Bills Win Up And Down Game [6:40 PM]
BillsDaily.com reports: There were many ups and downs in the 42-32 win over Miami. The offense had some struggles with penalties and sacks but overcame them for four touchdowns. The Defense gave up three first quarter touchdowns but forced six turnovers and scored a touchdown. Special teams scored a touchdown and had a takeaway but gave up some good returns and had some penalties. Here are our position by position grades:
Dolphins Postgame Quotes [6:39 PM]
MiamiDolphins.com reports: Jim Bates (on Buffalo scoring on the opening kickoff): "Well, we got down there, coming from the backside, nobody showed up. They hit a crease and it was out the gate. It was a lapse in coverage and it’s something we’ve been doing a great job of. And they have a great return team – I think they had four touchdowns on returns coming into the game. We knew that. But we’ve also been great on kick cover teams. It was a total breakdown. Anytime they can go that long on a kickoff return, it isn’t one or two guys, it’s a lot of guys."'
Bills Postgame Quotes [6:38 PM]
MiamiDolphins.com reports: WR Lee Evans: '“(Eric Moulds and) I seem to compliment each other as the season goes on.”'
Lucky 7's For Bills In 42-32 Win [6:26 PM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Rookie Lee Evans had his third straight noteworthy game. Evans caught four balls for 119 yards and two touchdowns.'
Bills Win Wild Affair 42-32 [6:24 PM]
BillsDaily.com reports: This game between the Bills and Dolphins was so wild it was reminiscent of the games from the 90s. Drew Bledsoe did his Jim Kelly imitation throwing for four touchdowns while the defense overcame some early woes to force six of the Dolphins seven turnovers leading to the Bills 42-32 win in Miami.
Buffalo 42, Miami 32 [4:32 PM]
AP reports: 'The Bills (6-6) have scored 117 points in the past three games, all wins, and they're in playoff contention despite an 0-4 start. They completed a season sweep of the Dolphins (2-10), who fell to 0-8 against AFC opponents.'
Buffalo 42, Miami 32 [4:31 PM]
Sportsticker reports: 'Pat Williams, a 317-pound defensive tackle, put the finishing touches on Buffalo's victory by returning A.J. Feeley's interception 20 yards for a touchdown with 2:10 remaining.'
Buffalo 42, Miami 32 [4:30 PM]
The Sports Network reports: 'A.J. Feeley threw for 303 yards and three touchdowns on 25-of-51 passing, but he was intercepted five times and the Dolphins also lost a pair of fumbles.'
Bills have the advantage, must make it pay off [4:29 PM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Bills climb to .500 mark and keep playoff hopes alive with 23-10 victory.'
Bills looking to run over Dolphins [8:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The Bills are the sixth runningest team in the league, moving via the ground on 49.5 percent of their plays. Only five teams are running the ball a greater percentage of the time, an impressive figure considering the Bills have a losing record. (The 10-1 Pittsburgh Steelers lead the league at 61.7 percent.)'
Rookie Evans gives the Bills offense a helping hand [8:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"My hands are my strong point and I take a great amount of pride in catching with my hands. A lot of times, you can't use your body. You've got to be dependent on your hands. Over the years, I've developed confidence in them, and I'm not afraid to use them."'
Condition: Critical [8:57 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'As a whole, Buffalo's defensive backs constitute the smallest position on the roster. They average 5-11 1/2 and 193 pounds. That's 3 1/2 inches and 42 pounds smaller than kicker Rian Lindell.'
Bills kindle memories of '60s teams [8:56 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Like the current team, the '63 Bills rallied, winning five of their next six. Visions of playoffs danced in their heads. But then they lost to San Diego and lost a critical game to - another drum roll, please - the Patriots.'
Paying off big time [5:03 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: '"He's really having a good year," said quarterback Drew Bledsoe, whose health and well-being is tied directly to the performance of the 6-foot-6, 365-pound Williams. "He's playing at a very high level. He's playing at a high enough level that you almost don't even notice him."'
Miami familiar turf for McGahee [5:02 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: '"You know, it's cool," McGahee said of his homecoming. "They've been watching me play all my life so it won't be different. They're all happy for me and I appreciate that and I want to go out there and give my best for them. My whole family will be (at the game). Basically, everybody in Miami."'
Q&A: Angelo Crowell [5:01 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'What's your favorite brand of music and who has control of the stereo in this locker room? "Rap. And in this locker room, the veterans pick. I don't have any say yet."'
Bills hope to keep Dolphins floundering [5:00 AM]
Olean Times Herald reports: 'You’ll wait a long time before a Buffalo Bills’ fan feels sorry for the Miami Dolphins.'
Homecoming win on minds of McGahee, Mularkey [4:59 AM]
Olean Times Herald reports: '“I know we’ve got to win the rest of our games to have it even be a consideration,” said Bills’ quarterback Drew Bledsoe of any post-season scenarios. “ If we don’t win this week, we’ll be on the outside looking in for sure.”'
McGahee churns hope for Bills [4:58 AM]
Toronto Star reports: 'One of the exercises reportedly involved McGahee single-handedly towing a 4x4 truck up and down the street. Merely carrying a team on his back must seem easy by comparison.'
Strife doesn't weigh on McGahee [4:57 AM]
Miami Herald reports: '''For a guy who hasn't played much, he sees the field amazing,'' Dolphins defensive end David Bowens said. ``Most guys, when they're just breaking in, don't see all the blocks and how they're setting up. They'll be running an outside play and he already sees the cut back way on the backside.'''
Mularkey holds on to his past [4:56 AM]
Miami Herald reports: '''He has worked for everything he's received,'' said Perry Egelsky, a Northeast teammate who is now an assistant principal at the high school. ``Some might call what he's gotten as luck, but for as much talent as he had, he never would have made it this far on that alone. He's gotten here because he flat out works. I remember those résumés and how he banged on any door. He wouldn't give up. He just knew he would make it.'''
Scouting report [4:55 AM]
Miami Herald reports: 'Bills 20, Dolphins 16.'
Sunday's Miami Coverage [4:54 AM]
Strife doesn't weigh on McGahee (Miami Herald)
Mularkey holds on to his past (Miami Herald)
Scouting report (Miami Herald)
Sunday Q&A with Derrick Pope (Miami Herald)
For Dolphins, youth movement could be afoot (Miami Herald)
Miami's new regime to face dilemma (Miami Herald)
Dolphins add King to roster (Miami Herald)
There’s blame to go around for Dolphins’ ineptitude on offense (Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel)
Hard to throw on the ground (Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel)
Better way to spend a Sunday (Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel)
Today: Bills at Dolphins (Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel)
Dolphins' Taylor still dreaming of a more successful year (Palm Beach Post)
NFL's drug policy more stringent than MLB's (Palm Beach Post)
Dolphins' defense has younger look (Florida Today)
Dolphins And NFL Honor Willie Snead of Ely High School As The High School Coach Of The Week (MiamiDolphins.com)
Miami Dolphins Students Of The Week (MiamiDolphins.com)
Dolphins Sign King From Practice Squad, Waive Forsey (MiamiDolphins.com)
Despite Tom Modrak's sterling reputation, Browns are likely to look elsewhere for GM [4:53 AM]
Pittsburgh Post Gazette reports: 'Modrak, a Pittsburgh native who worked 20 years in the Steelers' personnel department, would be a perfect fit for Cleveland. It appears the Browns will go in a different direction. New England personnel director Scott Pioli has rebuffed the Browns' overtures and they might turn to Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome or his assistant Phil Savage.'
What to Look for vs. Dolphins [4:52 AM]
Buffalo Bills.com reports: 'The Bills should be able to get to Feeley early and often which should give them some opportunities for turnovers. The Bills pass rush has steadily improved throughout the season with defensive end Chris Kelsay coming on strong. Feeley will have to make quick reads and get rid of the ball on short, timing patterns before the Buffalo defense disrupts his timing.'
UF should have hired Mularkey, not Zook [6:45 PM]
Orlando Sentinel reports: 'Under Mularkey, the Bills have made some statements during the second half of the season. If the AFC were as hectic as the NFC -- or maybe as bad -- Buffalo would be in the thick of the playoff hunt. Instead, the Bills appear to be building toward something.'
Bills can't afford to lose momentum [6:29 PM]
AP reports: '"We have to go down there and play our best ball," said Bills quarterback Drew Bledsoe. "Anybody who doesn't think that's true isn't watching the same film I'm watching. They're playing well. Their defence is still playing well. They're going to be hard to score points on. We're going to have to play very well to win."'
Itching Vincent ready to turn the corner [8:57 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"I just want to get back on the field," Vincent said. "I don't care where I play. I'm a corner, but I'll go wherever you need me. You need me to hold a kick? You need me to snap? You need me to be a wing? I'm itching."'
Szabo missing out on rivalry [5:02 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'Today is the annual Army-Navy football game in Philadelphia, a game that once meant the world to Szabo during his days in the early 1960s at the Naval Academy. But while the Midshipmen and Cadets are going at each other this afternoon — as fiercely, by the way, as Michigan and Ohio State or Auburn and Alabama ever have — Szabo will not be paying attention. "I won't be able to see it because we'll be flying to Miami," Szabo said of the Bills' trip to South Florida for Sunday's game against the Dolphins.'
Matthews mixes Bills with seeing his family [5:01 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'When the Bills beckoned, Matthews decided he wasn't going to uproot his family again, so they remained in Florida while he rented a townhouse in Orchard Park.'
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