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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 12/17

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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.

Flem File urges NFL commissioner to get Bills' Fred Jackson in Pro Bowl - ESPN
"Flem File campaigns to get Bills' Fred Jackson to the Pro Bowl."

Bills-Dolphins Preview -
"A modest resurgence over the last month was not enough to save Tony Sparano's job as coach of the Miami Dolphins. Despite another disappointing season, the Dolphins still might be in better shape than the reeling Buffalo Bills."

Inside The Bills | Bell to start Sunday
"I’m not worried about seeing Chris Hairston and I’m not worried about seeing Demetrius Bell," said Gailey. "We think today Demetrius Bell gives us the best chance to win. That’s why he’s playing there. He did a good job against San Diego and is finally healthy and is playing a little better right now. We want to give an opportunity to whoever is playing the best right now. I think Chris will play in the game this week, but Demetrius gets the start."

Bills asst. takes top job at Missouri Southern -
"Congratulations to Daryl Daye for getting the head coaching job at Missouri Southern State," said Bills GM Buddy Nix. "Daryl played for me at LSU. I’ve known him for years and he did a great job for us here with the Bills, and he’ll do a good job for Missouri Southern State, too."

Motorola Xoom Scouting Report - Week 15 -
Chris Brown puts together his weekly scouting report.

Chris Kelsay on Dolphins matchup -
Kelsay talks about playing the Dolphins and what it's going to take to win.

"What's the Word" with George Wilson -
The Rookie Club joined Wilson this week to spread some holiday cheer.

Week 15: Dolphins vs. Bills Preview -
Looking ahead to Sunday with some video.

Inside The Bills | Bills are 1st in injury rankings
"Pro Football Weekly did an independent analysis of NFL clubs’ injury losses and ranked the 32 teams in terms of those most affected by injury to the least affected. Not surprisingly, the Bills ranked first in the league."

Inside The Bills | Chandler out for Sunday
"Probably the loss of Chandler last week got us as much as anything because of what he’s been able to do in the red zone for us," said Gailey earlier this week. "Fred (Jackson) was obviously a big thing for us but offensive line, we’re doing about the same things that we’ve been doing."

Inside The Bills | Moore a game time decision?
"He threw the ball better," said Dolphins interim head coach Todd Bowles after Friday’s practice. "We still got to wait until Sunday just to make sure there’s no lingering effects. We’ll wait and see."

Inside The Bills | Dolphins tackle situation shaky
"Nate Garner was Long’s left tackle replacement last week, but was horrible in pass protection giving up three sacks."

Inside The Bills | Fan Friday 12-16
Chris Brown answers questions on picking a quarterback in the draft, switching to the 4-3, and more.

J.P. Losman looking forward to Buffalo return - South Florida Sun-Sentinel
"This is bizarre, trust me," Losman said. "It has been bizarre since I left Buffalo."

Losman Intrigued By Possibility Of Facing Former Team -
"Four months ago JP Losman was throwing the football around with his "crazy" Uncle Art at Santa Monica Community College in California wondering if he’d ever get another shot at quarterback in the NFL. That shot just might come this Sunday against the team that made him their number one draft pick in 2004, the Buffalo Bills."

Gailey Confirms Bell Will Start At LT - WGR 550
" The coach had mentioned in previous weeks that they wanted to get Bell a look at left tackle since he recovered from his injury. Bell had been dealing with a fractured collar bone, he said on Wednesday."

Bills hope Carrington progresses - The Buffalo News
"Carrington has seen his playing time more than double in his second season with the Bills. He's doing OK. Will he develop into a big asset in his third season next year?"

AFC East Week 15 injury report - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"The status of Moore and Long will be huge in this game. I don't think Miami can win without both players, who are questionable. Moore and Long practiced on a limited basis Thursday and Friday. But backup quarterback J.P. Losman better be ready. I do expect Fasano to play at tight end. For Buffalo, the team will be without Chandler. But everyone else on the 53-man roster is expected to be available."

Poll Friday: Is Fitzpatrick the answer? - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"In this week's edition of "Poll Friday," we want to know is Fitzpatrick the long-term solution in Buffalo? His contract suggests he will be the Bills' starter for the next several seasons. Coach Chan Gailey also gave "Fitz" his backing this week. Fitzpatrick has thrown for 3,013 yards, 20 touchdowns and 16 interceptions this year."

Final Word: AFC East - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Turnover effect: The Bills’ defense is struggling to force turnovers. Buffalo has forced only five turnovers during a six-game losing streak. Before that, the Bills’ defense thrived on creating turnovers. Buffalo led the NFL with 18 takeaways after Week 8. That helped the Bills get off to a fast start. Since then, Buffalo has struggled through injuries and needs to do a lot more in the offseason to add playmakers and depth."