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BDC 12/26: Bills Prepare for Patriots

Posted by Bills Daily Charge on December 26, 2013 – 10:40 am

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DAILY REPORT
– The Buffalo Bills will travel to face the New England Patriots in the team’s final regular season game of the 2013 season on Sunday, December 29 at 1:00 p.m. This week’s game will mark the 107th regular season meeting between Buffalo and New England, with the Patriots holding a 64-41-1 advantage in the series.

– After big performances Sunday, Bills RB Fred Jackson has been nominated for the FedEx Ground Player of the Week and CB Nickell Robey has been nominated for the Pepsi Max Rookie of the Week.

To vote for Jackson, who rushed for a game-high 111 rushing yards on 19 carries eclipsing the 5,000 career rushing yards mark to become just the third Bill to achieve the feat, click here.

To vote for Robey, who produced 2.0 sacks in Buffalo’s 19-0 shutout victory over Miami, click here.

MEDIA AVAILABILITY
Thursday, December 26
Practice: 11:30 a.m. / Open to Media at Approximately 11:30 a.m. (Stretch & Individual only)
Coach Marrone Post-Practice Media Availability
Open Locker Room: Open for 45 minutes following Coach Marrone’s Availability

Friday, December 27
Practice: 11:10 a.m. / Open to Media at Approximately 11:10 a.m. (Stretch & Individual only)
Coach Marrone Post-Practice Media Availability
Open Locker Room: Open for 45 minutes following Coach Marrone’s Availability 

PHOTOS OF THE DAY
Jerry
LB Jerry Hughes is one of three Bills defenders to have tallied double digit sacks this season. Hughes, who has racked up 10.0 sacks in 2013, along with Mario Williams (13.0) and Kyle Williams (10.5) are the second Bills trio in franchise history with 10-plus sacks in a season (Bryce Paup-17.5, Bruce Smith-10.5, Phil Hansen-10.0 in 1995).  In addition, the Bills trio is the first trio in the NFL with 10.0 sacks since La’Roi Glover (17.5), Joe Johnson (12.0) and Darren Howard (11.0) accomplished the feat for the New Orleans Saints in 2000.

QUOTES OF THE DAY
Doug Marrone, Buffalo Bills Head Coach
Q: What do you think of Jerry Hughes and what he’s been able to do in finding a niche here?
A: I’ll tell you what. It’s amazing when you look at players sometimes. Sometimes it’s just a change, sometimes it’s schematic change, sometimes it’s a cultural change, sometimes it’s just a change of scenery, but Jerry’s production has been outstanding, it really has. We’ve asked him to do a lot and I think that we’ve settled in to more of a role with nickel and being able to use those traits more and more as the years goes on. Early on he was in there on the normal downs and still producing. I think Jerry is excited about the job that he’s done, we as an organization are excited that he’s here. Who knows now what the future holds for him because of his production. I think that there’s a point where, and this is what can help us, when people start saying, ‘Ok wait  a minute now, on third down you have Mario (Williams), you have Marcell (Dareus), you have Kyle (Williams) and then all of the sudden wait a minute now we’ve got this Jerry Hughes kid on the other side.’ It reminds me of teams we faced that I always had a difficult time playing when you have two very good productive defensive ends. Jerry, it’s interesting when you watch Jerry and study what he does, the first thing that comes to mind when you see him is his speed, but he has power. That’s what is important, that he is able to do both of those things and that’s why he is that productive. 

DAILY LINKS
Buffalo News- Bills seek winning record vs. AFC East

Rochester D&C- Leodis McKelvin shines for new Buffalo Bills coaches

AP- Bills-Patriots Preview

Video/Audio/Photo
BuffaloBills.com
Better Half of the Bills: Morgan

WGRZ
The Bills have plenty to play for in the season finale

TWCN
Bills Wrap Up Season on Sunday

Additional Clips
Inside The Bills
Belichick tips hat to Kyle WilliamsCarpenter closing on Christie

Pro Football Talk
McKinnie thinks Bills knew snap count

ESPN.com Buffalo Bills Blog
Bills taking Christmas day off
EJ Manuel injury update
Stat check: Defense finishing strong

NFL.com
Bryant McKinnie: Bills knew Ryan Tannehill’s cadence

Buffalo Rumblings
Buffalo Rumblings Podcast No. 21: hanging solo


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