Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills Links, 11/29

ORCHARD PARK NY - NOVEMBER 28: Steve Johnson #13 of the Buffalo Bills reacts after dropping a pass in the end zone during overtime against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Ralph Wilson Stadium on November 28 2010 in Orchard Park New York. (Photo by Karl Walter/Getty Images)

Bills push Steelers to OT in tight loss - BuffaloBills.com
"There’s no question about how we played, the effort and character of our football team I’ve said that 100 times," said head coach Chan Gailey. "But for us to get where we want to be as a football team we have to go win those kinds of games. You have to go win those games."

Johnson must stop kicking himself over the drop - Jerry Sullivan - The Buffalo News
Andre Reed, who was in the Bills locker room after the game, provides some perspective about overcoming failure in Jerry Sullivan's postgame article.

Immediate Reactions: Steelers 19, Bills 16 (OT) | THE BEST OF NICK MENDOLA . . .LIVE
Whenever I can't find the words, Nick Mendola can.

Bills DE Edwards limps off after hurting hamstring - BuffaloBills.com
"Edwards was hurt on the Steelers' opening possession Sunday, when he fell awkwardly while being pushed from behind by center Maurkice Pouncey. Edwards lay on the field clutching his left leg before being helped up by trainers. He limped to the sideline before being loaded into a cart."

Johnson takes missed opportunity hard - BuffaloBills.com
"How would you feel," asked a visibly upset Johnson. "You go through that whole game knowing you’ve got a big team like the Pittsburgh Steelers and you’ve got this kid coming up in the NFL and making plays and all of a sudden when the biggest play needs to be made you don’t make it. You feel bad."

Bills Roundup: Bills Rally Turns Excruciating (3:59) - BuffaloBills.com
"The Bills rallied from 13 points down at halftime to force overtime, but couldn't cash in on a couple of chances in the extra quarter."

Steve Johnson Postgame Press Conference (3:05) - BuffaloBills.com
Stevie Johnson takes the podium after the heartbreaking drop that would have won the game.

Steelers vs. Bills highlights (3:26) - BuffaloBills.com
Highlights of the game from NFL Network.

Chan Gailey Postgame Press Conference (4:42) - BuffaloBills.com
The Bills head coach talks about the loss to the Steelers.

Ryan Fitzpatrick Postgame Press Conference (5:27) - BuffaloBills.com
The Bills QB talks about the 19-16 loss to the Steelers.

Inside The Bills | Leodis thought he was in
"It was a call and I got a lane," said McKelvin. "Once I see a lane i’m going to burst through it and I was in the open field. I got past that first wave and it was just me, (Arthur) Moats and the safety guy. Moats knew I was behind him. I was going towards him to try to cut up field and I ended up tripping over his feet. That’s just bad luck of the draw."

Inside The Bills | Help Hunter’s Hope
"Hunter’s Hope has entered the Pepsi Refresh Project for the month of November to win $250,000. If they win, all of the money will go towards helping suffering Leukodystrophy children and their families."

Inside The Bills | Dwan Edwards update
"Not good. Not good," said Gailey when asked about Edwards injury. "It looks like we’ll lose him for a while."

Bills see no positives after game slips away - Bills & NFL - The Buffalo News
"No, I'm not taking anything positive out of it," said defensive tackle Kyle Williams. "We're there. We should have won the game. At a point, you know, no. I'm sorry. No. No positives. Nothing."

Postgame Report: Steelers 19, Bills 16 | Buffalo News Video
"It was another gut-wrenching loss for the Bills and their fans at Ralph Wilson Stadium. The Pittsburgh Steelers won 19-16 in overtime dropping the Bills to 2-9."

Must-listen audio from Stevie Johnson following Bills' loss - BillBoard - The Buffalo News
"Here's a few audio interviews following the Bills' 19-16 overtime loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers today in Ralph Wilson Stadium. Some of the most interesting comments came from receiver Stevie Johnson in regards to his drop of a would-be touchdown."

Williams proves to be quite the handful - Bills & NFL - The Buffalo News
"Williams finished with 10 tackles, including two sacks and another stop behind the line of scrimmage. He also drew four holding penalties on Kemoeatu (one was declined), including two in the fourth quarter."

Edwards' injury is a blow to the defense - Bills & NFL - The Buffalo News
Allen Wilson ties up some loose ends from the game including Dwan Edwards injury, Naaman Roosevelet's debut, James Harrison's hit, Aaron Maybin, and overtime.

McKelvin takes unexpected trip on kick return - Bills & NFL - The Buffalo News
Leodis McKelvin talks about his eventful punt and kickoff returns.

Bills-Steelers Report Card - Bills & NFL - The Buffalo News
Grades are handed out for the game.

Breaking down the Steelers' victory - Bills & NFL - The Buffalo News
Mark Gaughan's quarter-by-quarter look back at the Bills loss.

Steelers stars step up at just the right time - Bills & NFL - The Buffalo News
A view from Pittsburgh after the game.

Buffalo Bills lose OT heartbreaker to Pittsburgh Steelers | Democrat and Chronicle
"We had plenty of opportunities to win," said safety Bryan Scott. "It didn't come down to one play; there were so many plays that when you go back and watch them, it's like getting punched in the stomach because that could have been the game-changer."

Two-minute read: Is painful loss a step forward? | Democrat and Chronicle
"The Bills would have won if Stevie Johnson hadn't dropped a touchdown pass in overtime."

Pittsburgh Steelers survive Buffalo Bills in overtime | Democrat and Chronicle
"A field goal gives Pittsburgh a 19-16 win over Buffalo in overtime."

Sal's Musings: Bills still can't win the close ones | Democrat and Chronicle
"There is no denying that the Bills are an improving team. But what can you say about a loss such-as Sunday's vomit-inducing 19-16 overtime loss to Pittsburgh? It's almost indescribable the way this team finds ways to lose. As Chan Gailey said afterward, the Bills will never get to where they want to be until they learn to win games like this."

Rapid Reaction: Steelers 19, Bills 16 - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"The Buffalo Bills nearly came back to win Sunday, but lost 19-16 in overtime to the Pittsburgh Steelers at Ralph Wilson Stadium. "

Whirl interrupted: Steve Johnson drops ball - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"He should have caught his 10th touchdown Sunday. He should have beaten the Pittsburgh Steelers in overtime Sunday. He was wide open for an arcing 40-yard bomb. He dropped it in the end zone."

There Was More To This Loss Than Stevie Johnson - WGR 550 SportsRadio
"Stevie Johnson had some glaring errors in this game, but I think to blame this game solely on him would be wrong. This is a very good kid. This kid cares, this kid has character. This kid thinks the only reason his team lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers is because of him. He dropped a ball right in his hands during the O/T."

Steve Johnson Talks About His Dropped TD Pass In Overtime - WGR 550 SportsRadio
Transcript from Johnson's postgame presser.

Reaction: Steelers 19 - Bills 16 OT - WGR 550 SportsRadio
Joe Buscaglia's rapid reaction.

Buffalo Bills' Stevie Johnson says he's humbled | Democrat and Chronicle
"During his breakout season for the Buffalo Bills, Stevie Johnson has run from a lot of defensive backs, but never from the spotlight. On Sunday though, in the wake of Buffalo's 19-16 overtime loss to the heavily favored Pittsburgh Steelers, the spotlight that found Johnson this time felt more like an interrogation lamp."

Joke's on Johnson this time " Bills " Niagara Gazette
"Steve Johnson found out Sunday why most NFL players take the job so serious. There’s almost no margin for error at the game’s highest level, and all it takes is a momentary lapse of concentration to turn last week’s hero into this week’s joker."

Bad Bills keep finding ways to lose close games - Dunkirk | The Observer
"Good teams find a way to win and bad teams find a way to lose. That statement can not reign more true than it did Sunday afternoon at Ralph Wilson Stadium."

GoErie.com: Win slips through Bills' hands after Johnson's drop
"I'll never get over it," a tearful Johnson said. "I'll never get over it, ever. (The Bills) will. The Buffalo Bills will get over it, but I won't get over it. You're a receiver. You don't drop the ball. You go through 15 drops in a game. I won't get over it."

Beaver County Times: Bills' Johnson dropped more than the ball
"Game over," linebacker James Farrior said. "That’s what everybody was thinking. The Buffalo fans, the Buffalo sideline, our sideline. Game over."

Steelers-Bills Post-Game Quotes - Steelers.com
Quotes from the Steelers and Bills following the game.

wgrz.com | Buffalo, NY | Steve Johnson - Like Bills - Must Move Forward
Ed Kilgore implores Stevie Johnson and the Bills to move past this loss.

wgrz.com | Buffalo, NY | Take 2: Johnson Stands Up after Dropped Pass
"After all, he was the guy that literally had the game in his hands, and dropped a sure touchdown pass in OT. I happened to be first to get to Johnson's locker and upon arrival, he was nowhere to be found. A member of the Bills media relations staff immediately told me that he had gone to the podium at his own request."

Bills Daily Gameday Grades
"Here are our position by position grades:"

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