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Buffalo Bills news, 10/21: Bills have life after win in Miami

The Buffalo Bills up-ended the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. Get all the reaction you can handle right here.

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Heart puts Jackson heads above the rest - Sports - The Buffalo News

"But stats don’t always reflect the impact a player has on a game. Mere digits on a score sheet can’t capture what it means for a respected leader to put his battered body on the line in trying circumstances, and lift his team to a desperately needed victory."

Bills have historic 20/20 outlook through seven games - Press Coverage - The Buffalo News

"Football Outsiders assistant editor Scott Kacsmar pointed out the Bills are just the sixth team in NFL history to score and allow at least 20 points in each of their first seven games."

Mario's late sacks help lift Bills to 23-21 win at Miami -
"Trailing by one late (21-20) Williams delivered sacks on back-to-back drives, the second of which forced a fumble that was recovered by Kyle Williams at the Miami 34 with 2:48 remaining. Buffalo’s offense ran the football to kill most of the remaining time on the clock before Dan Carpenter put the winning field goal through the uprights from 31 yards away for a 23-21 victory over Miami."

Jackson's invincible spirit inspiring teammates -
"He knows his body more than anybody else does," Robert Woods said. "He’s got a little Hulk in him. He’s strong and he can take a lot." Press Conferences
Doug Marrone: "When you play well as a team you have a chance to win"
Thad Lewis: "That's what we're supposed to do"
Dan Carpenter on game-winning FG: "It's got extra meaning"
Mario Williams: "We all picked it up when we needed to"

Bills Roundup: Late Turnover Leads to 23-21 Win -
"Mario Williams had 2 sacks against the Dolphins, including one which forced a fumble that led to the go ahead field goal, as Buffalo came from behind to beat Miami 23-21."

Bills Focus: Down to the Wire - VIDEO -
"Kicker Dan Carpenter got some redemption by kicking the game winning field goal against his former team and with every game going down to the wire this year, the Bills are learning to win the close ones."

Inside The Bills | Run ‘D’ not perfect, but better in 2nd half
"After giving up 5.7 per carry in the first half, Buffalo only gave up an average of 3.6 yards per carry in the second half as Miami got just 40 yards on 11 second half rushes."

Inside The Bills | Carpenter’s last kickoff not what he wanted
"Carpenter however, mis-hit the last kickoff after his 31-yard field goal put Buffalo ahead 23-21 with under 40 seconds remaining and it almost allowed Miami to steal the game back in the waning seconds."

Inside The Bills | Byrd’s feet feeling good
"It feels pretty good… no pain," he said. "It is feeling okay right now. No pain during the game. Thank God for that."

Inside The Bills | Robey ‘finally’ robs one
"He’s been really close and he’s been getting closer and closer," said Marrone. "You’re all probably saying great play and I’m like, ‘Shoot it’s about time.’ He’s been really close, he really has. He has very good instincts. There was another play in the game he was close too. That’s why he was able to come in, you’re talking about a guy that was a college free agent and earned his way on the team and earned a spot in the nickel and is playing well."

Timely takeaways by defense carry Bills past Dolphins - Sports - The Buffalo News
"It’s amazing what can go through your mind in one-hundredth of a second," Kyle Williams said. "When I initially bent down to pick it up, it kind of kicked sideways and hit my hand. When it hit the ground again, I literally thought, don’t try to reach down and pick it up again and let somebody hit you in the back and you lose the ball. So as soon as I bobbled, I just jumped on the ball. It ended up working better that way. We were able to run some clock down, and kick a field goal and kind of milk the clock a little bit."

Bills notebook: Poor kickoff after field goal puts Carpenter on the spot - Sports - The Buffalo News
"Honestly, I didn’t know what to expect," Carpenter said of the fan response. "I didn’t know how the reception would be. On the first field goal, I got my answer."

Tim Graham grades the Bills-Dolphins - The Buffalo News
Grades were not that good, yet there they go winning the game.

Quarterly Report: Bills 23, Dolphins 21 - Sports - The Buffalo News
A quarterly look at the game to see how momentum shifted.

Bills top Dolphins on Carpenter field goal set up by Williams sack - Sports - The Buffalo News
"The injury-plagued Bills (3-4) ended a streak of six consecutive road losses, including two this year."

Points after: Bills 23, Dolphins 21 - Press Coverage - The Buffalo News
"The Bills are 3-4 overall and 1-2 in the AFC East. They avoided a three-game losing streak and won their first division road game in nine tries."

Dolphins' giftwrapped win - Democrat and Chronicle
"Well, here's the point. Had they run twice in that situation, they probably would have won the game, even if they hadn't earned a first down." Never change, Sal.

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Sideline Reactions: Bills 23 - Dolphins 21
"The Buffalo Bills ended their drought on the road with a fulfilling last-minute victory that helped keep the season in tact. Had the Bills lost the game, a 2-7 start would have been likely with New Orleans and Kansas City up next in back-to-back weeks. With the victory, the Bills took another step under head coach Doug Marrone and claimed their first division win under him. They'll fly home happy, knowing the 2013 season isn't written off just yet."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Bills Defense To The Rescue
"Mario Williams wasn't the only player on defense coming up with key plays."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Bulldog: Trusting The Bills
"This is a nice, nice win. Again, I'm not sure the Dolphins are any better than just one of the many NFL teams that make up the vast middle class, so do what you want with that. Here is what the Bills did Sunday. They won a division road game with Thad Lewis playing quarterback and their great looking backfield hobbled by injury. They got huge impact plays from Mario Williams with the game on the line."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - HAMILTON: Mario Finally Makes A Difference
Paul Hamilton meanders through some thoughts on Mario Williams and Danny Crossman.

Dan Carpenter, Thad Lewis return to Miami in Buffalo Bills win - ESPN
"There was nothing special about it," Carpenter said of his return to Miami. "I have no hard feelings with what happened with the Dolphins. I'm glad to be in Buffalo right now and doing anything I can to help this team win."

Fred Jackson shows grit after injury scare - ESPN
"He's a legend. He's a real life legend. I don't even know what to say," receiver Stevie Johnson said. "He got injured, came back. His leg was messed up and he still was running for first downs and touchdowns."

Locker Room Buzz: Buffalo Bills - ESPN
"Linebacker Manny Lawson wasn't spotted in the locker room postgame, his travel bag already packed by the time reporters entered. Lawson left in the third quarter with a hamstring injury, which also kept him out of the second half last week against Cincinnati."

Defense drives Buffalo Bills to first division win - ESPN
"Williams' strip-sack and a pick-six by Nickell Robey in the first quarter bookended what was an otherwise uninspiring performance by both teams. "

Rapid Reaction: Buffalo Bills - ESPN
"But for a Mike Pettine-coached defense that thrives on generating pressure, the Bills failed to do that in this game until late, getting it cranking just in time to pull out the win."

Greg Cote: Miami Dolphins choked against Buffalo Bills - Greg Cote -
"The harshest word in sports sure felt like it fit as the life ran out of the game clock and demoralized home fans sagged from the stadium. The Dolphins choked. "

Dolphins (3-3) are on a three-game losing streak after 23-21 loss to Buffalo - Sun Sentinel
"We ran the ball on first down, got two yards," Philbin said. "Second and eight (the sack play), we believe we had a good play called so we called the play."

Buffalo Bills captured win No. 3 through Super Mario |
"Mario Williams may have the media personality of a roll of Scotch tape, but goodness gracious he is a freak of nature." That's some opening line by Nick Mendola.