* PICKOFF: Safety Dave Duerson on the Giants' defensive priorities: "If we can intercept the snap between the center and [Bills QB Jim] Kelly, we would be one step ahead."
* THE R-WORD: Told of billboards in Tampa with likenesses of the Raiders' Bo Jackson and the 49ers' Jerry Rice, Bills safety Leonard Smith said, "No one expected us to be here. Respect will come Sunday."
* NO SHOW: Bills coach Marv Levy and his staff skipped yesterday's media session in defiance of league rules he must attend. Not so inhibited was "Downtown" Julie Brown of MTV fame, who tried a brief dance number with a few Bills.