Bills Blitz: LeSean McCoy ran for two touchdowns while Tyrod Taylor added a touchdown run as the Bills pulled off a 33-18 upset win over the Arizona Cardinals at New Era Field. Aaron Williams pretty much clinched the win when he picked up an errant snap on a field goal attempt and returned it for a touchdown in the second half. Bills Blitz.
Injury Update: The Bills seemed to get through the game without any new injuries which is nice to hear after the tough run they have had. Sammy Watkins and Greg Salas sat out along with Ronald Darby Injury Page.
No Watkins Or Darby: As if today's game wasn't an uphill battle already the Bills will have to do it without Sammy Watkins or Ronald Darby. Despite tweeting last night he was good to go several reports today say Watkins is out. Jason LaCanfora is also reporting that Darby won't play. He is battling a hamstring injury.
Beautiful Weather: It's a beautiful day for football at New Era Field. The gametime temperature will be in the low 60s topping out in the mid 60s under crisp clear skies with light winds out of the Northwest at 5mph. Bills Daily will be at the game today so there will be no grades this week but our Blitz article will be up sometime tonight.
Watkins Says He'll Play: Sammy Watkins tweeted that "he is ready to go out there and compete at the highest level". So it seems like he will play despite not practicing all week.
Bills Meet With Coughlin? There is a report out there that the Bills have met with Tom Coughlin. It is unknown if the meeting was part of Coughlin's job with the NFL's front office or if the Bills are looking for him to possibly join the organization in some capacity.
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Saturday September 24, 2016
RV Lot Soldout: The Bills have announced that the RV lot has soldout not only for tomorrow's game but for the home games against San Francisco on October 16th and the New England game on October 30th as well. That means the whole first half of the home schedule has that lot soldout already.
Friday September 23, 2016
Watkins Questionable: The follies keep getting worse for the Bills Sammy Watkins remains sidelined this week because someone setpped on his ailing foot during a walk through earlier this week. He is officially listed as questionable but Rex Ryan admnitted it is unlikely he will play. They will wait until gametime to see how he feels calling him a special case that can play even though he hasn't practiced. Cordy Glenn did not practice again today and has been ruled out. Ronald Darby, Charles Clay, and Greg Salas all participating which means they have a decent chance at playing Sunday barring any flare up from their injuries. They are listed as questionable remember there are no probable designations anymore. Injury Page.
Thursday September 22, 2016
Concern Over Watkins Availability: Rex Ryan now has a heightened level of concern over the availability of Sammy Watkins for Sunday's game against the Cardinals. He missed practice again today which is cause for concern but the coach is hopeful he'll be able to go. It may be better to shut him down for a while. Greg Salas was added to the injury report after hurting his groin in practice today. Ryan doesn't think it is too serious. Injury Page.
Clay Practices: Charles Clay returned to practice today after sitting yesterday to rest his chornic knee condition. Sammy Watkins was not on the field today which could mean they are just resting his ailing foot as much as possible or could spell trouble for his availability this weekend. Cordy Glenn sat once again so it's looking more likely he will sit for a second straight game.
Game Preview: The dysfunctional start to the season could continue to spiral out of control with one of the NFC's top Super Bowl contenders coming to town on Sunday. The Cardinals seem to have the edge everywhere on paper but it is never easy for a team to come east for a 1pm start so the Bills at least have that going for them. With a new offensive coordinator the Bills are hoping that can use the element of surprise to move the ball against a solid Arizona defense. This is an early season must win for the Bills and the opponent couldn't be any tougher. Complete Preview.
Wednesday September 21, 2016
Glenn, Clay, Watkins Sit:Sammy Watkins, Cordy Glenn, and Charles Clay did not practice today while Ronald Darby was limited with a hamstring injury. Colt Anderson returned to practice on a limited basis. Rex Ryan adressed the media before practice and said that he has been in offensive meetings Monday and Today and feels they have the element of surprise with Anthony Lynn taking over as the offensive coordinator. He did admit that won't last long though. Lynn will be in the coach's box upstairs during the games. Assistant Chris Palmer is a former offensive coordinator and the coach said he will be heavily involved in kick starting the passing game. He feels the Cardinals may be the best team in the NFL and that nobody feels sorry for the Bills because they are 0-2. The coach feels the issue with the defensive backs last week were the result of technique errors which put the blame squarely on the shoulders of the players. Injury Page.
Tuesday September 20, 2016
Goodwin OK: Rex Ryan said yesterday that Marquise Goodwin is out of concussion protocol but missed yesterday's practice for personal reasons. Colt Anderson and Cordy Glenn remained sidelined on Monday. The coach feels his brother has done as good a job of coaching as anyone in the league. He also feels you will see results from Anthony Lynn immediately. The coach knows the team has a daunting task the next two weeks but he feels that may exactly what they need. Terry Pegula told the Associated Press that the organization is run very well and the coach is in charge of his staff as he tries to end speculation that he fired Greg Roman. Ryan indicated that the receivers aren't running the right routes as he defended Tyrod Taylor but added everyone needs to carry their own weight.
Monday September 19, 2016
Practice Squad Move: The Bills made another practice squad move swapping tackles. They added William Poehls and released Chris Martin. Poehls was an undrafted free agent of Tennessee in 2014 and also spent time on their practice squad. Front Office Page.