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Game Day Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 11/20

Bills-Dolphins Preview -
"Buffalo (5-4) has stumbled since its 3-0 start and is tied for second in the AFC East, one game back of New England. If the Bills can't catch the Patriots, earning a wild-card spot could be even more difficult with Baltimore and Cincinnati at 6-3 and Tennessee at 5-4."

Week 11: Bills vs. Dolphins Preview -
NFL Network looks ahead to today's game.

SS Wilson doubtful, Stevie questionable -
"Already without Eric Wood for Sunday’s game at Miami, Buffalo could be down one of their top defenders in 2011. Strong safety George Wilson missed his third straight day of practice Friday and is doubtful for Sunday’s game."

Motorola XOOM Scouting Report - Week 11 -
"The Bills have won four of their last five against the Dolphins in November."

Bills Focus: Chan Gailey 1-on-1 -
The Bills head coach talks about facing the Miami Dolphins.

PFT Live: Is it time to jump off the Bills’ bandwagon? | ProFootballTalk
"Mike Florio talks with Luke Russert from NBC News. They discuss the recent slide of the early-season surprise team, the Buffalo Bills. Poor showings against the Jets and the Cowboys have diminished the Bills’ playoff chances and have many of their fans jumping off the bandwagon." - Bills' CBs get some blame for struggling 'D'
"This season, though, the play of CBs Drayton Florence, Terrence McGee and Leodis McKelvin has not been pretty. The Bills are now 27th in the league against the pass, despite being second in the league with 15 interceptions, but only three of those have come from the trio of starting corners."

NOTEBOOK: Losman Hasn't Forgotten His Time In Buffalo -
"You just learn the business side of things," Losman said. "It was an exciting time when I came out. We had a great opportunity there in Buffalo and we just couldn’t get things going the way we wanted to from an organization standpoint for many different reasons."

Stopping Jackson will be challenge for Fins - Fox Sports Florida
"He's a guy I like to watch run," Bush, a now a Miami Dolphins running back, said about Buffalo Bills tailback Fred Jackson. "I sometimes study how he runs the ball and look at him."

Inside The Bills | Miami signs kicker
"Miami signed 11-year veteran kicker Shayne Graham and released defensive back Jonathan Wade today (Saturday)."

Inside The Bills | Matching opponent’s physicality
"You have to match that with your heart," said Gailey. "You can’t change your brawn in midseason so you match it with your heart. Our guys have to understand they’re going to be in a fight and it’s going to be a physical game, and we’ve got to go block them. It’s not easy because they are a big, strong front and they can bring some edge pass rush too. It’ll be a challenge for us to run the ball this week."

Inside The Bills | George makes the trip
"He’s listed as doubtful for Sunday’s game, bit George Wilson is making the trip to Miami with his teammates. Wilson did not practice all week, but head coach Chan Gailey was holding out hope he could play Sunday."

Inside The Bills | ‘D’ has to lower comp. pct against
"You have to do a couple of things," he said. "One, we have to get more pressure which is obvious that anybody that watches us play. We have to get more pressure on the passer and we have to disrupt the routes a little better. If we could throw off the timing of those a little bit it would help us a lot."

Inside The Bills | Jason Taylor pays Fred respect
"He’s one of the top running backs in this league right now for sure," said Taylor. "He’s got it all. He’s big enough, he’s fast, he’s quick, runs strong. The offensive line is doing a good job of getting him holes. They got a pretty darn good guy calling plays too in Chan (Gailey)."

Fitz will need to shoulder the load - The Buffalo News
"Whenever we have opportunities to do it when it's prudent, then we're going to throw it downfield," Fitzpatrick said. "We got the call with Stevie last week, Naaman made a nice catch on the sideline. So whenever the opportunity presents itself we're not afraid of throwing it downfield."

Bills have their backs firmly planted against the wall - Jerry Sullivan
"No war has been won without a lost battle," said Barnett, the Bills' veteran linebacker. "There's always little battles you're going to lose along the way. There's going to be ups and downs. America went through the Great Depression. We came back from that, right?"

Offense needs to strike quickly with some creative play-calling - The Buffalo News
Rodney McKissic gives five keys to today's game.

Vincent helps players adjust to life after football - The Buffalo News
Troy Vincent's new job helps current and former NFL players.

Inside The Bills | Fan Friday 11-18
Chris Brown answers your fan questions from One Bills Drive.

Losman in waiting with Fish - The Buffalo News
More Losman on Buffalo: "Of course there are memories and they’ve been able to string a couple of wins and it’s great for them and for the city. I love the city of Buffalo, but now we’re the opponent so obviously you want to win. … You would love to play against your old team and for that scenario to play out where you go in there, but I’ll be ready either way."

5 Things To Watch In Bills - Dolphins - WGR 550
"All week long I've been going back and forth in my mind about who would win this game. Ultimately, the banged up Bills offensive line against a strong Miami defensive front seven is what won out. This certainly won't be the entertaining, shootout type of games that the Bills had early in the season. I expect the offensive woes to continue for Buffalo."

Bills' Wilson Doubtful, WR Johnson Probable - WGR 550
"The news on wide receiver Stevie Johnson is a bit better. Johnson, outside linebacker Spencer Johnson and offensive tackle are all questionable to play versus the Dolphins. The wideout is trying to fight through a shoulder injury suffered late against the Cowboys last weekend."

Former Bills long snapper Adam Lingner battles heart disease | Democrat and Chronicle
"Long snapper Adam Lingner played with the Bills from 1987 until his retirement in 1995, including four Super Bowl appearances."

Buffalo Bills need improvement on defense | Democrat and Chronicle
"Through nine games they are better, but not by much, and if Buffalo doesn't get its defensive deficiencies fixed fast, its already-fading playoff hopes will drift into oblivion."

Final Word: AFC East - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"It's gut check time for Buffalo, the Dolphins defense is tough, and the Wild Card spots are up for grabs in this week's AFC East look."

AFC East Week 11 X factors - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Nick Barnett & Vontae Davis are the X factors.