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Buffalo Bills

Stadium: Ralph Wilson Stadium | Coach: Doug Marrone
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense26th122.2 (13th)198.5 (29th)
Defense10th71.5 (3rd)266.2 (25th)

Last Game

Sun, September 28
NRG Stadium
on CBS Sports
Buffalo Bills
at
Houston Texans
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Game Leaders

BUF
Passing: E. Manuel (21-44, 225)
Rushing: C. Spiller (15-60)
Receiving: M. Williams (2-84)

HOU
Passing: R. Fitzpatrick (25-37, 268)
Rushing: R. Fitzpatrick (6-14)
Receiving: A. Johnson (6-71)

Schedule

Sun Sep 7
W 23 - 20at CHI
Recap
Sun Sep 14
W 29 - 10MIA
Recap
Sun Sep 21
L 22 - 10SD
Recap
Sun Sep 28
L 23 - 17at HOU
Recap
1:00 pm EDT
Sun Oct 5
FOXat DET
1:00 pm EDT
Sun Oct 12
NE
1:00 pm EDT
Sun Oct 19
MIN
1:00 pm EDT
Sun Oct 26
at NYJ
1:00 pm EST
Sun Nov 9
KC
8:25 pm EST
Thu Nov 13
at MIA
1:00 pm EST
Sun Nov 23
NYJ
1:00 pm EST
Sun Nov 30
CLE
4:05 pm EST
Sun Dec 7
at DEN
1:00 pm EST
Sun Dec 14
GB
4:25 pm EST
Sun Dec 21
at OAK
1:00 pm EST
Sun Dec 28
at NE

Standings

AFC
East
CONF
W-L-T
Overall
W-L-T
Buffalo1-2-02-2-0
Miami2-2-02-2-0
New England1-2-02-2-0
New York1-0-01-3-0
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Bills add Jamie Childers, cut D.J. Tialavea
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

The Bills signed tight end Jamie Childers to their practice squad and released tight end D.J. Tialavea from the squad.

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Fantasy Analysis | 1412022225
Lions could give Kyle Orton a rude welcome
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

Bills quarterback Kyle Orton won't exactly be getting the softest landing when he makes his first start in Week 5, with the Lions on the schedule.

Detroit's defense has done an excellent job against quarterbacks this season, allowing just 12.5 Fantasy points per game, the third-lowest mark in the league. Opposing passers have yet to register a multiple touchdown game against the Lions, with only Cam Newton notching better than 12 Fantasy points against them.

The Lions feature one of the league's best defensive lines, and have racked up 10 sacks through four games, good for fifth in the league. Fortunately, this should at least be one place where strength matches up against strength for the Bills, as they have allowed just six sacks in four games.

This won't be an easy way for Orton's time as the Bills' starter to begin, especially since the Lions also stop the run very well. He has some weapons around him, but Orton could struggle at first, and probably doesn't have much upside as a short-term Fantasy option. 

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Fantasy Analysis | 1412021045
Sammy Watkins likely helped by QB change
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

Bills rookie receiver Sammy Watkins has gotten off to a rocky start to his NFL career, which is to be expected given how difficult life can be for rookie wide receivers. And he hasn't been helped much by the lackluster play of EJ Manuel, who was officially replaced as the starting quarterback by Kyle Orton Monday.

Orton has started just one game over the last two seasons, when he threw for 358 yards for the Cowboys in Week 17 a year ago. And, the good news for Watkins is, he made liberal usage of his No. 1 receiver Dez Bryant in that game, as the duo connected eight times for 99 yards and a touchdown.

There is a reason Orton is a backup at this point in his career, but there is also a reason the Bills brought in competition for Manuel in the first place. The second-year passer has looked Watkins' way 32 times, but mostly on short passes, which has been his Mo. -- no quarterback has picked up a larger share of his yards after the catch than Manuel's 65.5 percent mark. By comparison, 55.6 percent of Orton's yards in 2011 came through the air. At the very least, this change should allow the team to unleash Watkins a bit more.

Watkins will continue to have his ups and downs, but this should increase his ceiling moving forward. With how much of a focal point the Bills have made him, he remains someone Fantasy owners want to keep on the roster. Whether he will be worth using on a weekly basis remains to be seen.

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Bills to start Kyle Orton over EJ Manuel in Week 5
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Bills head coach Doug Marrone told reporters in his Monday press conference that the team will start Kyle Orton over EJ Manuel at quarterback for Week 5 at Detroit, per the team's official website.

After starting the season 0-2, Manuel and the Bills have dropped back-to-back games. Over that span, he compiled 463 passing yards with a 3-to-2 touchdown-to-interception ratio. He was sacked five times over that two-game stretch.

"It wasn't all EJ's fault. We just need more overall production from that position," Marrone said, via WGR Sportsradio 550.

After being released by the Cowboys in July and contemplating retirement, Orton signed with the Bills at the end of the preseason. It will be Orton's first start since Week 17 of last season.

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Bills RB doesn't believe benching EJ Manuel will resolve issues
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

After opening the season 2-0, the Bills have dropped two straight games and the calls for a change at quarterback are getting louder and louder as EJ Manuel has a quarterback rating of 80.3 through four games. 

However, running back Fred Jackson said during an interview Monday with WGR Sportsradio 550 the team's struggles can't all be blamed on Manuel.

"This is a long season. It’s only Week 4," Jackson said, per the team's official website. "We can’t go into panic mode and try to change everything and revamp this and that. We have 12 games left in the season. We’ve got to respond. It’s not only on EJ to respond to the last two weeks. It’s on all of us. I can’t sit here and say all the blame goes to EJ because it doesn’t. We’ve got to get stuff done and every player on our team has to improve including myself. It’s not one of those things where I’m going to say bench EJ and put Kyle (Orton) in and it’s going to magically be better. I don’t think benching him is the right answer. I think we have to go in and re-evaluate everything that we’re doing and that’s how we’ll find the answers."

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