Same Old Song And Dance [4:58 AM]
WIVB-TV reports: 'After the 7th punt the head coach reads his offense the riot act on the sideline, and then they finally wake up. Excuse me… it takes that situation to light a fire under the Bills offensive line? By then it proved to be too little too late. Where was that fire on the first seven possessions, and how come this team was not playing with that spark from the opening kickoff? It’s truly unexplainable, and inexcusable.'
Tuesday's Miami Coverage [4:57 AM]
Wannstedt deserves criticism, but not a deluge of our wrath (Miami Herald)
Team may have to audible at QB (Miami Herald)
Team plans to work out kickers today (Miami Herald)
Dolphins need a little spice (Miami Herald)
Next on stage … Sage? (Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel)
Wannstedt needs fill-in kicker (Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel)
Rosenfels last QB standing (Palm Beach Post)
Wanted: Free-agent kickers (Palm Beach Post)
Wannstedt will wait to name Sunday's starting QB (Florida Today)
Inside slant (CBS Sportsline)
Strategy and personnel (CBS Sportsline)
Notes, quotes (CBS Sportsline)
Hapless Dolphins may have to turn to third-string quarterback (AP)
Dolphins may be without QBs Fiedler and Feeley (Sportsticker)
Injuries, frustration continue to mount in Miami (The Sports Network)
Coach Dave Wannstedt's Day After Press Conference (MiamiDolphins.com)
Tuesday's New York Coverage [4:56 AM]
Jets Seek Better Footing After a Stumbling Finish (New York Times)
Jet 'D' halts rush hour (New York Daily News)
Toe woe has Kendall low (New York Daily News)
Gang Green: Losing records not our problem (New York Daily News)
4-0ers shouldn't look past 49ers (New York Post)
Jet guards hurting (New York Post)
A swarm of B's (New York Post)
Case of mind over matter (Newsday)
Offensive line may lose two starters on Sunday (Newsday)
Unbeaten Jets face losses (White Plains Journal News)
Moss says Jets worthy of their record (White Plains Journal News)
Edwards and Curl play 'Beat the Clock' (Newark Star Ledger)
Offensive line woes -- one out, one iffy (Newark Star Ledger)
Jets feel a little sore following Bills game (Middletown Times Herald Record)
Green, Blue good show, too (Middletown Times Herald Record)
Inside slant (CBS Sportsline)
Strategy and personnel (CBS Sportsline)
Notes, quotes (CBS Sportsline)
Chrebet thankful for big game (AP)
Chrebet's Hot Hand Leads Jets (NewYorkJets.com)
4-0 Jets Face Injuries Up Front (NewYorkJets.com)
Teague Confirms He Has A Slight Cracked Bone [4:55 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Mike Mularkey said last Wednesday that he wanted to see if Teague could practice last Thursday. Teague was still limping noticeable on Thursday.'
Teague Out Indefinitely [4:55 AM]
RNews.com reports: 'Originally, thought to have suffered a knee sprain, Teague has a series of cracks in the bone just below the knee.'
Another crushing loss for Bills [4:54 AM]
Olean Times Herald reports: 'It almost seemed, on this day, that the fates were finally ready to repay the Buffalo Bills.'
The Bills are close...but still winless [4:53 AM]
Olean Times Herald reports: '“There are 12 games left,” he pointed out. “We’ve lost these four. But we can win four (in a row) ... that’s how close we are, and these guys realize that. There are no heads down (in the lockerroom). There’s a lot of football to go. We still have work to do, but we’ll get it done.”'
Bills, Jets heading in different directions [4:52 AM]
Olean Times Herald reports: 'Buffalo’s first sack of Jets’ quarterback Chad Pennington was by Chris Kelsay, his first and the first by a Bills’ defensive end this season.'
Ask Him Yourself: Mike Mularkey [10:02 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'I think you've missed it when I have showed emotion. You have to pick and choose your spots. That's just not my style to do it all the time. It's not a constant.'
Ask Him Yourself: Tom Donahoe [10:01 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'We believe strongly as a staff that it's not about escape goats but it is about trying to find answers. Several times this year after the games Coach Mularkey and the players stepped up and talked candidly about what they felt individually as gone on in the game. As an organization we meet all the time to talk about the issues, both good and bad, and try to find ways to get better. To do that publicly or to air our dirty laundry in public, we just don't see what that would accomplish.'
Mularkey shares Bills owner Wilson's frustrations [9:25 PM]
AP reports: '``When you say open up the offense, I'm not sure what open up is. Are we going to be an Indianapolis? No,'' Mularkey said Monday, referring to the Peyton Manning-led Colts, who lead the NFL in scoring. ``I don't think we're going to change our whole offensive philosophy, because when we've done it right, it's worked.'''
Bills C Teague has cracked bone in left leg [5:50 PM]
AP reports: '''I've played with a lot of things and unfortunately, this is something I can't just go out right now,'' Teague said. ''All I can say is whenever I get cleared, whenever I feel I can go, I'm going to go.'''
Buffalo narrowly averts victory once again [3:49 PM]
Niagara Falls Reporter reports: 'Regardless of circumstances, whatever the challenge and whomever the opposition, New England finds a way to win. And no matter how generous the enemy or fortuitous the situation, these Bills will find a way to blow it.'
Bills Fall Short Once Again [3:45 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '"The outcome is not where we wanted it, and that's the frustrating part," said Chris Villarrial. "We battled back and overcame some tough things but now we have to learn how to win."'
Jets dodge bullet at home against Bills [1:07 PM]
The Sports Network reports: 'John Abraham continued to be a menace on the defensive side of the ball for the Jets, as he recorded three more sacks to up his AFC-leading total to six on the season. It should come as no surprise that Abraham had a huge game against Bledsoe, whom he has sacked eight times in his career - the most of any QB in the league.'
Bills Team Report [1:06 PM]
The Sporting News reports: 'Coy Wire, who had been filling in for SS Lawyer Milloy (arm), was benched because of struggles in pass coverage. Wire's replacement, Pierson Prioleau, is undersized (5-11, 188) and has spent most of his career at free safety. Second-year CB Terrence McGee, playing in place of Troy Vincent (knee), has good speed but is short (5-9) and has trouble covering crossing routes.'
Know him from Adam [12:49 PM]
NFL.com reports: 'What do you remember about your NFL training-camp experience with the Buffalo Bills?
Cain: I remember bumping into Bruce Smith's (butt).'
Bills still looking for winning formula [12:49 PM]
Niagara Gazette reports: 'Sunday’s 16-14 loss to the New York Jets leaves the Bills as just one of two winless teams remaining in the NFL. The good news — or bad news, depending on one’s viewpoint — is that there’s a good chance that number will diminish to one six days from now when the Bills host the winless Miami Dolphins at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Of course, with the offense both teams have, it’s very likely the game could end in a scoreless tie.'
Too little, too late [12:48 PM]
Niagara Gazette reports: '“We keep making the same mistakes,” Buffalo quarterback Drew Bledsoe said. “It’s frustrating. The coaches have put us in a position to win, but we haven’t taken advantage of it.”'
Another long walk [9:01 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Big whoopee.'
Bills' big men make a large admission [9:00 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"We didn't close it," Adams said.'
Fletcher turns in huge effort in Bills' defeat [8:57 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Fletcher's 21 tackles, including 15 solo, during the Bills' 16-14 loss to the New York Jets matched his career high. He had 21 stops (also 15 solo) against the San Francisco 49ers while playing for the St. Louis Rams in 2001.'
McGahee cashes in on his chance to contribute [8:56 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"It felt good to get out there," said McGahee, who had only 11 carries for 28 yards in the previous three games. "I've just been waiting for my opportunity, just staying patient. Once I get my opportunities, I try to make the most of them."'
From the grasp of victory [8:56 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Jeff Posey's fourth-quarter interception of Chad Pennington's ill-advised throw was the Bills' first pick in their last eight road games, the equivalent of an entire NFL season.'
Grading the Bills [8:55 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Coaching (D): Mularkey was brought in to fix offense. Obviously, it's the players. But staff needs to make more of Evans, Moulds.'
All for naught [5:21 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: '"He had every right to be pissed off," guard Chris Villarrial said. "We're out there sputtering and not getting things done. It's good that he got pissed off. Guys started to step up and we put up a fast 14 points. The outcome's not what we wanted, but as far as maturity we took a step today."'
How long will Bills wait for their playmakers? [5:20 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'Maybe this Buffalo team that general manager Tom Donahoe has put together is what it is: An 0-4 team that, thanks to a bye week, isn't 0-5 and residing at the bottom of the NFL right alongside the Miami Dolphins.'
Bills D breaks again in clutch [5:19 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'But the fact is, for as good as the Bills' defense is, it is also incredibly flawed and overrated. Great NFL defenses know how to close the deal, and this one never does.'
Two-minute read [5:18 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'Came to play...Bills RB Willis McGahee: Now was that so hard?'
Buffalo Bills report card [5:17 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'Coaching: Mike Mularkey did a good job regrouping his team after falling behind 13-0 in the third quarter and wisely turned to young guys McGahee and Evans for a spark. Defense had no answer for Pennington on winning field goal drive. B-'
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