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Game Day Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 8/17

Jul 27, 2012; Mankato, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder (7) passes in drills at training camp at Blakeslee Stadium at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-US PRESSWIRE
Jul 27, 2012; Mankato, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder (7) passes in drills at training camp at Blakeslee Stadium at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-US PRESSWIRE
Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade.

Game Preview - Bills vs. Vikings -
"The Vikings are coming off a 17-6 defeat at the hands of the 49ers. Minnesota quarterback Christian Ponder led the two field goal drives against the Niners vaunted defense going 4-9 passing for 80 yards without the services of top receiver Percy Harvin."

Minnesota Vikings | 2012 Preseason Week 2 - vs. Buffalo Bills -
The Minnesota Vikings' official site previews tonight's game.

Chan: No huddle will be explored further -
"This is something we did against Washington," Gailey told "We may not do it at all against Minnesota or Pittsburgh. It’s an element of our offense. Like last year against New England we did it. We didn’t do it the first series, but we did it the second and third series and we tried to come back and do it again and we didn’t get it going. But there are some positives about doing it that we like that we want to keep exploring."

Steve Wyche: Bills Could Challenge for Division -
"Former linebacker for Buffalo and current play-by-play man for the Bills Television Network Ray Bently spent some time on the radio broadcast to breakdown the team and the upcoming pre-season game. Bently had some strong words of encouragement for current LB Kelvin Sheppard, saying he plays the game the right way, has great hands and a nose for the ball."

Bills Focus: Metzelaars Motivates Chandler -
"Bills tight end Scott Chandler is ready to makes his mark in Buffalo, thanks mostly to the guy who set the standard at that position, his coach Pete Metzelaars."

Inside The Bills | Rooks to build off 1st game
"From the first game it was more just being in the game and getting used to the atmosphere," said fourth-round pick Nigel Bradham. "So just being out there alone gave me a little more confidence so it is the first away game so it’ll be a little different, but I know at least what to expect from the coaches and how they prepare and what the game plan might be and how to prepare for the game."

Inside The Bills | The year Chan ran no huddle all season
"I know people don’t realize this, we were no huddle when I was in college in 1984," Gailey told

Bills’ many wide-outs still fighting - The Buffalo News
"We’ve done so much evaluation and seen so much of these guys in practice," Fitzpatrick said. "These preseason games are important, but we know what we have with a lot of them. The way they’ve been able to work out throughout offseason and training camp, you know what to expect from certain guys."

C.J. Spiller has Bills' excitement overflowing - The Buffalo News
"We were just talking about it," Bills receiver David Nelson told me Tuesday night at St. John Fisher College. "You can see it on the practice field. He's running around and making guys look silly."

Poll: How will C.J. Spiller make his biggest mark? - The Buffalo News
"With his role still mysterious, let's prognosticate about Spiller's chief contribution to the Bills in 2012."

Scott Chandler elicited a shrug when he joined Bills - The Buffalo News
"When Scott Chandler got here, I didn't know anything about him," Bicknell said recently at St. John Fisher College. "It wasn't, 'Hey, we got Scott Chandler!' I was, like, 'Really? OK.' "

WGR 550 - Bills' Carrington Must Perform Now
Carrington knows he has to play better, "I’m attacking it like I’ve got to do something like everybody else. You don’t want to be here and just be idle I guess you could say. I’m not going to say I wanna have a breakout year, but I don’t want to have a bad year obviously so I’m going to work as hard as I can, like I always do and see what comes of this season."

WGR 550 - 5 Things To Watch For During Bills - Vikings
Joe Buscaglia previews the stuff you should watch tonight.

Buffalo Bills to equally divide QB reps vs. Minnesota Vikings - ESPN
"[It] did not happen last week," Bills coach Chan Gailey told Buffalo reporters. "Tyler got 19 and Vince got 30. We would like to stay at 20 and 20 if we can. With [Fitzpatrick] getting 20, you like to think a game is 60-something plays. Tyler may end up with a few more this week."

Fan-Connect Open-Thread: Vikings vs. Bills - Daily Norseman
"The Minnesota Vikings are facing off with the Buffalo Bills for their second preseason game on Friday evening. Here are reasons to go to the game, info about watching or listening to it, and a chance to talk about what you're doing for the game."

Buffalo Bills will try to iron out kinks in second preseason game | Democrat and Chronicle
"It’s not make or break," quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick said, "but I think we have that mindset that we’re going to come out and we’re going to be more clean in terms of the pre-snap penalties and in terms of our execution and making sure that we have the right assignments for blocking the right guys, throwing to the right guys, running the right routes, and then coming out healthy."

Buffalo Bills Tailgating Guide: How to Circle the Wagons - Yahoo! Sports
A decent guide to tailgating in Buffalo.

Bills say goodbye to Pittsford, head back home to Orchard Park - CBSSports
"The moving trucks headed back west on Interstate 90 on Wednesday afternoon as the Bills broke training camp in suburban Rochester and headed to their home in Orchard Park. Buffalo had a light practice Wednesday morning before leaving."

Replacement ref blunder in Bills-Redskins game was inexcusable | ProFootballTalk
Mike Florio gives his take on "Touchbackgate." I coined the term. Just go with it.

Young fighting for no. 2 position - National Post
"I feel like it's OK. I'm still not happy," Young said this week. "I'm still not relaxed to this point yet. But with more reps in practice and more game situation, I feel I can get a little bit better."

NFL notes: Vince Young ordered to pay $1.7 million loan - (Austin, TX) Statesman
"Quarterback Vince Young has been ordered to pay a loan company nearly $1.7 million after missing a payment in May, shortly after signing with the Buffalo Bills."

Titans Sign OL Michael Jasper, Jonathan Palmer - | Nashville
"The Tennessee Titans have signed offensive linemen Michael Jasper and Jonathan Palmer to boost their roster numbers up to 90 after a couple of injuries."