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Buffalo Bills news, 10/13: Cincinnati Bengals come to the Ralph at 1 PM

The Buffalo Bills will host the Cincinnati Bengals at 1 PM this afternoon. Get ready right here.

Andy Lyons

Scouting Report - Week 6 -
Chris Brown's long weekly post breaking down key match-ups. advantages, and more.

Bills Focus: Bengals-Bills Game Preview - VIDEO -
"Chris Brown and John Murphy break down today's game between the 2-3 Bills and the 3-2 Bengals."

Bills Focus: Doug Marrone Bengals Preview - VIDEO -
"The Bills head coach talks about the team putting together consecutive good games, getting Marquise Goodwin back to return kicks, and how long Jairus Byrd will need to get into game shape."

Preview: Cincinnati Bengals vs. Buffalo Bills - VIDEO -
"NFL Films previews the Week 6 matchup between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Buffalo Bills."

Inside The Bills | Unknown QBs have succeeded vs. Bengals
"What’s encouraging for the Bills is Gradkowski in both his victories and Hill did not throw for more than 200 yards in their three games against Cincinnati and still won."

Inside The Bills | The challenge of 3rd-&-2, 3rd-&-3
"For a team that averages better than four yards per carry this season a few more run plays on 3rd-and-2 or 3rd-and-3 may extend some more scoring drives."

Inside The Bills | This could be week for kick return chances
"This week the Bills face a Cincinnati kickoff man in Mike Nugent, who ranks 30th in the league in kickoff touchback percentage. Less than half the time has Nugent successfully forced Bengals opponents to take a touchback on a kickoff (10-22, 45.5%)."

Inside The Bills | A look at Thad Lewis’ strengths
"On Sunday he’ll have a home crowd behind him. What will be interesting is if Buffalo takes a similar approach with Lewis, focusing on high percentage throws in the short to intermediate areas of the field. We’re also curious to see if the Bills choose to have him make plays on the move with some designed bootlegs and rollouts."

By blitzing their defensive backs more often, the Bills get secondary gains - Sports - The Buffalo News
"The Bills are tied for third in the NFL in sacks with 18. The Bills have rushed a defensive back on 16 percent of opponents’ pass plays (35 of 219), according to News statistics. Last season, the Bills rushed defensive backs on a league-low 6 percent of pass plays, according to "

In a crisis, Bills’ defense must make a statement - Sports - The Buffalo News
"You know what Lewis needs? He needs his defense to carry the day, to be the best unit on the field. The Bills’ improved but the inconsistent defense has to rise up in a moment of crisis. That’s what the good defenses do. They ease the burden for a beleaguered offense; they allow it to be average."

Spotlight on: QB Thad Lewis - Press Coverage - The Buffalo News
"I don't care where he came from. A lot of our guys came off practice squads, too, so that doesn't matter," Marvin Lewis said. "It doesn't matter how you get here it matters what you do once you're here so we've got to play great football."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - 5 Things To Watch In Bills - Bengals
Beyond the QB, how will the left guard rotation go? That's one of Joe Buscaglia's things to watch for.

Football journey: Thomas Welch - ESPN
"Welch has bounced around from New England to Minnesota, back to New England, to Buffalo (in 2011), to St. Louis, then Philadelphia, before returning to Buffalo last season. He sat down with this week to discuss his path to the NFL:"

Bengals vs. Bills: Watch for blitzing defensive backs - Cincy Jungle
"On the other hand, the Bengals pass protection is one of (if not) the best in the NFL. A primary reason for that is the quick-hitting passing game, limiting the time that Andy Dalton has to sit in the pocket to go through his reads."

Lewis becomes 12th Bills starting QB since Kelly - Dunkirk | The Observer
"My command of the offense is high," Lewis said. "It's not like I'm going in there saying, 'Coach we can't run this because we can't do it.' I'm putting in the game plan, I'm putting in the time I need to in order to prepare to run this game plan and we're going to run it."