Inside The Bills

BDC 12/28: Bills to Host Jets

Posted by Bills Daily Charge on December 28, 2012 – 9:48 am

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DAILY REPORT
–The Buffalo Bills announced yesterday that Sunday’s game against the New York Jets at 1 p.m. at Ralph Wilson Stadium has not sold out and will be blacked out on local television. More than 13,000 tickets still remain for the Bills last home game of the season.

Tickets are available for purchase at the Buffalo Bills Ticket Office at Ralph Wilson Stadium, online at buffalobills.com and by calling 1-877-BB-TICKS (228-4257). Club seats and other premium seating opportunities are still available for purchase.

WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN SUNDAY’S GAME

QB Ryan Fitzpatrick
–With a touchdown throw to WR Stevie Johnson, will become the third tandem in team history to connect on 24 or more touchdowns
–Two touchdown passes to post a personal single-season best of 25 and to mark the fifth such season by a Bills QB and first since 1991 (Jim Kelly)
–12 completions to move into third in team history (Jack Kemp – 1,040)

RB C.J. Spiller
–15 rushing yards to become the first Bill since 2005 (Willis McGahee) to post 1,200 yards in a single-season
–With 100 yards from scrimmage or more, would become the first Bill since 1992 (Thurman Thomas) to record 11 games or more in a single-season with 100 yards from scrimmage and be the third player to do so (O.J. Simpson)
–158 yards from scrimmage to record 3,000 in his NFL career

WR Stevie Johnson
–One touchdown catch to tally 26 in his NFL career and to move into sole possession of seventh on the team’s touchdown reception list
–Seven catches to record 80 in 2012
–65 receiving yards to become the first player in team history to record three straight 1,000-yard campaigns

WR T.J. Graham
–With a catch in Sunday’s game, will set a team record amongst Bills rookies with a 15-game receiving streak WR/QB

Brad Smith
–Two catches to reach 100 in his NFL career
–93 receiving yards to tally 1,000 in his NFL career

G Andy Levitre
–Will have started each of his 64 possible games played this afternoon since entering the NFL in 2009

DE Mario Williams
–1.5 sacks to register 65.0 in his NFL career

DT Kyle Williams
–0.5 a sack to match a personal single-season high (5.5 in 2010)
–1.5 sacks to become the 11th Bill with 20 or more in their career

DT Marcell Dareus
–0.5 a sack to post a new personal single-season best (5.5 in 2011)

FS Jairus Byrd
–One multi-interception game to become the third Bill with five multi-pick games (Tom Janik – 6 and Billy Atkins – 5)

CB Stephon Gilmore
–Four pass deflections to notch 20 in his rookie season

K Rian Lindell
–Will extend the third-longest scoring streak in Bills history with a point in Sunday’s game to 56 consecutive games dating back to September 14, 2009
–Two points to record the seventh 100-point season of his NFL career (6th with Bills)

THIS DAY IN BILLS HISTORY…

December 28, 1987 — SHANE CONLAN NAMED DEFENSIVE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR 
Bills LB Shane Conlan was named defensive rookie of the year by The Associated Press. DE Bruce Smith was also named first team All-Pro.

QUOTES OF THE DAY

DT Alex Carrington
Q: Talk about ending on a good note and showing what you guys have against the Jets.
A: Yeah. Obviously you want to win every game, but to win the last one and especially against the Jets—that is a team that we all want to beat any time of the year. It would be great to get a win. Finish it off with a win like that instead of finishing losing. You do not want to do that obviously.

PHOTO OF THE DAY
RWS Snow
The Buffalo Bills announced yesterday that shovelers are needed to help clear the stadium snow from the recent winter weather conditions. Fans 17 years or older can come to gates 7 and 8 today at Ralph Wilson Stadium to help shovel the stadium snow. The job pays $10.00 per hour. Those interested can contact Jani King for more information (716-983-7096).

DAILY LINKS
Buffalo News-Fitzpatrick likely preparing for last game with Bills

Buffalo News-Jets skip Tebow again; Sanchez to start

Rochester D&C-Buffalo Bills have roster decisions to make

Associated Press-Predictably, Bills finale vs. Jets not a sellout

Associated Press-Preseason hype long forgotten for Jets and Bills, who close with mean-nothing game

Olean Times Herald-Players didn’t make plays this season

BuffaloBills.com-Shovelers needed to remove snow from RWS

BuffaloBills.com-Bills-Jets Blacked Out

BuffaloBills.com-Mario Williams: We have to win some way, somehow

Audio/Video/Photo Clip 

BuffaloBills.com
“What’s the Word” with George Wilson
Bills Focus: Gilmore Grows in Year One
Mario Williams on the Season Finale vs the Jets

WGR 550
Bills’ Mario Williams urges to finish out strong
John Clayton Wouldn’t Fire Gailey but says Bills Might

NFL.com
Preview: New York Jets vs. Buffalo Bills

WIVB
Worst Bills defense ever?

WGRZ
Sunday’s Bills-Jets Game Blacked Out

YNN
Injuries take their toll on Bills

Additional Clips

Inside The Bills
Thursday’s John Murphy Show, Jets’ Wilkerson, Edwards limited, Jets Keller misses 2nd day, Chan not optimistic on Anderson, News good for Dickerson, Byrd, Levitre, Kyle update, Searcy, Martin not practicing, Bills prefer switch to Sanchez, Jets switch to Sanchez as starter Sunday, Chandler ready for upcoming rehab, Gameday activities Bills-Jets

Press Coverage (Buffalo News)
Video: Unfavorable matchup for Bills vs. Sanchez & Jets
Will Jairus Byrd wear a Bills uniform for the last time Sunday?

Pro Football Talk
Buffalo Bills looking for help to shovel snow from stadium
Bills linebacker thinks it’s “a little easier” to face Sanchez
Mark Sanchez to start for the Jets this week

BillsDaily.com
Jets Game Preview

The Sports Network
N.Y. Jets (6-9) at Buffalo (5-10)

NFL Rapid Reports (CBS Sports)
Bills Game Preview vs. Jets: Analysis, prediction, TV info

ESPN AFC East Blog
Video: Countdown Daily — Jets-Bills
Comparing Gailey, Jauron eras in Buffalo

Pro Football Weekly
Bills OLG Levitre continued to show value in contract year

Around the League (NFL.com)
Ryan Fitzpatrick: Buffalo Bills affected by uncertainty

Buffalo Rumblings
Bills vs. Jets, NFL Week 17: Mark Sanchez Named Jets’ Starter


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