Faced with a chance to put the franchise in pole position for a wildcard spot, the Buffalo Bills went into Kansas City on a cold, rainy day and balked against a surging Chiefs team. A lousy second half on all sides of the ball led to the loss, which means that Buffalo has a razor-thin margin separating it from playoff elimination. Their next challenge is facing a hot Texans team on a four game winning streak at the Ralph. The Texans are winning their recent games on the strength of a resurgent defense, managing to stymie usually effective offenses like the Bengals and the Saints. On the offensive side of the ball, their line is playing well and the team has limited turnovers, and that recipe has led them to victory so far.
There's a lot at stake for Tyrod Taylor, Rex Ryan, and the Bills on Sunday. It may be the last relevant home game of the year. If you can't make it to Buffalo to see it in person, we have you covered with the pertinent details.
Houston Texans (6-5) at Buffalo Bills (5-6)
- Game time: Sunday, December 6, 1:00 p.m. ET
- Location: Ralph Wilson Stadium, Orchard Park, NY
- TV: CBS affiliates in western New York, Texas (except Dallas), and most of Indiana (coverage map)
- Commentators: Spero Dedes, Solomon Wilcots
- Radio: WGR 550 (Buffalo), WCMF 96.5 and 950AM (Rochester), WKRL 100.9 (Syracuse), FAN 590 (Toronto), and the rest of the Buffalo Bills Radio Network
- Announcers: John Murphy, Mark Kelso, Sal Capaccio
- Online: NFL Sunday Ticket, NFL.com Game Center
- Bills injuries: Seantrel Henderson (illness), Nigel Bradham (ankle), John Miller (ankle), Bacarri Rambo (knee), and Karlos Williams (shoulder) did not practice on Wednesday. Mario Williams (foot), Marcus Easley (concussion), Cordy Glenn (knee), and Tyrod Taylor (shoulder) were limited participants.