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Buffalo Bills’ Marcell Dareus Among Leading Vote-Getters for Pro Bowl
December 13th, 2014 at 5:00 PM
With only hours remaining for fans to cast voted for the NFL Pro Bowl, Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus is on pace to make his second straight trip to the game. ***PHOTO1*** Dareus is second voting among defensive tackles, according to numbers released by the NFL. He only trails the Chicago...

Penalties are Preventing Buffalo Bills from Making the Playoffs
December 9th, 2014 at 5:00 PM
The Buffalo Bills have a plethora of problems this season. A stagnant offense with virtually no balance has rendered them one-sided, as was clearly evident in their 24-17 loss against the Denver Broncos. They ran the ball only 16 times in Denver, compared to 57 pass attempts. ***PHOTO1*** Another big reason why...

Defensive Line Fails to Show up for Buffalo Bills Against Denver Broncos
December 8th, 2014 at 5:00 PM
The Buffalo Bills have invested both high draft picks and big free agent contracts on their defensive line in the past few seasons. Mario Williams was signed in March 2012 to the largest contract in team history, a 6-year, $100 million behemoth of a deal. Marcell Dareus was drafted third...

Mario Williams Named AFC Defensive Player of the Month for November
December 4th, 2014 at 5:00 PM
Mario Williams came to the Buffalo Bills in March of 2012 as a prized free agent, one thought by many to be the missing piece to solve the Bills playoff drought. The lofty six-year, $100 million contract was at the time the richest contract for a defensive player in NFL...

Da’Norris Searcy Making Buffalo Bills Fans Forget About Jairus Byrd
December 1st, 2014 at 5:00 PM
When the Bills lost free safety Jairus Byrd to the New Orleans Saints via free agency last offseason, the secondary was expected to take a step back. The strength of the defense is the defensive line that features three Pro Bowl players. ***PHOTO1*** Fast forward to Week 13 of the 2014 NFL...

Buffalo Bills Focus on Stopping Cleveland Browns’ Ground Game
November 29th, 2014 at 5:00 PM
If the Buffalo Bills are going to beat the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, then their run defense is going to have to be in peak condition. ***PHOTO1*** The Browns are 12th in the NFL in rushing yards per game. at 117.5. They're led by the two-headed attack of Terrance West (470 yards,...

Buffalo Bills Defensive End Mario Williams Wears Red Contacts to Be ‘Behind a Wall’
November 14th, 2014 at 1:00 PM
In the NFL, players will do various things in an attempt to "transform" themselves into a competitor and Buffalo Bills defensive end Mario Williams is no different. ***PHOTO1*** Williams wears performance contact lenses that make his eyes appear blood red. While most players would do something to that effect in an...

Buffalo Bills Run Defense Has Has Been Gashed in Recent Weeks
November 10th, 2014 at 5:00 PM
When the Buffalo Bills entered Week Eight against the New York Jets, the Bills had yielded ZERO rushing touchdowns on the season. In the two games since then, Buffalo has surrendered five rushing touchdowns. ***PHOTO1*** The defensive line is known more for getting to the quarterback, as is evident by their NFL...

Kiko Alonso Gaining Progress, but Still Has a Long Way to Recover and Return
November 2nd, 2014 at 4:00 PM
Kiko Alonso is now three months removed from ACL surgery in July, but he is still a long way from being ready to compete in practice. The Bills second-year linebacker suffered a torn ACL on July 1 while participating in a personal training workout at his alma mater the University...

Leodis McKelvin Showing He’s a Pivotal Cog in Buffalo Bills Defense
October 27th, 2014 at 5:00 PM
The strength of the Buffalo Bills defense is their defensive line, which features three Pro-Bowl players from last season (Mario Williams, Kyle Williams, and Marcell Dareus). As the aforementioned continue to wreak havoc on opposing quarterbacks, another facet of the Bills defense is paying dividends. ***PHOTO1*** Leodis McKelvin, in his seventh season...

Potential Trade Candidates on the Buffalo Bills
October 22nd, 2014 at 5:00 PM
With less than a week until the National Football League trade deadline, the Buffalo Bills could stand to make a deal or two to improve their chances at making the playoffs for the first time this century. ***PHOTO1*** As the roster currently stands, the Bills have a glut of receivers on the...

Marcell Dareus Becoming Candidate for Defensive Player of the Year
October 20th, 2014 at 5:00 PM
A troubled offseason has given way to a dominant regular season for Marcell Dareus. ***PHOTO1*** The fourth-year defensive tackle from the University of Alabama was arrested on two separate occasions, once for felony drug possession in May, then again in June for a variety of charges, including reckless driving, reckless endangerment, and...

Doug Marrone Will Look to Pressure Teddy Bridgewater Against the Minnesota Vikings
October 16th, 2014 at 5:00 PM
When the Minnesota Vikings arrive at Ralph Wilson Stadium, they will need to pressure Vikings' rookie starting quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. The Buffalo Bills and their vaunted defensive line led by Marcell Dareus, Mario Williams, and Kyle Williams have to create havoc for the Bills to have a chance at victory....

Buffalo Bills’ Defense Thrives, Guides Team to Solid Start
October 11th, 2014 at 1:00 PM
The Buffalo Bills' offense may remain somewhat of a work in progress, but steps over the past two seasons to improve the defense seem to be paying off. ***PHOTO1*** First under Mike Petitne last season, the Bills' defense improved from the league's basement to 10th overall. Now under new defensive coordinator Jim...

Buffalo Bills Linebacker Brandon Spikes Comments on the New England Patriots
October 9th, 2014 at 1:00 PM
Buffalo Bills linebacker Brandon Spikes has had no filter when it comes to talking about his former team the New England Patriots. ***PHOTO1*** Spikes has mentioned on various occasions that he was displeased in New England with the coaching staff, the franchise's attitude and the way the team handled his...

Marcell Dareus Named AFC Defensive Player of the Week for Week Five
October 8th, 2014 at 5:00 PM
The Buffalo Bills defensive line has been the highlight of the brief season so far. One of the bright spots on that unit is the play of defensive tackle Marcell Dareus. ***PHOTO1*** Dareus was the most important player on the field last Sunday against the Detroit Lions. He overshadowed the solid play...

Marcell Dareus Becoming Dominant Force for Buffalo Bills
October 7th, 2014 at 5:00 PM
When the Buffalo Bills drafted defensive tackle Marcell Dareus third overall in the 2011 NFL Draft, they were expecting to get a player that would change the fortunes of their team. He did just that on Sunday against the Detroit Lions. ***PHOTO1*** Dareus was downright dominant. He registered three sacks, five tackles,...

Buffalo Bills Cornerback Ron Brooks Released from Hospital; Walks Out Under Own Power
October 7th, 2014 at 1:00 PM
The Buffalo Bills had a scary moment in the first half of their 17-14 win over the Detroit Lions on Sunday. ***PHOTO1*** While attempting to make a tackle during a Bills punt in the first quarter, cornerback Ron Brooks was sent flying by a blocker who had lost his balance and hit...

Jim Schwartz Proves to Be Valuable Addition to Buffalo Bills Coaching Staff
October 5th, 2014 at 8:00 PM
When the Buffalo Bills hired Jim Schwartz to be their defensive coordinator, the team expected a slight drop-off from the stellar play guided by Mike Pettine, who took the head coaching job with the Cleveland Browns. ***PHOTO1*** After an emphatic 17-14 win on a last-second 58-yard field goal Dan Carpenter, Schwartz has...

Buffalo Bills’ Kyle Williams Misses Practice; Status for Sunday Against Detroit Lions in Doubt
October 2nd, 2014 at 5:00 PM
Kyle Williams has been an integral part of the Buffalo Bills defense since he was drafted in the fifth round (134th overall) of the 2006 National Football League Draft. He is a three-time Pro Bowler who has a penchant for creating havoc for opposing quarterbacks.His tenacity for making the quarterback's...