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Saturday, August 28, 2010
Salutations from Orchard Park


ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- If the Buffalo Bills' starters have a decent performance here Saturday night, they'll produce the AFC East's best showing in a third preseason game.

The third preseason game is the most realistic. Starters play into the second half. The New York Jets and New England Patriots stuck with their starting offenses into the fourth quarter.

But none of the AFC East teams have looked good in their third exhibitions. The Jets' offense sputtered against the Washington Redskins. The Patriots' defense struggled to stop rookie St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford. The Miami Dolphins had problems on both sides of the ball versus the Atlanta Falcons.

That leaves the Bills, who will host the Cincinnati Bengals in Ralph Wilson Stadium, where it couldn't be a more gorgeous day. It's 77 degrees with nary a cloud to be seen.

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