Bills Starting Thad Lewis over Injured EJ Manuel; Steve Johnson Likely out


Oct 27, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; Buffalo Bills quarterback Thad Lewis (9) against the New Orleans Saints during the second half of a game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Saints defeated the Bills 35-17. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

If the Cincinnati Bengals are going to clinch a playoff berth this week, they’ll need to beat the Minnesota Viking at home where they’re currently undefeated, but at least one other team needs to lose between the Baltimore Ravens and the Miami Dolphins.

Baltimore is hosting the slumping New England Patriots, while the Dolphins are in Buffalo to face a Bills team they’ve already lost to this year. But Miami has improved significantly since then, and the Bills would have liked to have quarterback E.J. Manuel Sunday to face Miami.

That won’t happen, as Bills Head Coach Doug Marrone announced today that Thad Lewis will start instead: ‘

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