it to it. No matter what we have to do to go out there and get a victory, to get sacks to get that quarterback moving, to stop the run, especially with the running game we have coming in this week we are going to do it 

PHOTO OF THE DAY

Bills K Rian Lindell works on his form during practice yesterday at One Bills Drive.

DAILY LINKS
Buffalo News-Experience teaches Bills’ Spiller to be patient

Buffalo News-Super Mario gets a reality check

Buffalo News-Lamonica to return for Alumni Weekend

Buffalo News-Bills, county agree they need one-year extension of lease

Rochester D&C-Buffalo Bills overcome anguish, look to home opener

Rochester D&C-Mario Williams ignores critic who knocked decision to join Bills

Associated Press-Bills DT Dareus excused after brother killed

Associated Press-Bills, county agree to 1-year lease extension

Associated Press-Chiefs-Bills Preview

Kansas City Star-Coach says Bills never intended to hurt Berry

BuffaloBills.com-Team rallies around Dareus

BuffaloBills.com-Jackson: I’ll be back in four weeks

BuffaloBills.com-Transcript: Chan Gailey

BuffaloBills.com-Transcript: DE Mario Williams

BuffaloBills.com-Transcript: WR Stevie Johnson

Audio/Video/Photo Clip
BuffaloBills.com
Bills Roundup: Wed News, Jones Ready for Slot
Ryan Fitzpatrick Wednesday Press Conference
Chan Gailey Wednesday Press Conference
Mario Williams Wednesday Press Conference 

WGR 550
Bills’ Jackson thinks he’ll be back in four weeks or less
9/12 Bills CEO Russ Brandon discusses lease negotiations and more
Paul Hamilton Has the Latest on the Bills
Marcell Dareus in town after Brother’s shooting death
Bills’ Mario Williams ”By any means necessary”
Despite tragedy, Bills expect Dareus to play Sunday

Kiss 98.5
Buffalo Bill CJ Spiller

WIVB
Coming Bills game prompts DWI warning
Dareus expected to play Sunday
Bills, county agree to 1-year lease ext

WKBW
Bills Lease Negotiations Delayed
Mario Williams vows improvement as Bills prep for KC
MADD, Erie County and the Buffalo Bills Want Fans to be designated drivers

WGRZ
Bills Breakdown: SuperMario’s Defense
Possible Sticking Point In Bills Lease Talks
Bills Roundtable: Pre Chiefs
Dareus Mourns Loss of Brother – Expects to Play Sunday

WHAM
Extension To Keep Bills In Orchard Park
Bills, county agree to 1-year lease extension
Bills’ Dareus In Alabama After Brother’s Death

WROC
Bills look ahead to opener, support Dareus in time of need

WHEC
Lease extension in the works for Ralph Wilson Stadium
Bills, county agree to 1-year lease extension

YNN
Distractions surround the Bills meeting with Kansas City
Poloncarz responds to report blaming state for delays in stadium lease negotiations

Additional Clips

Inside The Bills
Stevie finished talking about groin, Spiller’s transition, Bills injury report, Chiefs injury report, Wed. non-participants, Dareus expected back for Sunday, Mario to Rodney Harrison “Didn’t see it.”, Rookies prepared to be role models

The Sports Exchange
Spiller gets another opportunity to replace Jackson
Strategy And Personnel
Gailey faces team that fired him before season started
Dareus takes leave for family tragedy

AFC East Blog (ESPN)
Morning take: Dareus expects to play
AccuScore: Chiefs will upset Bills
Realistic expectations for C.J. Spiller

Press Coverage (Buffalo News)
Chiefs at Bills injury report
Recent playoff history doesn’t kick dirt on Bills
Video: Bills-Chiefs preview
Marcell Dareus, Fred Jackson not practicing
Marcell Dareus takes leave, expected back Sunday
Mario Williams: Didn’t hear criticism, doesn’t care
Delay puts Buffalo Bills stadium lease in jeopardy
With football world watching, Bills mystify

Buffalo Rumblings
Buffalo Bills Stadium Lease Talks Stall With State, County
Bills vs. Chiefs, NFL Week 2: Marcell Dareus Expected Back
Buffalo Bills “Reasons To Celebrate”: C.J. Spiller
Jets 48, Bills 28 Re-Watch: Poor Buffalo Pass Coverage

Buffalo Sports Daily
Bills Expect Dareus Back For Sunday

Pro Football Talk
Bills expect Marcell Dareus to play this week
Bills, local government agree to one-year extension of lease

Pro Football Weekly
Wednesday’s 60-second rant: Bills’ problems start with D-line
Bills DT Dareus excused after brother killed
Bills stadium lease talks stall with state, county

AFC East Daily
Bills’ WR corps readjusting for year without Nelson

NFL Rapid Reports
Bills: RB Fred Jackson aims to return within 4 weeks
Bills Notebook: Team agrees on lease extension with Erie County
Bills: Criticism, pressure mounting on Mario Williams 


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