Slain athlete's strength remembered [5:09 AM]
Philadelphia Inquirer reports: 'The professional career of the former state champion wrestler and football player from Overbrook High School in Pine Hill was cut short in 1997 when he crushed the peroneal nerve just below his left knee. He retained his solid build, but lifting his leg in certain ways was difficult. Sometimes he would falter while walking up stairs. He was living mostly on disability benefits provided by the NFL, his family said.'
Covington's loss is mourned by coaches and former rival [5:08 AM]
Philadelphia Inquirer reports: '"Damien was just an excellent kid to coach, and not only was he an outstanding football player and athlete, but he was a great leader," said Larry Mauriello, who was Covington's football head coach and assistant wrestling coach at Overbrook.'
Bills storm back, spoil Williams' big day, 38-21 [5:07 AM]
USA Today reports: '"But the turnovers didn't beat us," Dolphins linebacker Zach Thomas said. "I missed tackles I've never (missed) before."'
Bills Win Big Game 38-21 [11:27 PM]
BillsDaily reports: The Bills talked all week about finding the big plays after missing it for the past three games. They found it in a big way in the snow and the wind of Ralph Wilson Stadium as the Bills kept their playoff hopes alive with a 38-21 win over Miami.
Dolphins at Bills Photos [9:59 PM]
NFL.com reports: 12 photos
Vic Carucci: They call it 'Bills Weather' [9:32 PM]
NFL.com reports: With just under two minutes showing on a clock barely visible behind a sheet of white, the song playing over the public address system best summarized the events and emotions in Ralph Wilson Stadium Sunday.
"...Let it snow ... let it snow ... let it snow..."
Williams great effort wasted [7:13 PM]
Dolphin Digest reports: 'The Dolphins defense had no answers for the passing of Drew Bledsoe and also didn't help their cause with three turnovers, giving them nine in their two losses against Buffalo this season.'
Buffalo 38, Miami 21 [6:22 PM]
UPI reports: 'The outcome left the AFC East race wide open with four weeks remaining in the season. No matter the result of the New York Jets-Oakland game Monday night, only one game will separate the four teams in the division.'
Bills 38, Dolphins 21 [4:36 PM]
AP reports: 'The Bills' defense also made a significant contribution, forcing three turnovers after getting none the last three games.'
Buffalo 38, Miami 21 [4:35 PM]
Sportsticker reports: 'The Miami Dolphins were snowed under by Drew Bledsoe and the Buffalo Bills.'
Dolphins quarterback Ray Lucas injured against Bills [4:34 PM]
AP reports: 'Miami Dolphins quarterback Ray Lucas suffered a stinger in his neck early in the third quarter against the Buffalo Bills and was replaced by usual starter Jay Fiedler.'
Miami at Buffalo Game Preview [10:37 AM]
Pro Football Weekly reports: Miami’s getting hot and Buffalo’s going cold. The one advantage for the Bills is the game is in Buffalo. However, unless Drew Bledsoe really lights it up and Ray Lucas has to start for Miami and lays an egg, the Bills could win — otherwise, you’ve got to go with Miami.
Bills-Dolphins: Audio Game of the Week [10:27 AM]
CBS Sportsline reports: Listen to game if you can not be there.
8. Miami Dolphins at Buffalo Bills [10:19 AM]
ESPN reports: The worry for the Dolphins is that the Bills are desperate. They can see that their season is crashing. The defense is allowing 28 points a game, which would break a franchise record. In seven games, they haven't forced a turnover. The defense has only 16 turnovers all season. And everyone warned the Bills that Drew Bledsoe didn't have the luxury of hitting a slump. He has.
Gunmen shoot, kill former Bills LB Covington [10:12 AM]
ESPN reports: Damien Covington, a former linebacker for the Buffalo Bills, was shot to death by robbers Friday night during a party at an apartment. Covington tried to fight off at least two assailants before being shot several times, Bill Shralow, a spokesman for the Camden County Prosecutor's Office, said Saturday.
Bills' drive for five begins against Dolphins [9:26 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'It also might require the Bills to run the table, in other words, win their last five games. That appears to be a tall order for a team that hasn't won five straight in a season since 1998.'
Snow might mean 'go' for Henry and Williams [9:25 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Forecasters at the National Weather Service are calling for lake-effect snow to reach the Southtowns this afternoon. Snowfall is expected to reach up to a foot.'
Bills hit backstretch with too many questions, not enough answers [9:25 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'He flunked again between his first season and his second when the only change he made was bringing in Kevin Gilbride as offensive coordinator, and there is a deep suspicion that Gilbride's hiring was Donahoe's idea.'
Rookie Rewards [9:24 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"I think Josh wants to prove to himself that he can be better than his father was to him," said Margaret Reed, Josh's mother. "His father was never a factor in his life and wasn't there when he needed to be. Josh wants to give his son the best things. Not material things that can spoil a child, but just things to provide a good life for his son."'
Bills, Sabres are both in good hands [9:24 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Fans in many cities with National Football League and National Hockey League franchises wish they were in the same situation as Buffalo. Buffalo, a city filled with pessimists and critics about most things, including their sports franchises, have every reason to be positive about the Buffalo Bills and now, with its new ownership, the Buffalo Sabres.'
Miami no longer climate controlled [5:45 AM]
D and C reports: 'In other words, the Dolphins, not the Bills, are better-equipped to play the “good old-fashioned football” Williams speaks of.'
Q&A with Charlie Rogers [5:44 AM]
D and C reports: '’’Yes and no. I mean, I’m happy to be on the East coast and in Buffalo. It’s a great organization with a lot of history, but no way did I expect us to be 5-6 right now. I expected much better. Coming off the bye, we had it rolling and I thought we’d be two games in first place by now. It’s tough when you know that you’re better than what you’re performing.’’'
Bills can stay in race with win over Miami [5:43 AM]
Olean Times Herald reports: 'The Buffalo Bills’ fading playoff hopes are on week-to-week life support.'
Bills are looking to chill the Fish [5:42 AM]
Toronto Sun reports: '"It's all on them," Bills safety Pierson Prioleau told the Buffalo News about today's guests, the Miami Dolphins. "They're in 80-to 85-degree weather, chillin', having fun in the sun. They come up here where it's going to be about 20 degrees with the wind blowing and snow in the air."'
For local networks, picking NFL games can be tricky [5:41 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: '"Because we are a Buffalo must-carry market, we had to carry them regardless," Herwood says. "That was kind of disappointing to ourselves and to our audience."'
Henry balances the Bills' offense [5:40 AM]
Miami Herald reports: 'In three of Miami's four losses, the Dolphins allowed 100 or more yards rushing. In the fourth loss, to the New York Jets, Miami allowed 97 yards rushing.'
Taylor's season to remember [5:39 AM]
Miami Herald reports: 'With 11 sacks in 11 games, he leads the 7-4 Dolphins into a critical game against the 5-6 Buffalo Bills at 1 p.m. today at Ralph Wilson Stadium.'
Taylor family's history becomes part of trial [5:38 AM]
Miami Herald reports: 'Although the issue at hand is whether Anthony Taylor reached for his gun, the underlying question is how did he and his adoptive son, Dolphins defensive end Jason Taylor, get to this point in their relationship?'
Taylor of the tape [5:37 AM]
Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel reports: 'For several weeks, Taylor has been as good as anyone.'
Kelly leaves Dolphins feeling green [5:36 AM]
Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel reports: 'In no time, the Dolphins' 1989 season got off on the wrong foot.'
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