Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 12/14

Tom Szczerbowski

The Buffalo Bills head to Toronto this weekend. We all know it's no homefield advantage but just how bad has this relationship with Toronto become?

Bills' Spiller on his own again - Buffalo News
"I just gotta take what they're gonna give me, and if a big one breaks I have to hopefully take advantage of it," he added.

Toronto meeting feels like a bowl game to Carroll - Buffalo News
"It's kind of like a bowl game," Carroll told Buffalo-area reporters on a conference call. "Here, go play at somebody else's place and see what happens."

Video: Will the Bills give Spiller 20 carries? - The Buffalo News
Mark Gaughan answers the aforementioned question.

Da'Norris Searcy's impact growing for Buffalo Bills - Democrat and Chronicle
Chan Gailey: "The more he played the better he played so now we're at the point where we're splitting time with them. We realized this guy deserves time to play."

T.J.'s old teammate Wilson winning for Seattle - BuffaloBills.com
T.J. Graham and Chan Gailey discuss Seahawks rookie quarterback Russell Wilson.

Broadcast Information: Seahawks at Bills in Toronto - BuffaloBills.com
"The Buffalo Bills will host the Seattle Seahawks at Rogers Centre in Toronto on Sunday at 4:05 p.m. ET. This week’s game will be the 12th regular season meeting between Buffalo and Seattle:"

In the Trenches with Andy Levitre - VIDEO - BuffaloBills.com
"In this week's episode of In the Trenches, guard Andy Levitre is joined by linebacker Nick Barnett and they talk about the recent milestone he reached this past week."

Bills Focus: Byrd Raising Game to Next Level - VIDEO - BuffaloBills.com
"Bills safety Jairus Byrd is in the midst of another standout season, making a name for himself around the league, and turning the final year of his contract into a potential trip to the Pro Bowl."

Kyle Williams on Facing Marshawn Lynch - VIDEO - BuffaloBills.com
"Bills defensive tackle Kyle Williams talks about playing against former teammate Marshawn Lynch, and what advantages they will have playing in Toronto."

Inside The Bills | Byrd talks with Polamalu, Reed
"I text them and ask them questions," Byrd told Buffalobills.com. "Sometimes it’s about a common opponent that we’re both facing. It could be about a certain look, a quarterback tendency, anything."

Inside The Bills | How Byrd is approaching free agency
"You’ve just got to look at where the team is headed, what’s going on with the situation," Byrd told Buffalobills.com. "You’ve got to take in a lot of things. That’s something that when the time comes I have to do."

Inside The Bills | Seattle QB Wilson impressed by Bills D-line
"They’re tremendous," said Wilson via conference call. "They’re pretty strong up front and they make a lot of action up there."

Inside The Bills | Anderson update
"He was in more (drills) today and made more progress today," said head coach Chan Gailey after Thursday’s practice. "It’s encouraging for him to be ready for this week."

Inside The Bills | Barnett likely to play Sunday
"I’m anticipating him doing something tomorrow," Gailey said. "I don’t know how much, but I’m anticipating him doing something."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - HAMILTON: The Toronto Experiment Again, UGH
"I want to be very clear about this game in Toronto. IT IS NOT A HOME GAME! I don’t care that the NFL considers it a home game. It’s not in the stadium here in Orchard Park in front of over 90% Bills fans."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Bills 2012: How Did It Go Wrong?
Howard Simon attempts a postmortem of the Bills' 2012 season, laying the blame mostly at the feet of the defense.

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Bills' Anderson Making Strides To Play Sunday?
"There was no soreness, nothing out of the normal," Anderson replied. "Everything felt good."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Bills' Barnett Misses Second Straight Day
"Both defensive end Mark Anderson and cornerback Aaron Williams took part in their second straight practice of the week."

C.J. Spiller closing in on 1,000 yards - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Despite limited opportunities, Spiller leads the AFC with 11 rushes of 20 yards or more."

Bomani & Jones: Give C.J. Spiller the damn ball - SBNation.com
"They were enough for Chan Gailey, though, and that's the problem. It's hard to tell whether it's more selfish or stupid. Stupid for obvious reasons, but selfish because he's not the only person in charge of a team."

NFL's Five Worst Weather Cities - weather.com
Buffalo blows away the competition on this list, with "far and away the windiest" weather and the snow, of course.

Johnson on Bills in Toronto: 'It isn't a home game' - AFC East Daily
"We know that it isn’t a home game, we know our fans want it to be played at the Ralph," Johnson said, according to the team's media site. "It is what it is, we play up in Toronto and that’s it, the rest is whatever."

VIDEO: Is it really a ‘home’ game for Bills? | Kryk Slants
I'm assuming the answer is no.

Confidence vs. coverage - Seahawks.com
"The Seahawks will face another special kick returner in the Bills’ Leodis McKelvin in Toronto on Sunday, and once again look to limit his impact with coverage units that just don’t yield big returns."

Buffalo Bills give Toronto media the brush-off - thestar.com
"Aside from a little palm-pressing by a couple of advance scouting parties, they have no media availability until after Sunday afternoon’s game. In the low-powered world of sports reporting, we call that 'the brush-off.'"

Bills in Toronto: A ‘home game’ in name only - thestar.com
Finding some slim connections to Canada on the Bills roster is pretty hard to do.

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