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BDC 9/16: Bills defeat Panthers 24-23

Posted by Bills Daily Charge on September 16, 2013 – 1:22 pm

Buffalo vs. Carolina: The Buffalo Bills defeated the Carolina Panthers 24-23 to earn the first victory of the season at Ralph Wilson Stadium. The Bills marched 80 yards down the field in one minute and 36 seconds to earn the come from behind victory on a two yard touchdown pass from QB EJ Manuel to WR Stevie Johnson two seconds remaining in the game. Manuel threw for 296 yards and one touchdown on the day on the way to earning his first career victory. RB C.J. Spiller led the way on the ground with 103 yards on 16 carries, including a 46 yard scamper. Johnson finished the day with eight receptions for 111 yards and the game winning touchdown. It was his second touchdown of the season after catching one against the New England Patriots in week one. RB Fred Jackson also had a touchdown today to go along with 30 yards on 12 carries. Leading the defensive effort for the Bills were SS Aaron Williams, MLB Kiko Alonso and DE Mario Williams. M. Williams set a team record and posted a career high with 4.5 sacks on the day. He also six tackles to complete his dominating performance. A. Williams led the team with twelve tackles on the day and added one tackle for a loss. Alonso was second on the team with 10 tackles and he also had one interception. The rookie from Oregon has now created two turnovers in his first two games. K Dan Carpenter converted on three of his four field goal attempts, including one from 55 yards out. Leading the way offensively for the Panthers was QB Cam Newton who threw for 229 yards and two touchdowns on the day, including a 40 yard touchdown pass to WR Ted Ginn. TE Greg Olsen led the way in receiving for the Panthers with seven catches for 84 yards.

–In recognition of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, members of Carly’s Club – the pediatric division of Roswell Park Cancer Institute – and their families will visit the Buffalo Bills Healthy Zone Fieldhouse on Tuesday, September 17th at 6:00pm for a carnival and pizza party with members of the Buffalo Bills Toyota Rookie Club.

8:00 – Mario Williams on Mike and Mike (ESPN)

8:10 – Mario Williams on the Howard Simon Show (WGR 550)

9:25 – Stevie Johnson on w/ Janet and Nick (Kiss 98.5)

10:40 – C.J. Spiller & Fred Jackson on w/ Jeff Blair (Fan 590 – Toronto)

2:00 – Fred Jackson on w/ Rich Gaenzler (The Fan 1270)

4:20 – C.J. Spiller on NFL Live

Bills DE Mario Williams had a career day yesterday in the team’s win over the Carolina Panthers. Williams set a franchise record and personal high with 4.5 sacks in the game while also tallying five tackles. The previous record was 4.0, held by Cornelius Bennett (12/27/87 at Philadelphia) and Bruce Smith (12/9/90 at Houston).

Bills QB E.J. Manuel hugs his father in the stands yesterday after his first career NFL victory. Manuel went 27-for-39 for 296 yards, 1 INT, and 1 TD.

MARIO WILLIAMS, Buffalo Bills defensive end
Q: What does a win like this do for a young team?
A: It boosts our morale for sure. It shows that we can believe in each other, take care of business, especially when it comes down to something that’s been our Achilles heel before. To come out and do it in this fashion was great.

Buffalo News- Manuel comes through in clutch in Bills 24-23 victory

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Buffalo News- Touchdown catch by Bills’ Johnson feels like redemption

Buffalo News- Panthers’ Newton has some good and bad moments

Buffalo News- Spiller gets back on fast track

Buffalo News- Emotions flow freely on a feel-good afternoon
Buffalo News- Pressure from pass defense pays dividends
Buffalo News- Peace at home gets Bills’ Williams off rough road
Buffalo News- Quarterly report
Rochester D&C- Buffalo Bills come back to defeat Carolina Panthers
Rochester D&C- Mario Williams a force to be reckoned with
Rochester D&C- Bills coach Doug Marrone triumphs through tragedy
Rochester D&C- Buffalo Bills’ K-Gun offense was groundbreaking
Rochester D&C- Three … and Out
Rochester D&C- Report card
Canandaigua Daily Messenger- ‘It’s a new age, baby’ as Bills’ Manuel orchestrates first win
Canandaigua Daily Messenger- Report card
Wellsville Daily Messenger- Manuel’s late TD pass rallies Bills past Panthers
Erie Times News- Manuel, Bills’ defense rebound to stun Panthers
Erie Times News- Manuel proves his mettle with comeback win
Erie Times News- Williams, finally at peace, breaks Bills sack record
Auburn Citizen- E.J. Manuel leads Bills on game-winning drive to beat Panthers 24-23
Niagara Gazette- What a difference a week makes
Toronto Sun- Rookie QB E.J. Manuel leads Buffalo Bills to victory over Carolina

Charlotte Observer- Bills’ Mario Williams feels ‘great’ after big sack day vs. Panthers
AP- Rookie Manuel caps Bills’ 24-23 win over Panthers
AP- Bills’ Manuel, Williams deliver to beat Panthers
AP- 3 Panthers defensive backs injured against Bills
AP- Ex-Bills QBs Kelly, Ferguson like rookie Manuel
Buffalo Bills win in dramatic fashion
Buffalo EJ gives ever-present dad a special birthday gift
Buffalo Marrone deals with elation and heartache
Buffalo Stevie comes up clutch
Buffalo Mario makes a difference
Buffalo Wall of Famers encouraged by team’s potential
Buffalo EJ Manuel: ‘I was thinking touchdown”
Buffalo Stevie Johnson: ”I’ve been chasing that since Pittsburgh”
Buffalo Fred Jackson: ”Hopefully it’s a sign of things to come”
Buffalo Mario Williams ”finally at peace”
Buffalo Statement from Bills owner Ralph Wilson, Jr. on the Wall of Fame ceremonies


Bills Focus: Big Win Builds Confidence
Exclusive: Postgame Locker Room Speech
Bills Roundup: Manuel Leads Last Second Win
Stevie Johnson Postgame Press Conference
Doug Marrone Postgame Press Conference
EJ Manuel Postgame Press Conference
Bills Wall of Famers Honored at Halftime

Sideline Reactions: Bills 24 – Panthers 23
Bills’ Manuel brings hope and emotion to a win
Thank You EJ!
Fred Jackson 4-yard touchdown
Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stevie Johnson 44-yard reception
Buffalo Bills defensive end Mario Williams’ fourth sack vs Carolina Panthers
Woods’ 28-yard reception
Buffalo Bills defensive lineman Mario Williams’ third sack of the half
Buffalo Bills defensive lineman Mario Williams sacks Newton for 6-yard loss
Week 2: Panthers vs. Bills highlights
Week 2: Mario Williams highlights
Stevie Johnson 8-yard touchdown in the final seconds
Sunday Double Check: Week 2

E.J. Manuel Leads Bills to Last Second Comeback Win
Marrone Says Bills Made Critical Mistakes, But Pulled Together For Comeback
Bills Talk About Comeback Win Over Panthers
Adam And Sal Break Down Bills Comeback Win
Bills Report Card

Manuel comes through for Bills
Buffalo Bills honor Wall of Famers

Manuel – Veteran poise after rookie start in win
Bills down Panthers on last second score
Bills owner Ralph Wilson statement on Wall of Fame
Manuel leads Bills to comeback win
Manuel caps Bills’ win over Panthers

Rookie Manuel caps Bills’ 24-23 win over Panthers

A win on a day of extreme emotions

Bills Post Game Report
Bills top Panthers in last second thriller

Additional Clips
Inside the Bills
Dareus able to shake off leg scare, Urbik: We knew EJ could do it, Cornerback injuries cost Carolina, Bills on the radio, Jackson glad they got Marrone the win, Blind faith, EJ gets postgame hug from Jim Kelly, Why Bills should expect some read option, Byrd was key piece in last win over Panthers

Buffalo News (Press Coverage Blog)
Game ball: Bills 24, Panthers 23
Ch.2, Ch. 7 fumble Marrone’s emotional postgame interview
Postgame analysis from Sullivan, Gaughan and Graham
C.J. Spiller ‘getting into the groove’ with 103-yard performance
Points after: Bills 24, Panthers 23
Third-quarter analysis: Second round looking strong
Second-quarter analysis: Conservative playcalling fails
Panthers lose cornerback Thomas, safety Godfre
First-quarter analysis: Mario Williams comes to play
Ralph Wilson unable to attend today’s Wall of Fame tribute
Jairus Byrd among Panthers-Bills inactives
Bills Live: Bills win on Manuel to Johnson pass

ESPN Bills Blog
Welcome to Ralph Wilson Stadium
Bills inactives vs. Panthers
Clayton’s Last Call: Early themes emerging
Halftime thoughts: Bills vs. Panthers
Rapid Reaction: Bills 24, Panthers 23
Locker Room Buzz: Buffalo Bills
Mario Williams sets team sacks record
Bills’ Summers surprised by penalty
Go easy on EJ praise after Bills’ victory

Pro Football Talk
Panthers staring down depleted Bills secondary
Newton off to awful start for Panthers
Panthers defensive backs dropping like flies
Bills come back for stunning win over Panthers Around the League
EJ Manuel guides Buffalo Bills past Carolina Panthers
Manuel’s late-game heroics lead Bills past Panthers
EJ Manuel takes advantage of Luke Kuechly penalty for dramatic win

Buffalo Rumblings
Bills vs. Panthers, NFL Week 2: Bills snap counts for offense, defense
Bills 24, Panthers 23: post-game awards for Buffalo Rumblings Podcast
Bills-Panthers final score: Buffalo overcomes miscues to win, 24-23
Buffalo Bills Wall of Fame honored at halftime today
Bills inactives vs. Panthers: Jairus Byrd out again

AFC East Daily
Stevie: E.J. ‘locked in’ on game-winning drive
Dan Carpenter redeems himself in a big way

Buffalo 24, Carolina 23

The Sports Xchange
Manuel rallies Bills for first career victory
Bills-Panthers: What we learned

Buffalo Low Down
Carolina win a glimmer of hope for Bills Nation
Mario “Sack” Williams
Week 2 Recap: Panthers 23 – Bills 24

All Sports WNY
EJ Manuel Chalks Up 1st Victory Over Panthers 24-23

Bleacher Report
Panthers vs. Bills: Live Game Grades and Analysis for Buffalo
Panthers vs. Bills: Takeaways from Buffalo’s 24-23 Win over Carolina

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