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BDC 8/30: Bills vs. Lions Recap

Posted by Bills Daily Charge on August 30, 2013 – 1:56 pm

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DAILY REPORT
Buffalo vs. Lions: The Buffalo Bills were defeated 35-13 by the Detroit Lions Thursday night in their final preseason game at Ralph Wilson Stadium. With the loss, the Bills ended the preseason with a 2-2 record. Recently acquired QB Thad Lewis turned in a steady performance, as he was able to the lead the team in both rushing yards and passing yards. The highlight play of the night for Lewis was his 79-yard touchdown pass to WR Marcus Easley in the 4th quarter. For the third time this preseason, Easley led the team in receiving yards and for the second time he led the team in receptions. Easley ended up with 12 receptions total over the four games. K Dustin Hopkins was able to make both of his field goal attempts on the night, hitting from 38 and 36 yards out. Leading the way on the defensive side of the ball were LB Bryan Scott and LB Marcus Dowtin. Scott led the team with eight tackles, including two for a loss, and he also had an interception. Dowtin had three tackles, an interception and seemed to always be around the ball. Leading the way for the Lions offense were QBs Shaun Hill and Kellen Moore who both threw for two touchdowns. RB Theo Riddick took advantage of his opportunity with 26 yards on the ground and two receiving touchdowns on the night.

TODAY’S INTERVIEWS
Steve Tasker – Kiss 98.5

QUOTE OF THE DAY
Marcus Easley, Buffalo Bills wide receiver
Q: Can you talk about the touchdown grab?
“It’s a credit to (QB) Thad (Lewis). He gave me a beautiful pass. I just took my time with my route. It was a slant-and-go. The DB played way off. I just took my time once I broke the slant. Once I saw him commit to the slant I just broke and took it up field and Thad put the ball where it needed to be.”

THIS DAY IN BILLS HISTORY…
August 30, 1986 — KELLY MAKES BILLS DEBUT
QB Jim Kelly made his Bills debut in the preseason finale against the defending Super Bowl champion Chicago Bears at Notre Dame Stadium. Kelly completed five of nine passes for 60 yards.

PHOTO OF THE DAY
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Bills WR Marcus Easley caught a 79-yard touchdown pass from QB Thad Lewis in last night’s preseason finale against the Lions.

DAILY LINKS
Buffalo News- Bills throw backups to the Lions in preseason finale

Buffalo News- Bills’ secondary a primary concern after a poor night against Lions

Buffalo News- Bills’ exhibition finale proves at least half-bad

Buffalo News- New quarterbacks limit chances for receivers to catch on

Rochester D&C- Buffalo Bills brutal in preseason finale

Wellsville Daily Reporter- Lions rout Bills in preseason finale

Associated Press- Bills QB Leinart struggles in 35-13 loss to Lions

Associated Press- Bills G Legursky, 2 WRs hurt against Lions

Associated Press- 5 things we know about Bills, Lions from preseason

Associated Press- Bills QB Leinart gets start in preseason finale

BuffaloBills.com- Turnovers costly in loss to Lions

BuffaloBills.com- LB Dowtin leaves impression in preseason finale

BuffaloBills.com- Injury bug keeps biting Bills

BuffaloBills.com- Jairus Byrd seeks second opinion on foot

BuffaloBills.com- EJ Manuel throws before preseason finale

Video/Audio/Photo
BuffaloBills.com
Bills Focus: Bills Quarterback Questions Remain
Bills Roundup: Turnovers Lead to 35-13 Loss
Doug Marrone Postgame Press Conference

WGR 550
The Bills finally finish the preseason
Sideline Reactions: Lions 35 – Bills 13
Projecting the Bills 53-man roster: Final cut

NFL.com
Buffalo Bills QB Thad Lewis goes deep to WR Marcus Easley for the touchdown
Detroit Lions running back Joique Bell fumbles the ball

KISS 98.5
Former Buffalo Bills Wr Steve Tasker

WIVB
Bills close preseason with a thud

WKBW
Bills QB EJ Manuel throws passes pregame
Bills blasted by Lions, Byrd Absent, Legursky injured

WGRZ
E.J. Manuel Throws on Field Before Bills-Lions Game
Bills Close Out Preseason With 35-13 Loss to Lions

WHAM
Leinart struggles, Lewis solid, Bills lose preseason finale 35-13

WHEC
Bills QB Leinart struggles in 35-13 loss to Lions

YNN
Detroit 35, Bills 13
Bills Fall to Lions

Additional Clips
Inside the Bills
Bills final roster trends 2006-2012, Looking for more from CBs, Where Marrone sits with WR corps, Leinart laments performance, QB Tuel and the starters who sat, Bills who are practice squad eligible, Byrd gets 2nd opinion on foot, Leinart starts at QB, RB snaps have favored Brown, Choice, Bradham, Moats busy in preseason, CB snap counts show tight race, WR snap counts through 3 games, S. Johnson pays it forward

Buffalo News (Press Coverage)
Jairus Byrd didn’t even play, but he’s seeing a foot specialist
Video: Marrone on turnover ratio in Bills rout by Lions
For Bills’ bubble receivers, preseason finale an unfair catch
Points after: Lions 35, Bills 13
Matt Leinart gets start for Bills; almost every regular resting
What to look for in tonight’s Lions at Bills blockbuster

Pro Football Talk
Matt Leinart to start for Bills tonight
E.J. Manuel throws on field during pregame warmups

NFL.com Around the League
Matt Leinart struggles in his first Buffalo Bills start

ESPN.com AFC East Blog
Leinart to start for Bills’ preseason finale
Bills sit starters, including Tuel, in finale
Sharing halftime thoughts from Bills-Lions
Bills OL Legursky carted off with leg injury
Observation deck: Bills-Lions
Predicting the Bills’ 53-man roster

Kryk Slants
Bills throw their new QB lams to the Lions … Leinart doesn’t sound like he thinks he passed his audition … EJ update

Buffalo Rumblings
Jairus Byrd injury: Bills safety visiting a foot specialist
Doug Legursky injury “probably major,” per Doug Marrone
Bills vs. Lions final score: Detroit lays the smack down on Buffalo, 35-13

Buffalo Sports Daily
Final Projection: Bills 53-Man Roster

TSN
Detroit 35, Buffalo 13

 


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