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Game Day Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 9/23

It's game day! Here's the latest news heading into today's matchup between the Buffalo Bills and the Cleveland Browns.

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Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade.

Bills Focus: Buffalo-Cleveland Preview - VIDEO -
"Chris Brown and John Murphy break down how the Bills can continue their momentum and come out of Cleveland with a victory. "

Sullivan: Road woes must end today - Sports - The Buffalo News
"The Bills have not won a road game since last year's opener, which occurred on Sept. 11, 2011, in Kansas City. That's eight road defeats in a row. It's also the first time they've gone more than a full calendar year without a road win since the dark days of the mid-1980s." (KC was the team the Bills beat to begin and end the longest road losing streak in team history in the mid-80s.)

Backers find ‘exclusive’ home in Central Ohio -
"The new friends and former Buffalonians talked a local restaurant owner into opening his steakhouse exclusively for Bills fans on Sunday afternoons. Membership grew quickly after word got out, and soon Michael Dominick’s Steak and Seafood Restaurant was filled with upwards of 300 loyal Bills Backers each and every week. Fraas called it "the Glory Days.""

AP: Bills-Browns Preview -
"C.J. Spiller came up big again, but solid defense, special teams and quarterback play also helped the Buffalo Bills break into the win column last week. The Cleveland Browns are still looking for the right combination that will help them earn their first victory in nine games, which they'll try for Sunday against a Buffalo team looking to end an eight-game road slide."

Bills Focus: Chan Gailey Browns Preview - VIDEO -
"The Bills head coach sits down with Chris Brown to talk about facing Trent Richardson, the tough Browns defense, and the progress of Fred Jackson in coming back from his injury."

Bills All Access: Film Session on C.J. Spiller - VIDEO -
"Steve Tasker and Chris Brown break down the success of C.J. Spiller against the Chiefs defense."

Scouting report: Bills must pay attention to detail against Browns - Sports - The Buffalo News
"Outlook: The Browns are in rebuilding mode. This is another game Buffalo simply has to win if it is to be taken seriously as a playoff contender. As long as the Bills aren't looking ahead to the Patriots in Week Four, they should. Prediction: Bills 30, Browns 20"

Inside the NFL: Brees on the very of making history - Sports - The Buffalo News
"An interesting subplot of today's Bills game in Cleveland will be the play of rookie tackles Cordy Glenn of Buffalo and Mitchell Schwartz of Cleveland."

Prediction Machine awards Bills narrowest triumph | Press Coverage | The Buffalo News
"Sunday's forecast is so tight the Bills won 50.1 percent of the time, but got outscored by an average of 20.0 points to 20.2 points in the simulations."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - 5 Things To Watch For During Bills - Browns
"Sunday serves as good of an opportunity to put an end to that trend facing off against the Cleveland Browns. Not only are the Browns winless on the season thus far, but their roster has been constructed with a rather youthful approach."

Walker's AFC East predictions - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Skinny: This is a classic trap game for the Bills playing on the road and with the Patriots looming in two weeks. Bills fans should be nervous about this game. But Buffalo has more playmakers and it should be enough to squeak one out. Pick: Bills, 20-17"

Buffalo Bills vs. Cleveland Browns - Game Preview - Dawgs By Nature
Not sure I agree that Brandon Weeden and Ryan Fitzpatrick are even. Check out this comparison chart over at our brother site, where the Bills have an awful lot of advantages.

Spotlight on Bills WR Stevie Johnson |
Said Browns coach Pat Shurmur: "He’s quick, really quick. I think he’s got all of what you’re looking for in the position. I think that’s probably it."

Might Still Be Early But Browns Face Must Win vs. Bills " CBS Cleveland
"The Browns are 0-2 for the 7th time in 14 years. The best they’ve finished is 5-11."

Cleveland Browns' Dick Jauron says little about his achievements |
"Fortunately for reporters covering the All-American running back, Cozza had a way with words when Jauron offered few of his own. A headline from Jauron's Ivy League playing days captures the essence of a multisport athlete who produced so much while saying so little: "Yale's Jauron runs long, except in interviews."" If you're interested, this is a nice little bio of the former Bills coach.

Browns vs. Bills key matchup: C.J. Spiller rushing into elite company - Browns - Ohio
"Only two running backs in NFL history have averaged double figures per carry through the first two games of a season. Both of them will be in Cleveland Browns Stadium on Sunday."

Mary Kay Cabot's Keys to Cleveland Browns-Buffalo Bills |
"Our Browns beat writer picks out four storylines that fans should follow on Sunday. "

Jeff Schudel's scouting report: Bills at Browns -
"KEY MATCHUP: Browns middle linebacker D'Qwell Jackson vs. Bills running back C.J. Spiller."

Keys to the game for the Buffalo Bills against the Cleveland Browns - Canandaigua, NY - MPNnow
"Prediction: Buffalo 20, Cleveland 13 I think Browns defensive coordinator Dick Jauron's bend, but not break defense will keep it low scoring."

Bills vs. Browns, NFL Week 3: Buffalo Rumblings Preview - Buffalo Rumblings
"The Bottom Line: Buffalo has a more talented team than Cleveland. They have a better offense and a higher-upside defense. Yet they've also lost eight straight road games, and have yet to compete in a competitive-for-four-quarters game this year. That could put them at a disadvantage against a Browns team that has quite a bit of talent, as well. Still, as we mentioned up top: this is a game that the Bills have to win if they want to make the playoffs. Seeing how they handle their business in a very interesting and underrated matchup on the road will go a long way toward determining whether or not they have what it takes to get there."

More Bills News
Under Review: Justin Rogers - VIDEO -

"On this edition of Under Review, Hannah Buehler talks with Bills cornerback Justin Rogers about his move from Louisiana to Richmond for college, life in Buffalo, his favorite food and more."

Inside The Bills | C.J. Spiller: Madden 13, advice from my daughter
"Without a doubt though, I think the success I’ve been blessed with so far this season has caught my daughter Shania’s attention. "

Inside The Bills | Just how close is Fred?
"I guess I’m shocked," said Gailey. "When I saw (the injury) happen it happened right in front of me. When I heard the prognosis, you’re mentally in that five to six week range. I was nice to say three or four, but I was mentally thinking five or six. To see where he is right now I’ve got to give a lot of credit to him and the work he’s done and to our training staff for the work they’ve done getting him back. It looks like he’s got a chance for the New England game and for sure the next game."

Inside The Bills | What Bills focus on most in run game
"That’s the main thing we’ve been trying to stress is blocking downfield," said C.J. Spiller. "If you look at all the big runs in the NFL you see receivers and tight ends blocking downfield. That’s where it comes from. Everybody is doing their part and pitching in and I’m just trying to make the reads and be more decisive."

Clearing the air on Toronto - Sports - The Buffalo News
"The fact the Bills will not reach for that potential extra Canadian revenue shows they're sensitive to the wishes of their season-ticket base, which for the most part has been understanding of the Toronto regionalization campaign but which also doesn't like the idea of giving up more than one regular-season game."

State wants protection in case of move - City & Region - The Buffalo News
"But the more promising sign might have been that Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo spoke twice within 24 hours to Jeffrey C. Littmann, the Bills treasurer and key adviser to owner Ralph C. Wilson Jr."

Bills' buyout fee could pass $50 million - City & Region - The Buffalo News
"Collins estimates that the payroll taxes and sales tax generated by the Bills playing in Orchard Park are roughly $30 million a year - a direct benefit the state and county would receive from their investment in the county-owned stadium."

YNN's The 12th Man: Rochester Bills Brothers - YNN, Your News Now
"It's a passion brother Edward and Tony Califano and good friend Robin Brooks have been sharing since the early eighties."