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Bills preparing for Ravens

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BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Bills had the benefit of a day off on Tuesday, a chance to get over the struggles of the Jets game and get ready to game plan for the Ravens.

There's little doubt that the Bills' biggest struggle was handling the Jets' aggressive blitzes on Sunday. EJ Manuel was under pressure all day long, forced to make quick decisions and force throws when there was little time to stand in the pocket. It's always a struggle for rookie quarterbacks to face a heavy rush, but it's something that Doug Marrone says the Bills must embrace and capitalize on.

"We talk and try to teach our players and try to encourage that because it gives us an opportunity to make a big play. People look at that as a plan and they decide they want to go do that, that’s their choice. At the same time, I think it just goes back to the execution and picking where we want to go in the matchups. We have to do a better job of that. We left a couple big plays out there," Marrone said.

"It's just a matter of trying to make a play downfield when you have one on one matchups like that in the secondary. We've just got to get better at that," Manuel said.

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