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Football

NFL

AMERICAN CONFERENCE

East

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New England630.667299201
Miami450.444173186
N.Y. Jets360.333175228
Buffalo360.333211285

South

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Houston810.889250143
Indianapolis630.667186201
Tennessee460.400219311
Jacksonville180.111127246

North

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Baltimore720.778254196
Pittsburgh630.667207177
Cincinnati450.444220231
Cleveland270.222169211

West

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Denver630.667271189
San Diego450.444209191
Oakland360.333191284
Kansas City180.111146256

NATIONAL CONFERENCE

East

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N.Y. Giants640.600267216
Dallas450.444188204
Philadelphia360.333156221
Washington360.333226248

South

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Atlanta810.889247174
Tampa Bay540.556260209
New Orleans450.444249256
Carolina270.222163216

North

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Chicago720.778242133
Green Bay630.667239187
Minnesota640.600238221
Detroit450.444216222

West

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San Francisco621.722213127
Seattle640.600198161
Arizona450.444144173
St. Louis351.389161210

Today

Miami at Buffalo, 8:20 p.m.

Sunday

Cleveland at Dallas, 1 p.m.

N.Y. Jets at St. Louis, 1 p.m.

Jacksonville at Houston, 1 p.m.

Cincinnati at Kansas City, 1 p.m.

Philadelphia at Washington, 1 p.m.

Green Bay at Detroit, 1 p.m.

Arizona at Atlanta, 1 p.m.

Tampa Bay at Carolina, 1 p.m.

New Orleans at Oakland, 4:05 p.m.

San Diego at Denver, 4:25 p.m.

Indianapolis at New England, 4:25 p.m.

Baltimore at Pittsburgh, 8:20 p.m.

Open: Minnesota, N.Y. Giants, Seattle, Tennessee

Monday

Chicago at San Francisco, 8:30 p.m.

MIAMI (4-5) AT BUFFALO (3-6)

When: Today, 8:20 p.m., NFL Network

Opening Line – Bills by 1

Record vs. Spread – Miami 4-5; Buffalo 4-5

Series Record – Dolphins lead 56-39-1

AP Pro32 Ranking – Dolphins No. 20; Bills No. 27

Last Meeting – Dolphins beat Bills 30-23, Dec. 18, 2011

Last Week – Titans beat Dolphins 37-3; Patriots beat Bills 37-31

Dolphins Offense – Overall (26), Rush (19), Pass (21)

Dolphins Defense – Overall (22), Rush (5), Pass (28)

Bills Offense – Overall (14), Rush (6), Pass (25)

Bills Defense – Overall (31), Rush (32), Pass (21)

Streaks, Stats And Notes – Dolphins have won six of past eight meetings against AFC East rival Bills. They swept two-game season series last year for third time since NFL realigned divisions in 2002, and 20th time since rivalry began in 1966. ... Dolphins RB Reggie Bush had career-best 203 yards rushing, including career-best 76-yard TD in last season’s game at Orchard Park. ... DE Cameron Wake’s 36 1/2 sacks most among Dolphins players in first four seasons with team, and already ranks 10th on team career list. ... Despite allowing season-worst 177 yards rushing to Titans, Dolphins defense has been ranked in NFL’s top six against run since Week 2. ... Dolphins did allow Titans RB Chris Johnson 126 yards rushing, ending Miami’s streak at 22 games since allowing 100 yards rushing to one player. ... WR Brian Hartline ranks ninth in NFL averaging 82.3 yards per game and, with 741 yards receiving, is on pace to become only 17th Dolphins player to surpass 1,000 in one season. ... Bills 13-12 in night games, and have lost past seven – and outscored a combined 222-58 – since 13-10 win at Jacksonville on Oct. 18, 2001. They’ve not won prime-time home game since 2000 season-opening 16-13 win over Tennessee. ... RB C.J. Spiller leading NFL averaging 7.26 yards per carry, and will take on more of load with co-starter Fred Jackson out (concussion). ... Set franchise record with 35 first downs in loss to New England. ... Bills 481 yards offense and 33:50 time of possession against Patriots were season highs. ... Bills defense has 14 sacks and forced seven turnovers (five interceptions, two fumbles) in three wins. In six losses, defense has six sacks and forced four turnovers (interception, three fumbles).

INJURY REPORT

NEW YORK (AP) – The National Football League injury report, as provided by the league (OUT - Definitely will not play; DNP - Did not practice; LIMITED - Limited participation in practice; FULL - Full participation in practice):

MIAMI DOLPHINS at BUFFALO BILLS – DOLPHINS: QUESTIONABLE: WR Jabar Gaffney (knee), TE Jeron Mastrud (hamstring). PROBABLE: LB Karlos Dansby (biceps), WR Brian Hartline (knee), DT Tony McDaniel (knee), LB Koa Misi (calf), WR Marlon Moore (neck), C Mike Pouncey (knee, ankle), DT Paul Soliai (ankle, elbow), DE Olivier Vernon (knee). BILLS: OUT: DE Mark Anderson (knee), RB Fred Jackson (concussion), DE Chris Kelsay (neck), CB Aaron Williams (knee). PROBABLE: DT Marcell Dareus (shoulder, hamstring), WR Marcus Easley (shoulder), T Chris Hairston (knee), DE Spencer Johnson (ankle), G Andy Levitre (knee), CB Leodis McKelvin (groin), CB Justin Rogers (knee), S Da’Norris Searcy (hand), WR Brad Smith (hamstring), RB C.J. Spiller (shoulder), DT Kyle Williams (ankle), DE Mario Williams (wrist, knee), C Eric Wood (knee).

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES at WASHINGTON REDSKINS – EAGLES: OUT: WR Jason Avant (hamstring), RB Chris Polk (toe). DNP: WR Mardy Gilyard (hamstring), QB Michael Vick (concussion). FULL: S Kurt Coleman (back), LB Akeem Jordan (thumb), LB Mychal Kendricks (foot), WR Jeremy Maclin (back), G Danny Watkins (ankle). REDSKINS: LIMITED: WR Pierre Garcon (foot), S Brandon Meriweather (knee). FULL: WR Santana Moss (head), P Sav Rocca (knee), C Nick Sundberg (forearm), CB Josh Wilson (shoulder).

GREEN BAY PACKERS at DETROIT LIONS – PACKERS: OUT: WR Greg Jennings (groin, abdomen), LB Clay Matthews (hamstring), S Charles Woodson (collarbone). DNP: DE Mike Neal (ankle). LIMITED: WR Donald Driver (thumb), RB John Kuhn (hamstring), G T.J. Lang (elbow, wrist), LB Terrell Manning (shoulder), WR Jordy Nelson (hamstring, foot), TE Andrew Quarless (knee), CB Sam Shields (ankle), TE Ryan Taylor (chest). FULL: TE D.J. Williams (hamstring), DE Jerel Worthy (concussion). LIONS: DNP: DE Cliff Avril (back), S Erik Coleman (toe), S Louis Delmas (knee), CB Chris Houston (ankle), WR Calvin Johnson (knee), S Amari Spievey (concussion), DT Corey Williams (knee). LIMITED: K Jason Hanson (left foot), LB Ashlee Palmer (chest), WR Titus Young (knee).

ARIZONA CARDINALS at ATLANTA FALCONS – CARDINALS: DNP: DE Calais Campbell (calf), QB Kevin Kolb (ribs). LIMITED: CB Jamell Fleming (back), TE Todd Heap (knee), TE Jeff King (knee), TE Mike Leach (back), G Adam Snyder (quadriceps), CB Greg Toler (hamstring). FULL: S Kerry Rhodes (back). FALCONS: DNP: WR Kevin Cone (groin), WR Julio Jones (ankle), S Charles Mitchell (calf), LB Sean Weatherspoon (ankle). LIMITED: DE John Abraham (back), DT Jonathan Babineaux (thigh), WR Harry Douglas (ankle), TE Tony Gonzalez (shoulder), LB Stephen Nicholas (groin), DT Vance Walker (ribs). FULL: LB Mike Peterson (foot).

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS at CAROLINA PANTHERS – BUCCANEERS: DNP: DE Michael Bennett (shoulder), C Jeremy Zuttah (shoulder). LIMITED: T Jamon Meredith (ankle), CB Eric Wright (Achilles). FULL: WR Arrelious Benn (shoulder), S Cody Grimm (hamstring). PANTHERS: DNP: DE Antwan Applewhite (hamstring), LB Thomas Davis (not injury related), DT Dwan Edwards (ankle), T Jordan Gross (not injury related), C Geoff Hangartner (knee), WR Steve Smith (not injury related). LIMITED: WR Armanti Edwards (groin), G Amini Silatolu (shoulder).

CLEVELAND BROWNS at DALLAS COWBOYS – BROWNS: DNP: CB Dimitri Patterson (ankle). LIMITED: CB Joe Haden (oblique), DT Ahtyba Rubin (calf), CB Buster Skrine (ankle). FULL: WR Joshua Cribbs (wrist), LB D’Qwell Jackson (calf), WR Mohamed Massaquoi (hamstring), RB Trent Richardson (chest, rib, finger), DE Frostee Rucker (shoulder), DT Phil Taylor (chest, ankle), S Ray Ventrone (hand, calf), S T.J. Ward (hand), QB Brandon Weeden (groin, thigh). COWBOYS: DNP: C Ryan Cook (knee), C Phil Costa (ankle), CB Mike Jenkins (back), S Matt Johnson (hamstring), DE Sean Lissemore (ankle), RB DeMarco Murray (foot), RB Lawrence Vickers (knee). FULL: LB Dan Connor (neck), NT Jay Ratliff (ankle).

NEW YORK JETS at ST. LOUIS RAMS – JETS: DNP: WR Stephen Hill (illness), RB Bilal Powell (concussion). LIMITED: RB Joe McKnight (ankle), DT Sione Po’uha (low back, ankle), LB Bart Scott (toe). FULL: TE Jeff Cumberland (wrist), DE Mike DeVito (finger), DT Kenrick Ellis (knee), WR Clyde Gates (shoulder), DT Damon Harrison (thumb), WR Jeremy Kerley (heel), S LaRon Landry (heel), C Nick Mangold (ankle, thumb), G Brandon Moore (hip), LB Calvin Pace (shoulder), QB Mark Sanchez (low back), G Matt Slauson (knee), S Eric Smith (knee), QB Tim Tebow (ribs). RAMS: LIMITED: WR Austin Pettis (toe), DE Eugene Sims (knee), S Darian Stewart (knee).

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS at NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS – COLTS: DNP: CB Vontae Davis (knee), TE Coby Fleener (shoulder). FULL: RB Donald Brown (knee), T Winston Justice (knee), LB Robert Mathis (back), C Samson Satele (back). PATRIOTS: DNP: G Dan Connolly (back), G Logan Mankins (ankle, calf), WR Wes Welker (ankle). LIMITED: DT Ron Brace (elbow), S Patrick Chung (shoulder, hamstring), S Steve Gregory (hip), TE Rob Gronkowski (hip), TE Aaron Hernandez (ankle), LB Dont’a Hightower (hamstring), WR Brandon Lloyd (knee), G Nick McDonald (shoulder), DE Trevor Scott (hamstring), LB Brandon Spikes (knee), T Sebastian Vollmer (back, knee), LB Tracy White (foot), CB Malcolm Williams (thigh). FULL: WR Julian Edelman (hand), DT Kyle Love (knee), LB Jerod Mayo (elbow).

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS at HOUSTON TEXANS – JAGUARS: DNP: RB Maurice Jones-Drew (foot), RB Greg Jones (thigh), S Dwight Lowery (ankle), CB Rashean Mathis (groin), C Brad Meester (foot). FULL: QB Blaine Gabbert (left shoulder). TEXANS: LIMITED: NT Shaun Cody (ribs, back), TE Owen Daniels (back), LB Tim Dobbins (shoulder), DE Antonio Smith (ankle), RB Ben Tate (hamstring), WR Kevin Walter (groin). FULL: CB Alan Ball (ankle), S Quintin Demps (thumb, forearm, toe), LB Bradie James (thumb), WR Lestar Jean (knee), CB Brice McCain (knee), LB Jesse Nading (foot), G Wade Smith (knee), QB T.J. Yates (right elbow).

CINCINNATI BENGALS at KANSAS CITY CHIEFS – BENGALS: DNP: CB Adam Jones (calf), WR Marvin Jones (knee), S Reggie Nelson (hamstring), DT Devon Still (back). LIMITED: LB Vontaze Burfict (elbow), S Nate Clements (knee), C Jeff Faine (hamstring), S Taylor Mays (knee). CHIEFS: DNP: G Jon Asamoah (thumb), WR Jon Baldwin (head), TE Jake O’Connell (ankle). LIMITED: WR Dwayne Bowe (thigh), TE Steve Maneri (ankle), NT Dontari Poe (knee). FULL: QB Brady Quinn (head).

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS at OAKLAND RAIDERS – SAINTS: DNP: DE Junior Galette (ankle), T Zach Strief (groin), CB Corey White (knee). LIMITED: WR Courtney Roby (shoulder), RB Darren Sproles (hand). RAIDERS: DNP: S Tyvon Branch (neck), S Matt Giordano (concussion), RB Mike Goodson (ankle), RB Darren McFadden (ankle), DT Richard Seymour (knee, hamstring). LIMITED: TE Richard Gordon (hamstring), WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (hamstring), K Sebastian Janikowski (left groin), TE Brandon Myers (shoulder, concussion). FULL: T Khalif Barnes (groin), RB Marcel Reece (hamstring).

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS at DENVER BRONCOS – CHARGERS: DNP: LB Antwan Barnes (hamstring), DT Aubrayo Franklin (knee), T Jared Gaither (groin), RB Ryan Mathews (neck). LIMITED: S Atari Bigby (quadriceps), P Mike Scifres (ankle). FULL: CB Chris Carr (knee), G Tyronne Green (ribs), LB Melvin Ingram (knee). BRONCOS: DNP: DE Elvis Dumervil (shoulder), CB Tracy Porter (illness). LIMITED: G Chris Kuper (ankle). FULL: S Jim Leonhard (calf), DT Kevin Vickerson (thigh).

BALTIMORE RAVENS at PITTSBURGH STEELERS – RAVENS: DNP: CB Jimmy Smith (abdomen), G Marshal Yanda (ankle). LIMITED: WR Jacoby Jones (ankle), DE Pernell McPhee (thigh), DT Haloti Ngata (shoulder), WR Torrey Smith (chest), G Bobbie Williams (ankle). FULL: S Sean Considine (knee, chest), LB Dannell Ellerbe (finger), S Bernard Pollard (chest), S Ed Reed (shoulder, leg, neck), RB Ray Rice (toe), LB Terrell Suggs (ankle), LB Courtney Upshaw (shoulder). STEELERS: DNP: WR Antonio Brown (ankle), LB Chris Carter (abdomen), T Marcus Gilbert (ankle), DE Brett Keisel (shoulder), S Troy Polamalu (calf), QB Ben Roethlisberger (right shoulder), T Max Starks (ankle). LIMITED: CB Curtis Brown (quadriceps), S Ryan Clark (concussion), CB Ike Taylor (illness). FULL: RB Rashard Mendenhall (Achilles).

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