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Bills fall to Fins in opener -
"Buffalo began a new era under head coach Chan Gailey with an important division test against the Miami Dolphins at Ralph Wilson Stadium Sunday. And though the defense came to play holding Miami off the scoreboard for the entire third quarter to keep it a one score deficit (10-3), Buffalo’s offense could not find enough rhythm in time as they fell to Miami 15-10."

Inside The Bills | Injury update "
"Paul Posluszny left the game with a knee injury early in the second half. But Poz was seen running on the sideline trying to test the knee and looked like he was moving pretty well, but Gailey would not label the injury minor or major so soon after the game."

That Bills game was more like a dull rerun, not entertainment - Jerry Sullivan - The Buffalo News
"So much for the notion that, win or lose, they would at least be entertaining. Who said that, anyway? Could I have uttered those fateful words one hot August night, after a promising preseason performance -- that the Bills would be a good show this year, a fun way to spend a Sunday afternoon?"

Bills Roundup: Offense Struggles in Opener (3:03) -

"The defense kept it close but the offense struggled as the Bills lose 15-10 to the Dolphins."

Trent Edwards Postgame Press Conference (3:32) -
The Bills quarterback talks about the season-opening loss to the Dolphins.

Week 1 vs. Miami Dolphins -
Photos from yesterday's game.

A little too late for Bills in loss to Miami - Bills & NFL - The Buffalo News
Mark Gaughan recaps the Bills opening day loss.

Spiller contained in debut - Bills & NFL - The Buffalo News
"There will be better days for Spiller, who was held to 6 yards rushing on seven carries and a mere 8 yards on four receptions. He also had one kickoff return for 11 yards in the Bills' 15-10 loss."

Disappointed Bills fans see glimmer of hope - City & Region - The Buffalo News
Brian Meyer was at the Pearl Street Grill talking to fans about the game.

Dolphins vs. Bills highlights (3:07) -
Highlights from the NFL Network focus on the new faces.

Chan Gailey Postgame Press Conference (6:29) -
The Bills head coach looks back on the opening loss.

Chan Gailey takes blame in Buffalo Bills' defeat | Democrat and Chronicle
"If fingers need to be pointed, they point right back at me," Gailey said. "That's my responsibility to get (this team) to the winning side of the ball."

Buffalo Bills' struggles remain under new regime | Democrat and Chronicle
Sal sounds off in short bites.

Buffalo Bills' defense OK in new 3-4 scheme | Democrat and Chronicle
"Good but not good enough. That seemed to be the general consensus on how the Buffalo Bills' new-look 3-4 defense performed in Sunday's 15-10 opening-day loss to Miami."

Buffalo Bills: Two-minute read | Democrat and Chronicle
"Sal Maiorana takes a look at the key stats and facts from Sunday's loss for the Buffalo Bills."

Buffalo Bills Report Card | Democrat and Chronicle
Leo Roth grades the Bills performance. Man I would give the secondary a better grade than "B+".

Buffalo Bills fall flat in loss to Miami Dolphins | Democrat and Chronicle
"As punter Brian Moorman came trotting onto the field, it was like a stark realization zapped those 69,295 in attendance, not to mention the countless who were watching on TV. Yeah, we're going to see a lot of Moorman, and this really could be a long season."

Buffalo Bills lose season opener to Miami Dolphins | Democrat and Chronicle
"Game 1 of the Chan Gailey coaching era looked remarkably similar to what Buffalo Bills fans saw under former head coaches Dick Jauron, Mike Mularkey and Gregg Williams: An offense unable to sustain drives or produce points, and a defense that couldn’t prevent the big play when necessary."

Reaction: Dolphins 15 - Bills 10 - WGR 550 SportsRadio
"The Bills' shot themselves in the foot countless times against Miami, but do have some positive things to work from. The defense will be tested by one of the league's best in Aaron Rodgers. But all in all, a frustrating day for the team and Bills fans."

HAMILTON: At Least One Side Of The Ball Adjusted For A Change - WGR 550 SportsRadio
"Now it's Chan Gailey's turn to figure out how to take what may be the worst offensive line in the NFL and figure out how to move to ball and give Edwards and the running backs a fighting chance."

Chan Gailey's late punt was right call - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"There was a spirited debate in the Ralph Wilson Stadium press box Sunday about Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey's decision to take a safety from his own 1-yard line with 93 seconds left and down by three points to the Miami Dolphins."

Rapid Reaction: Dolphins 15, Bills 10 - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"The Miami Dolphins opened the season with a 15-10 victory over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Here's a quick overview."

Bills Offense Struggles in Loss to Dolphins |
"Chan Gailey's new Buffalo Bills offense is still a work in progress. Based on the season opener against the Dolphins, there's a lot of work to be done. Buffalo produced just 166 yards of total offense and only 10 points in a 15-10 loss to the Dolphins." | Buffalo, NY | New Chapter - Same Old Story
"We've spent much of training camp and the preseason talking about how different things are under Chan Gailey. Unfortunately the view from the press box during Sunday's opener against Miami looked disturbingly familiar to games in the recent past." | Buffalo, NY | New Coach: Same Edwards and Offense
"Have you ever started reading a book, or started watching a movie on tv, and as you start getting interested, you realize - darn it! - I've already read/seen this!? That's just how it seemed watching the Bills bumble and stumble their way to a most disappointing 15-10 opening loss to the Dolphins at a sold out Ralph; it was the same old story."

No INTs, but DBs keep Marshall in check - Sports - The Buffalo News
"The members of the Buffalo Bills' secondary boast of being one of the best units in the NFL. They backed up their words Sunday. The Bills' 15-10 season-opening loss to Miami can't be blamed on the secondary, which limited the Dolphins to 182 yards passing. The Bills were second in the league against the pass last season, and with every key player returning they picked up where they left off."

Quarterly report: Mark Gaughan breaks down the game - Bills & NFL - The Buffalo News
Quarter by quarter look at the game that was.

Coaching change hasn’t changed Edwards " Bills " Niagara Gazette
Jonah Bronstein is all over the place... is Trent Edwardsto blame? Bill Cowher? Chan Gailey? Someone else?

O-Line is a problem that won’t go away " Bills " Niagara Gazette
"This goes beyond Demetrius Bell and Cornell Green. The responsibility for the most glaring weakness on this battered and bruised National Football League franchise — not to mention the city that lives and dies by it — spreads far and wide."

Optimism fades after Week 1 loss - Dunkirk | The Observer
"The excitement and cheers of Opening Day turned into boo birds after Buffalo's second possession. Spiller showed one man cannot do it all. And Edwards was, well, Edwards."

Dolphins stymie Bills in opener - Canandaigua, NY - MPNnow
"I know it’s not the best I can play," Spiller said. "I got to pick it up. I got to make the plays. I can’t sit around and wait for someone else to make them."

That was painful | Football | Sports | Toronto Sun
Rob Longley says Bills fans would have been easier on Trent Edwards if he looked like he cared.

Bills writing the same old sorry story - The Globe and Mail
"A win would have been nice, and unexpected, but the fondest wish of every football fan here would to have been at least able to say that it looked different. It didn’t, though."

As usual, hope on hold in Buffalo -
"On the pre-game radio program before their opening game against the Miami Dolphins, callers debated whether the club could really be as bad as expected. The answer after Week 1? Miami beat Buffalo 15-10 and hope is once again on hold for Bills fans."

Miami Dolphins defense rules the day in win over Buffalo Bills - Miami Dolphins -
The Miami Herald focuses in on Mike Nolan's defense in their game recap.

Immediate Reactions: Dolphins 15, Bills 10 -
"Seriously, what’s more likely: A 10-yard completion or a recovering an onside punt (if that’s even in the rule book, which I’m trusting it is)? The Bills traded two points, one minute and the ability to tie the game with a field goal for 20 yards. It’s a genuinely numb-skulled decision."

Here's What I Saw: Bills/Dolphins -
Here's what Chuck Wade saw on Sunday.

Defense leads the way as Dolphins leave Buffalo with a win - The Phinsider
"It wasn't always pretty. But the Dolphins, led by Mike Nolan's defense, went up to Buffalo and kicked off the 2010 season with a win."

Dolphins shut down C.J. Spiller | National Football Post
"It was tough out there," Spiller told the Buffalo News. "We just have to go back and look at the film to see what it was. [The Dolphins] did a great job of making good tackles and making the plays. We just weren't able to make enough."

New-look Dolphins defense keys 15-10 win vs. Bills -
The USA Today rundown of yesterday's game.

Mike Nolan's Confusing Defense Leads Dolphins Over Bills -- NFL FanHouse
"Save for one impressive 80-yard scoring drive during which Edwards did his best Jim Kelly impression running the no-huddle off, the Bills were completely dominated and shut down by a swarming and fast Miami defense."

Bills vs Dolphins Recap - Buffalo Wins
Joe Pinzone pens his thoughts from yesterday's loss.

Inaugural Inefficiency: Boring Bills Produce Opening Day Clunker " Bills Gab
"Longtime AFC East rivals met on a 2010 opening day collision course. The excitement was back. The emotion, the juices were flowing again. It was a good day to have football back in our lives. If only someone reminded the Buffalo Bills offense that the season started today."

Other Bills Links
Jackson's jersey to be displayed at Pro Football HOF -

"Fred Jackson presented his jersey that he wore in the 2009 season finale to President and Executive Director of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Joe Horrigan, Vice President of Communications and Exhibits for becoming the first player in NFL history to compile 1,000 yards rushing and 1,000 kick return yards in a single season."

Halftime observations from Dolphins-Bills - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"There was a half-hearted union salute before kickoff. A smattering of players from either sideline imitated Thursday night's index-finger-in-the-air gesture from Thursday night's game between the Minnesota Vikings and New Orleans Saints in the Superdome."

Boring-to-watch Bills have a lingo all their own - Bob DiCesare - The Buffalo News
"This is a franchise deserving of a football glossary all its own, a collection that enables Bills fans to communicate with one another succinctly without fear of being misunderstood. Here is a list of common football terms followed by two definitions, one traditional, one more relevant to the Bills of today."

Sports, Ink - Blogs - The Buffalo News
The Bills outscored the Niners 31-31 on September 13th in 1992. The game would come to be known as the no punt game.

Twitter / drayton florence

Early bird gets the worm my mom made it to her first buffalo game and loved the Ralph let's keep it rockin #the12man

Twitter / drayton florence
@MattRichWarren not good enuff being avg and loosing is not what we are about def can't play great in a loss

Twitter / drayton florence
Congrats to all the undrafted rookies that played in their first game today you beat the odds!!!!

Twitter / drayton florence
We must get better this week all three phases

Twitter / Thurman Thomas
Watch the film, try and correct it and move on.. GREEN BAY HAS A TUFF D, and their O, can score with best of them.......

Twitter / Thurman Thomas
Maybe there wasn't anyone open, I don't know, all I know is it's a LOST.... Correct it, or ELSE.... and

Twitter / lonnie Harvey
@KawikaMitchell I'm good man just waiting for that call. Yall boys played tough D out there today man.

Twitter / Kawika Mitchell
Losing. 4real RT @MHall82: @KawikaMitchell what suprised you the most about today's game?

Twitter / Joique Bell
dont worry we'll bounce back....we alwayz do..."35"

Twitter / Thurman Thomas
Everyone wants to get on Trent,I understand, the O didn't play well together as a GROUP, PERIOD

Twitter / Stevie Johnson
Aight no W. But I Tell you this Buffalo We loved seeing yall 2day. Y'all WAS LIVE!!! We Gotta Get Better For y'all.. THANKS FOR THE SUPPORT!

Twitter / Kawika Mitchell
My plans r 2 b n B'lo til 5yrs r up mayb more RT @usafdev: @KawikaMitchell whats this crazy talk u not comin back!? Not so fast Mr.Mitchell!

Kawika Mitchell (KawikaMitchell) on Twitter
Kawika Mitchell was all over Twitter yesterday answering fan questions. Check it out.