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Oakland Raiders vs Buffalo Bills: TV Schedule, Live Streaming, Radio, Game Time

Donald Wood@@Donald_WoodFeatured ColumnistSeptember 13, 2011

DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 12:   Darren McFadden #20 of the Oakland Raiders is tackled by Champ Bailey #24 of the Denver Broncos at the one yard line after rushing for 47 yards to set up a fourth quarter touchdown at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on September 12, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. The Raiders defeated the Broncos 23-20.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

The Oakland Raiders will travel across the country to play the Buffalo Bills in what could be a wild Week 2 matchup of surprise teams in playoff contention.

After a wild Week 1 that saw both Oakland and Buffalo walk away with convincing wins, their matchup will determine which direction each team is heading.

This battle between the Raiders and Bills may not be the most marquee matchup of Week 2, but you will regret missing it if you pass on watching it.

Where: Ralph Wilson Stadium, Buffalo, New York

When: Sunday, September 18, 1:00 PM EDT

Watch: CBS

Live Streaming Audio: NFL.com Audio Pass ($29.99 for year, $27.99 team specific, $9.99 a month)

Listen: Buffalo Bills— WGRF-FM (96.9 FM, 97 Rock) and WEDG-FM (103.3 The Edge), Oakland— LIVE 105 FM and Sports 1140 AM (KHTK), Sirius Satellite Radio

Betting Line: Over/Under—41, Spread—Buffalo-3.5

What's at Stake?

The Buffalo Bills trounced what was a playoff team last year in the Kansas City Chiefs, but the real story was just how well the Bills offense played.

While the Oakland Raiders' opener was much closer, the Raiders showed just how great their run attack could be with a healthy Darren McFadden. Both teams will be looking to go 2-0, but one will be walking away disappointed.

Raiders Injury Report

Kevin Boss, TE, Out

Michael Mitchell, S, Out

Louis Murphy, WR, Out

Darryl Blackstock, LB, Probable

Derek Hagan, WR, Probable

Chris Johnson, CB, Probable

Taiwan Jones, RB, Probable

Chaz Schilens, WR, Probable

DeMarcus Van Dyke, CB, Probable

Bills Injury Report

Arthur Moats, LB, Out

Marcus Easley, WR, Questionable

Torell Troup, DT, Questionable

Fantasy: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em and Sleeper

Start 'Em: Darren McFadden. Raiders

After rushing the ball 22 times for 150 yards, the Raiders' star running back has shown glimpses of what he was in college. Expect more of the same this week against the Bills' subpar run defense.

Sit 'Em: Ryan Fitzpatrick, Bills

I know it’s hard to sit a player that throws four touchdowns on just 17 completions, but that was a onetime event for Fitzpatrick. The Raiders defense is much better than Kansas City’s, and they will stifle him all day. 

KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 11:  Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick #14 of the Buffalo Bills scrambles during the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on September 11, 2011 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Sleeper: Darrius Heyward-Bey, Raiders

Despite him only catching four passes for 44 yards, the Raiders threw Heyward-Bay’s way seven times, and he was the key to three first downs. Oakland’s willingness to get him involved will mean an increased workload each week.

What They're Saying

Denver Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey told the Oakland Tribune about trying to stop the stellar Raiders back:

It’s very disappointing because we talk about having to stop Darren McFadden, and we don’t do everything to stop him.

Bills safety George Wilson told the Buffalo News about the league’s perception of his team:

The past is in the past. This is a new season, a new team, a new set of expectations on our guys. We're out to prove everybody wrong. We definitely talk about that. That's something that can motivate a team. Nobody respects us in the world. We take that to heart.

Raiders Player to Watch: Darren McFadden

The Oakland Raiders showed a true commitment to the run game, and the biggest benefactor of that has been young running back Darren McFadden. Run DMC came out of college with a boatload of expectations, and he is finally meeting them.


Bills Player to Watch:
Stevie Johnson

The Buffalo Bills showed a stellar mix of run plays and pass plays, but wide receiver Stevie Johnson showed why he was Ryan Fitzpatrick’s favorite toy last year. With no Nnamdi Asomugha anymore, Johnson may have free reign over the Oakland defense.

Key Matchup: Jason Campbell vs. Buffalo’s Secondary

The key matchup in the battle will be between Oakland’s quarterback Jason Campbell and the secondary for the Bills. While the Bills secondary isn’t great, Campbell is just as mediocre.

I have to give the edge to Campbell because Darren McFadden will have the Bills adding more bodies in the box, leaving man coverage on the outside. Let’s see if Campbell can capitalize on the advantage, though.


Prediction:
Oakland Raiders-27—Buffalo Bills-24

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