« M E N U »
 » Showcase Index
TSX Premium Products
« NFL »
 » Team Reports
 » Daily Notebook
 » Player News Wire
 » NFL GameScout
 » NFL Game Previews
 » Around The League
 » NFL Column
« NFL Draft »
 » Player Rankings
 » NFL Draft Bios
 » NFL Draft Columns
« NCAA Football »
 » Team Reports
 » Daily Notebook
 » Game Scout
 » Player News Wire
 » Player News by Pos
« MLB »
 » Game Stories
 » Team Reports
 » Daily Notebook
 » Player News Wire
 » MLB Column
« NBA »
 » Team Reports
 » Player News Wire
 » NBA Column
« NHL »
 » Team Reports
 » Player News Wire
 » NHL Column
« NCAA Basketball »
 » Team Reports
 » Daily Notebook
 » March Madness
 » Series Reports
 » Driver Notes
« Golf »
 » Insider Report
 » Tour Rankings
« Multisport »
 »This Week in History
Buffalo Bills

  Inside Slant | Notes, Quotes | Strategy and Personnel | Player Wire


QB Kyle Orton ranks third in the NFL in completion percentage at 68.5, having completed 85 of 124 passes for 890 yards with five TDs and 3 interceptions.

RB C.J. Spiller has been placed on the injured reserve/designated to return list after undergoing surgery to repair his broken collarbone. The earliest he could return is Week 16, but it seems like a longshot that it could happen.

RB Fred Jackson will be inactive against the Jets due to a groin injury. The Bills are on a bye the following week, and Jackson hopes he can return for the Nov. 9 home game against Kansas City.

WR Sammy Watkins leads all NFL receivers with a 77.1 percent success rate converting first downs. In all, 27 of his 35 receptions have gone for first downs.

DT Marcell Dareus already has seven sacks which ranks second in the NFL behind Denver's Von Miller. Miller and Dareus were the second and third overall picks, respectively, in the 2011 draft.

CB Leodis McKelvin has established a new career high for interceptions with four after making a pair last week against Minnesota.

LB Preston Brown leads the Bills with 51 tackles, second-most among NFL rookies behind Baltimore's C.J. Mosley who has 63.

RB Anthony Dixon will likely get the start against the Jets in place of injured C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson. He will probably share the load with RB Bryce Brown.

RB Phillip Tanner was signed off Dallas' practice squad and added to the Bills' 53-man roster to serve as a third RB and to play special teams. He will probably fill some of the kicking game duties of Dixon, who figures to have more time on offense.

You can say this about many games in the NFL, but this one will almost certainly be won in the trenches, on both sides of the ball. These are two of the best defensive lines in the league, and it stands to reason that the better offensive line play will greatly help determine the outcome. The Bills have struggled to run, and now they're without C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson, so look for Kyle Orton to try to exploit a Jets secondary that has made just one interception and ranks 31st in passing yards allowed. Sammy Watkins needs to play a vital role as he did last week against Minnesota.

On defense, the Bills have to find a way to corral Chris Ivory, who found his legs against New England with a 100-yard game, and force Geno Smith to throw. The Bills lead the NFL in sacks with 24, and if they can generate pressure against a veteran Jets offensive line, they can force Smith into mistakes.


Bills DT Marcell Dareus vs. Jets C Nick Mangold.

Mangold is a grizzled veteran, but he'll have his hands full dealing with Dareus. Dareus is second in the league in sacks with seven, and has been playing the best football of his three-plus-year career as he's been stout against the run, too. The Jets need to find a way to block him if they hope to replicate the ground success they enjoyed against New England.

Bills WR Sammy Watkins vs. Jets CB Antonio Allen.

Watkins is coming off the best game of his NFL career, Allen is coming off one of his worst. Watkins will have to be an even bigger part of the Bills offense now that Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller are injured. Allen was torched by the Patriots in coverage.

 NFL Team, Player News
Bills  Team   Player Cowboys  Team   Player
Dolphins  Team  Player Giants  Team  Player
Patriots  Team  Player Eagles  Team  Player
Jets  Team  Player Redskins  Team  Player
Ravens  Team  Player Bears  Team  Player
Bengals  Team  Player Lions  Team  Player
Browns  Team  Player Packers  Team  Player
Steelers  Team  Player Vikings  Team  Player
Texans  Team  Player Falcons  Team  Player
Colts  Team  Player Panthers  Team  Player
Jaguars  Team  Player Saints  Team  Player
Titans  Team  Player Bucs  Team  Player
Broncos  Team  Player Cardinals  Team  Player
Chiefs  Team  Player Rams  Team  Player
Raiders  Team  Player 49ers  Team  Player
Chargers  Team  Player Seahawks  Team  Player