From the locker room
"It's brutal. It's embarrassing. It hurts to be a part of this. All we can do is keep working to get better. After this season, to go into the last game at home and to lose like this, there is nothing more to say. To have a game like this, it's pretty devastating. It's just a brutal game at the end of a brutal season." --- 49ers tight end Eric Johnson "We knew they'd come into the game fired up and they did. We couldn't get much going in the first quarter. No team is going to lay down for you in the National Football League. The 49ers played hard, but eventually we work them down. A key for us was jumping on them early in the third quarter. It seemed that when we scored on them, it took the starch out of them. They became demoralized after a while. But even though we were getting the better of them, we knew we couldn't let up. So we went for the jugular." --- Bills safety Troy Vincent "(Buffalo) ran the football with a lot of success. They got into a huddle and ran it when we had six in there, and when we had seven in there, they threw it. (Drew) Bledsoe did a nice job at the line of scrimmage. They are a very physical football team on defense and very physical offensively. We've had some low points (this year at home). This is probably the best football team coming in that we've played. Anytime you lose at home, it's not any lower than any of the others. They are all low." --- 49ers coach Dennis Erickson "We talked about this game all week, that at 1 p.m. we had a very important business meeting, which meant a lot to this organization, that we needed to come out prepared and focused the same way we have been most of the season. We just found a way, and we did some things to take advantage of some situations that they were in. We did a real nice job with the no-huddle offense again. Our quarterbacks did an excellent job of putting our offense in the right situation, it was basically them calling all our plays today. The offense was just very crisp and we will just keep on working to play that way the rest of the way." --- Bills coach Mike Mularkey "As a player, you can't do anything but go out and play with intensity and keep fighting. As a professional, you have to prepare and keep working hard. You go out and try to win every game. When it gets to where week after week you get the same results, it's definitely frustrating. But it's not going to stop me from preparing each week and competing. This game is physical. Every game we play should be looked at as physical. We don't expect anything less." --- 49ers receiver Curtis Conway "This is a good football team and it's fun to be a part of it. We had good special teams play, our defense shut them down again, and offensively, it took us a quarter to get going, but we put up a lot of points. Our offensive staff has been outstanding. It's just a great offensive staff and now that we as players have started to execute at a higher level, you see what happens." --- Bills quarterback Drew Bledsoe "I felt good out there. I had a lot of energy. I wasn't too nervous. I just felt excited to go out there and play a little bit. It's been about 15 or 16 weeks since I've played in a game, so I felt good after I got a chance to get going. I wish I could have been a little bit better today and (done) a few things different and I wish I had a few balls back, but I have to learn from it. I learned a lot today. I learned you can't force balls no matter what the score is. I just have to slow it down and be more patient next time." --- 49ers rookie Cody Pickett, on getting his first NFL action at quarterback "Every loss hurts. Each one causes me to lose sleep. We are 2-13 right now. So, we definitely have to deal with the focus and preparation aspects of the game. We have guys that are doing that. But sometimes, guys just start trying to do too much and things start to snowball." --- 49ers safety Tony Parrish. "Make no mistake, in this stadium you can feel the aura. You know all about the Joe Montanas and Ronnie Lotts in the years past. They're struggling now, but you've got to believe that this proud franchise will get back to its winning ways – it takes time and patience. It's sad to see this but I'm sure better times are ahead for this team." --- Bills safety Lawyer Milloy
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