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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 12/5

A slow news day features a lot of Bills opinions being thrown around - good and bad.

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Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade.

AP: Bills continue push despite injuries -
"Wood was hurt with under 10 minutes left in the fourth quarter. He was blocking a Jaguars player, when defensive lineman Jeremy Mincey dived into his leg while attempting to tackle running back Fred Jackson."

C.J. Spiller: "Everything starts with the running game" -
"You can ask anybody around this league’ what is the thing that establishes your offense?’ It is the running game and that is something that yesterday was just a little example of what we are capable of once we got the running game going."

Stevie Johnson: "I will be cool for Sunday" -
Stevie: "Just tender. It is nothing serious. That is a good thing. Nothing pulled. Nothing popped. It was just tightness in my hamstring and I will be good."

From the Booth: Jaguars at Bills -
John Murphy shares some really cool insight on Ron Brooks and Andy Levitre's game. He also discusses the blocks on Marcus Easley's kick return.

Bills Rewind: Buffalo-Jacksonville Highlights - VIDEO -
"Watch the key plays that lead to the Bills 34-18 win over the Jaguars with the call from John Murphy."

Inside The Bills | Ron Brooks:"Not gonna lie, I was nervous"
"Bills rookie Ron Brooks only started 3 games during his four year college career at LSU." DBs coach George Catavolos told him right before the game that he'd be starting against Jacksonville.

Inside The Bills | Carrington’s got a nickname
"He was calling me ‘Mega-Hand.’ There are a few people that are calling me that now, mainly on the coaching staff. I’ll hear it in the hallways."

Inside The Bills | How ‘D’s approach has led to more consistency
"Kyle Williams said everyone is practicing faster in terms of tempo and it has led to more of a game-like setting during the week, which better simulates how they have to react and play on Sunday. That has translated into more consistent execution in games of late."

Inside The Bills | DE Anderson still not ready
"He may be one that’s a struggle to get back this week," said Gailey. "I think he’ll get back before the end of the season, but I don’t know if he’ll make it this week. We’ll see."

Sanchez-Fitzpatrick-Tannehill Watch - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Fitzpatrick only completed nine passes, but two were for touchdowns. Fitzpatrick also ran in for a touchdown against an awful Jacksonville team."

NFL: Week 13 knee-jerk reactions - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"The Bills have won two of three and that's not hot enough. At 5-7, they would need a lot of luck to even have a chance at the playoffs. It's a wrap."

Power Rankings: Patriots rise to No. 3 - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"The Jets moved up one place after an ugly win over the Arizona Cardinals, and the Bills did the same with a win over the lowly Jacksonville Jaguars."

PFF Team of Week 13 |
Mario Williams was the top defensive ends in the league this past week, per PFF.

PFF ‘Had a Bad Day’ Team of Week 13 |
PFF adds insult to injury, saying Eric Wood was the worst center in the league during Week 13. Stephon Gilmore can take credit for Justin Blackmon's name on this list.

Race For Rookie of the Year, Week 13 |
"Cordy Glenn, LT, BUF: It’s only the time that he’s missed that has kept him off this list. Adapted real well to life in the NFL."

32 Observations: Week 13 |
"Buffalo Bills: Jarius Byrd was already one of the elite safeties in the league, but in 2012 he has been even better. This year he has intercepted an astounding one in every three passes thrown his way."

Pro Bowl Cheat Sheet: The AFC |
C.J. Spiller is the top running back on Khaled Elsayed's Pro Bowl ballot.

Pro Bowl Cheat Sheet: The AFC |
Jairus Byrd and Kyle Williams get their normal spots on the PFF Pro Bowl cheat sheet.

Bills Nearing Deal to Keep Playing in Toronto |
"Albrecht said negotiations to renew the series are nearly complete."

The only thing that matters is winning, unless it doesn't matter - MPNnow
It didn't help them in the playoff race and it wasn't on TV. Does that win really matter? Bill Pucko answers, "Meh."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - For Bills, The Beatdown Goes On
"What do Wilson's age, Gailey's contract and Nix's loyalties add up to? Firing a coach and going about a new search is both difficult and expensive."

Levy honored as a "Hometown Hall of Famer" -
Levy: "You’re in a spot now where I was so many years ago. If you are persistent, it really tells. If you go forth and get your education, you will get esteem from others and will have esteem in yourself.

Buffalo Bills street fest planned before Seattle Seahawks game in Toronto | Toronto Sun
"It’s not quite tailgating. But being able to legally walk along Front St. with an open beer in hand, and Buffalo Jills cheerleaders present, ain’t a bad second."

Toronto searching for better way to sell Buffalo Bills’ visits | National Post
I'm not in love with the headline for this article, which is just a recap of the missteps.

Welcome back, Fred Jackson - Wellsville Daily Reporter
"All I can do is go out and make plays when my number is called," said Jackson. "You know things aren’t always going to go the way we wanted them too. It’s an up and down game. So hopefully we can just keep making plays like we did today and take all the other things out of it."

Win or lose, what's best for the Bills? - Olean Times Herald
If the Bills go 9-7, Gailey and Fitzpatrick are back. If they tank, they've blown high draft picks. What's a Bills fan to do? Chuck Pollack answers.