Strategy and personnel [5:01 AM]
CBS Sportsline reports: 'Coaches often outthink themselves and last Sunday's loss to Tennessee was classic for Buffalo.'
Notes, quotes, anecdotes [5:00 AM]
CBS Sportsline reports: 'It's hard to believe that burly defensive tackles Sam Adams and Pat Williams have as many touchdowns, one, as Pro Bowl WR Eric Moulds.'
Reese's Season Is Over. The Final Home Game Is On TV [8:46 PM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Buffalo has listed Dave Moore and Mike Williams as questionable for Sunday against the Dolphins. Rob Konrad is out for Miami while Tim Bowens and James McKnight are questionable.'
Bills Coach Gregg Williams Previews Miami [8:45 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '"We're disappointed and I would expect that everybody involved with the team will be disappointed because that is what you eventually work for at the end of the year. We're professionals and we have a lot to play for in respect that there are some guys in there that have played very well for the majority of the season. Defensively we still have a lot of pride to finish up as well as we can. In many of the categories, our special teams are playing very well. Some of our offensive guys have made some good turn around. We have an AFC east opponent this week. We finish up with two games in the division and this week a rivalry game. It's a game that our fans and our team enjoy to play every year, especially at the end of the year with the weather conditions."'
Quarterback Drew Bledsoe Previews Miami [8:44 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '"It's been a disappointing season. For me I look back on it and there are a few plays that jump out that could have been difference makers and allowed our record to be different. The make up of our team is such that coming in we thought that we were going be good. The same aerial attack that we had last year just probably wasn't going to happen. From the stand point of playing the way we needed to play to be effective and preventing some of the negative that put us in bad situations, I don't know that I've been as effective in that as I should have been."'
Tops Game Ball Winner: Pat Williams [8:44 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Williams had a career game against the Titans, recording nine tackles in addition to scoring his first career touchdown on a 28-yard fumble recovery in the third quarter to give the Bills a 17-6 lead.'
Bills' Reese out for year [2:55 PM]
The Sports Network reports: 'Reese, who started nine of the last 10 games, suffered the injury in Sunday's 28-26 loss to Tennessee. He was running to make a tackle when he felt something pop in his calf. Reese was helped off the field and did not return.'
This Week's Game [1:21 PM]
MiamiDolphins.com reports: 'The Dolphins enter the game having dropped each of their past four December games overall, and their past five on the road in the season’s final month.'
The series [1:20 PM]
MiamiDolphins.com reports: 'The Dolphins hold a 21-16 advantage in games decided in Buffalo, including a 17-13 mark at Ralph Wilson Stadium.'
Series notes [1:19 PM]
MiamiDolphins.com reports: 'In the last 13 games of this series, including playoffs, the winner has outscored the loser by a 125-47 margin in the fourth quarter.'
Dolphins-Bills connections [1:18 PM]
MiamiDolphins.com reports: 'Joel Collier was born in Buffalo. His father Joe served as the Bills head coach from 1966-68.'
Bills place Reese on IR; sign OT Robertson [1:11 PM]
AP reports: 'The Bills filled Reese's spot on the roster by signing offensive tackle Bernard Robertson. Chicago's fifth-round pick in the 2001 draft, Robertson played 17 games and started five with the Bears before being released before the season.'
Parking Lot Reminder For Fans [1:06 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'The Bills would like to remind fans that the parking lots for all home games open four hours prior to kickoff. For this Sunday’s game vs. the Dolphins, kickoff is at 1:00 PM and lots will open at 9:00 AM.'
Bills-Dolphins Game Sold Out [1:05 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'The Bills-Dolphins game this Sunday at Ralph Wilson Stadium is sold out and will be televised locally.'
Bills cap sold-out home season [1:04 PM]
Business First of Buffalo reports: 'For just the third time in franchise history the Buffalo Bills have sold out all eight regular season home games in time to have the game televised locally.'
Bills Add Robertson; Place Reese On I.R. [11:47 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'The Bills today announced that the team has signed offensive tackle Bernard Robertson and placed safety Izell Reese on Injured Reserve with a calf injury.'
Bills on standby for ticket to Hawaii [8:55 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The Buffalo Bills have numerous candidates for the Pro Bowl, but will their poor record hurt some of the player's chances?'
The Dolphins Wilt Again in the Heat of December [7:34 AM]
New York Times reports: 'One South Florida newspaper — The Sun-Sentinel — has even polled readers to identify which coach should replace Wannstedt: Tom Coughlin, Dennis Green, Nick Saban or Bob Stoops. Stoops, the Oklahoma coach, was the early front-runner.'
AFC East went south, and Patriots benefited [7:17 AM]
Boston Globe reports: 'The Bills never made up for the loss of Peerless Price, and though Donahoe's decision to draft running back Willis McGahee (who may play this week for the first time) may pay off down the road, it didn't do a thing for the Bills this season. The Bills' offensive line, which needed maximum protection of Bledsoe, fell far short. And the backs and tight ends didn't do a very good job picking up blitzes.'
Wannstedt wants focus on games -- not himself [5:30 AM]
Miami Herald reports: 'A source who has recently spoken to former Minnesota coach Dennis Green and current LSU coach Nick Saban said Tuesday that in conversations about the vacancy in Atlanta, both men indicated they might be more interested in coaching ``a little further south.'''
Dolphins are left broken, beaten [5:29 AM]
Miami Herald reports: 'He ran a trembling hand over his face. He had his own blood soaking through his dress clothes. ''We can't say otherwise,'' he said. ``We're not a good team.'''
Dolphins coaching job would be attractive one [5:28 AM]
Miami Herald reports: 'Word is already trickling through the NFL that the Dolphins are discussing different scenarios about what to do.'
Konrad likely out for Bills [5:27 AM]
Miami Herald reports: 'Ricky Williams missed some downs while nursing a sore shoulder but indicated he was fine after the game. Jason Taylor twisted his right ankle but is OK, and Brock Marion (eye) and Olindo Mare (ankle) are also fine.'
Winning final two games may not be enough for Dolphins [5:26 AM]
Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel reports: 'Wannstedt said he met with Huizenga following the game Monday night but wouldn't divulge what the owner said. Their conversation came after the Eagles sliced through a defense Wannstedt helped build as the foundation of the team.'
Bad vibes spilling over to younger Dolphins [5:25 AM]
Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel reports: 'This team has always seemed to be talking itself into its own greatness, rather than really believing it. But the loss of faith was even clearer in the postgame locker room than it has been all along. The vibe wasn't desperation. It was resignation.'
Konrad suffers Grade II concussion against Eagles, doubtful vs. Bills [5:24 AM]
Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel reports: 'Konrad appears to be the only Dolphin who could miss the Bills game because of injury.'
For Wannstedt and Miami, the destination looks bleak [5:23 AM]
Palm Beach Post reports: 'Wannstedt, 81-82 as a head coach, appears almost resigned to his fate.'
Hard to express pain as season slips away [5:22 AM]
Palm Beach Post reports: 'The Dolphins have sunk three-quarters of their payroll into defense and for what kind of return? On Monday, in a game that was bigger than John Madden, the Dolphins tackled poorly and took egregious penalties.'
Konrad (concussion) likely out vs. Buffalo [5:21 AM]
Palm Beach Post reports: 'Fullback Rob Konrad suffered a Grade II concussion in the first quarter of Monday night's 34-27 loss to Philadelphia and is not expected to play Sunday at Buffalo.'
Wannstedt sidesteps talk of losing job [5:20 AM]
Florida Today reports: 'Under the NFL's complicated tie-breaking procedures, the only other way the Dolphins can get in is if they end up in a four-way tie with Tennessee, Denver and Baltimore at 10-6, or a three-way tie with the Titans and Ravens -- provided Denver finishes 9-7.'
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