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NFL Capsule: Jaguars at Bills

By The Associated Press
    2012-11-29 13:08

JACKSONVILLE (2-9) At BUFFALO (4-7)

Sunday, 1 p.m., CBS

OPENING LINE - Bills by 6

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Jacksonville 6-5; Buffalo 5-6

SERIES RECORD - Jaguars lead 6-5

AP PRO32 RANKING - Jaguars No. 30; Bills No. 23

LAST MEETING - Jaguars beat Bills 36-26, Nov. 10, 2010

LAST WEEK - Jaguars beat Titans 24-19; Colts beat Bills 20-13

JAGUARS OFFENSE - OVERALL (32), RUSH (31), PASS (26)

JAGUARS DEFENSE - OVERALL (31), RUSH (29), PASS (28)

BILLS OFFENSE - OVERALL (17), RUSH (7), PASS (25)

BILLS DEFENSE - OVERALL (26), RUSH (31), PASS (18)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Homecoming week for two former Bills. Coach Mike Mularkey returns to Orchard Park for first time since resigning as Bills coach following volatile offseason in January 2006, during which team president Tom Donahoe was fired. LB Paul Posluszny, Buffalo's 2007 second-round draft pick, also returns after leaving to sign with Jacksonville in July 2011. ... Mularkey 14-18 in two seasons in Buffalo. ... First meeting between two franchises was 1996 AFC wild card playoff at Orchard Park. Jaguars won 30-27 in what was Bills Hall of Fame QB Jim Kelly's final game. ... Jacksonville hasn't scored TD on opening possession since 30-20 loss to Cincinnati on Oct. 9, 2011. ... Jags have opportunity to score 20 points in three consecutive games for first time since six-game streak in middle of 2010 season. ... QB Chad Henne has gone 33 of 59 for 615 yards with six TDs and one interception since replacing injured Blaine Gabbert in second series of 43-37 OT loss at Houston on Nov. 18. ... Seven sacks allowed against Titans were season-worst and third-most in team history. ... WR Cecil Shorts has chance to extend TD receiving streak to four games to match Reggie Williams (Dec. 9-30, 2007) for team record. Shorts leads NFL with five 20-plus-yard TD catches this season. ... Bills close season with four of five at home, including annual ``home'' game at Toronto on Dec. 16 against Seattle. ... RB C.J. Spiller's 6.75 yards rushing average is third most in NFL through 11 games (minimum 110 carries) since 1960 behind only Miami's Mercury Morris (6.79 in 1973) and Cleveland's Jim Brown (6.78, 1963). ... With 74 TDs passing, QB Ryan Fitzpatrick four short of moving into third on team list ahead of Jack Kemp. ... DE Mario Williams has four sacks in two games and moved into team lead with 8 1/2. Team total 27 sacks two short of last year's total, and already matched 2010 season total. ... Have been outscored 179-104 in second half this season. ... In 25 drives into red zone over past eight games, Buffalo has nine TDs and 12 field goals. ... This is 11th time since 2000 Bills have had losing record after 11 games. ... Bills in jeopardy of extending NFL's longest active playoff drought to 13 seasons.

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