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Bills Links, 1/1: Previewing the Bills Wild Card match-up with the Texans

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The Texans are three-point favorites on Saturday

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The Buffalo Bills are back in the playoffs for the second time under head coach Sean McDermott, and today’s links have plenty of game previews. Find all of the latest information below on Saturday’s match-up as the Bills hit the road to take on the Houston Texans.


Tre'Davious White, Jordan Poyer and other praise the team's growth since their last playoff appearance - BuffaloBills.com
Tre’Davious White, Jordan Poyer, Pat DiMarco share their thoughts

Next test for Bills' Tre'Davious White? Texans All-Pro WR DeAndre Hopkins - Buffalo Bills- ESPN
Buffalo's top cornerback, who has been shutting down opposing wideouts all season, will be challenged on the postseason stage in Houston.

Bills vs. Texans playoffs preview: Can Josh Allen deliver vs. Houston? - USA Today
Bills QB Josh Allen will be making his first career playoff start against a Texans team that returns standout defensive end J.J. Watt.

Bills-Texans NFL Playoffs: J.J. Watt to be activated, play vs. Buffalo (report) - newyorkupstate.com
The Texans will reportedly have their star player against the Bills on Saturday.

Buffalo Bills rebuilt offensive line flourishing under Bobby Johnson’s player-friendly style - newyorkupstate.com
Former player Matt Slauson: "He has this command of the room that’s very intelligent, understanding, flexible."

In his first playoff game, Bills’ Josh Allen must keep cool while rising to the occasion – The Buffalo News
"This time, there can be no jitters or tightness or anything that trends more toward ordinary than extraordinary."

Breaking down what key injuries for Bills & Texans mean to Wild Card Playoff match up - newyorkupstate.com
J.J. Watt is reportedly set to play. Left tackle Ty Nsekhe and kick returner Andre Roberts practiced on Tuesday for Bills.

Bills All-22 Review: Why the film shows Duke Williams should be active in the playoffs, and 2 young defenders show potential – The Athletic
Here are some of the biggest takeaways from the coaches' film, followed by the grades for the week. (Subscription required.)

Key stats behind the matchups in Bills vs. Texans – The Buffalo News
"Here are some of the key individual match-ups that likely will go a long way toward deciding the outcome." (Subscription required.)

Vikings sign Eddie Yarbrough off Bills’ practice squad – The Buffalo News
"The Minnesota Vikings have signed defensive end Eddie Yarbrough off the Bills practice squad, ESPN reports."

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Houston Texans’ J.J. Watt to be activated from injured reserve to play Buffalo Bills - Buffalo Rumblings
It’s gonna happen.

Q&A: Buffalo Bills WR Duke Williams, Houston Texans playoff talk, backups played well against New York Jets - Buffalo Rumblings
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Eddie Yarbrough signed off Buffalo Bills practice squad by Minnesota Vikings - Buffalo Rumblings
The Bills are down a pass rusher.

Buffalo Bills remain steady in NFL power rankings - Buffalo Rumblings
The team is regarded as a fringe top-ten squad yet again heading into the playoffs.

Snap-count notes: New York Jets at Buffalo Bills - Buffalo Rumblings
Don’t expect much in the way of normal this week as the Bills rested key starters and barely played others.