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Bills Links, 12/26: How much will the starters play on Sunday?

The Bills will play their starters on Sunday—but for how long?

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With a playoff spot already secured, the biggest question for head coach Sean McDermott and the Buffalo Bills has been centered on playing time for the starters against the New York Jets. While it appears as if all of the starters will play on Sunday, there is little certainty around how much time they will get at New Era Field. Today’s links focuses on this discussion, and includes much more on Josh Allen, power rankings, and mock drafts (remember those?).


For Bills, playing Josh Allen vs. Jets is a risk with no reward – The Buffalo News
"The decision seemed fairly obvious. Sit Josh Allen and let Matt Barkley play the entire way when the Buffalo Bills face the New York Jets Sunday."

Bills won't rest starters against Jets in season finale - New York Post
The Bills are not going to treat Sunday’s match-up with the Jets like a real game … at least for a little while.

Jamal Adams: New York Jets plan on ‘hunting’ Buffalo Bills in Week 17 - newyorkupstate.com The Jets safety is looking for revenge after the team collapsed in Week 1.

Bills’ Sean McDermott: Josh Allen, ‘majority’ of players will play vs. Jets - newyorkupstate.com
Bills have the No. 5 seed locked up in the AFC before Sunday's season finale.

‘If/when Buffalo Bills learn to win big games, this team will win everything’ (Week 17 Power Rankings) - newyorkupstate.com
The Bills moved to 10-5 after dropping a close match-up to the New England Patriots.

Howard Picks the Bills: Week 17 | WGR 550 SportsRadio
“Just one more week left in the regular season before the playoffs begin for the Bills”

Bills All-22 Review: The very loud conundrum that is the Josh Allen evaluation – The Athletic While the loss was close, the Bills saw some of their lowest grades across the board in a single game. (Subscription required.)

Week 17 NFL Power Rankings - 1-32 poll, plus each team's MVP - ESPN
Julio Jones, Patrick Mahomes and Jamal Adams are the picks for their teams. Who are the MVPs for the other 29 squads?

Bills are in far better shape entering 2020 than going into 2010 – The Buffalo News
What was looking like a second disastrous decade in a row for the Bills after the 2016 season has turned around. (Subscription required.)

EP 181: Wings With Marcel Louis-Jacques | MoranAlytics.com
Check the latest podcast from Pat Moran, as he chats Bills and more with Marcel Louis-Jacques.

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Buffalo Bills announce that most starters will play Week 17 against the New York Jets - Buffalo Rumblings
In a game that won’t count in the Bills’ playoff run, they are trying to play both sides.

Opinion: Buffalo Bills should absolutely rest key starters this weekend - Buffalo Rumblings
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Houston Texans the odds-on favorite to host Buffalo Bills in Wild Card - Buffalo Rumblings
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Bills Links, 12/25: What do the latest mock drafts have in store for Buffalo? - Buffalo Rumblings
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