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Sammy Watkins: Bills activate Sammy Watkins (foot) from IR

Sammy Watkins: Bills activate Sammy Watkins (foot) from IR

Buffalo answered back by scoring on a 16-yard pass to Justin Hunter.

With Sunday's loss at Buffalo's New Era Field - before 67,849 on a typically brisk, increasingly gloomy late-November afternoon - Jacksonville fell to 2-9 on the season, tied for the third-worst record in the league, with the only wins coming against 2-9 Chicago and 5-6 Indianapolis.

The Bills, if they want to sneak into the playoffs, likely need to win five of their final six games which makes the Jaguars contest one that they really need to have.

Sammy Watkins caught three passes for 80 yards in his first game since week 2.

Our models project Watkins to go for 42 yards on three receptions in Week 12, with 0.19 touchdowns.

Watkins may be downplaying his role, but after his performance against Jacksonville it is fair for Bills fans to use Sunday's game as strong indication of what's to come for the passing attack in the stretch run.

Getting off to a fast start is something head coach Gus Bradley has stressed to his players since training camp.

"There are things that I thought were very good that we haven't done in other weeks in a game that we put in the game plan", Bradley said on Monday.

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Scores of Iraqi male residents are rounded up by the Iraqi army in Gogjali neighborhood, in Mosul, Iraq, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016. Iraqi forces urged them to come out with information of any Islamic State members among them.


What was a clutch-and-grab boxing match between two plodding heavyweights in the first half turned into a brawl with both teams throwing hay-makers and combining for five touchdowns and 422 yards over the final two quarters. Bortles ran the ball for 81 yards. "They've got that record because they earned it", Ryan said. He's no world-beater but he played well enough to keep his team in the game. On an eleven play 75-yard drive that lasted just under seven minutes the Jaguars went up first thanks to one of Rex Ryans former Jets, Chris Ivory who picked up the score on a 2-yard run. The delay of game penalty moved the Jaguars back five yards and they failed to convert a fourth-and-9.

Asked why he didn't call a timeout from the sideline, Bradley said: "We felt like we could get it off".

Taylor, McCoy and the Bills again answered - driving 76 yards in eight plays to retake the lead for good. Four of them are touchdowns. "I'll take them as they come ... as long as I'm in the red zone, it's my zone". Jacksonville regained the lead on an Allen Hurns 12-yard score to bring the score to 21-20.

Green Bay will be without four players - linebackers Kyler Fackrell (hamstring) and Blake Martinez (knee), guard T.J. Lang (foot) and cornerback Demetri Goodson (knee).

There were loud boos from the crowd when Kaepernick and the rest of the 49ers offense trotted onto the field for their first series, and more jeers just before the snap on first down.

Brandon Tate's 43-yard punt return before half that led to McCoy's first TD and his SportsCenter beauty to open the second half got the Bills pointed in the right direction.

Against the Jags, the Bills won because quarterback Tyrod Taylor played an inspired second half (related story this page). That includes Buffalo's most recent visit, a 26-24 loss in 2014 that eliminated the Bills from playoff contention. The first play of the second half was a brilliant 75-yard touchdown run by McCoy.


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