— The Buffalo Bills 31-24 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles will be featured on tonight’s edition of ‘NFL Turning Point’ at 10:00 pm ET on Versus. Each week on ‘NFL Turning Point’, NFL Films utilizes its unprecedented access to cover select games in its traditional behind-the-scenes, award-winning style. The crucial moment in each game — its turning point — will be examined in-depth and from all angles using NFL Films’ unmatched cinematography, sideline and on-field audio as well as postgame access to players and coaches. This week’s episode will also include footage from the Raiders win over the Texans and the Chargers victory over the Broncos.
Thursday, October 13
Practice: 2:00 PM / Open to Media at Approximately 2:00 PM (Stretch & Individual only)
Buffalo News – Bills seeing red
Buffalo News – Bills’ defense defies logic and the odds
Buffalo News – Bills notebook: Williams may miss Giants’ game
Rochester D&C – Buffalo Bills roll on with a thin receiving corps
Associated Press – Bills’ ‘No-Name’ receivers counting on Roosevelt
Associated Press – Bills vs. Giants Preview
BuffaloBills.com – Underdog label just how Bills like it
Tonawanda News – Wilson garners AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors
New York Post – Much-improved Bills are out to erase all doubt
Niagara This Week – Kick off ‘Billieve’ campaign by lighting falls pink
Washington Post – A look at how the Bills and Lions have proved the pundits wrong
WIVB – Naaman’s big chance
Inside the Bills Blog
Bills on the radio, Non-participants, Levitre not practicing, Kyle not practicing, Giants RB won’t practice, Giants injury report
Buffalo Rumblings – Bills-Giants Connections Include High-Profile Coaches, Execs
Pro Football Talk – AFC players of the week: Roethlisberger, Wilson, Janikowski
THIS DAY IN BILLS HISTORY
October 13, 1962 — SABAN GETS FIRST WIN WITH BILLS
The Bills crushed the San Diego Chargers, 35-10 at War Memorial Stadium, for their first victory under Lou Saban. Buffalo rushed for a team-record 303 yards and gained 439 total yards.
QUOTES FROM MEDIA DAY
Head Coach Chan Gailey
On what LB Nick Barnett has meant to this defense:
He brought an edge, a little bit more of an edge to our team. He brought practice habits and meeting habits to our football team and plus he’s talented. On top of all that he’s talented. He’s mentally tough and he’s talented. He’s been a great boost for our defense in my opinion.
On the difference with the red zone offense this season:
I think that our guys have a great understanding, especially our quarterback, of what we’re trying to get done down there. If you look at it we’re not using a ton of different plays. We’re just putting different guys in different spots to do them. Fitz (Ryan Fitzpatrick) is finding the open guy. Those guys understand what we’re trying to get done and are doing a good of executing. They’re doing a great job of executing in the red zone.
QB Ryan Fitzpatrick
On having a quick ability to create a relationship with his receivers:
I guess I’ve been around. Being a backup my whole career you have to be able to throw to whoever it is with limited reps. With a lot of these guys, they’re still in our meetings, they’re still listening and they’re still hanging on every word that we say and teach them. And I’m always talking about their willingness to learn. That’s a big part of it, them putting the time in and them getting up to speed with what we’re doing rather than me having to slow it down and make sure that I’m babying them through everything. That’s not how it happens. They come up to our speed and he’s a perfect example of that.
On the hard hit Roosevelt took in the game and holding onto the ball:
That’s what he does; he’s a football player. He’s not afraid the catch the ball and get hit. He held on and that was a big conversion for us. That’s what we expect about him.
QB/WR Brad Smith
On the offensive system allowing players to step in immediately:
It helps a great deal just knowing the concepts. The concepts are relatively easy to learn. And then once you understand that you can kind of plug guys in to where you need them to be so that helps.
On QB Ryan Fitzpatrick being able to get on the same page as his wide receivers so quickly:
Sitting with him and talking through stuff, you know that’s where you get it, in the meetings and talking about what you’re going to do. He does a great job of anticipating, kind of knowing guys, when they’re going to break and sit. I don’t anticipate that being a problem. It’s what we practice. We have a week of practice to get it down.
NT Kyle Williams
On getting ready physically for this week’s game:
The way I look at it is I can go play, we can win a football game, we can be 5-1 and then I have two weeks to prepare and two weeks to rest it and get ready for the second half of the season. It’s hard for me to look at it that way. I’m going to go do what I need to do every day to get ready and it’s kind of it what it is. It’s going to be something that I’m going to have to deal with this year. We knew that during training camp and hopefully we can control it where I’ll be okay to play.
DE Marcell Dareus
On the Giants’ offense:
They’re going to come out with all the tricks of the trade. They have a great quarterback, a good offensive line and are a pretty stout team all the way around. They have a big, shifty back. They have so many weapons in their arsenal that they can use. We just have to sit back and be ready for them.
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