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Buffalo Bills (5-9) at Miami Dolphins (6-8)
The Bills got blown out last week, losing 50-17 “at home” in Toronto to the Seahawks. As a result, they rank 28th in points per drive at -0.58. The Dolphins, on the other hand, rank 17th at -0.04. If you take the difference, multiply by 11 (average amount of drives per team per game) and add 2.5 points for home field, you get that Miami should be favored here by 8.5, rather than the 4.5 they actually are.
However, DVOA refutes this. I like to use DVOA to determine whether or not that net points per drive based figure is valid because it takes into account strength of schedule and things like that. Miami ranks 18th, while Buffalo ranks 22nd, which is a much smaller gap. That gap is even smaller still in weighted DVOA, which weights more recent games more heavily, as Buffalo ranks 22nd and Miami ranks 20th.
This is because, huge loss last week aside, the Bills have been playing some decent football lately compared to the Dolphins. Last week’...
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The Miami Dolphins are still alive in the race for the final playoff spot in the AFC. Before the 2012 season, starting a rookie quarterback, with a rookie head coach, did you think we’d be saying that in week 16 of the season? It’s even crazier when you think that the Dolphins could be a game or 2 better if they hadn’t let overtime games slip away to the Cardinals and Jets...
ESPN’s James Walker writes that the Buffalo Bills could get out from under QB Ryan Fitzpatrick‘s a $59 million and cut $4.45 million off of their cap next season, as well as an addition $7.45 million in actual cash.
Walker adds that Fitzpatrick has $3 million roster bonus that will be due at the beginning of March. If he’s still on their roster by then, his cap number...
The Bills have agreed to a long term lease extension with Erie County
This is a 10 year extension
The team CAN’T leave before 7 years
AFTER 7 years, the team can’t move without a 400 million dollar penalty
Coincides with the NEW CBA: Team pays 900 million to relocate per NFL
130 million coming to the team for stadium renovations to start the 2013 season
The Miami Dolphins owe the Buffalo Bills one, after losing 19-14 on Thursday Night Football, earlier this season. The Dolphins lost that game, in large part, because they turned the football over 3 times and didn’t create any turnovers. The Dolphins were pushed around by the Bills in that Thursday night loss and were held to just 60 rushing yards in that game. If the Dolphins...
Bills cornerback and return specialist Leodis McKelvin has been placed on injured reserve because of a groin injury.
Buffalo signed linebacker Kirk Morrison back to the team after releasing him on Dec. 3 after he was inactive for 12 games. 30-year-old made 7 tackles for the Bills in 2011 after spending six years with Oakland and Jacksonville.
McKelvin is a former first-round pick...
The Buffalo Bills have reached an agreement with Erie County and the state of New York on a new lease deal for Ralph Wilson Stadium. The 10-year deal will keep the Bills in western new york, according to sources.
The deal was brokered by New York state Governor Andrew Cuomo and avoided the expiration of the current lease on Buffalo’s stadium, which would have expired on July 1st...
Stevie Johnson's season has gone much like the one-handed catch the Buffalo Bills receiver made last weekend.
It looked marvelous: Johnson leaping over the middle to snag the ball with one hand, bring it in and control it before he landed on the turf for a 25-yard gain. Trouble is, the drive stalled and Buffalo lost the game.
''It's a pretty cool catch,''...
The Miami Dolphins have sent flowers in memory of a fan who died in the elementary school shooting rampage Newtown, Conn.
School psychologist Mary Sherlach rooted for the team. Her funeral will be Friday.
''It just came to our attention that one of the individuals who was one of the victims up there was an avid Dolphin fan,'' coach Joe Philbin said Thursday. '...
Dolphins receiver Brian Hartline didn't practice Thursday due to a back injury. Davone Bess missed Sunday's game with a similar injury and also didn't practice Thursday.Fantasy Spin:Hartline has been living off his Week 4 performance (12-253-1) all season. He has averaged 57.6 yards with zero touchdowns in his other 13 games and will make for a risky WR3 if he plays Sunday...
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The Miami Dolphins had some ups -- and a few more downs -- in 2012. Rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill was along for the ride.Tannehill was a bit off and on during his first season as a professional signal-caller. Here's his passer rating in order from Week 1 to 15 (not including Week 7, when he left the game early): 39.0, 91.0, 50.2, 86.5, 92.3, 112.0, 90.9, 42.4, 46.9, 97.1...
Scratch one more team from the potential "Move to L.A" theory in the NFL.
State lawmakers and the Buffalo Bills announced Friday morning they've come to an agreement that will keep the football team playing in Buffalo, for more than likely at least the next 10-years.
The deal all but locks the team in, by stipulating any relocation would...
First and foremost, I’d like to thank Kevin Connors for joining me as I dust off 12 Questions with the 12th Man. Most will recognize Kevin from his job as anchor of SportsCenter, but I’ve gotten to know him on Twitter as a diehard Buffalo Bills fan.
Connors has very insightful opinions on the Bills, both current and past, and I know that all Bills fans will enjoy this interview...
Leodis McKelvin's spectacular campaign at punt return will come to an end a little early, as the 27-year-old utility player was placed on Injured Reserve Thursday. McKelvin has lead the league all season in punt return average, and he currently sits 10th on the all-time single-season list behind Lemar Parrish, who was the last to put up more than 18.7 yards per return back in 1974...
The Bills placed cornerback Leodis McKelvin (groin) on injured reserve Thursday.
McKelvin did most of his damage on special teams for the Bills.