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BDC 9/6: Bills take on Patriots in 2013 Opener

Posted by Bills Daily Charge on September 6, 2013 – 4:06 pm

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DAILY REPORT
–The Buffalo Bills will kick off the 2013 regular season against the New England Patriots at Ralph Wilson Stadium on Sunday, September 8th at 1:00PM ET. Sunday’s game will be the 106th regular season meeting between Buffalo and New England and the ninth time the two teams will have met on Kickoff Weekend. The Week One series between the two teams is split at 4-4, with the Bills holding a 3-2 mark in home games. With a win over the Patriots on Sunday, the Bills will improve to 4-2 in home Kickoff Weekend games against New England.

TODAY’S INTERVIEWS
7:20 am – Andy Major on WBEN Radio

7:30 am – Russ Brandon on w/ Janet and Nick (Kiss 98.5)

7:45 am – Andy Major on 97 Rock

8:00 am – Andy Major on 103.3 The Edge

8:10 am – Coach Marrone on WGR 550

8:35 am – Andy Major on Kiss 98.5

7:45 pm – Andy Major on The John Murphy Show

PHOTO OF THE DAY
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The Buffalo Bills 2013 season brings lots of positive changes on and off the field. The Bills and the National Football League are committed to creating a safe, clean, comfortable, and friendly environment for all fans, both in the stadium and in the parking lots. The new bag policy states: Clear Bags smaller than 12” x 6” x 12” are permitted. One gallon clear plastic freezer bags are permitted or a small clutch bag approximately the size of a hand, with or without a handle.

QUOTE OF THE DAY
FRED JACKSON, Buffalo Bills running back
Q: You’re one of the leaders on the team. How has he done as a rookie and a quarterback earning a leadership role?
“A tremendous job. The number one thing he did to do that was come in and attacked his role like he would be the starter. He came in, put in the work and he still continued to work. And anytime you can do that I think a lot of guys are going to respect you for it. He’ll just continue to progress and hopefully we can help to bring him along and make things a lot easier for him.”

DAILY LINKS
Buffalo News- Mario ready to cut loose for Bills

Buffalo News- Optimist club is looking past Pats’ history

Buffalo News- Season ticket sales drop slightly from ’12

Rochester D&C- Patriots coach Bill Belichick facing some guesswork against Buffalo Bills

Toronto Sun- Bills Jarius’ Byrd silences trade talk rumours

Boston Globe- Aqib Talib offers only praise for Bills’ Stevie Johnson

Boston Herald- EJ Manuel faces tough 1st test in Bill Belichick

Springfield Republican- New England Patriots CB Aqib Talib avoids war of words with Bills WR Stevie Johnson

Providence Journal- Talib declines to take Johnson’s bait

Worcester Telegram and Gazette- Bills’ C.J. Spiller will test Patriots’ improved run defense

Nashua Telegraph- Bills hopeful they can begin anew against Patriots

AP- Buffalo kicking situation far from settled

BuffaloBills.com- What to watch for: Patriots at Bills

BuffaloBills.com- Mario is all systems go

BuffaloBills.com- S Jim Leonhard an experienced addition

BuffaloBills.com- FB Drew Smith released from Injured Reserve

BuffaloBills.com- Jairus Byrd focused on healing, not trade reports

BuffaloBills.com- Bills kick off season in front of sold-out crowd

BuffaloBills.com- Broadcast Information: Patriots at Bills

Video/Audio/Photo
BuffaloBills.com
Under Review: Jeff Tuel
Bills Focus: Chronicle of Change
Jairus Byrd Thursday Press Conference
C.J. Spiller on Manuel, Running Game
The John Murphy Show September 5

WGR 550
A New Hope
Pats’ Amendola limited, but ”ready to go”
Bills’ Byrd responds to trade request report
9/5 Manny Lawson on air

ESPN.com
Countdown Daily Prediction: NE-BUF
Marrone: I’m Amazed by Manuel’s leadership

Kiss 98.5
Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame RB Thurman Thomas
Buffalo Bills WR Stevie Johnson

NFL.com
More likely to succeed: Buffalo Bills quarterback EJ Manuel or New York Jets QB Smith?
Preview: New England Patriots vs. Buffalo Bills
Jairus Byrd trade rumors

WIVB
Manuel had unique preseason experience
Byrd keeps focus on the field

WKBW
Bills Release RB Drew Smith
Bills Season-Opener Sells Out
Byrd focused on health, avoids trade talk

WGRZ
Byrd speaks on trade report – Status for Sunday uncertain

YNN
Bills Look to Pressure Brady

Additional Clips
Inside the Bills
Patriots vs. Bills Gameday Activities, Gronk, Amendola still limited, Bills Thursday injury report update, Brady adjusting to new WR corps, Stevie: Rival not the hook, it’s Wk 1, Mario provides defensive priorities, Week 1 unknowns a concern for Brady, Manuel faster post-surgery?, How EJ gained new perspective while sidelined

Buffalo News (Press Coverage Blog)
Jairus Byrd avoids trade talk, reveals both feet hurting him
Bill Belichick’s Patriots are 13-4 against rookie quarterbacks
Bills season-ticket sales down only 1.7 percent
Bills, EJ Manuel must beware of Brandon Spikes

D&C (Bills Eye Blog)
Bill’s Byrd: I’m focused on health, not trade

Pro Football Talk
Jairus Byrd trying to get the Bills to trade him
Jairus Byrd: My focus is just on football

ESPN.com Buffalo Bills Blog
Grading the Bills’ 53: Wide receivers
Double Coverage: Patriots at Bills
Marrone: ‘Zero complaints’ about Byrd
Bills’ Byrd questions report of trade request

NFL.com Around The League
Jairus Byrd unlikely to be traded by Bills at low value
Jairus Byrd reportedly wants Buffalo Bills to trade him

Buffalo Rumblings
Buffalo Bills news, 9/6: Jairus Byrd talks trade rumors
Patriots vs. Bills: Pats rushing attack top priority for Buffalo
Bills vs. Patriots: Jim Leonhard may have a role to play for Buffalo

AFC East Daily
Byrd ‘learning the scheme’ days before opener
Wood likes that Manuel rarely repeats mistakes

Buffalo Low Down
BLD Podcast: Bring on the Pats

Bleacher Report
Latest Buzz Surrounding Jarius Byrd
10 Bold Predictions for the Buffalo Bills 2013 Season

National Catholic Register
Small Sacrifices Bring Great Rewards for Buffalo Bills’ Player

TSN
New England (0-0) at Buffalo (0-0)


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