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BDC 12/14: Bills to host Seahawks in Toronto

Posted by Bills Daily Charge on December 14, 2012 – 10:40 am


–The Buffalo Bills will host the Seattle Seahawks at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Canada on Sunday at 4:05PM. Sunday’s game will be the 12 regular season meeting between Buffalo and Seattle.

–Bills WRs Stevie Johnson and Donald Jones will be promoting Sunday’s Seahawks vs. Bills game at Rogers Centre today with an appearance at Real Sports Apparel in Toronto, Canada. Johnson and Jones will participate in a Q&A session hosted by Sportsnet’s Arash Madani for 45 minutes.  Then the players will sign autographs for fans for one hour.**Players will be available for interviews at approximately 4:30 pm**



The Howard Simon Show – WGR 550
Buddy Nix 

Janet and Nick – Kiss 98.5
Shawne Merriman 

Shredd and Ragan – 103.3 The Edge
George Wilson 

The Morning Show w/ Mike Richards – TSN 1050 Toronto
Kyle Williams

The Fan 590 – Jeff Blair
Buddy Nix 

The Bryan Hayes Show – TSN 1050 Toronto
Scott Chandler – 2:30 PM

Real Sports Apparel – Toronto, ON
Stevie Johnson & Donald Jones – 4:30 PM
Maple Leaf Square (15 York Street at the corner of Bremner Blvd. and York Street)


QB Ryan Fitzpatrick
–With a touchdown throw to WR Stevie Johnson, will become the fourth tandem in team history to connect on 23 or more touchdowns
–One touchdown pass to move into third-place in team history with 78
–Four 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 record 1,000 in his Bills’ tenure
–53 completions to move into third in team history (Jack Kemp – 1,040)
–282 passing yards to join Hall of Fame QB Jim Kelly (five seasons) as the only Bills signal callers to post 3,000 passing yards in three consecutive seasons

RB C.J. Spiller
–One touchdown to post 10 in 2012
–Will reach the 100 reception mark with three catches
–Needs 56 rushing yards to record the first 1,000 yard season of his career

WR Stevie Johnson
–One touchdown catch to tally 25 in his NFL career and move into a tie for seventh on the team’s all-time receiving touchdown list (Pete Metzelaars and Peerless Price – 25)
–35 receiving yards to post 3,000 in his NFL career
–224 receiving yards to become the first wide receiver in team history to notch three straight 1,000-yard campaigns

WR Donald Jones
–Nine catches to record 50 in 2012
–113 receiving yards to tally 1,000 in his NFL career

TE Scott Chandler
–One touchdown catch to set a franchise record for most touchdown catches by a tight end in a single-season (7)
–One multi-touchdown catch game to become the first Bills tight end with four such games (Pete Metzelaars and Scott Chandler – 3)
–Two receptions to set a personal single-season best (38 in 2011)
— 17 receiving yards to tally the sixth-most in a season by a Bills tight end (504 – Lonnie Johnson – 1995)

G Andy Levitre
–Will have started each of his 62 possible games played on Sunday since entering the NFL in 2009

DE Mario Williams
–1.5 sacks to register 65.0 in his NFL career
–1.0 sack to extend his current sack streak to five games
–With a forced fumble in Sunday’s game, will have recorded one in three straight games to set a new career-long streak

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
–1.0 sack to post 10.0 in his NFL career

FS Jairus Byrd
–Will make the 55th start of his NFL career on Sunday (60th game)
–One multi-interception game to become the third Bill with five multi-pick games (Tom Janik – 6 and Billy Atkins – 5)
–One forced fumble to record 10 in his career

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

K Rian Lindell
–Will match the third-longest scoring streak in Bills history with a point on Sunday (54 games – Steve Christie 10/20/97 – 11/26/00)
–Two successful extra point attempts to total 300 with Buffalo

CB/KR/PR Leodis McKelvin
–One punt return touchdown to become the first Bill with four in his career and extend his franchise-record for a single-season to three
–64 punt return yards to move into fourth (Kevin Williams – 700) in franchise history
–10 punt return yards to overtake the franchise record for a single-season (Roscoe Parrish – 440 in 2007)

QB/WR/KR Brad Smith
–Will reach 100 kickoff career returns with his next attempt


December 14, 1975 — BILLS SET NFL RECORD IN WIN 
The Bills amassed 26 first downs to set an all-time NFL record for first downs in a season with 298. RB O.J. Simpson rushed for 185 yards in the 34-14 victory at New England, their ninth in a row over the Patriots.


DE Shawne Merriman (via Kiss 98.5)
Q: Talk about your mindset coming back to the Bills and how that experience has gone.
A: For one, I looked at it as an opportunity. I know it is the National Football League and sometimes things are going to happen. Not necessarily because I was not wanted here but just because of the numbers we had and the people we had here. At the end of the day, I was going to be the odd man out. When I had a second opportunity to come back, I wanted to make the most of it. I think I have done a pretty good job of that so far.



Bills WRs Stevie Johnson and Donald Jones will make an appearance at Real Sports Apparel today from 5-7PM in Toronto, Canada. Johnson and Jones will be promoting the Bills vs. Seahawks game in Toronto on Sunday and have an exclusive Q&A with fans.

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Associated Press-Bills LB Barnett set to play despite sore knee

Toronto Sun-Pete Carroll badly wanted to pry his Lynch-pin from Buffalo Bills

Toronto Star-Bills in Toronto: A ‘home game’ in name only leading late Bills charge for Pro Bowl nods

Audio/Video/Photo Clip
Broadcast Information: Seahawks at Bills in Toronto
“What’s the Word” with George Wilson
In the Trenches with Andy Levitre
Kyle Williams on Facing Marshawn Lynch 

WGR 550
The Toronto experiment again, UGH
Bills 2012: How did it go wrong?
Bills’ Anderson making strides to play Sunday?
Bills’ Barnett misses second straight day
12/13 Joe Buscaglia on Bills drafting philosophies and CJ Spiller’s head8
Preview: Seattle Seahawks vs. Buffalo Bills

Lynch looms large for Seahawks

Battling Beast Mode

Additional Clips
Inside The Bills
Bills on the radio, Defenders limited in return to practice, Anderson update, Barnett likely to play Sunday, Bunch of defenders back, Barnett, Wood not practicing, Mario in top 5 for sacks on 3rd & 4th down, Byrd talks with Polamalu, Reed, How Byrd is approaching free agency, Seahawks WR Rice in walking boot, Seattle QB Wilson impressed by Bills D-line

Press Coverage (Buffalo News)
Video: Will the Bills give Spiller 20 carries?
Pete Carroll happy to avoid Ralph Wilson Stadium
Seahawks Game Preview

The Sports Network
Seattle (8-5) at Buffalo (5-8)

NFL Rapid Reports (CBS Sports)
Tarvaris Jackson a forgotten man in Buffalo
DE Mark Anderson may return Sunday
Confidence vs. coverage

ESPN AFC East Blog
C.J. Spiller closing in on 1,000 yards

Pro Football Talk
Nick Barnett expected to play for Bills
Marshawn Lynch the gift that keeps on giving for Seahawks
Seahawks breaking out “Wolf Grey” uniforms for trip to Toronto

Buffalo Rumblings
Buffalo Bills’ Marcell Dareus On Aftermath Of Brother’s Murder

Pro Football Weekly
CB McKelvin giving Bills reason to keep him

All Sports WNY
#12 Jim Kelly Undergoes Neck Surgey at 12pm on 12/12/12

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