Bills Can't Stop Cards Offense: The Bills couldn't do anything about the short passing game of the Cardinals as Kurt Warner completed a whopping 33 passes enroute to the rout. There were no second half adjustments this week and that leads to bad all around grades. Gameday Grades.
Bills Blown Out By Cardinals 41-17:Trent Edwards got knocked out of the game on the team's opening series and the defense never got off the plane from Buffalo as the Cardinals dominated the Bills 41-17 and sent them to their first loss of the season. J.P. Losman hit Lee Evans for an 87 yard touchdown pass and Losman ran one in from the two but that wasn't nearly enough as the Cardinals high powered offense dominated the game for the most part enroute to the blowout win. Our gameday grades will be out later tonight or tomorrow. Check out our complete analysis of the loss. Complete Story.
Edwards, Simpson Hurt: Trent Edwards suffered a concussion on the first series of the game and was taken off on a cart. He obviously did not return. Ko Simpson suffered a hamstring injury in the first half and did not return as well. Injury Page.
Roof Closed: While it is unseasonably cool in Glendale Arizona the roof is expected to remain closed at University of Phoenix Stadium which is good news for a Buffalo team that has traveled across country for this game. Heat and the sun won't be a factor.
McGee Out: Terrence McGee will not play today against the Cardinals. He's officially listed as doubtful but did not make the trip out West. It makes sense to hold him back with the bye week ahead to give him an extra week to rest.
Saturday October 4, 2008
Season Soldout: The Bills announced yesterday that the five remaining home games at Ralph Wilson Stadium are soldout. The team does have a limited number of club and premium seats for each game. Season ticket deposits for next year are being taken now as well.
McGee Doubtful: Terrence McGee did not practice again yesterday and is officially listed as doubtful for tomorrow's game. He will likely sit out. This may be a wash as Anquan Boldin has been ruled out for the Cardinals. Aaron Schobel and Marcus Stroud are listed as questionable for the Bills but both are expected to play. Injury Page.
Friday October 3, 2008
Evans Thrilled With New Deal: Lee Evans spoke to the team's official website after he signed his new long term contract with the team. He said he's thrilled and it is a great day for him. Negotiations were tough but they got it done and he couldn't be happier. There were many people working hard in the organization to get it done which is a great feeling. He didn't want the negotiations to be a distraction and it went from "if" it would happen to a matter of "when" as the gap closed. His agent is based in St. Louis and the final details were hammered out while the Bills were there last week. A big factor in Evans wanting to stay here was how far the offense has come with a lot of hard work and dedication. He thanked Mr. Wilson for sticking with him and his teammates for supporting him. The players were happy for him and told him it was well deserved and that was a tremendous feeling the show of respect from his teammates. He likes that there is a good core group of guys that they are building now all under contract for the foreseeable future.
Thursday October 2, 2008
Deal For Four Years: The NFL Network is reporting that the extension signed by Lee Evans is a 4 year deal worth $37.25 Million with $18.25 Million guaranteed. Adam Schefter also reports that Evans is expected to get $27 Million the first three years of the deal. His contract seems in line with some of the other top receivers int he league averaging more than $9 Million a year. It is a bit of a surprise that they only came to a four year deal and not longer. What do you think of the deal? Take our poll on our homepage and let us know!
Evans Gets Extension: The long anticipated contract extension has finally happened. The Bills announced this afternoon that Lee Evans has agreed to a long term contract extension with the team. Terms of the deal have yet to be disclosed but it surely locks up the Bills biggest offensive weapon long term. Evans was a consummate professional showing up at all the offseason workouts and showing more leadership all summer without making his contract situation an issue. Ralph Wilson rewarded his high character with a new deal that took a long time to reach.
Schobel, Stroud Practice: Aaron Schobel and Marcus Stroud returned to practice on a limited basis today. They both are expected to play on Sunday. Dick Jauron will hold off one more day before making a final decision on Terrence McGee but it appears very unlikely that he will play on Sunday. He did not do anything at practice for a second straight day. With the bye coming up it makes a lot of sense to hold him out. Injury Page.
Wednesday October 1, 2008
McGee Not Ruled Out Yet: Terrence McGee has not been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Cardinals. He suffered a sprained MCL against the Rams but the results of the MRI were negative. He was walking around the facility today with a bulking knee brace but without any other help. He said he's feeling much better today than he did on Monday. McGee says he's concentrating on just getting healthy. Dick Jauron said they will take it day by day and would love to have McGee play this week or soon thereafter. It does appear unlikely that the team will push it with McGee especially with the bye week ahead. It makes sense to let him rest the next two weeks and hopefully have him back when San Diego comes to town.
Stroud, Schobel Not Practicing: Marcus Stroud did not practice today but was riding the stationary bike on the sidelines. He hurt his hand in the win over the Rams but only missed a few plays. Aaron Schobel was held out with a sore foot. Both players may return to practice tomorrow. Roscoe Parrish remains sidlined after undergoing thumb surgery. Derek Fine is also out still with a thumb injury. Injury Page.
Bills Face Tough Matchup: The Bills head for their second straight road game in the desert against the Cardinals. Arizona comes home after two straight losses on the East coast. They will be happy to be home and desperate to return to their winning ways of the first two weeks. This makes for a dangerous combination for the Bills. Complete Preview.
Tuesday September 30, 2008
Successful September: By all accounts the month of September was very successful as the Bills finished with a perfect 4-0 record. Tony Bogyo returns this week to look back at the first month of the season. While he sees everything that is good with the team he cautions fans not to get overly excited as there are still things they need to improve on. Complete Story.
Swap Of Fullbacks The Bills have released Darian Barnes and signed veteran Corey McIntyre in a switch of fullbacks that is somewhat surprising. The team seemed happy with Barnes before he injured his foot during the win over Oakland. That injury surprisingly kept him out of the Rams game. The Bills looked at McIntyre in off season but did not sign him. He played one season in Cleveland, New Orleans, and Atlanta. He served as the special teams captain of the Falcons last year.
Report Says McGee Out For Sunday: ESPN.com is reporting that a league source has told them that Terrence McGee will miss this week's game against the Cardinals. He underwent an MRI for his sprained MCL today and the source told ESPN that there is no structural damage to the knee. That means there is a chance he can return after the bye week and only miss the one game. Injury Page.
Monday September 29, 2008
McGee To Have MRI: Dick Jauron said Terrence McGee is undergoing futher tests today including an MRI to see how serious his injured knee is. It appears it got hurt when he was rolled up on during a first half play. They are still calling it a sprain until they get test results. He was at the facility today but hobbling around and not getting along too well according to the coach. Injury Page.
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