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Game Day Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 9/30

We get you ready for today's Buffalo Bills versus New England Patriots game by providing you with all the links you could need. Read up.

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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.

McKelvin atop the return ranks -
"The fifth-year man out of Troy currently leads the NFL in punt return average, yards and the longest return of the year with his 88-yard return for a touchdown against Kansas City. McKelvin’s staggering 29.7 yards per return average is 10.1 yards better than the next best returner at 19.6 average."

Backers bring Buffalo to Boston on gamedays -
"But you might be surprised to find that some 300 Backers gather weekly to eat Mighty Taco and Sahlen’s, drink Labatt Blue, and yell "Let’s Go Buff-a-lo," and they’re not at the Ralph. Four-hundred miles away, in the heart of Patriots Country, a group of dedicated fans have found a way to bring that traditional Bills gameday experience to Boston."

Patriots-Bills Preview -
The Associated Press previews today's game from a largely New England perspective.

Bills Focus: Chan Gailey Patriots Preview - VIDEO -
"The Bills head coach sits down with Chris Brown to talk about the Patriots and possibility of Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller playing on Sunday."

Bills Focus: Buffalo-New England Preview - VIDEO -
" Chris Brown and John Murphy break down the keys to the Bills getting a victory over the Patriots."

Bills All Access: Film Session on the Patriots - VIDEO -
"Steve Tasker and Chris Brown break down the New England Patriots offense."

Bills All Access: Game Preview - VIDEO -
"Steve Tasker and Chris Brown take a closer look at this week's opponent, the New England Patriots."

Inside The Bills | Belichick on Fitz as a QB
"He looked pretty good last year," said Belichick. "He’s looked good, period. I think he’s doing the same things. He spreads the ball around, gets the ball to the open receivers, kind of takes what the defense gives him. He’s not a guy that’s going to stand back there and hold the ball a long time. He’s going to get it, find somebody that’s open, give it to them and let them go."

Inside The Bills | Nix breaks down matchup
"We can’t depend on the turnovers like we did last time and I don’t think we have to this time," he said. "I don’t know that this one game will either way will say we’ve arrived or we’re there, but I do think it’s a measuring stick. To be the best you’ve got to beat the best and that’s where we want to go."

Inside The Bills | QB Jackson likely to remain in #3 role
"It would be very tough for Tarvaris to challenge for that spot this year because of limited reps (in practice)," said Gailey. "Fitz takes almost every rep we have on offense during the course of the week. The backup gets very few reps through the course of practice. So it’s hard for him to get the reps necessary to make a viable charge at this point for that position. We knew it would be a challenge."

Inside The Bills | Mankins doesn’t make trip, won’t play Sunday
"Fifth-year vet Donald Thomas is expected to start in Mankins place Sunday. The Patriots also signed free agent OL Matt Tennant, who was last with the Saints this past summer. He’s been strictly a C/G linemen during his pro career. New England had an extra roster spot after they released Kellen Winslow late in the week."

STORM WATCH - The Buffalo News
"They haven't found anybody to guard him yet," said 6-foot-7 Bills tight end Scott Chandler. "Until anybody finds that guy, they'll keep finding ways to win. What Rob did last year has never been done before."

Bills' linemen, secondary have to neutralize Brady - The Buffalo News
"Outlook: The last time the Patriots lost three in a row was in 2002. While the Bills seemingly match up reasonably well with them, picking against New England while Brady and Belichick are there is fool's gold. New England in a shootout. Prediction: Patriots 35, Bills 27."

Jerry Sullivan: Make Brady check out early - The Buffalo News
"I got the sense that it was losing to the Bills here, not the hotels, that was under Brady's skin at the Super Bowl. Imagine what his mood will like if he checks out of here on a three-game losing streak."

Bills talk with some 'Bawstin Diehards' | The Buffalo News
"Of course, we also previewed said game, including how Buffalo should attack the Patriots' defense, how they might defend Tom Brady, and how far Ryan Fitzpatrick can carry the Bills."

Brad Smith explains how integral Darrelle Revis is to Jets | The Buffalo News
"Because of that, the AFC East became much easier for the Bills to navigate without Revis. The Jets will have more trouble accumulating victories and making a run for the division title or a wild-card berth."

Tedy Bruschi foresees Bills dropping Patriots to 1-3 | The Buffalo News
"The former Patriots linebacker, who picked the Bills to go to the playoffs this year, predicted they will beat the Patriots by three points in Orchard Park a second straight season."

WGR 550 - 5 Things To Watch For During Bills - Patriots
"With Jackson and Spiller at full strength, I think the Bills would have an opportunity to knock off the Patriots for a second straight year. However, with both those players hobbled a bit, it boils down to Tom Brady vs. Ryan Fitzpatrick. In that scenario, I give the edge to the future Hall of Fame quarterback."

Source: Spiller will be a game-time decision - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"But the Bills could be cautious and rest Spiller. Buffalo must weigh the short- and long-term risks of playing their most dynamic offensive player if he's not 100 percent. Fellow running back Fred Jackson is expected to return from a knee injury, and that may impact Buffalo's final decision with Spiller."

Walker's AFC East picks - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"The Bills may be without C.J. Spiller, and Fred Jackson is not 100 percent. The Patriots need a win and remember last year’s loss in Buffalo. New England will not be an upset victim in this one. Pick: Patriots, 24-17."

Predict The Score: Patriots vs. Bills - Pats Pulpit
"Greg's Prediction: Patriots 31 Bills 23."

Patriots vs. Bills: Bold Predictions for New England's Week 4 Game - Pats Pulpit
"The New England Patriots are below .500 for the first time since 2002 and will look to turn things around in a dominant fashion against the Bills in Buffalo. Check out my weekly bold predictions!"

Inside The Bills | Attaching perspective to Bills-Patriots
"It’s a division game at home and those are the ones you need to win," said Gailey. "I think if you make too much out of it you can get out of whack with your whole thought process. But I think we all realize what impact this game could have and should have on your season and their season and the division race as a whole. We all know what’s at stake."

Former Bill Ruben Brown charged with DWI - The Buffalo News
"Former Buffalo Bill Ruben Brown was charged with drunken driving in Hamburg, after he was involved in an a rear-end collision late Friday."

Bills need to start winning more inside AFC?East - Dunkirk | The Observer
"Since, 2002 - and including their season-opening 48-28 loss to the New York Jets - the Bills are 21-40 against their divisional opponents. The last time they had a winning season against the Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots and the Jets was in 2007, when they went 4-2."

CANOE -- SLAM! Sports - NFL - Super Bills killer Tom Brady vs. Super Mario Williams
"The bitterness quantified: In his career against Buffalo, Brady is 407-of-621 (65.6%), for 4,830 yards, 46 touchdowns and only 17 interceptions - good for a 102.4 passer rating."

CANOE -- SLAM! Sports - NFL - Coach Kryk: How the Ravens beat the Patriots' five-wide
"In this week's chalkboard session, we break down the critical play late in Sunday's Patriots-Ravens game — when Baltimore fooled New England quarterback Tom Brady with a tricky blitz."

MemoraBillia: Bills, Patriots kicked off AFL 52 years ago | The Buffalo News
"When the Buffalo Bills and New England Patriots meet this afternoon in Ralph Wilson Stadium, it will renew the oldest series in AFL history."

Inside The Bills | 4 Pats downgraded to out
"Four Patriots players have been downgraded from questionable to our. Here’s the list."

Bills play host to Patriots - Democrat and Chronicle
"Place blame where ever you wish, but the Bills' inept play in the AFC East is one of the keys to their decade-long struggles."