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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills Links, 12/27

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

Mayne Event - ESPN
Everybody Ed Wang Chung tonight.

Johnson hits 1,000 -
"Steve Johnson needed 57 yards Sunday to achieve his first 1,000-yard receiving season as a pro. He got 58. He became the ninth different player in team history to record a 1,000-yard season. His total is the 17th 1,000-yard receiving season in team history, and the first since Lee Evans’ 1,017-yard season in 2008."

Inside The Bills | David Nelson update
"The news was not good concerning David Nelson’s rib injury after Buffalo’s loss to New England Sunday. Head coach Chan Gailey confirmed that Nelson would be in no shape to play next Sunday in the team’s season finale against the Jets at the Meadowlands."

Spiller says he hit a low point on Sunday - The Buffalo News
"That was probably my worst game that I ever played," he said. "Putting the ball on the ground three times, losing two of them and putting the team in bad situations. Tough day out there today."

Patriots roll against turnover prone Bills -
"You can’t play a good football team and play like that and give yourself any kind of chance," said head coach Chan Gailey. "That was turnovers, penalties, not stopping the run, every bit… everybody on the whole team, all of us take the blame for that."

Bills Roundup: Seven Turnovers Sink Bills (3:22) -
"The Patriots scored 21 points off of seven Ryan Fitzpatrick and C.J. Spiller turnovers, while cruising to a 34-3 victory over Buffalo."

Week 16 vs. New England Patriots
Photos from yesterday's blowout.

Patriots vs. Bills highlights (2:07) -
Highlights from NFL Network. More like lowlights, really.

Chan Gailey Postgame Press Conference (7:07) -
The Bills head coach talks about the big loss to the Patriots.

Ryan Fitzpatrick Postgame Press Conference (4:35) -
The Bills QB talks about turnovers and the loss.

Inside The Bills | Nelson to use snub as fuel
David Nelson talks about some of his motivation going against the Patriots.

Bills' gift-giving plays into Patriots' hands - The Buffalo News
Mark Gaughan's game recap starts with the seven turnovers.

Confronted by a bully, the Bills run and hide - Jerry Sullivan - The Buffalo News
"Instead, they fell flat on their faces, 34-3. The Bills walked up to the schoolyard bully, raised their fists, then thought better of it and ran home crying. They played scared. They tossed the football away like crumpled Christmas wrapping. The coaches backed down from Bill Belichick."

Postgame Report: Patriots 34, Bills 3 | Buffalo News Video
"Allen Wilson and Mark Gaughan review the Buffalo Bills’ Week 16 loss to Tom Brady and the New England Patriots."

Pats' backs go their merry way - The Buffalo News
"Brady was his usual efficient self, but the New England Patriots' quarterback was upstaged by Green-Ellis and Woodhead, who powered a potent rushing attack that gained 217 yards in a 34-3 victory."

Patriots' Gronkowski overcomes early drops with two TDs - The Buffalo News
"It was a lot of fun, being in front of my family especially because I've always wanted to play in front of them," he said. "I haven't played in front of my whole family like my mom and dad and my two brothers who could make it to the game. It was an awesome time."

Bills outplayed and outcoached - The Buffalo News
Grading the Bills. Not too pretty.

Anatomy of a manhandling - The Buffalo News
Mark Gaughan breaks it down by quarter. Each as bad as the last.

New England Patriots dismantle Buffalo Bills | Democrat and Chronicle
"A crowd that was announced at 68,281, but was probably more like 55,000 at the start and about 10,000 by midway through the fourth quarter, sat shivering in silence as it watched the Bills put forth their most miserable performance of a miserable 4-11 season."

Weather forces Patriots to spend night in Rochester | Democrat and Chronicle
"Due to weather issues in the Boston area and no hotel space in Buffalo, the New England Patriots spent Sunday night at an undisclosed Rochester hotel after their 34-3 victory over the Bills. The Patriots bused to Rochester and were in the midst of making further travel arrangements to get home. There were no hotel rooms in Buffalo due to the World Junior Hockey Tournament."

Buffalo Bills lose 15th straight to New England Patriots | Democrat and Chronicle
"The Bills gave the Patriots a tussle, for all of about half a quarter this afternoon. And then reality set in and mighty New England trounced hapless Buffalo 34-3 at frigid Ralph Wilson Stadium."

Buffalo Bills Report Card | Democrat and Chronicle
Leo Roth's grades don't go above C in this effort.

Buffalo Bills: Two-minute read | Democrat and Chronicle
"Sal Maiorana takes a closer look at the Buffalo Bills' loss to the New England Patriot on Sunday:"

Rapid Reaction: Patriots 34, Bills 3 - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"The New England Patriots mopped up Ralph Wilson Stadium with the Buffalo Bills, wringing them 34-3."

Halftime thoughts from Patriots at Bills - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Some halftime thoughts from Ralph Wilson Stadium, where the New England Patriots lead the Buffalo Bills 24-3:"

HAMILTON: Bills Not Up For A Big Game Yet - WGR 550 SportsRadio
"We've seen great improvement from the Bills this season, but today was just a complete illustration of how this team is not up for a big challenge like the New England Patriots."

Reaction: Patriots 34 - Bills 3 - WGR 550 SportsRadio
"I started writing this with 11:21 to go in the third quarter just to let you all know."

If The NFL Draft Happened Today... - WGR 550 SportsRadio
Joe Buscaglia breaks down the draft implications the rest of the way.

Buffalo Bills should learn from example set by Sam Bradford | Democrat and Chronicle
"After Sunday, I'm more convinced than ever that the Bills should do whatever is necessary to obtain the No. 1 pick in the 2011 draft to select Stanford QB Andrew Luck."

Running game sputters after solid start for Bills - Niagara Gazette
"Buffalo marched down the field with six straight runs to open things up, using four carries from Fred Jackson and a pair from rookie C.J. Spiller to move from their own 28-yard line to the New England 13. After that, however, the running game slowed dramatically. In fact, after getting 65 rushing yards on their opening drive, the Bills amassed just 60 more the rest of the way."

Patriots stay in Rochester to avoid snow back home -
"We’re not even stuck in Buffalo, we’re stuck in Rochester, I guess," quarterback Tom Brady said. "We’ll get in whenever we can. This was coming down the pipeline earlier this morning."

Nick Mendola's immediate thoughts following the game. | Buffalo, NY | Pats Blowout Won't Change Bills Plans
"Although we can't look at the Bills latest thumping by the Patriots as meaningless, it doesn't change what we already know about the 2010 Bills under new head coach Chan Gailey. They're getting better, and they still have a lot of work to do."

Pitoniak: Fitz Spitz Bit Vs. Patriots -
"Maybe he was trying too hard to impress his counterpart, Tom Brady, the gold-standard among NFL quarterbacks. Perhaps the single-digit wind chills were making it difficult for him to get a good grip on the football. Or maybe, just maybe, Ryan Fitzpatrick was due for a clunker of a game and just chose a terrible time and team in which to play like Rob Johnson, J.P. Losman and Trent Edwards."