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Everett sends taped message to Bills

It was completely unexpected, but the videotaped pre-game address Kevin Everett provided prior to Buffalo's Sunday night clash with the undefeated New England Patriots brought Ralph Wilson Stadium to a halt.

Prior to kickoff, Everett, in a message taped in Houston earlier in the week, updated his progress since suffering his cervical spine injury in the home opener against Denver 10 weeks ago, and expressed gratitude for the support he has received since the injury.

"I just want to thank my teammates and the city of Buffalo for the support and love you've been giving me," said Everett.

Everett said he's still making progress.

"It was emotional," said Losman of seeing Everett's brief address. "I was excited. I was pumped. We've been getting some good news from him for the last week or two weeks. Seeing him talk and walk around… that's been exciting, but to actually physically see his face and have him talking, it's exciting for everybody. It's a positive story and should inspire a lot of people."

The video message was played on the team's diamond vision scoreboard in the stadium, and the fans in attendance erupted after he delivered some encouraging words for his Bills teammates, who were heavy underdogs heading into their matchup with their division nemesis.

"I just want to say to everybody, come on let's beat New England."

Unfortunately, much like the rest of the league Buffalo wasn't able to pull off the upset, but teammates and coaches were happy to see Kevin's message.

"I have tracked Kevin's progress, so it wasn't a surprise to me," said head coach Dick Jauron. "We talked a good deal about this. It has been a big part our year. One of the reasons it's a positive is because he has continued to improve. He has gotten better, and let's face it a lot of people don't in those situations."

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