Bills look to avoid one of those haunting defeats [3:59 PM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Who can forget the loss in Oakland two years ago, just one week after a glorious home win over the Packers? How about last year's loss to the Jaguars in London? Or if you want to go back a dozen years in the playoff drought, you could point to the last-second loss to those Jags on opening day in 2004, after Nate "Playmaker" Clements didn't bat down the pass on fourth down.'
Undermanned Bills face tough task against Dolphins [3:58 PM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'Well, it’s not a must-win, but it sure would be a nice one to get. To be a playoff team, you have to win the games you’re supposed to win, and 2-4 Miami falls into that category for a Buffalo team that has won four straight. Beyond that, with a demanding three-game portion of their schedule on the horizon — home to New England, then at Seattle and at Cincinnati with a bye week mixed in — this is a game the Bills really need to put in the left-hand column, if for no other reason than to give themselves some wiggle room if they fall flat in that three-game gantlet.'
Buffalo Bills vs. Miami Dolphins: Preview, predictions [3:57 PM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'Bills 23, Dolphins 16.'
Why Rex Ryan gave John Blake the 'Freak Maker' a chance to coach Bills defensive line [3:55 PM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: '"That was the guy that I wanted, but John is so loyal and everything else that he decided to stay in college," Ryan said this week. "For a couple years I tried to get him. I still harass him about that to this day, but no, it's funny. It's come full circle. He's here and that's the original guy that I wanted on my staff Shoot he's doing a great job."'
Buffalo Bills' team flight delayed to Miami due to mechanical issue with airplane [3:54 PM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'As mentioned by the Bills' PR staff, Buffalo will arrive in Miami early on Saturday night. The delayed flight should have no bearing on tomorrow's matchup.'
Dolphins aim to reverse four-year trend of being dominated by Buffalo Bills [3:52 PM]
South Florida Sun Sentinel reports: '"Is there a little bit of a past there where they've kind of come in here and bullied us a little bit? Yes," Dolphins coach Adam Gase said before referencing last week's 30-15 victory over Pittsburgh.'
5 things to watch for in Bills - Dolphins (10/22/16) [3:51 PM]
WKBW-TV reports: ' Since the winning streak started, this week is probably the most adversity they’ve faced from an injury perspective.'
Top 10 reasons why the Bills will Squish the Fish [3:49 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Through six games, Bills sackmaster Lorenzo Alexander is leading the League in sacks with eight. With a sack this Sunday, Alexander would be the first player in the NFL to start the season on a seven-game sack streak since 2011. A force to be reckoned with on the field, Alexander will give the Dolphins a run for their money.'
How to Watch Bills vs. Dolphins [3:48 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Play-by-Play: Tom McCarthy. Color Analyst: Adam Archuleta.'
What they're saying: Bills-Dolphins game predictions [3:46 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'National media make their predictions for this week's Bills-Dolphins matchup at Hard Rock Stadium...'.
Slow start could be a blessing [11:28 AM]
Olean Times Herald reports: 'The Bills lead the NFL in rushing (166 yards per start) by 20 yards a game over runner-up Philadelphia and top the league in yards per carry (5.6). They’re also tied for fourth in points per game (27) and third in score differential (10 a game).'
If McCoy and Woods can't go, Bills will call on former Dolphins to lead the way [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“They had drafted Jay Ajayi [when I was] coming off IR, so there was six running backs. I guess I was the guy that hadn’t done anything in the NFL yet, so they released me.”'
It's official: Bills activate Shaq Lawson to make NFL debut Sunday [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'But Lawson may not have been the only player discussed on the phone call. The Bills also brought tight end Manasseh Garner up from the practice squad Friday, releasing guard Gabe Ikard and tight end Gerald Christian to make room.'
Bills list McCoy as questionable, probably game-time decision [1:57 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Asked if he felt he could play in a game, the running back said, "The biggest thing is just waiting how I feel Sunday. That's the most important. I'm doing a lot of preparation as if I'm playing, so I've just got to stay positive and keep with the treatments and being of the mind that I can go out there and play."'
Now we find out about Taylor, Lynn [1:56 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Franchise quarterbacks rise above. They make everyone around them better, especially their receivers. Taylor hasn't been doing that. Granted, he's missing his best target, Sammy Watkins, and could be without Watkins' replacement in the No. 1 receiver spot, Robert Woods, Sunday.'
Getting to know: Bills tight end Gerald Christian [1:55 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The Buffalo News: So were you really a Dolphins fan growing up? Gerald Christian: "Yeah, most definitely I was a Dolphins fan growing up. Being from the area, Dolphins fan, Miami Heat fan. … I'm excited to be going back this weekend. It’ll be great to have all my family come down, and be back in the Sunshine State."'
Inside Rex and Michelle Ryan’s WNY home [1:54 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Ryan requested that the space be comfy and cozy, and was drawn to a classic blue and white color scheme. The first time Balistreri walked through their home, the Palladian window above the French doors that led into the sunroom caught his eye. It reminded him of sea coral, and using the unique window as inspiration, the design was built around the homeowner’s requests.'
Bills officially list LeSean McCoy as questionable [1:53 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'During the media viewing portion of practice, which reveals very little, McCoy was doing some light individual work, testing the hamstring injury he suffered in practice Wednesday, but as his quote said, he didn’t do much, and may have done nothing at all once the media left.'
Buffalo Bills first round pick Shaq Lawson activated to 53-man roster [1:52 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: '"I've seen enough," Ryan said. "Yeah, he looks pretty darn good out there. So he's flying around and he looks like the guy that we drafted. You know, the guy that we wanted him to be. So we'll see how he is once we get the live games going and all that, but there's a reason we took him in the first round and he's showing that on the practice field."'
Buffalo Bills coach Ed Reed gets pranked by team; finds goats in his office [1:51 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'On Friday, the Bills had some fun with the G.O.A.T. of safeties by placing some actual goats in his office.'
LeSean McCoy injury: Buffalo Bills RB officially questionable for Week 7 against Miami [1:50 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: '"Well I don't want to do what we did last year," Lynn said. "I don't want him playing 85 percent, re-injuring the hamstring and then this thing lingers all year. So you just want to get him well, get him back on the field but at this point in the season, nobody is 100 percent."'
Bills’ Hunter could see role increase with Watkins, Woods injuries [1:49 AM]
Batavia Daily News reports: '“Justin’s coming. He’s doing well. I think he’s getting better every week,” Lynn said.'
Rex, McCoy give Friday injury update [1:48 AM]
Batavia Daily News reports: 'Charles Clay (ankle), Jerome Felton (back), Kevon Seymour (shoulder), Cordy Glenn (ankle), and Kyle Williams (neck) were all limited. All are questionable for Sunday.'
Bills Q&A preview: Former Bills Mario, Kiko ready for Buffalo, more [1:47 AM]
Batavia Daily News reports: 'I think the loss of Reshad Jones will be important, not only with actual play but mentally for Miami. Everything had finally started to fall into place and then, 24 hours later, this happens. And the Bills are playing well. It comes down to whether Miami can do anything on run D. I’m thinking Bills 17-13.'
Bills are good, even if they shouldn't be [1:46 AM]
Erie Times News reports: 'A good deal of the credit goes to Ryan and general manager Doug Whaley for a pair of shrewd offseason moves that barely registered at the time.'
Dolphins try to end Bills’ (and Rex Ryan’s) winning streak [1:45 AM]
Miami Herald reports: '“Speed, attitude, swagger,” Dolphins coach Adam Gase said when asked what trademarks of a Ryan-coached team come to mind. “And creative. Every time I’ve been on the other sideline against him, I’ve always come out of the game going, ‘I never thought that was coming.’”'
Mario Williams aims to play better, not seeking revenge against Bills [1:44 AM]
South Florida Sun Sentinel reports: '"The only motivation each and every week that I deal with is simply having the opportunity and the blessing to be out there on Sunday," Williams said.'
Bills RB McCoy questionable with hamstring injury [1:43 AM]
AP reports: '"We're confident in the guys that we have behind him but not ruling Shady out at all," Bills head coach Rex Ryan said. "He looked pretty good. So we'll be smart with him, but he looked pretty good."'
Bills RB McCoy (hamstring) game-time decision [1:42 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: '"I just felt all right," McCoy said of his return to practice. "I didn't do a lot of reps today. Just was real limited, just seeing how I feel. We'll see what happens (at Saturday's walk-through)."'
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