Bills wilt in colossal fashion, lose 28-25 to Dolphins [12:40 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'Who knows what McCoy’s status will be moving forward, and if the Bills don’t have him available, or at least healthy, their three-game gauntlet that starts next week at home against New England, and continues with brutally tough road games at Seattle and Cincinnati becomes all the more daunting.'
Bills were beaten on both sides up front [12:39 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'The Buffalo offensive line was manhandled by a Miami line that included Ndamukong Suh, Cameron Wake, and Bills castoff Mario Williams. The league’s No. 1 running team managed just 67 yards, and from the looks of things, it might not have mattered if LeSean McCoy was completely healthy because there was nowhere to run.'
Dolphins 28, Bills 25: Quarter by quarter recap [12:38 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'It seemed like the game changed right there, but incredibly, the Goodwin TD had the opposite effect it should have on the Bills. That play seemed to wake the Dolphins from a game-long slumber, and they drove downfield to an Ajayi touchdown that officially signified that indeed, the momentum had irreversibly switched.'
Report card [12:37 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'This was a massive disappointment on so many levels, but what really struck home with me was how this looked so familiar to what we’ve all witnessed for so long with the Bills. How many times have we been here with this franchise? They get you to a certain point where you start feeling good about the team, and its future, and then they punch you in the gut and lose to a second-class citizen team like Miami. It gets old, it really does. I know it was a road division game, but if you claim to be a playoff contender, you have to win this one, and they didn’t. What’s new?'
Bills vs. Dolphins: LeSean McCoy active for Week 7 despite hamstring injury [12:36 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'Rounding out the Bills' list of inactive players for Week 7 are quarterback Cardale Jones, offensive tackle Seantrel Henderson, center Patrick Lewis and running back Jonathan Williams and offensive tackle Michael Ola.'
Buffalo Bills WR Robert Woods out for game versus Miami Dolphins, says Schefter [12:35 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that Robert Woods would miss today's Week 7 matchup with the Miami Dolphins.'
Buffalo loses more than game in 28-25 loss to Dolphins [12:34 AM]
Batavia Daily News reports: 'In the backfield, news might be even worse for the Bills. LeSean McCoy (8 carries, 11 yards) tried to play through a hamstring injury he sustained on Wednesday during practice. Following half, the Bills announced McCoy was pulled from the game for re-aggravating the injury.'
Buffalo Bills Week 7 Report Card [12:33 AM]
Auburn Citizen reports: 'If you don't count Mike Gillislee's 20-yard run and Tyrod Taylor's 10-yard touchdown run, the Bills had 20 carries for 37 yards. That's a pathetic effort. There are no excuses for it. Yes, LeSean McCoy is hurt. But Gillislee has shown he can break off big runs. Yet, the Bills coaching staff didn't seem too interested getting him involved in the rushing attack. Gillislee finished with five carries. (McCoy had eight.) '
Jay Ajayi runs for 200-plus yards again as Dolphins bop Bills [12:32 AM]
Toronto Sun reports: 'Usually a Ryan-coached defence makes adjustments to at least diminish any offensive element causing problems, but Ajayi only ran stronger as the game progressed, until suffering a leg-muscle cramp with four minutes remaining. Did Ryan and his coaches change things up enough?'
Landry: I wish I could take back hit that hospitalized Bills’ Williams [12:31 AM]
Miami Herald reports: 'Landry, speaking after the game, was visibly upset about hurting a fellow player. “If I could take that hit back, I would,” Landry said. “The guy has a family to feed and this is his livelihood. You never want to see that with anybody.”'
Richie Incognito launches Andre Branch’s helmet late in Dolphins win [12:30 AM]
Miami Herald reports: '“Reggie [Bush] got in [the end zone], the ball came squirting loose so I went to jump on it and then the next thing you know I’m at the bottom of a pile and everyone was going at it, so I don’t know,” Incognito explained. “I was at the bottom.”'
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.”'
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