Lapses undermine strides made by Bills’ defense [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Take last week’s game in Tampa. The Bills held the Bucs to 2.4 yards a carry on their last 35 rushing attempts. But Tampa’s first went for 80 yards and a touchdown.'
Alonso tweaks knee, is listed as questionable [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'If Alonso can’t play, Marrone said Arthur Moats would play the middle linebacker spot.'
Two awards honor Bills’ Moats as a humanitarian [1:57 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“It’s a huge honor and it comes with a lot of responsibility as well,” Moats said. “I’m humbled by it. I feel like I’m in a position where I can influence people and touch a lot of lives. My family and I understand the spot we’re in and want to help people out and let everyone know that we’re in Buffalo to be a part of the community.”'
Saturday's Jacksonville Coverage [1:56 AM]
After 14 years, signs point toward finale for Jaguars center Brad Meester (Florida Times Union)
Late again: Jaguars release defensive end Jeremy Mincey (Florida Times Union)
MJD, Cyprien doubtful (Florida Times Union)
Jaguars' Jones-Drew doubtful for Bills game (AP)
Jaguars release veteran DE Jeremy Mincey (AP)
Jaguars RB Jones-Drew doubtful for Sunday (The Sports Network)
Jaguars release DE Mincey (The Sports Network)
Jaguars RB Jones-Drew doubtful vs. Bills (The Sports Xchange)
Jaguars release DE Mincey (The Sports Xchange)
Jaguars release DE Jeremy Mincey (Jaguars.com)
Inside the Jaguars: Bradley on Mincey (Jaguars.com)
Open Locker Room: Jones-Drew, Shorts remain uncertain (Jaguars.com)
Ten Things: Jaguars-Bills (Jaguars.com)
Alcohol, Patriotism and the NFL [1:55 AM]
Patriot Post reports: 'After having a few bowls of our host's special chili, we made our way to the stadium surrounded by throngs of young people in a drunken stupor. Entering the stadium, we saw several signs stating that “the Ralph” is a smoke-free stadium. We noted the irony of Erie County's concern for its football patrons' respiratory health while immersed in a human sea of insobriety.'
Bills LB Kiko Alonso questionable vs. Jaguars [1:54 AM]
AP reports: 'Bills coach Doug Marrone says that Alonso, who was limited in practice earlier in the week, "tweaked" his knee on Friday.'
Tricky Jaguars try to extend win streak vs. Bills [1:53 AM]
AP reports: 'Buffalo has lost five of its last six games, and the slide has a lot to do with quarterback play. Rookie first-round draft pick EJ Manuel has been inconsistent at best, and has really struggled on the road. "I'm sure there is something," Manuel said. "Whatever the reason, we need to do something differently going into these away games and combat the crowd not being in our favor and things like that."'
Kidney transplant gives ex-NFLer a 2nd chance [1:52 AM]
AP reports: 'Though Jones' NFL career is over, what matters more to the former Buffalo Bills receiver is knowing he has a father willing to sacrifice anything — even a kidney. And that leaves Jones, who turns 27 on Tuesday, thankful for a second chance.'
Bills' Alonso tweaks knee, questionable for Sunday [1:51 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Alonso was a limited participant on both Wednesday and Thursday, and then suffered a setback on Friday according to head coach Doug Marrone. The knee injury is bothering the rookie, but the coach remained upbeat.'
In the realm of crazy: Bills have chance with 7-9 tie [1:50 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'What needs to happen: 1) Buffalo (4-9) has to win out the rest of their games; 2) Baltimore (7-6) must lose their final 3 games; 3) Miami (7-6) must lose their final 3 games; 4) San Diego (7-7) must lose their final 2 games'
Carpenter focused on finishing, not free agency [1:49 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“I’m just worried about the next three games and what I can do. You can really only take it one kick at a time,” Carpenter said. “When you look ahead, that’s when you’re going to screw up and have something happen that you don’t want to happen. All I can worry about is what I’m doing today and what I’m doing tomorrow.”'
Jaguars Scouting Report - Week 15 [1:48 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: ''All four of Buffalo’s wins have come in games in which they have scored first. When they don’t score first the Bills are 0-4 this year.'
There's more to Manuel's season than just wins [10:57 AM]
Olean Times Herald reports: 'That said, at 6-foot-4, 237 pounds with high intelligence, a big arm and uncommon mobility, Manuel has the tools and 12 games, interrupted by an injury, hardly qualifies as a sufficient sample size. It’s a better discussion to have next year at this time.'
Alonso set to go wire-to-wire [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Alonso’s rate of tackles has seen no let-up. He averaged 10 tackles a game the first half of the season. He’s averaging 10 tackles a game the last five. His 131 tackles still rank second only to Cincinnati’s Vontaze Burfict, who has 139.'
Posluszny believes Jaguars on right track [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“Third in three years, which is never the situation that you want as a player,” Posluszny said of his Jags head coaches. “But I think now, we’ve finally got to the point in the organization where we say, ‘Hey, we’ve got all the right people now from the top.’ When you talk about our owner, and our general manager and all the great things that he’s done and what he’s able to do, and our head coach. We finally feel like that these are the guys that will create stability for years to come.”'
Buffalo Bills’ Kyle Williams stands out again [1:57 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: '“Kyle Williams is probably one of the best, if not one of the better, players at his position in the league right now,” said Bills coach Doug Marrone. “He’s playing at an extremely high level.”'
Friday's Jacksonville Coverage [1:56 AM]
Injuries slowing down Cecil Shorts (Florida Times Union)
Jaguars could be without MJD, Shorts against Bills (AP)
Inside the Jaguars: Shorts, MJD “very questionable” (Jaguars.com)
Fabulous Four: Jaguars-Bills (Jaguars.com)
Bills unhappy facing too many rested opponents [1:55 AM]
AP reports: 'The Bills' slate this season has them facing a league-high six teams coming off either bye weeks or nine-day layoffs. That includes Buffalo's opponent on Sunday: Jacksonville (4-9) has been off since Dec. 5.'
Buffalo (4-9) at Jacksonville (4-9) [1:54 AM]
The Sports Network reports: 'Bills 20, Jaguars 14.'
Game Scout: Bills at Jaguars [1:53 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: 'Buffalo went from a young team needing to make one play or two in order to turn the competitive corner to "the same ol' Bills" in the span of three hours in Tampa last week. They return to Florida seven days later to face a rejuvenated Jaguars team that is also physical refreshed with 10 days between games.'
Bad Day in Buffalo [1:52 AM]
Grantland.com reports: 'Here's the stat sheet from November 15, 2012, at Ralph Wilson Stadium: 94 ejections; 55 traffic tickets; 28 arrests (18 inside the stadium; 10 outside, including two DWIs); quadruple the average number of ambulance requests for the sick and injured; two dead football fans.'
Alonso limited for Bills once again [1:51 AM]
WGR-AM reports: '"That was more on us, just bringing him along. He wanted to do everything, but we held him back," he said after Thursday's practice. "Unless something happens between now and then, he'll play."'
Amidst rumblings, Stevie Johnson says Buffalo ''is where home is'' [1:50 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Now, with a $1.75 million roster bonus due in March, there is some thought that the 4-9 Bills may consider cutting Johnson loose to save the cash and the rest of the annual base salary he has. From a cap management perspective, there is an argument to be made for it.'
Jaguars Game Preview [1:49 AM]
Bills Daily reports: 'Bills 16, Jaguars 13.'
Former Bill, Posluszny, Isn't Winning With Jags [10:28 AM]
Olean Times Herald reports: 'And, suddenly, at age 29, he hasn’t been on an NFL team that won more than seven games (Buffalo did it his injured rookie year) and has conjured memories of Takeo Spikes, the former Bills’ linebacker, who played 15 NFL seasons with Cincinnati, Buffalo, Philadelphia, San Francisco and San Diego and never played in a single post-season game.'
Like it or not, the Bills are playing for draft position [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'How high could the Bills get in the draft? Probably No. 3 overall, if a slew of other four-win teams all find a way to win another game.'
To be real, Bills don’t really need Stevie [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'He’s a good receiver, not a great one. And for some reason, the Bills’ offense has been better without him this year. Two of their best passing games – the overtime loss to the Bengals and the big win over the Jets – came when Johnson was injured.'
Urbik injury may open door for ’Unga [1:57 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“If he’s not available, then J.J. will be in there,” coach Doug Marrone said of Urbik. “If Kraig is available, then we’ll probably increase J.J.’s reps anyway, depending on the limitations of Kraig.”'
Manuel well aware he needs to improve [1:56 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: '“He has the ability to do it, there’s no doubt in my mind,” Marrone said. “The problem is that it’s like anything else; he’s going to take a lot of the heat because of the position and that comes with it.”'
Urbik a game-day decision [1:55 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'Right guard Kraig Urbik suffered a foot injury in Tampa, did not practice Wednesday, and coach Doug Marrone said his availability for Jacksonvile will likely be a game-day decision. "It was sore after the game, we thought it would be better, and it's not," said Marrone.'
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