Inside The Bills

BDC 12/12: Notes and quotes

Posted by Bills Daily Charge on December 12, 2011 – 10:08 am


DAILY REPORT
STILL PROTECTING THE QUARTERBACK – The Bills allowed one sack Sunday, raising their season total to 17; the figure remains the fewest by any NFL team.

DAILY LINKS
Buffalo News – Overmatched Bills go down without a fight

Buffalo News – Bills’ Scott schooled by tight end Gates

Buffalo News – Bills fall from postseason dreams to unwatchable

Buffalo News – Fake punt changed momentum for Chargers

Buffalo News – Quarterly Report: Chargers 37, Bills 10

Buffalo News – Bills-Chargers report card

Rochester D&C – Buffalo Bills defeated by San Diego Chargers

Rochester D&C – Sal’s Six Points: The Answers

Rochester D&C – Buffalo Bills: Report Card

Associated Press – Rivers, Gates lead Chargers to 37-10 win vs Bills

BuffaloBills.com – Players, Gailey supporting Fitz

BuffaloBills.com – Bills can’t keep pace with Chargers

Batavia Daily News – Bennett, Smith still feel love from Western New York fans

Toronto Sun – Looks like Bills are throwing in towel

Audio/Video/Photo Clips
BuffaloBills.com
Bills Roundup: Buffalo falls to San Diego 37-10
Chan Gailey Postgame Press Conference
Ryan Fitzpatrick Postgame Press Conference
Bills vs. Chargers highlights
Photos: Week 14: Chargers 37, Bills 10

WGR
Bills Get Stomped in San Diego
HAMILTON: We have to stop making players stars before their time

WGRZ
Is Fitz Becoming Part of Bills Problem?
Postgame Podcast: Bills-Chargers

WROC – Pitoniak: Downward spiral continues for Bills

WIVB – Bills California Nightmare

Additional Clips
Inside the Bills Blog
Stevie’s hand

NickMendola.com – Immediate Reactions: San Diego Chargers 37, Buffalo Bills 10

AFC East Blog (ESPN.com) – Wrap-up: Chargers 37, Bills 10

THIS DAY IN BILLS HISTORY
December 12, 1982 — DEFENSE IS BRILLIANT IN BILLS WIN
Buffalo’s defense turned in a brilliant performance, limiting the Pittsburgh Steelers to 94 yards, including minus-2 passing for QB Terry Bradshaw, in a 13-0 victory at Rich Stadium.

POSTGAME QUOTES
Head Coach Chan Gailey
Opening Statement:
“We had a very small window to make the game and we didn’t stop the drive when they faked the punt. We couldn’t get anything going offensively today consistently. We moved the ball at times and couldn’t get anything going, but I still thought we had a chance right there at that one time. We didn’t play very well. We got beat in all three places and we’re not very good right now.”

On how making changes affects the game:
“It does. If you are a good football team, you have to overcome those things, and we’re not.”

After having a good start of the season, what has happen the past six weeks?
“I promise you that if I knew that, I would tell you and I would do something about it. I’m sure it is a combination of a lot of things. We’re not doing the things defensively that we were very consistent with during the first seven weeks of the season. I would like to tell you that we are doing things differently on offense but we’re not. We’re doing a lot of the same things and we’re trying to get a lot of the same things done. It’s my responsibility to find the answer but I don’t have it.”

QB Ryan Fitzpatrick
On being off target all day:
“Obviously, looking at the numbers, the completions and incompletions, it was’t a great day. With two interceptions, obviously, I feel like I didn’t throw the ball well today.”

On the first interception to Eric Weddle:
“To be honest, I didn’t really see it. David (Nelson) made a move and went down the middle and I threw it. I didn’t see what happened after that. I guess it hit off the guy and they intercepted it.”

On feeling like the sky is falling after loosing six in a row:
“In the locker room right now, there’s not a good feeling. We kept up our spirits over the last few weeks. I felt like we played better and were in the game. This week was a very tough loss for us because of the fashion that we lost.”

CB Drayton Florence
How did you play today?
“As a whole we did not play as well as we should have.  We turned the ball over on offense, missing tackles on defense.  I thought I played pretty good.  Vincent Jackson is one of the best receivers in the league.  I think he only had two catches on me, two ten-yard curls.  I think I played pretty good.  I didn’t get any turnovers.  I wish I could have got in the turnover bracket.  We just got to keep working and get ready for next week.”

About playing back in San Diego where you started your career?
“It was fun.  I enjoyed coming back here where my career started. It was good seeing some of the guys that I played with.  It was a good opportunity for me to come back out here and play a decent solid game.  I wish we could have won.  We got to move on and get ready for next week.” 

POSTGAME NOTES
S Bryan Scott
Recovered fumble in end zone in 3rd qtr. … TD reduced Chargers lead to 16-10 … second TD of career; 1st came on 43-yd. INT return at Cin., 10/2/11 … first fumble return TD by Bills since Drayton Florence’s 27-yd. score at Cin., 11/21/10 … 11th TD scored by Bills on fumble recovery in end zone; first since 9/15/02 at Min. (Ron Edwards)

WR Stevie Johnson
116 rec. yds. today … fourth 100-yd. game of career, first since 137 at Cin., 11/21/10 … 17th Bill with 4+ 100-yd. rec. games in career … four rec. raised season total to team-high 63 … second consecutive 60-rec. season (had 82 in 2010), first Bill with such a streak since Eric Moulds had eight straight between 1998 and 2005

NT Marcell Dareus
Recorded Bills’ first sack in 1st qtr. (other was credited to team on Bryan Scott’s fumble return TD) … Raised season total to team-high 4.5, the most by a Bills rookie since Aaron Schobel had 6.5 in 2001

DE Alex Carrington
Blocked extra point after Chargers’ second TD of game … first PAT blocked by Bills since Phil Hansen at K.C., 9/14/97 … second blocked kick of season; blocked 50-yd. FG att. in 4th qtr. at N.Y.G., 10/16/11

CB Justin Rogers
Posted first kickoff returns of NFL career … first KOR covered 33 yds., 2nd-longest by Bill in 2011 (C.J. Spiller had 35-yd. return at Dal., 11/13) … four KOR ties season-high by a Bill (also by Brad Smith, 11/6 vs. N.Y.J. & 11/20 at Mia.) … 96 KOR yds. are new season-high by a Bill (old high: 76 by Brad Smith, 11/6 vs. N.Y.J.) … most KOR yds. by Bill since 131 by Leodis McKelvin, 11/28/10 vs. Pit.
RB C.J. Spiller
Led team with 46 rushing yds. … fourth time in career with team-leading rushing total (11/7/10 vs. Chi. – 20 yds.; 11/27/11 at N.Y.J. – 55 yds.; last week vs. Ten. – 83 yds.) … Has rush att. in 25 of 27 games of NFL career … third straight game with 3 rec. (also had 3 at N.Y.J. 11/27 and 3 vs. Ten. last week) … 2nd time in career with 3+ rec. in three straight games (in first three games of NFL career in 2010, had 4, 4, and 3 catches)

QB Ryan Fitzpatrick
Increased season passing yardage total to 3,013, a new personal season high (3,000 in 2010) … 15th season of 3,000+ yds. by a Bills QB … highest single-season yardage total by Bills QB since 3,051 by J.P. Losman in 2006 … Remains 6th on Bills all-time passing yardage list with 7,435 … 147 away from #5 Doug Flutie (7,582) … 1,117 career pass att. with Bills remains 5th on club all-time list … 414 behind #4 Drew Bledsoe (1,531) … 449 pass att. in 2011 … needs nine to enter Bills’ single-season top 10 (Joe Ferguson, 458 in 1979 and Jim Kelly, 458 in 1995, are tied for 10th) (9th: Jim Kelly, 462 in 1992) (8th: Jim Kelly, 470 in 1993) (7th: Jim Kelly, 470 in 1993)

LB Kelvin Sheppard
Team-high 14 total tackles was career-high (previous: 7 vs. N.Y.J., 11/6 and at Mia. 11/20)

WR Derek Hagan
Recorded first receptions as Bill … First rec. since 10/9/11 with Oak. at Hou. (1 for 13 yds.) … First multi-rec. game since 10/2/11 with Oak. vs. N.E. (4 rec.) … Both rec. Sunday resulted in first downs

PHOTO OF THE DAY

Bills safeties Bryan Scott and George Wilson celebrate after Scott scored his second touchdown of the season yesterday.  He scored on a fumble recovery in the endzone.


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