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BDC 9/13: Bills Face Panthers on Sunday

Posted by Bills Daily Charge on September 13, 2013 – 2:37 pm

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DAILY REPORT
Buffalo vs. Carolina: The Buffalo Bills will host the Carolina Panthers in Week Two of the regular season on Sunday,
September 15th at 1:00 pm. With a Week One match-up at home against New England, the Bills are opening the season with back-to-back home games for the first time since 2000. Sunday’s game will be the sixth regular season meeting between Buffalo and Carolina and the fourth time the two teams have met at Ralph Wilson Stadium. With a win over the Panthers on Sunday, the Bills will improve to 5-1 all-time against Carolina.

–The Buffalo Bills will honor 28 distinguished members of the team’s Wall of Fame in a special tribute ceremony during halftime of Sunday’s game at Ralph Wilson Stadium.

TODAY’S INTERVIEWS
Eric Wood on Janet and Nick (Kiss 98.5)

–Fred Jackson on Shredd and Ragan (103.3 The Edge)

–Coach Marrone on Howard and Jeremy (WGR 550)

WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN SUNDAY’S GAME…
OFFENSE
QB EJ Manuel
• Two touchdown passes to match Joe Ferguson (1973 – 4) for the third-most among Bills rookie quarterbacks in a single-season

RB C.J. Spiller
• 13 all-purpose yards to reach 4,500 in his NFL career (2,129 rushing, 899 receiving, 1,157 kick return and 302 punt return)

RB Fred Jackson
• One rushing touchdown to mark the 20th of his career
• Needs 138 yards from scrimmage to pass Joe Cribbs (6,228) for fifth-place on the all-time Bills chart
• 148 rushing yards to surpass Joe Cribbs (4,445) for third in team history

WR Stevie Johnson
• Sunday’s game will mark the 65th of his NFL career
• Will extend his current streak of consecutive games with a catch to 50 with a reception on Sunday

TE Scott Chandler
• Four receptions to record 90 in his NFL career

OL Kraig Urbik
• Is penciled in to make the 30th start of his career on Sunday

DEFENSE
DE Mario Williams
• Is scheduled to play and start the 100th game of his NFL career on Sunday
• 1.5 sacks to register 65.0 in his NFL career

DT Kyle Williams
• 0.5 a sack to become the 11th Bill with 20 or more in their career

CB Justin Rogers
• Will set a personal single-season best of two interceptions with his next pick (1 in 2011, 2012 and 2013)

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

SPECIAL TEAMS
K Dan Carpenter
• With his next touchback on a kickoff, will record the 100th touchback of his NFL career

P Shawn Powell
• Three punts inside-the-20 to match Bill Atkins’ mark of 29 for ninth-most in team history

THIS DAY IN BILLS HISTORY
September 13, 1992 — NFL RECORD, NO-PUNT GAME
In a wild shootout the Bills defeated the 49ers 34-31 at Candlestick Park. For the first time in NFL history, there were no punts attempted in a game.

PHOTO OF THE DAY
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As the Bills celebrate the Wall of Fame this week and during halftime in Sunday’s game versus the Panthers, the members look back at their fondest moments. Click here to read what other notable Bills alumni recall.

QUOTE OF THE DAY
ERIC WOOD, Buffalo Bills center
Q: When you look at what (the Panthers) do against the run, they pretty effectively shut down a power back last week. How do you approach it when you see tape like that?
A: We have to fit our blocks. We’ve got to stay locked on those backers, they’re extremely active. The guys up front, they do well with penetration, causing the back to kind of get off his landmark and then those backers are so fast and heading downhill, they’ll get you for two or three yard gains all day. So that puts a premium on us getting up to the second level and when you get there, locking on to your guy and not letting them spill off for a gain of three or four and be able to spring those backs.

DAILY LINKS
Buffalo News- Bills fighting a losing battle with culture of failure

Buffalo News- Bills sell out first two home games against Panthers, Ravens

Rochester D&C- Da’Norris Searcy looks to make the most of his opportunities with Buffalo Bills

Canandaigua Daily Messenger- Q&A with Panthers beat writer Joe Person

Panthers.com- Edwards seeks success in return home

Madison County Journal- Football’s Kent Hull

BuffaloBills.com- Next two Bills home games sold out

Video/Audio/Photo
BuffaloBills.com
Under Review: Searcy
Bills Focus: Comparing Cam and EJ Manuel
The John Murphy Show September 12
Nickell Robey Comfortable at Nickel Corner

WGR550
Bills sell out Panthers, Ravens games; will be televised
Five Bills sit out Thursday’s practice
Bills’ Marrone likens analytics in football to poker

ESPN
Inside Edge: Panthers at Bills
Countdown Daily Prediction: CAR-BUF

NFL.com
Preview: Carolina Panthers vs. Buffalo Bills

WIVB
Bills turn to backups at DB

WGRZ
Sunday’s Bills Game Sold Out
Take 2: Bills Prepare for Panthers

WHEC
Next two Buffalo Bills home games sold out

YNN
Bills Offense Will Battle in the Trenches

Additional Clips
Inside the Bills
Panthers LB Beason takes step back, Throwback Thursday: Scott Chandler as a kid, Bills on the radio, Lewis doing his best Cam Newton, Tim Hortons Ticket Blitz, Panthers vs. Bills gameday information, Stevie: No worries about C.J.

Buffalo News (Press Coverage Blog)
Bills substantially younger, smaller than a year ago
Video: Graham, Gaughan, Skurski on Cam Newton
Doug Marrone explains failed challenge call against Patriots
Jairus Byrd, Panthers have special connections
Bills only NFL team without a 20-yard play on opening day
Bills announce sellouts against Panthers, Ravens

Bills Eye Blog (Rochester D&C)
Don’t worry, Bills will be on TV this weekend

Pro Football Talk
Bills avoid Week Two blackout

ESPN.com Buffalo Bills Blog
Reed among Hall of Fame nominees
Double Coverage: Panthers at Bills
Bills avoid blackout for Sunday’s game
Marrone breaks schedule into quarters
Advance-scouting the Jets

CBS Sports
Carolina at Buffalo Preview

Buffalo Rumblings
Week 2 NFL picks 2013: Bills vs. Panthers predictions
Bills vs. Panthers 2013: five questions with the enemy
Bills vs. Panthers, Bills vs. Ravens games have sold out
Stephon Gilmore injury update: Bills CB begins conditioning work
Bills vs. Panthers 2013: Cam Newton film breakdown

Buffalo Low Down
Something About Searcy

Bills Daily
Panthers Game Preview

Bleacher Report
Despite Impressive Debut, EJ Manuel Still Looking for Deep Ball Consistency

TSN
Carolina (0-1) at Buffalo (0-1)

The Sports Xchange
Bills’ Manuel transmission not yet in gear
Panthers-Bills matchup analysis


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