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Buffalo fit the bill

The Buffalo Bills routed the Miami Dolphins 37-22 in the first playoff game of the National Football League in New York last night. The victory sends Buffalo to Pittsburgh for a second-round playoff game on Saturday, and ensured that the Dolphins' season of underachievement ended in ignominious defeat. It may also have been the last game for Miami's veteran coach, Don Shula. There has been pressure on the NFL's most successful coach to retire, although the team owner, Wayne Huizenga, has voiced his support. Thurman Thomas was the Bills' star player, running for 158 yards.