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BDC 9/23: Sunday a sell-out, Fitz on ESPN and more

Posted by Bills Daily Charge on September 23, 2011 – 8:37 am


DAILY REPORT

— 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.

TODAY’S PRACTICE
Friday, September 23
Practice: 11:00 AM / Open to Media at Approximately 11:00 AM (Stretch & Individual only)

DAILY LINKS
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

ESPN Insider – Aaron Schatz from Football Outsiders praises the Bills’ offensive production

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

USA Today – Ryan Fitzpatrick, Bills hoping to make name for themselves

Audio/Video/Photo Clips
BuffaloBills.com – Bills Focus: The Biggest Test Yet

NFL.com – Bills vs. Patriots Preview

USA Today (Photo) – Gallery of Ryan Fitzpatrick’s playing career – from Harvard through 2011 w/ Buffalo Bills

Fan 590
David Nelson checks in with Greg Brady and Jim Lang …
Brian Moorman talks to Jeff Blair about starting 2-0

Kiss 98.5 – Naaman Roosevelt talks w/ Janet Snyder this morning

WGR550
The Fitz Scream Heard ‘Round WNY
A not so sweet 16?
Bills WR Johnson Practices in Full Thursday

WIVB – Bills Merriman says big plays will come

WGRZ – Fitzpatrick earning respect

WHAM – Bills QB Fitzpatrick making name for himself

YNN – Williams, Bills D to go ‘one play at a time’

Additional Clips
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!

AFC East Blog (ESPN.com)
AFC East Q&A: Bills WR David Nelson
AFC East week 3 X factors
Morning take: Patriots-Bills predictions

Scott Pitoniak – I love what Fitzpatrick has done, but I need to see he and the Bills beat an elite team

Buffalo Rumblings
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.”

PHOTO OF THE DAY

Bills QB Ryan Fitzpatrick sits down with Rachel Nichols.  Look for the interview on ESPN’s Sunday NFL Countdown this weekend.


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