Inside The Bills

BDC 11/2: 4-0 at home and more

Posted by Bills Daily Charge on November 2, 2011 – 8:27 am


DAILY REPORT
— The Buffalo Bills and Legacy®, a national public health foundation, teamed up for the 2011 NFL season to help fans live longer, healthier lives by promoting EX®, the national quit smoking campaign developed by Legacy. Each November marks Lung Cancer Awareness Month, a time for all Americans to be reminded that lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States. With the toll tobacco use takes on our families, economy and our communities in Western New York, the partnership between the Buffalo Bills and Legacy will bring free quit smoking resources to Bills fans that are looking to tackle addiction head-on.

Sports fans and smoking are often connected, and in a survey conducted by Legacy in 2009, 63 percent of sports fans identified themselves as current or former smokers; 76 percent of those current or former smokers said they had smoked while watching or attending sporting events. These results show that, collectively, fans as a group are in need of programs to help them quit smoking.

Bills wide receiver Donald Jones supports the quit smoking initiatives and is proud to speak out about the partnership. Jones’ grandfather has a smoking-related lung disease, and Donald played a role in helping his grandfather quit smoking a few years ago.

“It is important to help fans have access to the necessary resources to help them quit smoking,” said Jones. “The online quit smoking program is a great way for fans to get the assistance they need to make a positive change in their lives and become healthier. If I had this program available to me when I was trying to help my grandfather, maybe I wouldn’t have had to hide his cigarettes from him all the time!”

— Ralph Wilson Stadium (RWS) will play host to the Section VI high school football championship games on November 3rd and 4th.

Advance Game Tickets for the November 3rd and 4th games are $7.00 in advance through the participating high schools or at the RWS ticket office during normal business hours.     Tickets are also available through Ticketmaster online via ticketmaster.com and Western and Central New York Ticketmaster locations. A list of Ticketmaster retail locations is available at ticketmaster.com by searching ‘ticketmaster outlets’ or clicking on ‘retail locations.’

Day of Game Tickets will be available for $7.00 on the day of the game at the RWS ticket office.

Parking is complimentary and parking lots open two hours prior to the start of the first game on each day, (Nov. 3rd, 1:30 p.m., Nov. 4th, 2:00 p.m.)

Stadium gates are open 30 minutes prior to the start of the first game on each day, (Nov. 3rd, 3:00 p.m., Nov. 4th, 3:30 p.m.)

TODAY’S PRACTICE
Wednesday, November 2
Practice: 2:00 PM / Open to Media at Approximately 2:00 – 2:25 PM (Stretch & Individual only)

DAILY LINKS
BuffaloBills.com – Bills positioned well for playoff race

BuffaloBills.com – Fitz and Fred rivaling franchise bests

Buffalo News – Bills find a gem in Barnett

Buffalo News – Are the Bills really alive in November

Olean Times Herald – Don’t dismiss Bills’ defense against ’Skins

New York Post – Jets-Buffalo matchup finally has some juice

ESPN.com – Smith deserved chance to stay with Jets

Wellsville Daily – Bills’ D-line makes loud statement

Audio/Video/Photo Clips
BuffaloBills.com – Bills Roundup: Play 60 Super School Winner

WGR – Bills’ Jackson Had Face-to-Face Meeting with GM Nix

WGRZ – Rex Ryan: “Fred Jackson is a Monster”

The Score 1260 – On the Block with Stevie Johnson

Jim Rome Show – George Wilson

Fan 590 – Marcell Dareus talks about Sunday’s game on the Eric Smith Show

NFL Network – Stevie Johnson reviews Sunday’s victory w/ NFL Network

You Tube – NFL in Toronto talks about its organization and its cause; piece filmed at Sunday’s tailgate party

Additional Clips
Inside the Bills Blog
Dareus on the radio, Vote for Dareus, Offense wants to iron out lulls, No egos to mess with success, Why NT not foreign to Dareus

Washington Post –
Wolf Blitzer talks about his support of the Washington Wizards and touches on growing up as a Bills fan

Sportsnet.ca – Jim Lang picks Marcell Dareus as his Star of the Week

AFC East Blog (ESPN.com)
Power Rankings: Patriots slide
AFC East Stock Watch
Sanchez-Fitz-Moore Watch

Billboard Blog (Buffalo News) – Doink! Thigpen’s video drawing plenty of views

Pro Football Talk – Even Fred Jackson’s wife was hesitant to draft Fred Jackson

NOTE OF THE DAY
HOME IS WHERE THE START IS: The Buffalo Bills, who have played a regular-season game in Toronto for four consecutive years (2008-2011), claimed a 23-0 victory over the Washington Redskins at the Rogers Centre on Sunday.  Buffalo has won its first four home games this year, bettering or matching its home win total of each of the past six seasons (2005-2010).

Buffalo is the eighth team in NFL history to win its first four home games after starting the previous season 0-4 at home.

TEAM

WINLESS HOME START

NEXT SEASON HOME START

Cleveland Browns

0-4 in 1956

6-0 in 1957*

Cincinnati Bengals

0-6 in 1987

8-0 in 1988*

Atlanta Falcons

0-4 in 1997

8-0 in 1998*

San Diego Chargers

0-5 in 2000

4-0 in 2001

Chicago Bears

0-4 in 2000

4-0 in 2001

Carolina Panthers

0-5 in 2007

8-0 in 2008*

Kansas City Chiefs

0-4 in 2009

7-0 in 2010

Buffalo Bills

0-4 in 2010

4-0 in 2011

QUOTE OF THE DAY
QB Ryan Fitzpatrick
On if he’s sensing any of the buzz that is generating with Sunday’s game:
This is a big game. I think to say it’s any bigger than any other one it is bigger in the sense that it is a division game. I think the Patriots game in the beginning of the year being a division game was probably as big. But if you want to be playoff team you’ve got to win games in your division.

PHOTO OF THE DAY

18 Bills players made an appearance yesterday at H.O. Brumsted Elementary about the importance of being physically active and making healthy decisions.


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