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Buffalo Bills news, 9/21: Jets-Bills previews

The Buffalo Bills travel to New Jersey to play the Jets tomorrow. We've got all the pregame chatter you can handle.

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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.

Bills Focus: Doug Marrone Jets Preview - VIDEO -
"The Bills head coach talks about putting his playmakers in position to make plays, not getting opportunities on kickoffs, and if facing a similar defense in practice will benefit EJ Manuel on Sunday."

EJ, Geno helped by familiar defensive looks -
"With the defensive schemes of Bills defensive coordinator Mike Pettine and Jets head coach Rex Ryan similar in many ways it’s expected to provide both Manuel and Smith with a host of familiar looks that the two quarterbacks have practiced against since May."

Scouting Report - Week 3 -
"A preview of the Bills-Jets game at MetLife Stadium"

Inside The Bills | Byrd questionable for Sunday
"What I don’t want to do is give any misreadings as to his status," Marrone said. "It’s a condition and it’s a condition he’s worked extremely hard at to get better. And it is getting better. I think it’s always going to be tough for me because it’s going to come to a point one of these days where he says I’m ready to go."

Inside The Bills | Fan Friday 9-20
Chris Brown talks Jamaal Westerman, calling the offense, signing a veteran free agent, and T.J. Graham being open but not targeted.

Manuel will be tested when Jets ‘D’ mans up - Sports - The Buffalo News
"Any time you play a team that’s man coverage all the time, and they press-man, they force you to be very accurate, and they force the wide receivers to win all the time," Bills offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett said on Friday.

Bills notebook: Hackett feels need for even more speed - Sports - The Buffalo News
Hackett: "It doesn’t matter what the situation, I want to go fast," he said. "We’ve had some times where we could have been much faster, so we’re not even close to where we want to be. My goal is to get it under 20. That’d be awesome."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Bills' Byrd Listed As Questionable, Will Travel
"Marrone said Byrd will make the trip to New Jersey and be with the team, just in case Byrd is ready to play. The coach said there has been some progress in the safety's condition."

Justin Rogers goes about his business for Buffalo Bills | Democrat and Chronicle
Doug Marrone: "I have to give them credit, Justin Rogers has gone in there and he’s done a really nice job and we’re playing with a free agent nickel in Nickell Robey from USC. I think he’s done a very good job."

Stakes high as Buffalo Bills ride with rookie QB EJ Manuel - ESPN
"I think that sometimes when we talk about rookies, we'll say, 'He's going to make some mistakes. Everyone has to be calm and we're going to have some growing pains, and blah, blah, blah,'" Marrone told the radio station. "Not me. I'm responsible for putting the best darn quarterback we can out there."

Double Coverage: Bills at Jets - New York Jets Blog - ESPN
Mike Rodak and Rich Cimini break down the Bills-Jets tilt from both sides. They both pick the Jets in a close game.