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Buffalo Bills news, 12/30: Blount bullies Bills

The Buffalo Bills got blown over by LaGarrette Blount yesterday.

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Bills can’t stop Blount in loss to Patriots -
Chris Brown gives a lot of bullet points after the Patriots ran all over the Bills.

Thad Lewis: "It's something to use for motivation" -
"Bills quarterback Thad Lewis talked about the tough loss to end the season in New England and what he's going to take from it moving forward."

Doug Marrone: "This game burst that bubble" -
"Bills head coach Doug Marrone talked to the media after his team's 34-20 loss to the Patriots."

Jackson's inspiring performance not enough -
"Jackson lived up to his nickname Sunday, as he rounded up 113 all-purpose yards and contributed a touchdown, all after battling broken ribs in the week leading up to the game."

Bills Roundup: Buffalo Falls in Finale 34-20 - VIDEO -
"LeGarrette Blount had a career high 189 yards rushing and another 145 yards in kickoff returns as the Patriots defeated the Bills 34-20 on Sunday in Foxborough."

Inside The Bills | What happened on the kick returns
"The missed tackles are what happened," said Marrone. "I think when you put the film on you’ll see going on there, one time we got collapsed and missed a tackle in a hole. A couple of problems of that one. Obviously if you get knocked out of your lane… on the second one there were three missed tackles by guys in position to make it. You have to make that play and we weren’t able to make it."

Inside The Bills | Dareus regretting missteps
"I’m just going to continue to move forward. Just be a better player all the way around. Come in to camp better and just be a better person. If I’m going to get to the next level to where I’m supposed to be as an elite player in the league and try to be a captain of the team, I have to do the best I can.  Continue to get better, be on time, and have no excuse for whatever the situation is."

Patriots make Bills pay for unforced errors - Sports - The Buffalo News
"The Patriots (12-4) were good, but the Bills made it too easy for them. Let’s count the ways:"

Defense plays big role in latest Foxborough flop - Sports - The Buffalo News
"As usual, just when you had begun to believe the Bills were closing the gap on the Pats, they turned in a sorry performance that made the distance between the two AFC East rivals look like a yawning abyss, like the Grand Canyon."

Marcell Dareus was deaf to all that accountability talk - Bills Blitz
"Dareus arrived late for a team meeting Monday morning, one day after being benched for the first quarter of the Bills' Week 16 victory over the Miami Dolphins."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Sideline Reactions: Patriots 34 - Bills 20
Joe Buscaglia wraps up the season finale, lauding C.J. Spiller's performance and calling out Marcell Dareus for some big mistakes.

Doug Marrone 'pissed' as Bills slide in finale - ESPN
"It was the kind of game that exemplified the Bills' season. Just when things were starting to go right, something immediately went wrong. There may have been no better example than late in the third quarter, when T.J. Graham caught 12-yard touchdown pass -- only for Blount to return the ensuing kickoff 83 yards to set up a Patriots touchdown. "

Rapid Reaction: Buffalo Bills - ESPN
"Stock watch: Falling: Run defense. Like the weather, it was an ugly afternoon for this unit. The Patriots ran for 267 yards, outmuscling the Bills in a rain-drenched finale. LeGarrette Blount proved tough to haul down; he finished with 7.9 yards per carry and two touchdowns. In the second half, Blount returned back-to-back kickoffs for 83 yards and 62 yards, which should make for a long plane ride home for Bills special teams coordinator Danny Crossman. "

Patriots vs. Bills Final Score: Pats Hang On, Clinch Bye with 34-20 Win - Pats Pulpit
Read about the game through a different lens.