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Sep 16, 2012; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills guard Andy Levitre (67) during the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-US PRESSWIRE

O-line coming of age -
"In 2011 Buffalo’s offensive line quietly posted the fifth best yards per carry average in the NFL and was first in sacks allowed. It was a sign of things to come in 2012. It’s only been two games, but Buffalo leads the league in rushing, yards per carry average and is the only team in the league that has not surrendered a sack. Simply put the Bills offensive line has arrived."

WGR 550 - Upon Further Review: Bills LBs, RBs & TEs Vs Chiefs
"The 'Upon Further Review' series continues with review of the Buffalo Bills' 35-17 win over the Kansas City Chiefs and how the running backs, tight ends and linebackers performed on an individual basis. Yet again, the run defense had a solid outing as did their burgeoning running back C.J. Spiller."

Transcript: Gailey, Fitzpatrick, Spiller, Barnett -
Gailey discusses injuries, play calling and more while the players talk about Cleveland.

Chan Gailey Wednesday Press Conference - VIDEO -
"Bills Head Coach Chan Gailey talks to the media about the Browns game this weekend."

Ryan Fitzpatrick Wednesday Press Conference - VIDEO -
"The Bills quarterback talks about facing the Browns, the versatility of the Bills offense and the success of the Cordy Glenn and TJ Graham. "

C.J. Spiller Wednesday Press Conference - VIDEO -
"The Bills running back talks about facing the Browns, the early success of this season and his devlopment over the past three years."

Bills Roundup: Wed News, Byrd Misses Practice - VIDEO -
"The Bills got back on the field on Wednesday to start preparations for the Browns, with Jairus Byrd missing practice due to an injury, and Fred Jackson testing his knee in drills."

Inside The Bills | C.J. ok being target of opposing game plan
"I’m pretty sure they’re probably going to put more guys in the box, but I can’t let that get to me and still just be prepared for it," said Spiller. "If they do then they do, but I don’t think we’re going to abandon the run if they do put a lot of guys and if they do it’ll just open it up for our receivers."

Inside The Bills | Fred re-examination very positive
"That’s just it," he said. "The stay smart part is listening to the doctors telling me what they see and what they think and doing exactly what they want me to, but at the same time I want to be out there competing with my teammates. I’m excited about what they’re getting done and I want to be out there helping."

Inside The Bills | Byrd won’t practice
"He’s taken a step back," said Gailey of Byrd and his foot injury. "He’s going to struggle to make some practice this week, so we’ll have to see. It may be a game time decision on him."

Inside The Bills | Brandon: Not done with regionalization
"I think there are another couple of shoes to drop on that front," said Brandon. "We do have a radio agreement through the Entercom family in Syracuse. Syracuse is definitely a Bills town. I grew up there and it was certainly split between Giants, Jets, Bills back in the day, but it is certainly a Bills town now. I think there’s more that we can do there as well. It’s just a two-hour and 15 minute drive. There’s more opportunity, but we need to continue to strengthen Rochester and Toronto and Southern Ontario."

Browns' Richardson to give Bills' 'D' a tough run - The Buffalo News
"He's a very tough runner - downhill, keeps his shoulders square to the line," said Bills defensive end Mario Williams. "He's a power guy."

Video: Bills-Browns preview | The Buffalo News
"Mark Gaughan, Tim Graham and Jerry Sullivan discuss the Bills chances of beating the Browns in week three."

'Madden 13' ratchets up C.J. Spiller's ratings | The Buffalo News
"The NFL's leading rusher originally had an 80 overall rating. That now has been increased to an 86, tying Spiller with center Eric Wood and defensive tackle Marcell Dareus for ninth-best on the team."

Jairus Byrd's foot injury not progressing as expected | The Buffalo News
"Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey revealed today free safety Jairus Byrd's foot injury likely will make their leading tackler a game-time decision Sunday against the Cleveland Browns."

Power Rankings: Bills remain twentysomethings | The Buffalo News
"The spread is anywhere from 18th to 26th."

AccuScore projects Bills victory, respectable scores | The Buffalo News
"The Bills won 59.3 percent of AccuScore's 10,000 simulations and scored an average of 24.2 points. The Browns averaged 20.6 points."

David Nelson ready for the challenge of rehab | The Buffalo News
"It’s something that in a way I’m actually excited about. I relish the opportunity to take up a challenge. I came into the league undrafted. I kind of worked my way up in college to be a starter and get some playing time there and I worked my way into this league and I enjoy the challenge," he said. "I enjoy an obstacle. I enjoy the adversity to say it’s going to be a long journey, but I’m excited about it. That’s the way I have to approach it. I can’t sit here and feel sorry for myself."

WGR 550 - Bills' Offense Has Evolved.
"Under Chan Gailey the Bills have been a pass first, run later offense. Unlike past seasons in the first two games, Gailey hasn’t abandoned the run even when down big in New Jersey."

WGR 550 - SIMON: Thank You Bills
"While I have learned to accept the reality of the Toronto series and what it means for the long term existence of the franchise in Western New York, I have no stomach whatsoever for any more games to be shifted north of the border."

Video: Bills-Browns preview - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Cary Chow goes inside the numbers for the Bills-Browns."

Are Browns a 'trap game' for Bills? - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"You put [the win] behind you and move on to the Browns. That is the nature of the NFL," Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick told reporters. "You saw when we went out there (that) we did not carry what happened the week before with us in terms of hanging our heads or being discouraged. We went out there facing a new opponent with a new week and we played well. That is what you have to do in this league."

Browns Vs. Bills: Cleveland Hopes To Avoid 0-3 Start - SB Nation Cleveland
Check out the SB Nation story stream for this week's contest. Updates will be posted all the way through the game recap.

Press Release - Texas A&M Defending 12th Man Trademark Again
Did you know that Texas A&M owns that trademark? I wonder how much the Bills forked over to keep it on the Wall of Fame.

Buffalo's C.J. Spiller enjoying a record-setting start to 2012 |
"He's an explosive guy," Browns coach Pat Shurmur said. "I've got to believe he's one of the fastest guys on their team and if not in the league. When he gets some space, and they do a good job on offense of giving their runner space, he has a chance to turn good ones into great ones and great ones into touchdowns."

Buffalo's Gailey has Bills offence up and running - The Globe and Mail
"We'd rather be a physical run team that throws it when we have to, or throws it on surprise situations," Gailey said. "So we'll continue to work down this path as much as we can."

Jerry Sullivan: Bills taking high road vs. rookie QB - The Buffalo News
"Everyone is accountable for the same standard in the NFL," said Bills linebacker Nick Barnett. "We played a rookie quarterback last year and lost. So we're not going in there overconfident. I don't care if he's a rookie or not. We're going into the game playing like he's Brett Favre."

Bills notebook: Wildcat still waiting to strike - The Buffalo News
"The Wildcat looked like it was the first time we'd run it in a game, that's what it looked like," Gailey said. "It's got rust all over it, and we've got to polish it up, get it ready to go in the future. And we're going to continue to use it as many weeks as we see it being a viable part of our offense. So you're going to see it some more. We've got to add some stuff to it, we've got to put in a few more things. But I like where we're heading with it."

Commentary Bills turn things around, but will it last? - The Buffalo News
"But you never know what Buffalo team you are going to get. If Buffalo can stay healthy and play consistently, they could give the AFC East a run for the money."

CANOE -- SLAM! Sports - NFL - Bills to cross border only once per season: CEO
"No playoff games ever would be held in Toronto either, he said."

Buffalo Bills' Scott Chandler has that get up and go - Democrat and Chronicle
"But as NFL tight ends go, he’s got some get up and go, and because he can turn short plays into big plays, and can get open in the red zone, Chandler has become one of Buffalo’s most reliable weapons. "You saw it last year, especially the beginning of the year the way he was able to catch some of those touchdowns early on," said Fitzpatrick, who has thrown eight TDs to Chandler since the start of 2011 including one in each of the first two games this year."