5th Down: The rivalry lives [9:01 AM] BuffaloBills.com reports:
Hansen has always been a guy with perspective, someone who could play through any situation and explain it, too. With his Buffalo Bills struggling this season, Hansen has been able to articulate the problems clearly and honestly: It’s a young team. We make mistakes. We need to learn to win. But this time, after a 34-27 loss to the Miami Dolphins, Hansen had no explanation. "I try to come up with a reason or excuse every week," he said, "but this one hurts worse than any."
Bills fall to late Miami rally [8:59 AM] BuffaloBills.com reports:
'The 75th meeting of the Bills and Dolphins proved to be a very memorable game, but unfortunately for Buffalo, a strong upset bid by the Bills was dashed with a 24-point fourth quarter by Miami as the Dolphins took a 34-27 win out of Buffalo.'
Bills-Dolphins post-game quotebook [8:58 AM] BuffaloBills.com reports:
"It is frustrating to play hard and well and not come up with a win. They made some big plays at the end and we didn't make the plays to counter that."
Bills show they can't hold lead [6:10 AM] D and C reports:
'"It's frustrating," Williams said. "The guys played well enough in some situations to win it, but we didn't." "Some" is the operative word here.'
Buffalo Bills report card [6:08 AM] D and C reports:
'The offense was much improved, the defense regressed and special teams looked like Ronnie Jones was still coaching here.'
Bills let Fish off hook [6:08 AM] Toronto Sun reports:
'Instead it was the Bad News Bills who self-destructed in a 34-27 loss that became a snapshot of a miserable 1-9 season.'
Bills coaches show they're overmatched [6:07 AM] Toronto Star reports:
'This is a head coach who declared upon his hiring that his database of potential assistants would allow him to recruit the best coaching staff in football. Hooey!'
Cast changes, but O-line perseveres [6:05 AM] Miami Herald reports:
'Still, the Dolphins managed to survive the loss of perhaps their two best offensive linemen Sunday to rally for a 34-27 win over the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium.'
At last, Eric Moulds bursts forth [6:05 AM] Miami Herald reports:
'Entering the Miami game, he was on pace for 57 catches and 718 yards, far below his totals of 94 receptions and 1,326 yards last season.'
Wannstedt gets needed remedy after tough week [6:03 AM] Miami Herald reports:
'But for a day, the Dolphins held it together and orchestrated an improbable comeback. They fought through the kind of adversity that unnerves even the best.'
Rookie kicker's woes only worsen [6:02 AM] Miami Herald reports:
'Asked if he would cut himself if he were general manager of the Bills, Arians replied: "If I was the GM, probably."'
Injuries pile up, but line holds up [5:57 AM] Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel reports:
'It was the patchwork offensive line that gave quarterback Jay Fiedler enough time to throw two touchdown passes to rookie Chris Chambers in the final 4:07 to fuel the come-from-behind victory.'
Fiedler and Co. make big statement [5:57 AM] Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel reports:
'This was a great escape against a decidedly ungreat opponent, but the Dolphins and Jay Fiedler will take it.'
Sunday’s key play [5:56 AM] Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel reports:
'"They came up with some big plays in the end, and we didn't make the big plays to counter that." — coach Gregg Williams'.
Grading the Dolphins [5:55 AM] Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel reports:
'Let's not kid ourselves: The Bills (1-9) are not a particularly good team.'
Formula 4:07: Score 17 [5:53 AM] Palm Beach Post reports:
'On Sunday, Fiedler directed his fourth fourth-quarter comeback of the season, taking the Dolphins from the depths of a devastating loss to the heights of an almost unimaginable 34-27 win against Buffalo at Ralph Wilson Stadium.'
Up and down day for 'D' [5:52 AM] Palm Beach Post reports:
'"We didn't play our best," Thomas said, "but we got the job done."'
Chambers wins notice worldwide [5:51 AM] Palm Beach Post reports:
'His instincts in the fourth quarter caught up to his past few months of instruction, and it turned the game into a footrace that the Bills' secondary had no chance of winning.'
Dixon breaks leg, could be out for season [5:50 AM] Palm Beach Post reports:
'With 46 seconds left in the first quarter, left guard Mark Dixon fractured his right fibula, forcing rookie free agent Troy Andrew into the lineup.'