Everything you need to know for Bills-Raiders, plus five things to watch for [9:55 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'How does Kevon Seymour hold up on the outside? The rookie cornerback from Southern California is in line to make his second career start, but the first came in the slot. This time, Seymour will be on the outside, in place of the injured Ronald Darby. In Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree, the Raiders have a pair of solid outside receivers. Bills coach Rex Ryan asks a lot of his cornerbacks in terms of being able to play man coverage, so it will be interesting to see how Seymour holds up in that role.'
Buffalo facing tough Raiders road test [9:53 AM]
Olean Times Herald reports: 'But here’s the sobering reality. The Bills could win their last seven, finish 11-5, and still miss the playoffs.'
Charles Clay not on team flight as his wife is expecting a baby, tight end's game status is que [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'If Clay misses the game, Nick O'Leary would be next in line at the position. The team added tight end Gerald Christian to the active roster Saturday from the practice squad, making room by releasing kickoff specialist Jordan Gay.'
Jerry Sullivan: Raiders' Carr could be on an MVP ride [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"The kid's a really talented player," Gannon said. "He throws the ball well. He's got better movement than you think, and he's got great accuracy, great touch on the ball. He can change speeds and there's really not a weakness when you see him throw the football.'
Getting to know: Bills cornerback Corey White [1:57 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"All my life I’ve been in the south. High school in Georgia, college I was in Alabama. Then I started off in New Orleans. Moved to Dallas and Arizona, so this is my first time in a real winter – and it’s only fall."'
Inside the NFL: The Raiders are doing it right [1:56 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Reggie McKenzie, who became the Raiders’ general manager in 2012, can take a bow for what he and the rest of his player-personnel staff have done, especially in the last three seasons. Their work is being admired by many current and former NFL executives.'
Roth: McKenzie, Carr and Mack story behind Raiders rise [1:55 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'While Bills fans have been put through the longest active playoff drought in North American professional sports — 16 seasons — Raiders Nation has endured 13 seasons of non-playoff football.'
Bills vs. Raiders: Preview, predictions [1:54 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'Raiders 31, Bills 28.'
Buffalo Bills' Charles Clay doesn't make trip to Oakland for Raiders game [1:53 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'It's possible that the tight end takes a later flight to Oakland and makes it in time for Sunday's game. If Clay doesn't play, Nick O'Leary would start for Buffalo at tight end.'
Anthony Lynn wanted Buffalo Bills to sign Joe McKnight this offseason (report) [1:52 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'Lynn was hoping to have McKnight in Buffalo for training camp. The Bills needed a kick returner and ended up signing Reggie Bush. Lynn reached out to McKnight in May after the draft but was unable to connect with him.'
In the hunt: Results the Bills need around the NFL [1:51 AM]
Batavia Daily News reports: ' The Ravens sit atop the AFC North and hold the head-to-head edge over the Bills. You want the Ravens to win here not only so the Dolphins take a loss as the second Wild Card team, but so the Ravens stay above Wild Card territory.'
Enemy territory: Bills - Raiders Q&A, how surprising is this Raiders team? [1:50 AM]
Batavia Daily News reports: 'Oakland is on a roll right now and Buffalo will be playing like it has a lot to lose given where it stands in the AFC playoff race. LeSean McCoy and Tyrod Taylor may be the most dynamic backfield in the NFL, but unless the Bills can bring a consistent pass rush to slow down Derek Carr and the offense, I don’t see the Raiders faltering in Week 13.'
Nick's Bills - Raiders six-pack of matchup facts [1:49 AM]
Batavia Daily News reports: 'A milestone day could be in store for running back LeSean McCoy. A single TD would be the 70th of his career, he would become the fourth-active RB to reach that milestone (Adrian Peterson – 102, Frank Gore – 90, Matt Forte – 72.) That score would put McCoy at 10 this season, the second time in his career he’d hit the double-digit mark for a season (2011). McCoy has all but locked up one milestone though, as six more yards on the ground gives him 1,000 on the season. The seventh-straight season McCoy topped that total.'
Joe McKnight missed phone calls that could have altered fate [1:48 AM]
Newsday reports: 'Lynn tried to reach McKnight in May but said his cellphone was either turned off or not working. Lynn then asked others to reach out on his behalf, but they, too, were unsuccessful.'
Bills promote TE Gerald Christian from practice squad [1:47 AM]
AP reports: 'Christian has played in two games for Buffalo this season and has been inactive for three games. He has not caught a pass.'
Clay Not On Team Flight [1:46 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'The Bills announced on Saturday that TE Charles Clay was not on board the team flight to Oakland due to the expected birth of his child.'
Bills/Raiders preview: notes and stats [1:45 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'QB TYROD TAYLOR had pass TD & rush TD last week. Leads QBs with 439 rush yards. Since 2015, is only QB with 5,000+ pass yards (5,136) & 1,000+ rush yards (1,007). Has rush TD in 4 of past 5.'
Joe B: 5 things to watch for in Bills - Raiders (12/3/16) [1:44 AM]
WKBW-TV reports: 'The Bills certainly have some advantages in this game, but all in all, I think the Oakland advantages tips them into their favor for a victory.'
Charles Clay doesn't travel with team to Oakland [1:43 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Clay is attending the expected birth of his child. He remains questionable for Sunday’s game.'
Bills promote TE Gerald Christian to 53-man roster [1:42 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'The Bills also announced that the team has released K Jordan Gay.'
Bills Today: Watkins working through it [1:41 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“Right now, I’m really just focused on the Raiders,” Sammy told reporters. “After the season, if I need to get that done then we will. If I don’t we’ll be fine. Right now, I’m really just trying to rehab and get ready for this game.”'
What they're saying: Bills-Raiders game predictions [1:40 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'National media evaluate if the Bills will win their third straight game and halt Oakland's five-game winning streak on Sunday.'
Building the ideal Buffalo Bill [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The seemingly small details, like an opponent’s stance or hand position, can be useful information.'
Sammy Watkins says he can play more against Raiders if needed [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"I’m fine," the third-year receiver said. "I got through the game last week and I felt pretty good, didn’t have no hiccups. And now it’s just really, just keep doing the things in the training room, rehabbing, really focused on the Raiders.'
Bills plan to make Raiders' receivers earn their plays [1:57 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"We're going to get in their face a little bit," nickel back Nickell Robey-Coleman said Friday. "We're going to challenge those guys, man. We're going to compete.'
Jerry Sullivan's Mailbag: Tyrod Taylor might need to rework his deal [1:56 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The Bills will put $27.5 million in Taylor's pocket if they keep him next season -- a guaranteed $15.5 million option bonus and $12 million salary. His cap hit would be $15.9 million, not extravagant for a starting NFL quarterback nowadays but much more than they're accustomed to paying.'
Vic Carucci's Bills Wake-Up Call: Playoff hopes largely rest on Watkins pushing through pain [1:55 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'At this point, the Bills will take whatever they can get from him. If it's three catches, as was the case against Jacksonville last Sunday, fine, particularly if one goes for 62 yards as was the case with his lone major contribution to the Bills' 28-21 victory.'
Another Bills drought: 50 years since last win in Oakland [1:54 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: '“Who was the quarterback, Kemp? I mean it wasn’t Dennis Shaw I know that,” Ryan said the other day when informed of this fact that no one really cares all that much about, but is interesting nonetheless. “Wow that is amazing; talk about a drought.”'
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