Some scratched their heads when Bills head coach Chan Gailey expressed confidence in quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick prior to the quarterback-rich 2011 NFL Draft. Fitzpatrick did nothing to undercut his coach's assertions as he threw for 4 touchdown passes in a blowout win over the favored Chiefs last week.
Oakland will be counting on Darren McFadden to continue his prodigious rise, following his first 1,000-yard season with a 150-yard outing last week against the Broncos. McFadden's speed and Sebastian Jankiowski's record-breaking leg gave the Raiders their first win under rookie head coach Hue Jackson.
The Raiders lead the series between these two teams with a 19-16 record. Rian Lindell kicked a game-winning field goal with time expiring to give the Bills a 24-23 win the last time these two teams faced each other, September 2008 in Buffalo.
Game Date/Time: Sunday, September 18, 1:00 p.m. ET
Location: Ralph Wilson Stadium, Orchard Park, NY
TV Schedule: Local CBS
TV Distribution Map: The506.com
Announcers: Kevin Harlan, Solomon Wilcots
Raiders: KITS 105.3 FM
Bills: WGRS 96.9 FM/WEDG 103.3