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Climate-controlled greetings from Glendale, Ariz.

By Tim Graham

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Buffalo Bills will try to end their losing streak at two games today, when they play the Arizona Cardinals in University of Phoenix Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 4:05 p.m.

Here is a digest of items about the game ...

The Bills lead the all-time series, 5-4. The Bills are 2-3 on the road against the Cardinals. The previous time the Bills played in this stadium was in 2008. The Bills entered the game 4-0, but the Cardinals knocked quarterback Trent Edwards out of the game and won 41-17.

Weather conditions: The University of Phoenix's retractable roof will remain closed for the game. The outdoor forecast for kickoff is 88 degrees with 17 percent humidity.

Fast fact: Fred Jackson needs two receptions to move past Joe Cribbs and into second place on the Bills' all-time list for running backs.

Don't forget about "[BN] the Huddle" tonight: Check out BuffaloNews.com's live webcast at 8 p.m. hosted by Lauren Mariacher. The postgame recap will include reports from University of Phoenix Stadium and analysis from One News Plaza staffers.

Bills reporter Jay Skurski and I are at the game along with columnist Bucky Gleason and photographer James P. McCoy.

For a preview of the game's biggest matchups, check out Skurski's scouting reports from today's paper.

Today's game will be televised by CBS and shown in Western New York on WIVB Channel 4. Bill Macatee will call the plays, with Bills legend Steve Tasker handling color commentary.

Milestone watch: With 11 games to play, Scott Chandler is one touchdown reception away from scoring the most touchdowns by a Bills tight end in a two-season span. He scored six in 2011 and has four already this year. Pete Metzelaars scored 10 in 1992-93.

Did you know? Ryan Fitzpatrick has thrown a touchdown on 7.9 percent of his attempts (12 touchdowns out of 151 throws) this season, the NFL's highest percentage. Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan is second at 6.5 percent.

Bills all-time games versus Cardinals: Strange, but only one Bills receiver has had a 100-yard game against the Cardinals. Lee Evans had 100 exactly in 2008. Jim Braxton rushed for 160 yards at St. Louis in 1975. Doug Flutie passed for 239 yards in 1999.

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Tim Graham

Tim Graham

Tim Graham returned to The Buffalo News in 2011 after covering the NFL for three years at ESPN and for one year at the Palm Beach Post. Before that, the Cleveland native spent seven seasons on the Buffalo Sabres beat for The News and was president of the Boxing Writers Association of America.

@ByTimGraham | tgraham@buffnews.com


Mark Gaughan

Mark Gaughan

Buffalo native Mark Gaughan started working at The News in 1980 and has been covering the Bills exclusively since 1992. He is a former president of the Pro Football Writers of America, and he is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee.

@gggaughan | mgaughan@buffnews.com


Jay Skurski

Jay Skurski

Jay Skurski joined The News in January 2009. The Lewiston native attended St. Francis High School before graduating from the University of South Florida. He writes a weekly Fantasy column in addition to his beat writing duties.

@JaySkurski | jskurski@buffnews.com

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