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Blackout for Bills vs. Jags

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ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — It is now official. The Bills' game against the Jaguars did not sell out, so the game will not be televised locally Sunday. It's also likely that the home game against the Rams next week and the finally against the Jets will be blacked out.

One of the big reasons why the games aren't selling out -- the Bills are out of the playoff picture heading into December. Sitting at 4-7, all three phases of the game can take part of the blame. The Chiefs game in week two aside, the Bills have yet to have a game where all three clicked at the same time.

"We have had our ups and downs on offense, the defense has had their ups and downs and special teams has been the same way," said quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. "Chan (Gailey) at the very beginning of the year talked about the perfect storm and getting all three of those to come together and all of us to play well in the same game throughout the season and continue to improve. Hopefully the perfect storm will happen this weekend."

A few familiar faces returning to Western New York this weekend. Former Bills coach Mike Mularkey returns for the first time as head coach of the Jaguars. Mularkey was the last Bills coach to post a winning record, going 9-7 in 2004.

Linebacker Paul Posluszny, now in his second year with Jacksonville, has 92 tackles on the season. A 2nd round pick by the Bills back in 2007, Posluszny patrolled the field at Ralph Wilson stadium until leaving in free agency in 2010.

"He's a great player," said Bills running back C.J. Spiller. "He did a lot for us when he was here both on and off the field, so i'm sure he's doing the same thing there. Pretty sure he's going to be jacked up to play against us and we'll be ready, it will be Bills vs. Jaguars come Sunday."

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