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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 11/10

The Buffalo Bills held their last practice before traveling to Foxboro. Read what they had to say plus more analysis as they prepare for the New England Patriots.

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Scouting Report - Week 10 -
Chris Brown breaks down key matchups and advantages heading into the game against the Patriots.

Kelsay questionable along with three other starters -
"It’s not major, but I don’t know if he can get ready for this week," said head coach Chan Gailey. "We’ll have to see how the treatment goes and whether he can get ready for this week or not."

Bills elevate S Silva to active roster -
"The 24-year old was originally signed to Buffalo’s practice squad on Oct. 2nd. Silva has appeared in five NFL games in his career, all with the Dallas Cowboys over the 2011 and 2012 seasons."

Graham hoping for larger role -
"I have to work on making sure I run consistent routes," Graham said. "The reason why balls are overthrown or underthrown is maybe because I used a different move or I got jammed up, or I ran faster or maybe not as fast. I think I have to improve my whole game to make it more consistent, and make it more of a trustworthy relationship with Fitz."

Fred Jackson on Patriots Game - VIDEO -
"The Bills running back talks about the Patriots game and what the team needs to do moving forward."

Under Review: Marcell Dareus - VIDEO -
"On this week's edition of Under Review, Hannah Buehler talks with Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus about his recent trip to London, his New Era commercial and more."

Inside The Bills | Merriman questionable
"He just got hit in practice," said Gailey. "He got treatment so you’ve got to put him on the report. He was okay. He did most things at practice (Friday)."

Inside The Bills | Kyle might deal with ankle rest of way
"It looks like it, but you never know about those things," Gailey told "All of a sudden it could start to feel better one week and as it progresses it works its way out. Hopefully we’ll be able to get through the season with him one way or the other."

Inside The Bills | Fan Friday 11-9
Chris Brown answers questions on Dave Wannstedt's gameday location, Chris Hairston's role, the loss of David Nelson, Marcus Easley, Dorin Dickerson, T.J. Graham, not calling a timeout near the end of the Titans game, and acquiring Matt Flynn.

Fitzpatrick says he’s the guy to turn things around | ProFootballTalk
"I’m confident. I know there’s a lot of doubt outside," Fitzpatrick said Wednesday, via the Associated Press. "I’m the guy. I’m the guy that’s supposed to turn this thing around. And you know, we’ve still got eight games to do it."

Bills aren’t getting much out of their Wildcat package | ProFootballTalk
"They’ve run 17 plays for a grand total of 74 yards in eight games. They’ve only throw once from the formation, and that one was intercepted. Of the 16 called run plays, 10 have gone for fewer than 4 yards."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Bills GM Wants QB Of Future In Next Draft
"Let me be as honest as I can." Nix said during his weekly segment on WGR. "I think we really need to address it this year. The thing we can't do is you can't create one. You can't go out thinking I've got to make this guy a player. If you do then you're going to be in a bigger mess. We don't want to do that. We try to guard against that. But we do need another one and we need to do it this time."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Bills' Stevie, Urbik Questionable, Say They'll Play
"Wide receiver Stevie Johnson, right guard Kraig Urbik and defensive end Chris Kelsay all missed a varying amount of repetitions at practice throughout the week and are listed as questionable. The first two of that grouping fully intend on playing against the Patriots."

AFC East complaint department - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Ken from Montreal writes: The bills will beat New England this week and the Bills will make a run for the playoffs. This will be the biggest victory in the last 10 years for this great franchise, 41-27 outcome."

Catching up on AFC East injuries - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Starting defensive tackle Chris Kelsay hurt his neck in practice this week and is listed as questionable. He joins guard Kraig Urbik (foot), defensive tackle Kyle Williams (foot) and receiver Steve Johnson (thigh) among the questionable players. Johnson did tell reporters this week he would play Sunday against the Patriots. Starting Buffalo corner Aaron Williams (knee) will not play and is expected to miss 2-3 weeks. Similar to Miami, the Bills must be careful with injuries because they play on a short week."

AFC East midseason drop count - AFC East Blog - ESPN
The Bills lead the AFC East with only 9 drops this season.

Final Word: AFC East - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Spiller time: If the Buffalo Bills have any chance of pulling off a monumental upset of the New England Patriots, the Bills must get C.J. Spiller involved. Spiller is Buffalo’s most dynamic player but doesn’t get enough touches. He leads the NFL with 7.2 yards per attempt but had only six carries in last week’s loss to the Houston Texans. Spiller is a threat to take it to the house every time he touches the football. New England’s defense must account for him."

Last chance for Bills and Jets - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Do the Bills have any reason for hope going into the second half of the season? James Walker says they can but they need a win against New England.

Patriots Game Preview: Week 10 vs. Buffalo - Pats Pulpit
"It may be a but tough to recall given everything that's unfolded since, but the Patriots destroyed the Buffalo Bills 52-28 back on Sept. 30, erasing a 21-7 deficit in the early stages of the third quarter."

Expectations take blindside hit - The Buffalo News
"With the defensive shortcomings foremost in mind, here's a position-by-position assessment of the Bills at midseason as they head into Sunday's game against mighty New England."

Moore may start in place of Kelsay - The Buffalo News
"It's not major but I don't know if he can get ready for this week," coach Chan Gailey said of Kelsay's injury. "We've got to wait and see how the treatment goes."

Buffalo's Johnson poses big threat - The Sun Chronicle
"In what has become a disappointing season for the Bills, Johnson's numbers have dropped accordingly. At the halfway point of the season, he has 35 catches in 50 targets for 416 yards and four touchdowns, numbers that show slippage from the past two seasons (82-143 for 1,073 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2010, 76-135 for 1,004 yards and seven TDs last year)."

Kane County Chronicle | Beebe, Tasker ties stretch beyond NFL
Steve Tasker's son, Luke, could play "at the next level" says Don Beebe, who runs a training institute in the heartland.