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BDC 11/7: Bills Prepare for Steelers

Posted by Bills Daily Charge on November 7, 2013 – 10:58 am

— The Buffalo Bills will travel to Pittsburgh for a Week 10 match-up at the Steelers this Sunday. This weekend’s game will mark the 21st regular season meeting between Buffalo and Pittsburgh, with the Steelers holding a 12-8 advantage in the series.


QB Thad Lewis
144 passing yards to reach 1,000 in his NFL career

QB EJ Manuel
Two touchdown passes to match Trent Edwards (2007, 7) for the second-most among Bills rookie quarterbacks

 RB C.J. Spiller
22 rushing yards to record 500 in 2013

 RB Fred Jackson
Three receiving yards to join Thurman Thomas (11,938 / 4,341) as the second player in team history to post 4,000 rushing and 2,000 receiving yards

 WR Stevie Johnson
One catch to move into ninth in team history (Peerless Price – 288)

DT Kyle Williams
2.5 sacks to notch 25.0 in his NFL career

DE Mario Williams
3.0 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

DE Jerry Hughes
A sack to record a new single-season best (4.0 in 2013 and 2012)

LB Kiko Alonso
11 tackles to record 100 in 2013

K Dan Carpenter
Will match Booth Lusteg (19) for ninth on the team’s field goal made chart with his next successful kick

P Brian Moorman
Needs three punts inside the opponents 20 yard line to record 250 in his Bills’ tenure

Thursday, November 7th
Practice: 11:30 AM / Open to Media at Approximately 11:30 AM (Stretch & Individual only)
Coach Marrone Post-Practice Media Availability
Open Locker Room: Following Coach Marrone’s Availability for 45 minutes

Friday, November 8th
Practice: 10:30 AM / Open to Media at Approximately 10:45 AM (Stretch & Individual only)
Coach Marrone Post-Practice Media Availability
Open Locker Room: Following Coach Marrone’s Availability for 45 minutes
Coordinators/Assistant Coach Post-Practice Media Availability (requests need to be submitted to the Bills Media Relations Dept.)

Saturday, November 10th
No Media Availability

Warner,Charley action b &w
Defensive back Charley Warner’s record 102-yard kickoff return was the highlight of the Bills’ 23-7 victory over the Patriots in Boston. (Photo above is from a Warner kickoff return versus Denver)

DOUG MARRONE, Buffalo Bills Head Coach
Q: Do you think the timing of this will help the team believe it can make the playoffs?
A: What I spoke to the team about today is, I told them this ‘A lot of time when you are not getting results that you want, even the most confident of coaches and players a lot of time they start question and believing what they can and cannot do. What happens a lot of times with people that get themselves in trouble is that they forget what they are doing well and really try to wave a magic wand to make complete changes. That is not where we are at. We have done a lot of things well. There are really two areas of concern that we have.’ Meaning that I spoke to the team about  ‘Hey, here is what we are doing well and can improve on, but these are the two areas that are really getting us right now. One of them is obviously the turnovers. We are minus six in the last two games. We are minus three in the last two games, which we haven’t won a game here when you are minus three and not many teams do. And from the other standpoint prior to that, we were getting about two takeaways per game from the defensive side. We were not able to get any takeaways in our last two games. Obviously what we have to do in the red zone, our red zone touchdown we are 31st in the league at 42%. So for us we are going to have to make some changes and do some different things in the red zone because we have to be more successful. But there are other things that we just have to keep doing the same and do them better.’


Buffalo News-Bills Hall of Famer DeLamielleure confirms brain damage

Buffalo News-Bills’ Manuel hopes practice makes perfect

Buffalo News-Bullying issue collides with archaic NFL rites

Buffalo News-Team shines on third and short

Rochester D&C-Buffalo Bills say Richie Incognito crossed line

Associated Press-QB Manuel’s return provides Bills a boost

Associated Press-Bills WR Woods’ status questionable

Associated Press-Bills-Steelers Preview Steve Tasker became a Buffalo Bill holds on Manuel decision to watch for: Bills at Steelers Marrone: ”Our goal is to make the playoffs” Manuel: ”I definitely feel like I can go”

Better Half of the Bills: Tara Sanborn
Bills Roundup: Manuel Preparing to Start
Doug Marrone Wednesday Press Conference
Women’s Association gathers for Touchdown Turkeys
Stevie Johnson on EJ Manuel’s Return
Fred Jackson on Possibility of EJ Returning
EJ Manuel Wednesday Press Conference
High School Coach of the Week: Sweet Home
The John Murphy Show November 6

WGR 550
EJ Manuel closing in on return for Bills
Bills’ Spiller a full-go; Sunday in doubt for Woods

Former Buffalo Bill has signs of CTE
A4I: Don’t doubt the Moats
Manuel expected to start vs. Steelers

Joe DeLamielleure Diagnosed with CTE
Bills QB Manuel appears set to return
Take 2: Bills vs. Steelers Preview

Additional Clips

Inside The Bills
The fixes: turnovers, red zone offense, Bills players support KED Telethon, Steelers injury report, Bills injury report, Goodwin could be limited Thursday, WR plans with Woods, Goodwin up in air, Marrone: Holding on QB decision, Lewis second man thru, Manuel 1st in rotation, Schein sees Bills still in Wild Card mix, Jets home game ticket update

Press Coverage (Buffalo News)
Joe DeLamielleure’s suspicions affirmed by CTE diagnosis
Bills getting healthy; C.J. Spiller off injury report first time in 7 weeks
EJ Manuel expected to start Sunday against Steelers
Bills are good on third and short; it’s red zone that’s the issue

ESPN Bills Blog
Eric Wood adds insight on Incognito
Bills QB Manuel practices, eyes start Sunday
C.J. Spiller removed from injury report
Robert Woods unlikely to play Sunday
Steelers D tough on rookie QBs
Robert Woods (ankle) misses practice
Bills CEO weighs in on Manuel status

Around the League (
Eagles’ Nick Foles, Bills’ EJ Manuel in line to start at QB

Pro Football Talk
Russ Brandon: Unless Manuel has a setback, he should play Sunday

ESPN AFC East Blog
Eric Wood adds insight on Incognito

Buffalo Rumblings
Buffalo Rumblings Podcast No. 14: your worst nightmare, butthorn
Bills vs. Steelers: EJ Manuel, Thad Lewis return to practice
Bills vs. Steelers 2013: Week 10 news, analysis & more

AFC East Daily
Manuel ‘confident’ but Marrone noncommittal

Bills Eye (Rochester D&C)
Manuel Expects to Start Sunday

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