Special teams go nowhere fast [9:01 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'With only four games left in the regular season, the Buffalo Bills' beleaguered special teams are showing no signs of crawling out of the mire in the NFL statistical rankings.'
Talley, Warlick to be honored on field [9:00 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The Buffalo Bills will present former standouts Darryl Talley and Ernie Warlick with the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Distinguished Service Award in an on-field ceremony prior to Sunday's 1 p.m. game against the Miami Dolphins.'
Wannstedt builds team to be weather-proof [7:40 AM]
Miami Herald reports: 'Or as Wannstedt said Monday when asked if he had checked the forecast: "No, but it's December in Buffalo, 20 degrees, right? Whatever. It will be a good challenge for us."'
No reprieve [7:38 AM]
Miami Herald reports: 'The Dolphins are 0-5 in Buffalo in games played after Thanksgiving.'
Dolphins won't take playoffs for granted [7:37 AM]
Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel reports: 'When Dolphins coach Dave Wannstedt says a 9-3 record doesn't guarantee a playoff spot, he isn't seeking extra motivation for his team entering Sunday's game at Buffalo. He's speaking from experience.'
Safety goes from I.C.U. to Dolphins [7:36 AM]
Palm Beach Post reports: 'The Dolphins have signed Kevin Williams -- no, not the former University of Miami receiver, but the ex-Jets safety who survived a life-threatening bacterial infection last year.'
Special Teams Keep Giving It Away [10:10 PM]
Buffalo Post reports: 'With just under six minutes left in the fourth quarter of Tampa Bay's 31-17 win over Buffalo on Sunday, the Bills' nightmare recurred when Karl Williams exposed their punt team with a 73-yard runback. The score, which came after a 57-yard Chris Mohr punt, gave the Bucs a 24-14 lead with 5:34 remaining, consigning Buffalo's comeback hopes to "Please, Lord" status.'
Playoff Hopes Injured In Tampa Train Wreck [10:09 PM]
Buffalo Post reports: 'When Buffalo’s already-battered defense lost three more defensive starters during a31-17 loss to Tampa Bay, the Bills’ playoff hopes were also finished Sunday with a noticeable limp.'
Inept special teams unit costing Bills [8:12 PM]
AP reports: 'Inexperienced to begin with, and now suddenly injury-riddled, the Bills punt and kick return squads rank at the bottom of the NFL's 31 teams, and their punt coverage unit is 21st overall.'
Safety Greg Jeffries on injured reserve, Kevin Williams signed [8:10 PM]
AP reports: 'The Miami Dolphins put backup safety Greg Jeffries on injured reserve Tuesday after he underwent surgery on his left knee. The team signed former Jets safety Kevin Williams to replace him.'
Dolphins sign S Kevin Williams [8:09 PM]
Sportsticker reports: 'The Miami Dolphins today made a move to add depth in their secondary, signing safety Kevin Williams.'
Cowart will miss five weeks [9:00 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"It's not the way I wanted it to come to an end," said Cowart, who leads the NFL in tackles and was on pace to obliterate the Bills' season-season record. "Injuries are part of the game. Anytime that uniform goes on, you're taking a risk."'
Depth will be put to the test this week [8:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The Bills on Sunday lost three key defensive players who had combined to record 305 tackles, 10 1/2 sacks and eight interceptions this year.'
Cowart, Phillips cry foul over Middleton's block [7:39 AM]
St. Petersburg Times reports: 'Bucs coach Tony Dungy said the tackle was not illegal but an unfortunate dose of bad luck.'
Hurting defense needs a rest [5:04 AM]
D and C reports: 'Their 31-17 loss may have doomed their chances of competing for a playoff berth the final four games of the regular season, thanks to an unprecedented rash of injuries to their No. 5-ranked defense.'
Gritty Bills won't quit on season [5:03 AM]
D and C reports: '"The season doesn't end today," Irvin said about as often as Rob Johnson gets sacked. "We still have to play four football games and everybody on this team believes in everybody who's on the field. We are a very sound football team."'
Block on Cowart upsets Bills [5:02 AM]
D and C reports: 'The Buffalo Bills yesterday called the blindside block by Tampa Bay Buccaneers' guard Frank Middleton that put star linebacker Sam Cowart out for the rest of the regular season "unethical."'
Injury puts Buffalo's Cowart on sideline [4:55 AM]
Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel reports: 'Buffalo's leading tackler, who had three sacks in the first half, is out of Sunday's game against the Dolphins with a high ankle sprain and probably won't play again this season unless the Bills make the playoffs.'
Miami braces for chilly reception in Buffalo [8:28 PM]
AP reports: 'For the Miami Dolphins, the weekend forecast is ominous: temperatures in the 20s with a chance of defeat.'
Cowart sidelined after 'unethical' hit [8:27 PM]
AP reports: '"For you to be beside him and just go after his knee is unethical," Bills coach Wade Phillips said Monday. "I think it was uncalled for."'
Buffalo's Special Teams Find Ways To Botch The Game, Again [1:20 PM]
Jamestown Post Journal reports: 'Not even the often-heroic efforts of the depleted defense could compensate for Ronnie Jones' boys. Plain and simple, they stunk. Again. Frankly, it's getting old.'
Bucs lay waste to Bills [9:01 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'And it was a game in which two or three disastrous plays foiled an otherwise valiant performance by the majority of the Bills' players.'
Defense devastated by injuries [9:00 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'If you thought the Buffalo Bills had a young defense before, wait until you get a load of what's in store for the rest of the season.'
Special teams disaster crushes Bills' hopes [8:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'They lost a game by 14 points that they should have won.'
Offensive line has hands full with Sapp and Co. [8:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'It was bad, but it could have been much worse. That would be the best way to describe the performance of the Buffalo Bills' offensive line in Sunday's 31-17 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.'
Monday billboard [8:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Miami comes to our winter wonderland next Sunday. If the Bills hope to maintain any chance for the playoffs they can't afford to lose.'
Bashed Bills are sore after beating by Bucs [6:14 AM]
D and C reports: 'What no one could foresee was the devastating nature of the loss as sloppy mistakes made the Bills look like anything but a playoff contender, and a rash of major injuries that they incurred along the way may eliminate that contender label altogether.'
Bills defense receives a huge hit [6:13 AM]
D and C reports: 'All season long, Bills linebacker Sam Cowart has been building a case to play in the Pro Bowl. Unfortunately for the best player on the Buffalo defense and one of the best defenders in the NFL, the Pro Bowl may be the next game he plays.'
Buffalo loses more than just three starters [6:12 AM]
D and C reports: 'Maybe it is paranoia, but I'm searching for any explanation as to why the Bills squandered a good opportunity to win another critical road game in the heat of a playoff drive.'
Coaches' mistakes painful [6:11 AM]
D and C reports: 'In what was the dumbest move in a day filled with dumb coaching moves, the Bills decided to try an onside kick with 2:32 left in the game. They were trailing just 24-17 and they had all three timeouts plus the two-minute warning.'
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