Ajayi rushes for 214 yards to help Miami beat Bills 28-25 [12:29 AM]
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.'
Dirty hit? Block by Landry injures Bills' Williams [12:28 AM]
AP reports: '"I apologized," Landry said. "I just told him to get better. You never want to see that happen to anybody. ... If I could take that hit back, I would. It's a guy's livelihood."'
Ajayi's epic performance pushes Dolphins past Bills [12:27 AM]
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.'
Bills left questioning toughness after loss [12:26 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: '"They out-toughed us," Bills starting right tackle Jordan Mills said. "I wouldn't say it was a surprise, but we didn't expect it."'
Aaron Williams leaves with head/neck injury; LeSean McCoy re-injures hamstring [12:25 AM]
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.'
Final: Bills stumble, lose to Dolphins 28-25 [12:24 AM]
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.'
Bills-Dolphins: Arrow Up/Arrow Down [12:23 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'The source of pride for Rex Ryan and his coaching staff took a direct hit. Miami manhandled them at all levels. Jay Ajayi ran for 214 yards. As a team, the Dolphins piled up 256 on the ground and 454 overall. They ran for 6.1 yards per carry. The numbers weren't deceiving. The play was as bad as the stats indicate.'
Bills struggle in 28-25 loss to Miami [12:22 AM]
WKBW-TV reports: 'The Dolphins' Jay Ajayi ran for 214 yards, becoming the second play in NFL history to have back-to-back games with 200 yards rushing or more.'
7 observations from Bills - Dolphins (10/23/16) [12:21 AM]
WKBW-TV reports: 'The Bills not only activated him, but they decided to ride him all through the first half and early on in the third quarter. The Bills weren’t treating him as a man that just suffered a hamstring injury, they were operating — almost stubbornly at times — as if McCoy was his normal self and nothing had happened earlier in the week.'
Mounting injuries, porous defense sack Bills win-streak [12:20 AM]
WROC-TV reports: 'So, now the complexion of the Bills season has changed a bit. This game was another measuring stick. Had they been able to get out of South Beach with a victory, they would have been sitting pretty. It very well may take 10 wins to secure a wildcard. Sunday’s loss drops them to 1-3 in conference games, which comes into play when invoking tiebreakers.'
Miami Runs All Over Buffalo 28-25 [12:19 AM]
Bills Daily reports: 'I guess they read their press clippings during the week. They were due for a typical Bills clunker and got it in this game. They were dominated throughout on both sides of the line of scrimmage as Miami's OL and DL controlled the football game. It is shocking to think the Bills actually had an 11 point lead in the second half of this game. Everyone has been waiting for Taylor to have a big fourth quarter game winning drive, he had that chance and went three and out. Truly depressing effort and depressing loss against a team that is very beatable.'
Both Sides Of Line Dominated In Loss [12:18 AM]
Bills Daily reports: 'Grade F: Tough division loss will hurt their playoff chances.'
Bills fall late to Dolphins to end win streak [12:17 AM]
BuffaloBills.com 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.'
McCoy hopeful for next Sunday after leaving game early at Miami [12:16 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“I felt fine. Every day step by step I slowly progressed and things calmed down. It was a day to day decision,” McCoy explained of the process leading up to Sunday. “I felt great going into my cuts, warming up, running, cutting, I felt good. That was the only reason I would play if I was 100 percent.”'
What they're saying: Bills-Dolphins postgame comments [12:15 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“Obviously we got out-played, we got out-coached, we got out-everything-ed. They were a more physical team today, there’s no doubt about that. They controlled the game and that’s why they won the game.”'
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.”'
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.'
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.'
Bills Today: Lawson could make pass rush a three-headed monster [8:44 AM]
BuffaloBills.com 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.”'
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.'
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."'
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.'
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.'
Buffalo Bills vs. Miami Dolphins: Preview, predictions [12:13 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'Bills 23, Dolphins 16.'
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.'
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."'
Buffalo Bills' team flight delayed to Miami due to mechanical issue with airplane [12:10 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'As mentioned by the Bills' PR staff, Buffalo will arrive in Miami early on Saturday night. The delayed flight should have no bearing on tomorrow's matchup.'
How hitting QB Tannehill pays off for Dolphins foes, and more [12:09 AM]
Toronto Sun reports: 'In each of his five seasons Tannehill has thrown more touchdown passes in the second half compared to the first. In total, 54 TDs and 30 interceptions after halftime, compared to 39 and 31 before.'
Bills own the Dolphins now like the Dolphins owned the Bills in the 1970s [12:08 AM]
Miami Herald reports: 'Because the Bills-Dolphins drama of today has about as much in common with its 1970s predecessor as a Bugatti has with a Ford LTD.'
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