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The post-game reaction to the Buffalo Bills' 19-16 overtime win over Arizona was a mixed bag, highlighted by relief and vitriol toward the coaching staff.

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Bills, Byrd save season with OT win in Arizona -
"Euphoric I guess. We’re really excited," said Byrd when asked to describe the mood in the postgame locker room. "We fought back and this was a big win for us. Coming from where we did the past two weeks the performance we had, this was big."

Gailey: "I'm impressed with the way the team played" -
"My take on the game was it was a gut check. I'm impressed with the way our team fought through adversity. The first play of the game, we fumbled the ball. We played great red zone defense. We didn't play as consistent on offense but did enough good things in all areas to win the game on the road against a good football team. It wasn't pretty at times, but it was a gut check and that may go a long way for our football team."

Bills react to the OT win in Arizona -
Ryan Fitzpatrick, Stevie Johnson, Fred Jackson, Mario Williams, Alex Carrington (who blocked the potential game-winner), Bryan Scott and Chris Kelsay talked after the game. Jairus Byrd and Rian Lidell's comments were posted along with Chan Gailey's.

Rian Lindell on Game Winning Field Goal - VIDEO -
"The Bills kicker talks about hitting the game winning 25 yard field goal in the 19-16 overtime win against the Cardinals."

Chan Gailey Postgame Press Conference - VIDEO -
"Bills head coach Chan Gailey talks about his team's 19-16 overtime victory over the Cardinals."

Jairus Byrd Postgame Press Conference - VIDEO -
"Bills safety Jairus Byrd talks about his 2 interceptions that helped lead Buffalo to a 19-16 win over the Cardinals."

Mario Williams Postgame Press Conference - VIDEO -
"The Bills defensive end talks about getting pressure on Kevin Kolb, and the 19-16 overtime win over the Cardinals."

Bills Roundup: Byrd Keys 19-16 Overtime Win - VIDEO -
"The defense had a big bounce back effort on Sunday, with 5 sacks, a safety, and 2 interceptions by Jairus Byrd, as the Bills won a tough road game in overtime 19-16 over Arizona."

Inside The Bills | No knee brace for Fred
"Bills RB Fred Jackson for the first time since his return from a knee injury is not wearing a brace."

Inside The Bills | Carrington tipped missed 38 yarder
"Once they got inside the 30-yard line we made the huddle call, coach DeHaven put us in an all out rush, and Kelvin Sheppard was pushing on Alex Carrington and got his hand up and tipped the ball and I saw it hit the goal post and I couldn’t tell if it fell through or fell back forward," said George Wilson. "I saw the referees wave it off no good and it was like a breath of life."

Inside The Bills | Kelsay moves into top 10 for sacks
"Kelsay now has 31.5 career sacks and is tied with Jeff Wright for ninth place on the team’s all-time sack list." That stat says so much about the player Kelsay has (or hasn't) been.

Inside The Bills | Bills OT history solid
"The overtime win at Arizona improved their all-time OT record to 19-12. Their .612 winning percentage ranks 2nd in the NFL, behind only Denver’s .619 (25-15-2)."

Inside The Bills | Bills bust Cards’ streaks
"Arizona was riding an eight-game home winning streak dating back to last season. They were also winners of their last five in overtime, until Rian Lindell put a 25-yard game winner through the uprights in the extra session."

Byrd has the last word in Bills’ OT victory - The Buffalo News
"I am excited for those guys who have worked their rears off," Bills coach Chan Gailey said. "They lost some respect the last couple of weeks, and they were out to gain some respect back. I think they did that."

Bills notebook: ‘Uncle Aeneas’ proud of Byrd’s play - The Buffalo News
"It certainly put a smile on my face," Williams told The News by phone. "I wanted him to do extremely well, but he didn’t have to do it against my old team like that, especially not with my name up in the stadium."

Tim Graham’s Report Card: Carrington has hand in Bills win - The Buffalo News
The grades were predictably shaky, but a win is a win.

Quarterly Report: Bills 19, Cardinals 16 - The Buffalo News
Jay Skurski takes over for the weekly column that takes snapshots of each quarter.

Bucky Gleason: Selective memory lets good times roll - The Buffalo News
"Once they were finished hooting, hollering and kissing the right paw of defensive tackle Alex Carrington, there was no mistaking a sense of relief oozing from the visitors’ locker room after the game. The Bills knew they were fortunate they didn’t throw this one away because heaven knows they tried."

Bills down Cardinals in OT thriller - The Buffalo News
"Jairus Byrd was limited in practice last week with a chest injury. He was full speed with an interception that made all the difference Sunday."

Replay [BN]TheHuddle: Bills 19, Cardinals 16 (OT) | The Buffalo News
"Half-hour live show about Bills' overtime win featuring analysis by News sports staff:"

Video: Graham, Skurski analyze the Bills' win in Arizona | The Buffalo News
"Tim Graham and Jay Skurski recap the frantic finish of Sunday's OT win for the Bills and discuss the heroes for a relieved Buffalo team."

Game ball: Bills 19, Cardinals 16 (OT) | The Buffalo News
You'll be shocked to learn that Jairus Byrd is crushing the field.

Points after: Bills 19, Cardinals 16 (OT) | The Buffalo News
"Quick highlights from the Buffalo Bills' thrilling overtime victory over the Arizona Cardinals in University of Phoenix Stadium."

WGR 550 - HAMILTON: Gailey's Team May Have Saved Him
"While Jay Feely was lining up to win the game with a 38 yard field my thinking was, after the game Chan Gailey should be on his way to Detroit to be relieved of his coaching duties in Buffalo. Feely hits the upright, they go to overtime and Rian Lindell wins it with a 25 yarder. So now with that Buffalo win should that opinion on Gailey change?"

WGR 550 - Sideline Reactions: Bills 19 - Cardinals 16
"Late in the game, I found something rather peculiar. The Bills used six defensive backs against the Cardinals' four-receiver set. Stephon Gilmore was on the right side, Leodis McKelvin and Justin Rogers controlled the slot and Terrence McGee was out left. That means for the entire end of the game, the Bills elected to not use Aaron Williams in a key situation."

Sal's Six Points - The Answers | Democrat and Chronicle
"Can the Bills respond to Buddy Nix’s take that they seem to lack a sense of urgency? There was no doubt this was a different team than the one that played the previous two games."

Buffalo Bills benefit from good fortune for once | Democrat and Chronicle
"This 19-16 overtime victory over Arizona was a real shot in the arm for a team that desperately needed one. Here are some of my thoughts:"

Wrap-up: Bills 19, Cardinals 16 (OT) - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"What it means: This was a gut-check game for the Bills. After getting pounded two straight weeks, Buffalo responded and finally showed toughness to win an overtime game on the road. So this win was important to get the Bills (3-3) back to .500."

Cardinals Vs. Bills: Player tweet their post-loss responses - Revenge of the Birds
"With the loss that the Cardinals had to the Buffalo Bills, the players weren't very active on Twitter. However, a few players got on and lamented their loss, while offering up hope for the game next week."

Stevie Johnson posts decent fantasy numbers despite quiet passing game -
"Stevie Johnson had six receptions for 82 yards during the Buffalo Bills' win over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. Johnson was targeted on 11 of Ryan Fitzpatrick's 32 passes on the night. He accounted for over half of the quarterback's passing yards."

Cardinals Vs. Bills: A gut wrenching loss, something Arizona fans are not used to - SB Nation Arizona
"Rian Lindell hit the field goal and the Cardinals finally lost at home. They had won eight straight. They had won five straight in overtime. No magic. No win. No happy faces."

Arizona Cardinals lose heart-breaker to Buffalo Bills at home, go down 19-16 - Revenge of the Birds
"In Week 6 of the 2012 NFL season, the Arizona Cardinals were defeated by the Buffalo Bills 19-16 at University of Phoenix stadium."

Buffalo Bills enough to drive a good fan batty: Kelly -
"If you can’t trust a kicker to make a 23-yard field goal from the left hash mark, then you need a new kicker. Lindell knows that. He didn’t even bother to celebrate after winning the game. He only smiled wryly as his teammates steamed across the field like they had something to be proud of." Ummm... ?

CANOE -- SLAM! Sports - NFL - NFL Games: Bills sweat one out in Arizona
"In a story better told on the National Geographic Channel, Byrd picked the Cardinals’ Skelton clean to allow the Buffalo Bills to escape Arizona with a 19-16 overtime victory."

Byrd helps Buffalo edge Arizona - Week 7 Bills report card - MPNnow
"Coaching: The Bills were unprepared for the fake punt, didn't run the ball enough, called the horrible wildcat throw and there are the other bad decisions I outlined in the intro. If Feely's second kick didn't hit the upright, Gailey would've been a candidate to be without a job tomorrow. Grade: F"

Buffalo Bills Week 6 Report Card: A win is a win - Auburn Pub
"I can't give Gailey too much credit for this win. He did a horrible job, especially late in the game. His play calling was bad. The wildcat pass play was his worst. Jairus Byrd and the defense bailed him out."

Immediate Reactions: Bills 19, Cardinals 16 (OT) | THE BEST OF NICK MENDOLA LIVE
Nick Mendola lambastes Chan Gailey in this column.

Pitoniak: Byrd saves the day - Rochester Homepage
"I'm assuming that Chan Gailey gave Bills safety Jairus Byrd an extra big hug and thanked him profusely several times - not only for the game-winning interception but also for sparing the coach from a week's worth of hellacious second-guessing."