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.'
Thursday's Jacksonville Coverage [1:54 AM]
Jaguars RB Jordan Todman may get his first NFL start (Florida Times Union)
Winning's not their only thing (Florida Times Union)
Three & Out (Florida Times Union)
Jaguars want to give Jones-Drew another contract (AP)
Wednesday evening wrap up: Jaguars-Bills (Jaguars.com)
Inside the Jaguars: With or without MJD (Jaguars.com)
Open Locker Room: Jones-Drew confident (Jaguars.com)
Wednesday primer: Jaguars-Bills (Jaguars.com)
Bills WR Johnson determined to prove critics wrong [1:53 AM]
AP reports: 'Acknowledging he's not played to anyone's expectations, Johnson said: "I've got to make them love me again."'
Bills-Jaguars Preview [1:52 AM]
AP reports: '"I think you look at where we stand right now, you can question everything," defensive tackle Kyle Williams said. "Everything's a red flag. Everything's discouraging right now. But we have to get guys, all of us, to respond and respond better."'
Bills' Urbik likely a game-time decision Sunday [1:51 AM]
WGR-AM reports: '"Kraig Urbik did not participate in practice, I think it’s going to be a game time decision and I won’t be able to update you during the week saying is he close or is he not close," head coach Doug Marrone told reporters. "I really think it’ll go all the way to the end, that’s how I feel right now."'
EJ Manuel: ''I'm still learning'' [1:50 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'It was disappointing. I was obviously disappointed after the game, but when I watched it on film, I did some uncharacteristic things. Forcing the ball, a read on one of the interceptions where I could have just moved up in the pocket and taken off and ran. Another where I just kind of didn’t really see Stevie coming open, I just kind of trusted my third step and got the ball out of my hand and he wasn’t there. He got mugged up and that’s when the guy came back and caught the ball. Beside the turnovers, I think there still was some good in the tape. Things that we can build upon, but nonetheless, not to score a touchdown and to only get two field goals throughout the whole game, that’s extremely disappointing as a quarterback of this team. We have to do tremendously better this Sunday.'
What to watch for: Bills at Jaguars [1:49 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Buffalo and Jacksonville will meet for the 12th time in the regular season this week. The Bills are 6-5 all-time against the Jaguars and won the last game against Jacksonville (34-18, 12/2/2012 at Buffalo). Sunday’s game at EverBank Field will mark the third meeting in the month of December between the two teams (1-1).'
From the booth: Bills at Buccaneers [1:48 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '-It may have been a milestone type of game for Bills linebacker Nigel Bradham against the Bucs. It was his first start of the season after starting 11-games in his rookie campaign. And Bradham got 41-snaps at the weak side linebacker spot, 71-percent of the defensive snaps.'
Time for Bills to utilize their speedsters [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'In the two games since Goodwin and Graham were at their playmaking and difference-making best, they have not caught a single pass between them. Combined, they’ve only had nine passes thrown in their directions since their breakout performances out of the 65 the Bills have attempted.'
Ratings show fans are steering clear of Bills, Sabres [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'It had a 26.6 rating on Channel 4, the local CBS affiliate. The games have been getting ratings in the mid-30s for most of the season.'
Bills activate rookie DB Meeks off short-term IR [1:56 AM]
AP reports: 'The move on Tuesday came on the first day Meeks was eligible to be activated after missing eight weeks with a sprained right ankle. Meeks was a fifth-round pick out of Clemson, and had appeared in Buffalo's first six games.'
Bills activate DB Meeks from IR [1:55 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: 'The Bills also announced that the team has signed wide receiver Brandon Kaufman to the practice squad and released wide receiver Tommy Streeter.'
Bills/Bucs - Horror film [1:54 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'EJ Manuel's four interception performance wasn't quite as bad as it sounds. In truth when looking at the four throws that the Buccaneers were able to take as turnovers, they weren't all horrendous throws. I'll take you through the picks, the sacks, and some of the things that Manuel will have to work on.'
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