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.'
Today, Dolphins will make move toward playoffs [7:04 AM]
Miami Herald reports: 'Hoping not to slap the kiss of death onto the Dolphins' doughty mugs, I have to say it. This is their day.'
Cold weather may benefit Dolphins today [7:03 AM]
Miami Herald reports: 'Sure, the Dolphins must overcome Buffalo's frigid weather and frenzied fans, but they come armed with a running game that cares little about wind chill or a 12th man who lines up in the stands.'
Dolphins don't fare well in Buffalo's elements [7:01 AM]
Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel reports: 'The list sounds like something sent to Santa Claus by the children of this frigid region when Dolphins equipment manager Tony Egues tells what comprised the 5,000 extra pounds of gear taken to today's road game against the Buffalo Bills.'
9/7/1980: Bills 17, Dolphins 7 [7:00 AM]
Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel reports: 'No one on the team had ever beaten the Dolphins while with the Bills.'
Williams loving game -- and life [6:58 AM]
Palm Beach Post reports: 'Kevin Williams will not be in uniform today for the Dolphins. He might not play next week or the week after that. But that's not the point.'
Miami Dolphins ready for cold [6:57 AM]
Florida Today reports: 'Visiting Buffalo in December used to be the biggest nightmare on the Dolphins' schedule. For a warm weather team from South Florida, it was like trying to play football in Siberia. Not anymore.'
Quite a run for Konrad and Dolphins [6:56 AM]
Boston Globe reports: 'If the playoffs started today, the Dolphins would have a first-round bye because they have a better conference record than the Titans. All of this is no surprise to North Andover's Rob Konrad, who has seen the evolution of the Dolphins from his position as starting fullback.'
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