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The Buffalo Bills will have to deal with the Houston Texans' run game this weekend. They think they can get the job done.

Ed Mulholland-US PRESSWIRE

AP: Bills' run defense braces to face Texans' Foster -
"Running backs look at playing us as an opportunity,'' Kelsay said. "It's our job as a defense to nip that in the bud right now. And that's our focus.''

Inside The Bills | Wannstedt: Blitzing is not the answer
"Everybody talks about blitzing more. Well, you can blitz more. In our thinking, you’ve got two rookie corners and every time you blitz, you’re leaving those corners alone. At the end of the day, our bread and butter is our front four, and we’re gonna live and die with those guys. And when they’re clicking and they’re cranking and they’re making plays, it makes up for a lot of problems, coverage wise, run-wise, everything.""

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Bills' Sheppard: It's Those "that Look At Numbers That Really Don't Know Football"
"It's the people that look at numbers that really don't know football to be honest," the second-year player said. "People that really know football, then you turn the film on. You watch us, we play lights out on defense play in and play out and then we give up an 80-yard run. It's very rare that a team can line up and move the ball on us 80 yards in a drive. I mean it happened, it's happened. It happened against San Francisco. It's happened. We're not just this immovable object. We're playing defense, it's just the consistency and on the consistent basis that we do [need to] play."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Bills' Have Signature Moment Looking Them In The Eyes
"This team hasn’t had a signature win on the road that defines the team since Jim Kelly retired. So the time has come. No more, "We aren’t in out gaps" or "We played the wrong technique". It has to be fixed now and what better places to go get your signature win as Houston which is 6-1 or New England which leads the AFC East, two games ahead of Buffalo."

Pears sees specialist; Anderson out for Sunday -
"The only new thing that’s come up is Erik Pears has been struggling with that hip that he had the procedure on this offseason," said head coach Chan Gailey. "He went to see a specialist today. So he’ll be back tomorrow and we’ll know more."

Broadcast Information: Bills at Texans -
"This week’s game will be the sixth regular season meeting between the two teams, with the Bills holding a 3-2 advantage in the series."

Stevie Johnson on Texans Matchup - VIDEO -
"The Bills wide receiver talks to the media about where the offense stands after the bye week, the Texans game, and his role in the offense."

Bills Focus: Williams Ready for Return to Texas - VIDEO -
"Bills defensive end Mario Williams finally gets the opportunity to face his former team this weekend in Houston, and he's looking forward to going out and making an impact."

Inside The Bills | Texans DE Smith riling Mario
"Houston fans, don’t get mad at me, but I’m going to pump him up too, talk all kind of (stuff)," Smith said. "I’m gonna tell him (offensive tackle) Duane Brown been talking bad about him. I’m gonna get him mad. I just want to see what happens."

Inside The Bills | Kyle, McGee limited
"He was about the same," said Gailey after practice Thursday on McGee’s level of participation. "He was limited today in practice."

Inside The Bills | Glenn looking good for Sunday
"It went very well," said Gailey following Thursday’s practice. "He did everything today."

Inside The Bills | Fred and C.J. play time pretty balanced
"So Jackson’s snaps per game come out to 38.5 per game and Spiller’s snaps are 34.8 per game. Knowing only a handful of their snaps overlap with them on the field at the same time, it’s a pretty good balancing act by Buffalo’s offensive staff."

Inside The Bills | Kubiak has respect for Bills run game
"It’s a tough run game too because it’s not your conventional, I back. They spread the field, a lot of motions, a lot of the three wides, four wides, and then here comes the run game and two very good players with (C.J.) Spiller with the big play," said Kubiak.

Inside The Bills | Stevie going into Houston confident
"I just think our receivers can beat their DBs, as simple as that," he said. "We’ve just got to maintain that for four quarters and everything will take care of itself."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Bills' Pears Not In Orchard Park
Gailey was asked about if that was a groin injury when it was first done and Gailey said, "I think so, hip, groin, I don’t know what it is, you got me, I don’t know that."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - CAPACCIO: Football Friday Flurry Week 9
Sal Capaccio shows that the NFL has changed from a rushing league to a passing league, and talks about much more in his weekly college and NFL football post.

Buffalo Bills' two-headed ground attack a bright spot | Democrat and Chronicle
"Call them SpillJack, call them JackSpill. Thanks to them, the Bills are averaging 150.3 yards rushing per game, fourth-best in the NFL."

Pre-Game Recon: Five Questions With Buffalo Rumblings - Battle Red Blog
"Knowledge is power. So read this post and get some, courtesy of Brian Galliford of Buffalo Rumblings."

Bills Roundtable - Pre Texans |
"2-On-Your-Side's Adam Benigni and Sal Maiorana of the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle discuss many of the issues surrounding the Bills as they get ready to face the Texans in Houston on Sunday. "

What Buffalo truly lost in Brian Moorman - Business First
"It’s too bad Buffalo lost him — and Dallas is so lucky to have him. Right now, I think Bills fans miss Moorman. But they’re not the only ones. There are dozens of kids and staff members at Roswell Park Cancer Institute who miss him too."

Mario anxious to meet his former team - Olean Times Herald
Chuck Pollack thinks there is more to this cliched "athlete returns" story with Mario Williams.

Bills' Powell trying to put his best foot forward - Buffalo News
"I'm trying to be a consistent asset to this team."

Hairston could line up against Watt - Buffalo News
"Hairston will start at right tackle if Erik Pears can't play, and Pears missed Thursday's practice to get soreness in his hip and groin area checked. The Bills' right tackle will be charged with blocking Houston left defensive end J.J. Watt, who leads the NFL with 9.5 sacks."

Ultimate Texans " Wade Phillips has fond memories of coaching Bills
"I spent six years there, really the longest I’ve been everywhere," said Phillips, who was promoted from defensive coordinator in 1998. "It was a privilege to coach for Ralph Wilson, who is in the Hall of Fame and deserves to be in the Hall of Fame. It was an honor that he picked me to coach there. I had a great time there. I enjoyed it there. I worked hard there and tried to do the best I could."