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Dolphins beat Buffalo to escape AFC East cellar

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- The Dolphins are no longer the worst team in the AFC East. Well, they're tied with the Buffalo Bills, both with 5-9 records. But the Dolphins have swept the Bills so they are effectively ahead of the Bills.

Hey, you take every smidge of good news with the 2011 Miami Dolphins. The Dolphins beat the Bills 30-23 today.

This is good: Todd Bowles got his first career head coaching victory.

This is good: Reggie Bush rushed for 203 yards and became the third person in franchise history to gain over 200 yards rushing in a game for Miami. It marked only the fourth time it happened in team history. (Ricky Williams did it twice, Lamar Smith did it once.)

This is good, too: Matt Moore played well Sunday despite suffering a mild concussion last week. He only completed 50 percent of his passes but threw two TDs, without an interception.

This was bad: Brandon Marshall dropped two TD passes. That left Miami to settle for field goals and thus make a clearly easy victory into a nail-biter.

This was bad: Marc Colombo gave up a strip sack that resulted in a Matt Moore fumble.

This was good: The Green Bay Packers lost today. Yes, the Dolphins remain the only franchise with a team that finished the season undefeated.

This was bad: The Dolphins have to, at some point, man up on defense. The zone defense simply shows its wear after a while. Seems to me Vontae Davis and Sean Smith are better suited for man coverage.

And then this: The Dolphins did not allow the Bills to convert a third down play this season. Buffalo was 0-for-12 in Miami.they were 0-for-11 today. Wow!

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Sissy Krissy,

What "REAL" dolfan would being saying Congrats to Pat, Afc Easr Champs? They won, so fvcking what!

Let's congratulate Adolph Hitler for losing WWII. Somethings seem destined to happen even before they start. Just like you're one of this blogs worst bloggers!

Do I need congratulate you on that? LOL

Daryl.....

Tebow did play better than I expected....but @ the same time....I did expect the Broncos to score 20 pts....just because the Pats D is so bad....

I also expected the Pats to score 40....and hoped they would actually put up 50...no such luck.....

In any case....your right...ESPN.....will priase Tebow for the 23 points against the vaunted Belicheat D....and slam Dumerville and the DC for giving up 41 points to Brady...

What real Dolphin fan would congratulate the architect of 9 AFC EAST CROWNS in 11 years....what a fool I am....

Instead I will just post how Sporano.....3 STRAIGHT LOSING SEASON'S IS THE hottest coaching prospect....

yeah...makes more sense....

Loser's LOVE Loser's.......

YG............ BE GRACEFULL AND DON'T ATTACK KRIS FOR SHOWING CLASS AND SPORT'S MANCHIP .............................


TOM BRADY IS THE BEST QB ON EARTH AND WILL NOT BE REPEATED ,SO WE MIGHT ENJOY WATCHING HIM ....................................

KRIS @ 7;34PM .......BEST REPLY EVER ON THIS FOURM OF IDIOTS ..................

..Aloco. I actually bet the Pats(-7) So I was happy they covered. Tebow is a lightning rod for sure. I have to admit. I was pshyced to watch this game just to see if he would fail, or do well..I think he played better today in a loss then he has in most of their wins. 11-19 isn't great..But better then some guys this week. The whole Tebow craze is a little bit much. I can't watch ESPN anymore as it is all they talk about. They make talking points about everything the guy does..

ALOCO, LOL!

Daryl....I agree....

They over-hyped Tebow to the point of exhaustion.....

DD.......... ESPN IS JUST A BIZ,ONCE YOU R HOT ,EVERY ONE TALKING ABOUT YOU ...WHILE OUR GREAT ARMANDO TALKING ESCAPING THE (( CELLAR ))..............

NO SHAME .....................

DB IS TONY STILL COACHING THE COLTS TO A SB VICTORY OR DID YOU JUST WANT TO SEE HOW MANY STUPID BLOGGERS TO FOLLOW YOU ON THAT RIDICULOUS STATEMENT?

I LOVE WATCHING FIGHTS BETWEEN KRIS AND DB ...THEY BOTH ARE VERY GOOD ...........

MY GOODNESS EVERY SPORTS SITE NOW HAS SPARANO AS THE #1 COACH IN DEMAND.

DYING FOOL WAS RIGHT. MAYBE WE CAN HIRE HIM BACK CHEAP?

WHAT ABOUT OUR QUAILTY COACH ? IS HE STILL HERE OR WAS FIRED also ?


la familia ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

ALoco go make some mint tea.

Kris..I suppose in the end. I'm a little bit of a hypocrite as I bought into the hype for todays game..But yes the coverage is over the top. You would think he played in New York.

Aloco..Your right. There is a reason that ESPN covers Tebow so much. People are tuned in. As much as guys like me say they hate the coverage. I was sitting in front of the TV today waiting for the game..Tebow is like the car wreck on the interstate. You have to slow down and look, even when you should just move on.

Anyone see that the Packers lost today??? Not only did they lose the game. They lost Bulaga, and Sherrod. This could be devistating for them.

quality

HEY DID YOU ALL CATCH ARMANDO SHOOTING DOWN YESTERDAYS FOOL ON THE BLOG TODAY ABOUT FREEDOM OFF SPEECH?

DB PLEASE TAKE YOU HEART MEDICINE AND YOUR ED MEDICINE NOW.

HEY ALOCO DID YOU MAKE US SOME (((MINT TEA))) YET

ALOCO DID YOU CLEAN YOUR TRAILER OF IGUANA POO WHILE EATING DENNY'S TAKE OUT?

dd........ GB LOST VS THE KC NEW COACH ,THE EX PATS DC CORNELL WHO SPARANO REFUSED TO HIRE HIM AFTER BP ASKED HIM TO LAST YEAR .........


PS...THAT WAS THE FIRST GAME AS HC FOR KC WHO'S THEIR GM IS THE BP SON IN LAW ..........


BUFFET OF KNOWLEDGR ..........

Aloco....I am done fighting with a fool....he has NO INTEGRITY....and flip flops.....to the point where he doesn't even remember what he flip-flopped on......

Flipper Breed can't comprehend what you post to him most of the time....and rarely responds intelligently to what you write to him....

Once you figure that out.....you see that a conversation with Flipper Breed is hardly worth it.....

DB PLEASE TAKE YOU HEART MEDICINE AND YOUR ED MEDICINE NOW.

Posted by: LOL | December 18, 2011 at 07:49 PM

HEY DID YOU ALL CATCH ARMANDO SHOOTING DOWN YESTERDAYS FOOL ON THE BLOG TODAY ABOUT FREEDOM OFF SPEECH?

DB PLEASE TAKE YOU HEART MEDICINE AND YOUR ED MEDICINE NOW.

Posted by: LOL | December 18, 2011 at 07:49 PM

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LOL...I did see that....and I LOVED it.....

If fins would have lost today they would have been in great position to get #4 pick in draft. With remaining schedule it looks like we will get pick # 7 or 8 at best. Fire Ireland!!

ALOCO BURGER KING HAS BUY ONE GET ONE FREE
JUST LOOKING OUT FOR YOU BRO

(((BUFFET OF BOSTON BAKED BEANS FOR BRAINS)))

WHEN DB IS BEATEN HE REVERTS TO A SILLY NAME CALLING ADOLESCENT.

IT IS STUPID FOR ANYBODY TO RESPOND TO HIM BECAUSE HE JUST WANTS TO SET EVERYONE UP TO BE A DYING FOOL LIKE HIM.

ALOCO DID YOU KISS YOUR TOM BRADY POSTER TODAY ((LOL))

CELLAR BREED DID YOU KICK A POODLE TODAY?

ALOCO WILL YOU BE MEETING TOM BRADY AT THE AIRPORT?

(((BUFFET OF TOM BRADY MAN CRUSH)))

KRIS... AGREE...REMEMBER ,I DID FIGHT WITH DB FEW TIMES AND ALWAYTS THOUGHT HE'S NOT A FAN BUT JUST A GUY WITH AN AGENDA TO BE THE CENTER OF DISCUSSION ON THIS BLOG .................

ALOCO WHEN YOU SEE TOM BRADY AT THE AIRPORT WILL YOU SUFFER UNCONTROLLABLE URGES TO DROP TO THE FLOOR ON YOUR HANDS AND KNEES AND HOPE HE DOES YOU FROM BEHIND?

((((BUFFET OF ALOCO MUST HAVE TOM BRADY))))

ALOCO DB IS A FAN, HE IS A DB FAN. LOL!!! SAD BUT TRUE.

ALOCO TUBE OF GLUE SAYS HI

(((BUFFET OF INHALANTS)))

DB IS JUST DUMB ..............

Alex Fannagan is HOT.....no doubt about it....

But I don't love that deep voice of her's.....kinda creeps me out....

This was the definition of a meaningless win. Can not allow Redskins to go before us. Just dumb

...Again about Tebow..That SNL skit last night was freekin hillarious..Google SNL Tebow skit..It is worth the watch if you haven't seen it.

Daryl....I will check it out....

Daryl......funny stuff....

"maybe thats because i'm not in everybody's face about it".....

http://www.midwestsportsfans.com/2011/12/snl-tim-tebow-skit-on-saturday-night-live-video

DevilsAdvocate always talks about him calling it. Nobody cares. Please shut up. Let others praise you instead of you always praising yourself. Get over it. Are you 12?

I was wrong today when I said the Team only plays hard for TS. I am not perfect; almost, but not quite so.

oscar, please stop talkling about the dolphins as if ,they r the pats...................


play hard , my foot...0-7 start ...playing hard , my foottttttttttttttttttttttttt

This is good: Reggie Bush rushed for 203 yards and became the third person in franchise history to gain over 200 yards rushing in a game for Miami. It marked only the fourth time it happened in team history. (Ricky Williams did it twice, Lamar Smith did it once.)

Wrong again Mando, Mercury Morris ran for 201 Yds in a 52 to 0 Stomping of New England in 1972, thus making Bush the 5th RB to do so.

I check this blog. from time to time.. I have been a fan of the fins my whole life.from 1968 on. each time I read this blog. there is talk about the draft. and where we will pick in 2012. so the win are not big for me now. means nothing but just putting us lower down in the draft next year. all the teams we need to win this week did, so we could move up in the draft did ,and what did we do win! to move even lower now in the draft. It is a good win for the new coach,I am happy for him. But will not even be around next year as the coach..the win means nothing... Tired of not have a good QB, this team has only had 2 great QB and won all the time, and now if we want a good QB, will need to move up by giving away draft picks.something we need to get better. Just once before I die would love to see this team win a playoff Game with a Great QB.

Well, I might be Loco ALoco, but I feel that overall, the Dolphins have = or better personnel than NE except for QB. And the Coach, of course.

Sad to see marino's record will by finally be broken next week by Brees..Oh well we have 1 last record ..17-0..

Ok everyone chill out with worrying about draft position. Whatever is meant to be is meant to be. Look at the positive it looks like John Jerry has finally filpped the switch and could be a quality starting lineman. Bush is looking like the college rb that we used to watch in awe. Matt Moore has been a pleasant suprise and the defense has dominated.

By the way when we drafted Odrick it confused me but man he has really impressed me this year. I know everyone is wanting RG3 but this QB class is really deep just be patient and enjoy the ride. By the way I really think Landry Jones is the sleeper here.

REGIE BUSHE RUSHES FOR 200 YRDS AND NOW HE OJ SIMPSON
NEED TO GET RB AND QB, MAYBE THE GREAT JACORY HARRIS FROM THEE"U", HE CAN PLAY WITH THE GREAT BUTCCH DAVIS, MIAMI NEXT COACH
(BUFFET OF KNOWLEDGE)

OSCAR IS NOT ME, OSCAR IS A 124 YEAR OLD SHUT-IN
( BUFFET OF ACORNS)

JACORY HARRIS?
BUTCCH DAVIS?
THEE "U"?

(((BUFFET OF ALOCO IS AN IDIOT)))

Here's a tip on Internet. When you don't want People knit-picking, argumenting for argument's sake, to something you wrote, you use words that generalize your impression. For instance, I knew that ALoco was going to reply to my previous comment, what about Grankowsky, what about Welker, etc., so I used the word "overall" Miami has = or better personnel than NE. That neutralizes any waste of good energy(and Time).

Well, I might be Loco ALoco, but I feel that overall, the Dolphins have = or better personnel than NE except for QB. And the Coach, of course.

Posted by: oscar canosa | December 18, 2011 at 08:57 PM

OSCAR HANG WITH ODEN AND FLIPER BRED AND CUBEN IN TRAILER PARK WITH THERE 32 CATS THAT POO ALL OVER.
(BUFFET OF TRUTHS)

BETTER THAN IGUANA POO AND DENNY'S TAKE OUT THAT ALOCO LOVES.

(((BUFFET OF PEOPLE FROM BOSTON ARE STUPID)))

OSCAR, YOU HAVE ALL TIME IN WORLD,I THINK YOU WILL LIVE MANY MORE YAERS THEN YOUR ALREADY 124 YEARS.
(BUFFET OF AGES)

ALOCO YOUR IQ WILL SINK BELOW ITS CURRENT LEVEL OF 22.

(((BUFFET OF PEOPLE NAMED ALOCO ARE BROWN DONKEY THAT GO HEE HAW HEE HAW)))

A NEW NAME FOR FLIPPER, NOW THERES 6, DYING BRED,YESTERDAY GONE,LOL,NOW CELAR DWELER.
(BUFFET OF EXPOSURE)

ALOCO THE PLANE CARRYING TOM BRADY IS ONE HOUR AWAY..QUICK GO TO THE AIRPORT

((BUFFET OF ALOCO WEARS A BRA AND PINK PANTIES))

A NEW NAME FOR FLIPPER, NOW THERES 6, DYING BRED,YESTERDAY GONE,LOL,NOW CELAR DWELER.
(BUFFET OF EXPOSURE)

Posted by: ALoco | December 18, 2011 at 09:19 PM
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THAT'S ONLY FIVE

((BUFFET OF ALOCO CAN'T SPELL LIKE OTHER PEOPLE FROM BOSTON))

FLIPER BREED A MAN POF LOW EDUCATION,ONLY MADE IT TO 6TH GRADE,LIKE JETHRO FROM "BEVERLY HILLBILLYS"

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