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Bills try to make sense of penalties

Bills try to make sense of penalties

buffalobills.com ESPN.com Updated Sep 8, 2013
The penalty count was 10 to 4 in Buffalo’s season opening loss to the Patriots and the Bills were on the wrong side of the ledger. The players and coaches know they can’t have that many and win games. “Penalties when you’re under pressure can happen,” s…
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  • On Pro Football: Rookie May Not Be Perfect, But He Provides Rea…

    On Pro Football: Rookie May Not Be Perfect, But He Provides Reason to Hope

    nytimes.com Sep 8, 2013
    Geno Smith scrambled away from traffic, drew a flag and gave the Jets a chance to win against the Buccaneers. He also gave Jets fans an unfamiliar feeling: confidence in the quarterback.
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  • Revis, Still Healing, Has Limited Workload in New York Homecomi…

    Revis, Still Healing, Has Limited Workload in New York Homecoming

    nytimes.com ESPN.com Sep 8, 2013
    Buccaneers cornerback Darrelle Revis was playing for the first time since he tore an anterior cruciate ligament last season while with the Jets.
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  • Ryan pushes right buttons to rile up Jets

    Ryan pushes right buttons to rile up Jets

    ESPN.com Sep 8, 2013
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Rex Ryan is supposed to be the coach in the crypt, already doomed. Frankly, there are times when he looks and sounds like it. But on Sunday, Ryan showed he still can motivate a team and still can take the X's and O's from his gr…
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  • Players react: Patriots at Bills

    Players react: Patriots at Bills

    buffalobills.com Sep 8, 2013
    BUFFALO BILLS DEFENSIVE BACK JIM LEONHARD Q: Was there some communication issues on a couple of those touchdown passes early on? It seemed like a couple guys were a little confused back there. A: We’ll take a look at it tomorrow. There are ups and downs…
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  • Notes: Colon already feels Jets-Pats hatred

    Notes: Colon already feels Jets-Pats hatred

    ESPN.com Sep 8, 2013
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- It's never too early to start banging the drums for Jets-Patriots. The AFC East rivals meet Thursday night in Foxborough, Mass., and guard Willie Colon already was feeling the vibe after Sunday's 18-17 win over the Bucs. Colon i…
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  • Dolphins WR Wallace unhappy with usage

    Dolphins WR Wallace unhappy with usage

    Mike Wallace, the Miami Dolphins' $60 million wide receiver, was unhappy after Sunday's season-opening victory over the Cleveland Browns.
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  • Stevan Ridley says he won’t pout over benching

    Stevan Ridley says he won’t pout over benching

    The Patriots were able to come back from 21-17 down in the second half to grab a 23-21 victory over the Bills. They did it without much help from starting running back Stevan Ridley. Ridley had nine carries for 46 yards in the first half, but did not se…
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  • EJ Manuel poised, but unspectacular in loss

    EJ Manuel poised, but unspectacular in loss

    ESPN.com Sep 8, 2013
    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- If consistency is the trait the Buffalo Bills are looking for in a franchise quarterback, then they've found their guy. Rookie EJ Manuel, making his NFL debut on Sunday's 23-21 loss to the New England Patriots, picked up right wher…
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  • Inconsistent Pats survive Bills with late field goal

    Inconsistent Pats survive Bills with late field goal

    CNNSI.com Sep 8, 2013
    Inconsistent Pats survive Bills with late field goal
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  • Locker Room Buzz: New England Patriots

    Locker Room Buzz: New England Patriots

    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Observed in the locker room after the New England Patriots’ 23-21 victory over the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium: Amendola draws biggest crowd: This is one of the most cramped visiting locker rooms in the NFL and the huge c…
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  • Lavonte David: To me, he was in bounds

    Lavonte David: To me, he was in bounds

    profootballtalk.com Sep 8, 2013
    The Jets squeaked out an 18-17 win at the Meadowlands on Sunday afternoon thanks to a sloppy performance over all 60 minutes by the Buccaneers. The last Tampa mistake came when linebacker Lavonte David was flagged for hitting Jets quarterback Geno Smith…
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  • Dimitri Patterson gets revenge on Browns

    Dimitri Patterson gets revenge on Browns

    ESPN.com Sep 8, 2013
    CLEVELAND -- This time last year Dimitri Patterson was a starting cornerback of the Cleveland Browns. But he was released during the season under questionable circumstances and was later picked up by the Miami Dolphins. Patterson made his presence felt …
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  • Jets move past tumultuous offseason to defeat Buccaneers, 18-17

    Jets move past tumultuous offseason to defeat Buccaneers, 18-17

    If there is one thing we can say about the New York Jets, you never know what to expect. Jets coach Rex Ryan seemingly battled back and forth with the New York media leading up to the season opener. He was criticized for playing getting quarterback Mark…
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  • Lavonte David sets up Jets for a gift win with a horrific late …

    Lavonte David sets up Jets for a gift win with a horrific late hit penalty

    yahoo.com Sep 8, 2013
    Let's try to figure out what Lavonte David right before his moment of infamy, shall we? David, a Buccaneers linebacker, was pursuing Jets rookie quarterback Geno Smith on a scramble. Smith gave himself up and was running out of bounds to stop the clock …
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  • Locker Room Buzz: Buffalo Bills

    Locker Room Buzz: Buffalo Bills

    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Observed in the locker room after the Buffalo Bills' 23-21 loss to the New England Patriots: Win slips away: Defensive tackle Kyle Williams was frustrated by the loss, giving his team credit but lamenting that they let the victory …
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  • Painfully close to be fixed by consistency

    Painfully close to be fixed by consistency

    buffalobills.com Sep 8, 2013
    The Bills were again painfully close to a victory over the Patriots. In season openers the last three times Buffalo has faced New England it has been a tight game. Unfortunately New England has escaped with the victory in each of those contests. In the …
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  • Locker Room Buzz: Miami Dolphins

    Locker Room Buzz: Miami Dolphins

    ESPN.com Sep 8, 2013
    CLEVELAND -- Observed in the locker room after the Miami Dolphins' 23-10 victory against the Cleveland Browns. Patterson in good spirits: Dolphins starting cornerback Dimitri Patterson (groin) didn’t finish the game and was getting evaluated in the trai…
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  • Jets stun Bucs on last-second field goal

    Jets stun Bucs on last-second field goal

    CNNSI.com Sep 8, 2013
    Geno Smith performed well in his debut and the Jets stunned the Bucs with a late field goal.
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  • New England Patriots hang on to win, but who can they count on …

    New England Patriots hang on to win, but who can they count on other than Tom Brady?

    yahoo.com ESPN.com Sep 8, 2013
    The New England Patriots for years have been synonymous with finding new ways to win every week. It appears that they'll have to continue doing so. Facing their first game after the release of Aaron Hernandez, Wes Welker walking in free agency and with …
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  • Rapid Reaction: Patriots 23, Bills 21

    Rapid Reaction: Patriots 23, Bills 21

    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Rapid reaction from the Buffalo Bills' season-opening loss to the New England Patriots: What it means: The Bills were one defensive stop away from coming away with just their second win against the Patriots since 2004. After making…
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  • Nick Mangold to locker room after arm injury

    Nick Mangold to locker room after arm injury

    profootballtalk.com Sep 8, 2013
    The Jets ended the first half on a high note with Geno Smith’s first career touchdown pass, but the second half didn’t keep the momentum rolling. Center Nick Mangold has returned to the locker room after appearing to injure his right shoulder or arm whi…
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  • Bucs lead Jets 14-12 after ugly half for both sides

    Bucs lead Jets 14-12 after ugly half for both sides

    profootballtalk.com Sep 8, 2013
    The best word to describe the two offenses in the Buccaneers-Jets tilt at MetLife Stadium on Sunday is offensive. The Buccaneers lead 14-12 after a half that featured a lot of turnovers, penalties and assorted other miscues that made lovers of offensive…
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  • Browns safety T.J. Ward suffers shoulder injury

    Browns safety T.J. Ward suffers shoulder injury

    profootballtalk.com Sep 8, 2013
    Browns strong safety T.J. Ward sustained a shoulder injury in Sunday’s season opener vs. the Dolphins and is questionable to return to action, the club said on its official Twitter account. Ward has been replaced by rookie Josh Aubrey, according to mult…
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  • Quick-hit thoughts from first quarter

    Quick-hit thoughts from first quarter

    ESPN.com Sep 8, 2013
    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- After 15 minutes of regular-season play, the Patriots lead the Bills 10-0. Passing along quick-hit notes and observations from the first quarter. 1. Offense stopped on opening drive. The Patriots' offense nearly had its opening dri…
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  • Brandon Spikes dehydrated, questionable to return

    Brandon Spikes dehydrated, questionable to return

    profootballtalk.com Sep 8, 2013
    The Patriots hold a double-digit lead in Buffalo, but one of their starting linebackers has returned to the locker room. Linebacker Brandon Spikes is dehydrated and his return to the game is called questionable. Spikes only played a few snaps before lea…
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  • Atrocious start for Bucs offense against Jets

    Atrocious start for Bucs offense against Jets

    profootballtalk.com Sep 8, 2013
    The Jets offense has been the target of many a barb heading into this season, but they haven’t been the worst offense on the field at MetLife Stadium in the first quarter. The Buccaneers offense has been a carnival of errors, culminating in a safety whe…
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  • Sanchez has disclocated shoulder, too

    Sanchez has disclocated shoulder, too

    And now we know why the Jets were saying nothing about the status of quarterback Mark Sanchez’s shoulder. As both Chris Mortensen and Jay Glazer have reported, Sanchez has a partially torn labrum in his right shoulder. Per Glazer, the injury existed bef…
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  • Jets intend to re-sign Brady Quinn tonight

    Jets intend to re-sign Brady Quinn tonight

    profootballtalk.com Sep 8, 2013
    The Jets cut quarterback Brady Quinn on Saturday. On Sunday night, he’ll be back on the team. Per a league source, the Jets plan to bring Quinn back after Sunday’s game against the Buccaneers. The move was made to avoid guaranteeing Quinn’s $715,000 sal…
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  • Jets' Holmes, Ellis active for opener

    Jets' Holmes, Ellis active for opener

    ESPN.com yahoo.com Sep 8, 2013
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- As expected, wide receiver Santonio Holmes (foot) is active for the season opener Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It became apparent around mid-week that Holmes, who missed the entire preseason, would be ready for the f…
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  • Washington is Patriots' final inactive

    Washington is Patriots' final inactive

    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- The Patriots announced that running back Leon Washington would be the seventh inactive player for Sunday’s season opener against the Buffalo Bills, joining tight end Rob Gronkowski, running back Brandon Bolden, safeties Duron Harmo…
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  • Ahtyba Rubin inactive for Browns

    Ahtyba Rubin inactive for Browns

    profootballtalk.com Sep 8, 2013
    One of the Browns’ key defensive players will miss the season opener against the Dolphins. Defensive end Ahtyba Rubin (calf) is inactive for Sunday’s game vs. Miami. The Browns announced that second-year pro Billy Winn will start in place of Rubin. Rubi…
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  • Welcome to Ralph Wilson Stadium

    Welcome to Ralph Wilson Stadium

    ESPN.com Sep 8, 2013
    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Welcome to Ralph Wilson Stadium, where the Patriots visit the Bills in the season-opener for both teams (CBS, 1 p.m. ET). Weather conditions. It has been an overcast weekend in Western New York. There was a light rain early this mo…
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  • Sunday morning one-liners

    Sunday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Sep 8, 2013
    Bills QB E.J. Manuel will decide whether he’ll wear a knee brace during warmups. Said Dolphins DT Paul Soliai of the team’s front seven, “We’re trying to carry this team. I can see it, it’s the backbone of the team.” QB Tom Brady has a new set of Patrio…
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  • All eyes on which Rex Ryan will show up as NY Jets' season begi…

    All eyes on which Rex Ryan will show up as NY Jets' season begins

    nydailynews.com Sep 8, 2013
    They asked Rex Ryan on Friday about comments he’d made saying he thought the Jets were going to be better than people thought this season, even though it might not take some great giant leap to think so now that ESPN has Rex’s team 32 out of 32 in its p…
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  • Video - Sunday Double Check: Week 1 02:39

    Sunday Double Check: Week 1

    Sep 8
    Jim Basquil and Eric Allen break down two key plays from Sunday's NFL action.
  • Video - Sunday Blitz Recap: Buccaneers-Jets Recap 03:47

    Sunday Blitz Recap: Buccaneers-Jets Recap

    Sep 8
    Michele Steele and Tom Waddle break down the Jets week 1 win over the Buccaneers.
  • Video - Geno Smith After Jets' Win 00:43

    Geno Smith After Jets' Win

    Sep 8
    Geno Smith breaks down the game-winning drive that lead to a winning field goal for the Jets.
  • Video - Sunday Blitz: Dolphins-Browns Recap 02:13

    Sunday Blitz: Dolphins-Browns Recap

    Sep 8
    Michele Steele and Tom Waddle break down the Dolphins week 1 win over the Browns

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    Sep 8
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    Sep 8
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