Dolphins OL might face biggest challenge of season vs. Buffalo [1:45 AM]
South Florida Sun Sentinel reports: 'Buffalo's four-man defensive line might be the best the Dolphins will see all season with Williams (13.0 sacks last season/Pro Bowl berth) and Jerry Hughes (10 sacks) on the ends, and tackles Kyle Williams (10.5 sacks) and Marcell Dareus (7.5 sacks/Pro Bowl berth) in the middle.'
Five reasons I'm picking Dolphins 30, Bills 20 [1:44 AM]
South Florida Sun Sentinel reports: 'The Dolphins showed an effective 5-2 defense against New England - and Buffalo would be the perfect team to use it against. Dolphins defensive coordinator Kevin Coyle should have got more credit for playing to his strenghts (defensive linemen) and away from his weaknesses (linebackers) in the Patriots game. Getting tackles Earl Mitchell, Jared Odrick and Randy Starks in the game together should go a ways toward negating the Bills running game. It also would demand quarterback E.J. Manuel to carry the load and he hasn't shown an ability to do that (though he completed 16 of 22 passes for 173 yards, a touchdown, an interception an 91.7 rating in the opener).'
Friday's Miami Coverage [1:43 AM]
Miami Dolphins secondary bracing for trio of speedy Buffalo Bills receivers (Miami Herald)
If wife can forgive Ray Rice, we can too (Miami Herald)
Former Miami Dolphins offensive line coach Jim Turner hires attorney to challenge claims in bullying report (Miami Herald)
Dolphins OL might face biggest challenge of season vs. Buffalo (South Florida Sun Sentinel)
Randy Starks' impressive consecutive games played streak could be snapped (South Florida Sun Sentinel)
Five reasons I'm picking Dolphins 30, Bills 20 (South Florida Sun Sentinel)
Who has the edge? Miami Dolphins at Buffalo Bills (South Florida Sun Sentinel)
Improved play not surprising to Miami Dolphins offensive line (Palm Beach Post)
Miami Dolphins LB Philip Wheeler says he expects to play Sunday (Palm Beach Post)
Miko Grimes, wife of Miami Dolphins CB Brent Grimes, assesses Game 2 (Palm Beach Post)
Palm Beach Post predictions for Miami Dolphins at Buffalo Bills (Palm Beach Post)
Dolphins O-Line Gets Another Measuring Stick With Bills' Pass Rush (MiamiDolphins.com)
McCain Returns To Practice; Other Notes (MiamiDolphins.com)
Dolphins-Bills Thursday Injury Updates (MiamiDolphins.com)
Moreno Named FedEx Ground Player of the Week (MiamiDolphins.com)
Dolphins Reflect On 13th Anniversary Of 9/11 (MiamiDolphins.com)
Bills fan who fell on man gets community service [1:42 AM]
AP reports: 'He could have received up to a year in jail at his sentencing Thursday evening in Orchard Park Town Court. Instead, the judge imposed community service and a $1,000 fine.'
Dolphins-Bills Preview [1:41 AM]
AP reports: 'Spiller, Jackson and their teammates might have to work a little harder against Miami, which limited New England to 89 rushing yards, its lowest rushing total against the Dolphins in 12 games dating to the 2008 season.'
Dolphins-Bills capsule [1:40 AM]
AP reports: 'Bills swept season series last year for first time since 2007, winning both games with backup QB Thad Lewis starting in place of injured rookie EJ Manuel. Lewis was cut two weeks before start of this season.'
Miami (1-0) at Buffalo (1-0) [1:39 AM]
The Sports Network reports: 'Dolphins 24, Bills 14.'
Wee 2 preview: Dolphins at Bills [1:38 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: 'Buffalo's underrated backfield presents a major challenge for Miami's injury-dinged defense but the Bills' fortunes come down to error-free play from QB EJ Manuel, who must show he won't fold when the Dolphins force quick decisions from the pocket.'
Bills Gameplan: How to Attack the Dolphins [1:37 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'The Bills ran the ball for 193 yards against the Bears. They popped off 5.85 yards per run, 4th best in the NFL after one weekend. The Dolphins allowed 4.45 yards per run last week (18th in NFL) and will most likely now be without ALL THREE starting linebackers against the Bills. Phillip Wheeler and Koa Misi appear to be out, and Dannell Ellerbe was placed on IR, ending his season.'
Upon Further Review: Bills at Bears [1:36 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Despite the solid performance, Manuel also showed some of his negative tendencies from last year. On a first quarter throw, Manuel failed to look up field after his first read and settled for a dump down to fullback Frank Summers. Had he kept his eyes up, he would have noticed a wide open Woods in the same line of vision.'
Lee Smith returns to Bills practice [1:35 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Smith suffered a toe injury on August 23 and hasn’t been able to practice with the Bills since that day. In that time, he has been improving steadily and at least in his mind, is nearing a return.'
Bills 2014 home opener sold out [1:34 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Bills founding owner Ralph C. Wilson, Jr., will be honored in a pregame ceremony. Stadium gates open at 11:30 a.m. and fans are encouraged to get to their seats early. The first 50,000 fans will receive a commemorative “RCW” window cling in the seating areas, mirroring the “RCW” patch worn on the team’s jerseys during the 2014 season in Ralph C. Wilson, Jr.’s honor.'
10 things you may not know about the Bills-Dolphins rivalry [1:33 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Everyone remembers Dolphins LB Bryan Cox’s famous double barrel salute to Bills fans in Orchard Park before a Bills-Dolphins game in 1995 as well as his spitting in the direction of fans who were heckling him. What many don’t remember is after Cox and Bills’ FB Carwell Gardner were both ejected for fighting during the game, there was almost a round two in the tunnel between the two locker rooms.'
Dolphins Game Preview [1:32 AM]
Bills Daily reports: 'Bills 16, Dolphins 14.'
Sale to Pegulas has Bills players seriously pumped [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“It was unreal, just to see the way the people of Western New York supported the sale of the team. Everyone’s happy about it,” he said. “They just can’t believe that it happened, and they’re so excited that the Buffalo Bills will stay in Western New York.”'
Pegulas are in the big time with NFL [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Most fans are so relieved to know the Bills aren’t going anywhere, they don’t care how Kim and Terry go about their business. Pegula could hire clowns and Kardashians to run it and people would nod their approval.'
Gilmore feeling better, could return against Dolphins [1:57 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Buffalo native Corey Graham started in Gilmore’s spot and was a nominee for the AFC’s Defensive Player of the Week after recording an interception and defending three passes. Taking him out of the lineup would not be an easy decision.'
Pegulas’ winning bid makes stadium decision less urgent [1:56 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“The general response I got back was they were focused on the sale. … They didn’t want to put the horse before the cart (so) they have not indicated to me whether they are interested in a new stadium or are fine at the Ralph,’’ the county executive said.'
Bills players want to build off win, good news [1:55 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: '"There was really some relief that 10, 12, 15 years from now, I don't have to tell my kids what a special place this is," Williams said after practice on Wednesday. "I can bring them and let them experience it."'
Bills complete Pegula's rise to NFL's elite [1:54 AM]
Olean Times Herald reports: 'Of the nearly 850 games — regular and post-season — played by the Buffalo Bills in the franchise’s 55-year history, with due respect to that iconic comeback against Houston in the 1992 playoffs, none ultimately will be as important as a date. As in, Sept. 9, 2014.'
5 things we can learn about how Terry Pegula will handle Buffalo Bills based on his time with Sabres [1:53 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: 'Not only did the Buffalo Sabres spend big in free agency during Pegula's first offseason as owner, but he has shown a willingness to spend his money to upgrade the First Niagara Center and give the fans the best game experience. The fact that Pegula was willing to pay $1.4 billion to buy the Bills is another sign that money won't be an issue under the new ownership.'
What Doug Marrone, Buffalo Bills players were saying about Pegulas buying the team [1:52 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: 'Obviously it's an exciting time for all of us. First of all, it gives us an opportunity really to say thanks to Mr. Wilson and what he has done for the region, the organization, the fans and the league, really, when you think of it. I think the person that might get lost in this, I know personally I want to thank Mary Wilson. During this time, she's been outstanding. I can only imagine what she's going through, the emotion. She's been great with me and great with the coaches. It's really been outstanding.'
Doug Marrone talks about the Pegulas, the Dolphins and the Buffalo Bills new karma [1:51 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: 'We’ve got to go on the field and win. From the standpoint of players and coaches, which I can speak for, that’s how we feel. We need to go on that field and win for ownership and for the organization, but more importantly, for the region and the fans.'
Keith Rivers misses practice; Aaron Williams limited [1:50 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: 'There was a bit of good news for the Bills. Stephon Gilmore was a full participant in practice after missing the Week 1 game with a groin injury. He said after practice that he feels much better than he did a week ago. Rookie wide receiver Sammy Watkins also practiced in full.'
Terry Pegula buying team has Bills fans excited, players expecting crazy crowd Sunday [1:49 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: '"I'm pretty sure the stadium is going to unreal," cornerback Corey Graham said. "The fans are going to be going crazy, I'm sure it's going to be a little louder than normal. So we're looking forward to that. It's an important day for the Buffalo Bills, and it's going to be an important week for us."'
Even this Dolphins fan admits this has been a great week for the Buffalo Bills [1:48 AM]
Auburn Citizen reports: 'But all this good news about Kelly and the Bills sale has me feeling happy for Bills fans. I want the Bills to stay in Buffalo, few communities care for their team as much as they do. I want them to be competitive because it feels better to beat them that way.'
The Bills Are Staying in Buffalo - So Now What? [1:47 AM]
Artvoice reports: 'The pending sale puts increased heat on Whaley and coach Doug Marrone, each one game into their second season in charge. The trade that brought wide receiver Sammy Watkins to town, while costing the Bills their first-round draft choice next year, means they need to get to the playoffs or come awfully close for Whaley and Marrone to keep their jobs.'
The curious case of Seantrel Henderson starting for Bills [1:46 AM]
South Florida Sun Sentinel reports: 'We'll see where this goes, but Henderson could be the steal of the draft if he plays to the talent level he never did at Miami. He beat out second-round pick Cyrus Kouandijo of Alabama, and the Bills higher-ups talked to Buffalo reporters like you rarely hear regarding a rookie.'
Purchaser of Buffalo Bills is a billionaire Boca Raton resident [1:45 AM]
Palm Beach Post reports: 'Lindy Ruff, who coached the Sabres for 1 1/2 seasons after the Pegulas came on board, said he enjoyed his working relationship with them. “They were energetic and hands on,” said Ruff, who now coaches the Dallas Stars. “Their enthusiasm for Buffalo and the Sabres was incredible.'
Dolphins Look To Stop The Running Of The Bills [1:45 AM]
MiamiDolphins.com reports: '“Run, run and more run,” defensive end Cameron Wakesaid. “This week may be a little different type of game, but at the end of the day you’ve got two tremendous football players, guys who can definitely when they get the ball in their hands eat up a lot of yards in one play. It’s goint to be a tremendous point of emphasis for everybody to be on their keys. Whatever your job is, you’ve got to be there and we’ve got to work together as a unit to try to corral these guys.”'
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