News: Williams only played 48 percent of the defensive snaps in last Sunday's win over the Jets, according to WGR550.com. He finished with three tackles and a half-sack.
Impact: Defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz has a pretty deep line to work with so he's keeping people fresh, plus the Bills were up 20 points late in the game. The plan is working, with the Bills having one of the league's better defenses and leading the league in sacks. Williams has played 71 percent of the defensive snaps this season after logging an 87 percent workload in 2013. It's not killing his stats, however, as he's slightly ahead of last season's tackle pace with 21 through eight games, and just under on the sacks front with 6.0 (13.0 last season).
News: Alonso (torn ACL) says his recovery his going well, but he has been unable to return to practice and still seems a ways off from returning to football activities, BuffaloBills.com reports. Said Alonso, "I definitely couldn't practice right now. That's for sure."
Impact: Alonso was not placed on IR a couple months ago, with the mindset that maybe there was a sliver of hope he could return for the last few games of the season, but that seems incredibly unlikely at this point, especially when the player himself seems to be conceding as such. Still, the Bills have one of the league's better defenses this season without the guy who was by far their best linebacker last season, so the 2015 version of the Buffalo D could be pretty scary if Alonso is able to come back strong.