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in Tomahawk 28.08.2019 04:54
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OAKLAND, Calif. - Sammy Watkins has been in Buffalo less than a year and is already tired of all the talk about the Bills 14-season playoff drought.Thats the stigma with Buffalo, Watkins said. Thats all you hear. They never talk about the four Super Bowls that they went to. All you hear about is the 14 years that they didnt go to the playoffs. Its bad and we know that as a team and an organization. Were going to fix it.It wont be easy. The Bills (8-6) likely need to win their final two games starting Sunday in Oakland against the Raiders (2-12) and then get lots of help.Because of tiebreaking formulas, Buffalo ranks ninth out of the conferences nine teams with eight or more wins. Even with a win in Oakland, the Bills could be eliminated this week if Pittsburgh and Baltimore both win on Sunday and Cincinnati defeats Denver at home Monday night.But even being in contention this late in the season is an accomplishment for a team that has not made the post-season since 1999 and not finished with a winning record since 2004.This marks the first time since 2006 that the Bills are still alive heading into Week 16. They squandered a fourth-quarter lead in a 30-29 loss to Tennessee that year and missed the playoffs.They want to avoid a similar fate this week.We know the situation that were in right now, cornerback Corey Graham said. Pretty much if we dont win the game, we dont give ourselves a chance. Its pretty simple. You cant have a letdown when its a must win for you.Oakland has the second-longest active post-season drought in the NFL, this being the 12th straight season without a playoff bid.The Raiders are relegated to the role of spoiler, something they have done well at home the past few weeks. Oakland dealt a blow to Kansas Citys playoff hopes with a 24-20 win last month and helped lead to San Francisco missing out on the post-season with a 24-13 victory two weeks ago.Now the Raiders want to do it to Buffalo.Its the last opportunity to play at home in front of our fans right now, interim coach Tony Sparano said. We want to go out there, we want to play well. We want to win a football game against a good team out here.Some other things to watch when the Bills visit the Raiders:DOMINANT D: The Bills bring one of the NFLs stingiest defences led by a trio of pass rushers in Mario Williams, Marcell Dareus and Jerry Hughes. Buffalo has allowed 50 points in winning three of the past four games. The last two weeks against Peyton Manning and Aaron Rodgers have been particularly impressive. The two star quarterbacks combined to complete 31 of 62 passes for 358 yards, no touchdowns and four interceptions the past two weeks.ORDINARY O: Offense has been a different story for the Bills, who have scored only seven offensive touchdowns the past four weeks. Quarterback Kyle Orton has tailed off after providing a spark when he replaced EJ Manuel, and the running game has struggled for much of the season. The Bills could get a boost if running back C.J. Spiller can return from a broken collarbone.MIGHTY MACK: The Bills are quite familiar with Raiders rookie linebacker Khalil Mack, who played college ball at the University of Buffalo and was on the Bills radar at the draft. Buffalo traded up to No. 4 to draft Watkins, and the Raiders got Mack with the next pick. Both teams are happy with the results. Watkins has 59 catches for 850 yards. Mack leads the NFL with 11 tackles at or behind the line in the run game.He looks as advertised, Bills centre Eric Wood said. Quick, strong, explosive and just a good player on their defence for sure.HOME SWEET HOME: Raiders rookie quarterback Derek Carr has been a much different player at home. Carr has completed 61.2 per cent of his passes at the Coliseum, with 11 TDs, five interceptions and an 86.5 passer rating. That compares to a 57.8 completion percentage, seven TDs, six interceptions and a 70.3 rating in seven road games, plus a home game in London.RELIABLE RIVERA: Second-year tight end Mychal Rivera has turned into one of Oaklands most dependable receivers and one of the leagues most prolific tight ends. Since the start of Week 7, Rivera has 42 catches for 402 yards and four touchdowns. 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The All-Pro left tackle agreed to a five-year contract with the Eagles on Wednesday. Peters was signed for 2014, and his new deal adds four years through 2018.INZELL, Germany -- Canadian Olympic star Denny Morrison won his 38th individual World Cup medal Sunday, placing second in the mens 1,500 metres. The 28-year-old Fort St. John, B.C., skater recorded a time of one minute 45.28 seconds. Brian Hansen of the United States won in 1:44.58. Koen Verweij of the Netherlands was third in 1:45.68. Morrison, who won the bronze in the 1,500 and silver in the 1,000 at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, now has seven gold, 18 silver and 13 bronze in World Cup competition. Nine of those silver have come in the 1500, in which his lone victory was in Erfurt, Germany in 2009. Morrison said he entered the race "with a season low for confidence and motivation" but was able to change his statee of mind in time for the race.dddddddddddd "I got my head in the right place and decided that I was going to stick to my insane race strategy of going out fast and making myself ill with lactic acid with 600 metres to go," he said. "Its a scary thing to commit to, but it hurts a lot less in the end when it pays off with a very satisfying time." Gilmore Junio, who won a silver in the mens 500 on Saturday, placed sixth in the second 500 on Sunday. Medallists receive cowbells instead of medals in Inzell. Junio missed out on the podium Sunday by nine-hundredths of a second with a time of 35.05. Jan Smeekens of the Netherlands was first, with Germanys Nico Ihle second and Dutch skater Michel Mulder third. ' ' '

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