Thomas can't play, but he can visit pals [7:10 AM]
Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel reports: 'Thomas said he visited with Bills owner Ralph Wilson, which is significant because there was some bad blood when Thomas was released after last season. Wilson apologized to Thomas earlier this year.'
Grading the Dolphins [7:09 AM]
Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel reports: 'It was a great effort that produced a winning result.'
Miami (10-3) controls AFC as Fiedler returns [7:08 AM]
Palm Beach Post reports: 'In recent years, the Dolphins have had few December days like Sunday when they hammered the Buffalo Bills 33-6, matching their largest margin of victory in upstate New York.'
Defense enjoys a head-turning day [7:07 AM]
Palm Beach Post reports: '"I thought our defense probably played about as good as we can play," Dolphins coach Dave Wannstedt said. "We came up with six sacks. We forced some turnovers."'
If you don't succeed (J.J.), try successor [7:06 AM]
Palm Beach Post reports: 'What's happening now is that the Dolphins -- in the wake of their 33-6 victory Sunday afternoon on the road against Buffalo -- are an NFL sensation. What happened during Johnson's tenure, mostly, was disappointment.'
Thurman enjoys reunions [7:05 AM]
Palm Beach Post reports: '"When I retire, I want it to be as a Buffalo Bill, but right now I'm a Miami Dolphin."'
Report: Dolphins players 'mistrust' policies [7:05 AM]
Palm Beach Post reports: 'According to the report, headlined "Do Dolphins gain from players' pain?" more than 10 current Dolphins and several current players said the club did not tell players the full extent of their injuries and risked their careers by pressuring them to play too early.'
Dolphins vs. Bills: Inside The Game [7:04 AM]
Palm Beach Post reports: 'It was obvious to most fans that quarterback Rob Johnson was having very little success Sunday against the Dolphins, but Bills coach Wade Phillips didn't go with backup Doug Flutie until 2:12 left in the third quarter and Buffalo trailing 30-0.'
Bromell, Gamble prove depth [7:03 AM]
Palm Beach Post reports: 'Defensive end Lorenzo Bromell and safety Trent Gamble entered Sunday's game with five tackles...But in Sunday's 33-6 win against Buffalo, both played bigger roles than expected.'
Dolphins take ball, jam it [7:02 AM]
Orlando Sentinel reports: 'This was a Dolphins team that smelled blood: Some of the Bills` best run-stoppers were out with injuries, including linebacker Sam Cowart, the NFL`s leading tackler.'
Sad-Sack Showing From Buffalo QBs [7:01 AM]
New York Daily News reports: 'A team with two quarterbacks usually is a team with none.'
Fish leave Bills in the cold [7:00 AM]
New York Post reports: '"This was such a huge win for us in so many ways."'
Bills near kissing season goodbye [6:59 AM]
Albany Times Union reports: 'Because the Bills are so bad off in tiebreakers (2-4 in the AFC East, 5-4 in the AFC), for them to have any chance, they would have to win all three of their games and the Jets, Ravens and Broncos would need to lose all three of their remaining games.'
Dolphins break ice in Buffalo [6:58 AM]
USA Today reports: 'My unconfirmed hunch: The Dolphins would've been on the doorstep of their first division title in six years a lot sooner had Dan Marino and Jimmy Johnson purged themselves earlier.'
That championship feel [6:57 AM]
Fox Sports reports: 'Rarely have the people of Western New York ever seen a team dominate their hometown heroes in their own building since, well, since the last time the Dolphins won here.'
Roasted [5:08 PM]
Fox Sports reports: 'Better yet for the Dolphins they were totally prepared to play. The Bills could hardly say the same.'
Dolphins 33, Bills 6 [5:04 PM]
AP reports: '"I can't remember anything worse being down what, 27 or 24 at halftime? No, I can't remember anything worse," Bills linebacker John Holecek said. "Offensively and defensively, it was all a miserable effort by us."'
Dolphins 33, Bills 6 [5:03 PM]
Sportsticker reports: 'It was not going to make a difference who started at quarterback for the Buffalo Bills.'
Banged-up Bills test their depth against Dolphins [9:24 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'If ever there was a game in which the Buffalo Bills could use a boost from their famous circle-the-wagons mentality, today is it.'
Calming influence [9:22 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"With Ted as the coordinator, he's the type of guy who's very into his players," strong safety Henry Jones said. "He exudes confidence. Hopefully he can pass that along to the players who get in there.'
Defense gives Dolphins luxury of pounding on wounded Bills [9:21 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The Bills are too banged up. . . . Miami, 17-16.'
Dolphins hope to feast on battered, bruised Bills' 'D' [8:10 AM]
Olean Times Herald reports: 'The Bills' injury situation is so pronounced head coach Wade Phillips got his squad together for a Rah-Rah session after Wednesday's practice.'
Hobbled Bills cannot afford any self-pity [7:13 AM]
D and C reports: 'Diving into the deep end today are linebackers Jay Foreman and Corey Moore (for the injured Sam Cowart and Sam Rogers) and defensive backs Donovan Greer and Travares Tillman (for Antoine Winfield and Keion Carpenter).'
Injuries test a team's depth [7:12 AM]
D and C reports: 'Healthy is not a word used much these days to describe the Bills. Bruised, battered, decimated -- yes. Healthy -- no.'
Buffalo offense needs to break loose [7:11 AM]
D and C reports: '"We realize we have to play our best game for ourselves and the team," said quarterback Rob Johnson, whose injury du jour is sore ribs. "But we don't feel we have to force things or create things that aren't there and end up playing worse."'
Bills schedule next season will be easier without Rams [7:10 AM]
D and C reports: 'Buffalo will be the only AFC East team not to play the potent St. Louis Rams.'
Bills scouting report [7:09 AM]
D and C reports: 'Bills can win if ... Their play mirrors their situation -- do-or-die. This is a must win, the Bills are at home and, despite their injuries, they should put forth a huge effort.'
Bills, not chills, the concern [7:08 AM]
Toronto Sun reports: 'Buffalo, somehow, must make do without the NFL's leading tackler, linebacker Sam Cowart, who injured his ankle against the Tampa Bay Bucs last weekend. Another linebacker, Sam Rogers, is out with a groin injury as is safety Keion Carpenter (ankle) and cornerback Antoine Winfield, who recently had shoulder surgery.'
Do Dolphins gain from players' pain? [7:06 AM]
Miami Herald reports: 'More than 10 current Dolphins and several former Dolphins accuse the team of not telling players about the full extent of their injuries and risking careers by pressuring players to return before they're ready.'
Secondary among NFL's elite [7:05 AM]
Miami Herald reports: 'The Dolphins have allowed only nine pass plays of 30 yards or longer this season -- the longest a 42-yarder.'
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