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Buffalo Bills news, 12/7: Bills vs. Buccaneers previews

The Bills head to Tampa to take on the Bucs tomorrow. Get caught up here.

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Bills see Manuel on target as a rookie - Sports - The Buffalo News

"EJ Manuel is doing a good job of protecting the football. Like any rookie quarterback, he’s also leaving plays out on the field by missing some open receivers. The Buffalo Bills want him to keep doing the former, and they expect he gradually will do less of the latter." Mark Gaughan is fair-minded in this approach.

Lee Smith's work often unnoticed, which means he's doing it well - Bills Blitz

" rates Smith the NFL's best pass-blocking tight end."


RB Wingo ready to contribute -
"Veterans on Buffalo’s offense warn a nightmare could take the field when the team heads to Tampa Bay, but he won’t be haunting Buffalo."

Pettine's defense unkind to rookie QBs -
"Bills defensive coordinator Mike Pettine owns a lifetime record of 6-3 against rookie QBs."

Scouting Report - Week 14 -
Matchups to watch, advantages for the Bills, and more in this scouting report from Chris Brown.

Bills Focus: Doug Marrone Buccaneers Preview - VIDEO -
"The Bills head coach talks with Chris Brown about where he invests his time to develop consistency in the team, the next step for EJ Manuel, and how you game plan for Gerald McCoy."

Preview: Buffalo Bills vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - VIDEO -
"NFL Films previews the Week 14 matchup between the Buffalo Bills and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers."

Inside The Bills | Fan Friday 12-6
Christ Brown is asked about deep pass plays, Jim Leonhard's role, Nickell Robey's future, Nate Hackett's performance, Alex Carrington's injury, and EJ Manuel's affinity for not putting his mouthpiece in on run plays.

Double Coverage: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Buffalo Bills - ESPN
Both Mike Rodak and Pat Yainkas pick the Buccaneers in this game preview.

W2W4: Buffalo Bills at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Week 14 - ESPN
EJ Manuel, stopping the run, and more points to watch this weekend.

Fennelly: Bucs losing to Bills would be big blow - Tampa Tribune
"Now it’s like this: if you can’t beat the Bills, how does Schiano keep his job? Lose Sunday and it’s all downhill, right on down to 3-13."

Bucs' Glennon, Bills' Manuel have bond | Tampa Bay Times
"The two rookie quarterbacks have been buddies since high school, both growing up in Virginia."

Buffalo Bills Nickell Robey Geared Up for His Homecoming |
"At least 40 friends and family members of Robey are expected to be in the stands when the rookie cornerback returns to Florida."

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Inside The Bills | Falcons LB fined for hit on Manuel
"Weatherspoon was fined $15,750 for the hit because he led with his helmet, which he drove into Manuel’s chest on the play."