Buffalo Bills vs. New England Patriots, 2014 NFL Week 6: Inactives and Key Matchups

October 12th, 2014
Bills wide receiver Mike Williams is among the players inactive for Sunday's game against the Patriots. (Photo: Timothy T. Ludwig — USA Today Sports)

Bills wide receiver Mike Williams is among the players inactive for Sunday’s game against the Patriots. (Photo: Timothy T. Ludwig — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

The Buffalo Bills are playing the New England Patriots at 1 p.m. Sunday at Ralph Wilson Stadium in a game that will be televised on FOX. There are some notable players out for each team, including wide receiver Mike Williams and safety Aaron Williams for the Bills, and linebacker Dont’a Hightower and center Bryan Stork for the Patriots.

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Buffalo Bills Place Chris Williams on Injured Reserve, Add Kenny Ladler to 53-Man Roster

October 11th, 2014
Chris Williams' first season with the Bills lasted just three games. (Photo: Kevin Hoffman — USA Today Sports)

Chris Williams’ first season with the Bills lasted just three games. (Photo: Kevin Hoffman — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

In an offseason where the Buffalo Bills went for mid-level veteran bargains over big-ticket signings in free agency, their most scrutinized move was their decision to sign left guard Chris Williams to a four-year, $13.15 million deal.

That deal already looks like a mistake after the oft-injured guard was placed on season-ending injured reserve Saturday due to a lingering back injury.

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Terry Pegula Formally Introduced as Buffalo Bills Owner

October 10th, 2014

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

As Terry Pegula began to address an audience at One Bills Drive for his formal introduction as the second owner in the franchise history of the Buffalo Bills, he was overcome with emotion.

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2015 NFL Draft Prospect to Watch: Danny Shelton, DT, Washington

October 10th, 2014
Danny Shelton has emerged as a prospect to watch for the 2015 draft with a highly productive start to his senior season. (Photo: Joe Nicholson — USA Today Sports)

Danny Shelton has emerged as a prospect to watch for the 2015 draft with a highly productive start to his senior season. (Photo: Joe Nicholson — USA Today Sports)

BBD Contributor: Brian Krosky

Entering the seventh week of the college football, Washington defensive tackle Danny Shelton is tied for third in the nation with seven sacks and third outright with 10 tackles for loss.

Those numbers are typically reserved for edge defenders, not nose tackles listed at 6’2″ and 339 pounds.

Playing a position at which he is responsible for two gaps and consistently sees double teams, his production is incredibly valuable.

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Joe Marino’s Talent Watch Week 7: Marcus Mariota and Brett Hundley Face Off

October 9th, 2014
This weekend's marquee matchup with UCLA will be an opportunity for Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota to show he's the top quarterback in the 2015 draft. (Photo: Scott Olmos — USA Today Sports)

This weekend’s marquee matchup with UCLA will be an opportunity for Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota to show he’s the top quarterback in the 2015 draft. (Photo: Scott Olmos — USA Today Sports)

BBD Assistant Editor: Joe Marino

This past weekend was the most exciting weekend of college football that I can remember in a long time. This week offers similar intrigue, featuring five games between teams who are both ranked in the top 25. Beyond that, there are several other matchups to keep an eye on with major conference implications.

From an NFL draft perspective, the attention should be on Oregon and UCLA, as two quarterbacks with high first-round aspirations will take center-stage. Before breaking them down, there were some great individual performances from last week to highlight.

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