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Buffalo Bills news, 9/22: Bills vs. Jets this afternoon from MetLife Stadium

The Buffalo Bills are in East Rutherford to take on the Jets. Get up to speed with today's collected links.

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Bronx native Marrone takes winding path to Bills sideline | New York Post

"INSTEAD of recounting details of the Bills’ last-second 24-23 comeback win over the Panthers last Sunday, Marrone waxed poetic about one of his most influential high school teachers, Phyllis Preston, who recruited him to star in school plays." There's also a great story about Marrone wanting to be a state trooper in here. Read it - even if it's the NY Post.

Inside The Bills | Wood: Our ‘D’ readied us for Jets ‘D’
"Yeah absolutely," Wood said. "We feel it’s an advantage that we’ve seen this all summer. There are some differences, but some of the looks are the same and some of them are tough to prepare for so having seen these all summer has made some of the assignment installation easier."

Bills Focus: Jets-Bills Game Preview - VIDEO -
"Chris Brown and John Murphy analyze the upcoming game between the Bills and the Jets."

Flag football - The Buffalo News
Jim Ritcher talks about how Marv Levy changed the penalty culture in Buffalo and Tim Graham goes back to look at Doug Marrone's teams in Syracuse to see if it's a pattern (it is).

Manuel faces first road test - The Buffalo News
"A first road test can be an intimidating thing. Just ask my daughters. Today’s drama is heightened by the fact that Manuel will be going up against the only other rookie starting quarterback in the league, the Jets’ Geno Smith."

Scouting Report: Manuel is likely to get a look at a lot of Jets in today’s game - The Buffalo News
Jay Skurski breaks down what you might see today. He picks the Bills in a narrow contest.

WGR 550 SportsRadio - 5 Things To Watch In Bills - Jets
Joe Buscaglia picks the Bills based on Geno Smith's propensity to turn the ball over and take sacks and EJ Manuel's ability to generally avoid those things.

Bills at Jets: Three ... and Out | Democrat and Chronicle
"Sal Maiorana breaks down the keys for the Bills in today's game against the Jets."

W2W4: Buffalo Bills at New York Jets - ESPN
Mario, Spiller, and rookie - oh my!

Bold Predictions - Buffalo Bills vs. New York Jets - Gang Green Nation
"Tomorrow the New York Jets face the Buffalo Bills. Let's make a few bold predictions about the game." Fun reading. Remember, they aren't likely to happen which makes them "bold".

Plenty of storylines for Bills-Jets - Olean Times Herald
"MEANWHILE, the Bills are on the road, where they’ve lost 13 of their last 14, and trying to end that streak with a rookie quarterback."

Pettine with chance to step out of Ryan's shadow - Olean Times Herald
"It’s going to come down to the Bills versus the Jets, not me versus Rex. It makes for a good story, but (it’s) the players and I wanted to make sure they didn’t get caught up in this or lose sight of that."

Bills' Pettine wasn't nudged to leave Jets - Olean Times Herald
"He was never going to get his due credit until he went out. (That) happened even with Marvin Lewis even. When Marvin went to Washington (as defensive coordinator from the same position with the Ravens) it was because of Ray Lewis’ defense (in Baltimore)."

Could be a long Sunday for Bills' EJ Manuel against N.Y. Jets | Toronto Sun
Rob Longley forgets that EJ Manuel has been facing Rex Ryan's defense since training camp. He expects the Jets D to feast on the rookie.

Three to Focus On: Bills vs. Jets - Pro Football Focus
"Which rookie plays better will be a major determinant in the outcome of Sunday’s game, but let’s take a look at three other storylines to watch in this divisional showdown."