— The 2014 Pro Bowl draft concluded last night with two more Bills being selected by the alumni team captains, Pro Football Hall of Famers Jerry Rice and Deion Sanders. After both Bills DTs Marcell Dareus and Kyle Williams were selected by Team Rice on Tuesday, Wednesday saw Team Rice nab Bills S Jairus Byrd and Team Sanders grab Bills DE Mario Williams. The first-ever Pro Bowl Draft will continue tonight with 60 players still to be selected during a nationally televised three-hour primetime broadcast on NFL Network at 8:00 PM ET on Wednesday, January 22. The 2014 Pro Bowl will be played on Sunday, January 26, and televised live on NBC at 7:00 PM ET from Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii.
— Kiko Alonso has been chosen as a 2013 Pepsi NEXT NFL Rookie of the Year finalist. Fans can vote for Kiko on http://www.nfl.com/rookies through Tuesday, January 28 to determine the winner.
THIS DAY IN BILLS HISTORY
January 23, 1994 — BILLS WIN FOURTH STRAIGHT AFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
The Bills became the first team in the history of the Super Bowl to reach the championship game four years in a row, as they routed Kansas City 30-13 in the AFC Championship Game at Rich Stadium.
PHOTO OF THE DAY
The Bills four Pro Bowlers posed for a picture yesterday before heading off to the second night of the Pro Bowl draft where S Jairus Byrd joined DTs Marcell Dareus and Kyle Williams on Team Rice and DE Mario Williams was selected by Team Sanders. (Photo courtesy of @JairusByrd)
QUOTE OF THE DAY
Nathaniel Hackett, Buffalo Bills Offensive Coordinator with BuffaloBills.com
Q: You coached the number two rushing attack in the NFL. That’s got to feel good for you and all the guys on that side of the ball.
A: It’s amazing especially when you change quarterbacks three times and you have a bunch of young guys. They knew we were going to run the ball and I think it’s a testament to all the coaches that were in that room with me along with the offensive line and the running backs. They were going to stop the run, that’s what they always would set out to do and we ran it. We ran it really well. I think that’s something we can all lean on and is great and it can open up play action pass games, down the field, fun and exciting shots for EJ (Manuel). It’s hard to run the ball, I mean it is hard to run the ball. To go to a championship you have to be able to run the ball and you can see it with the two teams that are there now. Denver is running the heck out of the ball and Seattle is one of the best also. You have to be able to run the ball in this league, especially at Buffalo when it gets a little colder. To be able to establish that is a great foundation for what we’re trying to accomplish.
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