Buffalo Bills news, 12/1: Toronto hosts Bills-Falcons today

Tom Szczerbowski

The Buffalo Bills and Atlanta Falcons play today but the thing most people are writing about is the city in which they'll be kicking off.

Bills’ Marcell Dareus in better place, on the field and off, after tragedies | Toronto Sun

"One year after enduring the fifth unthinkable tragedy in his young life, Marcell Dareus today is in a better place."

Bills-Falcons

Westerman, Charles provide Canadian content in Bills Toronto Series event - Yahoo Sports Canada
Profiling the two Buffalo Bills who grew up in Canada.

Bills Focus: Bills-Falcons Game Preview - VIDEO - BuffaloBills.com
"Chris Brown and John Murphy break down the upcoming game between the Bills and the Falcons and look at some of the key match-ups to look out for."

Inside The Bills | Why Bills should go for it on 4th today
"And on fourth and short they allow their opponents to convert a surprising 77.8% of the time. That figures ranks 28th in the league."

Inside The Bills | Atlanta’s Ryan still stacking drives
"That’s why they also rank high in number of drives that take five minutes off the clock or more. Atlanta has a total of 19 drives of five minutes or more, good for third-best in the NFL."

On the line from Vegas: Bills in strange role as repeat favorites - Bills Blitz
"The Bills have been favored in consecutive games only three times since the 2009 season began. The last time they were favored three straight games was in 2008, when they gave points to four opponents in a row."

Scouting report: Bills’ run, passing games should find lanes vs. Falcons - Sports - The Buffalo News
Jay Skurski's preview includes a 30-20 Bills win in his picks.

The time is ripe for Spiller to step up - Sports - The Buffalo News
"Still, it’s fair to ask, which is the real C.J.? The runner who terrorized defenses last season and reached 1,000 rushing yards faster than any back in 78 years? Or the guy who has put up single-game rushing totals of 9, 11, 23 and 6 yards this year and virtually disappeared from the passing game?"

WGR 550 SportsRadio - 5 Things To Watch In Bills - Falcons
Joe Bucaglia thinks the Bills defensive line can wreak havoc upon Matt Ryan today and C.J. Spiller needs to get in gear against a sub-par rush defense. Read the whole preview for more info.

Falcons vs. Bills: 4 Critical Matchups For Week 13 - The Falcoholic
The title says it all. Check out the Falcons perspective.

Bills-Falcons: not what it appeared - Olean Times Herald: Sports
"Atlanta, with Jones (broken foot) and starting left tackle Sam Baker (knee) on injured reserve, and White (ankle/hamstring) and Jackson (hamstring) missing time all season, still ranks 13th (of 32) in the league in yards gained, but only 26th in points scored."

Game Day preview: Atlanta vs. Buffalo, at Toronto | Toronto Sun
"Our NFL guy John Kryk breaks down Sunday's game."

Buffalo Bills vs. Atlanta Falcons: Sunday NFL game preview | Toronto Star
"After Jon Bon Jovi buzz, annual Bills in Toronto date sparks interest despite teams’ struggles. Mayor Rob Ford might attend."

Complaining

NFL Confidential: Jaguars' market is similar to Buffalo's | members.jacksonville.com
"Both are trying to regionalize their franchises, and each plays a game a year on foreign soil — Buffalo plays an annual game in Toronto (this year’s game is Sunday against Atlanta), and the Jaguars are playing a game in London for at least the next three years."

John Dudley: NFL needs to stop messing with Bills | GoErie.com/Erie Times-News
"What's happening right now is a not-so-transparent attempt to suck money out of two markets at the expense of the team's ability to win."

Have the Bills forfeited edge of homefield? - Olean Times Herald
Chuck Pollack complains that the Toronto Series only helps the Bills financially.

An NFL team in Canada can co-exist with the CFL. Here’s how - The Globe and Mail
"The obvious policy implication for any entrepreneurs who aspire to establish an NFL team in Toronto? They would be wise to ensure that a CFL team simultaneously thrives in Toronto – perhaps even generously bankrolling the franchise."

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