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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 8/31

Aug 30, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions center Dan Gerberry (64) and the offensive line lines up against the Buffalo Bills defensive line during the fourth quarter of a preseason game at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-US PRESSWIRE
Aug 30, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions center Dan Gerberry (64) and the offensive line lines up against the Buffalo Bills defensive line during the fourth quarter of a preseason game at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-US PRESSWIRE

Tight battle in preseason finale goes to Lions -
"What looked like an early blowout for the Lions up 28-7 in the first half turned into a barnburner with Buffalo erasing the 21-point deficit to take the lead early in the fourth quarter on a 100-yard kick return for a touchdown, but the Lions put the last points on the board in a 38-32 victory for Detroit leaving the Bills winless in the preseason."

Bills vs. Lions highlights - VIDEO -
"The Buffalo Bills mounted a big comeback but came up short against the Detroit Lions, 38-32."

Transcript: HC Gailey, QB Fitzpatrick, CB Gilmore -
Hear from the three mentioned above, plus Marcus Easley and Tank Carder.

Thigpen makes his case -
"There at first we were kind of shaky a little bit, but we got things going, started clicking with a lot of guys," said Thigpen. "It was nice to get some extended time and get out there and get in that rhythm." He was quick to point out that his arm was hit on his two interceptions.

Chan Gailey Postgame Press Conference - VIDEO -
"The Bills head coach talks about the 38-32 loss to the Lions on Thursday night."

Tyler Thigpen Postgame Press Conference - VIDEO -
"The Bills quarterback talks about the 38-32 loss to the Lions on Thursday night."

Bills Roundup: Buffalo Falls Short in Finale - VIDEO -
"The preseason officially came to an end on Thursday night, as the Bills faced the Lions in Detroit, but the team fell short in their efforts for their first win of preseason, 38-32."

Inside The Bills | Are you an ultimate Bills tailgater?
"I am looking for Bills tailgaters, who have passion and spirit. Each home game, I will feature a new tailgater on the Touchdown to Tailgate video. We want to see what makes your tailgate special! Is it food, family, or friends? Do you make an amazing dish specifically for your tailgate that is like no other?"

Inside The Bills | Brooks doesn’t make trip
"Brooks suffered a foot injury according to head coach Chan Gailey, who said Brooks got stepped on in practice. He did leave Tuesday’s practice early."

Inside The Bills | Moats, Morrison update
"It looks like Arthur Moats has the starting strong side linebacker job all but locked up."

Inside The Bills | Smith has groin injury
"Head coach Chan Gailey didn’t believe the injury to be serious, but said Smith would be re-evaluated Friday."

Inside The Bills | Easley tries to close out strong
"I mean, it can mean all kinds of things," Easley said of his game Thursday. "It was definitely a sigh of relief—I wish it would have happened a little bit earlier. I wish I had been a little more consistent. I’m just glad it happened, and it’s all in the coaches hands now. I’m just hoping for the best. But, like I said, I felt really good about the game, so whatever happens happens."

Inside The Bills | K Potter hoping he did enough
"I feel pretty good about how I kicked off except for a few kicks—a few shorter ones in this game and one in the first game," Potter said. "But overall, I’m pretty happy with how I performed so far."

Thigpen, Easley make their case - The Buffalo News
"We wanted to start fast tonight and put some points on the board," Fitzpatrick said. "We have a lot of confidence. … I think on offense we feel we are light years ahead of where we were in the past. We are looking forward to getting off to a fast start to the season."

Choice healthy in bid for No. 3 RB spot - The Buffalo News
"Hey, just wait. Everybody's going to play their part," he said. "It's a long season so you always tell yourself to think positive about your situation and make sure you help them when they're out on the field and when your turn comes they'll help you out."

Final cuts today: Beware The Turk - The Buffalo News
What. A. Picture. Tim Graham explains the process of how a player learns he has been cut.

Extra Points: Lions 38, Bills 32 - The Buffalo News
"Some observations from the Motor City."

WGR 550 - CAPACCIO: AFC Better Or Worse
"Bills (6-10) - Better: Improved roster and favorable schedule should mean at least 2 more wins than last year."

WGR 550 - Sideline Reactions: Lions 38 - Bills 32
"Marcus Easley certainly brought his A-game after a mental flub to start off his evening. Forgetting to go out as part of the kickoff return team, special teams coach Bruce DeHaven quickly hollered for Easley to get out there. An obviously flustered Easley had the kick come his way, and he dropped it in the end zone. An inauspicious start to say the least. As he continued to get reps, however, Easley became a nice part of the offense. "

WGR 550 - HAMILTON: The Fun Is Finally Here
"The five weeks of training camp and fake games are finally over. Now, after an 0-4 preseason the Bills can prepare for real and a game in New Jersey against the Jets."

WGR 550 - Bills Drop Preseason Finale In Detroit
"Tarvaris Jackson took the reigns for the ensuing offensive drive, but that's the only action he would see. His night ended with an interception on a pass intended for Naaman Roosevelt. Thigpen came back out for the final drive to run the two-minute offense, but was unsuccessful. He closed out his evening on a pick as well."

WGR 550 - Wilson In Hospital In Good Condition
"WGRZ's Adam Benigni reports via Twitter that Wilson has a mild infection and should be released soon."

My Final Roster | Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Terrence McGee isn't on it.

Buffalo Bills rally but fall short against Detroit Lions | Democrat and Chronicle
"I thought Tyler played good," Bills coach Chan Gailey said. "Everything was on the line for him, and he made the decisions tough for us."

Observation deck: Bills-Lions - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Here are some notes and observations"

Lions Wrap Up Preseason With 38-32 Victory Over Bills - Pride Of Detroit
"The Detroit Lions closed out the 2012 preseason with a 38-32 victory over the Buffalo Bills."

Houston County foundation aims to help children | The Sun News
"Deanna Moore has a passion for helping children. She is the president and founder of the I Think I Am Foundation, which she started in 2008 to help all children but especially those who have been given up for adoption or placed in foster care." She and her son, Bills DE Kyle Moore, have been helping a lot of folks.

Jackson on sharing backfield: 'We'll have to adjust' - AFC East Daily
"I’m not sure. That’ll be something we’ll have to adjust to during the season," Jackson told 92.3 The Fan in Cleveland earlier this week. "But I’ve always been the type of guy that’s gonna do whatever it takes to win."

Edwards impresses in win over Jets | Courier-Post |
"Trent Edwards played well," Reid said. "He had a lot of drives, a lot of touchdowns. You’ve got to give him credit for that."

Revamped Bills believe doormat days are over - Yahoo! Sports
''Listen, I want you to write this,'' Nix said. ''The Patriots are where we want to be. If we're going to win the division, we've got to beat them. Then our next step is we want to be the favorite every year, just like they are.