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Buffalo Bills Links, 11/28: Cody Ford out for the season

What does the loss of Ford mean for the rest of the offensive line?

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In today’s edition of the Buffalo Bills daily links, we dissect the news that guard Cody Ford is out for the season, and what that means for Buffalo’s offensive line moving forward.

We assess the five players that give the Bills their best options along the offensive line as Buffalo seems poised to start its sixth different combination up front Sunday vs. the Los Angeles Chargers.

We also get the latest injury news on wide receiver John Brown, preview the Week 12 clash with the Chargers and their rookie quarterback, Justin Herbert, identify four key matchups for the game, including how well tackle Daryl Williams holds up against edge rusher Joey Bossa, how Buffalo’s defense will play wide receiver Keenan Allen, and whether wide receiver Stefon Diggs can continue his hot start to the 2020 season.

We offer up five Bills and five Chargers to watch, explain the origins of “Bills Mafia,” break down the AFC playoff race, hear why former Bill Shawne Merriman felt “privileged” to play for the Bills, and much more!

Bills’ offensive line options against the Chargers – The Athletic
Jon Feliciano played well at center the last two weeks, but the Bills need their best five players on the field and Morse is among them. (Subscription required).

Bills guard Cody Ford hurt in practice, out for season - Democrat & Chronicle
Head coach Sean McDermott said Friday that guard Cody Ford got hurt in practice and will be out for the season, Plus, John Brown has been ruled out for Sunday.

Bills injury update: Cody Ford out for the season, John Brown won’t play vs. Chargers -
Sean McDermott announced that Mitch Morse will return to starting center role Sunday.

Cody Ford will miss remainder of 2020 season - WGR 550
Buffalo Bills offensive lineman Cody Ford suffered a knee injury in practice this week and will miss the remainder of the 2020 season, including the playoffs.

Buffalo Bills’ O-line suffers hit as Cody Ford lost for season with knee injury - Buffalo Bills blog
Bills offensive lineman Cody Ford suffered a knee injury during Wednesday’s practice and will miss the rest of the season.

Hot read: Cody Ford’s injury hurts, but Bills’ O-line can overcome loss | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
There is a good possibility the Bills will start their sixth different combination up front in their 11th game Sunday when the Los Angeles Chargers visit Bills Stadium.

Guard Marquel Harrell set to visit Bills | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
The 6’3” Harrell started 31 of 43 games for Auburn, and was named third-team All-SEC in his final college season.

Chargers at Bills: Final injury reports - WGR 550
The final injury reports are out for the Buffalo Bills and Los Angeles Chargers ahead of Sunday’s game at Bills Stadium and both teams will be without key starters.

Buffalo Bills vs. Los Angeles Chargers: Preview and prediction - Democrat & Chronicle
Bills’ defense must play better and it needs to start against potent Chargers.

Four matchups to watch for Bills vs. Los Angeles Chargers | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
Daryl Williams is having a stellar season. If he plays well vs. Joey Bosa, this could add significant dollars to the free-agent windfall he’s likely to score.

Take Five: Bills can’t let loss vs. Cardinals interfere with preparing for Chargers | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
Vic Carucci weighs in with his five takes on the Buffalo Bills’ game Sunday at 1 p.m. EST against the Los Angeles Chargers at Bills Stadium.

Friday Preview: Los Angeles Chargers vs. Buffalo Bills - Buffalo Fanatics - Buffalo Bills
Breaking down Sunday’s Week 12 contest between two high-flying offenses.

Bills mailbag: Draft re-dos, offseason moves and more – The Athletic
The Bills can save almost $5 million in cap space by releasing Mitch Morse this offseason. John Brown might also be an option. (Subscription required).

Bills Mailbag: Explaining the origins of the ‘Bills Mafia’ | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
Jay Skurski answers that and more in this week’s mailbag.

Bills Today | Maurice Jones-Drew’s bold prediction for the Bills -
Here are three things to know about the Bills for Saturday, Nov. 28.

What Bills fans need to know about the 2020 AFC playoff race | Week 12 -
Here are a few games Bills fans should keep an eye on as Buffalo looks to secure a playoff spot in 2020.

One-on-One Coverage: Shawne Merriman says fans make playing for Bills ‘a privilege’ | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
Despite having been with them for only two-and-a-half losing and mostly injury-filled years, Shawne Merriman has fond memories.

Of fathers, sons, dropped footballs, Bills Mafia and believing in the impossible | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
“I raised my son, Steve, as a Buffalo Bills fan in the Virginia suburbs of Washington. This wasn’t always easy on him,” writes Erik Brady.

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Five Los Angeles Chargers to watch against the Buffalo Bills - Buffalo Rumblings
Don’t let the record fool you—this is a dangerous club.

Five Buffalo Bills to watch against the Los Angeles Chargers - Buffalo Rumblings
Buffalo needs to start hot coming off their bye.

Buffalo Bills opponent preview: Los Angeles Chargers’ special teams could provide opportunity - Buffalo Rumblings
Could the forgotten phase of the game have a big day?

Analysis: how the Buffalo Bills should attack the Los Angeles Chargers - Buffalo Rumblings
Containing Justin Herbert with Buffalo’s cornerbacks and offering up varied looks on defense are a few of the ways the Bills should go after the Chargers.

Five Questions with Bolts From The Blue - Buffalo Rumblings
The Chargers are coming to Buffalo on Sunday.

Bills vs Chargers: John Brown will miss third game of season Sunday - Buffalo Rumblings
Brown has been in and out of the lineup.

Buff Hub: Bye week rebound feat. Matt Parrino and Ryan Talbot; Chargers Preview - Buffalo Rumblings
A small dive into Matt’s article and “20 Bills thoughts before final 6 games”

Buffalo Bills lineman Cody Ford done for the season with knee injury - Buffalo Rumblings
A rough season for Ford.

Buffalo Bills vs Los Angeles Chargers: Mitch Morse to start at center - Buffalo Rumblings
A positive step for the Bills’ o-line.