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Buffalo Bills news, 11/16: Jets-Bills game previews

The Buffalo Bills host the New York Jets tomorrow and the war of words is in full throat.

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Scouting Report - Week 11 -

Chris Brown features some matchups and advantages the Bills can use and some other scouting tips for this weekend's game against the New York Jets.

Bills Focus: Doug Marrone Jets Preview - VIDEO -

"The Bills head coach talks with Chris Brown about weather affecting the game, EJ Manuel facing the Jets for the second time, and what to expect from New York coming off of their bye week."


Easley, Hogan ready to step into expanded roles -
"With Stevie Johnson and Robert Woods already declared out of Sunday's actions, Marcus Easley and Chris Hogan will see their roles increased."

Stevie out for Sunday -
"Stevie Johnson went three straight seasons without missing a game for the Bills. Declared out for this Sunday’s game against the Jets, Johnson will now miss his second game in five weeks."

Bills guarantee sellout of Jets game -
The comments under this post are a study in cynical online commenting.

Inside The Bills | Spiller lined up at WR unlikely
"Put him at wide receiver," asked Marrone upon hearing the question. "Well I think in the backfield it’s much easier to hand him the football than it is to throw him the football, especially vertically down the field."

Stevie Johnson, Robert Woods had 23 targets in first Jets game - Bills Blitz
"The last time the Buffalo Bills played the New York Jets, quarterback EJ Manuel targeted Stevie Johnson and Robert Woods 23 times. Johnson and Woods have been ruled out for Sunday's rematch in Ralph Wilson Stadium."

Bills notebook: Stadium’s swirling air is apparent to Moorman - Sports - The Buffalo News
"You know me, I’m always checking about 60 times a day," Moorman said Friday about the game-day forecast. "We go out there every week, at least one day a week in the stadium. We went out Thursday. It was pretty windy, so it was great."

W2W4: New York Jets at Buffalo Bills - New York Jets Blog - ESPN
"It would be so typical of the New York Jets to lose this game, wouldn't it?" asks Rich Cimini.

W2W4: New York Jets at Buffalo Bills, Week 11 - ESPN
Mike Rodak previews the game with four big questions; two on offense and two on defense.

Bold Predictions - New York Jets at Buffalo Bills - Gang Green Nation
Silly predictions.

NY Jets aim for repeat against Bills rookie QB EJ Manuel - NY Daily News
"EJ Manuel is back under center for the Bills. In the teams’ first meeting eight weeks ago at MetLife Stadium, Gang Green’s defensive front sent a message to the NFL as the Jets sacked the rookie eight times, with seven players notching at least one drop."

Jets aim to stymie Bills’ mighty pass rush again | New York Post
Willie Colon: "I’ve got a lot of respect for those guys. They play tenacious. Kyle Williams is probably one of the most underrated tackles in the game. If you watch him on tape, he’s a hell-raiser. For us we just have to be able to communicate."

David Nelson has ‘unfinished business’ in Buffalo | New York Post
"Nelson, a native Texan who lives in Dallas, this week has been wearing the uniform jersey of Blackhawks defenseman Johnny Oduya — which he bought at the game that day the Bills divorced him."

Jets RT Austin Howard has been super vs. Bills' Mario Williams - NY Daily News
"He’s done a phenomenal job against arguably one of the best players in the league at his position in Williams," Rex Ryan said of Howard. "He did it last year, too. Everybody thought (Williams) was getting doubled. No, he was getting doubled by (Howard’s) left arm and right arm. He’s just a big, athletic guy and he matches well against almost anybody. He’s another young player that’s ascending."

Jets Facing a Healthier Bills Secondary This Time -
"But as head coach Rex Ryan said this week, "We have to know our opponent," and on that day, S Jairus Byrd and CB Stephon Gilmore were both out, while CB Leodis McKelvin left the game with an injury after playing just seven snaps on our opening drive."

Jets-Bills: ‘It’s Going To Be A Brawl’ - VIDEO -
"Jets embrace new safety with a battle in Buffalo on the horizon "

Ed Reed definitely playing against Bills, Santonio Holmes probable | ProFootballTalk
"Ryan said Thursday that Reed won’t be a starter and talked a lot about making teams think twice about throwing the ball deep, which suggests a passing down role for Reed with the Jets the rest of the way. "

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Inside The Bills | Fan Friday 11-15
Chris Brown answers how many plays both C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson have been on the field together. He also talks where to run the football, taking a quarterback in the 2014 draft, Marcus Easley's opportunity, and a young tight end prospect.

Bills’ D-line coach Weaver draws from playing career - Sports - The Buffalo News
"I think the good thing about him is there’s nothing that he hasn’t seen, because he played the game for awhile," said Bills defensive tackle Kyle Williams. "He understands there’s things that happen in a game that you just have to work through. Sometimes if you get a guy who never played or hasn’t been around it a long time, maybe there’s not that understanding."

Toronto click

Ball unhappy with all Bills flags around Rogers Centre leading up to East final - Yahoo Sports Canada
"They're the defending Grey Cup champions getting ready to face their arch rivals at Rogers Centre on Sunday with a trip to this year's CFL championship game on the line. But the Toronto Argonauts aren't getting top billing at their home stadium."