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The Buffalo Bills and Indianapolis Colts are treating this as a playoff game. Check it out as they finish their preparations.

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Broadcast Information: Bills at Colts -
"This week’s game will be the 67th regular season meeting between Buffalo and Indianapolis and their first at Lucas Oil Stadium."

Scouting Report - Week 12 -
Chris Brown breaks down matchups and advantages in the key AFC Wild Card race game.

Mario Williams on Colts Matchup - VIDEO -
"The Bills defensive end talks about the improved defensive play over the last three weeks, what stands out with the Colts offense, and trusting the guys that you play with. "

Chandler casts big mismatch shadow -
"Nobody on defense is going to match up with him in terms of his height," Fitzpatrick said. "I think we know that. He’s a guy that’s gotten so much better in the last few years in route running ability and using his body, shielding off defenders. He’s a guy that does a great job going up for catches and so it is a mismatch.

"On this edition of Under Review, Hannah Buehler talks with Bills DE Shawne Merriman about his first sack of the season, his coat drive and more."

Inside The Bills | Fan Friday 11-23
Chris Brown's weekly column includes interesting tidbits about Ryan Fitzpatrick (present and future), Tarvaris Jackson, and the offense.

Inside The Bills | 3 Bills questionable
"Corey McIntyre, Brad Smith and Spencer Johnson all practiced Thursday and Friday and are expected to play on Sunday in Indianapolis."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - I'm Thankful In Sports For ... Um ...
"Today, in the spirit of Thanksgiving, I'll try to think of 10 things in Buffalo sports I'm thankful for. I'm hoping I get to 10 before my column for next week is due." Most are Bills-related.

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Bills Defense Improving
"To this point of the season, the defense has been the Bills achilles. It was supposed to be an improved group that would give the offense a chance to fail without costing them games. Its taken a while but it appears the defense may be ready to do just that."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Bills Head To Indy With Nearly Full Stable
"The only two players that will definitively not play are Mark Anderson (knee) and Aaron Williams (knee). Gailey ruled them out mid-week."

AccuScore: Bills lose to Colts - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Sorry, Buffalo Bills fans. According to AccuScore, Buffalo’s playoff hopes will end Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts."

Final Word: AFC East - AFC East Blog - ESPN
James Walker writes that this is a must-win game for the Bills - and that C.J. Spiller's start is a good thing.

Fitzpatrick, Buffalo still have much to prove - The Herald Bulletin
"So Sunday’s game could feature the best-educated quarterback matchup in the NFL this year. But it won’t be contested with protractors or calculators."

"Bruce Arians knows Buffalo at 4-6 is coming to Indianapolis in a playoff mode. There are six games left for the 6-4 Colts, too. Arians says Buffalo will be in a playoff mindset, so the Colts will be, too."

"(Running back) C.J. Spiller can score at the drop of a hat. (Ryan Fitzpatrick) is a streaky player, I mean he can really get on a roll," Arians said.

The Colts official website discusses seven things Indy must do to shut down Buffalo and win the fame.

Colts' game with Bills bigger than it appears -
"The Bills are, in many ways, the perfect opponent for the Colts. They're good, but not great. They're dangerous but containable. Their defense bends and sometimes breaks. If the Colts are going to make the playoffs, this is the type of game they have to win."

Colts vs. Bills: Five pivotal factors -
Five things the Colts need to do to win the game Sunday.

Colts look to resume playoff chase, Bills try to get back in it in AFC - Yahoo! Sports Canada
"The Colts are ahead of us in the standings," quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick said. "This is almost a playoff game for us in terms of one we have to have at this point in the season. We do look at it in those regards."

Sig Stats Snapshot: Passing Under Pressure |
"Which passers maintain composure in the face of the rush? Mike Renner takes a look using our Passing Under Pressure Signature Stat." Fitzy in the middle.

3TFO: Bills @ Colts, Week 12 |
Buffalo has several potential positive match-ups. See PFF's breakdown.

Johnson's stats are playing catch-up - Buffalo News
Chan Gailey explains why Stevie Johnson's statistics are slipping in 2012.

Merriman's confidence grows - Buffalo News
"He played the best he's played since he's been here in the ball game [last week]," Gailey said. "Hopefully he can build on that and the more he plays, the more it helps our football team."

Buffalo Bills' Kyle Moore making the most of increased playing time - Democrat and Chronicle
Moore: "I hadn't had a sack in three years coming into this season. I always knew I could play the run, it was the pass that I was worried about."