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Jackson and Bills roll over Colts -
"Fred Jackson’s big rushing day pushed him up and over 1,000 rushing yards for the season, as he had the first individual 200-yard rushing day since Thurman Thomas had 214 against the Jets in 1990. It’s the seventh highest single-game rushing total in team history. Jackson finished the season with a career-high 1,062 yards."

Empty win does provide more than just cold comfort : Jerry Sullivan : The Buffalo News
"During the second quarter, when the snow was so thick you could barely see the players on the field, there were more people in The Ralph than you'd find on a 70-degree day in September in Jacksonville, or even in Miami." Jerry Sullivan may finally understand.

Bills Season in Review : Photo Galleries : The Buffalo News
One defining photo from each Bills' game this season.

Colts game recaps
WBEN NewsRadio 930 : Snowy Season Ender: Buffalo Bills 30-- Indy 7

Pictures of the snowy tailgate parties and from the field.

Why T.O. high-fived fans – Inside The Bills
"Bills fans obviously won Owens over as he genuinely appreciates the support he got here in his one season. Whether fan support is enough to keep in Buffalo remains to be seen, although a certain fan movement in a season finale between the Bills and Bengals was convincing enough to get Takeo Spikes to sign as a free agent seven years ago."

Bills Roundup: Jackson Reaches Milestone -
The video game recap from of the win over the Colts.

Terrell Owens Post Game Press Conference -
Terrell Owens speaks about the game, his year in Buffalo, the fans, and the Bills moving forward with Buddy Nix.

Fred Jackson Post Game Press Conference -
The running back talks about breaking the 1000-yard mark for the first time in his career.

Perry Fewell Post Game Press Conference -
The interim coach talks about the Bills 30-7 win over the Colts.

Bills, Jackson clean up against Colts backups : The Buffalo News
"Jackson became the first player in NFL history to have at least 1,000 rushing yards and 1,000 kickoff return yards in the same season. His combined yardage total of 2,516 ranks fourth best in NFL history. Jackson finished with 1,062 rushing, 371 receiving, 69 on punt returns and 1,014 on kickoff returns. Lots of players have compiled 1,000 kick return yards in a season, but almost none of them also served as their team's lead running back. Jackson also reached an incentive bonus in his contract for hitting 1,000 yards."

Bills-Colts report card : Buffalo Bills : The Buffalo News
The News' football writers assign grades for various aspects of the game. The running game gets an "A+" on both sides of the ball and no grade is below a "B" for special teams.

Quarterly report: Bills-Colts: Buffalo News
The News' Mark Gaughan breaks down the Bills' 30-7 victory over the Colts quarter-by-quarter, analyzing statistics, key plays and more.

O-line comes together nicely in finale : Buffalo Bills : The Buffalo News
"For one game, the Bills' offensive line put together its most complete performance of the season in Sunday's 30-7 win over the Indianapolis Colts." They had one holding call that I can remember but they sprung Fred Jackson for a career day.

Bills notebook : Buffalo Bills : The Buffalo News
Bills receiver Lee Evans tied Elbert Dubenion for third place on the team's career touchdowns list with 39.

Buffalo Bills win in the snow over the Indianapolis Colts | Democrat and Chronicle
"The Indianapolis Colts may have rolled out what amounted to a junior varsity squad Sunday at snowbound Ralph Wilson Stadium, but that wasn't going to detract from the Buffalo Bills' glee following their 30-7 conquest of the team that still, even in defeat, finished with the NFL's best record in 2009."

Buffalo Bills: Two-minute read | Democrat and Chronicle
Breaking down Sunday's Buffalo Bills win over the Indianapolis Colts. My favorite line is when Sal Maiorana says the Bills brought in Brian Brohm to protect Ryan Fitzpatrick by taking "two dangerous kneeldowns."

Indianapolis Colts' Bill Polian reminds us of good old days for Buffalo Bills | Democrat and Chronicle
"It was a pleasant sight seeing Bill Polian and Marv Levy sitting in the media lounge at Ralph Wilson Stadium sharing laughter and memories. The same goes for spotting Jim Kelly and Will Wolford visiting with Indianapolis Colts assistant coaches Frank Reich and Pete Metzelaars in the Buffalo Bills locker room, former teammates sharing a timeless bond."

Sad season ends on happy note for Buffalo Bills | Democrat and Chronicle
Sal Maiorana's musings on the Buffalo Bills' season-ending victory over the Indianapolis Colts.

Buffalo Bills plow past Indianapolis Colts, 30-7 | Democrat and Chronicle
Fred Jackson rushed for 212 yards to lift the Buffalo Bills past the playoff-bound Indianapolis Colts 30-7 today.

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Immediate Reactions, Wk17
Nick Mendola gives his thoughts immediately following the game.

Wrap-up: Bills 30, Colts 7 - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"If Currier & Ives were to channel Stephen King, the result would have been a scene from what transpired in Ralph Wilson Stadium on Sunday afternoon. The Buffalo Bills slaughtered the Indianapolis Colts in the snow, sledding to a 30-7 romp to end an otherwise revolting season. "

Jackson leads Bills to Victory | WIVB
Paul Peck's game recap.

Bills' 10 lost years come to an end - The Globe and Mail
"The Bills ended their string of three consecutive 7-9 seasons with a 6-10 campaign thanks to yesterday's 30-7 win over a back-up version of the Colts, a stretch of 10 consecutive seasons without a playoff appearance, a mark equaled only by the hapless Detroit Lions. "

Niagara Gazette - TIM'S TAKE: Jackson’s story again lost in misery
"When the Bills ride Jackson, he usually takes them somewhere. Unfortunately, they’ve rarely given him a chance to be a workhorse. Or a reason to even need a workhorse."

Niagara Gazette - BILLS NOTEBOOK: Harris picks his spot in the secondary
"Even with Pro Bowl rookie safety Jairus Byrd out of the lineup, as well as all four opening day starters from the secondary, the Buffalo Bills were able to bolster their impressive interception total in Sunday’s season finale." Cary Harris, a sixth-round draft pick, had two interceptions on the day - one from each Colts QB.

Bills' Jackson plows through | | The Indianapolis Star
"Not only did the Indianapolis Colts absorb a 30-7 loss to the Buffalo Bills on Sunday afternoon at Ralph Wilson Stadium, they were run over in the process. The Bills rushed 42 times for 248 yards. Fred Jackson accounted for 212 yards on 33 carries. Only Detroit's Barry Sanders (216 yards in 1997) had done heavier damage."

Bob Kravitz's report card | | The Indianapolis Star
The grades for the Colts aren't pretty.

Bills snow-blow Colts to win finale, 30-7 - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
John Wawrow of the AP gives his recounting of the game.

Bills WR Owens passes Brown in yards receiving - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
"Buffalo Bills receiver Terrell Owens has passed Tim Brown for third on the NFL’s career yards receiving list."

The Sports Network - National Football League
The Sports Network recaps yesterday's game.

Bills Daily Gameday Review |
Bills Daily looks back at the Colts game giving their thoughts on key moments.

Bills Daily Gameday Grades
Every grade is a "B" or "A".

Bills batter Colts backups in season finale win : Buffalo Sports Daily
Patrick Moran reviews the game against the Colts.

Scott Pitoniak: Bills end miserable decade on a winning note
"Some random thoughts about the Bills 30-7 victory against the Indianapolis Colts in Buffalo’s season and decade finale Sunday while attempting to type with my gloves on in the frigid press box at the Ralph."

Monday Morning Quarterback - Peter King -
He liked:
- Fred Jackson. The running back who went to the same college (Coe) as Marv Levy broke through with a 212-yard rushing game that made him the unlikeliest of 1,000-yard backs this year.
- Terrell Owens. He passed Tim Brown for third on the all-time receiving yardage list (14,951) and seemed genuinely humbled after the game, thanking the fans for being nice to him in what's likely his only year in western New York.

Countdown Daily Recap: Colts-Bills - ESPN Video - ESPN
Merril Hoge and Alex Loeb recap the Bills' win in the snow over the Colts

Buffalo Bills NFL News Updates - Rapid Reports
- Even though Bills S Donte Whitner was listed as a starter and is active, rookie Cary Harris has seen all the reps at FS so far today. Whitner missed practice time during the week with an illness.
- After connecting on a 33-yard field goal in the third quarter, Bills K Rian Lindell topped 1,000 points for his career. He currently has 1,002 career points. (He now has 1005.)
- Fred Jackson isn't the only Bills back to have success on the ground against the Colts today. FB Corey McIntyre - who received the first carry of his five-year NFL career last week - has 32 yards on four carries (including a 25-yard gain).
- Bills WR Terrell Owens on whether he thinks today was his last game in Buffalo: "Well, who knows. ... I've always said that I'd be willing to come back but I think the situation has to be right and I think they've taken a step in the right direction by hiring Buddy Nix as the general manager."

Team in Transition

King thinks Cowher’s choices will be limited – Inside The Bills
"'I think it’s going to be kind of a Charcoal-Grey Monday because there aren’t going to be a lot of firings,''s Peter King said. Then King pretending to be Cowher added this comment. (King as Cowher) 'If I want to coach this coming year, I may have to coach in Buffalo.'"

Schottenheimer has itch to coach? – Inside The Bills
"Chris Moretneson said yesterday, 'And, yes, Marty has the hunger to coach again, no matter what he’s stated publicly, sources said.' He also has one of the best winning percentages in football at .613 of coaches in the modern era that have coached more than 100 games. Only Cowher has a better mark at .623."

Fewell to interview early this week -
"Fewell led the Bills to a 3-4 mark over the final seven games with wins over Miami, Kansas City and Indianapolis on Sunday. He was proud of the heart his team showed in the season finale despite the fact that there was no bearing on the outcome of the game." He will interview "sometime this week" with that meeting expected to take place today.

Bills, Cowher have spoken; remains long shot for opening : Buffalo Bills : The Buffalo News
"It's still widely viewed as unlikely that Cowher will strike a deal with the Bills, for a variety of reasons. The Bills will be a big building job for any coach, they have no proven starting quarterback...." Tom Modrak's relationship with Cowher and Buddy Nix's relationship with Cowher's mentor, Marty Schottenheimer, could interest the man.

With end near, Guy defends his work with Bills : Buffalo Bills : The Buffalo News
The Buffalo News talked with John Guy after yesterday's game about his work for the team and the future that job may hold.

Bills Need Coach and QB, but Not RB |
"I don't know who the coach will be, although we should find out fairly quickly, but I do know this: Fred Jackson's place on this team is about as secure as an NHL dentist's job," says Ed Kilgore. He also gives his first thoughts on Buddy Nix (good) and his hiring as GM.

For the record: Let’s get down to business, Mr. Nix -
Bryan Sullivan lays out the steps Buddy Nix needs to take to turn this franchise into a winner.

2010 NFL Draft
Mike Iupati NFL Draft scouting report - Mocking The Draft

An in-depth look at perhaps the best senior guard in the nation. He may also play tackle at the NFL level.

Last Link
Bills final 2010 opponent set – Inside The Bills

WIth a loss yesterday the Jacksonville Jaguars solidified themselves as the 13th and final team the Bills will face this season. The Bills play the AFC and NFC North, AFC East twice, and the last place teams in the AFC South (Jacksonville) and AFC West (Chiefs).