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Buffalo News' 2013 NFL preview section

The Buffalo News' 2013 NFL preview edition hit newsstands Sept. 1.

What you'll find:

• A long profile of C.J. Spiller and how his seemingly unshakable resolve has driven him to the brink of superstardom.

• Mark Gaughan's feature on EJ Manuel's path to the Bills' starting quarterback job as a rookie.

• Jerry Sullivan's column that shares his cynicism for the Bills' upcoming season.

• Jay Skurski's AFC East, AFC North, AFC South, AFC West, NFC East, NFC North, NFC South and NFC West previews and Fantasy column on emerging stars who, like Spiller, are entering their fourth seasons or fewer.

• Gaughan's team preview specific to the Bills and their new regime.

• A game-by-game breakdown of the Bills schedule through Gaughan's eyes.

• Skurski's feature on Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus, who's eager to bounce back from a difficult season and prove he was worth the third overall pick.

• A story from contributor Jenna Laine on Riverside High grad Mike Williams trying to make a statement after signing a big contract extension with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

• Staff predictions for division champions, wild cards, conference champs and Super Bowl winner.

The section was produced by The News' award-winning design staff, with Vince Chiaramonte and Andrea Zagata, and edited by Greg Connors, Jim Wojtanik, Fletcher Doyle and Milt Northrop.

The cover features a Spiller photo taken by James P. McCoy in the News' downtown studio.


C.J. Spiller | EJ Manuel | Marcell Dareus
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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.

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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.

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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 |