An abbreviated look at what’s going on around the NFL on Monday, Sept. 19:
• A 2-0 start to the year, with home games against New England and Houston, would have made the Dolphins instant AFC contenders. Even 1-1 would have kept them in the hunt. But at 0-2, Miami's facing the possibility of a long and frustrating season.
• The Raiders-Bills game nearly had one of the more bizarre endings in NFL history. Oakland threw an interception on a Hail Mary to seal a 38-35 loss, but the play stayed under review for nearly 10 minutes -- until the stadium had nearly emptied -- before the refs confirmed their decision.
• The Lions are making believers out of just about everyone with their hot start to the season. Included on that list: Legendary rocker and lifelong Detroit fan Bob Seger. • Detroit's not the only downtrodden franchise on the rise. Buffalo is also off to a 2-0 start and David Nelson may give the Bills that "it" factor good teams need to become great.