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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 12/5

C.J. real close to breakout day -
"In a loss standout individual performances aren’t usually given the same weight as they are in victories. Such is the case with Bills running back C.J. Spiller, who had his first career 100-plus all-purpose yard game Sunday against Tennessee. The second-year back had 102 yards from scrimmage in the six-point loss with 83 of those yards coming on the ground. What’s unfortunate is that rushing total could’ve been 124 and the touchdown total should’ve been two."

Bills Roundup: Johnson Runs Wild Over Bills -
Chris Brown's highlights from the game and press conferences.

Titans outlast Bills -
"The Bills hung around for most of the game against a Titans team that was in the thick of the AFC Wild Card race, but after losing an early 7-3 lead Buffalo could never pull back even dropping a 23-17 decision at Ralph Wilson Stadium. For the Bills it was their fifth consecutive defeat."

Bills family feels loss of respected reporter -
"Allen Wilson passed on Dec. 3rd after a courageous battle with leukemia. As a colleague and friend of Wilson’s I would only like to add my personal condolences to his wife Lisa and darling daughter Alissa. He was a respected reporter, but we all know he was a beloved husband and father. Thoughts and prayers for the Wilson family at this difficult time of loss. Rest in peace Big Al."

Titans vs. Bills highlights -
"Titans RB Chris Johnson rushed for 153 yards and two touchdowns to keep Tennessee in the playoff hunt with a 23-17 win over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday."

Chan Gailey Postgame Press Conference -
The head coach talks about the loss, what they need to do to get better, and updates the injuries.

Ryan Fitzpatrick Postgame Press Conference -
The quarterback steps to the microphone to answer questions following the game.

C.J. Spiller Postgame Press Conference -
The runner talks about his big day.

Inside The Bills | Barnett in new territory
"I’ve never lost five in a row, ever, pop-warner, baseball and all that stuff," he said after Sunday’s game. "This is a new territory for me and I’m sure for a lot of guys. It doesn’t feel good, and they don’t like it and I don’t like it. We’ve got some positive things we can work on and finish this season the way we’re supposed to. I’m happy with the guys, the way we played in that second half (defensively), but we’ve got to come out and start a lot faster than that."

Inside The Bills | Stevie TD all about decorum
"Yeah, just hand it to the referee and handshakes, and go back to the sidelines and celebrate with my teammates," he said.

Inside The Bills | Who’s left for the nose?
"It’ll be a mix," Gailey told "Kellen (Heard) will probably play the first snap in there, but it will be a mix. We’ll roll all those guys in there to keep everybody fresh. Our defensive line coach Giff Smith does a great job with that group and has them ready to be interchangeable."

Inside The Bills | Troup to have surgery next week
"It’s scheduled for this week some time," Gailey told "It’s a shame for him and a shame for us, but hopefully this will solve the problem. And next year it will be like getting another number two draft choice again."

Inside The Bills | Monday QB club meeting
Featured speakers include former Bills Kurt Schulz (S, 1992-1999), Jeff Nixon (DB, 1979-1984), and Marlon Kerner (CB, 1995-1998). They will speak about the Bills, the NFL, and what they’re up to in the business world. Jeff Russo, sports director at WKBW-TV, will be the emcee.

Inside The Bills | Chandler update
"I did it on the fumble," he said. "Just got x-rays, I think it’s probably just sprained, but we’ll see."

Inside The Bills | Williams update
"Aaron is getting further diagnosis," said Gailey. "I can’t remember if they said MRI, X-rays, whatever it was. He’s getting further diagnosis right now so I don’t have any further information on him."

Inside The Bills | Fitz ties team record
"Ryan Fitzpatrick tied a team mark Sunday by hitting 10 different receivers with passes in the game against the Titans. It was just the fourth time that’s happened in team history and the first time since Sept. 8, 1985 when Vince Ferragamo used 10 receivers in a game against San Diego."

Another narrow loss leaves Bills frustrated - The Buffalo News
"We're frustrated right now," Bills tight end Scott Chandler said. "I don't know if discouraged is the word. We're a team that's trying to find a way to win these close games. Turnovers this week. ... Last week we had bad penalties that really hurt us. Good football teams find ways to win close games, and we haven't done that the past two weeks."

Fans get Spiller sighting before Gailey shelves him - Jerry Sullivan
"Oh, the bright spot. C.J. Spiller actually looked good Sunday. Not good enough to justify the ninth pick in the draft, mind you. Spiller will have to turn into a combination of Thurman Thomas and Barry Sanders for me to believe Buddy Nix was smart to take a hybrid running back that high in his first draft."

Not Chan's Finest Moment - The Buffalo News
"It wasn't Gregg Williams punting from the New England 32-yard line nine years ago. But Chan Gailey had one of his lesser moments as the Bills' head coach Sunday when he opted to punt from the Tennessee 42-yard line on fourth-and-6 with 36 seconds left in the third quarter of his team's 23-17 loss."

Johnson scores, stays clear of controversy - The Buffalo News
"It felt good to get rolling and try to make a difference on the field," said Choice, who was recruited by Gailey at Georgia Tech. "You never know who's going to get in, but I knew I had things I was going to do in certain situations and having a chance to do that felt good."

Bills defense bemoans lack of consistency - The Buffalo News
"We show some very bright spots, but we're not putting a total 60-minute game together, whether the offense is playing 60 minutes and defense 30 minutes or vice versa," linebacker Nick Barnett said. "In this league you cannot go out and play 25 minutes of a game good and expect to win. We've got to put 60 minutes together to win."

Quarterly report: Bills-Titans - The Buffalo News
Don't look at the third quarter...

Bills honor the late Allen Wilson - The Buffalo News
"Calling hours for Wilson will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Amigone Funeral Home on Sheridan Drive at Parker Boulevard in the Town of Tonawanda. His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Delaware Avenue Baptist Church, 965 Delaware Ave. near Utica Street."

Sal's Six Points: The Answers | Democrat and Chronicle
"Sal Maiorana gives the answers to his six points he raised before the Bills played the Titans."

Buffalo Bills lose to Tennessee Titans | Democrat and Chronicle
"The way that we've played lately hasn't been good enough," said Fitzpatrick, who played before an announced crowd of 56,463. "I guess it's a growing process for this team."

Roth: Buffalo Bills' C.J. Spiller deserved better | Democrat and Chronicle
"There are many ways to lose a football game, but perhaps the most maddening is when coaches quit doing something during the course of a game that is obviously working. They try to fix what's not broken. This was the case Sunday when Gailey took Spiller and his running game that had given the Titans fits for two quarters and put it on a shelf, preferring instead to watch quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick lose another game with his popgun arm and pedestrian receiving corps."

Musings: Buffalo Bills, losing and December go hand-in-hand | Democrat and Chronicle
"The worst part of Buffalo's 23-17 loss to Tennessee Sunday wasn't the defeat itself, because we have all grown accustomed to that, haven't we? For me, it was the fact that it looked so much like so many other meaningless, listless, who-cares games from so many prior Decembers. After that great 3-0/5-2 start, here we are again, watching the Bills play out the string — and play it out poorly, I might add."

HAMILTON: Allen Wilson Would Have Liked This Game - WGR 550
"Ryan Fitzpatrick was the below average Ryan Fitzpatrick today missing at least three huge gains by overthrowing open men badly. For a December day, conditions were almost perfect at 57 degrees. There was a little wind, but not enough to matter. Fitzpatrick said himself the conditions were very good and did not affect the game. Before Chan Gailey got Spiller involved, Fitzpatrick threw the ball three times and all three could’ve been picked. Allen would’ve been writing in his notes about how you don’t open a football game with three passes. Establish your offense."

Reaction: Titans 23 - Bills 17 - WGR 550
"Plenty of blame can be passed around, but the lingering question marks from me all revolve around the decision-making of head coach Chan Gailey. Different groupings on offense, decisions to take your time late in the game when you need two score, combined with many others gets me to wondering what the problem is. It's not just this game, it's been many of the five-game stretch. Gailey now has losing streaks of eight and five games to his record in Buffalo. While I don't think he'll get fired at the end of the season, he certainly isn't building confidence with the fan base as the year lingers on."

Seven things we learned about AFC East - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"The Bills are finished."

Wrap-up: Titans 23, Bills 17 - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Here are some thoughts on the Tennessee Titans' 23-17 victory over the Buffalo Bills."