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Bills vs. Lions, 2014 NFL Week 5: first half live chat

Kyle Orton becomes the fourteenth starting quarterback for the Buffalo Bills since Jim Kelly retired in today's game against the Detroit Lions. We're talking about Week 5 right here.

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One era ends for the Buffalo Bills today in Detroit, and another one begins.

Today is the swan son for the Wilson family as controlling owners of the Bills, as the franchise is expected to be officially handed over to Kim and Terry Pegula in the middle of this coming week. The late Ralph Wilson founded the Bills in 1959, and he and his family have been the only owners of the team in franchise history. It's a fitting venue to end that era in for the Wilsons, who have lived in Michigan for several decades.

On the field, the Kyle Orton era begins for the Bills. Orton, named the starting quarterback this past Sunday, is the fourteenth starting quarterback for Buffalo since Jim Kelly retired, and the fourth in the 21-game (and counting) run with Doug Marrone as head coach.

The 2-2 Bills are taking on the 3-1 Detroit Lions today, looking to end a two-game skid and re-establish themselves as serious contenders in the AFC playoff picture - if not for the AFC East crown. We're talking about the first half of that game in the comments section below. Join us, won't you?