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Buffalo Bills news, 10/19: previewing Bills vs. Dolphins

The Buffalo Bills and Miami Dolphins will square off in South Florida tomorrow. Read the previews to get ready right here!

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Bills Focus: Doug Marrone Dolphins Preview - VIDEO -

"The Bills head coach talks with Chris Brown about the team being more consistent, the Dolphins coming off of their bye week, and simulating Miami weather conditions during practice this week."

Bills notebook: Look for Spiller to see more action - Sports - The Buffalo News

"Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller practiced fully Friday on his sore ankle and is listed as probable for Sunday’s game in Miami. Look for Spiller to play at least a slightly bigger role against the Dolphins than he did against Cincinnati last week."

More Dolphins previews

Kicker Carpenter scores on rebound with Bills - Sports - The Buffalo News
"Carpenter spent five mostly excellent seasons with Miami. He made two Pro Bowls. But the Dolphins found somebody younger, stronger, cheaper and – they think – better in April’s NFL draft. Welcome to the cold, cruel, what-have-you-done-for-me-lately NFL."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Bills Healthy Heading To Miami
"When the Buffalo Bills travel to Miami to take on the division rival Dolphins, they'll have 52 of their 53-man roster available to suit up. Outside of rookie quarterback EJ Manuel, the rest of the men dressed in red, white and blue have a chance at playing on Sunday."

W2W4: Buffalo Bills at Miami Dolphins - ESPN
The weather and more are on Mike Rodak's list of things to watch for in Miami this weekend.

C.J. Spiller of Buffalo Bills to play against Miami Dolphins - ESPN
"I can tell you that he's not 110 percent," Marrone said. "It's just making improvement. You appreciate it as a coach and as a fan. Here's a player who's working every day, getting treatment three or four times a day, then going out on the practice field and trying to work through it. We appreciate that effort."

Miami Dolphins: Dolphins have to find a way to contain Buffalo's Mario Williams - Sun Sentinel
"The takeaway: Williams, whose eight sacks are tied for third in the NFL, will pose a serious threat to Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill and the Dolphins' gameplan on Sunday".

NOTEBOOK: Jordan And Bills LB Alonso Were College Roommates -
"That’s my guy and I lived with him for a long time and I saw the work that he put in," said Jordan, who was a disruptive force himself for the Ducks. "It’s starting to pay off and I wouldn’t be surprised at the end of this year if he’s one of the top rookies. I kind of expect it from him and he expects it out of me, too."

Five Keys To Beating Buffalo - Miami
"The Miami Dolphins will try to snap a two game losing streak as they open up division play against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. The Dolphins should be well rested and ready to go coming off of there bye week, and in my opinion, will have to play their best game of the season to defeat the AFC rivals. Here are some of the keys to victory that I will be focusing that will hopefully lead to a 4-2 record!"

3TFO - Bills vs. Dolphins - Pro Football Focus
"Buffalo’s issues at the quarterback position are making their season more complicated, but with a roster with some young playmakers you just can’t count them out."

More clicks

Miami Hurricanes legend Jim Kelly returns to South Florida -
Kelly had surgery in June to remove the cancer and wears a prosthesis connected to "a couple of teeth I still have left," he said during a phone interview with the Miami Herald. "I know that sounds gross. I went to the recent Pro Football Hall of Fame ceremony and everybody was like, ‘What does it feel like?’ and I was like, ‘Man, you don’t need to hear my problems. You probably have enough of your own."

Bills QB carousel keeps offense on its toes -
"All told Buffalo has had nine different quarterbacks throw to receiving targets on their roster in the practice setting. A total of five have thrown passes in a preseason or regular season game."

Inside The Bills | Stevie’s favorite quality in Lewis
"Just the charisma that he has, making plays," said Johnson. "He’s got that little ‘It’ factor about him. He walks around with big shoulders, head up. That’s what he’ll bring, that confidence, to the offense."

Inside The Bills | Fan Friday 10-18
Chris Brown answers fan questions on the lack of run D improvement, offensive play calling, preparing players to avoid injuries, allowing yards after the catch, and when teams have to decide jersey colors.

Doug Marrone on the goal-line play-calling - Press Coverage - The Buffalo News
"Marrone's quote begins with an explanation of why spreading the field and having the quarterback run is difficult when the offense is on the 1 or 2 yard line and the defense has its goal-line defense on the field."

Bengals Vontaze Burfict fined $7,875 for faskmask against the Bills - Cincy Jungle
"However, his first quarter facemask on Fred Jackson cost him $7,875. Here's the play."