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Thursday, December 6, 2012
NFL Capsule: Rams at Bills

Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (5-6-1) At BUFFALO (5-7)

Sunday, 1 p.m., FOX

OPENING LINE -- Bills by 3

RECORD VS. SPREAD -- St. Louis 8-4; Buffalo 6-6

SERIES RECORD -- Bills lead 6-4

AP PRO32 RANKING -- Rams No. 19; Bills No. 21

LAST MEETING -- Bills beat Rams 31-14, Sept. 28, 2008

LAST WEEK -- Rams beat 49ers 16-13 OT; Bills beat Jaguars 34-18

RAMS OFFENSE -- OVERALL (25), RUSH (13T), PASS (22)

RAMS DEFENSE -- OVERALL (12), RUSH (13), PASS (12)

BILLS OFFENSE -- OVERALL (17), RUSH (4), PASS (26)

BILLS DEFENSE -- OVERALL (24), RUSH (30), PASS (13)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES -- Bills have won five of past six meetings against Rams, including four of five at home. ... Rams might be relatively unfamiliar to facing Buffalo, but first-year coach Jeff Fisher well known to Bills fans in previous job coaching Tennessee Titans. Bills last playoff appearance came against Fisher-coached Titans in "Music City Miracle," in which Tennessee won 2000 AFC wild-card game 22-16 on last-second kickoff return. ... Rams have chance to win three straight for first time since closing 2006 season 3-0. ... Are 4-0-1 against NFC West, and 1-6 against rest, including 0-3 against AFC East teams. ... They're 1-3-1 on road this season, and 8-36-1 away from St. Louis since 2007. They've not won three road games in one season since going 4-4 in 2006. ... RB Steven Jackson had 110 yards rushing and TD and 78 yards receiving in last meeting against Buffalo. Since 2008, Jackson leads NFL with 10,838 yards from scrimmage. ... Tied for fourth in NFL with 34 sacks, and led by DEs Robert Quinn (8½) and Chris Long (seven). ... Bills in midst of three-game home stand, which closes next week with annual "home" game at Toronto, where they'll play Seattle. ... Bills' 12-season playoff drought NFL's longest active streak. They've also not finished with winning record since going 9-7 in 2004. ... Defense has allowed 90 or fewer yards rushing in three straight games to match best streak since Nov. 30-Dec. 14, 2003. ... In past three, defense has forced 17 punts, had 11 sacks, forced seven turnovers (three fumbles, four interceptions) and allowed average 244 yards offense. ... Buffalo's 31 sacks this season are two more than last year, and most through 12 games since having 32 in 2006. ... DE Mario Williams has five sacks in past three games. ... Since start of 2011, Bills 7-1 when QB Ryan Fitzpatrick attempts 29 or fewer passes. In same span, they're 1-11 when combine for under 120 yards rushing. ... With 76 TDs passing, Fitzpatrick two short of passing Jack Kemp for third on team career list. ... TE Scott Chandler's six TDs match team single-season record for that position.

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