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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 12/2

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Marquee Matchups – Escape from Revis Island |
"Ordinarily in our Marquee Matchups column we take a look at three of the more intriguing one-on-one matchups that the week’s action threw up. However, this week allowed us to review the matchup between Darrelle Revis and the man who earlier this season put up more yards in Revis’ coverage than any individual receiver has managed in the last four seasons against him, Stevie Johnson."

Jackson struggling with inactivity -
"He had never missed a game in his NFL career until this past week. Fred Jackson is not an idle person, so being reduced to an immobilizer leg cast and crutches has not been the running back’s favorite thing since being placed on injured reserve last week with a broken right fibula."

Bills Focus: Chris Johnson Hitting his Stride -
The Titans running back had his best game of the season last weekend. Can the Bills slow him down Sunday?

Bills-Titans game to be blacked out on local TV -
"Tickets are still available for purchase for this weekend's Bills-Titans matchup and fans may obtain tickets online at, by visiting Western New York Ticketmaster outlets or the Ralph Wilson Stadium ticket office, or by calling 1-877-BB-TICKS (228-4257). Club seats and other premium seating opportunities are also available."

Inside The Bills | 3 Bills high in Pro Bowl voting
Ryan Fitzpatrick, George Wilson, and Nick Barnett are in prime position to make the Pro Bowl.

Inside The Bills | Not looking good for George
"I’m getting less optimistic every day," Gailey said with respect to Wilson’s chances of playing.

Inside The Bills | Leodis, Naaman good shot for Sun.
"(Leodis) was limited and did a good job and it looks like both will be in good shape to play this week," said Gailey.

Inside The Bills | Testing young DBs
"The three rookies in the secondary that have seen a lot of playing time the past two games will be playing their first home game in the secondary together. Knowing that communication has been an issue between all of them Buffalo’s defensive staff is preparing them for the crowd noise Bills fans will be providing to disrupt the Titans offense."

Re-emergence of Titans' Chris Johnson is bad luck for Bills | Democrat and Chronicle
"Johnson was embroiled in a contentious holdout after the NFL lockout ended in July, and he sat out all of training camp before finally agreeing to a mammoth six-year, $56 million contract. And then he played like someone who should be making $56 a year during the first two months."

Bills' Smith Settles In To Traditional Role - WGR 550
"He’s a guy that’s shown he can go up, get it and he can make plays," Fitzpatrick said of his teamamte. "It was good to see that. It was good to see the touchdown and the way he ran some of his other routes being able to snag the ball like he did. We’re going to expect for him to do the same stuff week in and week out now."

Bills' Wilson Likely To Miss 3rd Straight Game - WGR 550
" With Wilson likely to miss his third straight contest, the Bills will once again depend upon rookie safety Da'Norris Searcy to start at strong safety. Searcy, in two starts, has 12 solo tackles for Buffalo."

Blackout in Buffalo - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"There are plenty of Bills fans who frequent this blog. Many let me know this week that they disagreed with my take on Buffalo receiver Steve Johnson's $10,000 fine. I'd like to get some thoughts from Bills fans on why they are losing interest with five weeks remaining. The Bills still have an outside shot at the wild card if they run the table."

Spiller gets big chance against low-ranked Titans run defense - YNN
"The stats say that they struggle at 124, but it could be something totally different. They could come in here and play lights out. So i'm just going to prepare the best I can and come Sunday lay it all on the line," said Spiller.

Bills Roundtable - Pre Titans |
"2-On-Your-Side's Ben Hayes and Sal Maiorana of the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle talk about the state of the team, what went wrong during the road trip, and preview the game against the Titans."

Bills weren’t that bad in loss to Jets - Olean Times Herald
"Indeed, Buffalo, after three straight blowout losses by a combined score of 126-26, played an inspired game ... especially since five starters had been lost to injury after the first meeting and five other positions had different starters from Nov. 6."