Bills fail to “squish the fish” [1:49 PM] Olean Times Herald reports:
'For three periods, you wondered how the Miami Dolphins had won six games. For the last quarter, you wondered how the Buffalo Bills had won even one.'
Rivalry is still there [1:49 PM] Olean Times Herald reports:
'Quarterback Jay Fiedler sounded shocked at the way the Bills decided to defend Miami in the fourth quarter with a 21-10 lead. "They were giving us chances, playing a lot of man-to-man defenses, they were playing hard inside on Chris (Chambers) and our wideouts and giving us the deep throws for (the Miami receivers) to go up and make some plays," Fiedler said. "They tried blitzing a couple times, and we were able to catch them in one or two blitzes and made some big plays."'
Bills Notebook [1:47 PM] Olean Times Herald reports:
'Buffalo has now lost a team-record eight straight home games.'
Bills find new way to lose against Miami [1:47 PM] Niagara Falls Reporter reports:
'There was absolutely no way, by any objective measure, that the Buffalo Bills should have, could have, lost to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. And yet they did.'
Moulds puts up numbers after speaking out [9:03 AM] Buffalo News reports:
'The Bills appear so concerned about injured quarterback Rob Johnson, they apparently didn't want him on the sideline for fear he might suffer a freak injury. Johnson spent the game in the coaches' box.'
Monday billboard [9:02 AM] Buffalo News reports:
'"My Bonnie lies over the ocean, my Bonnie lies over the sea and until she hates the Dolphins, she won't live in Buffalo with me."'
5th Down: The rivalry lives [9:01 AM] BuffaloBills.com reports:
Hansen has always been a guy with perspective, someone who could play through any situation and explain it, too. With his Buffalo Bills struggling this season, Hansen has been able to articulate the problems clearly and honestly: It’s a young team. We make mistakes. We need to learn to win. But this time, after a 34-27 loss to the Miami Dolphins, Hansen had no explanation. "I try to come up with a reason or excuse every week," he said, "but this one hurts worse than any."
Bills fall to late Miami rally [8:59 AM] BuffaloBills.com reports:
'The 75th meeting of the Bills and Dolphins proved to be a very memorable game, but unfortunately for Buffalo, a strong upset bid by the Bills was dashed with a 24-point fourth quarter by Miami as the Dolphins took a 34-27 win out of Buffalo.'
Bills-Dolphins post-game quotebook [8:58 AM] BuffaloBills.com reports:
"It is frustrating to play hard and well and not come up with a win. They made some big plays at the end and we didn't make the plays to counter that."
Bills show they can't hold lead [6:10 AM] D and C reports:
'"It's frustrating," Williams said. "The guys played well enough in some situations to win it, but we didn't." "Some" is the operative word here.'
Buffalo Bills report card [6:08 AM] D and C reports:
'The offense was much improved, the defense regressed and special teams looked like Ronnie Jones was still coaching here.'
Bills let Fish off hook [6:08 AM] Toronto Sun reports:
'Instead it was the Bad News Bills who self-destructed in a 34-27 loss that became a snapshot of a miserable 1-9 season.'
Bills coaches show they're overmatched [6:07 AM] Toronto Star reports:
'This is a head coach who declared upon his hiring that his database of potential assistants would allow him to recruit the best coaching staff in football. Hooey!'
Cast changes, but O-line perseveres [6:05 AM] Miami Herald reports:
'Still, the Dolphins managed to survive the loss of perhaps their two best offensive linemen Sunday to rally for a 34-27 win over the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium.'
At last, Eric Moulds bursts forth [6:05 AM] Miami Herald reports:
'Entering the Miami game, he was on pace for 57 catches and 718 yards, far below his totals of 94 receptions and 1,326 yards last season.'
Wannstedt gets needed remedy after tough week [6:03 AM] Miami Herald reports:
'But for a day, the Dolphins held it together and orchestrated an improbable comeback. They fought through the kind of adversity that unnerves even the best.'
Rookie kicker's woes only worsen [6:02 AM] Miami Herald reports:
'Asked if he would cut himself if he were general manager of the Bills, Arians replied: "If I was the GM, probably."'