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Buffalo Bills news, 12/23: squish the fish

The Buffalo Bills defense squished the fish yesterday. Check out the recaps.

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Moorman wonders if he’s played his last game in Buffalo - Sports - The Buffalo News

"I tried to take it in the best I could," Moorman said. His jaw clenched. His lower lip trembled a bit. "With everything that happened last year and not being able to soak in my last one, then to be able to come back and be in the locker room with these guys, it’s tough."

Another Yuletide gift from Bills leaves a hollow feeling - Sports - The Buffalo News

"Doesn’t it get a little tiresome, finding comfort in games that mean so little? After awhile, these Christmas week wins feel like consolation prizes, like finding a bike under the tree when you were really hoping for a car."


Bills blank Dolphins for season sweep -
"Miami’s offense had just one of their 12 possessions last more than five plays as the Dolphins went 2-for-14 on third downs."

DC Mike Pettine: "Every game has a story to it" -
"Bills defensive coordinator Mike Pettine met with the media Sunday after the team's 19-0 win over the Dolphins and started by talking about the strong play of Nickell Robey, Leodis McKelvin and the defense topping the Bills' all-time sack record in this game."

Doug Marrone: "It was an honor to be on that sideline" -
Marrone on the defense: "Those guys really came and they really played. It was an honor to be on that sideline and watch those guys perform."

Fred Jackson: "They were a team we needed to beat" -
"The Bills running back talks about his big performance in the 19-0 win over the Dolphins."

Bills sack attack reaching its peak -
"As Kyle Williams and Buffalo’s defense obliterated a franchise record Sunday, they left Miami’s offense in pieces after seven hard sacks."

Bills Roundup: Defense Dominates in Shutout - VIDEO -
"The Bills defense came up with 7 sacks and 2 interceptions in a dominant effort, while the offense put together a 19 play drive that wore the Dolphins down, in a 19-0 shutout victory."

Bills Focus: Defense Breaks 49-Year-Old Record - VIDEO -
"The Bills defense had a season-high seven sacks against the Dolphins, giving them 56 so far, and breaking the team record of 50 set in 1964."

Inside The Bills | Goodwin to be re-evaluated Monday
"It was the same injury he’s had this injury before where it kind of goes and comes and it’s a knee," said Marrone. "So I don’t know of the extent of it, obviously it’s worse than it has been in the other games. We’ll know more after the doctors talk to him."

Marcell Dareus on getting benched: 'It's just a quarter' - Bills Blitz
"It's not really nothing important," Dareus said. "It's just a quarter. I just missed a quarter. It's a team issue. You suffer the consequences, roll along with them, do the best you can."

Report card: Ground game overruns no-show Dolphins - Sports - The Buffalo News
Good day for almost everyone.

Bills’ receiving depth put to the test in win - Sports - The Buffalo News
"Without Johnson, Goodwin and Woods, the Bills finished the game with T.J. Graham, Chris Hogan and Marcus Easley."

Jackson plays through rib injury for big day - Sports - The Buffalo News
"Jackson played through broken ribs – he confirmed as much to The News after the game – but it didn’t stop him from putting up his first 100-yard rushing day of the season."

Bills’ defensive line turns Dolphins into pushovers - Sports - The Buffalo News
"Buffalo sacked Tannehill seven times to push its season total to a team-record 56. The Bills held Miami to 103 total yards, the lowest by a Bills opponent in nine years and the fifth lowest ever against Buffalo. Miami managed just six first downs and 14 rushing yards, both second lowest ever allowed by a Bills defense. "

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Source: Bills Benched Dareus For Tardiness
"According to a league source, the Bills elected to bench Dareus for tardiness to team meetings throughout the year. The source described the defender as being "habitually late," and that the benching falls right in line with the overall program to have the players holding more accountability for their actions."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Sideline Reactions: Bills 19 - Dolphins 0
"While the Bills weren't playing for any postseason implications of their own, they accomplished a trio of goals with the Week 16 victory. They swept a division rival, they guaranteed at least a .500 record within the AFC East and they won consecutive games for the first time under head coach Doug Marrone."

Dolphins vs Bills recap: Ugly loss in Buffalo ends Dolphins control of playoff destiny - The Phinsider
"The Miami Dolphins leave western New York yesterday having played an ugly game against the Buffalo Bills and failing to score a single point. The loss took the Dolphins' control of their playoff destiny, but did not end their chances for the postseason."

Bills WR Robert Woods ejected vs. Dolphins for throwing punch -
Here's a GIF of Robert Woods' uppercut.

Upon Further Review: Buffalo Bills Week 16 - ESPN
"Undrafted rookie cornerback Nickell Robey continues to be one of the top performers on the Bills' defense. On Sunday, he had two sacks, three total tackles for loss and a pass defensed."

Rapid Reaction: Buffalo Bills - ESPN
"Quite the showing by the Bills' defense, which recorded its first shutout of the season. Only three Dolphins drives crossed midfield and Miami never entered the red zone. The Bills improve to 3-2 in the division and 4-3 at Ralph Wilson Stadium this season, which are small milestones for a team that had already been eliminated from the playoffs."

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Shutout win could help propel Mike Pettine - ESPN
"I'm not going to think about it until the season is over. That's flattering. Lists are lists. But that's come before, so it's one of those deals," Pettine told on Sunday. "We'll focus on New England [in the season finale], and then when the dust settles from that, we'll look into that."

Jim Kelly's seven tips for quarterbacking in the cold - Calgary Sun
"From 1986 to 1996 Kelly started about two dozen home games in either December or January, including a few blizzardpaloozas. If anyone knows how to best succeed in such elements, it’s Kelly."

Years after his football career, Kelly still showing his mettle | Rochester Business Journal
That's a lesson he tries to impart when he makes speeches. "I tell people that you can't just sit there and feel sorry for yourself," he says. "You've got to pick yourself up and go forward. You've got to do something for yourself and for others."

Bills-Patriots game gets flexed -
"The NFL uses "flexible scheduling" on Sundays in Weeks 11-17 to ensure quality matchups in all NFL Sunday time slots."