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Buffalo Bills news, 11/22: Kiko Alonso's bid for Rookie of the Year

Will Kiko Alonso finish off the season with a Rookie of the Year award? One local writer profiled the first-year linebacker and discussed his candidacy.

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Buffalo Bills linebacker Kiko Alonso makes impact as rookie starter - ESPN

Mike Rodak's extensive profile of the Rookie of the Year candidate talks to Chip Kelly, Manny Lawson, and Mike Pettine. It's the perfect piece for the bye week.

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Upon Further Review: Bills Vs Jets

EJ Manuel had the best game of his young career, says Joe Buscaglia in his game tape breakdown while the running game was stifled. Part of that lack of running attack was an awful day from the O-line. Defensively, Marcell Dareus and Kyle Williams had themselves a great day while the linebackers and DBs played excellent, as well.

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Bills on pace for franchise sack mark -
"Back when Bruce Smith and Bryce Paup were bringing terror down on opposing quarterbacks, eventually earning Paup the NFL Defensive Player of the Year award. The ’95 team tallied a franchise best 49 sacks."

Bills look to get running game back in gear - Sports - The Buffalo News
Fred Jackson, Kraig Urbik, C.J. Spiller, and Doug Marrone all talk about what to expect from the running game the rest of the season.

Link: Charges filed against railing-slilding fan who fell at Ralph - Bills Blitz
"Here is the story in today's Buffalo News on the 28-year-old fan who fell out of the upper deck at Ralph Wilson Stadium ... and who lost his job as an art director at a major public-relations firm ... and who now faces criminal charges."

Marrone sees 'the rookie wall' as a thing of the past - Bills Blitz
Doug Marrone cites the new CBA as the reason rookies won't hit the wall and also talks about his time with the Saints, when rookies were contributors into the playoffs that to good nutrition and taking care of their bodies.

Bills' bye-week questions: Kiko Alonso - ESPN
"Will linebacker Kiko Alonso win Defensive Rookie of the Year?"

Houston Texans Roster Moves: Texans Claim CB Justin Rogers - Battle Red Blog
This post is dripping with the right amount of sarcasm.

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Inside The Bills | Andre defends his work ethic
"Bills Wall of Famer and once again semifinalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Andre Reed, had to take to Twitter to defend himself when national NFL reporter Michael Silver accused Reed of quitting in the 1995 AFC playoff game against Pittsburgh."