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BDC 10/25: Bills Head to New Orleans

Posted by Bills Daily Charge on October 25, 2013 – 9:21 am

— The Buffalo Bills will play their second of two back-to-back road games Sunday afternoon against the Saints. Sunday’s game will mark the 10th regular season meeting between Buffalo and New Orleans with the Saints holding a 5-4 advantage in the regular season series vs. the Bills.

RB C.J. Spiller
• 50 rushing yards to reach 2,500 in his career
• 79 receiving yards to record 1,000 in his career

RB Fred Jackson
• One rushing touchdown to move into a tie with Jack Kemp for seventh most in team history (25)
• 33 receiving yards to join Thurman Thomas (11,938 / 4,341) as them second player in team history to post 4,000 rushing and 2,000 receiving yards

WR Stevie Johnson
• Four catches to move into 10th in team history (Jerry Butler – 278)
• 26 receiving yards to move into 10th in Bills history (Josh Reed: 3,575)

DE Mario Williams
• Will extend his consecutive games with a sack streak to five with a quarterback takedown
• 1.5 sacks to record 75 in his NFL career
• 4.0 sacks to match a personal single-season best of 14.0 (2007)

DT Marcell Dareus
• 1.5 sacks to match single-season personal bests of 5.5 in 2011 and 2012

LB Kiko Alonso
• Five tackles to record 75 in his rookie campaign

K Dan Carpenter
• Will match Rian Lindell (16 – 11/4/12-12/23/12) for the third-longest consecutive field goals made streak if he connects on his next try

Through seven games, DT Marcell Dareus has tallied 34 tackles (20 solo) and 4.0 sacks – just 1.5 sacks away from his career high of 5.5. 

DOUG MARRONE, Buffalo Bills Head Coach on WGR 550
Q: Can you talk a little bit about Marcell Dareus’ season? He’s been a big factor in the defense. Dareus and the pressure and the run stopping, I think he’s having a tremendous run of games. Can you just talk a little bit about the progress you’ve seen from him?
A: I’m glad you brought that up because he is really going under the radar a little bit. He’s really been playing really really well for us. When you get a big guy like that, he’s making plays from sideline to sideline and obviously with the pass rushing ability and stopping the run. He’s really giving us everything and I still see him improving week to week which is a great thing. I think he’s done a great job in the weight room; he’s done a great job with his weight. His attitude has been excellent; he has a big smile on his face. He’s really playing extremely well and I really think that Coach (Anthony) Weaver is doing a great job, not just with Marcell, but with all those defensive lineman.

Buffalo News- Mario’s superlative season a threat to record books

Buffalo News- Spiller, Lawson may be unavailable to face Saints

Rochester D&C- Nickell Robey earning his keep with Buffalo Bills

Times-Picayune- Buffalo Bills coach Doug Marrone grateful for time with New Orleans Saints Doug Marrone, Kyle Williams quotes from Wednesday conference calls Spiller understands why Marrone may sit him Sunday Making special teams coverage look Easley

Under Review: Dareus
Bills Focus: Marrone Returns to the Big Easy
The John Murphy Show October 24

Bills’ Spiller’s chances for Sunday are ”extremely slim”
Bills’ Lawson suffers setback; Jackson returns

Inside Edge: Bills at Saints
Sport Science: Never Say Never

Kiss 98.5
Buffalo Bills Head Coach Doug Marrone
Preview: Buffalo Bills vs. New Orleans Saints

Brees has high praise for Bills D

Marrone and Payton Remain Close

Additional Clips
Inside The Bills
Bills on the radioWhere Spiller feels ankle has improvedSaints TE Graham misses practice againFred practices, but limitedThrowback Thursday: T.J. Graham’s early yearsLawson has setbackSpiller doing work on sideFred, C.J. Both dressed for practiceBrees very familiar with MarioBills lead NFL in possessionsMario: defense’s success is due to coachingLewis settling in at quarterback

Buffalo News (Press Coverage Blog)
Marcell Dareus on his way to destroying last year’s stat line
Manny Lawson, C.J. Spiller sit out practice
Games-played streaks in jeopardy for C.J. Spiller, Manny Lawson
Video: Bills take on Saints in what could be blowout loss

Rochester D&C (Bills Eye Blog)
Spiller May Not Play

Pro Football Talk
Jackson thinks Spiller is at only 75 percent
PFT One-on-one: Jackson believes it’s his job to protect the quarterback
C.J. Spiller says there’s “no feud” with Doug Marrone
Bills could sit Spiller this week
C.J. Spiller might rest for Buffalo Bills as ankle heals Bills Blog
Double Coverage: Bills at Saints
Buffalo Bills RB injury update
Bills’ Manny Lawson suffers setback
Spiller: ‘No feud’ with Bills coach over ankle
Has Mario Williams met Bills’ expectations?

Buffalo Rumblings
Week 8 NFL picks 2013: Bills vs. Saints predictions
Bills vs. Saints 2013: C.J. Spiller, Manny Lawson miss practice Thursday
Bills vs. Saints 2013: Jimmy Graham effect in New Orleans offense

Pro Football Focus
3TFO: Bills @ Saints, Week 8

Buffalo (3-4) at New Orleans (5-1)

The Sports Xchange
Game Scout: Bills-Saints

Bills Daily
Saints Game Preview


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