Monday, November 17, 2014

Marrone: Orton gives Bills 'the best chance to win'


The Buffalo Bills will not being going back to second-year quarterback E.J. Manuel--at least not this week.

Veteran Kyle Orton, who replaced the benched Manuel after four weeks this season, will again get the nod when the Bills travel to face the rival New York Jets Sunday.

"Right now I'm sticking with Kyle (Orton), we'll go with who gives us the best chance to win," Bills coach Doug Marrone said, via the team's official Twitter account.

Buffalo is coming off a season-deflating Thursday night defeat at the hands of the Miami Dolphins. Orton struggled in that game and failed to throw a touchdown pass for the first time since taking the reigns Week 5.

Orton has completed 64 percent of his passes with 10 touchdowns and three interceptions. He started his 2014 campaign 3-1, but the Bills have lost their last two and are all but out of the playoff race in a tough AFC conference.

It seems like it will take either another bad showing by Orton or a mathematical elimination of the Bills' playoff chances to get Manuel back into the lineup. Or maybe neither.

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