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Miscues Kill Bills 17-7
Doug Flutie had a fumble recovered for a Jets touchdown and had two interceptions in the red zone, that was the big difference in the 17-7 victory for the Jets. Steve Christie added to the Bills woes by missing two first half field goals. The defense came to play and gave the team one last chance with a fourth down stop with 6 minutes to go. Flutie's second interception after that ended any thoughts of a Bills comeback. Check back later for more analysis of the loss. MORE.
November 20, 1999
Early Inactives: These are the same names as its been for a while: Thurman Thomas, Joe Panos, Sheldon Jackson and Victor Allotey
November 19, 1999
Smith May Be Out: It's looking more and more like Antowain Smith won't play Sunday. He is still in a lot of pain and said he won't play if he's not 100 percent. He will be a game time decision. He is resting his toe all week and will see how he feels in pre-game warmups. Jonathan Linton declared himself ready to play after Wednesday's practice. Lennox Gordon will see a decent amount of action.
Stadium Meets Code: The Bills won a battle in court on Thursday. A judge ruled that the stadium is considered a theater for building code purposes since the lower bowl seats come up. With that distinction there is enough room in each row to meet the code. If they did not get the theater designation then the legroom would not meet code standards. The Bills do plan to change the angle of all the new seats in the off season to add to the legroom.
November 18, 1999
Running Back Update: As we reported Monday, Jonathan Linton is ahead of Antowain Smith in preparing for Sunday's matchup. Linton practiced some yesterday and should be able to go. Smith is struggling with a very painful toe injury and will probably require a pain killer in order to play. Sam Gash will probably get his first carries of the season, as he may be the back in the one back set if Linton needs a break and Smith can't go. Lennox Gordon is getting good practice time this week and expect him to see a lot of action.
Turnovers: Expect the Bills to turn the ball over at least once against the Jets. They have gone two straight games without a turnover and they have never gone three straight without giving it up.
Running Battle: Something has to give. The Jets come in with the top ranked running game in the AFC, the Bills run defense is also ranked number one in the conference. If the Bills can stop the running game and keep Ray Lucas in the pocket they should be in good shape.
November 17, 1999
Running Backs Listed as Questionable: Both Antowain Smith and Jonathan Linton are listed as questionable for the Jets game on the official injury report released by the team today. Shawn Price is listed as doubtful.
November 16, 1999
Running Game Limping: Yesterday brought good news on the injury front, but it seems that Antowain Smith's turf toe may actually be more of a hinderance than Jonathan Linton's sprained knee. All of the injured players from the Miami game may play against the Jets.
November 15, 1999
Injury Update: Jonathan Linton had an MRI today and it showed no ligament damgage. He may even play this week. Antowain Smith should be fine for the Jets game as his turf toe is not serious.
Game Tidbits: Some bits from yesterday's rout:
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