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Chiefs-Bills Preview -
The Associated Press takes a look at Sunday's game.

Inside The Bills | Fan Friday 9-14
Chris Brown's questions range from a video on the scoreboard when Mario Williams gets a sack to the effect on Rian Lindell by not kicking off. He also discusses Dorin Dickerson's role, the pranksters on the team, and how George Wilson got his nickname.

Broadcast Information: Chiefs at Bills -
The broadcast information this week includes a free trial of NFL Game Rewind with the All-22 viewing option.

AP: Bills RB Spiller ready for spotlight - again -
``It definitely gives you confidence to know that you can do it,'' said Spiller, who averaged nearly 90 yards rushing in each of the final three games last season. ``But the quote that I am going to stick by for the whole year is `past success doesn't guarantee future success.' I can't just bank on what I did the last six weeks to say I'm capable.''

Kelso: Bills Secondary Will Bounce Back -
"In breaking down tape of last week’s loss, Kelso noticed that Stephon Gilmore obviously struggled in his first pro game, but believes he will improve now that he better knows how teams will play him. Mark also believes last week’s popular scape-goat, Ryan Fitzpatrick, took more of the blame than he should have."

Gilmore out to reclaim physical edge -
"I worked mostly on my technique (in practice)," Gilmore said. "I know physically I can play with anybody, athletically, but I think working on my technique and my feet is what I need most and I’ll go from there."

Week 2: Chiefs vs. Bills Preview - VIDEO -
"NFL Films previews the Week 2 matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Buffalo Bills."

In the Trenches with Andy Levitre - VIDEO -
"In the first episode of In the Trenches, Guard Andy Levitre is joined by Running Back C.J. Spiller and they talk about his career day last week against the Jets."

Under Review: Aaron Williams - VIDEO -
"On this edition of Under Review, Hannah Buehler talks with Bills cornerback Aaron Williams about his excitement for the home opener, his involvement in the Buffalo community and more."

Inside The Bills | Kyle talks bounce back
"I think this game and the business of it is that you are only as good as your last performance," said Williams. "Good or bad, outside of locker room and as you view it from the outside in it is easy to say ‘Oh, okay they are bad. End of story.’ This week if we play well and we win, it is ‘Oh, maybe it is not as bad as we thought.’ Maybe it is one of those things. I think in here we view it as one of those things. We laid an egg. There is nothing we can do about it. We turned the ball over and we did not get any turnovers—all kinds of things happened in the game that just piled up on us."

Inside The Bills | Nix likes the lines
"The other thing is the defensive line. We’re two deep over there. Against the run, we stopped the run and if you can do that, now we’ve got to tighten up things as Chan said in the secondary where the guy can’t get the ball out on rhythm, and if he does I don’t care how good your defensive line is you won’t get there. Those are encouraging things to me. We’ve got to correct the mistakes and not turn the ball over and if we do that we’ll be a good football team."

Inside The Bills | Why it won’t be easy for QB Jackson
"It’s tough. It really is. I’m not going to sugarcoat that. Once the season starts it’s really hard for a guy," said Nix in his weekly appearance on WGR Sportsradio 550. "Now he’s in every meeting so he’ll be prepared for that mentally. He’s a smart guy, but as far as reps in practice he doesn’t get many."

Inside The Bills | CJ Spiller: I’m Still a Tiger at Heart
"Next week when we’re on prime time TV I need my Tigers to come through because I’ll never hear the last of it after the game!"

Inside The Bills | Fred the only non-participant
"Jackson was the team’s only non-participant in Friday’s practice. We’ll get the full update from head coach Chan Gailey after practice to see if anything changes on the injury front."

Inside The Bills | Spiller wins Player of Week honors
"Great job voting Bills fans! C.J. Spiller has been named the Week 1 FedEx Ground Player of the Week."

Inside The Bills | Offense not alone in prepping for crowd noise
"On Friday the Bills blared crowd noise onto the field for their starting defense to replicate the noise in Ralph Wilson Stadium for Sunday’s game."

Bills notebook: Slot position suits Chiefs' McCluster - The Buffalo News
"Even though Sunday's game is officially a sellout, the Bills' official website was advertising a number of club seats being available for the game. "

Bills' defense looks to pick up pace - The Buffalo News
"There was nothing that happened in the game that isn't easily corrected," he said in discussing the mistakes made in the 48-28 loss to the New York Jets. "As they become more confident they will play a little bit faster. That was probably the biggest thing as I look back on it. We were reacting to what they were doing rather than being aggressive enough."

Bills fans get warning on handicapped parking - The Buffalo News
"More than 400 improper handicapped parking permits have been confiscated over the past 10 years at Ralph Wilson Stadium, including a couple dozen during last season."

Chiefs OC Brian Daboll thrives against hometown | The Buffalo News
"Daboll was born in Welland, Ont., grew up in West Seneca and graduated from the University of Rochester with an economics degree. An injury his senior year nudged him toward coaching. He was a graduate assistant at Michigan State when Nick Saban was head coach. Saban endorsed him to New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick."

NFL report shows Bills trending bigger, older | Press Coverage | The Buffalo News
"The average 2009 Bill was more than a half-inch shorter and nearly seven pounds lighter than this year's version. Last year, the average Bill weighed 12 pounds more than when Jauron was coach." It's a neat article, if ultimately meaningless.

Fred Jackson alone on Bills injury report | The Buffalo News
"The Bills took defensive tackle Marcell Dareus (personal) off the injury report on Thursday. He practiced fully late this morning, as did the rest of the team, excluding Jackson."

C.J. Spiller takes FedEx Ground award for Week 1 | The Buffalo News
"Spiller beat out San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore and New England Patriots running back Stevan Ridley."

Video: Update from Bills practice with Jay Skurski | The Buffalo News
Jay Skurski provides an update from One Bills Drive.

Dave Wannstedt confident in his young corners | The Buffalo News
"We’ll play majority press. It depends on the coverage and the sets and so forth. We’ll mix it up on them, but we’re more of a press team than not," he said. "How aggressive we are with the press has a lot to do with confidence. We had a great week of practice. I think the guys will bounce back and I’m excited to go out and see us play."

Len Dawson: Chan Gailey got raw deal in KC | The Buffalo News
"I don't know what Todd was thinking," Dawson said. "Todd was a different type of guy. He was a pleasant guy away from football, but he had his own ideas and ways of doing things."

Brad Smith ready for his number to be called | The Buffalo News
"Last week with being a little banged up, not knowing until later in the week if I was going to be available, was kind of tough, and so was how the game went," he said. "The good thing is I'm healthy. We didn't want it to turn into a four- or five-week injury."

Buffalo Bills confident rookie T.J. Graham can contribute - Democrat and Chronicle
"David Nelson's injury has forced the Bills to make some adjustments at wide receiver."

WGR 550 - Jackson Only Bills Player To Sit Friday
"All other players that have been banged up in recent weeks, including Stevie Johnson, Terrence McGee, Erik Pears, Kraig Urbik, Brad Smith and Justin Rogers practiced in full for the entire work week. Defensive tackle Marcell Dareus also practice for his second straight day after missing Wednesday due to a death in the family."

Final Word: AFC East - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Super Mario must produce and the Bills can't fall to 0-2, according to James Walker.

NFL Week 2 Picks: Mario Williams > Matt Cassel - Arrowhead Pride
"Peter King of is picking the Buffalo Bills to beat the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 2." 80% of Chiefs fans are voting for the Chefs. Great Googilly Moogilly.

Four Bills games at risk of blackouts - The Buffalo News
"We have a long way to go with the four remaining games, and right now Miami [Nov. 15] is in peril of not being sold out for a prime-time game," Bills Chief Executive Officer Russ Brandon said."

Keys for the Buffalo Bills against the Kansas City Chiefs - Canandaigua, NY - MPNnow
Contain Jamaal Charles, cover the wide receivers, feed Spiller, and limit mistakes. Pretty standard.

A must win for Buffalo |
"The Buffalo Bills would probably like to pick up where they left off at the start of last year. The team racked up 30 plus points in an exciting home opener that had many believing the Bills were a contender. Instead, the team is looking to avenge last week’s humiliating loss to the Jets. "

Get the deal done on stadium lease - The Buffalo News
"Cuomo has repeatedly committed the state to funding the necessary improvements to Ralph Wilson Stadium. It is time for Ralph Wilson and the Bills to commit to staying in Buffalo, and to agree to make that commitment part of the new lease."