— The Buffalo Bills vs. New England Patriots game, sponsored by City Mattress, this Sunday, September 25, 2011 at Ralph Wilson Stadium, is sold out and will be televised locally. A limited number of premium seats remain available for the game. Fans may purchase tickets by going online at buffalobills.com or ticketmaster.com, by visiting the Ralph Wilson Stadium ticket office, or by calling 1-877-BB-TICKS (228-4257).
— The NFL announced that Fred Jackson has been nominated for the FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week award. Fans can vote at NFL.com/FedEx from 9 a.m. EST on Tuesday through 3 p.m. EST on Friday to determine the FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week. The winners will be announced Friday on NFL Total Access on NFL Network and on NFL.com.
— The NFL has announced that Ryan Fitzpatrick’s game-winning touchdown pass to David Nelson has been nominated for the ‘GMC Never Say Never Moment of the Week’. Fans can vote on NFL.com/gmc beginning immediately following Monday Night Football and ending on Friday at noon ET to determine the GMC NEVER SAY NEVER MOMENT OF THE WEEK. The winner will be announced Friday during NFL Network’s “Around the League” show and then posted on NFL.com.
Friday, September 23
Practice: 11:00 AM / Open to Media at Approximately 11:00 AM (Stretch & Individual only)
BuffaloBills.com – Bills-Patriots game sold out
Buffalo News – Bills’ Jones sends signal he can handle starting job
Buffalo News – Gronkowskis make two TEs double trouble for Pats’ foes
Buffalo News – Johnson returns to practice for Bills
Rochester D&C – Buffalo Bills’ Demetrius Bell answers wakeup call
Associated Press – Bills QB Fitzpatrick making name for himself
Toronto Sun – Bills back feeling unappreciated
Olean Times – Bills aren’t interested in Pats’ history
Worcester Telegram – Bills’ Ryan Fitzpatrick a winning quarterback
Nashua Telegraph – Pats know Bills are past due to be a contender
Los Angeles Times – Ryan Fitzpatrick has the Bills charged
BuffaloBills.com – Bills Focus: The Biggest Test Yet
NFL.com – Bills vs. Patriots Preview
WGRZ – Fitzpatrick earning respect
Inside the Bills Blog
Patriots injury update, Haynesworth on Pats injury report, Stevie practices fully, Stevie back, S Chung not practicing for Pats, Bills-Pats officially a sellout, Stevie planning to practice, Bills O-line rating high, Kurt Warner has Fitz in his top 5
ESPN.com – The unforeseen: Ryan Fitzpatrick, star!
Bills vs. Patriots Game Sold Out, To Be Televised Locally
Pro Football Focus: Buffalo Bills’ Chris Kelsay “On The Rebound”
Buffalo Bills’ Chan Gailey Has Strong Belief In Donald Jones
THIS DAY IN BILLS HISTORY
September 23, 1979 — BUTLER HAS 4 TDS AND 255 RECEIVING YARDS IN WIN
Joe Ferguson set a team record with five TD passes and threw for a career-high 367 yards while Jerry Butler caught 10 passes and set team records for yards (255) and TDs (four) as the Bills routed the Jets, 46-31, at Rich Stadium. NBC broadcaster John Brodie said of Butler: “That was the best single-game performance I’ve ever seen from a wide receiver. I played 16 years, but I’ve never seen anything like that.”
QUOTE OF THE DAY
QB Ryan Fitzpatrick on what RB Fred Jackson has been to this team:
“He was the most underrated guy in the league and now I feel like I talk about him too much. Fred, I’ve already said it, but my favorite teammate of all the time. The way he plays, the way he runs with the ball, the way he gives up his body in pass protection. Even last week something as simple as the screen passes that he caught, making that first guy miss and ducking under him and getting 12 yards and getting out of bounds. There’s so many things that he does that don’t show up in the stats. It’s nice that he has some good stats to start the year. There are so many things that don’t show up in the stats that he brings. He’s always going to be underrated in my mind because he means so much to us.”
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