No 'franchise,' but Van Pelt an improvement [5:27 AM]
D and C reports: '...it sure has been more fun and less frustrating watching him the last few games than it was suffering through Johnson's travails.'
Christie to take a kick at Chargers job [5:26 AM]
Toronto Sun reports: '"It's a possibility, nothing is confirmed," was all Christie's agent, Gil Scott, would say last night of his client's potential trip to California. Sources in San Diego say it's much stronger than that, however.'
Bills release K Jake Arians [8:10 PM]
Sportsticker reports: '"It's more than just that (the missed extra point), we had lots of things that came up in that ballgame with situations that came up towards the end, but it wasn't just the extra point, no," Bills coach Gregg Williams said of his decision to release Arians.'
Bills search for place kicker after cutting Arians [4:21 PM]
AP reports: 'The Bills worked out Jon Hilbert and veteran Al Del Greco before the start of the season and, more recently, Doug Brien, who spent all of last year with the New Orleans Saints.'
Bills to Make a Change at Kicker [3:34 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: At his press conference today, coach Gregg Williams told the media the Bills will be making a change at the kicker position, with a new kicker to be announced tomorrow.
Bills fail to “squish the fish” [1:49 PM]
Olean Times Herald reports: 'For three periods, you wondered how the Miami Dolphins had won six games. For the last quarter, you wondered how the Buffalo Bills had won even one.'
Rivalry is still there [1:49 PM]
Olean Times Herald reports: 'Quarterback Jay Fiedler sounded shocked at the way the Bills decided to defend Miami in the fourth quarter with a 21-10 lead. "They were giving us chances, playing a lot of man-to-man defenses, they were playing hard inside on Chris (Chambers) and our wideouts and giving us the deep throws for (the Miami receivers) to go up and make some plays," Fiedler said. "They tried blitzing a couple times, and we were able to catch them in one or two blitzes and made some big plays."'
Bills Notebook [1:47 PM]
Olean Times Herald reports: 'Buffalo has now lost a team-record eight straight home games.'
Bills find new way to lose against Miami [1:47 PM]
Niagara Falls Reporter reports: 'There was absolutely no way, by any objective measure, that the Buffalo Bills should have, could have, lost to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. And yet they did.'
Fourth-quarter horror stuns Bills [9:06 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"I've seen a lot in 11 years, and this is a new low."'
A day Irvin would like to forget [9:06 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"Despite all the other things that went against us, I had two plays to make a difference and I didn't make a difference...".
'Near scary' Chambers haunts Bills [9:05 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'If the Bills didn't already know about Chambers' playmaking ability, they know now.'
Bills' collapse puts them at rock bottom [9:04 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'And you thought it couldn't get any worse.'
Entire team deserves blame, but look at who's kicking [9:04 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'And with every passing week we're left to wonder. Bottom line? Or end of the line?'
Moulds puts up numbers after speaking out [9:03 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The Bills appear so concerned about injured quarterback Rob Johnson, they apparently didn't want him on the sideline for fear he might suffer a freak injury. Johnson spent the game in the coaches' box.'
Monday billboard [9:02 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"My Bonnie lies over the ocean, my Bonnie lies over the sea and until she hates the Dolphins, she won't live in Buffalo with me."'
5th Down: The rivalry lives [9:01 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: Hansen has always been a guy with perspective, someone who could play through any situation and explain it, too. With his Buffalo Bills struggling this season, Hansen has been able to articulate the problems clearly and honestly: It’s a young team. We make mistakes. We need to learn to win. But this time, after a 34-27 loss to the Miami Dolphins, Hansen had no explanation. "I try to come up with a reason or excuse every week," he said, "but this one hurts worse than any."
Bills fall to late Miami rally [8:59 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'The 75th meeting of the Bills and Dolphins proved to be a very memorable game, but unfortunately for Buffalo, a strong upset bid by the Bills was dashed with a 24-point fourth quarter by Miami as the Dolphins took a 34-27 win out of Buffalo.'
Bills-Dolphins post-game quotebook [8:58 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: "It is frustrating to play hard and well and not come up with a win. They made some big plays at the end and we didn't make the plays to counter that."
Offense starts job, but 'D' can't finish it [6:12 AM]
D and C reports: '"I don't know how much lower we can get," defensive end Phil Hansen added.'
This kicker just can't connect [6:11 AM]
D and C reports: 'That said, Arians should start collecting his unemployment checks this week.'
Bills show they can't hold lead [6:10 AM]
D and C reports: '"It's frustrating," Williams said. "The guys played well enough in some situations to win it, but we didn't." "Some" is the operative word here.'
Fiedler's cool keeps Dolphins from folding [6:09 AM]
D and C reports: 'While Fiedler and his teammates were bouncing back, the Bills were finding news ways to get bounced.'
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!'
Maligned to magnificent [6:06 AM]
Miami Herald reports: 'This felt good.'
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.'
Bills feast on the Dolphins' missed tackles [6:04 AM]
Miami Herald reports: 'In his two starts this season, Van Pelt has moved the Bills down the field better than Johnson.'
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