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Jauron still mum on starting QB

Buffalo Bills coach Dick Jauron wasn't offering any hints Monday about whether J.P. Losman would remain his starting quarterback next week against the Miami Dolphins.

Losman had his best game this season, completing 24 of 34 passes for 295 yards and one touchdown, while rookie Trent Edwards nursed a wrist injury.

"We'll certainly know by Wednesday," Jauron said. Edwards' sprained right wrist had improved after he sat out Sunday. Jauron was waiting to hear more on the injury before making a decision about the Miami game.

"As of [Sunday], it was better," Jauron said.

"He couldn't have thrown the ball. We'll have to see [Monday]. I haven't had the opportunity yet."

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Losman became the seventh quarterback in team history to throw for more than 5,000 yards in his career. Losman had 295 yards passing Sunday, giving him 5,086 yards in his career. Dennis Shaw is sixth with 6,286 yards. Jim Kelly is the all-time leader with 35,647 yards passing.

Jauron on Losman: "He played well. There are always plays every quarterback would like to have back, but he played well. He threw some tremendous balls, and he threw them with authority. He moved it around. Josh [Reed] had a number of catches and had a tremendous game. Lee [Evans] and Marshawn [Lynch], to have games like that on the same day, that was fun to watch."

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The Bills were still awaiting injury updates on starting linebacker John DiGiorgio, wide receiver Roscoe Parrish and reserve tight end Derek Schouman. The Bills were off Monday and expected to know more Wednesday. DiGiorgio suffered an apparent concussion late in the third quarter. Parrish left Sunday's game in the first half with a bruised thigh. Schouman had what was believed Monday to be a sprained ankle.

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Jauron made a point to compliment Buffalo fans, who made things more difficult for the Bengals on Sunday.

"The fans definitely play a part in a home game. If we can give them something to cheer about, it affects us and affects our opponents. They make noise at the right time. I think that's effective. That was really good."

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Jauron was impressed with punt returners Parrish and Jim Leonhard, both of whom did a good job handing the winds swirling inside Ralph Wilson Stadium. Both returned two punts for 18 yards apiece. Leonhard also had two fair catches.

"Roscoe and Jimmy did a tremendous job fielding the ball in that wind," Jauron said.

"It was big in terms of field positions. They had a number of balls on the run. They weren't real easy catches."

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Jauron on the offensive line:

"We anticipated a little more pressure from them, and we didn't get it," Jauron said.

"Our [offensive line] did a good job. It's always more than just the line. They played well. Our tight ends blocked well. Our backs played well. The whole thing came together. Really, you were kind of comfortable watching it."

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