Buffalo Bills

Stadium: Ralph Wilson Stadium | Coach: Rex Ryan
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense26th92.6 (25th)225.9 (18th)
Defense4th106.4 (11th)205.8 (3rd)

Schedule

Sun Sep 7
W 23 - 20at CHI
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Sun Sep 14
W 29 - 10MIA
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Sun Sep 21
L 22 - 10SD
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Sun Sep 28
L 23 - 17at HOU
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Sun Oct 5
W 17 - 14at DET
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Sun Oct 12
L 37 - 22NE
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Sun Oct 19
W 17 - 16MIN
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Sun Oct 26
W 43 - 23at NYJ
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Sun Nov 9
L 17 - 13KC
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Thu Nov 13
L 22 - 9at MIA
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Mon Nov 24
W 38 - 3NYJ
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Sun Nov 30
W 26 - 10CLE
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Sun Dec 7
L 24 - 17at DEN
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Sun Dec 14
W 21 - 13GB
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Sun Dec 21
L 26 - 24at OAK
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Sun Dec 28
W 17 - 9at NE
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Standings

AFC
East
Overall
W-L-T
Division
W-L-T
New England12-4-04-2-0
Buffalo9-7-04-2-0
Miami8-8-03-3-0
New York4-12-01-5-0
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Saints RB Spiller speaks of frustration about last years with Bills
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Saints running back C.J. Spiller spoke of frustration at a lack of playing time with the Bills upon coach Doug Marrone's arrival, as well as optimism about his role with his new team.

Marrone didn't believe Spiller hit holes hard enough and felt the back lost yards trying to dance around in the backfield making a big play that wasn't there, according to the Buffalo News. When the Bills broke huddle in the red zone, he was generally on the sideline - and as far away from Marrone as possible.

"It was frustrating," Spiller told the News. "I'm not going to sit here and say I was happy about the situation because I would be lying. ... Like any competitor, you want to be on the field, trying to help your team win, trying to score touchdowns. 

Spiller beleives he will receive a greater opportunity with the Saints, not only as a runner but as a pass receiver as well.

"I'm excited to get down to New Orleans," he said. "Coach (Sean) Payton knows how to get the ball to the running backs. ... At the same time, Drew (Brees) isn't going to force anything downfield, so he loves getting the backs involved in the passing game."

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Bills RB Fred Jackson vows to battle for starting job
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

The assumption is that newly acquired stud running back LeSean McCoy is set to start for the Bills in 2015. But one man refuses to take that for granted.

That man is Fred Jackson.

The veteran back knows that McCoy is getting the big money. He understands that at 34 years old, the Bills might be looking to phase him out. But he vows not to go down without a fight.

"I know they want [McCoy] to be the 'bell cow.'" McCoy told the Buffalo News. "They want him to take the majority of the load. But I'm not going to make it easy for him. I'm not going to just hand it to him and say, 'Here's the job.'"

Jackson, along more recently with C.J. Spiller, had served as the Bills' featured back for eight years. But he is coming off a season in which a groin-muscle tear reduced his effectiveness. Jackson rushed for just 525 yards last year and a career-low 3.7 YPC.

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Bills WR Sammy Watkins not concerned about hip
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

Despite undergoing hip surgery during the offseason, Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins said he has no concerns about his hip, reports ESPN.com.

"I'm good. I'm working out. Having fun with the guys," Watkins said. "I'm just getting back to working out and just happy to be with the team and great coaches. Just gotta keep getting better."

Watkins is expected to be ready for the team's training camp.

"I'm just believing in my staff. They are doing a great job," Watkins said. "Just gotta keep working out hard. Right now everything’s been going good. I'm healing. They are working me out the right way. The guys just keep motivating me every day and I just gotta keep getting better."

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Bills EJ Manuel working with Steve DeBerg on throwing motion
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

Bills quarterback EJ Manuel is happy to get a fresh start with new coach Rex Ryan. 

"I think God works in mysterious ways," he said, per the Buffalo News. "I’m excited with the coach we have now. I think he’s built a great staff around him. Offensively, I know we have some great guys."

"That’s all I want for myself," Manuel said of the quarterback competition. "I just want to be able to compete, let it be open, and at the end of the day the best man will play."

Manuel spent part of the offseason working on his throwing motion with Steve DeBerg. "We studied a bunch of elite passers in the game, and they all throw the ball, not necessarily the same exact way, but certain types of ways," Manuel said. "I’ve been working on that since January and I think I have it down now."

He also spent time working out with Bills WR Chris Hogan

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Bills hosting safety Dawan Landry on Tuesday
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

Free-agent safety Dawan Landry is visiting the Bills on Tuesday, the team announced.

Landry, 32, spent the last two seasons playing for Bills coach Rex Ryan while both were with the Jets. During his nine-year career, Landry has 13 interceptions.

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