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Bills Beat Packers 27-18

Jay Riemersma Rob Johnson threw three touchdown passes against a fierce pass rush and the defense shined again leading the Bills to the 27-18 victory. The Bills 2-0 start is the highlight of this week's news archives:  Complete analysis in gameday.

Offense Clicks Halfway: There is nothing wrong with the Bills passing game but the running game and the offensive line were awful for the second week in a row. The defense continued playing superb ball and those factors are considered in our position by position grades breakdown.

No Letdown: Bills Daily has been warning fans all week that the club needs to guard against a letdown today in order to defeat the Packers. Rob Johnson has said the Offense didn't play well enough last week to letdown. So the bottom line is, the defense needs to guard against a letdown and the offense needs to play better for the team to win this week.

Panos To See Action: Joe Panos will see his first action in over a season today. He will be in the lineup in spot action. Jamie Nails will get the start as the Bills will work Panos back in the lineup slowly. In other injury news, Doug Flutie will be the emergency QB once again.

Gameday Weather: There will be increasing cloudiness during the game with a chance of showers toward the end of the game. High in the upper 70's with winds out of the southwest at 10 -15 mph.

Saturday September 9, 2000

Early Inactives: The Bills have placed three draft picks on the early inactive list. Offensive tackle Jon Carman joins defensive tackle Leif Larsen, and wide receiver Avion Black on the list. The Bills will need to add three players to the inactive list before gametime on Sunday and to announce the emergency quarterback which is expected to be Doug Flutie.

Friday September 8, 2000

Bills Healthy: It looks like all the walking wounded will be back in uniform for Sunday's game against Green Bay. Joe Panos is three weeks ahead of schedule and should dress for the game after completing three practices this week. It is not known if he'll start but he should at least split time with Jamie Nails. Jonathan Linton pronounced himself ready to go and he will be in the running back rotation with Shawn Bryson, Antowain Smith and Sammy Morris. Expect Linton to be the third down back. Doug Flutie is also getting healthy but will likely serve as the emergency QB one more week.  Injury Page

Moulds Speaks Out: WR Eric Moulds ended his three days of silence by speaking to a reporter about the frustration he felt on Offense during Sunday's game against Tennessee. He cleared the air with his teammates and coaches. After speaking with Joe Pendry and all three quarterbacks, Moulds said he isn't frustrated by the double teams he is getting or by his contract situation.

Thursday September 7, 2000

Game Sells Out: Sunday's game against Green Bay sold out by the 1:00pm deadline. The blackout has been lifted for the second week in a row. There were 500 tickets left earlier in the week and 150 tickets left this morning.

Wed. Practice Notes: The Bills hit the practice field yesterday to begin game plan preparations for Green Bay. Rob Johnson practiced but still is feeling the effects of his nerve injury. He says the leg is still weak but he expects it to continue to improve during the week. He will play. Joe Panos and Jonathan Linton also both practiced. Panos seemed to be able to push off fine on his injured foot and may start on Sunday. Linton may be upgraded from questionable and also could see action on Sunday.

Moulds Frustrated: Eric Moulds is doing his best impression of Andre Reed. He stormed out of the locker room on Sunday and isn't talking to reporters. Johnson speculates that Moulds is frustrated over the double teams he is experiencing. Welcome to the world of all-pro players Eric. He obviously is thinking about his potential big payday at the end of the season and wants the ball a lot to validate the dollars he wants. The Bills have been talking with Moulds' agent.

Wednesday September 6, 2000

Flutie Likely To Be No. 3 Coach Phillips said today that Doug Flutie is still improving but will likely be listed as the emergency QB again this week. There is a good chance he will be the backup next week against the Jets. Flutie is officially listed as questionable on the injury report as is Joe Panos, Jonathan Linton and Sam Rogers. Rogers will play and it will depend on how they practice before we know if Linton or Panos can return. If Panos does make it back from his torn arch it would be ahead of schedule. Official Injury Report

Christie Named Player of The Week: His 3 of 4 kicking field goals was good enough to give Steve Christie the AFC special teams player of the week award.

Bills Begin Preparation For Packers: Today the Bills will practice after the usual day off on Tuesday as preparations begin in earnest for the game Sunday against the Packers. It will be interesting to see if Rob Johnson has his strength back in his injured leg or if Joe Panos is any closer to playing. Look back later for the latest news from practice and this evening for the official NFL injury report. Complete Preview

Vikings Sign Northern: Two weeks after getting cut by Pittsburgh, Gabe Northern has signed on with the Minnesota Vikings.

Tuesday September 5, 2000

Fan Frenzy Leads To Win: The playoff atmosphere for the opening game was something the NFL must have been looking for when they scheduled this game and they certainly got it. The stadium has never been louder than it was on Sunday night at the 12th man helped the Bills to their victory. Complete Story

Victory Highlights Week: The victory over Tennessee showed the coaching staff and scouts made all the right moves as the young players shined, the formation changes worked and Rob Johnson showed he is a warrior. Week In Review

Johnson To Practice: Coach Phillips said that Rob Johnson is feeling much better and should practice tomorrow and then play on Sunday against Green Bay. Johnson's nerve injury to his leg was like a stinger, the feeling in his leg returned Monday. He is still weak in the leg but they expect the strength to comeback over the next couple of days. The only other player banged up in the game was Sam Rogers, he has a sore shoulder. Injury Report

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