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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 11/10

ORCHARD PARK, NY - NOVEMBER 6: Fred Jackson #22 of the Buffalo Bills carries the ball during NFL game action against the New York Jets at Ralph Wilson Stadium on November 6, 2011 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
ORCHARD PARK, NY - NOVEMBER 6: Fred Jackson #22 of the Buffalo Bills carries the ball during NFL game action against the New York Jets at Ralph Wilson Stadium on November 6, 2011 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
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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.

Jackson returns to Dallas as a star - The Buffalo News
"The house in which Jackson grew up was located on what now is one of the parking lots for the massive new Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas."

Nelson hopes he'll earn some cheers - Jerry Sullivan
David Nelson is returning to his home state of Texas, and his girlfriend is a cheerleader for the Dallas Cowboys. There will be some strange loyalties this weekend.

Bills offense, opportunistic defense story of 1st half -
"With eight games in the books and eight to be played Buffalo’s productive offense and opportunistic defense have been the headliners through the first half of the 2011 campaign."

Nelson new to double team challenge -
"We’ve been starting to see more of that each and every week," said Nelson, who had four catches for 36 yards and a touchdown late in the game Sunday. "It’s just something that I’ve got to get used to. It’s something different than I’ve ever been through in my career in both college and pro."

Ryan Fitzpatrick Wednesday Press Conference -
In his "December Charge" shirt, the Bills' quarterback addresses the media.

Chan Gailey Wednesday Press Conference -
Gailey updates the injury situation and more.

Bills Roundup: Rayner Practices, Hairston -
Some new and returning faces at Bills practice this week.

Sound FX: Fred Jackson -
Fred Jackson was miced up against the Jets. Hear what he had to say.

Inside The Bills | Chan not about Dallas history
"Obviously, I’ve worked a lot of places unfortunately, but it’s one of those deals where you remember your time there and there were some good times and some bad times," said Gailey. "But that’s not the focus. The focus is trying to win a game. We need to go win the game, we’ve got everything in front of us, we hold our own destiny in our own hands, so we’ve got to go take care of business."

Inside The Bills | No contact yet for CB Williams
"Williams told that he’ll test his chest/shoulder injury with contact for the first time in practice Thursday."

Inside The Bills | Lindell week to week
"Gailey said they’re fine carrying a couple of kickers on the roster for a while. He also said that Lindell has a chance to be back before the season is over."

Inside The Bills | Rayner not sure on length of duty
"I haven’t heard anything," Rayner said. "Obviously it’s a broken bone in (Rian’s) shoulder so who knows how long that’s going to take to heal. I’ll be here until I’m not."

Inside The Bills | Hairston lining up with 1′s
"As much as I wanted to be out there last week, I don’t want to be out there and hurt the team and that was the best decision that we made all together," Hairston said. "Being able to take that week and get a little better and every day it’s getting better. So to be able to take that day will help. I’m going to need every bit of help I can going against a guy like this."

Inside The Bills | Spiller still getting WR work
"Spiller was practicing with the WR group during the individual position drill portion of practice."

Inside The Bills | Surgery successful for Kyle
"Bills Pro Bowl DT Kyle Williams had successful surgery Wednesday on his foot."

For Buffalo, now the road gets rougher - Olean Times Herald
"In one game, Buffalo went from the AFC elite to also-ran, and now faces three straight toughies on the road. It’s the kind of stretch that can turn 5-3 into 5-6 in a span of 15 days."

Bills should learn a lesson from ‘nasty’ Jets - Wellsville Daily Reporter
"We weren’t physical enough in the ball game," said Bills head coach Chan Gailey after Sunday’s 27-11 loss to the Jets. "We’ve got to be more physical."

Hairston braces for Ware - The Buffalo News
"I think we have to evaluate how well Chris Hairston is," coach Chan Gailey said. "If we can evaluate how well he is, then it gives us an idea of what we can do differently. If he's not well enough, then it's status quo the way we've played the last two weeks."

Gailey, offense pick up pieces - The Buffalo News
Said Gailey: "There’s a difference in being dumb and being fooled. Everybody gets fooled. As long as there was logic to what we were thinking there, and to what he was thinking, it happens. It can’t happen much, but it happens. You have to try to say how can we not let this happen the next time? What can we see? What can we read? What can we do that allows us to be better next time? And I think part of that falls on me for better planning."

Buffalo Bills' Bryan Scott shocked by Penn State scandal | Democrat and Chronicle
"Coach decided to retire and I hate to see him retire," Scott said of Paterno, who was in his 46th season as head coach and has an all-time major college football record 409 victories to his credit. "He was a tremendous coach to me and it's just really sad all around what's going on. He's done so much for the university, and it's really sickening, everything that has transpired. You hate to see it end that way."

Bills' Scott 'Shocked,' 'Floored' By Penn State Scandal - WGR 550
"Everything hits really close to home, and it's shocking. It's saddening," a somber Scott told reporters on Wednesday. "I was just kind of floored and completely shocked when all this came out."

AFC East in Scouts Inc.'s Top 50 - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Fred Jackson is the only Bills player to make it, and he comes in at No. 42.

Midseason report: AFC East MVPs - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Fred Jackson is Buffalo's MVP, says James Walker.