Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 12/20

ORCHARD PARK, NY - DECEMBER 18: C.J. Spiller #28 of the Buffalo Bills carries the ball during their NFL game against the Miami Dolphins at Ralph Wilson Stadium on December 18, 2011 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Spiller's big day rings hollow in loss - BuffaloBills.com
"With six games to handle the mantle of feature running back C.J. Spiller has already shown some flashes of the kinds of plays he can deliver with the ball in his hands. On Sunday he flashed early and late and put together the most productive day in his young career. The only problem was he did it in a loss that extended Buffalo’s lengthy losing streak."

It's a Christmas wish list for Buffalo Bills | Democrat and Chronicle
"Sal Maiorana and Leo Roth gives their Christmas Wish List for the Buffalo Bills."

Seven-step drop: Hernandez explodes - AFC East Blog - ESPN
James Walker laments Buffalo's lack of third down conversions, says that Stevie Johnson should test the open market, and says the Bills will pick in the Top 10.

Spiller's career day spoiled by Bills' loss - Niagara Gazette
"I’m just trying to make plays," he said. "I knew what I had to do coming into the game. I knew what I wanted to try and correct from last game. Obviously I wasn’t making enough people miss last game, so that’s something I wanted to correct."

Offense seems to take step back with each week - Dunkirk | The Observer
"Say what you want about injuries, that excuse doesn't explain why Ryan Fitzpatrick's accuracy and decision making has seemed to dwindle. Injuries don't explain why the play calling has been questionable at best, and injuries don't describe why receivers David Nelson and Stevie Johnson have become nearly invisible."

Bills tailgating brings colder weather | WIVB.com
"The Bills' freefall in the standings hasn't cooled the spirit of fans in the parking lots around Ralph Wilson Stadium."

Fitz falters in Bills loss | WIVB.com
"The trends continued for the Bills. They couldn't stop the run. Ryan Fitzpatrick had another bad game. The Bills lost again, their seventh in a row. Buffalo falls to 5-9 with a 30-23 loss to the Dolphins."

Bills Just Part of NFL Chaos | wgrz.com
A meandering post from Ed Kilgore on the state of the Bills.

Pitoniak: Fitz woes contnue - RochesterHomePage.net
"Maybe it's time to Shear the Beard rather than Fear the Beard."

Immediate Reactions: Miami Dolphins 30, Buffalo Bills 23 | THE BEST OF NICK MENDOLA LIVE
How did the Bills do Sunday?

SIMON: Bills Leave Me Numb, Again - WGR 550
"I’ll close with crazy stat #2 with thanks in part to Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News. He pointed out the Bills began last season 0-8 and might finish this season 0-9. As odd as that is, I pointed out that in between, that same team compiled a 9-6 record. 0-8 to 9-6 to potentially 0-9? It could only happen here."

As losses mount, Bills' draft position improves - The Buffalo News
"After opening the season with an amazing 16 takeaways in the first five games (against just five giveaways) the Bills have just 10 takeaways in the next nine games (and 21 giveaways). Specifically during the seven-game losing streak, the Bills have a turnover ratio of minus-9, with eight takeaways and 17 giveaways."

AFC East Power Rankings preview - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Even during the Bills' losing streak, they remained ranked ahead of the Dolphins. That should no longer be the case after Miami completed the season sweep of Buffalo on Sunday. The Bills are in shambles. It's a shame how much this team has fallen apart after showing promise during a 5-2 start. This team has a lot of improvements to make in the offseason. "

QBR: Mark Sanchez No. 30 out of 31 QBs - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Buffalo quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (21.7 QBR) had another tough day. He threw for 316 yards and two touchdowns but had most of his production in garbage time after the Bills fell behind 17 points in the fourth quarter. Fitzpatrick was picked off three times by Miami."

Poll: AFC East Player of the Week - AFC East Blog - ESPN
C.J. Spiller could be the AFC East player of the week, but who will vote for him?

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