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Bills players Lead the Charge with ticket donation program -
"Bills players and coaches donated a total of 222 season tickets for various community groups which is the most since 2007. Players get to designate the group that they are supporting and determine the name of their banner that is hung on the Bills ring wall on the interior of the stadium."

Inside The Bills | Fan Friday 9-16
Chris Brown answers all your Bills questions in his weekly feature.

Wall of Famer Hansen a respected teammate -
"He wasn’t a perennial Pro Bowl player, but even the best NFL teams have only a handful of them. Successful playoff teams need solid, dependable, productive players that deliver each and every week. That’s who Phil Hansen was for 11 seasons as a defensive end for the Buffalo Bills, and he’ll be honored as such Sunday at Ralph Wilson Stadium at halftime of the Bills home opener against Oakland."

"What's the Word" with George Wilson -
This week, George talks with fellow safety Bryan Scott about his big game against Kansas City, his Pick Your Passion Foundation, and his friend Javier Colon, who was the winner of NBC's "The Voice."

Stevie Johnson on His Health, Facing Raiders -
The Bills receiver talks to the media in preparation for the game this weekend.

Bills Focus: Chan Gailey 1-on-1 -
The head coach previews the game against the Raiders.

Inside The Bills | Stevie set to entertain
"We want to bring some entertainment to our fans," he said. "We know they checked us out on TV (last week). We brought some excitement to the Bills fans in Kansas City, but now we’re back home and it’s time to get the Ralph rocking."

Inside The Bills | Raiders O-line is chippy
"They’ll fight every play and they’ll fight every down," said Dareus. "The offensive linemen like to give a little extra after the play, so we have to be prepared for that, have our heads in the game. Not so much thinking about just the moment, but thinking about the game."

Inside The Bills | Troup doubtful
"Troup was limited in practice for a third straight day with a lower back ailment. Kellen Heard is expected to spell Troup at nose tackle Sunday in Buffalo’s defensive line rotation."

Inside The Bills | Stevie, Moats probable
"Moats could be available Sunday as well as he returns from a knee injury that has kept him off the field the past two weeks."

Inside The Bills | Raiders WRs out
"WRs Jacoby Ford (hamstring) and Louis Murphy (knee) are both out for Sunday’s game and former 1st round pick Darrius Heyward-Bey is questionable after not practicing Friday."

Inside The Bills | CB Williams to be more set Sunday
"I’ll feel more prepared just because I’ll get more reps in practice," he said. "I’ll get in on the film more too. I think last week I was preparing for special teams more than anything else. I had some reps in nickel last week, but this week I’ll be more prepared."

AFC East Daily: Bills' TE Chandler should open up offense
"I think it adds a dimension to our offense," Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick said Wednesday. "We really didn’t use the tight end a lot last year. He’s doing a good job with it."

'Band of Unknowns' - YNN
"It's just opportunity. Coach Gailey has given guys opportunities, and some take advantage of it, some don't," said wide receiver Steve Johnson. "I feel like the guys around here have taken advantage of the opportunity. We can say it's hard work, but when you're in the NFL, it's got to be fun. It can't be too difficult because you're still here. You know you made it."

Bills' notebook: 'Canes have pipeline to NFL - The Buffalo News
"We show our face, we talk to the young guys, teach them the ropes and let them know what to do," said Parrish, one of 42 former 'Canes playing in the league.

Raiders have speed to burn - The Buffalo News
"Who would win in a footrace between Ford (4.28), Darrius Heyward-Bey (4.30) and Darren McFadden (4.33)? How about DeMarcus Van Dyke (4.28), Stanford Routt (4.28), Tyvon Branch and Taiwan Jones (4.33)?"

Wilson will miss first home opener - The Buffalo News
"I was in the TV room watching the finals of the French Open, I came back to the bedroom and lost my balance," Wilson told The Buffalo News by phone Thursday. "I've been working with a trainer trying to recover. It's a slow process, but I'm making strides."

AFC East Week 2 injury report - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Here is the final Week 2 injury report in the AFC East.

Final Word: AFC East - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Can the Bills contain the Raiders running game?

Poll Friday: Most likely 2-0 team? - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"All three teams have a chance to win on Sunday. But using our SportsNation poll, vote on which team is most likely to improve to 2-0. You also can share your thoughts in the comment section below."

Buffalo Bills to test new parking, driving rules | Democrat and Chronicle
"There weren't many traffic issues or parking problems during the two preseason games when Ralph Wilson Stadium was half, or a quarter, filled. However, with the venue sold out Sunday for the Bills' home opener against Oakland, the organization's new parking and stadium entrance/exit policies will be put to a strict test, and fans should be prepared for potential changes to their stadium experience."

Buffalo Bills can cure ticket woes by winning | Democrat and Chronicle
"Very clearly, this is an indication that the fans are done shelling out their hard-earned money until the Bills can prove that they truly are headed in the right direction and will be worth spending the money on. No more blind faith. Show me the baby."

Raiders at Buffalo Game Preview -
"The Oakland Raiders travel to the East Coast in Week 2 regular season action to take on the AFC Eastern Division’s Buffalo Bills. The Raiders head into Buffalo with a 1-0 record and look to build on their success from Week 1 against the Denver Broncos on Monday Night Football."

Home opener test of new rules at Ralph |
"Erie County Sheriff's deputies will be using a mobile computer to make sure that those parking in handicapped spaces have a tag that actually belongs to them and not someone else."

The Raiders may throw the ball even less this week | ProFootballTalk
"Even if the Oakland wideouts were healthy, a run-first approach makes sense against a Bills team that has traditionally struggled to stop the run. (Yes, Buffalo’s rush defense looks better. On paper.)"

Ryan Fitzpatrick, Bills reportedly talking contract extension | ProFootballTalk
"There is no young quarterback being groomed in Buffalo, so getting Fitzpatrick locked up seems like a wise move. Incidentally, who says the Bills don’t get any attention? This was our third Bills-related post of the morning."

Ralph Wilson will miss his first Bills home opener | ProFootballTalk
"Here’s hoping that Mr. Wilson will be able to enjoy the ride in person, soon."