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FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 1:   Ryan Fitzpatrick #14 of the Buffalo Bills throws against the New England Patriots in the first half at Gillette Stadium on January 1, 2012 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 1: Ryan Fitzpatrick #14 of the Buffalo Bills throws against the New England Patriots in the first half at Gillette Stadium on January 1, 2012 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
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Reviewing Fitz's 1st full year as a starter - BuffaloBills.com
"As far as Fitzpatrick’s head coach was concerned a lot of the interceptions were the byproduct of losing a lot of capable talent around him on offense as well as being behind on the scoreboard for a good portion of the season."

Budget calls for millions to keep Buffalo Bills in western N.Y. | Democrat and Chronicle
"Gov. Andrew Cuomo is calling for millions of dollars in state funding to help keep the Buffalo Bills in western New York. Cuomo’s listing of "critical economic development investments" includes retaining the professional football franchise."

Top 10 Performances: Fred Jackson vs Philadelphia - BuffaloBills.com
Curtis Modkins helps Chris Brown break down Fred Jackson's huge day against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Inside The Bills | Nix not against drafting a QB
"Maybe so, yeah," he said. "If there’s one there at the right time, I don’t mean that to be that vague an answer but yeah, we’d take one."

Inside The Bills | 5 Bills make PFF All-AFC East team
Both safeties Jairus Byrd and George Wilson, Nick Barnett, Andy Levitre, and Fred Jackson make the All-AFC East team.

Inside The Bills | Multiple NFL.com mock draft
Brooks – OT Jonathan Martin – Stanford; Davis – DE Quinton Coples – North Carolina; Wyche – OLB Zach Brown – North Carolina; Kirwan – DE Nick Perry – USC

Inside The Bills | All-Rookie honor for Dareus
"In releasing their All-Rookie team Pro Football Weekly listed Bills DL Marcell Dareus as one of their defensive tackles. Here’s their entire All-Rookie team."

Inside The Bills | Fitz’s QBR numbers
"Ryan Fitzpatrick ranked 18th in the league in Total QBR with a figure of 51.2. Ratings go on a scale from 0-100, so an average score is 50."

Cuomo Seeks Millions For Bills To Stay In Town - WGR 550
"The team would be eligible for part of an $84 million fund to be shared by several economic development interests."

T.J. Simers: Marv Levy comes up with a novel idea - latimes.com
"It's the Bill Buckner thing, yeah, I know," he says. "But let me tell you, after we lost the second one I did a call-in show that Monday. Some guy comes on and says, 'Coach, please don't get back to the Super Bowl next year. I can't stand it; I can't go to work.' When he got done, I said, "Sir, I understand your anguish; I share it. But I'm glad you're not on my team.'"

Bills Biggest Bright Spots- No. 5: Scott Chandler : Buffalo Sports Daily
"Chandler went on to finish the season with 39 receptions for 389 yards. It was the most catches and yards by a Bills tight end since Jay Riemersma grabbed 53 passes for 590 yards back exactly a decade ago. He also finished with six touchdown receptions, tying him for the all-time single-season with Riemersma (1998) and Pete Metzelaars (1992.)"

Bills Biggest Bright Spots- No. 4: Non-Offensive Line : Buffalo Sports Daily
"But a funny thing happened once the games started counting and fans didn’t need to cover their eyes every time the Bills ran an offensive play. In fact, the unit flat-out became one of the biggest bright spots for 2011."

2011 Bills Darkest Clouds- No. 5: The Whiteout : Buffalo Sports Daily
The Whiteout turned out to be a bad idea in retrospect because of on-the-field failure.