Buffalo feeling warm [5:17 AM]
Palm Beach Post reports: '"There's definite signs of life here," receiver Eric Moulds said. "It's a great win. Morale is up. It gives us a final push. It gives us optimism knowing we can play with the big guys and get on a winning streak again."'
Bledsoe rallies Buffalo to 38-21 victory in snow [5:16 AM]
Florida Today reports: 'The Dolphins, who turned the ball over six times in a 23-10 loss to the Bills on Oct. 20, committed three turnovers Sunday, which Buffalo converted into 21 points.'
Bills spoil Williams' day [5:15 AM]
Florida Today reports: '"What a waste," Fiedler said, shaking his head.'
Wannstedt stands firm on play that resulted in fumble [5:14 AM]
Florida Today reports: 'The coach said the decision to go for it on fourth down rather than punting was his alone. "When you're on the road, you're going to have to score points against Buffalo," Wannstedt said. "Drew is going to score points. You can just feel it out there. We're at the (36)-yard line at fourth-and-4. You've got to try to get some points out of that thing. "The worst scenario is to get sacked and fumble the ball and lose (33) yards."'
Bledsoe has the gift [5:14 AM]
Boston Globe reports: '''We need to keep winning. That's the bottom line,'' said Bledsoe (15 for 27, 306 yards). ''We're going to enjoy this one because it's a big win for us ... but the bottom line is if we want to get into this race at the end of the season we need to keep winning.'''
Patriots able to spy enemies [5:13 AM]
Boston Globe reports: 'Both the Patriots and Dolphins control their destinies.'
Drew in Pats' picture [5:12 AM]
Boston Herald reports: 'The Patriots woke up yesterday morning as big Drew Bledsoe fans. By nightfall, the Pats were back to scheming and plotting against their former franchise quarterback.'
Dolphins Hit by Snow, and Blizzard of Errors [5:11 AM]
New York Times reports: 'Then came the bizarre part. After the game the Dolphins, despite losing, were talking trash.'
Family mourns slain football star [5:10 AM]
Cherry Hill Courier Post reports: 'Covington, an All-South Jersey sports star at Overbrook High School, played for the Buffalo Bills after being drafted in 1995 until he was sidelined with a career-ending knee injury during a noncontact practice in 1998.'
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.'
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