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Bills Links, 10/29: Oakland Raiders pose a tough test in Buffalo

The Bills look to improve to 5-2 against the Raiders.

Buffalo Bills v Oakland Raiders Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images

The Buffalo Bills welcome the Oakland Raiders to New Era Field in an important AFC match-up for both teams. The Bills are undefeated at home, and a victory over another team that should be contending for a wild card birth is critical. The Raiders have been up-and-down this season, but are coming off a big victory over the Kansas City Chiefs.

In addition to the game previews, today’s Bills Links includes coverage of Deonte Thompson, the Marcell Dareus trade, and the Bills bringing back Joe Banyard. Enjoy the game, and go Bills!

Joe B: 5 things to watch for in Buffalo Bills - Oakland Raiders (10/28/17) -
The Buffalo Bills will look for their fifth victory in seven tries, but face a daunting task in the Oakland Raiders up next. Even with injuries, can the Bills pull off their second straight win?

3 keys for Bills offense vs. Raiders defense in Week 8 | Bills Wire
Here are the keys to success that the Buffalo Bills will need to follow to defeat the Oakland Raiders in Week 8.

3 causes of concern for Bills vs. Raiders | Bills Wire
The Buffalo Bills may have their hands full with the offensive talent of the Oakland Raiders in Week 8 at New Era Field.

Bills/Raiders preview: notes and stats | WGR 550 SportsRadio
Sal Capaccio provides his notes for the Bills and Raiders.

Watch: Raiders vs Bills Preview -
Hear players and coaches from both teams discuss this Sunday's Week 8 Matchup in Orchard Park.

What they're saying: Bills-Raiders game predictions -
Buffalo is looking to win their fourth straight home game. Will they get it this week against Oakland? Find out what the national media thinks in this week's game predictions article.

Overshadowed by Dareus trade, Deonte Thompson's addition could prove crucial - Locked On Bills
"Buffalo Bills general manager Brandon Beane and the rest of the organization don’t care who the player is or where he comes from."

Deonte Thompson's Speed Was too Much | Cover 1
Cover 1 take a closer look at Deonte Thompson.

Bills Today: Cookie Gilchrist joining the Bills Wall of Fame -
Here's the Bills news of note for October 29th.

Bills-Raiders in NFL Week 8: TV channel, time, live stream information (10/29/17) |
The game kicks off at 1 p.m. on Sunday.

Updated NFL Week 8 odds, over/under: Bills a 2.5-point favorite over Raiders |
Point spreads for Sunday's and Monday's games in the NFL this week.

National media reacts to Buffalo Bills trading Marcell Dareus to Jaguars |
A look at what the national media is saying after the Jaguars acquired DT Marcell Dareus.

Bills re-sign RB Banyard -
The Bills brought back RB Joe Banyard just a week after he was released.

Bills re-sign running back Joe Banyard to fill spot on 53-man roster - The Buffalo News The Bills re-signed running back Joe Banyard to the 53-man roster Saturday to fill the roster spot vacated by Marcell Dareus, who was traded Friday.

Buffalo Bills re-sign RB Joe Banyard to fill Marcell Dareus' roster spot |
Banyard was cut last week but is back with the Bills.

[BN] Blitz newsletter: Why didn’t the Bills pick Khalil Mack? - The Buffalo News
"The Oakland Raiders drafted Khalil Mack out of the University at Buffalo with the fifth pick in 2014 after four teams — including the Buffalo Bills — passed on him."