Monday September 29th, 2014

Buffalo Bills quarterback Kyle Orton will start against the Detroit Lions on Sunday, head coach Doug Marrone announced Monday.

Orton is in his 10th NFL season. He last played more than five games in a season in 2010 with the Denver Broncos.

The Bills started the season 2-2 behind quarterback EJ Manuel. This season, Manuel has completed 76-of-131 passes for 838 yards, five touchdowns and three interceptions. 

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Orton was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the fourth round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He was included in the trade that brought quarterback Jay Cutler to Chicago. 

Before coming to Buffalo, Orton played for the Dallas Cowboys. He started for the Cowboys in a must-win Week 17 game against the Eagles last season in place of injured Tony Romo, but Dallas was denied a playoff berth with a 24-22 home defeat. 

Orton has a career 4-0 record against the Lions, throwing for 822 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions. In his last game against Detroit, Orton 

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