Video Preview: Bucs (3-9) vs. Bills (4-8)
The 4-8 Buffalo Bills travel to Raymond James Stadium to take on the 3-9 Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Bucs Insider Jenna Laine has a breakdown of what to expect.
The Bills boast the league's top-ranked pass rush, witha league-leading43 sacks, including 12.0 from defensive end Mario Williams, along with Kyle Williams, whose seven sacks are third among defensive tackles in the league, and defensive tackle Marcell Dareus, who has six sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery for the season.
Throw in rookie tackling machine Kiko Alonso, who is to Buffalo what Lavonte David is to Tampa Bay,and outside linebacker Jerry Hughes, who has had six sacks in his last five games, and it's easy to see the Bucs offensive line is in for a tough day.
The unit,once considered the team'stop-performing unit, has givenup nine sacks over the last two weeks -- the most in a two-game span since 2008 when Jeff Garcia was at the helm. Offensive tackles Donald Penn and Demar Dotson will need to fortify those edges to keep Glennon upright.
The Billsalso feature the league's top rushing tandem inC.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson,whose 656 and 633 rushing yards makeBuffalo the onlyteam in the league with two running backs in the top 20 in total rushing yards.
Spiller has been particularly dangerous in the open field, withseven runs of 20 yardsyards or more, which is fifth in the league.