ORCHARD PARK, N.Y -- The Dolphins were awakened at 3:30 AM by fire alarm bells at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. There was no actual fire.
Just guessing here but, um, it was a bad joke.
This is not the first time this happens. It happened in the early 90s when the Dolphins visited New England. That night the players and coaches were actually removed from their rooms and they actually had to wait in the lobby until fremen gave the all clear.
The Dolphins' traveling party did not have to leave their rooms Sunday morning.
It doesn't matter. As I wrote in today's Miami Herald the Dolphins won't blow their chances to get into the playoffs this year. This team has been through too much to fall short now.
By the way, the Dolphins are healthy. Daniel Thomas, the only player questionable prior to the game, is expected to be available.