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Buffalo Bills news, 10/3: Bills at Browns, tonight at 8:25

The Buffalo Bills made the short trek to Cleveland to take on the Browns. Get caught up right here.

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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.

Scouting Report - Week 5 -
A preview of the Bills-Browns game at FirstEnergy Stadium from Chris Brown.

Tashard ready to be Bills next choice -
"Them guys I remember last year they were a really fast defense, really physical and they were making a lot of plays," Choice said. "My mind frame is to go in there and continue to mash and gash for us. I don’t want there to be a let off. If I’m in the game I want to make sure I continue to make plays. Last week I left one out there. I slipped and I’m still (ticked) about it. I’ve got to have it. I’ve got to do better."

A tale of Joe D and two cities -
"The attitude of these cities is based on the Browns or the Bills or the Lions wins," he said. "It’s a diversion for what was happening in the real world. It gives you three hours of a distraction. People are spending time with their families. It’s a tradition. It’s a fiber in your body. It’s part of your life. And I don’t think it’s like that in many other cities."

Inside The Bills | A closer look: Bills history in primetime
"Check out the complete list of Bills primetime games here. There are a few you won’t remember, and some you’ll never forget."

Inside The Bills | Bills practice squad RB on trip
"Practice squad RB Ronnie Wingo tweeted that he’s on the trip. He’s still on the practice squad as of now (Wednesday), but for Thursday night games teams have until 4 pm Thursday to make a roster move if they deem one necessary."

Inside The Bills | Bills DBs on high alert with Browns throwing
"Any time you get big physical receivers, quarterback s like to throw it up and give them a chance, figuring that the worst thing that’s going to happen is an incomplete pass," said Jim Leonhard. "We get challenged every week. We realize that being a young secondary, we’re going to get tested every week. This Thursday is not going to be any different."

Jay Skurski’s Scouting Report: Tough cornerback puts pressure on Stevie and EJ - Sports - The Buffalo News
The injured running backs, Stevie's worst game in a while, and much more put under the microscope by Skurski.

Browns’ stingy run defense lives up to hype - Sports - The Buffalo News
"Up front they’re stout," said Bills center Eric Wood. "They have good linebackers who play downhill. They’re pretty instinctive. They pull their safeties down in the box and they really aid in the run-stuffing."

Thursday night games put players at risk - Sports - The Buffalo News
"It doesn’t seem fair, because it isn’t. No one would come right out and say it. You don’t want to bite the hand that pays you. Thursday Night Football is the NFL’s newest revenue bonanza, a way to feed the public’s seemingly insatiable appetite for football by offering fans a midweek version of the product on the NFL Network."

Twin pique: Bills and Browns are both desperate to end years of losing - Sports - The Buffalo News
"Ohio native Tim Graham offers a unique perspective on the Bills-Browns series."

Video: Bills-Browns matchup analysis and predictions - Press Coverage - The Buffalo News
"Buffalo News writers Mark Gaughan, Tim Graham and Jerry Sullivan give their views and predictions for Thursday's game between the Bills and Browns."

Browns coach calls EJ Manuel 'extremely dangerous' - Press Coverage - The Buffalo News
Chudzinski: "He's a guy who has a bright future. You knew it then. Those are always tough decisions. We just felt like where we were at, picking Barkevious was our best choice at that time."

Sal & Leo's Bills-Browns preview - Democrat and Chronicle
"Sal Maiorana and Leo Roth discuss Buffalo's Thursday night game in Cleveland."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - 5 Things To Watch In Bills - Browns
"How might both franchises approach their only primetime game of the week? Here are some story lines to keep an eye on as the game goes along."

Ray Horton says Cleveland Browns defenders will aim for EJ Manuel - ESPN
"If you do, that’s OK," Horton said of putting a Ferrari on the field. "We’ll hit that Ferrari and try to dent it up and kick the tires a little bit."

Cleveland Browns vs. Buffalo Bills: Five things to watch |
"Five things to watch in Thursday night's game between the Browns and Bills:"

PFT Live: Short week exposes Bills’ injuries | ProFootballTalk
"Tim Graham from The Buffalo News joins Mike Florio on PFT Live to discuss how relevant the Bills will become as the season continues, if C.J. Spiller will be ready to go after short rest in Week 5, if their recent win over defending champs Ravens affect team morale and more."

NFL game glance: Bills at Browns - Canton, OH -
"SACK TIME Manuel has been sacked 11 times and is facing a team that has 14 sacks. Rookie Barkevious Mingo has a sack in three straight games. Hoyer has been sacked six times in two games and is facing a team with 13 sacks. Mario Williams, who had 10.5 sacks all last year, has 5.5 already."

Browns-Bills scouting report - Cleveland News-Herald
"Key to a Browns victory: It sounds basic, but Hoyer just has to be careful with the ball, and the defense should take care of the rest."

Game Preview: Browns-Bills -
"When the Cleveland Browns play the Buffalo Bills tonight at FirstEnergy Stadium, the team’s defense will have to contend with dual-threat rookie quarterback in E.J. Manuel, who is able to both pass and rush the football."

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Kiko Alonso reminds Bills CEO of London Fletcher, Takeo Spikes - Press Coverage - The Buffalo News
"On Brandon's weekly WGR radio show, host Howard Simon asked Brandon to fill in a blank: Alonso is the best Bills linebacker since ... Brandon is a marketing whiz. He could've dodged the question politely, but decided to name-drop London Fletcher and Takeo Spikes instead."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Upon Further Review: Bills Vs Ravens
It took him a little longer because he was covering practice instead of the Bills off day Tuesday, but Joe Buscaglia graded out the Ravens game. COLIN BROWN HAD A GOOD GAME! Marcell Dareus and Kiko Alonso were near perfect.

QB Watch: Bills' EJ Manuel - ESPN
"EJ Manuel's 22 pass attempts against Baltimore were the fewest of the season for the Bills and the fewest of any team in Week 4, as the Bills emphasized their running game (55 carries). However, Manuel's 45.5 completion percentage was the worst of any quarterback in Week 4."