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Bills Links, 12/18: Buffalo’s attention shifts to New England

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Can the Bills pull off the upset on Saturday?

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Despite a playoff-clinching victory on Sunday night, the Buffalo Bills do not have much time to rest on their laurels this week. The Bills are back in action on Saturday to face the New England Patriots in Foxborough. Today’s links include plenty of updates on Trent Murphy, Cody Ford, Josh Allen, and much more.


New Bills’ culture no longer resembles much of anything formerly Billsy – The Buffalo News "GM Brandon Beane and coach Sean McDermott have successfully overhauled the entire franchise and its fans mindset in the process" (Subscription required.)

Trent Murphy led A-plus effort for Bills’ D-line vs. Steelers – The Buffalo News
The Buffalo Bills’ veteran defensive end produced a forced fumble, a sack, two hurries on the quarterback and had two other key run stuffs in the 17-10 victory. (Subscription required.)

Bills-Patriots: Tony Dungy expects New England’s offensive woes to continue versus Buffalo - newyorkupstate.com
The Patriots’ offense struggled in their first match-up against the Bills.

Bills All-22 Review: Josh Allen does the little things and Cody Ford has his best game of the season – The Athletic
Allen made significant improvements in his processing and release time, which went a long way to a Bills win. (Subscription required.)

‘Wake up, America. The Buffalo Bills are back’ (Week 16 power rankings) - newyorkupstate.com
The Bills clinched a playoff spot and picked up their tenth win of the season on Sunday Night Football.

The Bills stuck with Singletary through fumbles | WGR 550 SportsRadio
“Despite some struggles this past Sunday in Pittsburgh, the Bills decided to keep their rookie running back on the field”

Howard Picks the Bills: Week 16 | WGR 550 SportsRadio
“How will Howard's picks play out now that the playoffs are on the horizon?”

Contract extensions for Bills’ Sean McDermott, Brandon Beane a no-brainer – The Buffalo News
“For the first time in a long time, the Buffalo Bills have gotten it right at the top of their football operation,” Vic Carucci says.

Patriots Know What’s At Stake Vs. Bills, Treating Saturday Like Playoff Game - NESN.com
"Patriots fans essentially are being granted an additional postseason game Saturday when New England takes on the Buffalo Bills at Gillette Stadium. If the Patriots beat the Bills, they're AFC East Champions."

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Opinion: Welcome to the new normal, Buffalo Bills fans - Buffalo Rumblings
The reality of being a Bills fan is changing right before our eyes.

Q&A: Buffalo Bills in the playoffs, offensive creativity, free agents - Buffalo Rumblings
Is the offense being creative enough? On which pending free agents should we focus? Playoff talk and more!

NFL power rankings, Week 16: Buffalo Bills stand pat after clinching playoffs - Buffalo Rumblings
The Bills remained pretty stagnant in most power rankings this week.

Blitzed Bills: The 12 Rants of Christmas - Buffalo Rumblings
"The folks at Blitzed have brought you an NFL holiday classic: The 12 Rants of Christmas."

Win probability notes: Buffalo Bills vs. Pittsburgh Steelers had some wild swings - Buffalo Rumblings
"The Buffalo Bills won their tenth game of the season for the first time since 1999 on Sunday by defeating the Pittsburgh Steelers 17-10."