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Chan Gailey Wednesday Press Conference -
Gailey talks about preparing for the Titans, losing Torell Troup, and more.

Inside The Bills | Wilson defends his def. coordinator
"George Edwards is certainly not the one out there executing the assignments," said Wilson. "He makes the calls. Our 20-plus mental errors (last week) had nothing to do with the coaches. It had everything to do with the 11 guys that were out there on the field, getting aligned properly, making the right calls and executing their responsibilities. That has to fall on the players, not on the coaches."

Inside The Bills | Chan on Dareus pre-game speech
"It doesn’t surprise me in one way because he is a strong guy in the locker room," said Gailey. "He’s a strong person. He’s a competitor. But for a rookie to do it it does surprise you a little bit. I didn’t hear it. I wasn’t around it. Every now and then different people have to step to the forefront. It’s good."

Ryan Fitzpatrick Wednesday Press Conference -
Fitzpatrick talks about the Jets game, Brad Smith, and facing the Titans.

Fred Jackson talks about his injury - BuffaloBillscom
Jackson is off crutches except for long walks. Here, he meets with the media to talk about his injury.

Stevie Johnson Wednesday Interview - BuffaloBills,.com
The wideout talks about his touchdown celebration and the backlash.

Bills Roundup: Team Returns Home, Troup to I.R. -
"The team preps for their return to The Ralph in hopes of ending the four game losing streak, Stevie Johnson talks about his fine, and Torell Troup is placed on season ending injured reserve."

Fitz still in hunt for Pro Bowl nod -
"Following a resurgent week on offense in Week 12 however, Fitzpatrick is back in the race to be one of the three AFC quarterbacks playing in Hawaii come late January."

Troup to I-R; DL Dotson promoted -
"On Monday Bills head coach Chan Gailey indicated that Torell Troup’s season could be in jeopardy after his lower back problems flared up last weekend making him a late scratch for Buffalo’s game with the Jets. On Wednesday Troup’s lost 2011 season was effectively ended as the club placed the second-year nose tackle on injured reserve."

Titans a stiff red zone test -
"Rookie head coach Mike Munchak has his offense at the top of the league in red zone touchdown percentage. The Titans have found the end zone on 17 of their 24 trips to their opponents’ red zone this season good for a 71 percent success rate (70.8%). Buffalo’s offense ranks eighth (58.3%)."

Inside The Bills | Pro Bowl talk for Fitz, Levitre
"The stat crunchers and film reviewers at Pro Football Focus have put together their cheat sheet for who is the most likely to go to the Pro Bowl this year for the AFC and NFC, and two Bills players are firmly in the running at their positions."

Inside The Bills | Jim Kelly wins award
"The Davey O’Brien Foundation announced Jim Kelly as the recipient of the 2011 Davey O’Brien Legends Award, in honor of his outstanding contributions to the game of football both on and off the field Wednesday. Kelly will be presented with the award at the 35th Annual Davey O’Brien Awards Dinner on Feb. 20, 2012 at The Fort Worth Club in Fort Worth, Texas."

Inside The Bills | George feeling better
"The chance of playing this week is far greater than it was last week," he said. "We’ll see how the week progresses."

Inside The Bills | Troup to go under knife
"They told us that surgery was needed," said Gailey. "So we had to put him on I-R and elevate Lionel Dotson."

Inside The Bills | Picture at nose tackle
"Realistically only Marcell Dareus and Kellen Heard are capable of being an effective nose tackle in a 3-4 front for Buffalo now. Of late the Bills have played more of a 4-3 front, so the loss of Troup might not be that severe."

Inside The Bills | Titans 4th down aggressiveness
"As we profiled on the home page of today the Titans take an aggressive approach once they’re inside the opponent’s 20-yard line often taking a two-down approach come third down. Here’s how they’ve fared thus far this season on fourth down in the red zone."

Lack of pass rush puts defense on edge - The Buffalo News
"We've probably beat this horse 1,000 times," Bills coach Chan Gailey said Wednesday when asked what the team can do to get more pass rush. "And I don't know how many different ways you can try to do it."

Hairston brings fire to blind side - Jerry Sullivan
"I'm doing OK," Hairston said. "Obviously, not as well as I want to. Sometimes, I put myself in tough positions. It's something I work on every day. I know it's a process. I'm just trying to get better every day. I just want to be able to stick around for a little while."

Johnson confirms he'll pay a price for TD celebration - The Buffalo News
"That's all in the past now," Johnson said. "We can't really talk about that. We have Tennessee on the schedule and we can't really be talking about what went on last week."

Fitz on the Titans - The Buffalo News
Said Ryan Fitzpatrick: "They fly around. I think that’s the biggest thing you see with them on film. They’re fast they’re physical and they fly around. In terms of the different things they do, they wouldn’t be categorized as exotic. They do what they do and they’re good at it. So for us it’s going to be about executing our stuff. It’s going to be about finding holes in the zone. When we get the man coverage, beating their guys."

Prospect of Buffalo Bills blackout 'very likely' | Democrat and Chronicle
"It was a daunting challenge going into it," Bills CEO Russ Brandon said on Wednesday. "We're disappointed that we're having this conversation, and disappointed that we're staring at three potential blackouts."

Buffalo Bills' December home games become tougher sell | Democrat and Chronicle
"But Bills brass are trying to brighten that picture through a variety of deals, such as the December package that offers savings of up to $9 per ticket as well as military discounts."

Injury robs Buffalo Bills' Fred Jackson of promising season | Democrat and Chronicle
"Disappointed," Jackson said when describing his feelings about having his season sabotaged by a fractured fibula on Nov. 20 in Miami. "To be cut to a 10-game season is not what you want. I was able to make some plays while I was out there, but I feel there was a lot of football left for me to play."

Bills' Jackson Keeps Faith In Nix For New Contract - WGR 550
"I feel like I did as much as I could," said the Bills running back. "That will hopefully just take care of itself. It's not something I'm going to worry about right now. I put faith in Buddy, and that's all I can do. He's a man of his word, so I'll have faith in him and we'll see what happens."

Steve Johnson's $10K fine is too light - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"But Buffalo Bills receiver Steve Johnson's $10,000 fine for mocking Plaxico Burress' accidental shooting this past Sunday is too light. I think Johnson got off easy."

Titans vs. Bills NFL Game Capsule - Music City Miracles
A look back at past match-ups.

Fantasy Football Week 13 Running Back Rankings - FakeTeams
Chris Johnson could be in line for a big day against the Bills Sunday.