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Bills Links, 12/14: Shaq Lawson, Jordan Phillips and more on Buffalo’s defense

The Bills defense continues to shine in 2019

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The buildup to Sunday night’s match-up between the Buffalo Bills and Pittsburgh Steelers includes plenty of headlines, in a critical game for both playoff hopefuls. Today’s links are packed with information previewing the game, with updates on Shaq Lawson, Jordan Phillips, Ed Oliver and much more.

6 reasons Buffalo Bills will beat Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday Night Football -
Here are six reasons why the Bills will defeat the Steelers in Week 15.

Bills-Steelers preview: How Buffalo’s offense can rewrite the script and clinch a playoff spot – The Athletic
The Bills face a similarly high-pressure defense in the Steelers on Sunday, with a playoff berth on the line. (Subscription required.)

Bills' 'dogs' Shaq Lawson and Jordan Phillips setting tone for defense - Buffalo Bills Blog- ESPN
The veteran defensive linemen, both in a contract year, have provided infectious energy and a combined 13 sacks to Buffalo's playoff push.

Buffalo Bills LB Tremaine Edmunds flashed this trait vs. Ravens, which could elevate game -
Edmunds has team-high 97 tackles and plays against brothers Terrell and Trey of the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday Night Football.

Sean McDermott, Mike Tomlin built careers on lessons from college coach - Buffalo Bills Blog- ESPN
Discipline and "doing things right" are principles the Bills and Steelers coaches took to the NFL after playing for Jimmye Laycock at William & Mary.

Jimmye Laycock: Coach of Sean McDermott and Mike Tomlin, QB for Marv Levy – The Buffalo News
"Something too improbable to even consider when Sean McDermott and Mike Tomlin played football for him at William & Mary is about to happen Sunday night at Pittsburgh" (Subscription required.)

Bills need to force Steelers’ rookie QB to try to win game with arm – The Buffalo News
It is imperative the Bills do everything they can to force the Steelers to put the game in the shaky hands of their undrafted rookie quarterback, Devlin Hodges. (Subscription required.)

How Matt Milano is quietly becoming one of the best matchup linebackers in the NFL – The Athletic
Milano prefers to divert attention from himself, but his coaches and teammates recognize how important he is to the Bills. (Subscription required.)

Buffalo Bills DT Ed Oliver named to’s All-Rookie Team -
The Bills' first-round pick has improved weekly in 2019.

RB Alex Collins works out for Buffalo Bills -
Alex Collins was reinstated from suspension back in November by the league.

What Buffalo Bills rookie Dawson Knox did to make Cole Beasley think he’ll be ‘great one’ -
Knox is on pace over 400 yards receiving after getting drafted in the third round by Bills out of Ole Miss.

Josh Allen delivers again – picking up dinner tab for Sabres and Ryan O’Reilly – The Buffalo News
"That #OneBuffalo feeling continues between the Bills and Sabres."

Rating for Bills-Ravens will be tough to beat Sunday; Bills tailgate story planned for NBC pregame – The Buffalo News
"The rating for the Buffalo Bills’ first appearance on NBC’s Sunday Night Football against Pittsburgh should be sky high"

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Analysis: how the Buffalo Bills should attack the Pittsburgh Steelers - Buffalo Rumblings
Josh better have that blitzing figured out.

Buffalo Bills opponent preview: Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Devlin “Duck” Hodges - Buffalo Rumblings
A preview of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ third-string quarterback Duck Hodges.

BBR: How good are the Buffalo Bills? - Buffalo Rumblings
The Bills face a big test on Sunday night.

Nick & Nolan: Can Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen handle the blitz & Pittsburgh Steelers Preview - Buffalo Rumblings
Should we start calling more screens? Can Duke Williams help?

Five Buffalo Bills to watch against the Pittsburgh Steelers - Buffalo Rumblings
A huge prime-time game awaits the Bills this week.

Five Pittsburgh Steelers to watch against the Buffalo Bills - Buffalo Rumblings
Duck, Duck...James!