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Buffalo Bills (2-0) vs Oakland Raiders (1-1)
1:00 PM ET, Ralph Wilson Stadium (CBS)
Key Matchups :: Keys to Victory :: Silver and Black Pride
Video Preview :: Edwards and Evans :: Dick Jauron
BUF Injury Report :: OAK Injury Report
Bills Inactives: WR Steve Johnson, RB Xavier Omon, CB Reggie Corner, OL Jason Whittle, OL Demetrius Bell, TE Derek Fine, DE Chris Ellis. Gibran Hamdan is the 3rd QB.

In their first two games of the 2008 regular season - both wins - the Buffalo Bills have passed big tests in defeating playoff teams from last year in Seattle and Jacksonville. Today, the team faces a different sort of test as they play host to the visiting Oakland Raiders, themselves coming off of earning their first victory of the season.

These Raiders are not to be taken lightly. They have nothing to lose and everything to gain. They're most certainly a franchise in turmoil, but they're also extremely talented in several key areas. They have no reason not to leave everything on the field, which makes them a very dangerous opponent. Make no mistake about it: the Bills need to be on their "A" game to take care of business in their first "should-win" game of the season.

If you're not one of the lucky folks able to make it out to The Ralph for today's game, you've found the best spot to chat with fellow Bills fans as the action unfolds. If you're new to the community, create a free account and hop on into the thread - newcomers are always welcome. No matter what you do today, though, keep a level head. Let the adrenaline flow. Remember the great player that Bruce Smith was as he's added to the Wall of Fame. Watch the Bills avoid the letdown. It's game time. Are you ready?


Team Stats - Game Averages - BUFFALO BILLS

Pts Yrds Pass Rush
Off 27.0 311.5 (16th) 221.0 (11th) 90.5 (22nd)
Def 13.0 247.5 (5th) 156.0 (8th) 91.5 (11th)


Team Stats - Game Averages - oakland raiders

Pts Yrds Pass Rush
Off 18.5 331.0 (13th) 106.0 (31st) 225.0 (2nd)
Def 24.5 315.5 (18th) 217.5 (21st) 98.0 (13th)