FROM THE GAME

Here are some notes, quotes and anecdotes from the Dolphins' 23-10 loss to the Buffalo Bills.

-- Despite practicing late in the week, Chris Chambers was not cleared by doctors to play Sunday and he sat out Sunday's game against the Bills.

-- Also inactive against Buffalo were QB Jay Fiedler, S Trent Gamble, LB Twan Russell, T Mark Dixon, DT Dario Romero and WR Oronde Gadsden. Dave Dickenson served as the third quarterback.

-- The Dolphins got a major scare in the first quarter when Ray Lucas got up holding his left shoulder after being driven into the ground by Bills defensive lineman Ron Edwards. Fortunately (or not the way he played), Lucas only sustained a "burner."

-- The Dolphins had a lengthy list of injuries from the game: DE Rob Burnett (right knee contusion), RB Robert Edwards (knee sprain), G Todd Perry (abdominal strain/right ankle sprain), CB Patrick Surtain (left knee inflammation), LB Zach Thomas (left fifth finger dislocation), WR Dedric Ward (right calf contusion) and RB Ricky Williams (right knee contusion).

-- The Dolphins' five sacks marked their highest total in a game since they recorded six in a 33-6 victory at Buffalo in December of 2000.

-- The 70-yard touchdown pass from Drew Bledsoe to Eric Moulds was the longest by a Dolphins opponent since Moulds was on the receiving end of an 80-yard pass from Alex Van Pelt last November.

-- Nate Clements' interception of Ray Lucas early in the second quarter was Buffalo's first of the season.

-- New Dolphins tight end Desmond Clark's first catch in a Miami uniform was a big one: It went for 26 yards and set up a touchdown.

-- Also making their first appearance in a Dolphins uniform this season were wide receiver Robert Baker and rookie cornerback Omare Lowe.

WHAT THEY SAID

Coach Dave Wannstedt: "I can probably clean this up in about one second. Six turnovers against a team that is scoring 35 points a game, the second-best offense in the league, it is going to be tough winning. It was remarkable that the game was as close as it was, to be quite honest with you."

QB Ray Lucas: "I couldn't do anything right. Even check-downs. ... I can throw a ball through a brick wall and I can't get a check-down? Scary. Our defense holds them to three points — a field goal. If I can't win a game with three points, I don't need to be here."

TE Randy McMichael: "We just didn't execute on offense. It wasn't all Ray's fault. It is a complete team effort. It's not all on Ray. It's on us, too. A lot of people are going to point the finger at Ray, but we are a team and this is a team loss."


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