5 things to watch in Bills - Dolphins [1:32 PM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Prediction: Dolphins over Bills.'
Five Keys To The Bills Game [1:30 PM]
MiamiDolphins.com reports: 'The Dolphins are simply a better football team now then they were earlier in the season and they should be able to take care of business without any late-game heroics.'
McKelvin a corner reformed [1:29 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“As we all know, in previous years of me being here I just had the problems as far as like going up to get the ball and losing those down field battles as far as going to get the ball and things like that,” McKelvin said.'
Bills’ McKelvin turns a corner with finest season [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“He has re-established himself this year,” said Bills defensive backs coach Donnie Henderson. “Although he doesn’t have any interceptions, if you go look at the stats, the guys that have been targeted that he’s covering, they might catch one or two a game.”'
Hall of Famer says Bills fans should cut Manuel slack [1:58 AM]
Toronto Sun reports: '"There are so many things a young quarterback has to learn, and there's only one way to do it -- by being out there," Kelly said. "You can't learn by standing on the sidelines and just staring."'
Saturday's Miami Coverage [1:57 AM]
Miami Dolphins kicker Caleb Sturgis eager to show he was the right choice (Miami Herald)
Sunday: Miami Dolphins (8-6) at Buffalo Bills (5-9) (South Florida Sun Sentinel)
Who has the edge? Miami Dolphins at Buffalo Bills (South Florida Sun Sentinel)
Stumble recovery (Palm Beach Post)
Surprising heroes have rich history with Miami Dolphins (Palm Beach Post)
Miami Dolphins might have to deal with rain — not snow — at Buffalo on Sunday (Palm Beach Post)
The Dolphins are prepared to face multiple enemies (El Nuevo Herald)
Dolphins' Grimes, Carroll probable against Bills (AP)
Dolphins on verge of playoffs despite scandal (AP)
Ryan Tannehill’s hot December (MiamiDolphins.com)
Brenner Finding A Home On The O-Line (MiamiDolphins.com)
Buffalo Weather Not A Big Concern; Other Notes (MiamiDolphins.com)
Dolphins-Bills Friday Injury Update (MiamiDolphins.com)
Bills S Aaron Williams ruled out vs. Dolphins [1:56 AM]
AP reports: 'Williams was hurt in Buffalo's win Sunday over the Jacksonville Jaguars and did not practice all week. Veteran Jim Leonhard is expected to start in his place. Williams has been a pleasant surprise for the Bills this season ever since making the switch from cornerback to safety. He is second on the team in tackles with 82 and has four interceptions.'
Curses? Bills playoff drought reaches 14 seasons [1:55 AM]
AP reports: 'Since 2000, Buffalo is on its sixth head coach (Doug Marrone), sixth general manager (Doug Whaley), and had 11 quarterbacks start at least one game.'
Bills next stop on Dolphins' quest for playoffs [1:54 AM]
AP reports: 'Aside from the opportunity to win two straight for the first time since Weeks 2-3 of last season, Buffalo can put a dent in the Dolphins' playoff aspirations. "If we can't be in, we don't want them to be in," center Eric Wood said. "There's a lot of positive things that could come out of winning this week. We're going to go out swinging."'
Bills' WR Johnson out for Sunday [1:53 AM]
The Sports Network reports: 'Johnson has not practiced all week following the unexpected death of his mother, and he will not be with the team this weekend.'
Bills' Stevie Johnson, Aaron Williams both ruled out [1:52 AM]
WGR-AM reports: '"Aaron WIlliams loves football," Marrone said after practice. "For that kid to be hurting… he has, I don't know if anyone has had that injury. I have. It's probably one of the most painful."'
Multiple Manuel injuries don’t spell doom [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“I’m reluctant to make anything of it, other than it’s some bad luck for him. I think it’s too early to tag him ‘injury prone.’ I’m sure that it’s understandably going to be a question when you have that many injuries this close together, but it may just be that that’s this year and he does fine going forward.”'
Bills can’t avoid blackout in final home game of the season [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“I know this: the fans that are there, we need ’em. We have played much better at home,” Bills coach Doug Marrone said. “I’d like to think it’s because of the coaching and all the other things, but never lose sight that the fans have done an outstanding job and have been part of the reason why we have played better there.”'
Buffalo Bills get big boost on D from Alan Branch [1:57 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'Branch has exactly zero sacks. But part of the reason why Williams has 12, defensive tackles Kyle Williams and Marcell Dareus have each reached new career highs with 8.5 and 7.5, respectively, and linebacker Jerry Hughes has more than twice as many sacks (9) in his first year with the Bills than he did in three years with the Colts (4), is Branch’s play.'
Friday's Miami Coverage [1:56 AM]
Miami Dolphins’ Tyson Clabo gets second chance at Bills (Miami Herald)
Miami Dolphins can make a playoff run (Miami Herald)
Will Dolphins' Jeff Ireland ever get props he deserves? (South Florida Sun Sentinel)
Spike in output has Miami Dolphins' Mike Wallace finally feeling productive (Palm Beach Post)
Versatility Has Become Thigpen’s Calling Card (MiamiDolphins.com)
Shula A Big Fan Of Philbin; Other Notes (MiamiDolphins.com)
Dolphins Make Roster Moves (MiamiDolphins.com)
Dolphins' To-Do List Against The Bills (MiamiDolphins.com)
Dolphins-Bills Thursday Injury Update (MiamiDolphins.com)
Bills 1st blackout of season vs Dolphins [1:54 AM]
AP reports: 'As of Wednesday, the Bills had 16,000 tickets available.'
Miami (8-6) at Buffalo (5-9) [1:53 AM]
The Sports Network reports: 'Dolphins 20, Bills 7.'
Game Scout: Dolphins at Bills [1:52 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: 'Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill has not suffered a multi-interception game since Week 8 and as thrown eight touchdowns during the team's three-game winning streak. He's playing controlled football and picking his spots, and Miami takes just enough advantage of Buffalo's over-aggressive run defense.'
Bills proceed Thursday with Lewis at the controls [1:51 AM]
WGR-AM reports: '"The game is a chess match, even if they’re in a defense that counters this play, I can get us in the right situation now, where I couldn’t have done that the first game being my second start and things like that," he said. "The playbook still was open, but just missing little things."'
Bills' Williams sits out 2nd straight practice [1:50 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Despite another day of practice time missed, head coach Doug Marrone didn't become more pessimistic at the safety's chances to play.'
Dolphins Scouting Report - Week 15 [1:49 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Buffalo was able to pull out a tight road win over Miami back in Week 7 in part because they were able to handily win the third down conversion battle. The Bills with Thad Lewis at quarterback converted a season-high 47.4 percent of their third downs (9-19). Meanwhile Buffalo’s defense held the Dolphins to just a 23 percent conversion rate on third down opportunities (3-13).'
Broadcast information: Dolphins at Bills [1:48 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Spero Dedes (play by play), Steve Beuerlein (analyst)'
Bills-Dolphins game to be blacked out [1:47 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'As part of the Salute to High School Football, the Buffalo Bills will honor the 11 recipients of the Buffalo Bills/New York National Guard High School Coach of the Week Award at midfield prior to kickoff, including the announcement of the 2013 Buffalo Bills/New York National Guard High School Coach of the Year. Each winning coach received $2,000 for his football program from the Buffalo Bills Youth Foundation and the New York National Guard, with the Coach of the Year receiving $4,000.'
Dolphins Game Preview [1:46 AM]
Bills Daily reports: 'Dolphins 27, Bills 17.'
Manuel’s injury sends Bills back to Plan B at QB [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“Tell me about it,” Manuel said. “When it happened in the game I just kind of said to myself, ‘Is this really happening again?’ I just taped it up and kept playing. Obviously … after that happens it’s going to get stiff and sore on you.”'
EJ’s latest twist of fate raises big-league concerns [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Fans have every right to be concerned. Many were dubious about Manuel to begin with. They’re looking for reasons to believe in the guy. The win in Jacksonville was a good sign, but people wanted to see him lead the Bills to their first back-to-back wins of a disappointing season.'
Johnson likely unavailable after mom’s death [1:57 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“He’s a brother to us,” said receiver T.J. Graham. “He’s a leader in our room. Any time it affects one of us, it affects all of us. Our hearts go out to him. We communicate with him all the time. There’s not much you can say, but he knows we have his back.”'
EJ Manuel to miss Dolphins game [1:56 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: '“Obviously, people are going to think that and write that,” Marrone said of quarterback EJ Manuel. “I totally understand that. But from my personal opinion, he’s not injury-prone.”'
TV blackouts still unfair to Buffalo Bills fans [1:55 AM]
Auburn Citizen reports: 'The handwriting is on the wall, times have changed and the NFL needs to show they care about Bills fans as much as their profit margins.'
Bills QB E.J. Manuel out vs. Miami Dolphins [1:54 AM]
Miami Herald reports: '“Everybody needs a little luck sometimes,” Dolphins cornerback Brent Grimes said. “Nobody in this [league] can say they got no lucky breaks. Some people get more bad breaks than good ones. Sometimes you get a lucky break at the right time.” Said offensive tackle Tyson Clabo: “How’s it go? You’d rather be lucky than good? If it takes a little bit of luck to win a football game, I'll take it.”'
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