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Bills-Dolphins Report card

>Grading the Bills

Running game: B

Lynch and Jackson combined for 102 yards and 4.4 per carry. But team couldn't play ball control when game got out of hand late.

Passing game: D

Edwards had worst game of season. Made some poor decisions and bounced some throws. Good coverage by Dolphins. Drops didn't help matters.

Run defense: B

Held the Fish to 1.9 yards a carry and long run of 12 yards. Wildcat attack didn't hurt them much. It seemed worse, somehow.

Pass defense: F

Ginn's career-best performance brought back grim memories of Chambers in 2005. McGee roasted to a crisp on his bad knee. Pass rush was weak.

Special teams: C-

No big plays, aside from Walker's blocked field goal. Just when you think it's safe, Neill snaps the ball over the punter's head.

Coaching: D

A lot of talk from players about not being prepared, reminiscent of Arizona game. Why wasn't McKelvin ready to spell McGee at corner?


>Grading the Dolphins

Running game: C-

Vaunted Wildcat didn't do much damage. Did have some effective runs in opening TD drive, and Williams blew through Bills on winning TD run.

Passing game: A

What was that about Pennington not being able to throw the ball downfield? He'll move past Trent in league QB ratings.

Run defense: C

Seemed ready to fold when Bills had big drive to start second half. But got off the hook when Bills imploded in stretch.

Pass defense: A

Made Edwards look like a rookie. Tight coverage forced Trent to hold ball too long at times. Got pass rush at critical moments.

Special teams: B

Punter, Fields, had a field day. Pinned Bills deep twice. Carpenter rallied to kick three field goals after first one was blocked.

Coaching: A

Superb job of preparation. Went after McGee with merciless intent. It's obvious that Parcells has made a difference.

-- Compiled by News football writers

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