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ORCHARD PARK, NY - AUGUST 27: Brad Smith #16 of the Buffalo Bills runs with blocking from C.J. Spiller #28 of the Buffalo Bills  at Ralph Wilson Stadium on August 27, 2011 in Orchard Park, New York.  (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
ORCHARD PARK, NY - AUGUST 27: Brad Smith #16 of the Buffalo Bills runs with blocking from C.J. Spiller #28 of the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium on August 27, 2011 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
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Bills 1st half figures reveal identity - BuffaloBills.com
"Looking at the Bills in the first half of their 16 games from the 2011 season they were 60 percent pass and 40 percent run with 288 pass attempts against 191 rushes. Add in the nine sacks, which are assumed to be pass plays and the percentage changes slightly (61% pass)."

Smith excited to work with new QBs coach - BuffaloBills.com
"He seemed like a genuine guy," said Smith. "He was with Miami and we played against him when I was with the Jets several times. He was talking to me about the Wildcat and how the Jets put some of his stuff in(to their offensive system), which is kind of true. He comes across like a typical coach."

Bills' Penn State alums mourn passing of Paterno - BuffaloBills.com
"Former Bills All-Pro linebacker and Penn State All-American Shane Conlan took Paterno’s passing a step further. In an interview with WGRZ Channel 2’s Stu Boyar, Conlan indicated that the way his football coaching career ended may have contributed to his passing."

Playoff goats - Arkansas Online
"San Francisco’s Kyle Williams and Baltimore’s Billy Cundiff aren’t the first to feel the sting of NFL infamy: SCOTT NORWOOD, Buffalo Bills Super Bowl XXV (1991); missed 47-yard potential game-winning field goal."

Off the mark - National Post
"In the wake of these blunders that may have cost championships, we attempt to take a tiny little bit of the weight off their shoulders by looking at five others whose greatest failure happened under the brightest lights. If there is one telephone number Billy Cundiff should be looking for, it is Norwood's"

Inside The Bills | Bills AFC title game better
"Sunday’s AFC Championship game between the Ravens and Patriots on CBS earned an average overnight household rating/share of 29.1/51. It’s the highest since the Bills were playing in conference title games."

Inside The Bills | 2 new mocks go DE for Bills
"Two of the newest mock drafts put out by CBSSports.com both have the Bills taking one of the highest-rated pass rushers on the board with the 10th overall pick."

ProFootballWeekly.com - Bills' fantasy questions for the offseason
"The problems the Bills have are not the same for fantasy owners. Head coach Chan Gailey might love having two quality backs but it's a nightmare for fantasy owners. Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller will create headaches from a fantasy football perspective on draft day." They also look at Stevie Johnson's possible return.

2011 Bills Darkest Clouds- No. 4: Too Much On Merriman : Buffalo Sports Daily
"Today we trudge on by profiling the fourth-darkest cloud on the season; Buddy Nix banking too heavily on Shawne Merriman."

Eight NFL greats scheduled to appear at Sports Collectors Expo 23 | Examiner.com
"Sports Collectors Expo 23, featuring eight former NFL greats and sponsored by Five Star Promotions and The Sports Corner, will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, at Batavia Downs Casino, 8315 Park Road, Batavia."