- Associated Press - Thursday, October 2, 2014

BUFFALO (2-2) At DETROIT (3-1)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox

OPENING LINE - Lions by 7

2014 RECORD VS. SPREAD - Buffalo 2-2; Detroit 3-1

SERIES RECORD - Tied 4-4-1

LAST MEETING - Bills beat Lions 14-12, Nov. 14, 2010

LAST WEEK - Bills lost to Texans 23-17; Lions beat New York Jets 24-17

AP PRO32 RANKING - Bills No. 24; Lions No. 7





STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Despite their proximity and lengthy histories, Lions and Bills are meeting for just 10th time. That’s fewest for Buffalo - and fewest for Detroit, not counting NFL’s most recent expansion additions (Cleveland, Carolina, Houston and Jacksonville). … Bills defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz went 29-51 in five seasons as Lions head coach before being fired at end of last season. … Bills are switching QBs, with 10-year veteran Kyle Orton set to make Buffalo debut after second-year starter EJ Manuel was benched Monday. Orton is 4-0 against the Lions, dating to when he played for NFC North rival Chicago. … Buffalo’s red-zone production is poor with five TDs, seven field goals and three no scores in 15 drives inside opponents’ 20 this season. … Defense has sacks in 17 straight games, Buffalo’s best stretch since franchise-best 29-game streak from Oct. 27, 1996-Oct. 4, 1998. … Bills have also not allowed 90 yards rushing this season after managing feat just three times last year. … Lions RB Reggie Bush, who previously played for Buffalo’s AFC rival Miami, has five TDs in past four games against Bills. … QB Matthew Stafford has 114 career TDs passing, five shy of beating Hall of Famer Bobby Layne’s team record. … With 28 1/2 career sacks, Ndamukong Suh is one short of breaking team record among DTs held by Shaun Rogers. …S James Ihedigbo had five tackles, a sack and forced fumble in Lions debut last week after missing first three games with injury. … WR Golden Tate is tied for first in NFL with 11 third-down catches. … Both teams are wearing patches on jerseys in honor of their late owners. Lions’ Williams Clay Ford died on March 9. Bills owner Ralph Wilson, who lived in the Detroit area, died on March 25.


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