Top 10 reasons why Bills-Raiders is a must-watch matchup

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10. White on blue

For this week's contest, the Bills boys will be wearing a white on blue uniform combination. Take a look.

9.  AFC showdown

After two consecutive victories against AFC opponents, the Bills are looking to secure a third against a tough Oakland squad on Sunday. With the Raiders sitting at 9-2 in the competitive AFC West, the Bills will have their work cut out for them and will be ready to rise to the occasion.

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7. Bills have roots in Oakland

For a few Bills players and coaches, Oakland is far from uncharted territory. Bills sack leader LB Lorenzo Alexander is a native of Berkeley, Calif. and also spent the 2015 season with the Raiders. Additionally, Bills assistant head coach/defense Rob Ryan, wide receivers coach Sanjay Lal, outside linebackers coach Jeff Weeks and offensive line coach Aaron Kromer all spent time on Oakland's coaching staff.

6. Containing Mack the key

Buffalo's offensive line will be tasked with containing one of the NFL's top pass rushers in DE Khalil Mack this weekend. Coming off an elite Week 12 performance, the University at Buffalo product will look to disrupt Buffalo's rhythm. It won't be easy, but the Bills are up for the challenge.

5. Hunting for the end zone

One of the biggest surprises on Buffalo's offense this season has been wide receiver Justin Hunter. Signed in late September to help bolster the team's receiving corps, Hunter has managed four touchdowns on just seven receptions. With those stats, expect Hunter to continue to find the end zone.

4. Playing for a cause

In Week 13, players around the NFL will be able to showcase the causes they are passionate about through the "My Cause, My Cleats" initiative.  The league-wide program allows each participant to customize their cleats and wear them during the game. Several members of the Buffalo Bills will be taking part in the campaign to help share their unique stories and raise awareness for various causes.

3. Keep it rollin'

It's no secret that Bills running back LeSean McCoy is on a roll. The elite ball carrier has already racked up four 100-yard rushing performances this season and he's ready to make it five.

2.  Bring on Watkins

In his first game back since he was placed on the injured reserve list in September, Bills top wide out Sammy Watkins definitely made an impact. On just three receptions, Watkins racked up 80 yards and helped the Bills come away with a Week 12 win. Although he's listed as questionable to play in Oakland, the Bills expect that the difference maker will take the field.   

          

1. Playoff implications

At 6-5, the Bills are in eighth place in the AFC and still very much alive in the hunt for the playoffs. Aware that they'll need to continue to stack up wins to earn a trip to the postseason, the Bills are prepared to do what it takes.

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