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Buffalo Bills News - October 23, 2016

Marker Aaron Williams leaves with head/neck injury; LeSean McCoy re-injures hamstring [5:34 PM]
ESPN reports: 'Landry launched into Williams while blocking for Jay Ajayi on a 6-yard run in the second quarter. The Dolphins' top receiver was flagged for unnecessary roughness on the play, but the Bills declined that penalty and instead accepted a holding call against Miami on the same play.'

Marker Former Dolphins teammate Mike Pouncey has got much love for Richie Incognito [4:58 PM]
Buffalo News reports: '"He was a dog here, still a dog up there," Martin said. "He plays the game the way it’s supposed to be played. All the success that he’s getting and that he’s had, is a testament to the way he plays football."'

Marker Vic Carucci's Points After: Dolphins 28, Bills 25 [4:57 PM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The Bills now are 1-2 in the AFC East and 1-3 in the AFC, which suddenly casts a different light on all of that hopeful playoff discussion in recent days.'

Marker Mark Gaughan's Hot Read: Lack of elite Marcell Dareus caught up to Bills [4:56 PM]
Buffalo News reports: 'That’s what the Bills needed against a Miami’s breakout runner, Jay Ajayi. The Bills needed the eight or nine disruptive plays in the backfield Dareus is supposed to be giving them.'

Marker Jerry Sullivan's Hot Read: File this one away in the archive of regret [4:55 PM]
Buffalo News reports: 'When Tyrod Taylor hit Marquise Goodwin with a 67-yard bomb in the third quarter to give the Bills that 17-6 lead, I figured it was over. Turn out the lights, I tweeted at that point. No way Miami gets back in this one, the way the Bills' defense has been playing in the red zone.'

Marker Bucky Gleason's Hot Read: Dolphins show Bills how to ground and pound [4:55 PM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Jay Ajayi showed what made LeSean McCoy so effective during the Bills’ four-game winning streak. He shredded the Bills for 214 yards rushing, giving him 200-plus yards on the ground in consecutive weeks. Miami’s offensive line wore down Buffalo, much the way Buffalo’s line did for McCoy during their turnaround.'

Marker Jay Skurski's Hot Read: Let the second-guessing of the Bills begin [4:54 PM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Then there’s quarterback Tyrod Taylor. Yes, he was without his top two receivers in Sammy Watkins and Robert Woods. Yes, McCoy wasn’t right. Yes, the protection from his offensive line broke down far too often. But don’t franchise quarterbacks have to find a way? When the Bills got the ball back with 3:56 remaining in the fourth quarter trailing by four points, Taylor threw three straight incompletions. He just doesn't inspire much confidence in those situations.'

Marker Fourth quarter analysis: Bills implode as injuries mount [4:53 PM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Miami’s Jay Ajayi ran for 74 yards in the final quarter alone, giving him to 214 on the day – the second-most rushing yards the Bills had ever allowed (Ricky Williams had 228 yards in 2002). A late Bills touchdown made the 28-25 final score look closer than it was.'

Marker Third quarter analysis: Goodwin jets past Maxwell for long touchdown [4:53 PM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Running back Mike Gillislee made a great block on the play to give Tyrod Taylor time to throw, and he dropped a perfectly placed pass into Goodwin’s hands. To celebrate his touchdown, the former Olympian went to his favorite move: Reenacting a long jump.'

Marker Second quarter analysis: Blocked punt sets up Bills touchdown [4:52 PM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Lerentee McCray got a hand on Matt Darr’s punt early in the second quarter that set up the drive. The Bills would’ve been backed up to their own 17 after Darr’s first punt, but a holding penalty forced the Dolphins to replay fourth down.'

Marker First quarter analysis: Bills' red zone defense holds again [4:51 PM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Miami took 7:28 off the clock on its 15-play, 79-yard opening drive but couldn’t punch it into the end zone as the Bills’ top-rated red zone defense held again, forcing a 36-yard Andrew Franks field goal. Running back Jay Ajayi had gains of 9, 10, 11 and 12 yards on the first drive.'

Marker LeSean McCoy in, Robert Woods and Marcell Dareus out against Dolphins [4:49 PM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Wide receiver Robert Woods is out for the Bills because of a foot injury. He was listed as doubtful. Defensive tackle Marcell Dareus is out with a hamstring injury, the third game he's missed because of that following a four-game NFL suspension. He has yet to make his 2016 debut.'

Marker Bills wilt in colossal fashion, lose 28-25 to Dolphins [4:43 PM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'Who knows what McCoy’s status will be moving forward, and if the Bills don’t have him available, or at least healthy, their three-game gauntlet that starts next week at home against New England, and continues with brutally tough road games at Seattle and Cincinnati becomes all the more daunting.'

Marker Ajayi rushes for 214 yards to help Miami beat Bills 28-25 [4:40 PM]
AP reports: 'The Dolphins (3-4) used an extra lineman much of the time to clear big holes for Ajayi, who tied the NFL record for consecutive 200-yard games held by O.J. Simpson, Earl Campbell and Ricky Williams.'

Marker Ajayi's epic performance pushes Dolphins past Bills [4:38 PM]
The Sports Xchange reports: 'The Bills were led by quarterback Tyrod Taylor, who threw a touchdown pass and also ran for a score. But Bills running back LeSean McCoy re-injured his hamstring and was held to 11 yards on eight carries.'

Marker Final: Bills stumble, lose to Dolphins 28-25 [4:37 PM]
WGR-AM reports: 'That defense would get gashed again by the dolphins running attack and would take the lead on a terrific Damien Williams 12-yard touchdown run that gave the Dolphins their first lead since 3-0 early in the first quarter. The Bills would get yet another shot on offense, but would fail once again to put anything together and go three-and-out again.'

Marker Bills fall late to Dolphins to end win streak [4:34 PM] reports: 'The Bills saw an 11-point lead in the third quarter disappear as they had no answer for Miami’s new rushing star Jay Ajayi, who rumbled for over 200 yards for the second straight week, and led the Dolphins to a comeback win over Buffalo 28-25.'

Marker Bills looking to stay hot in Miami [10:07 AM]
Olean Times Herald reports: 'And Brown assessed it’s because “just know them. We play them twice a year. We know the tendencies they like to do. We know they’ve got a new head coach (Adam Gase) but it’s still the same plays out there. We’ve got to go out there and be tough with those guys cause they’re a physically tough team.”'

Marker Lawson excited to finally make game debut [10:06 AM]
Olean Times Herald reports: '“YOU’VE GOT those guys, Jerry being here for a long time, and Zo just got here,” he said. “But them two guys are unstoppable. Learning from them will help me be a better player in the long run. Us three together on the field, me with those guys, it might be special.'

Marker Pregame primer: Everything you need to know for Bills-Dolphins, plus five things to watch [8:46 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Is Marquise Goodwin ready to be a No. 1? The Bills are likely to be without Robert Woods because of a foot injury, which will elevate Goodwin into the No. 1 job. Given Goodwin's injury history and prior performance, that never could have been imagined before the season.'

Marker Buffalo Bills WR Robert Woods out for game versus Miami Dolphins, says Schefter [8:45 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that Robert Woods would miss today's Week 7 matchup with the Miami Dolphins.'

Marker Bills Today: Lawson could make pass rush a three-headed monster [8:44 AM] reports: '“It’s going to be a lot of fun,” said Hughes. “We used to watch Shaq [Lawson] in college. The way he turns that corner, closing speed on the quarterback, non-stop, living motor, and chasing whoever has the ball – that’s what we like. We want to go out there and want guys hunting whoever has the football.”'

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Marker The continuing decline of Mario Williams [12:17 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'So, yes, when the Bills and Dolphins meet at 1 p.m. Sunday inside Hard Rock Stadium, both Ryan and Williams will have plenty of motivation to prove they were right − even if neither one of them would admit as much.'

Marker Kiko Alonso hopes he's found a home in Miami [12:16 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"He’s always been a guy that can run and hit," Ryan said. "Very instinctive player."'

Marker Bills look to avoid one of those haunting defeats [12:15 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Who can forget the loss in Oakland two years ago, just one week after a glorious home win over the Packers? How about last year's loss to the Jaguars in London? Or if you want to go back a dozen years in the playoff drought, you could point to the last-second loss to those Jags on opening day in 2004, after Nate "Playmaker" Clements didn't bat down the pass on fourth down.'

Marker Undermanned Bills face tough task against Dolphins [12:14 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'Well, it’s not a must-win, but it sure would be a nice one to get. To be a playoff team, you have to win the games you’re supposed to win, and 2-4 Miami falls into that category for a Buffalo team that has won four straight. Beyond that, with a demanding three-game portion of their schedule on the horizon — home to New England, then at Seattle and at Cincinnati with a bye week mixed in — this is a game the Bills really need to put in the left-hand column, if for no other reason than to give themselves some wiggle room if they fall flat in that three-game gantlet.'

Marker Buffalo Bills vs. Miami Dolphins: Preview, predictions [12:13 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'Bills 23, Dolphins 16.'

Marker Buffalo Bills RB LeSean McCoy expected to be active versus Dolphins (report) [12:12 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'Based on one report, it appears the Bills running back will be active in a limited role. Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports shared the information on Saturday night.'

Marker Why Rex Ryan gave John Blake the 'Freak Maker' a chance to coach Bills defensive line [12:11 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: '"That was the guy that I wanted, but John is so loyal and everything else that he decided to stay in college," Ryan said this week. "For a couple years I tried to get him. I still harass him about that to this day, but no, it's funny. It's come full circle. He's here and that's the original guy that I wanted on my staff Shoot he's doing a great job."'

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