BUFFALO TRAVELS TO JACKSONVILLE
The Buffalo Bills will make their second consecutive road trip to Florida in Week 15 with a 1:00 p.m. match-up at the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. Sunday’s game will mark the 12th regular season meeting between Buffalo and Jacksonville, with the Bills holding a 6-5 advantage in the series.
With a win over Jacksonville on Sunday, Buffalo will:
• Defeat the Jaguars for the second straight time (12/2/2012, 34-18)
BILLS-JAGUARS REGULAR SEASON SERIES
• Overall regular season record: 6-5
• Bills on road at Jaguars: 3-2
• Last meeting on road: 11/22/2009, L 15-18
• First regular season meeting: 12/14/1997, L 14-20 at Buffalo
• Last regular season meeting: 12/2/2012, W 34-18 at Buffalo
The Bills will host the Miami Dolphins in their final home game at Ralph Wilson Stadium in 2013 on Sunday, December 22 at 1:00 p.m.
Buffalo and Jacksonville will meet for the 12th time in the regular season this week. The Bills are 6-5 all-time against the Jaguars and won the last game against Jacksonville (34-18, 12/2/2012 at Buffalo). Sunday’s game at EverBank Field will mark the third meeting in the month of December between the two teams (1-1).
BILLS-JAGUARS SERIES HIGHS
Jaguars: 104, Fred Taylor 11/25/2007 @ JAC
Bills: 197, Terrell Owens 11/22/2009 @ JAC
Jaguars: 94, Keenan McCardell 12/14/1997 @ BUF
Bills: 314, Drew Bledsoe 9/14/2003 @ JAC
Jaguars: 317, Mark Brunell 12/14/1997 @ BUF
• Buffalo DB Coach Donnie Henderson held the same position with the Jaguars in 2008.
• Bills OL
• Bills G
• Jaguars STC Mike Mallory played for the Bills in 1993.
• Jacksonville LB Paul Posluszny was drafted by the Bills in the second round of the 2007 NFL Draft and he played in Buffalo through the 2010 season.
• Jaguars OT Sam Young played for the Bills from 2011 through the first four games of the 2013 season.
• Bills RB
•Jaguars GM David Caldwell is a Buffalo, N.Y. native.
• Bills HC Doug Marrone coached with Jaguars STC Mike Mallory in New Orleans.
• Bills DC Mike Pettine and Jaguars OC Jedd Fisch coached together while at Baltimore. Pettine was a defensive assistant in 2004 and coached outside linebackers from 2005-08, while Fisch was the assistant quarterbacks coach from 2004-07. Jaguars OQC Coach Tony Sorrentino also was on the staff with the Ravens, serving a summer internship in 2007.
• Bills OC Nathaniel Hackett coached with Jaguars HC Gus Bradley while in Tampa Bay (2006-07). Hackett was an OQC while Bradley was the team’s DQC coach and linebackers coach. Jaguars TE/AST coach Ron Middleton also coached with Hackett in Tampa Bay.
• Bills STC Danny Crossman coached with Jaguars OL coach George Yarno in Detroit from 2010-12, serving in the same capacities.
• Bills WR coach Ike Hilliard was the AWR coach of the Miami Dolphins in 2011 while Jaguars QB Chad Henne was a member of Miami’s roster.
• Bills DE
• Bills TE
• Bills LB
• Buffalo RB C.J. Spiller (2006-09) played alongside Jaguars DE Andre Branch (2008-11) at Clemson.
• Bills DT
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• Bills CB
• Dareus also played with former Tide teammate Jaguars LS Carson Tinker (2008-12).
• Bills OL
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• Bills DT
• Bills WR
WHAT TO LOOK FOR
QB EJ Manuel
• One touchdown pass to match a franchise record among rookie signal callers (Dennis Shaw: 1970, 10)
• 16 pass completions to surpass Dennis Shaw (178, 1970) for the most among Bills rookie quarterbacks
• 221 passing yards to record 2,000 on the season
RB C.J. Spiller
• 77 rushing yards to move into 10th in team history (Jim Braxton, 2,842)
RB Fred Jackson
• Will play in the 90th game of his NFL career on Sunday
• One rushing score to tie Travis Henry for fifth in team history (27)
• 36 yards from scrimmage to record 1,000 in 2013
• 124 rushing yards to become the third player in team history with 5,000
• Sunday’s game will mark the 75th game in his NFL career
• Will extend his current streak of consecutive games with a catch to 60 with a reception at Jacksonville
• Three catches to pass Pete Metzelaars (302) for sixth-most in Bills record books
• 172 receiving yards yards to move into eighth in team history and to become the eighth Bill with 4,000 receiving yards
• One reception to reach 50 in his NFL career
• 92 receiving yards to reach 500 in his rookie season and to become the eighth rookie in team history to record 500
TE Scott Chandler
• Will match Reuben Grant (15) for third-most touchdown catches among Bills tight ends all-time with his next scoring grab
• One catch to set a personal single-season high (43 in 2013 and 2012)
• Seven catches to post his first 50 reception season
DT Marcell Dareus
• 2.0 sacks to post 20.0 in his NFL career
DE Mario Williams
• Will match Bruce Smith’s 1989 campaign of 13.0 sacks for the ninth-most quarterback takedowns in a season among Bills with his next sack
• 2.0 sacks to match a personal single-season best of 14.0 (2007)
DE Alan Branch
• Three tackles to match a career-high of 35 in 2010
• 2.0 sacks to record the first double-digit sack season of his NFL career
• Five tackles to set a career-high (67 in 2009)
• Two interceptions to match a franchise record among rookie linebackers set by Mike Stratton in 1962 (6)
• Will tie Booker Edgerson, Steve Freeman and Nate Clements (23) for the seventh most interceptions in Bills history with his next pick
• One multi-interception game to become the second Bill with six multi-interception games (Tom Janik - 6)
• Will play in his 188th game with the Bills on Sunday to match LB Darryl Talley for the fifth-most games played in team history
• Sunday’s game will also mark the 200th of his NFL career
• Sunday’s game will mark the 90th game of his NFL career
• Five field goals made to reach 30 in 2013 and for the second time in his NFL career (30 in 2010)