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  1. Sammy Hagar Live From Daryl's House https://youtu.be/qcNxquYdnxQ
  2. Less than 1 minute ago Haley Reinhart - Let's Start (Music Video) [video=youtube]http://https://youtu.be/OGZCDBtSS5Q[/video]
  3. Haley Reinhart - Better Haley Reinhart - Better
  4. Shania Twain - Man! I feel Like A Woman! (Live in Chicago - 2003) :shy:
  5. Shania Twain, Chicago 2003 - "Nah" & "Rock This Country Shania Twain, Chicago 2003 - "Nah" & "Rock This Country https://youtu.be/Al4R38FyRvU
  6. Carrie Underwood and Steven Tyler ROCK IT LIVE - Undo it / Walk This Way Carrie Underwood and Steven Tyler ROCK IT LIVE - Undo it / Walk This Way - FULL version https://youtu.be/jbbIvGVQqKk
  7. Haley Reinhart - The House of the Rising Sun - Top 5 - American Idol 2011 Haley Reinhart - The House of the Rising Sun (Second Song) - Top 5 - American I Haley Reinhart - The House of the Rising Sun (Second Song) - Top 5 - American Idol 2011 - 05/04/11 dol 2011 - 05/04/11 https://youtu.be/ts9oMPpvJew
  8. SRV may be gone, but he's definitely not forgotten SRV may be gone, but he's definitely not forgotten Stevie Ray Vaughan would have turned 65 years old today. Tragically, "SRV," as he was lovingly known by his fans, lost his life at the age of 35, killed in a Bell 206 helicopter crash in East Troy, Wis., on Aug. 27, 1990.Recently, authors Andy Aledort and Alan Paul collaborated on "Texas Flood: The Inside Story of Stevie Ray Vaughan." Photographer Tracy Anne Hart is publishing a book in early 2020 featuring more than 100 photos of Vaughan shot between 1983 and 1990. A statue of Vaughan stands on the south shore of Lady Bird Lake in Austin with a guitar in hand, wearing a broad-brimmed hat, a serape, and cowboy boots as if he just stepped offstage. So while he may be gone, you can rest assured that Stevie Ray's legend will "rave on." This article includes earlier reporting by Craig Hlavaty. Danny Hermosillo is the Digital News Editor for Chron.com | Read him on our breaking news site, Chron.com, and our subscriber site, HoustonChronicle.com | Follow him on Twitter at @Dannyherm1| Email him at Danny.Hermosillo@chron.com Tragically, "SRV," as he was lovingly known by his fans, lost his life at the age of 35, killed in a Bell 206 helicopter crash in East Troy, Wis., on Aug. 27, 1990. Before he died he played a final gig with Eric Clapton and Robert Cray at the Alpine Valley Music Theatre. The crash also killed Clapton's agent Bobby Brookes, bodyguard Nigel Browne and tour manager Colin Smythe. Vaughan has influenced a generation of guitar players from Gary Clark Jr. to John Mayer, artists that pull from his all-too-short body of work. He will no doubt continue to captivate guitarists for decades to come. Houston in September 1989: Were you at the 'Biggest Party in History'? SRV may be gone, but he's definitely not forgotten. Vaughan was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April 2015 alongside Lou Reed, Green Day, Ringo Starr, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band and Bill Withers. Stevie Ray's brother Jimmie accepted the induction on his behalf. Recently, authors Andy Aledort and Alan Paul collaborated on "Texas Flood: The Inside Story of Stevie Ray Vaughan." Photographer Tracy Anne Hart is publishing a book in early 2020 featuring more than 100 photos of Vaughan shot between 1983 and 1990. A statue of Vaughan stands on the south shore of Lady Bird Lake in Austin with a guitar in hand, wearing a broad-brimmed hat, a serape, and cowboy boots as if he just stepped offstage. So while he may be gone, you can rest assured that Stevie Ray's legend will "rave on." This article includes earlier reporting by Craig Hlavaty. Danny Hermosillo is the Digital News Editor for Chron.com | Read him on our breaking news site, Chron.com, and our subscriber site, HoustonChronicle.com | Follow him on Twitter at @Dannyherm1| Email him at Danny.Hermosillo@chron.com
  9. Haley Reinhart - The House of the Rising Sun - Top 5 - American Idol 2011 1 dol 2011 - 05/04/11 https://youtu.be/ts9oMPpvJew Haley Reinhart - The House of the Rising Sun - Top 5 - American Idol 2011 Haley Reinhart - The House of the Rising Sun (Second Song) - Top 5 - American I Haley Reinhart - The House of the Rising Sun (Secon[video=youtube]http://https://youtu.be/ts9oMPpvJew[/video]d Song) - Top 5 - American Idol 2011 - 05/04/11 dol 2011 - 05/04/11 IP Address: Logged
  10. Top 10 Best American Idol Performances Ever [video=youtube]http://https://youtu.be/Isn5cVRppaE[/video] Top 10 Best American Idol Performances Ever
  11. jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra feat. Haley Reinhart - My Baby Just Cares... [video=youtube]http://https://youtu.be/3ipXA9lJzc0[/video]
  12. Habits - Vintage 1930's Jazz Tove Lo Cover ft. Haley Reinhart Habits - Vintage 1930's Jazz Tove Lo Cover ft. Haley Reinhart [video=youtube]http://https://youtu.be/7hHZnvjCbVw[/video]
  13. Lovefool - Vintage Jazz Cardigans Cover ft. Haley Reinhart Lovefool - Vintage Jazz Cardigans Cover ft. Haley Reinhart
  14. Moose Calling How To [video=youtube]http://https://youtu.be/uyEi6--k4jE[/video]
  15. Sledgehammer by Peter Gabriel (Morgan James cover) https://youtu.be/Axb7fF8nldU
  16. Mad World - Vintage Vaudeville - Style Cover ft. Puddles Pity Party & Haley Reinhart Mad World - Vintage Vaudeville - Style Cover ft. Puddles Pity Party & Haley Reinhart https://youtu.be/aVevvbFNKiY
  17. Bills climb back into the top 10 in NFL power rankings Buffalo Bills Here’s what national analysts are saying about the Buffalo Bills in this week’s power rankings polls. CBS Sports, Pete Prisco 7. Buffalo Bills (4-1) At 4-1, they are starting to have that playoff feel about them. That defense is outstanding and will keep them in a lot of games. The Big Lead, Liam McKeone 7. Buffalo Bills (4-1) A classic Bills win that featured turnovers and another suffocating defensive performance. The offense remains a concern, but the D is legit. Pro Football Talk 8. Bills (4-1; No. 9) The second-best team in the AFC East is the best third best team in the AFC. Washington Post, Mark Maske 8. Bills (4-1) | Last Week’s Rank: 12 The Bills rebounded from the loss to the Patriots to win at Tennessee. They perhaps were a bit fortunate, given the four missed field goals by the Titans. But being lucky is part of being good in the NFL, and the Bills continue to make the case that they’re for real. USA Today, Nate Davis 8. Bills (11) No team west of Foxborough playing better defense. With three in a row at home after bye, they could easily extend start to 7-1. Related Links Quick Hits: Healing up a primary focus during the bye 10 numbers to know about the Bills from Week 5’s victory Eric Wood | 5 observations on the Bills heading into the bye week Yahoo Sports, Frank Schwab 9. Buffalo Bills (4-1, LW: 10) One thing to keep in mind: rookie running back Devin Singletary should be a difference-maker for the offense when he gets healthy. He has missed three games in a row. The Bills don’t need a ton of offensive punch either; this defense is really good. NFL.com, Dan Hanzus 10. Buffalo Bills (4-1) The voracious Bills defense was at it again on Sunday in Nashville, pounding Marcus Mariota for four quarters in a 14-7 win over the Titans. Buffalo sacked the Tennessee starting quarterback five times, despite the return of TitansPro Bowl left tackle Taylor Lewan from suspension. (The Bills weren't impressed.) Tennessee converted just four third downs in 14 attempts and managed just 252 total yards. This type of dominance is starting to become a weekly thing for the Bills under head coach Sean McDermott and defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier. Josh Allen escaped from concussion protocol and made enough plays while avoiding a killer turnover. Buffalo is built to win games 14-7. It's unlikely to be the last time. ESPN 10. Buffalo Bills (4-1) Surprise fantasy player: Frank Gore, RB We probably shouldn't be surprised at this point, but Gore continues to produce in his 15th season. In the three games Devin Singletary has missed with a hamstring injury, Gore has averaged 81.7 rushing yards and 5.4 yards per carry. That being said, his touches likely will decrease once Singletary returns, so Gore isn't likely to hit the 1,066 rushing yards that he is on pace for. -- Marcel Louis-Jacques Bleacher Report 11. Buffalo Bills (4-1) The Buffalo Bills have a better record than the Los Angeles Rams. And the Chicago Bears. And the Los Angeles Chargers. And the Dallas Cowboys. Five weeks into the season, that may be the biggest surprise of the 2019 campaign. The Bills aren't piling up style points—or points at all, for that matter. Sunday's win over the Titans was the third time this year that Buffalo failed to score 20 points, and the second game in a row in which it scored fewer than 15. But thanks to a defense that ranks second in the NFL in both total defense and pass defense and sixth in points allowed, Josh Allen and the Bills don't have to score a lot to win games. The Bills have plenty to be happy about as the team heads into its bye week, and they may have even more coming out of it. In Week 7, the Bills get the winless Dolphins.
  18. Shocked Mums Hear Boogie Woogie For The First Time https://youtu.be/u8GHbAlJbQY Shocked Mums Hear Boogie Woogie For The First Time
  19. Santa Baby - Mozart Official Music Video Ft. Jaq Mackenzie
  20. Haley Reinhart at Asbury Hall at Babeville About this Event Haley Reinhart With a powerhouse voice somewhere, and somehow, between Amy Winehouse and Janis Joplin, 28-year-old Chicago-born singer / songwriter HALEY REINHART's music feels just as at home in the fifties and sixties as in the Snapchat age. The expansive scope of her range and eclectic talent comes into full focus on her fourth, self-produced album for Interscope Records - Lo-Fi Soul - released in spring 2019. “It’s a mixture of all my favorite things,” Reinhart explains. “It’s where pop, rock, and a hint of jazz all come together. I want to show the fun side of who I am. I want to show the vulnerable side. I want to show the flirtatious side too. When you hear these songs, you’re hearing every side of me.” The most recent single and video from the record – the dreamy and richly orchestral “Honey, There’s The Door” (see below) invokes easy comparisons to iconic, generational bombshells like Marilyn Monroe and Briggitte Bardot, both playfully referenced in the lyrics. “There’s an ‘Old Hollywood’ feeling to the song, but a cheeky and funky flare to the lyrics,” she continues. “It’s flirtatious and playful, but also shows my sense of humor. It’s another aspect of my personality. I’m essentially saying, ‘I love you, but if you don’t treat me right, your ass is out the door’. It goes back to this idea of feminine self-worth and fierce female mentality.” In many ways, Haley Reinhart began working towards Lo-Fi Soul as a child. Mom and dad shared a band, and, unsurprisingly, their daughter could sing before she could talk. Haley spent countless hours engaged in rhyming games with her mother or locked into calls-and-response with her dad. Her fascination with all things vintage and classic continued as she became a fan of everyone from The Beatles and Led Zeppelin, to Janis Joplin and Sly & The Family Stone. The platinum-certified, now Los Angeles-based singer and songwriter exudes a level of charisma and confidence earned by a quiet, decade-long grind. Along the way, her dynamic presence has powered three solo albums—Listen Up! [2012], Better [2016], and What’s That Sound? [2017]. Meanwhile, Reinhart’s take on the Elvis Presley classic, “Can’t Help Falling In Love,” received a platinum plaque from the RIAA and has generated over 150 million Spotify streams, and 70 million YouTube views. As a sought-after talent, Reinhart not only regularly collaborates with regular Buffalo NY visitors Post Modern Jukebox (https://www.haleyreinhart.com/postmodern-jukebox/), but recently dueted with legendary film-star-oddball-turned-swing-band-leader Jeff Goldblum on two tracks from his chart-topping jazz standards collection, The Capitol Studios Sessions, joining him for an unforgettable performance on Jimmy Kimmel LIVE! In 2019, Reinhart continued pushing boundaries by lending her voice to electronic duo Vicetone’s hit “Something Strange.” Expanding her oeuvre, she voices a character on the NETFLIX hit F Is For Family, created by comedian Bill Burr. She even has a hit cover (14 million+ YouTube views) of Tears For Fears’ haunting 1983 single “Mad World,” with none other than Puddles Pity Party: Haley finally found a way to incorporate the myriad of influences into her own music on Lo-Fi Soul, gluing it all together with a dash of doo-wop. “I recently started listening to a lot more fifties music, which has taken a big role in the record,” she continues. “I listen to AM radio, specifically 1260AM in L.A. When I get home, I have these melodies in head and make songs out of them.” With such ideas in mind, she envisioned a new style initially teased on the 2018 single “Don’t Know How To Love You,” and crystallized on the 2019 title track “Lo-Fi Soul.” Over tambourine and sparse piano, her nocturnal croon takes hold: “He’s got a lo-fi soul.” Balancing a coo that would likely raise Marilyn’s eyebrows, and with fierce, feline ferocity, Haley delivers an artistic statement. “Since I’ve always been told I’m an old soul, I wanted to create a different way of saying that phrase,” she says. “So, I thought of Lo-Fi Soul. It mixes two ideas together. I’m an old soul living in this analog realm where things are tangible, grainy, raw, and sultry.” By showing every side of herself, Haley Reinhart welcomes a connection that will last on Lo-Fi Soul and extensive touring in 2019 and beyond. “When you listen to Lo-Fi Soul, I hope you can tap into your sense of self,” she concludes. “I want you to leave feeling totally alive—like you’re living on a new vibration. There are various states of mind. It’s whimsical. It’s dreamy. It’s rock ‘n’ roll. It’s ambient. It’s a rollercoaster, just like me,” she laughs. Tyler Hilton A huge fan of Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Robert Johnson, and Muddy Waters, Hilton spent several years performing at open mic nights and clubs, and playing blues and jazz covers for tips in coffeehouses and restaurants. “I did pretty well with the older clientele because they loved that stuff,” Hilton says. “It wasn’t until I signed with Maverick that young people even came to my shows. I’d always be so shocked when a kid came up to me and said he liked my music, because usually it was: ‘Oh my parents heard you at the Crab Shack and they loved your rendition of ‘Wonderful World’ and I’d be like, ‘Thank you.’ And that’s when I got out of Palm Springs.” Hilton moved to Los Angeles and released a self-titled independent album in 2000. He also indulged his other passion, acting, by appearing in The CW’s One Tree Hill and the indie cult favorite Charlie Bartlett, and playing Elvis Presley in the 2005 Johnny Cash biopic Walk the Line. (Hilton’s songs have been included on the Grammy Award-winning Walk the Line soundtrack and on all three of One Tree Hill’s popular soundtracks.) Hilton signed with Maverick Records and released The Tracks Of Tyler Hilton in September 2004. “I wrote all those songs when I was still in high school,” he says, “and I was very impressed that the songs I wrote while I was doing homework ended up being released on a major label. That was really exciting to me. I could have written those kinds of songs again, but I wanted to do better. And I think my new album is better.” Oct 13 Haley Reinhart Soul of Buffalo presents ALL AGES $25 – $76 Actions and Detail Panel Elpasso Haley Reinhart Sun, Oct 13, 2019 7:30 PM - 11:00 PM EDT General Admission General Admission - Advance $35.00+$6.84 Fee Select quantity: General Admission - Advance 0 Sales end on Oct 12, 2019 VIP $76.00+$10.18 Fee Select quantity: VIP 0 Sales end on Oct 12, 2019 Student $25.00+$5.51 Fee Select quantity: Student 0 Sales end on Oct 13, 2019
  21. Bills improve to 4-1 with a seven-point win at Tennessee | Game Recap Bills improve to 4-1 with a seven-point win at Tennessee | Game Recap Defensive tackle Jordan Phillips led the defense with 3.0 sacks on Sunday. In a nutshell: They knew it was going to be a fight. The previous three Bills and Titans games were decided by one point. The Bills beat Tennessee 14-7 on Sunday but the win didn’t come any easy. Neither team scored until the Bills reached the end zone with 2:46 left in the first half. Josh Allen hit tight end Lee Smith for the touchdown. Buffalo’s defense posted a strong effort holding the Titans scoreless in the first half. Buffalo was helped by Titans kicker Cairo Santos missing his first two kicks. Santos finished the game 0-for-4 on field goal attempts. Also, Buffalo didn’t allow a third-down conversion in the first half for the second time this season (Week 3 vs CIN). The Titans did reach the end zone once. After intercepting Allen in the third quarter, Buffalo had to defend a short field and the 33-yard drive ended with a Derrick Henry touchdown. Buffalo’s depended on the run game heavily late in the game. Allen was solid in his return from injury going 22 of 32 for 219 yards and two touchdowns. The ageless Frank Gore carried the Bills to victory on the last drive of the game, converting two first downs. Allen sealed the game with a five-yard run on third-and-three so Buffalo could kneel out the clock. The Bills did lose some players to injury and were hurt even more by penalties. Mitch Morse, Matt Milano, Cody Ford, and Trent Murphy all left the game with an injury. Buffalo also hurt themselves with 11 penalties for 78 yards. Still, Buffalo’s players stepped up when called upon. Duke Williams scored a touchdown in his first career game, Darryl Johnson had his first sack and a field goal block plus Spencer Long and Ryan Bates filled in on the offensive line. How it happened: The Bills put together the first scoring drive on either side with just over five minutes left in the first half. Josh Allen found John Brown for 14, TJ Yeldon for four, Duke Williams for 11, Brown for 21 and Lee Smith from eight for the touchdown. Stephen Hauschka made the extra point. 7-0 Starting on the Bills 38-yard line after intercepting Allen, the Titans produced their first scoring drive of the game. Marcus Mariota hit Adam Humphries for a nine-yard completion to convert a third down and Derrick Henry had a 17-yard run. Henry one-yard rush for the score. Cairo Santos made the extra point. 7-7 The Bills took over after Cairo Santos’ third missed field goal of the game. Buffalo started the drive with Allen getting sacked but they responded with a 46-yard completion to Isaiah McKenzie. Allen found Williams from the seven-yard line for his first career touchdown. Hauschka's kick was good. 14-7 Highlight: Josh Allen's first down run seals game for Bills Highlight: Lorenzo Alexander sacks Mariota Highlight: Josh Allen finds Lee Smith wide open for 8-yard TD Subplots: Bills inactives: TE Tyler Kroft, LB Corey Thompson, CB Taron Johnson, WR Robert Foster, RB Devin Singletary, OL Ike Boettger, OL Ty Nsekhe Titans inactives: OL Kevin Pamphile, LB Cameron Wake, OL Aaron Stinnie, OL Hroniss Grasu, DE Brent Urban, CB Tye Smith, OL David Quessenberry Lee Smith’s second quarter touchdown pass was his first since 12/16/18 with Oakland and his first with the Bills since 10/26/14. The Bills defense forced the Titans to go 0-for-6 on third down in the first half, marking the second time this season (Week 3 vs CIN) the Bills did not allow a first half third down conversion. Jordan Phillips is the first Bill to have three sacks in the first half since Mario Williams in 2013. It is the first three sack day since Lorenzo Alexander in 2016 Duke Williams first career game: 4 catches, 29 yards, 1 touchdown The Bills’ 31-game streak of not allowing a 50 plus yard catch ended with Jonnu Smith’s 57 yard catch and run.
  22. The Battle of the Savings Accounts The Battle of the Savings Accounts There are a few banks that pay 20x the interest of most others, but how do they stack up against each other? Continue reading to find out the winner of the battle of the savings accounts! Aug. 16, 2019 5 min read Advertiser Disclosure It's a well-known fact that interest rates on savings accounts are incredibly low. In fact, the average savings account is hovering atound 0.10%.1That's such a far cry from pre-crisis times, it's shocking. At rates that low one might ask, "Why even have a savings account? Why don't I just place my hard-earned money under the mattress?" We can't blame you. However, if you did that you'd be leaving money on the table (or under the mattress). There are much better options out there; savings accounts that earn twenty times the average rate of 0.10%. We've looked high and low to find some of the best accounts. You'd be in great shape if you had any of these accounts, but after some thorough analysis and comparison, one of them stands above the rest. Here they are at a glance: At A Glance: High-Yield Savings Accounts & MMAs Account: Minimum for APY: APY: Member FDIC Capital One Introducing 360 Performance Savings-All Balances Earn 1.90% APY Savings Account $0 1.90% Oct 4, 2019 Open Account Member FDIC Barclays No Minimum Balance. No Monthly Maintenance Fees. FDIC Insured. Savings Account $0 2.00% Oct 4, 2019 Open Account Member FDIC BMO Harris Bank Money Market Account $5,000 2.20% Oct 4, 2019 Open Account Savings Rates Provided By Bankrate.com | Disclaimer We were just as taken aback when we first saw these numbers. 1.9% and 2%? Why didn't I hear of these accounts before I put my money in [large, untrustworthy bank X]? You might be saying to yourself, "BMO Harris Bank is clearly the winner because their APY is slightly higher." However, you can't jump to a conclusion as there are other important factors to consider when opening a savings account. So we've broken them each down, piece by piece. Monthly Minimums Some banks require that you have a minimum in your account in order to avoid a monthly charge. Bank of America, for example, requires that you have $300 in your account. All of the banks listed are great because they don't require a minimum fee. But considering all factors, one has a slight advantage over the rest. Winner: Capital One Bank Reputation This might not have been very important to us before the financial crisis, but times have changed. We need to feel safe with where we put our hard-earned money. Each of these banks are backed by the maximum allowable FDIC guarantee of $250,000. This means if the bank defaults, the US Government would repay you every penny you had in the account, up to $250,000. Bank of America, Chase, etc. all have this same insurance. More than just the FDIC insurance, we need reliability and value from our bank. So here is how the top banks fare in terms of reputation: Capital One bank is one of the most popular online banks in the country, and even offers customers in some regions with access to bank branches. Though customers have fewer branches to visit, they'll have something more relevant: cutting-edge digital bank features. Despite being a big brand internationally, in America Barclays is a newcomer. But that hasn't held them back from maintaining a strong reputation, with incredible growth and experts raving about their great savings tools and quality customer service. Chicago-based BMO Harris Bank is an FDIC-insured bank founded in 1947. They've been serving customers for long enough to have built a solid reputation and maintains a high capital ratio that will allow it to weather potential economic challenges better than most. This was a close call, but Capital One's reputation as one of the most popular online banks in the country earns it our vote for the winner of the bank reputation category! Winner: Capital One Customer Service and Ease of Use These companies all have good customer service according to online reviews. 3 star reviews don't sound great for a restaurant, but for an industry that's really suffering from an image problem, 3 star ratings are some of the best ratings received. Comparatively, Bank of America had 1.6 stars, HSBC had 1.4 stars and Chase came in at 2.5 stars. We use the experiences of hundreds of real people to help us rank which banks have the best customer experience, and in this online world we give extra credit to banks that make mobile banking easy! All of the banks' websites are state of the art and incredibly intuitive; and each has an "American English" speaking support team that is very attentive and easy to deal with. But with cutting-edge digital banking features and a top-rated mobile app that makes accessing your money easy as ever, Capital One has the edge here. Winner: Capital One Interest Rate This one’s easy. Though these rates are well above the national average, only one can be the highest! Winner: BMO Harris Bank Conclusion As we said in the beginning, you'd be in great shape if you had any of these accounts. In today's low-interest environment, we can't stress enough how every bit counts- and at 20x the national average, these rates will save you more than just a little bit. It was a tough call, but in the end we had to give a slight nod to Capital One 360 because they are just doing everything well. They have great customer service, one of the highest interest rates available and there is no minimum to open an account. So after all of our research, Capital One 360 was our winner of the best savings account! Winner: Capital One At A Glance: High-Yield Savings Accounts & MMAs Account: Minimum for APY: APY: Member FDIC Capital One Introducing 360 Performance Savings-All Balances Earn 1.90% APY Savings Account $0 1.90% Oct 4, 2019 Open Account Member FDIC Barclays No Minimum Balance. No Monthly Maintenance Fees. FDIC Insured. Savings Account $0 2.00% Oct 4, 2019 Open Account Member FDIC BMO Harris Bank Money Market Account $5,000 2.20% Oct 4, 2019 Open Account Savings Rates Provided By Bankrate.com | Disclaimer THIS IS AN ADVERTORIAL AND NOT AN ACTUAL NEWS ARTICLE, BLOG, OR CONSUMER PROTECTION UPDATE Disclaimer: Bankrate.com is an independent, advertising-supported publisher and comparison service. Bankrate.com is compensated in exchange for featured placement of sponsored products and services, or your clicking on links posted on this website. This compensation may impact how, where and in what order products appear. Bankrate.com does not include all companies or all available products. Bankrate.com strives to keep its information accurate and up to date. This information may be different than what you see when you visit a financial institution, service provider or specific product’s site. All financial products, shopping products and services are presented without warranty.
  23. Bills Today: Sean McDermott earns praise from these national analysts at the quarter mark 1. Sean McDermott earns praise from these national analysts at the 2019 season quarter mark The Bills starting 3-1 has led to people taking notice of the job that head coach Sean McDermott has done in his third year in Buffalo. So much that, McDermott’s name is getting consideration for coach of the year a quarter of the way through the season. CBS Sports Jared Dubin gave his vote to McDermott. That Bills defense is ridiculous, and McDermott's team is 3-1 and nearly beat the Patriots. ESPN writer Bill Barnwell has McDermott as his second choice for coach of the year. I've gushed about the Bills' defense repeatedly in recent weeks, and the duo of McDermott and defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier deserves tons of credit for molding a defense without big names into arguably the league's best. The Bills didn't come up with a victory over the Patriots in Week 4, but they were the most competitive team against New England this season by a significant margin. They're 3-1 with 36-year-old Frank Gore as their primary offensive weapon, with the future Hall of Famer responsible for more than 30% of the touches on offense. Even after last weekend's loss to the Patriots, the Bills have a 54.1% chance of making it back to the postseason for the second time in three years under McDermott, according to the ESPN Football Power Index (FPI). With a win today the Bills would win their third consecutive road game for the first time since 2004 and the first three road games of a season since 1993. 2. Next Gen Stats gives Bills o-line high marks Josh Allen is no longer running for his life. According to Next Gen Stats, the Bills are winning 65.3 percent of their pass blocks. That’s good for second best in the NFL only behind the Dallas Cowboys rate of 65.6 percent. Buffalo has four new starters on its offensive line, only Dion Dawkins returned to left tackle. The line features additions Quinton Spain, Mitch Morse, Jon Feliciano, Cody Ford and Ty Nsekhe who rotate in and out at the right tackle spot. “The o-line is a brotherhood and these are my guys, Dawkins said on Sunday. “Mitch [Morse] is our leader and we fall behind him and that’s our dude and he does a hell of a job running it all. We all bounce off of each other and the o-line just has to keep stacking, this game doesn’t define anything.” Related Links Bills elevate WR Duke Williams to active roster How to watch Bills at Titans | Week 5 Josh Allen, Pat DiMarco and Dean Marlowe clear concussion protocol 3. What did Josh Allen learn from New England game? The Buffalo Bills don’t like to dwell on the past. Once a game is over, they look toward the next opponent and leave what happened on the field. Against a top team like the Patriots, offensive coordinator Brian Daboll wants Josh Allen to learn some lessons from it. “That we have to get better, from top to bottom,” Daboll said on Monday. “We moved the ball some, but we didn’t capitalize when we needed to capitalize. I think there’s something to be learned from every game you play, good or bad. And I think the guys that we have in our room are guys that understand that and are willing to put the work in. We just have to do a better job of executing.” Allen is a full-go today despite being in concussion protocol this past week. Buffalo has another challenge against the Titans defense and hopefully the Bills will see improved execution on the offensive side.
  24. Josh Allen, Pat DiMarco and Dean Marlowe clear concussion protocol Josh Allen, Pat DiMarco and Dean Marlowe clear concussion protocol The Bills got some welcome news on Saturday. The three players who were in concussion protocol during the week have been medically cleared to play, meaning Josh Allen, Pat DiMarco and Dean Marlowe are all available to play against the Titans in Tennessee on Sunday. Allen and Marlowe participated in practice on a limited basis on Wednesday and Thursday. DiMarco returned to practice on Thursday and was also limited. All three fully participated in Friday’s practice. As of Friday afternoon all three remained in concussion protocol, but all three gained medical clearance from the Bills team physician and the Independent Neurological Consultant heading into Sunday’s game. Head coach Sean McDermott said on Friday that if Josh Allen was cleared from concussion protocol that he would be comfortable starting him in Sunday’s game against the Titans.
  25. Why Matt Barkley will be ready if he needs to start Sunday A good-sized semi-circle of media members were waiting at Matt Barkley’s locker Wednesday afternoon after practice to speak with the quarterback who may have to make his eighth career start on Sunday in Tennessee. Barkley, recognizing that the gaggle of reporters and cameras were waiting to interview him, couldn’t resist. “Hold on guys, I’ll find Duke Williams for you,” he said in reference to his locker room neighbor and practice squad receiver. Now in his seventh year in the NFL, Barkley for the first time in a long time is at ease. After signing a two-year contract extension this past offseason, Barkley feels comfortable with his surroundings, comfortable with his role and most importantly comfortable with Buffalo’s offensive scheme. “I think this is the most comfortable I’ve felt with an offense at this point and I’m playing free really,” Barkley told Buffalobills.com. “I’m taking what the defense gives me. Taking shots when I have to, but when it’s smart to, not really forcing anything.” “He’s a pro,” said offensive coordinator Brian Daboll. “I’d say he’s worked really hard to understand our system. We’ve worked really hard to understand him, his strengths and weaknesses. He’s had a whole preseason with us. He knows our offense. He’s here for a reason. And we’re glad we have him.” Brian Daboll likely said some of those same words following Buffalo’s Week 11 throttling of the Jets last November, when Barkley entered the fray in Buffalo to be the latest addition in a revolving door cast at quarterback. Entering Week 11, with all of 12 days of preparation in an offense he had not laid eyes on before, Barkley, now with his sixth NFL team, was going to make just his seventh career start. The result was an efficient 15-25 passing performance for 232 yards and a pair of touchdowns in a 41-10 victory. One of those scoring throws went to of all people, left tackle Dion Dawkins. “He’s special,” said Dawkins. “He threw a touchdown pass to me, but really he’s a great quarterback. Even if the touchdown pass never happened, Barkley is special. He has a history and he’s a winner.” Dawkins is clearly referring to Barkley’s star-studded college career at USC where he completed 64 percent of his passes and threw almost three times as many touchdowns (116) as interceptions (48). And though his NFL career has largely been a series of short stops with a handful of clubs, Barkley has made inroads in the Buffalo locker room. Partly because his teammates recognize how he has persevered over the last five years to carve out a career and partly because of the kind of teammate he is to everyone in the locker room. “He’s a great dude. Our families have gotten really close. He has a vibrant spirit about him and he excites guys,” said Lorenzo Alexander. “He’s a lot like Josh in that way where guys naturally gravitate toward him. He does a great job of leading guys and making sure everyone is going in the right direction.” “That’s the type of guy he is even off the field,” said John Brown. “He’s lifting guys up and cheering guys on and he’s the same way on the field.”