With Lewis out, the positive vibes emanating from Buffalo fans believing an upset was possible were dampened. Lewis played well in place of rookie EJ Manuel, who still is working back from a knee injury.
Manuel returned to practice on a limited basis last week, and a source close to the Bills told NFL Media's Stacey Dales on Sunday that the Bills expect Manuel's workload to increase in the upcoming week. Manuel told Dales that he "feels really good." Lewis is expected to ramp up his practice level, too, according to Dales.