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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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Fantasy Football Player Notes RSS FeedPLAYER NOTES

Lardarius WebbJul 29 10:45a

Baltimore Ravens CB Lardarius Webb (back) missed his third straight day of practice Monday, July 28, and will undergo further testing to determine the extent of the injury, according [ More ]

Jairus ByrdJul 29 10:43a

New Orleans Saints FS Jairus Byrd (back) was activated from the Physically Unable to Perform list.

Alfonso SmithJul 29 10:43a

The San Francisco 49ers signed free-agent RB Alfonso Smith (Cardinals) to an undisclosed deal and waived/injured OT Fou Fonoti (undisclosed).

Eric WinstonJul 29 10:43a

The Seattle Seahawks signed free-agent OT Eric Winston (Cardinals) to a one-year deal.

Kelvin BenjaminJul 29 10:40a

Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee) doesn't have a timetable for his return after bruising his left knee, but he is expected to be back in days, not weeks. [ More ]

Josh ThomasJul 29 10:03a

Carolina Panthers CB Josh Thomas (undisclosed) was activated from the Non-Football Injury list and is practicing Tuesday, July 29.

Chris IvoryJul 29 09:53a

New York Jets RB Chris Ivory is likely to be the team's goal line back, according to running backs coach Anthony Lynn.

D'Aundre ReedJul 29 08:53a

The Miami Dolphins signed free-agent TE Brett Brackett (Cardinals), undrafted free-agent QB Seth Lobato (Northern Colorado) and DE D'Aundre Reed. QB Brock Jensen was waived and OG Davonte Wallace (undisclosed) was waived/injured.

Ricky SappJul 29 08:43a

The Houston Texans signed free-agent RB Tim Cornett (Cardinals) and OT Mike Farrell (Broncos) to undisclosed deals. LB Ricky Sapp was waived.

Alan BonnerJul 29 02:23a

Houston Texans WR Alan Bonner (foot) was placed on the Texans' Reserve/Injured list after clearing waivers Monday, July 28.

Brandon JenkinsJul 29 02:13a

OG James Dunbar (Bears), OT Anthony Dima (Texans), OT Jack Breckner (Colts) and LB Brandon Jenkins (Redskins) all cleared waivers Monday, July 28, and are free to sign with any team.

Menelik WatsonJul 29 01:43a

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Jimmy ClausenJul 29 12:22a

Chicago Bears QB Jimmy Clausen was accurate with his throws during practice Monday, July 28, and he led a touchdown drive during a two-minute drill. Larry Mayer of ChicagoBears.com [ More ]

Jordan ZumwaltJul 28 11:43p

Pittsburgh Steelers LB Jordan Zumwalt (groin) left practice early Monday, July 28, and WR C.J. Goodwin (shoulder) was held out of drills during practice.

Rod StreaterJul 28 11:33p

Oakland Raiders WR Rod Streater (concussion) is dealing with a concussion, head coach Dennis Allen confirmed Monday, July 28.

Odell Beckham Jr.Jul 28 11:33p

Updating a previous report, New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. (hamstring) is expected to be sidelined at least another week due to his hamstring injury. Beckham was originally [ More ]

Marcus LattimoreJul 28 11:33p

San Francisco 49ers RB Marcus Lattimore (knee) has not been cleared to practice yet due to lingering concerns about his surgically repaired right knee. However, he appears close to joining his teammates.

Chris CantyJul 28 11:33p

Baltimore Ravens DE Chris Canty (family issue) missed practice Monday, July 28. OG Will Rackley (head) and OT Parker Graham (groin) also missed practice.

Alfonso SmithJul 28 11:33p

The San Francisco 49ers are expected to announce the signing of free-agent RB Alfonso Smith (Cardinals) Tuesday, July 29. The team needs healthy reinforcements with RBs Kendall Hunter (knee) [ More ]

Juron CrinerJul 28 11:33p

Oakland Raiders WR Juron Criner (hamstring) has been sidelined from practice due to a hamstring injury, head coach Dennis Allen confirmed Monday, July 28.

Gavin EscobarJul 28 11:23p

Dallas Cowboys TE Gavin Escobar has often lined up out wide during training camp, and offensive play-caller Scott Linehan is experimenting with different ways to get him involved in the offense.

Roy MillerJul 28 10:52p

Jacksonville Jaguars DT Roy Miller (shoulder) returned to practice Monday, July 28, after being given the day off Sunday, July 27, to rest his shoulder that he had surgery on in the offseason.

Cyrus KouandjioJul 28 10:43p

Buffalo Bills OT Cyrus Kouandjio has struggled in training camp, and Joe Buscaglia of 550 Sports Radio believes that OT Erik Pears is now the frontrunner for the starting RT job.

Mario ManninghamJul 28 10:42p

New York Giants WR Mario Manningham (knee) said he is still not 100 percent confident in his surgically repaired knee. 'I'm working on it,' he said of overcoming that [ More ]

John AbrahamJul 28 10:23p

Arizona Cardinals DE John Abraham was detained, questioned and later charged with multiple counts, including DUI, on Sunday, June 29, according to arrest reports in DeKalb County. Abraham missed [ More ]

Anthony DixonJul 28 10:12p

Buffalo Bills RB Anthony Dixon was listed as the No. 3 back on the team's first official depth chart with RB Bryce Brown listed as the No. 4 back.

Scott ChandlerJul 28 10:12p

Buffalo Bills FS Kenny Ladler (hamstring), TE Scott Chandler (groin), TE Tony Moeaki (hamstring) and TE Chris Gragg (cramps) were held out of practice Monday, July 28.

Joe HawleyJul 28 10:02p

Atlanta Falcons C Joe Hawley and C Peter Konz have both been taking reps with the first-team this offseason.

Odell Beckham Jr.Jul 28 09:53p

New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. (hamstring) had tests on his injured hamstring Monday, July 28, and the results were negative, according to two sources briefed on the injury.

Danny AmendolaJul 28 09:43p

New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola has spent the offseason working with trainer Alex Guerrero. Guerrero is also QB Tom Brady's trainer, and he helped WR Julian Edelman prior to last season.

Marlon MooreJul 28 08:42p

The Cleveland Browns signed WR Marlon Moore (Dolphins) Monday, July 28.

Clay HarborJul 28 08:32p

Jacksonville Jaguars TE Clay Harbor (calf) will miss some time with a strained calf, according to John Oehser of Jaguars.com.

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