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Game Day Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 9/18

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Raiders-Bills Preview -
A look ahead to today's AFL rivalry tilt.

5 Things To Watch In Bills - Raiders - WGR 550
"While stopping Darren McFadden is a scary proposition for Buffalo, I don't believe in Jason Campbell enough as a quarterback to come back from a deficit. If the Bills get their passing game going against the weak Raiders cornerbacks, they can put Oakland on their heels the remainder of the game. I think Buffalo will be 2-0, giving the fans their very first win at home this season."

Bills' 'teams' get off on right foot - Jerry Sullivan
"DeHaven had counted. Seven of the players covering that opening kick would be doing it for the first time in the NFL. A quarter century of coaching "teams" told him bad things might occur. But one way or another, the opening kickoff would set the tone." That it did. When the Bills recovered the fumbled kickoff, they scored a few plays later and never looked back.

On a power trip - The Buffalo News
"The Buffalo Bills will find out if they can stand up to the bullies today when they face the Raiders in their 52nd home opener before a sellout crowd at Ralph Wilson Stadium."

Bills' run defense doesn't have time to catch its breath - The Buffalo News
Can the Bills stop the run? Can the Bills protect Ryan Fitzpatrick? Can the Bills keep balance on offense? Will special teams play a pivotal role? Will the Raiders injuries catch up to them? Rodney McKissic wonders aloud.

Buffalo Bills guard against overconfidence as Oakland Raiders visit | Democrat and Chronicle
"One thing Nick Barnett noticed Monday morning, one day after a resounding 41-7 thrashing of Kansas City in the season opener, is that the Bills came to their practice facility all business, fully aware that what's done is done, and it was time to move on."

Felser: Bills' AFL titles were major league in every way - Larry Felser
Larry Felser is irritated that Buffalo's AFL Championships aren't worth anything in most people's eyes. He also recounts the 1964 AFL Championship game on this Bills ALumni Weekend.

Raiders not letting Buffalo fly under their radar - Inside Bay Area
Previewing the game from the left coast.

Raiders' run game alone won't cut it in Buffalo -
A look at today's matchup between the run-happy Raiders and the new-look Bills.

Raiders Scouting Report vs. Buffalo | Sacramento Bee
The Sacramento Bee gives you their quick hits prior to today's game.

Bills’ Fitzpatrick builds reputation - The Boston Globe
A remarkably thorough look at Ryan Fitzpatrick's rise to stardom and a huge Week 1 victory.

Bills brace to face run-run Raiders - Yahoo! Sports
Chan Gailey called the Raiders rushing attack "scary." Today, the Bills see if they can shut them down.

As game day nears, new traffic patterns and increased DWI patrols - The Buffalo News
"Buffalo Bills game day returns to Orchard Park on Sunday, and so does the State Police blitz. State Police will begin another year targeting drunk and aggressive drivers on Sundays leading up to and following Bills home games."