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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 12/7

The Buffalo Bills face the St. Louis Rams this weekend. Several players talked about it with the media on Thursday.

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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.

Bills' Levitre iron man of the O-line - Buffalo News
Smart man: "Being as lucky as I have been to not be injured, it kinda adds to my value."

Notebook: Zuerlein's leg could prove to be factor - Buffalo News
"Zuerlein has seven field goals of 50 or more yards this season, one short of the NFL season record shared by Morten Andersen and Jason Hanson."

What if: A Q&A with Bills cornerback Leodis McKelvin - Buffalo News
"I'd be a firefighter. They do it for the right reasons: to be able to rescue people. It's a job basically where you're helping people out every day. I'd like to be a person who helped disaster from happening."

Salvatore's generosity is his way of life - Buffalo News
"People will watch the Bills game on television Sunday at nursing homes, in bars and in countless living rooms because of Russ Salvatore."

Buffalo Bills rookie Ron Brooks keeps focus on improvement - Democrat and Chronicle
The Jaguars picked on him Sunday. Will the Rams follow suit if given the chance?

Pass rush picking up the pace -
"Buffalo’s defensive linemen have accounted for 28 of the team’s 31 sacks on the season. That’s third-most among the 32 defensive line fronts in the NFL. It’s also almost double the league average for defensive lines (15.6)."

Hairston to I-R; Bills sign OT Scott -
"To fill Hairston’s vacant roster spot the Bills signed OT Chris Scott off the Tennessee Titans practice squad. Scott (6’4" 319) is a former fifth-round pick of the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2010 NFL draft."

Mario Williams: "Everybody is going to be hungry" -
The $100 million man talks to the media in his usual Thursday spot.

Bills Focus: Williams Leading by Example - VIDEO -
"Defensive tackle Kyle Williams is having another strong season for the Bills, and he's leading by example both on and off the field."

In the Trenches with Andy Levitre - VIDEO -
"In this week's episode of In the Trenches, guard Andy Levitre is joined by defensive tackle Alex Carrington to talk about his game against Jacksonville and the Mega-Hand."

Inside The Bills | Hairston likely headed to surgery
"It was one of those where they said it was a situation where he’s going to probably need surgery," said head coach Chan Gailey of the decision to put Hairston on IR.

Inside The Bills | Health of CB position improving
"Leodis was really a non-issue," said Gailey. "I think he is getting really close to being full speed. Aaron did better. I don’t think he’s 100 percent, but he’s getting a lot better."

Inside The Bills | Stevie encouraged after Thursday practice
"Yeah I was happy with it," Johnson told "It went well. I just may have to change my style for a wet field."

Inside The Bills | Bills to practice outside today
"I think the guys get accustomed to what it’s like to be in the stadium under similar weather conditions," said head coach Chan Gailey. "It’s never going to be the same because it’s not normally the same two days in a row in Buffalo."

Inside The Bills | Moats will keep helping at DE
"We’ve been a little thin at defensive end and we have to give those guys a blow," said Gailey. "And to be honest the first time (Moats) went in there two weeks ago he pushed the tackle right back into the quarterback."

Inside The Bills | Bills I-R total not that high
"Counting Hairston, Buffalo now has nine players on injured reserve, and two of those players were designated for that list at the start of the year before any games were played in Zebrie Sanders and Torell Troup."

Inside The Bills | RBs, TEs ready to assist in pass pro
Fred Jackson: "We’re going to have some things in the game plan where we may be doing some things over there, chipping here and there, but I think that will be dictated by how they handle it."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - HAMILTON: The Rams Have Improved
Ryan Fitzpatrick said with what the Rams do, extra studying is involved, "They do have some exotic stuff. They use different personnel groups and things. They’re bringing guys in and out."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Bills Are Better Despite Record
"At 5-7 going into the final quarter of the season, the record is exactly where it was last season at this point of the schedule. But there are a number of areas in which the team has improved in terms of personnel on the field."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Maybe The Bills Mario Wasn't Making Excuses
Paul Hamilton discusses "making excuses" and his wrist with Mario Williams.

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Bills' Anderson Suffered Torn Lateral Meniscus
"It was just a torn lateral meniscus," said the Bills defensive end. "So, they had to go in and scope it out. Then it had a little catch in it, and then we had to re-scope it. That's all it was, just a torn lateral meniscus."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Bills' Sam Young: Backup Tackle, Life Coach
"I think kind of what I've learned in my time, it's important to get your foot in the door," said Sunday's starting right tackle. "Once you get your foot in the door it's all up to you and as far as what you're going to make of your situation."

Can Williams set personal sack record? - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Williams, who has 9.5 sacks, is just five shy of eclipsing his personal record of 14 sacks in 2007. This is already the highest sack total for Williams in four years."

Great NFL Nicknames - Turf Show Times
"Amish Rifle", "Captain Checkdown", "Machine Gun Kelly"... what a world.

Rams Vs. Bills: A Closer Look At This Week's Opponent (Q&A with Buffalo Rumblings) - Turf Show Times
"Getting the inside info from Brian Galliford of Buffalo Rumblings, the SB Nation community for fans of the Buffalo Bills."

Rams vs. Bills: Breaking bad habits is Chan Gailey's specialty - Turf Show Times
"How exactly do the Bills plan to stop the visiting Rams juggernaut this week? Head coach Chan Gailey has a few ideas."

Secret Superstars: Week 13 |
Alex Carrington got the cover photo after a great game on Sunday.

Fitzpatrick using his smarts in Buffalo : Stltoday
Fitz: "I have a lot of fond memories just in St. Louis in general. That is where my first son was born. I have got fond memories of being there."

Rams ready to embrace outdoors in Buffalo - Yahoo! Sports Canada
"I'll probably have a meeting at some point and give the guys the option as to whether or not they want to make the trip," Fisher said. "If they're uncomfortable with the cold weather, we can leave them behind." Cute.

Bryan Scott gives back through music - WIVB
"Scott runs the ARTventure program, part of his Pick Your Passion Foundation for the Arts."

Bills fan hit by cab remains at ECMC |
"His family has been told Canadian insurance will cover $400 a day for his hospital care, but his bills could amount to hundreds of thousands of dollars."