ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) - Backup quarterback Thad Lewis will start in the Buffalo Bills' season finale at New England on Sunday.
Coach Doug Marrone made the announcement following practice Friday. EJ Manuel has not been ruled out, but he will not start and is listed as doubtful because of an injured left knee.
Lewis will make his fifth start this season and second straight following a 19-0 win over Miami. He has a 2-2 record and has thrown for three touchdowns and three interceptions since his promotion from the practice squad in early October.
Manuel was hurt in a 27-20 win at Jacksonville on Dec. 15. This will be the sixth regular-season start the rookie first-round draft pick will miss this year. Manuel missed four games in October with a sprained right knee.
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