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BDC 12/16: Bills Defeat Jaguars 27-20

Posted by Bills Daily Charge on December 16, 2013 – 10:02 am

— The Buffalo Bills defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars 27-20 on Sunday at EverBank Field. The Bills are now 5-9 on the season. The offense was led by rookie QB EJ Manuel and by the running game. Manuel completed 17 of his 24 pass attempts for 193 yards, two touchdowns and an interception.  With his two touchdown passes on the day Manuel now has 11 on the season, which is the new franchise record for touchdown passes by a Bills rookie. Manuel also picked up 37 yards on the ground and scored on a eight yard run in the second quarter that gave the Bills a 17-10 lead. The victory was Manuel’s first career victory on the road. The ground game put up one of their best performances of the season as the team picked up 198 yards for the day and the Manuel touchdown scramble. RB Fred Jackson had 80 yards on 17 attempts and RB C.J. Spiller had 67 yards on 13 attempts. With their totals for the day, Spiller now has 745 yards and Jackson has 725 yards on the season. They are just the second Bills running backs to produce 700-plus rushing yards in a season (OJ Simpson 1,817 & Jim Braxton 823 in 1975). Rookie WR Robert Woods had one the best days of his young career as he hauled in five catches for a career-high 82 yards and a touchdown. The defense was again led by their ability to create turnovers and apply pressure to the quarterback. They recorded five sacks on the day which raises their season total to 49. For the day, rookie CB Nickell Robey, DT Kyle Williams, DT Marcell Dareus, LB Manny Lawson and LB Jerry Hughes all recorded a sack. The Bills now have four players with 8+ sacks (Mario Williams-12.0, Jerry Hughes- 9.0, Kyle Williams- 8.0, Marcell Dareus- 8.0) for the first time since individual sacks became an official statistic in 1982.  On the turnover front, DB Aaron Williams and CB Stephon Gilmore each had interceptions on the day and Nickell Robey notched a fumble recovery. 

8:00 am – Fred Jackson- WGR 550 – The Howard Simon Show

4:00 pm – Eric Wood – WGR 550 – Schopp and the Bulldog

Bills CB Stephon Gilmore picked off a pass from Jaguars QB Chad Henne midway through the fourth quarter to help put the finishing touches on the Bills 27-20 win.    

RB Fred Jackson tallied 80 yards in 17 carries yesterday, lead a Bills rushing attack that finished the game with 198 yards and a score via the ground.  

WR Robert Woods led the Bills receiving corps, catching five passes for 82 yards and a score. 

DOUG MARRONE, Buffalo Bills Head Coach
On WR Robert Woods’ performance…
“I thought Robert played well. He was targeted six times and had five receptions. I think it’s the same thing. You don’t see the accuracy by the quarterback where he really put it there. You saw Robert and some of the receivers do a nice job with the catch radius. There were able to go out and catch a ball that was here or catch a ball that was there. It wasn’t necessary perfect, but they were able to make those plays.”  

EJ MANUEL, Buffalo Bills Quarterback
On the two long touchdown drives…
“I think that’s part of our maturation as an offense especially as young guys in the skill positions – understanding the situations.  I think we converted a lot better on third downs than we did last week.  It was huge for us to keep those drives going.” 

Buffalo News- Opportunistic defense rides to Bills’ rescue

Buffalo News- Johnson tries to play through emotional pain of mother’s passing

Buffalo News- Marrone lets EJ right his own ship

Buffalo News- Jackson, Spiller get rolling after slow start

Buffalo News- Quarterly Report: Bills 27, Jaguars 20

Rochester D&C- Bills beat Jaguars 27-20

Rochester D&C- Manuel well aware he needs to improve

Rochester D&C- Stevie Johnson plays with a heavy heart for Bills

Rochester D&C- EJ Manuel made big-time throw

Rochester D&C- Report card

Canandaigua Daily Messenger- Secondary stands out in good-enough performan

Auburn Citizen- Defense, E.J. Manuel make key plays in Bills’ 27-20 win over Jaguars

Toronto Sun- Manuel shakes out of funk, leads Bills to win at Jacksonville

AP- Manuel leads Bills to 27-20 win at Jaguars

AP- Bills WR Johnson plays Jaguars with heavy heart

AP- Jaguars’ 3-game winning streak ends amid miscues

AP- 5 things to know after Bills win 27-20 at Jaguars Bills hang on for 27-20 win in Jacksonville Wood and Manuel reconnect in passing game Stevie plays despite news of mother’s passing Doug Marrone: ”I am very proud of this team” EJ Manuel: ”That’s part of our maturation as an offense” C.J. Spiller: ”It feels good to get a win down here”

Stevie Johnson on his Decision to Play
Bills Roundup: Defense, Manuel’s 3 TD’s Lead Way
Kiko Alonso on Big Stops For The Bills Defense
C.J. Spiller on Running Game Bouncing Back
Doug Marrone Postgame Press Conference
EJ Manuel Postgame Press Conference 

Game Wrap: Bills @ Jaguars
Sideline Reactions: Bills 27 – Jaguars 20
Bills’ Manuel takes a baby step
Bills defense is a puzzle

Manuel Lifts Bills Past Jaguars
Sunday Blitz: Bills-Jaguars Recap
Week 15: Bills vs. Jaguars highlights
Summers 1-yard touchdown
WK 15 Can’t-Miss Play: Buffalo Bills safety Aaron Williams strips six away from Bills
Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Mike Brown fumbles
Buffalo Bills quarterback EJ Manuel 8-yard touchdown
Buffalo Bills wide receiver Robert Woods 7-yard touchdown
Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Chad Henne intercepted

EJ throws two TDs and runs one in win

Bills down Jags in bounce back effort

Bills Overcome Inconsistencies, Beat Jaguars 27-20

Manuel, Bills top Jaguars 27-20

Manuel Rebounds Slightly

Manuel leads Bills to 27-20 win at Jaguars

Time Warner Cable News
Bills edge Jaguars, 27-20

Additional Clips
Inside The Bills
Long drives an encouraging signGilmore played a hunch on INTFB Summers scores big pointsAaron Williams turns twoUrbik’s solid play keeps ‘Unga on benchFred, C.J. join 700 duo clubJones-Drew, Shorts both inactiveKiko, Urbik to playReport: WR Shorts out for JagsWhere has the tempo gone?What Bills do with iffy opposing players

Buffalo News Press Coverage Blog
Stevie Johnson mourns mother’s death with his Bills brothers
EJ Manuel says the offense is maturing
Points after: Bills 27, Jaguars 20
Third-quarter analysis: Bills letting Jaguars hang around
Williams, Dareus injured
Second-quarter analysis: ‘Good EJ’ on display
Stevie Johnson plays a day after his mother, 48, dies
First-quarter analysis: EJ Manuel’s struggles overshadow strong defensive start
Kiko Alonso will go for Bills; Jags scratch MJD, Shorts

Pro Football Talk
Bills get solid game from EJ Manuel in victory at Jacksonville
Bills’ offense hits its stride as Buffalo takes 20-10 halftime lead
Jaguars off to nice start in quest to win fourth straight
Maurice Jones-Drew inactive for Sunday’s game against Bills
Cecil Shorts to miss Sunday’s game vs. Buffalo Bills Blog
Kiko Alonso, Kraig Urbik active for Bills
Rapid Reaction: Buffalo Bills
Latest rebound raises bar for EJ Manuel
Bills’ Johnson plays despite mother’s death

Buffalo Rumblings
Bills-Jaguars final score: Buffalo outlasts Jacksonville, 27-20
Stevie Johnson plays vs. Jaguars following mother’s unexpected passing
Bills vs. Jaguars inactives: seven healthy scratches, again

AFC East Daily
Williams swings board 10 points in Bills’ victory

All Sports WNY
Buffalo Bills Hold Off Jaguars 27-20

Bleacher Report
Bills take Down Jags
Takeaways from Buffalo’s Win Over Jax

Buffalo 27, Jacksonville 20

The Sports Xchange
Manuel leads Bills over Jaguars
Bills-Jaguars: What we learned
Immediate reactions: Bills 27, Jaguars 20

Bills Daily
Bills Hold On For 27-20 Road Win
Bills Win Despite Inconsistent Play


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