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Ravens-Bills Capsule

By The Associated Press
    2013-09-26 13:34

BALTIMORE (2-1) At BUFFALO (1-2)

1 p.m. EDT, CBS

OPENING LINE - Ravens by 3 1/2

2013 RECORD VS. SPREAD - Baltimore 2-1, Buffalo 2-1

SERIES RECORD - Ravens lead 3-2

LAST MEETING - Ravens beat Bills 37-34 OT, Oct. 24, 2010

LAST WEEK - Ravens beat Texans 30-9; Bills lost to Jets 27-20

AP PRO32 RANKING - Ravens No. 8; Bills No. 24

RAVENS OFFENSE - OVERALL (30), RUSH (25), PASS (20)

RAVENS DEFENSE - OVERALL (15t), RUSH (4), PASS (21)

BILLS OFFENSE - OVERALL (14), RUSH (5), PASS (25)

BILLS DEFENSE - OVERALL (28), RUSH (30t), PASS (19)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Only Ravens' second trip to Orchard Park, N.Y., following 19-14 loss in 2007. They've won four straight against AFC East teams, and are 7-2 under coach John Harbaugh vs. division. ... Baltimore seeking fifth consecutive 3-1 start, and has league-best 14-5 record in September since 2008. ... Defense hasn't lost beat despite losing stalwarts Ray Lewis and Ed Reed. After allowing seven touchdowns in season-opening 49-27 loss at Denver, Ravens haven't allowed TD in past two games. Also one of three teams (Dallas and Tampa Bay) that have yet to allow TD rushing this season. ... Defense has allowed just two rushes of 10 yards or longer. ... With RB Ray Rice nursing hip injury, rushing attack has struggled, having yet to top 100 yards and managing just 13 of team's 59 first downs. ... Bills defensive coordinator Mike Pettine goes against former team for second straight week. He served as Ravens' defensive assistant from 2002-08 before spending four years as Jets D-coordinator. ... Defense is banged up after losing DE Alex Carrington to season-ending quadriceps injury. Backfield depleted without starting CB Stephon Gilmore (broken left hand), backup CB Ron Brooks (broken right foot) and starting safety Jairus Byrd (plantar fasciitis both feet). Starting CB Leodis McKelvin (right hamstring) is questionable. ... Defense allowed season-worst 513 yards offense and 182 yards rushing against Jets. ... RB CJ Spiller averaging 3.6 yards per carry after finishing second in NFL last season with 6.009 average. ... Rookie QB EJ Manuel was sacked eight times by Jets after being sacked once in first two games. ... Bills' hurry-up offense is hurrying up getting off field. Ranks 31st, behind only Philadelphia, with 24:48 time of possession, and 28th in third-down conversions (14 of 45). ... Rookie LB Kiko Alonso has interceptions past two games, and team-best 27 tackles.

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Jimmy StatenNov 26 09:43p

The Seattle Seahawks signed free-agent DT Jimmy Staten (Seahawks) to their practice squad Wednesday, Nov. 26. The team also released OT Andrew McDonald from their practice squad.

Marcus ThigpenNov 26 09:03p

The Buffalo Bills claimed WR Marcus Thigpen off waivers from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Wednesday, Nov. 26. The team also waived DE Bryan Johnson.

Richard GordonNov 26 09:03p

The Tennessee Titans waived TE Richard Gordon Wednesday, Nov. 26.

Larry FitzgeraldNov 26 08:33p

Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 26.

Dwayne AllenNov 26 07:33p

Indianapolis Colts TE Dwayne Allen (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 26.

C. PattersonNov 26 06:23p

Minnesota Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 26.

Jerick McKinnonNov 26 06:13p

Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon (back) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 26.

Brandon LaFellNov 26 06:03p

New England Patriots WR Brandon LaFell (shoulder) was limited during practice Wednesday, Nov. 26.

Jace AmaroNov 26 05:13p

New York Jets TE Jace Amaro (head) is not expected to play in Week 13, because he is going through the concussion protocol.

Reggie BushNov 26 04:53p

Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush (ankle, back) was limited in practice for the third straight day Wednesday, Nov. 26, and is questionable for Week 13 against the Chicago Bears.

Jordan CameronNov 26 04:43p

Cleveland Browns TE Jordan Cameron (concussion) remains day-to-day, but the team is looking for him to practice symptom-free this week, according to head coach Mike Pettine.

Jordan ReedNov 26 04:13p

Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed (hamstring) was limited in practice Wednesday, Nov. 26, according to head coach Jay Gruden.

R. Griffin IIINov 26 02:53p

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Arian FosterNov 26 02:33p

Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (groin) has an excellent chance to return in Week 13 against the Tennessee Titans after missing the last two games.

Mark SanchezNov 26 02:23p

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Larry FitzgeraldNov 26 01:53p

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Julius ThomasNov 26 01:23p

Denver Broncos TE Julius Thomas (ankle) was limited at practice Wednesday, Nov. 26.

Phil LoadholtNov 26 12:33p

Minnesota Vikings OT Phil Loadholt (pectoral) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Wednesday, Nov. 26.

Geno SmithNov 26 12:23p

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Timothy WrightNov 26 10:43a

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R. Griffin IIINov 26 09:43a

Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III has officially been benched in favor of QB Colt McCoy in Week 13. Head coach Jay Gruden informed the team Wednesday, Nov. 26.

Colt McCoyNov 26 09:43a

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R. Griffin IIINov 25 11:43p

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Jace AmaroNov 25 05:13p

New York Jets TE Jace Amaro (concussion) is in concussion protocol, according to head coach Rex Ryan, after suffering the concussion in Week 12 against the Buffalo Bills.

R. Griffin IIINov 25 04:23p

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Michael BushNov 25 04:13p

The Arizona Cardinals signed free-agent RB Michael Bush (Bears) and cut RB Kerwynn Williams Tuesday, Nov. 25.

Brandon McManusNov 25 03:43p

The Denver Broncos waived PK Brandon McManus Tuesday, Nov. 25.

Connor BarthNov 25 03:43p

The Denver Broncos signed free-agent PK Connor Barth (Buccaneers) to an undisclosed deal Tuesday, Nov. 25, after waiving PK Brandon McManus, according to a source.

Reggie BushNov 25 03:13p

Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush (ankle) said he'll be ready to play Thursday, Nov. 27, after missing Week 12 with an ankle injury.

Latavius MurrayNov 25 02:43p

Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray (concussion) will undergo baseline testing for his concussion Tuesday, Nov. 25, according to a league source. He is feeling good, but he must go [ More ]

Brian HoyerNov 25 01:53p

Cleveland Browns QB Brian Hoyer was never in danger of being benched in favor of QB Johnny Manziel in the team's Week 12 win over the Atlanta Falcons, according [ More ]

Blake BortlesNov 25 01:33p

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles went 15-for-27 for just 146 yards and an interception in the team's Week 12 loss to the Indianapolis Colts, and he hasn't tossed a [ More ]

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