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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills Links, 12/13

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

Moats' playmaking ability gives Bills an edge - Bob DiCesare - The Buffalo News
"Late in his first NFL season Moats appears to be a find, a sixth-round steal, a player capable of providing what Maybin hasn't and mitigating the effects of that unproductive first-round pick. Teammates notice the zeal Moats brings to film study, his desire to find weaknesses or tendencies he can exploit."

Reason for the season isn't beating the bottom-feeders - Jerry Sullivan - The Buffalo News
"Still, I feel strangely unmoved by it all. Maybe it's the long season, or the oppression of the holidays. This online shopping has my head all twisted around. But really, what does it mean? In the big picture, what is the long-term significance of the Bills beating another mediocre opponent and raising their record to 3-10?"

Makeshift offensive line holds up well for Bills - Niagara Gazette
"They did a great job opening up holes for me considering it was a little bit of a shuffle up there," said running back Fred Jackson, who rushed 29 times for 112 yards. "I could only make plays with those guys. The tight ends, fullbacks and receivers blocking, they all showed up and made some plays for me today."

Bills grind out win over Browns -
"That was to me one of those good old fashioned slug fests where two teams are (fighting) it out for 60 minutes on the field. I thought our defense after the first drive really stepped up and played well," said head coach Chan Gailey. "Offense did enough to win, we controlled the ball which was a big part of it and our defense got the ball back for our offense."

Browns vs. Bills highlights (1:41) -
Highlights of the Bills' 13-6 victory over the Browns from NFL Network.

Chan Gailey Postgame Press Conference (4:42) -
"The Bills head coach talks about the 13-6 win over the Browns."

Ryan Fitzpatrick Postgame Press Conference (3:03) -
"The Bills quarterback talks about the 13-6 win over the Browns."

Bills Roundup: Defense Steps Up in Win Over Browns (2:53) -
The Bills defense put up their best performance of the season and the offense held the ball for 36 minutes. Check out Chris Brown's recap.

Inside The Bills | Browns tip hat to Bills
"It looked like everything was going our way in the beginning, and it just changed up a little bit," said CB Joe Haden. "They started making plays and you’ve got to give them all the credit. They did what they had to do."

Bills give Browns a physical education - Bills & NFL - The Buffalo News
"So the best thing we got out of this game is we stepped up to the challenge, and we were physical with a guy who wants to be physical," Whitner said. "After awhile we started hitting him and he started putting the ball on the ground. He wasn't really running the same way he was early in the game."

Fumbles ruin Hillis' milestone day in Buffalo - Sports - The Buffalo News
"Cleveland's Peyton Hillis ran for 108 yards on 21 carries Sunday, but there is only one number he'll remember: Three. That is how many times he fumbled against Buffalo in Ralph Wilson Stadium. The Browns lost only one, but ball security was a real issue in their 13-6 loss to the Bills."

With Evans out, opportunity up for grabs for Bills' receivers - The Buffalo News
News and notes from Sunday's postgame.

Grading the Bills and Browns - Bills & NFL - The Buffalo News
Good grades for the Bills across the board.

Mark Gaughan analyzes Bills' third victory - Bills & NFL - The Buffalo News
The first quarter was awful but the second half went very well for the Bills as Mark Gaughan analyzes the game by quarters.

Bills Postgame: Buffalo 13, Cleveland 6 | Buffalo News Video
"Postgame recap from Ralph Wilson Stadium with Mark Gaughan, Allen Wilson and Jerry Sullivan"

Buffalo Bills outmuscle Cleveland Browns for victory | Democrat and Chronicle
"The Bills played solid defense for a 13-6 victory over turnover-riddled Cleveland."

Buffalo Bills: Two-minute read | Democrat and Chronicle
"Sal Maiorana breaks down the Bills' victory over the Browns."

Wrap-up: Bills 13, Browns 6 - AFC East Blog - ESPN
" Wrapping up the Buffalo Bills' victory against the Cleveland Browns."

HAMILTON: Bills Defense Would Not Let This One Get Away - WGR 550 SportsRadio
Paul Hamilton recaps the game but needs to work on his paragraph structure.

Reaction: Bills 13 - Browns 6 - WGR 550 SportsRadio
Buried in Joe Buscaglia's game recap are two tidbits: Jake Delhomme was Buffalo's MVP and Jon Corto was the LVP.

Buffalo Bills Report Card | Democrat and Chronicle
"Leo Roth gives the Bills their grades in a win over the Browns."

Bills, Browns offer another forgettable game - Dunkirk | The Observer
"It wasn't as bad as last year's 6-3 sorry excuse for a National Football League game which the Cleveland Browns won at Ralph Wilson Stadium, but it was darn close as far as entertainment value is concerned."

Ryan Fitzpatrick shrugs off wet conditions, leads Bills offense |
"Fitzpatrick completed 14 of 23 passes for 142 yards and one touchdown, adding 49 yards rushing."

Up and down Cleveland Browns hit a major pothole in Buffalo |
"Yet, like a nightmare they couldn't shake from their minds, the Browns could not stop the events that would lead to a 13-6 loss to their I-90 nemesis. As predictable as lake-effect snow, the Browns played down to their competition and produced a stinker of a game to fall to 5-8."

Bills 13, Browns 6 -
The recap from the Browns official website.

"The teams the Buffalo Bills have beaten have a combined record of 10-28. The teams they have lost to are 81-42. So odds are they are mediocre team. That doesn’t change how fun it feels at One Bills Drive when Buffalo comes out on top. As a man in the crowd this afternoon I would not challenge this supposition."

Pitoniak: Bills Defense steps up -
An irritated Gailey stomped over to the bench after the inauspicious start and told his battered defenders: "We knew this is what it was going to be. You’ve got to stop the run because I don’t think they threw it once the whole drive. We knew this is what it was going to be. Come on! Let’s get it going out there."

Maiorana's Musings | Democrat and Chronicle
"Sal Maiorana gives his views of the Bills win over the Browns."