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Buffalo Bills news, 9/15: Bills-Panthers today at 1PM

The Buffalo Bills will face off against the Carolina Panthers this afternoon. Get ready for the game 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 2 -
Chris Brown profiles the top matchups, advantages, and scouts the Panthers in his gameday preview.

Bills Focus: Panthers-Bills Game Preview - VIDEO -
"Chris Brown and John Murphy break down the challenges that the Panthers present for the Bills going into this week two match-up. "

Inside The Bills | Close wins elusive for Bills and Panthers
"Since 2011, the two clubs haven’t had a lot of success in games determined by a touchdown or less. The Bills are 5-10 over that span including their Week 1 loss to New England. Carolina has been even worse. The Panthers are just 3-12 in games decided by a touchdown or less since 2011."

Inside The Bills | Marrone’s vision for the offense
"Our vision is to A, score more points than the opposition. Create a situation that’s fast so it may limit the calls and change what they’ve done from week to week. Wear someone down to create bigger plays for us. And mostly defending the field, and defensively they’re always getting extra guys in there. But we feel with the pace and with what we’re doing on the perimeter we force opponents to defend the whole field."

Inside The Bills | Spy Cam?
"Athletically anyone you put in there to spy on him you’re going to be in trouble," said Marrone. "I think he can beat that matchup. Not to say that we won’t look at that and give away some plans. He’s a very, very good quarterback I don’t ever want to lose sight of that. But he’s also an outstanding athlete."

Forward progress in NFL - Sports - The Buffalo News
"Manuel last Sunday was one of nine black quarterbacks to start on opening day, an NFL record. The league needed 55 years before its ninth black quarterback attempted a pass." For the first time in Bills history, two black quarterbacks will start the game.

Five-star scouting report: Panthers will test Bills’ mettle - Sports - The Buffalo News
"Outlook: The Panthers’ front seven is one of the best the Bills will face this season. The Carolina running game, meanwhile, is imposing given Newton’s sublime skills. Those will be too much for the Bills to overcome in another close game at The Ralph."

Inside the NFL: Bills hope youthful roster serves them quickly - Sports - The Buffalo News
"The St. Louis Rams have the youngest roster in the NFL, and the Buffalo Bills rank fifth-youngest, according to the league’s annual opening-day demographics report. The average age of the Bills’ 53-man roster is 25.45 years. That’s a big drop from last year, when the Bills had the sixth-oldest roster, at an average of 26.72 years. The Bills have 14 rookie or first-year players. Last year they had only six on opening day."

Bills' defense must raise its standards - Sports - The Buffalo News
"So I wouldn't get too carried away just yet. The D can't possibly be as bad as it was in the Buddy Nix-Chan Gailey era. But don't fall into the trap of low expectations. Buffalo fans used to be better than that. Don't hold them to a low standard and call it progress."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - 5 Things To Watch In Bills - Panthers
Joe Buscaglia would like to see the Bills open up the offense. He doesn't think the Bills can stop the Panthers offense enough, though, and picks Carolina.

MAnuel not concerned with Bills history | Democrat and Chronicle
"This is my first year here, so I’m not used to losing," the Bills rookie quarterback said last week.

Sal Maiorana: Three and Out | Democrat and Chronicle
"Sal Maiorana breaks down Sunday afternoon's game between the Carolina Panthers and Buffalo Bills."

Panthers QB Newton's intention to test Bills young secondary no surprise in Buffalo - AP - Yahoo! Sports Canada
"It's the NFL. That's what they're supposed to do, right? Cam gets paid a lot of money to throw for a lot of yards," Leonhard said. "To me, it's not bulletin-board material. You can say what you want, young secondary. They're going to make us earn it. And we have to take that challenge."

Leo Roth: From great to greatest, ranking the Bills Wall of Famers | Democrat and Chronicle |
I'm going to deconstruct this list later this week, but Leo Roth ranks the Wall of Famers. Check it out.

Panthers vs. Bills: Sunday morning hype up - Cat Scratch Reader
"To the people of Buffalo: You're welcome. Southern hospitality is a wonderful thing and we're happy to share good quarterback play with you. I'm sure you know Cam Newton."

Mixed Media: ESPN’s Connors is talking proud about Bills - Sports - The Buffalo News
A really nice profile of Kevin Connors of ESPON, who grew up near Utica and is now a Sportscenter anchor.

Documents offer peek into secret negotiations over Bills lease - City & Region - The Buffalo News
Emails have been released regarding the Buffalo Bills lease and it's fascinating, boring stuff.