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.'
Dolphins aren't dead yet [5:43 AM] New York Post reports:
'But in those final 15 minutes, a mixture of clutch plays and key breaks helped Miami generate 24 fourth-quarter points and escape Ralph Wilson Stadium with a 34-27 victory to tie the idle Jets at 7-3 atop the AFC East.'
Dolphins 34, Bills 27 [6:25 PM] AP reports:
'The Dolphins overcame a 27-17 deficit in the final eight minutes, helped in part when Patrick Surtain recovered Nate Clements' fumble on a kickoff return, setting up the winning score.'
Dolphins lose Dixon to broken right leg [6:24 PM] AP reports:
'Dixon, who started 25 of Miami's last 26 games, was hurt late in the first quarter when the Buffalo Bills stuffed running back Lamar Smith for a 3-yard loss.'
Miami 34, Buffalo 27 [6:23 PM] Sportsticker reports:
'The Dolphins (7-3) have won four straight over Buffalo (1-9) for the first time since they captured six in a row from 1984-86.'