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It's Wednesday but the Bills have been practicing since Monday because of their short week. Read all about how they are preparing for Thursday night.

Tom Szczerbowski

From the Booth: Bills at Patriots -
"Much has been said about the 14-penalties the Bills recorded in the loss at Foxboro. They almost tripled their average penalty count for games this season. But of the 14 penalties, only three of them seemed to be truly bad calls."

Jones emerging in Bills offense -
"Donald is starting to emerge as another weapon for us," said head coach Chan Gailey. "So you get Stevie and Donald and Scott (Chandler) and we’re starting to develop some diversity where they can’t just look at one thing and stop one thing which is where we need to be."

Mario Williams: Bills need to "make a stand" -
The Buffalo Bills defensive end talks about the short week, the Miami Dolphins, and more.

Chan Gailey: "All of our focus is on this week" -
Before practice yesterday, Chan Gailey spoke with the media about the Dolphins, rookie QBs, and winning this game.

Mario Williams Tuesday Press Conference - VIDEO -
"The Bills defensive end talks about preparing for the Dolphins, the expectations on the season and the short week of preparation."

Chan Gailey Tuesday Press Conference - VIDEO -
"The Bills head coach talks about the play of Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill, Miami exceeding expectations, and the approach to slowing down Miami's offensive game plan."

Stevie Johnson on Dolphins Matchup - VIDEO -
"The Bills wide receiver talks about the Dolphins game, what has to be done moving forward and the end of the Patriots game."

Bills Roundup: Team Preps for Thursday Night - VIDEO -
"Buffalo has a short work week this week, with only four days between division games, and they got on the practice field on Tuesday to prepare for the Dolphins."

Inside The Bills | Dareus limited with additional ailment
"Marcell Dareus was one of a host of Bills players that was limited in practice Tuesday, but along with his shoulder ailment, he’s also dealing with another injury. A hamstring problem was also added to the list of injuries the defensive tackle is dealing with. It’s not expected to keep him out of Thursday night’s game. Here is Buffalo’s updated Tuesday injury report"

Inside The Bills | Bills Salute to Service
"USAA Fan Card Stunt: Fans will be part of in-stadium card stunt thanking all current and former military and their families for their service. In order to participate, please arrive at the gates on-time for a 7:30 pm arrival. Here’s a preview of the card stunt:"

Inside The Bills | Chris Johnson good Miami prep for Spiller?
"Very similar, and their schemes are somewhat similar in that they feature similar type running plays," said Coyle. "They’re not the type of teams that line up and try to mash you off the ball. They try to get body on a body, get some movement and let those backs find the creases and use their athletic ability. They have speed unlike most guys in the league, both Johnson and Spiller, in that you practice against it, yet when you see it for the first time in a game it’s a little bit different.

Inside The Bills | Gameday activities-Thursday night
Check out the events going on Thursday night.

Inside The Bills | Why Gailey remains optimistic
"I look back at the last two games. To me we’ve played probably the best two teams in the AFC the last two weeks and we played with them," said Gailey. "We moved the ball on Houston, we didn’t score touchdowns and that was the killer there. We didn’t score touchdowns. I thought the second half of last week we played a lot better defensively. We moved the football."

Inside The Bills | Bills know key is making plays in crunch time
"I think you look at that Houston game and if we catch the ball as well as we did Sunday it’s different," said Scott Chandler. "I had a big drop down there on third down. You just really feel like we are kind of hitting our stride, but we’ve got to make those plays in the clutch too. That’s kind of been our Achilles heel so far as a team. You look at the Titans game and the Patriots game if we make the plays we need to in the clutch situations we’re sitting here at 5-4."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - WHITE: Eye In The Sky - The Blame Game
Jeremy White breaks down the game-deciding interception to see if there was a better option.

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Bills' Gailey On Rookie QBs: "You Draft Them To Play 'em Now"
"It's the same old thing. You draft them to play 'em now," the head coach stated. "You don't draft 'em to let them sit. There's a few people that are doing that, but for the most part you're drafting those guys to play."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Bills' Graham Never Ran Final Route Before NE Game
"We know T.J. can make that play. We know he can," Johnson started out. "I don't think it was the wrong play. Just the whole thing leading up to it which is, you know, he didn't run that play in practice at all. So it's not his fault at all..."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Jets Cut Aaron Maybin
"Throughout this season, Maybin has just one tackle. Running back Kahlil Bell takes his spot on the roster."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Scouting College Quarterbacks
"But Rang believes there are quarterbacks who can play and win in the NFL even if they aren’t good enough to start immediately. In his latest mock draft, Rang has the Bills selecting Matt Barkley from the University of Southern California."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - New Dareus Injury Pops Up After Tuesday's Bills Practice
"The most glaring of the eight is second-year defensive tackle Marcell Dareus, who has been listed with a shoulder injury over the past few weeks, but had an additional hamstring designation added to his row on the injury report."

NFL: Week 10 knee-jerk reactions - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Stop it, Bills fans! Buffalo is 3-6. But I do want to see the Bills show pride and play spoiler for the real playoff contenders."

Power Rankings: AFC East slumping - AFC East Blog - ESPN
The Bills actually moved up in the power rankings after narrowly losing to the New England Patriots.

Poll: Miami Dolphins at Buffalo Bills? - AFC East Blog - ESPN
The Dolphins hold a slight edge in voting.

Bills still talking about Brandon Spikes - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"If the guy was on our team then we’d be happy to have him on our team," Stevie Johnson told the NFL Network Tuesday. "Since he’s not, we don’t like anybody. ... I really don’t have no bad words for the dude. We’re in different jerseys so that’s not my friend."

NFL Odds, Dolphins vs. Bills 2012: Line opens even between AFC East rivals - SB Nation Tampa Bay
Some lines are even while others favor the Bills by a point. What do you think?

Positional Analysis: Week 10 vs. Buffalo - Pats Pulpit
The report card for the Patriots is littered with comments on how the Bills were successful.

Patriots vs. Bills: Five things we learned from Sunday's victory - SB Nation Boston
"Patriots survive on Bills self-inflicted wounds". Ugh.

Graham on bad route: That's why I don't play much - AFC East Daily
"It was a good pass, I should have made that play," Graham said. "I take blame for that one. That might be why I don’t get on the field as much. "

Dolphins' defense offers a physical test to foes - The Buffalo News
"They're a very good front seven," said Bills guard Kraig Urbik. "They have very good linebackers. Their D-line is playing at a high level. They have big guys to plug the holes. They bring a lot of different looks on blitzes. We've got to be on our game."

Players seek rest in short week - Sports - The Buffalo News
"You try to be smart about what you do to get these guys ready for the game mentally and you hope they rest enough," Bills coach Chan Gailey said. "Rest is the key to me. You have to be as fresh as you can be going into this ball game."

Part of Abbott Road to close Thursday afternoon for Bills game - The Buffalo News
"Abbott Road between Route 20 and 20A will be closed to traffic at 4:30 p.m. Thursday."

Buffalo Bills unleash C.J. Spiller - Democrat and Chronicle
"C.J. Spiller will assume the No. 1 running back role this week, which many believe is the way it should have been most of the season."