Bills Get Back On Track Against Redskins
Offense Bounces Back: The offense bounced back from their month long slump in a big way as the running game churned up big yardage which opened up a passing game missing its main weapon. The defense meanwhile played better than they have in a while shutting down the big play offense of the Redskins leading to a dominating win for the Bills. Gameday Grades.
Bills Rip Redskins: The Bills broke out in a big way as they defeated the Redskins 24-7 at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Travis Henry rumbled for a career high 167 yards and two touchdowns. Josh Reed also had a resurgence as he had 8 catches for 109 yards and a touchdown. The Bills dominated this game from the opening kickoff and Bruce Smith came close a few times, but he was held without a sack. Darryl Talley was put on the wall of fame during a halftime ceremony. Complete Review.
Moulds Held Out: The Bills did not play Eric Moulds who remains hampered by a slight groin tear. Sammy Morris was also inactive along with Ron Edwards. Sam Adams did play however. The team made it through the game relatively injury free, Lawyer Milloy and Travis Henry were nicked up but played on. Mike Williams strained his neck. Injury Report.
Game Day Weather: The weather forcast for today's game at Ralph Wilson Stadium is ideal for football. At kickoff there will be mostly cloudy skies with a temperature near 50 degrees. Precipitation and wind are not expected to be factors.
Saturday October 18, 2003
Moulds, Adams Practice: Injured Bills Eric Moulds and Sam Adams practiced lightly with the team on Friday but both remain listed as questionable. Moulds practiced without pads but his availability for Sunday's game will not be known until just before kickoff. Adams practiced a bit with his sprained ankle. His replacement, Ron Edwards, is unlikely to play due to a shoulder injury. Injury Report.
Wilson Celebrates Birthday with Charity: Bills owner Ralph Wilson celebrated his 85th birthday with an event at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. He received a special birthday card signed by several of Roswell's young patients before donating $250,000 for cancer research. Wilson's money will be used to fund cancer research considered new and cutting edge. Wilson and his foundation have now given $3 million to medical research.
Friday October 17, 2003
Two Added To Report: The Bills have added Sam Gash and Takeo Spikes to the injury report. They are both listed as probable. Spikes has an illness while Gash has been bothered by a sore ankle. The Redskins meanwhile have downgraded RB Trung Canidate to make him officially out for the game.
Players Miss Practice Again: Sam Adams, Rod Edwards and Eric Moulds once again missed practice yesterday. Jonas Jennings returned to practice and will start opposite Bruce Smith on Sunday. Moulds did some route running and will try to practice today as he still hopes to play on Sunday. Adams and Edwards won't work until Saturday at the earliest which means the Bills may be without both tackles on Sunday. Sammy Morris continues to practice but he is nowhere near 100% and will likely be inactive this week. Injury Report.
Thursday October 16, 2003
Game Soldout: Sunday's game against the Redskins is officially a sell out and the blackout has been lifted. All four games have been sold out in time to be viewed on TV in Western New York.
McGahee Watch: Willis McGahee made it through his first workout with no problems. He took some handoffs and caught some passes. He even played defense on the scout team. He iced his knee after the workout which is normal, and he wore a brace. Coach Williams expects to get him more involved in practice later in the week.
Morris Returns; Moulds Has Tear: Another running back returned to practice yesterday, Sammy Morris worked out and hopes to play on Sunday. The other injured Bills were all held out. Eric Moulds hopes to practice by Friday in order to play on Sunday. He admitted yesterday that he does have a slight tear in his groin. Injury Report.
Wednesday October 15, 2003
Redskins Fast: Coach Williams says the Redskins are the fastest team they have faced all year and that the Bills need to get off to a fast start. He thinks Patrick Ramsey has a strong arm and Coles has gotten tremendously better. He thinks the fastest team will win. He said the Bills will need to play well since they have a good football team.
Williams On McGahee: Gregg Williams addressed the media in his usual Wednesday press conference and the conversation quickly turned to Willis McGahee. He said he will practice this week and they will see how he progresses. Structurally he is fine it is time to get back to playing football. He said it is way too early to see when he will play.
Injury Update: Four Bills are listed as questionable and one is probable for the game with the Redskins on Sunday. Eric Moulds, Ron Edwards, Sammy Morris, and Sam Adams are questionable but they all hope to practice this week. They are all upgraded from last week except Edwards who listed as probable last week. Jonas Jennings is listed as probable with a hip flexor he suffered against the Jets. Injury Report.
Bills Look To Rebound: The Bills will look to rebound from a dismal month as Bruce Smith and the Washington Redskins come to town. Washington will also look to rebound after losing their last two games. Intrigue is all over this one, as Smith comes into the game 1 1/2 sacks away from the NFL record, he would surely love to get it in Buffalo. Also, one bad hit on Patrick Ramsey, and Rob Johnson would return to the playing field at the Ralph. Game Preview.
Tuesday October 14 2003
McGahee To Practice: The Bills doctors have cleared Willis McGahee to begin practicing with the team when they hit the workout fields tomorrow. That means the Bills will have three weeks to activate him or place him on injured reserve which would end his season. The most likely scenario is a debut after the bye against Dallas with a possible activation in time for the Kansas City game next Sunday night. Injury Report.
Bills Like Oz: Tony Bogyo is getting a lot of comments on his latest article. It has inspired him to write a second column this week. In his witty, scarcastic way that Bills Daily readers love, Tony puts the Bills playoff journey through the land of Oz. Complete Story.
Monday October 13, 2003
Bills To Practice: Eric Moulds says he feels a lot better and may return to practice this week. Coach Williams was cautious in saying that he hopes Moulds will practice sometime this week. Sammy Morris and Sam Adams are also expected to practice this week. Ron Edwards will be monitored with hopes that he can get back on the field later in the week. Jonas Jennings left the Jets game with a hip flexor but he will be fine. Injury Report.
Good Party Despite Loss: The game was forgettable, but the tailgate party was very memorable. Bills Daily partied it up with the New York City Bills Backers (which we are a proud member of). Lot 16C was jamming with Bills fans making it almost seem like a home game until we got inside the stadium and suffered a rude awakening. Photo Gallery.
Sidney Moves Up: The Bills made another lineup change in the Jets game. Danion Sidney moved into the nickel cornerback role ahead of Kevin Thomas. Bills dressing for the first time included Sam Aiken, Keith McKenzie, and Lavuale Sape. Aiken caught his first career pass, Sape and McKenzie saw limited action. Depth Chart.
Time For A Change? In what could go down as the most embarrasing defeat in club history there are many people calling for the head of the head coach Gregg Williams. Tony Bogyo goes farther. He feels the team has no heart and the entire coaching staff must go. An opinion shared by most fans no doubt. Complete Story.
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