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Buffalo Bills news, 12/17: Bills beat Jaguars commentaries

What were the big news stories to come out of the Buffalo Bills win over the Jacksonville Jaguars? Head inside to see.

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Doug Marrone: "We've been fighting through a lot of things" -

"The Bills head coach talks about the offense putting together long drives in games, EJ Manuel sustaining a sprain in his left knee, and what he'd like to see from the team over the next two games."

Doug Marrone might tell Stevie Johnson to sit out Dolphins game - Bills Blitz - Buffalo News

Tim Graham specifically asked Marrone if he would sit Johnson. "I do believe in that, yes," Marrone said. The coach added he wouldn't hesitate to make a call that was in the "best interest of the team or the best interest of you, individually."


AP: 5 things to know after Bills win at Jaguars -
"Aside from EJ Manuel's big game and Jacksonville's key mistakes, here are five things to know about the Bills and Jaguars."

Bills Focus: Turnovers are the Key - VIDEO -
"Buffalo's defense forced four more turnovers in the win over Jacksonville on Sunday and have tied a franchise record for sacks in a season with 49."

Inside The Bills | EJ sprains knee, should be fine
It's the other knee than his earlier knee sprain.

Inside The Bills | Jackson: Team intensity has to stay high
"We just cannot take weeks off," said Jackson. "It [stinks] to say that, but there are weeks where we go in and we’re not playing as hard as we need to. That’s on us as an offensive unit and we have to get that corrected. When we get that corrected we’re able to put up the numbers that we put up Sunday. Hopefully we get our wits about us and play as well as we did yesterday."

Inside The Bills | Aaron, Dareus updates
Aaron Williams and and Marcell Dareus will be evaluated on Wednesday. Not great, but not bad.

Inside The Bills | Manuel spoke to offense after Tampa loss
Fred Jackson: "He took accountability for it and did everything he could throughout the week of practice to make sure he put everyone on the same page when it came time to play on Sunday. That’s the maturation of a young quarterback and hopefully he’ll continue to grow and we can continue to fall in line and get behind him and help him as best we can."

Manuel to Woods combination reconnects - Sports - The Buffalo News
"He’s one of those guys who controls his body so well and he’s big enough that he runs fast," Bills offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett said of Woods. "He’s just an all-around guy. It was fun to be able to target him and watch him have success. He was awesome."

Upon Further Review: Buffalo Bills Week 15 - ESPN
"If anything had been consistent this season about the Bills, it had been their inability to score touchdowns in the red zone. They ranked 30th in the NFL entering Sunday's game, yet they went 3-for-3 in the contest."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Bulldog - EJ's Day
"The final three games of the season really come down to one thing and one thing only. How does EJ Manuel calm the masses?"

Manuel looked like the QB Bills expected - Olean Times Herald
"So what do we make of the Bills now? And quarterback EJ Manuel for that matter? If nothing else, Sunday’s 27-20 victory over the Jaguars in Jacksonville merely complicated the confusion."

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Inside The Bills | Team rallying behind Stevie
"With coach Marrone he’s a guy who has been where we are. He knows the grind that we go through. He knows what we put ourselves through week in and week out. He’s more of a personable coach," Jackson said. "He’s a coach you can approach and talk to about anything and that’s just an example of it.

Bills game will be only second NFL blackout this year - City & Region - The Buffalo News
"The reason for this week’s blackout here seems obvious. The team, according to Brandon, has some 16,000 tickets remaining for the Dolphins game, a tough sell in late December with the Bills already out of the playoff hunt."