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BDC 11/15: Ralph Wilson, Jr. Guarantees Sellout Sunday

Posted by Bills Daily Charge on November 15, 2013 – 10:38 am

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DAILY REPORT
— The Buffalo Bills and Owner Ralph Wilson, Jr. have guaranteed a sellout of this Sunday’s game versus the New York Jets at Ralph Wilson Stadium. The game, presented by the New York National Guard, will be televised locally. “Mr. Wilson has again generously guaranteed the purchase of the remaining tickets for this weekend’s game,” said Bills President and CEO Russ Brandon.  “As part of our Salute to Service initiative, Mr. Wilson has donated the proceeds of all remaining tickets sold to Wounded Warrior Project.”  Tickets will remain available for fan purchase through gametime on Sunday. The Bills encourage fans interested in attending Sunday’s game to purchase tickets by logging on to buffalobills.com, ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-877-BB-TICKS (1-877-4257).

— The Bills will host a number of on-field initiatives during the “Salute to Service” game to honor members of our Armed Forces. With the help of Bills players and coaches, the New York National Guard will unfurl and unveil a full-field American flag during pregame festivities. The Guard will also conduct a live oath reaffirmation ceremony on-field at halftime during the Salute to Service game. The Bills will host 10 members of each the five military branches – Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard – on-field prior to kickoff to be honored for their service. To further honor our Armed Forces and the commitment they make to our country, Bills players will wear National Guard decals on the back of their helmets. This week’s non-profits benefitting from the 50/50 raffle include Wounded Warrior Project and Clear Path for Veterans.

WHAT TO LOOK FOR SUNDAY
QB EJ Manuel
• One touchdown pass to match Trent Edwards (7, 2007) for the second-most among Bills rookie quarterbacks

RB C.J. Spiller
• 29 receiving yards to record 1,000 in his career 

RB Fred Jackson
• One rushing score to tie Antowain Smith for sixth in team history (26) and to set a personal single-season best of seven 

TE Scott Chandler
• Will match Reuben Grant (15) for third-most touchdown catches among Bills tight ends all-time with his next scoring grab 

DT Kyle Williams
• 0.5 sack to match a personal single-season best of 5.5 (2010)

DE Mario Williams
• 0.5 of a sack to record 75 in his NFL career

DT Marcell Dareus
• 0.5 a sack to match single-season personal bests of 5.5 (2011, 2012)

LB Kiko Alonso
• Will record his 100th tackle of the season with his next defensive stop and become the first Bills rookie linebacker since 1990 to reach the century mark in his freshman campaign (StatsPass.com) 

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

MEDIA AVAILABILITY
Friday, November 15th
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 16th
No Media Availability 

PHOTO OF THE DAY
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The Buffalo Bills will host 50 active members of the military – 10 from each branch – on the field prior to kickoff against the New York Jets. The servicemen and women will march onto the field at Ralph Wilson Stadium to be honored for their commitment, and a rendition of God Bless America will be performed at that time. Following their departure from the field, a full-field flag will cover the playing surface during the performance of the National Anthem. At halftime, the New York National Guard will participate in a live reaffirmation ceremony on-field. 

QUOTE OF THE DAY
ERIC WOOD, Buffalo Bills Center on Kiss 98.5
Q: You’ve got a huge announcement to make?
A: As part of our Salute to Service initiative, Mr. Wilson has guaranteed a sellout this weekend’s game versus the New York Jets. Beginning right now, fans can go to select NOCO locations and purchase two tickets for only 25 dollars to see the game this Sunday. All proceeds from tickets sold at NOCO will go towards the Wounded Warriors Project. 

Q: We know Wounded Warriors does a lot for the families when they get back from these conflicts. That’s incredible that Mr. Wilson is going to do that.
A: It’s extremely generous of him and extremely class act by him. With the Salute to Service initiative that’s going on in the NFL right now, we couldn’t be happier that he would do this. 

DAILY LINKS
Buffalo News- Hughes busts into spotlight for Bills

Buffalo News- Jets’ Nelson looks forward to facing ex-teammates

Rochester D&C- Buffalo Bills’ Marcus Easley heads in new direction

AP- Bills granted 1-day extension to avoid TV blackout

AP- Jets-Bills Preview

BuffaloBills.com- Glenn proving to be a reliable protector

BuffaloBills.com- Bills granted extension to avoid Jets game blackout

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