Bills need win over Texans to keep wild card chances alive

The 30-22  loss to the Kansas City Chiefs last weekend helped to push the Bills a bit further back in the bid for a wildcard slot in the upcoming NFL playoffs.  It has been 15 years since the Bills have made it into the playoffs.

“We made it tough on ourselves,” Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor said, “but we’ve just got to take it week by week, day by day. Maintain a hungry attitude.”

This Sunday, the Houston Texans come calling on the Bills and are also looking to keep their playoff hopes alive after upsetting the New Orleans Saints 24-6.

Be sure to get your tickets and help cheer on your Buffalo Bills to victory over the Houston Texans!

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Bills fall to Chargers

The biggest factor in this seasons incarnation of the San Diego Chargers is the play of quarterback Phillip Rivers who made a star out of Antonio Gates last week and Eddie Royal this week.

“Philip just opens up everybody,” receiver Malcom Floyd said. “We’ve got all kind of weapons on the field. It’s pretty much just picking your poison.”

Just seven days post Rivers/Gates combo for 21 points, Royal finished the game against the Bills with four catches for 42 yards and two touchdowns.

“It’s key, no matter who’s in there,” Royal said. “It’s great when you’ve got a lot of guys that can make plays.”  “We were tired of getting field goals,” Royal said about ending the drive with a TD. “It’s great to get points, but we wanted to score a touchdown.”

The Bills (2-1) are preparing this week for the Houston Texans (2-1) who seem to be a pretty even match up on paper.  Of course, we all now that is why they play the games.  Be sure to get your tickets, Bills fans and come out and support your Buffalo Bills in Texas!  Great seats and cheap tickets are still available!

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Bills Acquire Prized Free Agent Mario Williams

Terms of the contract were not disclosed but media said the deal would make Williams, 27, the highest-paid defensive player in the National Football League (NFL).

Williams, who was flown to Buffalo this week on a private jet with the team’s general manger and defensive coordinator, said he was excited about joining the organization and said a determined fan base that showed support by putting his name on pizzas and on signs along roads helped get the message across.

“You don’t get many chances like this and opportunities to come in and be the guy who can help the team get across the hump and that’s definitely what I am here for,” Williams told reporters at his introductory news conference.

“My whole intention is to come here … and make this thing happen. It’ a great opportunity for myself and the team and for us to succeed and get better. This city is looking for that.”

Williams, regarded as one of the top free agents available, was drafted first overall in 2006 by the Houston Texans and would be counted on to bolster a Bills defence that managed just 29 sacks last season.

His signing gave Buffalo their most accomplished pass rusher since Pro Football Hall of Famer Bruce Smith, who left the team in 2000 as the franchise and NFL all-time sacks leader.

The Bills, who finished 6-10 in the 2011 campaign and missed the playoffs for the 12th straight year, entered the offseason intent on bolstering their pass rush.

Williams, who was limited to five games last season due to a torn chest muscle, has 53 sacks and 241 tackles in 82 career games during six NFL seasons with the Texans.

“It’s an exciting day for us and for our football team, we got a lot better,” said Bills General Manager Buddy Nix.

“Once we got him here and got him to listen, not to people who have heard about Buffalo but the people who live here, then you find out what unique place it is and he’s going to help it get even better.”

(Reporting by Frank Pingue in Toronto; editing by Julian Linden)

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