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Local writers put a bow on their Arizona coverage on Tuesday. Some Titans talk even sneaks into today's collected Buffalo Bills links.

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Polian: Happiest Days Were in Buffalo -
"There was no shortage of big-name fire power on tonight’s John Murphy Show. We’ll start with the gentleman getting "Wall of Fame" honors this weekend, Bill Polian. The former General Manager shared some great stories and memories from his time with the franchise, saying some of his happiest days were in Buffalo. One of those stories was how he actually came to Buffalo, saying that the Bills had to replace a pro scout who had a back ailment. Polian credits Marv Levy for not only bringing him here, but for teaching him most of what he knows about football and life."

Bills re-sign OL Snow and DL Ross to Practice Squad -
"Ross and Snow were promoted to the 53-man roster for Sunday’s game at Arizona after spending the first five weeks of the season on the team’s Practice Squad."

From the Booth: Bills at Cardinals -
John Murphy's thoughts from the game include some kind words for the trenches.

Gilmore wanted Fitzgerald matchup -
"Fitzgerald’s results against Gilmore? One reception for 14 yards."

C.J. Spiller on Running Back Rotation - VIDEO -
"The Bills running back talks about the backfield rotation with Fred Jackson, and how quickly the mood can change with a victory."

Bills Rewind: Buffalo-Arizona Highlights - VIDEO -
" Watch the plays that lead to the Bills 19-16 win over the Cardinals as called by John Murphy. "

Inside The Bills | An AFC East first
"According to the league’s record keeping, it’s the first time since realignment in 2002 that all four teams in a division are tied for first through Week 6 or later. "

Inside The Bills | Dareus, Byrd get weekly honor
"Bills DT Marcell Dareus and S Jairus Byrd were both honored for their performances in Buffalo’s Week 6 win at Arizona. ProFootballFocus named both to their Team of the Week for Week 6. Here was their assessment."

Inside The Bills | How Fred and C.J. tweaked RB rotation
"The first game that Fred came back, we tried to do a one series rotation," said C.J. Spiller. "Fred and I both thought that was tough. The good thing about our coaching staff and our running backs coach is he leaves that up to us. I went to Fred and I told him ‘Let’s do two series.’ It is kind of hard when you are out there for one series, you get into a flow and you come out."

Inside The Bills | Vote for C.J.
"Bills RB C.J. Spiller is one of three nominees for FedEx Ground Player of the Week for his performance in Buffalo’s 19-16 overtime win over Arizona."

Inside The Bills | Merriman grateful to be back
"Recently re-signed DE Shawne Merriman was more than happy to be back with the Bills and issued a statement through his personal website. Here’s what he wrote."

Outsiders, not players, question Gailey’s decisions in win - Sports - The Buffalo News
"I respect coach Gailey so much, first as a man, even before a football coach. His outlook on life, how dedicated he is, he did a great job," Scott said. "Everyone has counted us out, and he’s the one who put things back in perspective. He’s like, ‘Look, this is where we stand. The season is far from over for us. There’s so much football left to be played. Don’t let the naysayers get in our heads.’ Seeing a leader like that, how can you not stand behind that?"

Titans preview with the Tennessean's Jim Wyatt | Press Coverage | The Buffalo News
"One of the best beat writers in the business, Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean, took a few minutes out of his Tuesday afternoon to preview Sunday's upcoming game between the Bills and Titans."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - WHITE: Eye In The Sky - Week 6 - Spiller-time
"CJ Spiller needs more carries." That's the conclusion Jeremy White comes to after zeroing in on the running back during his re-watch.

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Upon Further Review- Bills OL & DL Vs Cardinals
Joe Buscaglia thinks most of the offensive and defensive lines played very well. Check out his individual grades here.

Poll: Cameron Wake or Mario Williams? - ESPN
"Williams started slow but had his first double-digit sack game as a Bill in Week 6. Williams now has 14 tackles and 3.5 sacks on the season. He signed a $100 million contract in the offseason and has 56.5 career sacks." I think Walker meant "double-sacK" because 10 sacks would have been epic!

Power Rankings: Who's No. 2 in AFC East? - AFC East Blog - ESPN
The Bills are last in the AFC East and 25th overall.

NFL: Week 6 knee-jerk reactions - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Slow down, Buffalo fans. The Bills still have a lot to prove. They have to win in the division (0-2) first to contend in the AFC East."

Sizing up the AFC East - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Bills: "Playoffs chances: 40 percent; Chances to win AFC East: 10 percent "

Cardinals vs. Bills: What the Bills fans were saying during the game - Revenge of the Birds
"What were all the Buffalo Bills screaming on the way to the Bills' victory over the Cardinals?" Revenge of the Birds cherry-picked some comments from our game threads. It's pretty funny.

Buffalo Bills' C.J. Spiller Continuing Historic Pace - Buffalo Rumblings
"Bills running back C.J. Spiller is doing something nobody in the NFL has done since before Buffalo became an inaugural member of the American Football league."

AFC Playoff Picture: Buffalo Bills Stand Seventh - Buffalo Rumblings
"The Buffalo Bills are a shade on the outside looking in, and the team directly in front of them is imploding."

Home is where the Bills find you " Bills " Niagara Gazette
"You can take the kid out of Buffalo, but you can’t take the anguish ... er, I mean Buffalo ... out of the kid."

Many problems remain for Bills despite much-needed win - Wellsville, NY - Wellsville Daily Reporter
"Luckily, Byrd and Carrington helped prevent that from happening, but the Bills still have to feel good about their performance in Arizona. If that game helps the defense get on a roll, then it’ll be seen as an even more critical victory. However, it’s hard to walk away from that win and still not have many of the same questions about this team that were there last week."

AFC East Says Bills Contenders, Eyes Say Still Pretenders -
"Sunday is an absolute must win for the Bills. The Titans are not as bad as many thought and they showed a lot of pride when they beat the Steelers last week. But going into the bye, back at home, at least in the race on paper, Sunday is a game the Bills have to have. Winning won't prove they are a contender, but at least it will allow us to all pretend for a couple more weeks."

Another look at the Bills' bizarre win - Olean Times Herald
"But this season, dating back to the exhibition games, Fitzpatrick has been inexplicably inaccurate ... especially wild high."