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Dolphins offense still stagnant in loss to Bills

Dolphins offense still stagnant in loss to Bills

It might be time to put the Miami Dolphins offense on the side of a milk carton because it continues to be missing in action. Their playoff hopes may have disappeared as well. Buffalo Bills safety Jairus Byrd and linebacker Bryan Scott each intercepted …
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  • Offensive Touchdowns Are So Overrated: Bills-Dolphins, In Two G…

    Offensive Touchdowns Are So Overrated: Bills-Dolphins, In Two GIFs

    deadspin.com Nov 15, 2012
    Bills 19, Dolphins 14: Oh, this game. From the get-go, it didn't look very promising that these AFC East foes would light up the scoreboard, although a nifty special teams moment early on gave up all some brief flicker of hope. More »
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  • McKelvin's punt return for TD, 4 FGs lift Bills

    McKelvin's punt return for TD, 4 FGs lift Bills

    Leodis McKelvin scored on a 79-yard punt return, and the Buffalo Bills' defense finally flexed its muscles in a 19-14 victory over the Miami Dolphins on Thursday night.
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  • Thanks to NY Jets owner Woody Johnson, backup quarterback Tim T…

    Thanks to NY Jets owner Woody Johnson, backup quarterback Tim Tebow is media's MVP and Gang Green continues to make headlines

    nydailynews.com ESPN.com Nov 15, 2012
    Woody Johnson showed up at practice and said he wasn’t happy with his 3-6 team. That said, he still has every reason to smile over the media’s obsession with Tim Tebow.
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  • NY Jets owner Woody Johnson relishes backup quarterback Tim Teb…

    NY Jets owner Woody Johnson relishes backup quarterback Tim Tebow as football winner, not frankfurter seller   

    Jets owner Woody Johnson said that he green-lighted the trade for the most popular backup quarterback in the NFL to win football games and not “to sell hot dogs.”
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  • Jets owner 'didn't sign up for a 3-6 season'

    Jets owner 'didn't sign up for a 3-6 season'

    ESPN.com nytimes.com Nov 15, 2012
    New York Jets owner Woody Johnson declined Thursday to give a vote of confidence to coach Rex Ryan and general manager Mike Tannenbaum, saying it's not his policy to give evaluations during the season, but he left no doubt that he's bitterly disappointe…
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  • Dolphins-Bills halftime notes

    Dolphins-Bills halftime notes

    ESPN.com deadspin.com Nov 15, 2012
    The Buffalo Bills lead the Miami Dolphins, 19-7, at halftime. Here are some notes at intermission: It’s been a great first half for special teams. Buffalo defensive back Leodis McKelvin got things starting with a 79-yard punt return, and Miami backup ta
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  • Quinn gets clearance to play on Sunday

    Quinn gets clearance to play on Sunday

    profootballtalk.com Nov 15, 2012
    Earlier this week, Chiefs quarterback Brady Quinn said he’d been cleared to play after suffering a concussion against the Raiders last month.  The next day, Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel said otherwise. Now, the player and the team apparently are on the s
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  • Dolphins' Gaffney (knee) inactive against Bills

    Dolphins' Gaffney (knee) inactive against Bills

    Miami receiver Jabar Gaffney is sitting out the Dolphins' game against the Buffalo Bills on Thursday night because of a knee injury.
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  • Cromartie says he’s not “cowardly,” Tebow’s a “good teammate”

    Cromartie says he’s not “cowardly,” Tebow’s a “good teammate”

    profootballtalk.com Nov 15, 2012
    Maybe at this point, we should just call the roll. First, Jets linebacker Bart Scott said he wasn’t the unnamed teammate who said Tim Tebow was “terrible,” refuting a suggestion by former teammate LaDainian Tomlinson. Now, the other suspect Tomlinso
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  • Bill Belichick told Aqib Talib to take it one day at a time

    Bill Belichick told Aqib Talib to take it one day at a time

    profootballtalk.com Nov 15, 2012
    Cornerback Aqib Talib met the media on Thursday for the first time since the Patriots traded a fourth-round pick to the Buccaneers to acquire him just before the trade deadline. Talib said all the expected things about being excited to join the team and…
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  • Spiller a hometown hero

    Spiller a hometown hero

    buffalobills.com Nov 15, 2012
    Here’s the piece that aired on tonight’s NFL Network pre-game show for tonight’s Bills-Dolphins Thursday night game on C.J. Spiller, and how he’s followed in the footsteps of his late uncle. Spiller’s uncle was slain at age 19 and was a high sch
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  • Another chance for big plays?

    Another chance for big plays?

    buffalobills.com Nov 15, 2012
    Last week the Bills faced a New England defense that had given up more 20-plus yard pass play than any other team in the league. Buffalo had five pass plays of 20 yards or more against the Patriots in last week’s 37-31 loss. Miami’s defense isn’t mu
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  • Countdown Live: Bills-Dolphins

    Countdown Live: Bills-Dolphins

    ESPN.com Nov 15, 2012
    Join our ESPN.com NFL experts as they break down the AFC East match up between the Buffalo Bills and the Miami Dolphins. Contribute your thoughts and questions beginning at 8:30 p.m. ET. See you there. Countdown Live: Bills-Dolphins
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  • PFT on NBC Sports Network welcomes Dwight Freeney

    PFT on NBC Sports Network welcomes Dwight Freeney

    profootballtalk.com Nov 15, 2012
    The Colts and Patriots seem to play every year, but this will be the first time they’ve clashed since Andrew Luck hit the scene. Erik Kuselias will ask Colts defensive end Dwight Freeney about that change when Freeney stops by Pro Football Talk on NBC S
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  • A while since Miami has run for 100

    A while since Miami has run for 100

    buffalobills.com Nov 15, 2012
    After rushing for over 100 yards in two of their first three games this season, the Dolphins haven’t done it since. Miami hasn’t hit the century mark rushing as a team in six games. Bills head coach Chan Gailey is naturally hoping that continues, kno
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  • Greene said “change” taken out of context; sun sets in west

    Greene said “change” taken out of context; sun sets in west

    profootballtalk.com Nov 15, 2012
    As expected, Jets running back Shonn Greene took a step back from his “Something’s got to change,” remarks made to Yahoo’s Mike Silver when he addressed the rest of the assembled media Thursday. Via Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, Greene
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  • Ryan, Tannenbaum deserve one more year

    Ryan, Tannenbaum deserve one more year

    ESPN.com Nov 15, 2012
    New York Jets owner Woody Johnson dropped the verbal gauntlet Thursday. "I didn't sign up for a 3-6 season," Johnson told New York reporters. "We haven't had one of these in a while. I'm not happy about it, yet I'm optimistic that some of…
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  • Walker's AFC East picks

    Walker's AFC East picks

    ESPN.com Nov 15, 2012
    We're baaaaaack! After another solid week -- we only missed the Dolphins -- the AFC East blog returns for another round of stellar predictions. We are 23-7 overall picking division games. Week 11 starts early with a Thursday night game. So let's get to …
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  • Aaron Hernandez in, Wes Welker out for second straight practice

    Aaron Hernandez in, Wes Welker out for second straight practice

    profootballtalk.com Nov 15, 2012
    For many teams, the reports about player participation in practice serve as a pretty good guideline about their chances of playing on Sunday. The Patriots are not one of those teams. Tight end Aaron Hernandez has been a perfect example of that this seas…
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  • Can Patriots' secondary stop Andrew Luck?

    Can Patriots' secondary stop Andrew Luck?

    ESPN.com Nov 15, 2012
    I remember sitting in Lucas Oil Stadium two weeks ago watching Indianapolis Colts rookie quarterback Andrew Luck carve up the Miami Dolphins for 433 yards. Andrew Luck #12 QBIndianapolis Colts 2012 STATS Att362 Comp208 Yds2631 TD10 Int9 Rat79.1 Luck was…
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  • PFT Live: Shaun King, Week 11 Picks

    PFT Live: Shaun King, Week 11 Picks

    profootballtalk.com Nov 15, 2012
    Between the injuries suffered by four starting quarterbacks last weekend and the conflagration with the Jets over the last couple of days, there’s plenty going on with the league’s signal callers right now. It’s a good time to get the impressions of
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  • Scout says Ndamukong Suh has been coddled, doesn’t push himself

    Scout says Ndamukong Suh has been coddled, doesn’t push himself

    profootballtalk.com Nov 15, 2012
    In a week when much of the talk around the NFL has centered on the criticism that Tim Tebow took from an anonymous source in the Jets’ locker room, another one of the most polarizing players in the NFL has also taken some heat from an unnamed source. In
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  • Seeking Bills tailgating photos

    Seeking Bills tailgating photos

    ESPN.com Nov 15, 2012
    The Buffalo Bills have arguably the best tailgating in the NFL. I’ve walked through the Bills Mafia many times the past two seasons on my way to Ralph Wilson Stadium. You can smell the good food and hear the sounds of optimism coming from Bills fans. Bu
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  • Peter King: Week 11 picks

    Peter King: Week 11 picks

    CNNSI.com Nov 15, 2012
    The Chargers are playing for more than their last playoff hopes this week, they're playing for jobs. Can San Diego beat Denver to stay alive in the AFC West? Peter King makes his picks.
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  • Former Jets enjoy the peace of Rams locker room

    Former Jets enjoy the peace of Rams locker room

    profootballtalk.com Nov 15, 2012
    From a thousand miles away, former Jets tackle Wayne Hunter knew exactly what was happening in his old locker room. He didn’t like it then, and he doesn’t like it now. Now with the Rams, Hunter said the culture that creates anonymous rip jobs like yes
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  • Thursday morning one-liners

    Thursday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Nov 15, 2012
    The Bills are an awful 2-13 in AFC East games under Chan Gailey. For the Dolphins, tonight brings a test of whether they’re legitimate playoff contenders or not. The Patriots’ league-best turnover margin could get a boost against a Colts team near the
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  • Jets Are Given 8.9 Percent Chance to Make Playoffs

    Jets Are Given 8.9 Percent Chance to Make Playoffs

    nytimes.com Nov 15, 2012
    The Jets are a bad football team, but there are a lot of bad teams in the A.F.C., and Tim Tebow has overcome odds greater than this.
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  • Video - Buffalo Bills QB Ryan Fitzpatrick: 'We had a lot of urgency' 01:02

    Buffalo Bills QB Ryan Fitzpatrick: 'We had a lot of urgency'

    Nov 15
    Buffalo Bills QB Ryan Fitzpatrick discusses his team's victory and explains why the Bills were able to hold off the Miami Dolphins.
  • Video - Miami Dolphins vs. Dolphins Bills highlights 03:31

    Miami Dolphins vs. Dolphins Bills highlights

    Nov 15
    The Buffalo Bills and Miami Dolphins each get a special teams touchdown, but Bills K Rian Lindell's four field goals turn out to be the difference in a 19-14 Bills victory.
  • Video - Tough Times In New York 02:02

    Tough Times In New York

    Nov 15
    Lomas Brown gives his opinion on players anonymously ripping Tim Tebow and whether Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum is on the hot seat.
  • Video - Ranking The Patriots 02:07

    Ranking The Patriots

    Nov 15
    Lomas Brown discusses the Patriots' rank among the NFL's elite as well as the impact that Aqib Talib will have on New England's defense.

Sports Columnists

  • Jim Trotter: To receive or to defer? That's the question

    Nov 15
    The biggest comeback in Broncos history did not begin with a touchdown. It began with a pre-game coin flip.
  • Biggest NFL games of Week 11 -- John Clayton's First & 10

    Nov 15
    This weekend will help determine how interesting the AFC playoff race will be down the stretch, John Clayton writes.
  • The Sports Guy's Thursday NFL Pick

    Nov 15
    Who's up for another three hours of shitty football? Pull up a chair and watch poorly prepared, banged-up football players from two forgettable teams...