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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 12/22

We take a break from stadium lease coverage to look around at links for the Bills-Dolphins game this Sunday.

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Bills trio racks up fan Pro Bowl votes -
"With coaches and players casting their 2013 Pro Bowl votes this week, Bills S Jairus Byrd, DT Kyle Williams and return man Leodis McKelvin rank among the league-leaders at the conclusion of the fan balloting."

Scouting Report - Week 16 -
"In the first meeting with Miami the Bills defense set single-game season bests for fewest first downs allowed (16), total net yards allowed (184), passing yards allowed (124) and average yards per carry allowed (2.5)."

Rian Lindell near perfect this season -
"The 13-year veteran’s field goal percentage of 95.2 is currently at the top of the Bills all time kicking leaders for a single season, ahead of his own previous marks of 92.0 and 88.9 percent in 2006 and 2007, respectively."

Under Review: Kelvin Sheppard - VIDEO -
"On this edition of Under Review, Hannah Buehler talks with Bills linebacker Kelvin Sheppard about his first two seasons in the NFL, his favorite holiday memories and more."

Stevie Johnson on Playing the Dolphins - VIDEO -
"Bills wide receiver reflects on his impressive one-handed grab and looks ahead to playing the Dolphins, as well as another possible 1,000 yard season."

Inside The Bills | Fan Friday 12-21
Chris Brown talks about the team's restricted free agents, using 90s-era throwback jerseys, Lindell kicking from beyond 50 yards, Fitz's passing record and when Bufalo might address QB.

Inside The Bills | Chan encouraged about Wood playing Sunday
"Eric we’re going to list as questionable," said head coach Chan Gailey. "He did a lot of work again today. We still need to list him there just in case there’s a flare up between now and game time, but I’m very encouraged."

Inside The Bills | Anderson, White out for Sunday
"Mark Anderson tried to do some things, but couldn’t. He just couldn’t keep progressing so he’s going to be out for the game," said Gailey.

Inside The Bills | I-R won’t keep Leodis out of Pro Bowl
"For those wondering why Fred Jackson wasn’t afforded this discretion last year, McKelvin was placed on injured reserve after the player/coach ballots were finalized."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Bills' Only Have Two Not Practing
"Gailey said Kirk Morrison and Greg Llyod are slated to see a lot of special teams play in Miami." He probably means Greg Lloyd.

Poll Friday: Bills at Dolphins - AFC East Blog - ESPN
The Dolphins are a 63-18, favorite per AFC East readers.

Final Word: AFC East - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Which Buffalo Bills team will show up Sunday against the Miami Dolphins?", as well as how the Dolphins will contain C.J. Spiller are on James Walker's plate.

PFF Rookie Watch: Late Bloomers |
"Ron Brooks, CB, Buffalo Bills: Buffalo has been depleted at the CB position, and Brooks cracked the starting lineup in Week 13. While he’s made some nice plays in coverage, the fundamentals have failed him as he’s missed four tackles and committed three penalties on his 153 snaps."

Buffalo Bills' Stevie Johnson aims for history | Democrat and Chronicle
"I’m a crucial part of the team and there are other guys who are crucial parts of the team and we feel the same: We want to keep Buffalo relevant," Johnson said. "And it’s been 13 years since we’ve been relevant. We made some noise, but it led to nothing this year, pretty much."

Bills notebook: Dolphins’ receivers feeling the pain - The Buffalo News
"We keep talking about winning the last two, you have to win one before you have a chance at winning the last two," Gailey said. "I look at it as a positive to be able to finish the division .500, but you want to win these last two -- I don’t care who you play."

The joke's on Toronto with Bills series | Toronto Sun
"Toronto is an NFL town, not a Bills town. There is more Cowboys, Steelers and Packers support in the GTA than there is for the Bills."

Hyde5: Five reasons to pick Dolphins 20, Bills 13 - South Florida
The key reasons the Dolphins will beat Buffalo, per the SFSS.

Miami Dolphins vs. Buffalo Bills "Who Has The Edge?" in this week's game. - South Florida
"Prediction: Bills 20, Dolphins 17."

Miami Dolphins vs. Buffalo Bills key matchups for this week's game. - South Florida
Ryan Fitzpatrick on offense and Kelvin Sheppard on defense are the two keys.

Miami Seeks To Even The Season Series Against Buffalo " CBS Miami
"Fitzpatrick, who has thrown at least one interception in Buffalo’s last four games, will try to limit his mistakes in this matchup."

Bills WR Johnson puts up big plays on losing team - AP
''I'm a crucial part of the team and there are other guys who are crucial parts of the team and we feel the same: We want to keep Buffalo relevant,'' Johnson said. ''And it's been 13 years since we've been relevant. We made some noise, but it led to nothing this year, pretty much.''

Bills have been here before - Hornell, NY - Hornell Evening Tribune
"Chan Gailey, Dick Jauron, Mike Mularkey, Gregg Williams on the sidelines. Ryan Fitzpatrick, Trent Edwards, JP Losman under center. Tom Donohoe, Marv Levy/Russ Brandon, Buddy Nix in the front office."

Back on roster, Ross ready to stick around awhile |
"For three seasons, Wilmington's Jay Ross has pursued his ambition of playing in the National Football League."

Bills Game Preview vs. Dolphins - CBS Sports
"In the first meeting between Buffalo and Miami, the teams combined for just five third-down conversions on 22 attempts."