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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.

Inside The Bills | Fitz had rooks work late
"Ryan Fitzpatrick had the three rookie receivers he made good use of Sunday in the win over Miami, stay late after practice leading up to the game to make sure they were all on the same page."

Blitz supplied pressure to Dolphins - Bills & NFL - The Buffalo News
Allen Wilson examines how the Bills used the blitz on Sunday to pressure Chad Henne.

Hangartner's return uncertain - Bills & NFL - The Buffalo News
"If we were out of linemen, Geoff might be able to get ready to play by Sunday, but we're not pushed into that," Gailey said. "I'm thinking that if we can let him get healthy one more week, that wouldn't hurt anything. I don't want to push him back too quick this time of the season."

Bills young wideouts deliver -
"The young guys, those young receivers made some great plays out there," Fitzpatrick said. "I told them I am going to give them a chance, I am not afraid to throw it to any of them because I know if we get matchups that we are going to come down with it most of the time and they made some good plays."

Chan Gailey Monday Update (6:54) -
"The Bills head coach talks about the progress the team has made since the 0-8 start, the play of Arthur Moats and Naaman Roosevelt, and the injury status of Geoff Hangartner."

Inside The Bills | Donald Jones update
"Donald Jones suffered what looked to be a head/shoulder injury after crashing into teammate Stevie Johnson while trying to recover a fumbled lateral by the Dolphins Sunday following an interception. Jones did return to the game after getting shaken up on the fumble play."

Inside The Bills | Moats most improved
"In the last four or five weeks he might’ve made as much progress as anybody on our football team," said Gailey. "He’s learning to play outside backer. He started as an inside backer in the offseason and training camp and we ended up moving him to outside backer. He is learning to play the position and he’s got a chance a good outside backer before it’s over with."

Inside The Bills | Bills making Pro Bowl votes
The Bills cast their Pro Bowl ballots yesterday. They cannot vote for teammates.

Leo and Sal: How would you grade Buffalo Bills coach Chan Gailey? | Democrat and Chronicle
Leo Roth and Sal Maiorana review the Bills win over the Dolphins.

AFC East wins series against AFC North - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"The Buffalo Bills went 2-2 (with both losses in overtime) and outscored the AFC North 112-93, a wider margin than the Patriots."

Choose this week's High Energy player - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Pick this week's division winner. Tim Graham suggested David Nelson.

A look at Dan Carpenter's day to forget - AFC East Blog - ESPN
A breakdown of how rare it is for a kicker to miss four of them in one game.

The more Bills win, the more they fall - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"If the season ended today, ESPN Stats & Information notes that based on the records and strength-of-schedule tiebreakers, the Bills would have the sixth pick in April."

Bills' Gailey Not Rushing Hangartner Back - WGR 550 SportsRadio
"[Eric Wood has] done some good things and done some bad things," said the Bills Head Coach. "It's hard to see he's been great or awful. He's been somewhere in between that. He's learning."

Bills prepare to measure themselves against Pats - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
"It was one thing on Monday to measure the Bills’ modest run of success a day after a 17-14 win at Miami in which they ended the Dolphins’ playoff hopes. Fitzpatrick is aware that Buffalo (4-12) faces a much more daunting challenge this weekend when the New England Patriots (12-2) come to town."

Warning to Patriots: Watch Out for Bills -
Mike Catalana thinks the Bills can pull it off this week.

TD pass a tight fit for Fitz |
"As I’m dropping back," he said, "the linebacker had his back turned and as I threw it, he turned around to locate the ball. Luckily he didn’t locate it fast enough. We had a couple of those during the day where it was the matter of the defender having his back turned and giving our guys a chance to locate the ball and make a play."

Chan Gailey Is Winning People Over : Buffalo Sports Daily
Patrick Moran talks about how he's come around to really liking Chan Gailey.

Petition to save Fitz’s beard? You know I’m on this… | THE BEST OF NICK MENDOLA . . .LIVE
Mendola jumps on the beard retention train.