>Grading the Bills
Running game: C-
Gained only 63 yards, nearly 100 yards below Miami's average yield. Lynch and Losman made tough yards when it mattered late, though.
Passing game: C-
Losman didn't have the sort of day that results in megabucks contract extensions, but he kept his poise and made key throws down stretch.
Run defense: D
One week after shutting down Bengals, allowed 124 yards on 27 carries by Dolphins backup Jesse Chatman.
Pass defense: A-
Another strong game by the secondary, which didn't allow Lemon to make big throws down the field. Never seem to get beaten deep.
Special teams: A
Huge punt return by Parrish set stage for winning field goal. Lindell nailed the big kick. Great play by Jenkins on punt led to Kelsay safety.
Defensive game plan conceded run yardage, but hard to argue with 10 points allowed. Young team didn't panic when it trailed against winless foe.
>Grading the Dolphins
Running game: A-
Averaged 4.6 a pop with Chatman. Offensive line has been one of few bright spots in winless season.
Passing game: D
One of themes in losing locker room was the unwillingness to even test the Bills deep. Clearly, they have little trust in Lemon.
Run defense: B
A terrific game by their standards. Limited Bills to 2.5 yards a carry and made Lynch fight for every yard.
Pass defense: B
Kept the Bills'wideouts in front of them and didn't allow a pass play of more than 21 yards. Forgot to cover Gaines, though.
Special teams: D
Holding on kickoff return TD was a killer. Fields had worst boot of day on punt that Parrish returned 40 yards to set up winning field goal.
Had decent game plan, but seemed a tad timid at times for a team that was 0-8. When are they going to give Beck a chance at QB?
-- Compiled by News football writers