–The Buffalo Bills will make their shortest road trip of the 2012 regular season this weekend for a 1:00PM kickoff at the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. Sunday’s game will be the 17th regular season meeting between the two teams. With a win over the Browns the Bills will post back-to-back wins over Cleveland for the second time in the all-time regular season series.
NOTES OF THE DAY ENTERING WEEK THREE
*Stats compiled via www.statspass.com for games played in the month of September from 2011-2012.
–Buffalo is the only team through Week Two to have held their opponents to zero sacks, marking the second time in team history the Bills have not allowed a sack (1980) in the first two games of a season. If the Bills hold the Browns to zero sacks on Sunday, it will mark the first time in team history the Bills have held their opponents to zero sacks through Week Three and become the seventh NFL team since the 1970 merger that a team has held their opponents to zero sacks in the first three games of a season, first since 2005 (Indianapolis). (Elias Stats Bureau)
–Buffalo’s offense leads the NFL with an average of 35.2 points per game in the month of September in games played from 2011-2012.
–Buffalo has scored 23 touchdowns in games played in September from 2011-2012, four more than any other NFL team.
–QB Ryan Fitzpatrick’s 14 touchdown passes are tied for the most with Tom Brady in September (2011-2012) and his 98.1 QB rating is sixth-best (all minimum 100 passing attempts).
The Howard Simon Show – WGR 550
Janet and Nick – Kiss 98.5
Norton in the Morning – 97 Rock
Shredd and Ragan – 103.3 The Edge
QUOTE OF THE DAY
GM Buddy Nix (via WGR550 9/21/12)
On if the defensive line’s performance against Kansas City is what he envisioned:
Absolutely. That is where we want to get to. We want to win on both sides of the line and win the line of scrimmage. I am speaking for Chan, but really that is what we talk about. If we get to the point where we can do that, we will have a chance in every game.
THIS DAY IN BILLS HISTORY
September 21, 1997 — BILLS RALLY FOR SECOND LARGEST NFL COMEBACK
The Bills fell behind Indianapolis, 26-0, at Rich Stadium, and then staged an incredible comeback to take a thrilling 37-35 victory. It ranked as the second-biggest comeback in NFL regular-season history.
PHOTO OF THE DAY
Bills DT Marcell Dareus (#99) returned to the practice field on Thursday.
Buffalo News-Browns’ Weeden is a late bloomer at QB
Buffalo News-Jauron’s ‘D’ will test offense in red zone
Buffalo News-A Q&A with Bills center Eric Wood
Grantland.com-Is It Real? C.J. and the Chiefs
Cleveland Plain Dealer-Tank Carder, ex-Buffalo Bills linebacker, expects ‘dogfight’ Sunday
Willoughby News Herald-Punt coverage unit gearing up for Leodis McKelvin
ClevelandBrowns.com-Jauron aware of Fitzpatrick’s skills
Broadcast Information: Bills at Browns
Bills Focus: Red Hot In The Red Zone
In the Trenches with Andy Levitre
Kyle Williams on Browns Matchup
Buffalo Bills linebacker Nick Barnett focused on Cleveland Browns
Stevie Johnson on Run Game Success
CAPACCIO: Football Friday Flurry Week 3
Bills face opposite rookies
9/20 Mudd Rogers is pumped about the Bills win, the Browns game and chips
9/20 Joe Buscaglia reviews the Browns roster and his thoughts on sunday’s matchup
John Clayton Warns Bills Against Over Doing Spiller
Joe Buscaglia tells what shocked Bills Coach Chan Gailey
Inside The Bills
WR Martin out for Sunday, Thursday John Murphy Show, Bills on the radio, Browns injury update, Fred ahead of schedule, Byrd improved, should play Sunday, Barnett injury nothing serious, Lindell=Maytag repairman?, Byrd practicing, Barnett not, Dareus returns, Surgery day for Nelson
Press Coverage (Buffalo News)
Video: Gaughan, Graham on Bills facing Dick Jauron
Jairus Byrd’s mystery foot/ankle injury improves
Marcell Dareus back, sets sights on ‘Bama ‘reunion’
On the line from Vegas: Bettors taking Browns plus 3 over Bills
Bills vs. Browns A Strong Run Game Matchup
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