Surtain wins on-field battle against Moulds [4:47 AM]
AP reports: '''The stats speak for themselves,'' Dolphins safety Sammy Knight said. ''Eric Moulds is a great player, but we got the best of him today.'''
Bills RB Henry injures ribs against Dolphins [4:46 AM]
AP reports: 'Bills coach Gregg Williams said Henry's ribs were ``very sore'' but not broken. He said Henry would be re-evaluated Monday.'
Miami 17, Buffalo 7 [4:45 AM]
Sportsticker reports: '"I certainly didn't think that we would come out and play the way we did," Bledsoe said. "I thought we would play better than we did. They had a good plan for us and they changed some things up on us which they haven't done in three or four years."'
Williams and Dolphins run over Buffalo [4:44 AM]
The Sports Network reports: '"The way Miami controlled the line of scrimmage, especially against our offense, made it a long night for our defense," said Bills head coach Gregg Williams. "They were able to play on the short field most of the night and Ricky was able to pop a few runs late in the game and they were able to put the game away."'
Henry injures ribs in loss to Dolphins [4:43 AM]
The Sports Network reports: 'Henry was hurt in the first half of the 17-7 loss and did not return. He will be further evaluated on Monday.'
Postgame Notes [4:42 AM]
MiamiDolphins.com reports: 'With two interceptions tonight, Bills CB Nate Clements now has six interceptions over his last three games against the Dolphins, including two for touchdowns. In addition to his 54-yard return for a score tonight, he brought one back 29 yards on October 20 of last year at Pro Player Stadium when he picked off a Ray Lucas pass.'
Dolphins Quotes [4:41 AM]
MiamiDolphins.com reports: '“We got real physical with these guys and the defensive line did a terrific job up front and really got after the quarterback. When everything comes together like it did tonight you’re going to have a great defensive game and we did.”'
Bills Quotes [4:40 AM]
MiamiDolphins.com reports: 'What was your view on Drew Bledsoe’s interception in the end zone?
“One of our coaches upstairs said our receiver got thrown down. He came back and tried to make a play over the top of the back line of the end zone but we underthrew the pass.”'
The best matchup of the day: Buffalo (2-0) at Miami (1-1) [9:45 AM]
Sacremento Bee reports: 'What you should look for: The Dolphins will try to wear down the Bills' defense with heavy doses of Ricky Williams, the league's defending rushing champion, and the Bills are eager to see if Miami will continue using single coverage on receiver Eric Moulds, who has burned the Dolphins in the past.'
Rivals reinforced for their 75th renewal [9:00 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Outcome: Bills take control of AFC East with 24-20 victory.'
Today's Key Matchup [8:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The Bills will give Jennings help on occasion, but in one-on-one situations Jennings must do the job.'
Dolphins bank on pocket change [8:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"We're going to let Bledsoe just sit back there and throw the ball! We love him that much," joked new Dolphins linebacker Junior Seau this past week. "Our game plan is pretty easy. Everyone wants to put pressure on the quarterback and he is definitely going to be a key to get their offense going. We all know that. Getting him to move his feet outside the pocket is one of the keys."'
Early returns are good, but Bills have ways to go [8:57 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'They haven't played from behind yet. They haven't had to race the clock in the fourth quarter.'
Some thoughts on Henry, all quoted verbatim and in context [8:56 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Q: Is he worried about McGahee? A: Sure, he is. Remember, when The News called him on draft day, he called it a "slap in the face." Then management got to him and he backed off that, too. He knows the Bills believe McGahee can be a star in the National Football League. He was worried in April, he's worried now and he'll be worried as long as McGahee is on the same team.'
The great escapist [8:55 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"I have fun," he said. "You never know when it's going to all end so you might as well have fun."'
Quick starts have been key so far for the 2-0 Bills [5:30 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: '“The fact there is good focus and good execution on starting fast is a good thing,” said coach Gregg Williams. “Those are important ingredients in being able to always be in control of the ballgame and not have to scramble at the end.”'
Moulds and Dolphins are very eager to ‘meet' again [5:29 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'By portraying the Bills Pro Bowl wide receiver as the spitting image of Robbie Alomar and Bill Romanowski, the Miami Dolphins defensive backs are trying to get inside Moulds’ head.'
Q&A: Mike Pucillo [5:29 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'What have you heard about the Bills-Dolphins rivalry? “I know it’s a big game for the fans. But it’s not like a college rivalry because I think the cities are a little too far away from each other.”'
As always, plenty at stake for Bills, Dolphins [5:27 AM]
Olean Times Herald reports: '“This is a big, big challenge for us,” Wannstedt concluded, “we’re going to have to find a way to make some plays.”'
More hype for the Bills and Dolphins [5:26 AM]
Olean Times Herald reports: 'You don’t think the Dolphins, off to a struggling start and with coach Dave Wannstedt’s job reportedly on the line, are resorting to an old issue to create some new adrenalin?'
QB peerless without Price [5:25 AM]
Miami Herald reports: '``I'm sure it's exciting for guys like Reed and Shaw to be in an offense like this. They know that if you take Moulds out, somebody else is going to get the ball.'''
Pressure around the corner [5:25 AM]
Miami Herald reports: 'For Surtain and Madison, their pride is under attack. If they fail, will their pocketbooks be next?'
Don't blame the schedule maker [5:24 AM]
Miami Herald reports: 'The problem is the league put an emphasis on having three division games in the second half of the season and liked the idea of having so many in December, Lustig said.'
Bills at Dolphins scouting report [5:23 AM]
Miami Herald reports: 'Bills: Getting Milloy was a huge boost, even if it hasn't been that significant on the field. It told the team that management is willing to do anything it can to win. Players can't ask for anything more.'
Spat has become a good early test [5:23 AM]
Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel reports: 'There's nothing like a little saliva and a battle for first place in the AFC East to rejuvenate the rivalry between the Dolphins and Buffalo Bills.'
For Chambers, it's almost showtime [5:22 AM]
Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel reports: 'Chambers, 25, has watched Moulds for a different reason. Edification. Inspiration. He saw some of himself in the 6-foot-1, 210-pounder, when reviewing defensive tape cutups of the Bills and other teams with top receivers. "He makes a lot of great plays down the field, and that's what I watch mostly," says Chambers, 5-11 and 210 pounds. "I am probably not as strong as him, but we've got the same body style. If I could compare myself to any other receiver in the NFL, it would be him."'
Henry gets a grip [5:21 AM]
Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel reports: 'To help Henry, Buffalo hired running backs coach Les Steckel, who never played college or pro football but who has managed to hold down coaching jobs in the NFL since 1978 by buildling a reputation as an excellent teacher. It's his job now not only to minimize or eliminate Henry's fumbling but to prepare McGahee, as well. Steckel's philosophy is that you can do something about fumbling, though that's not a view that is universally shared.'
Unforgettable [5:20 AM]
Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel reports: Sept. 17, 1980: After defeating the Bills 20 consecutive times - which remains an NFL record of dominance by one team against another - the Dolphins finally fell in Buffalo. Bills fans celebrated by rushing the field and tearing down the goalposts.'
Rest, Ricky, rest [5:18 AM]
Palm Beach Post reports: 'In a loss to Houston, Williams touched the ball 22 times. In a defeat of the Jets, Williams touched the ball 38 times.'
Long gone? [5:17 AM]
Palm Beach Post reports: '"When I see Bledsoe throw the ball downfield, it's a thing of beauty," says Kellen Winslow, the former San Diego Chargers Hall of Fame tight end and current Fox Sports Net analyst. "He lets it fly."'
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