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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 12/27

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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.

Kelsay shines on defense -
"Forced to put his hand back down on the ground midseason after injuries compromised Buffalo’s 3-4 defensive scheme, Kelsay has done what he can to deliver. On Saturday in the midst of a seven-game losing streak, Kelsay led the team in tackles with nine, contributing a pair of sacks and two quarterback hits."

Home fans get a reason to be of good cheer - Jerry Sullivan
"Just in time for Christmas, the overdue Bills finally gave their suffering fans a day to remember, a win that could help sustain them through a long offseason. They played their best game in two months, an entertaining and thoroughly dominant 40-14 victory over Tebow and the Broncos."

Bills defense provides blowout win over Broncos -
"Defensively, we fought hard and our defensive coordinator did a great job of calling the game," said Chris Kelsay, who had a team-leading nine tackles, a pair of sacks and a quarterback hit that led to Johnson’s interception return. "I know the guys and the excitement in our locker room I’m really happy for this win, but more so just proud of our defensive coordinator and how he put us in position to make plays."

Bell, Caussin, Urbik all out for finale
"Bills head coach Chan Gailey did not paint a pretty picture for the trio of offensive players hurt in Saturday’s win over Denver. Left tackle Demetrius Bell, center Kraig Urbik and tight end Mike Caussin all left last weekend’s game with knee injuries and did not return."

Bills return game peaking -
"They weren’t the first choices to return kicks and punts for the Bills this season. They weren’t the second options either, but Justin Rogers and Leodis McKelvin have been remarkably effective for Buffalo’s kick return and punt return units down the stretch in 2011."

Chan Gailey Postgame Press Conference -
Gailey talks about injuries and getting off the losing streak.

Ryan Fitzpatrick Postgame Press Conference -
Truly looking like Yukon Cornelius, Ryan Fitzpatrick addresses the media after the game.

Bills Roundup: Defense Dominates in Rout -
Chris Kelsay was at the podium, and his comments are included in the recap from Saturday.

Chan Gailey Monday Update -
Gailey updates injuries and more.

Inside The Bills | Brown to remain at center
"Colin was a little shaky early with the snaps and then he settled down and did a better job," said head coach Chan Gailey.

Inside The Bills | Rayner on the misses
"I don’t know and I’m going to watch it," said Rayner. "Obviously I pulled the first one. I hit it well, just pulled it a little bit. I think missing the first one i went out and really didn’t focus in as much as I needed to on the second one. I’m glad that we got opportunities because I never want to leave a game going ‘O-for’. I appreciate coach sending me back out and having confidence. Going four-for-four in the second half I think is good for everyone."

Inside The Bills | Bills 3rd down ‘D’ improving
"On Saturday Buffalo’s defense had their best third down defense of the season, holding Denver to just 2-of-13 conversions (15%) almost 25 percent better than their current season average. George Edwards’ unit has now posted three of their five best single-game third down defensive efforts in December against the Titans (2-11, 18.2%) and Miami (3-13, 23%)."

Inside The Bills | Bills INT total among NFL’s best
"After picking off Tim Tebow four times Saturday the Bills have put themselves in position to lead the AFC in interceptions in 2011."

Inside The Bills | Almost forgot winning feeling
"Yeah definitely, it was good," Byrd said of the win. "You kind of forget the feeling because it’s been so long. It was just good, just for us moving forward, to build that confidence, to know that we can still do this. We can still play like that if everyone plays up to their capabilities."

Inside The Bills | Bills almost have to add an OL
"Most NFL clubs like to dress 7 offensive linemen for a game (5 starters, 2 reserves). Right now they’ve got 6, with Sam Young a backup tackle."

Bills' O-line down pair for finale - The Buffalo News
"Both center Kraig Urbik and left tackle Demetrius Bell suffered serious injuries in Saturday's 40-14 victory over the Denver Broncos. They've both been ruled out for the season finale in New England, and coach Chan Gailey confirmed Monday each player suffered a significant injury."

Bills had nose for ball vs. Denver - The Buffalo News
Rodney McKissic breaks down each of the Bills interceptions from Saturday.

Not-so-divine Tebow gift-wraps a big day for Bills - Bucky Gleason
"Tim Tebow's response to the worst game of his career was what you would expect coming from him. He thanked the man upstairs and talked about how excited he was to celebrate Christmas today. He smiled through the tough questions, never wavered and wished everyone a happy holiday."

Byrd goes extra mile for charity - Bills & NFL - The Buffalo News
Take a look at some of the charitable work turned in by Jairus Byrd this holiday season.

Bills stuff Broncos to end skid - The Buffalo News
"That's what we needed, that's what our fans needed, and that's what the whole community needed," said linebacker Kelvin Sheppard. "To let everybody know that there is some bright spots and things to definitely look forward to next year."

Fitzpatrick revels in end of losing streak - The Buffalo News
"It was obviously a great team win and for the defense to do what they did," Fitzpatrick said. "To be able to return was something that hadn't happened a lot this year, just in terms of everybody coming together and having a game where there's a lot of stuff that goes well, in terms of penalties and the tipped passes or whatever it is and there was a lot of good stuff going on."

McKelvin dances like a star - The Buffalo News
"McKelvin was so full of action on special teams Saturday that his name should be a verb. His 135 punt return yards in the victory over Denver broke the team record by Roscoe Parrish, who had 120 yards against Seattle on Sept. 7, 2008."

Buffalo Bills replay: Did we witness a miracle? | Democrat and Chronicle
"The losing streak is over for the Buffalo Bills and the team actually looked sharp in ending it with Saturday's win over the Broncos."

Buffalo Bills stampede over Denver Broncos | Democrat and Chronicle
"What Buffalo coach Chan Gailey was most proud of Saturday afternoon was that he asked his beleaguered Bills to show him what they were made of, and they did."

Sal's Six Points - The Answers | Democrat and Chronicle
"Sal Maiorana answers the questions to his key points entering the game."

BUSCAGLIA: Reaction: Bills 40 - Broncos 14 - WGR 550
"Well... who saw that coming? Not me, probably not most of you, and definitely not the national pundits that cover the NFL."

HAMILTON: What A Great Early Christmas Present For The Fans - WGR 550
"I’ve been quite vocal of how much I think George Edwards is in over his head as a defensive coordinator, but I must give credit when it’s due and Edwards deserves A LOT of it today. I don’t feel one decent game plan every six or seven games should save his job, but he did a superb job of designing schemes and looks to confuse Tebow."

Three Bills Ruled Out For Sunday - WGR 550
"We'll do what we think we need to do," Gailey said. "Buddy and I have talked about it once, I'm sure we'll talk about it again... exactly what we need to do. We don't wanna just bring somebody up just to bring them up. If they don't have a chance to play, we don't want to do that. That's not where we are right now."

Wrap-up: Bills 40, Broncos 14 - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"There isn't much to complain about in this game from Buffalo's perspective. Buffalo's offense was 2-for-12 on third-down conversions. But that's nitpicking an otherwise very good performance by the Bills."

AFC East Power Rankings preview - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Where was this effort and performance the past two months? Buffalo suddenly went through a time warp and reverted back to the team we saw in the first month of the season. The Bills soundly beat Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos for four quarters. That should move the Bills up a few spots."

Seven-step drop: What's next for Jets? - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"With the Detroit Lions clinching a playoff spot last weekend, the Buffalo Bills are alone with the longest non-playoff streak in the NFL."

Five things we learned about AFC East - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Buffalo 2010 first-round pick C.J. Spiller is proving that he can be an every-down running back. He recorded his first 100-yard rushing game against a solid Denver Broncos defense. Buffalo won convincingly, 40-14."