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Buffalo Bills news, 12/3: defending Stevie Johnson, Scott Chandler fumbles

The Buffalo Bills got back to work Monday defending their veterans who fumbled within three plays of each other on Sunday.

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Week 13 GIF Recap: Bills vs. Falcons | The Goose's Roost

"A GIF Recap of the Bills' 34-31 win over the Atlanta Falcons in Week 13." Always entertaining.

Did Mayor Ford steal rocker's seat at Bills game? | Toronto Sun

Rob Ford talks chomping down chicken wings, not stealing someone's seat, and his thoughts on the Bills game.


Doug Marrone: "We've got to learn to win close games" -
"The Bills head coach talks about the fumbles against the Falcons, what he thinks of the run defense over the course of the season, and the difficulty of measuring expectations for this year."

Inside The Bills | McKelvin: Don’t lay game on Stevie
"(Expletive) happens, for real, for real," said McKelvin in reference to Johnson’s fumble.

Inside The Bills | Bills widen sack lead
"Buffalo now has 43 sacks on the season giving them a four sack cushion (Carolina – 39). Here’s a look at the current sack list standings by team with the top 11 teams listed."

Inside The Bills | Way game unraveled is what had Stevie ticked
"Johnson and Chandler both had good technique in tucking the ball away on their fumble plays. Falcons defenders just made better ones as they see it."

Doug Marrone: 'I'm struggling' to deal with anxiety of 4-8 record - Press Coverage - The Buffalo News
"My expectations are extremely high," Marrone replied at One Bills Drive today when asked about acceptable growing pains. "I'm very disappointed in myself, with where we are, and it starts with me."

Overtime fumble still painful for Bills’ Chandler - Sports - The Buffalo News
Jay Skurski analyzes Scott Chandler's future in Buffalo and his season to date including the fumble in overtime Sunday.

No margin for error in the NFL - Sports - The Buffalo News
"So despite all the happy talk, we’ve arrived at that sad, familiar junction in a Bills season — where people wonder if it might be better for them to lose out and get a high pick in the next draft."

Doug Marrone not fighting reality of Buffalo Bills' spot - ESPN
"At the end of the day, there has to come a point where you have to go forward and work and get the foundation right. It's a work in progress," Marrone said. "I don't want to be that guy that stands up here and says that, but it is what it is."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Bills Get Through Another Contest Without Major Injuries
"I just talked to Bud [Carpenter], he said we're okay," Marrone said after speaking with the team's head trainer. "Nothing to report. You guys have seen there are some nicks and stuff, but no one should be out. Maybe some people I'll limit depending on how they come back Wednesday."

Falcons-Bills draws smallest Toronto crowd yet | ProFootballTalk
"And that’s bad news for the effort to make the regional footprint sufficiently large to prevent the Bills from being moved to a much larger market in a much warmer state."

Bills in Toronto series an embarrassment for team, NFL - Auburn Pub
"Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz said on Twitter Sunday that the check the Bills receive for the Toronto game is equal to the money made at two Bills games in Orchard Park. And that's what this Bills in Toronto debacle is all about. "

MacLeod: Toronto a good fit for everybody but the Bills - The Globe and Mail
"The crazy part is we had a lot of support here," Moore said, noting he even saw someone wearing his No. 25 jersey. "It didn't feel like we were in Canada."

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Could the Buffalo Bills nab a top-five pick? - ESPN
"If the Jaguars and Buccaneers continue their improved play, while the Bills continue to slide, it would put the Bills in prime position for a top five draft selection next April."