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The postmortem of the Buffalo Bills' blowout loss to the San Francisco 49ers lies within. Read what all the players and coaches had to say in addition to the columnists.
Dubious record for Bills D in loss to 49ers - BuffaloBills.com
"There’s obviously something I’m not doing correctly with this football team in the second half," said head coach Chan Gailey. "We’ve been in two games in a row at halftime and played extremely poor in the second half and that’s as nice as you can put it for two weeks in a row. We’re not playing physical like we should and we’re not doing the things we need to do."
Chan Gailey: "I have to find the answers" - BuffaloBills.com
The Bills head coach stood up to the microphone at the end of the game.
Ryan Fitzpatrick: "They flat out dominated us" - BuffaloBills.com
The Bills' quarterback spoke with reporters after the game.
Mario Williams: "It is all on us" - BuffaloBills.com
Mario Williams answered four questions after the game.
Players react after loss to 49ers - BuffaloBills.com
Somebody (no name provided), Marcell Dareus, Fred Jackson, Stevie Johnson, Bryan Scott, and George Wilson spoke with reporters after the game.
Bills Roundup: Buffalo Devastated in 45-3 Loss - VIDEO - BuffaloBills.com
"The Bills failed to bounce back from a bad loss in week 4, and gave up a team record 621 yards of total offense to the 49ers in week 5, as San Francisco rolled to an easy 45-3 win over Buffalo. "
Chan Gailey Postgame Press Conference - VIDEO - BuffaloBills.com
"The Bills head coach talks about the 45-3 loss to the 49ers."
Ryan Fitzpatrick Postgame Press Conference - VIDEO - BuffaloBills.com
"Bills QB Ryan Fitzpatrick talks about the 45-3 loss to the San Francisco 49ers."
Fred Jackson Postgame Press Conference - VIDEO - BuffaloBills.com
"Bills RB Fred Jackson talks about the 45-3 loss to the San Francisco 49ers."
Inside The Bills | Mario not wearing wrist brace
"In fact late in warmups he had one of the athletic trainers remove some tape from his wrist so there would be less restriction."
Inside The Bills | More O-linemen down for Bills
"C/G David Snow is the most familiar with Buffalo’s offensive system. He was an undrafted signee back in May and went through all of training camp and preseason with the club. So he’s the most likely call up. G/T Reggie Stephens and G/T Andrew Jackson were just signed by the club last week following the injuries to Glenn and Urbik as insurance. Unfortunately one or both might be pressed into action depending on the severity of Rinehart’s calf injury."
Inside The Bills | New injury for Byrd
"Byrd got hit in the chest and they were evaluating him," said Chan Gailey. "They did x-rays, but I don’t know what came of that."
Inside The Bills | A. Williams, Anderson also nicked
"Williams is dealing with a hand injury. He exited the game late in the second half. Anderson was tended to by athletic trainers on the field late in the game as well, but his injury was undisclosed."
Inside The Bills | Big plays a killer
"Every week NFL defenses give up a handful of big plays. Buffalo unfortunately took it to an extreme Sunday against San Francisco. The Bills gave up 16 plays of 15 yards or more. Here were the Buffalo killers in terms of number of big plays."
Inside The Bills | Scott: "We’re sick of this"
"I thought we came out and I thought we played well in the first half," said Scott. "In the second half, we just didn’t go, and it’s embarrassing to see. We’re sick of this. This is terrible."
Can Ralph Wilson Stadium keep up in the NFL? - The Buffalo News
"Loffredo estimates the physical structure of the concrete stadium, if properly maintained, could last another 20 to 35 years. But, he said, he’s not speaking to potential demands of NFL owners and fans."
Bills’ Johnson returns to where it all began - The Buffalo News
"Stevie Johnson returns home today where his path to stardom began. Yes, the Bills’ WR is flamboyant, but he’s also a survivor, selfless and driven to keep working for success"
Report Card: Difference between marks of Niners, Bills is pass-fail - The Buffalo News
Lots of bad and not a lot good.
Bills notebook: Mario says players failed, not coaches - The Buffalo News
"No, no, no, no," Williams said at his locker stall. "You don’t get beat like that from your head coach. I don’t care what you say. He’s not out there, going to get sacks. He’s not out there, covering receivers. He’s not out there, getting turnovers. From No. 1 to No. 11 on defense, this is all on us. … This is no head coach, no position coach."
Points after: Niners 45, Bills 3 | Press Coverage
"Quick highlights from the Buffalo Bills' 45-3 loss to the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park."
Videos: [BN]TheHuddle coverage of Bills' loss to 49ers | Press Coverage
Here's the complete rundown of Buffalo News videos following the game.
Donte Whitner: Bills 'chasing something that's not there' | Press Coverage
"I feel for the players over there because I don't think it's the players," Whitner told Gleason. "I think that it's management. They're chasing something that's not there. Guys like George Wilson and Jairus Byrd, guys that give you 100 percent on every play, they don't get rewarded for things they do on the football field."
Bills defense historically awful | Press Coverage
"Coupled with the embarrassing 52-28 loss to the New England Patriots last week, the Bills' vaunted defense has allowed 97 points, 62 first downs and 1,201 yards. They have recorded two of their three worst statistical games in franchise history in the past seven days."
Game ball: 49ers 45, Bills 3 | Press Coverage
Shawn Powell is the only Bills player though Leodis McKelvin probably was better than him.
Lee Evans says he's permanently retired -- and loving it | Press Coverage
"I can't recall the last time I've seen Evans so happy. He told me he's enjoying retirement after being released by the Jacksonville Jaguars in training camp and that it's permanent. He spurned interest from the Miami Dolphins and Dallas Cowboys."
WGR 550 - Sideline Reactions: 49ers 45 - Bills 3
"Two straight dismantling losses will stick in the craw of the Bills for the next couple of days I'm sure, but they have a very large opportunity to get it back on track. These next two games are the biggest of their season. A win in Arizona and at home against Tennessee will get them right back on track. A loss to the Cardinals in the same fashion as the previous two, and another home loss to Tennessee?"
WGR 550 - SIMON: Rock Bottom For Bills...Again
"As I passed my wife on the way out of the house, she looked at me and said 'This team will be the death of you. You look old.' It was that kind of day."
WGR 550 - HAMILTON: This Can't Continue
"I could do this in one paragraph because this says it all, 'I have no answer, I have no excuse.' That came today from the head coach of the Buffalo Bills Chan Gailey. I think that comment right there tells us Chan Gailey no longer should be the coach of the Buffalo Bills."
WGR 550 - Bulldog: What Are We Doing?
"That's a good feeling isn't it? Can't stop the run, can't get to the quarterback. The yards are piling up and what are we left to do? Look at the schedule and hope they can beat some of the less daunting looking teams on their schedule."
Four things we learned about AFC East - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"The Bills look like a defeated team right now. This is gut-check time for Buffalo to determine which direction its 2012 season will go, and right now it doesn't look good."
Wrap-up: 49ers 45, Bills 3 - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"The Bills left their offense in Buffalo. The group that came out West could not execute or do anything with consistency. Bills tailbacks C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson didn't make an impact against San Francisco. Buffalo quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick also had trouble with his accuracy and threw an interception. Buffalo tight end Scott Chandler had a big fumble late in the first half that the 49ers turned into a touchdown and a 17-3 lead."
49ers vs. Bills final score: San Francisco dominates in 45-3 win - SB Nation Bay Area
"The San Francisco 49ers racked up 621 offensive yards on their way to a 45-3 win over the Bills."
Bills Vs. 49ers Game Recap: 49ers rout Bills, win 45-3 - SBNation.com
"The San Francisco 49ers racked up 621 offensive yards on their way to a 45-3 win over the Bills."
Bucky Gleason: Did these Bills quit? Question’s legit - The Buffalo News
"Nobody in this locker room gave up or said it was over with,’’ receiver Stevie Johnson said after returning to his hometown. "When the game was starting to get out of control, we still felt like we were one or two plays from making a comeback. … Nobody was quitting on our team. Nobody gave up in the game."
Immediate Reactions: 49ers 45, Bills 3 | THE BEST OF NICK MENDOLA . . .LIVE
"Look, I know how ugly this football game was, pretty much start to finish. Still it’s very, very important that you make amends with some of the factors outside the Bills control. In no way am I forgiving this performance, but the Niners are an elite team coming off a 34-0 beating of the Jets in New York. The Bills were without a number of starting offensive linemen and their second-choice right guard played injured. On top of all that, the game was being played on the West Coast, which is a notable obstacle The odds were stacked against them just to keep it close. They went with the odds."
RN-T.com - NFL Shawn Powell has stellar day
"In the Bills 45-3 loss to the 49ers, Powell punted six times with an average of 47.7 per punt. Powell’s longest punt of the day went 59 yards. He had one touchback and landed two punts inside the 20-yard line. Powell’s punt of 59 yards on Sunday set a career long for him."
Jim Seimas, Airing It Out: SLV alum Levitre shines in blowout - Santa Cruz Sentinel
Despite the reporter saying the Bills had a flight back to NY, his points about Andy Levitre are well-taken.
Quarterly Report: 49ers 45, Bills 3 - The Buffalo News
Mark Gaughan's article helps you relive the game.
Buffalo Bills thrashed by San Francisco 49ers - Democrat and Chronicle
"If the Bills truly didn’t pack it in during the second half when they gave up 28 unanswered points, then they must really be as bad as they looked, and that’s not a comforting thought."
Buffalo Bills' QB, defense not up to snuff - Democrat and Chronicle
"Clearly, I’m a bit ornery after watching the 45-3 flogging the 49ers administered, so read on at your own peril."
Sal's Six Points - The Answers - Democrat and Chronicle
Sal Maiorana answers the questions he asked before the game. The answer for each might be "No".