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The Bills game with the Eagles Sunday soared above last week's Jets contest on the side of law and order.

Orchard Park Police Chief Samuel M. McCune said Monday he could tell Sunday's game was a far cry from the rowdy scene played out during the Jets game.

"Last week, looking at both end zones, there was a steady stream of security guards going up and down," McCune said today. "This week, there were very few trips."

The numbers backed up McCune's observations: Arrests were down to six Sunday from 24 at the previous game.

And ejections were down to fewer than 50 Sunday from 233 a week earlier.

McCune cited several factors for the routine day in the stands and outside the stadium.

"I think it's a little bit of everything," he said. "It's not the opening game. It's not against the New York Jets. And it's not a night game.

"I'm sure a lot of people are starting to get the message that there is a crackdown on rowdyism," he added. "At least, I hope they are."

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