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Game Day Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills Links, 10/10

Gameday Tipsheet - Week 5 -
Chris Brown breaks down the game against the Jaguars before the two teams take the field.

Trent Edwards Returns to Buffalo |
"Trent Edwards says it will be "weird" when he walks into Ralph Wilson and turns right towards the visitors bench. Sunday, Edwards will return to Buffalo as a member of the Jacksonville Jaguars. He was cut by the Bills two weeks ago, and immediately claimed by the Jags."

Disappointed fans jump off the Bills bandwagon - The Buffalo News
The picture of emptying seats at Ralph Wilson Stadium last week says it all. Bills fans aren't supporting the team as they used to.

Jones and Jags' Monroe still tight -

"You can imagine how rare it is that two high school teammates made it and will go against one another this Sunday at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Bills receiver Donald Jones and Jaguars offensive tackle Eugene Monroe, grew up together and played on the same Plainfield, New Jersey high school football team before they took two very different paths to the NFL."

Jaguars-Bills Preview -
"The Jaguars will try to avoid a major letdown when they travel to Buffalo for the first time in nearly four years on Sunday."

Bills Focus: Jaguars Preview with Chan Gailey (5:31) -
"The Bills head coach sits down with Chris Brown to discuss preparing for Jacksonville, being shorthanded on defense, and Shawn Nelson getting back on the field."

Jones-Drew will try to exploit credibility gaps in Bills' defense - The Buffalo News
"The Bills allowed 156.3 yards per game last season, 30th in the NFL. Ten opponents ran for at least 150 yards, with four topping 200. The move to the 3-4 was expected to make the defense more stout, but that hasn't been the case so far. The Bills are last in the league against the run, yielding 174 yards per game."

Will Jaguars be just the ticket for Jackson and Evans to break free? - The Buffalo News
The Bills new-look backfield, Maurice Jones-Drew, Lee Evans, David Garrard, the kickers on both teams are featured in Allen Wilson's column where he picks the Bills over the Jags, 17-16.

Buffalo Bills take on Jacksonville Jaguars | Democrat and Chronicle
"The Bills will try to get their first win of the season when they host Jacksonville on Sunday."

Buffalo Bills: Sal's six points | Democrat and Chronicle
"Writer Sal Maiorana addresses six issues for the Buffalo Bills as they prepare for the Jacksonville Jaguars."

5 Things To Watch During Bills - Jaguars - WGR 550 SportsRadio
"Here are 5 things to watch for during the Bills and Jaguars game on Sunday. And no, guy who laughs at his own jokes, you're 'anything other than the Bills!' answer still isn't funny."

Video: Jaguars at Bills predictions - AFC East Blog - ESPN
""Countdown Daily" previews Sunday afternoon's matchup between the Jacksonville Jaguars and Buffalo Bills in Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mark Schlereth and Tedy Bruschi each pick the Jaguars to win. Bruschi and host Trey Wingo then express confusion over the Bills' organizational plan." | Buffalo, NY | Bills vs. Jaguars Preview
"Click on the video player to the right to hear from Chris Porter of WTLV-TV in Jacksonville on the Jags inconsistency, the impact former Bills QB now Jaguars back-up Trent Edwards could have on the gameplan, and a prediction from a Jacksonville perspective."

Buffalo Bills Game Day (Two Bills Drive)
Two Bills Drive previews the game by looking back at past meetings and looking ahead to today's matchup.

Jaguars backup quarterback Trent Edwards back where he started |
"He was in the locker room in Buffalo with his good friend, fellow Buffalo quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, when the Bills' staffer in charge of letting players know they'd been cut told Edwards the coach needed to see him. He and Fitzpatrick had been getting ready to work out together. Instead, Edwards returned to pack up."

Jaguars at Bills: Breaking down today's game |
A preview of today's game from a Southern perspective.

Buffalo Bills focused on beating Jaguars, not on Edwards' return - Canandaigua, NY - MPNnow
Bryan Sullivan anticipates the game today but notes the Bills aren't looking at Trent Edwards as much as they are looking for a win.

Bills Try to Right the Ship Against Jaguars : Buffalo Sports Daily
Pat Moran's short look at today's game.

Milestones and Numbers

  • In their last three meetings with the Jaguars (2007-2009), the Bills have held Maurice Jones-Drew to an average of 31 rushing yards per game with a yards per carry average of 2.2 per rush.
  • Lee Evans needs one touchdown to move into 10th place on the Bills all-time scoring list and pass K Nick Mike-Mayer (239 pts).
  • Fred Jackson is 112 receiving yards away from 1,000 in his career.
  • Roscoe Parrish needs 72 punt return yards for 1,600 in his career.
  • Four of the last five games between the Bills and Jaguars have been decided by four points or less.
  • Tom Brady needs four touchdown passes to pass Jim Kelly (237) for 18th on the all-time list.
  • Peyton Manning needs 15 pass attempts to move past Drew Bledsoe for fifth on the all-time list.
  • Donovan McNabb needs 4 completions to move past Jim Kelly for 15th on the all-time list.

More Bills Links
Talley aches to see Bills recover what they've lost - Jerry Sullivan - The Buffalo News

"So Talley, who never missed a game as a Bill (204 in all), will be there again Sunday. He'll sit down in front of his TV set and watch the Bills play the Jaguars. Talley, one of the fiercest competitors ever to wear a Bills uniform, will root and rant and wonder what has become of his beloved franchise."

Chat: Chat with Tim Graham - SportsNation - ESPN
"Check out ESPN SportsNation's Chat with Tim Graham." His first comment is to "start the fire sale" in Buffalo.

Sheriff’s deputies take on law enforcement at stadium - The Buffalo News
Because Ralph Wilson Stadium is Erie County property, the Sheriff's Department has taken over all law enforcement at the Buffalo Bills games from the Orchard Park Police.

Week Five mailbag |
Mike Florio discusses the possibility of trading Lee Evans, specifically to the Patriots.