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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills Links, 12/10

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Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade.

Whitner wants to quiet his family - Jerry Sullivan - The Buffalo News
"There are two things you can count on when the Bills and Browns get together. It will be an odd game, and Donte Whitner will have more friends and family here than teammates." Whitner has 70 family and friends coming this weekend.

Buffalo Bills, Cleveland Browns are all about the drama | Democrat and Chronicle
"Yet in playing each other in each of the past three years, the Bills and Browns have produced some of the most memorable games in both teams' histories. Not always good games, mind you, but certainly unforgettable."

Overachievers prevailing in AFC East - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Tim Graham looks at the underdogs - late round picks, undrafteds, and castoffs who have performed on AFC East clubs. Many Bills but no Stevie Johnson.

Bills Focus: Powering Down Peyton (2:39) -
"After arriving in Cleveland from Denver, Peyton Hillis surprised everyone by turning into one of the top running backs in the NFL."

Kelly's Call: Run defense, turnovers, revamped O-line
Hall of Fame QB Jim Kelly discusses the need to upgrade the talent in the defensive front 7, turnovers, and the patchwork offensive line. "I’m just disappointed that it’s not Miami that’s coming to play the Bills this week in light of the forecast for Sunday."

Inside The Bills | Looking like Delhomme "
"With Colt McCoy not practicing again on Thursday it looks like Jake Delhomme will again be the starter for the Browns against the Bills on Sunday."

Obscure back finds his place with Browns - Bills & NFL - The Buffalo News
Allen Wilson profiles Browns running back Peyton Hillis.

NFL owner allowed to buy into a pro league in same city - Bills & NFL - The Buffalo News
Mark Gaugahan answers questions on owners with two teams, jerseys, and sellouts.

Jackson thrilled Studesville is running show in Denver - Bills & NFL - The Buffalo News
"There are a lot of Buffalo Bills players hoping Eric Studesville succeeds as interim head coach of the Denver Broncos. You can put running back Fred Jackson at the top of the list."

Dolphins move chains better than Patriots - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Compiling the three and out numbers. The Bills are tied for 19th with the Jets and Steelers.

Bills must find a way to stop Peyton Hillis - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"In simulations where McCoy played, the Browns won 58 percent of the time. In simulations where he didn't, the Bills won 58 percent of the time. Hillis hit triple-digits in 50 percent of the simulations, and when he did the Browns won 74 percent of the games. When Hillis rushed for under 100 yards, the Bills won 65 percent of the games."

Clayton: Get The Ball To Spiller - WGR 550 SportsRadio
"When the topic of CJ Spiller was brought up, Clayton believes head coach Chan Gailey must get the ball in his hands to be able to make plays and be more effective."

Browns about to run into one of those rare Ivy Leaguers - Canton, OH -
Ryan Fitzpatrick answers some questions about his Harvard background.

Browns notes: Spiller trying to get up to speed -
"I was hoping there would be more opportunities for him and things would be further along than they are right now, but it is what it is," said Chan Gailey. "I think in the future he is going to be a very good football player for us and be very productive. He just has some things to learn."

Andre Reed goes 'over the middle' with his special sauce - Morning Call
Reed has a new BBQ sauce.

Another blackout for the Bills | ProFootballTalk
"The failure to sell out the stadium underscores the challenges that the franchise will face to remain financially viable over the long term in Western New York. Then again, the game surely would be a sellout if the Bills were more viable on the field."

Sports, Ink - Blogs - The Buffalo News
On this date in 1972 the Bills played their final home game at the Rockpile.