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DOWN GO THE ‘PHINS: Buffalo beats Miami 24-16; playoff hopes alive (full coverage)

For the first time this season the Bills scored a touchdown on their opening drive. The early lead helped propel Buffalo to a 15-point halftime advantage in a game in which they would never trail. The offense reached the end zone on their first three red zone possessions, and the defense got a pair of interceptions in the third quarter off Jay Cutler. The combination proved more than enough as the Bills won without any major threat from Miami, 24-16.

HIGHLIGHTS:

POSTGAME PRESS CONFERENCE:

MORE POSTGAME COVERAGE:

Here is how the Buffalo Bills can make the playoffs after win over Miami (D&C)
What they’re saying: Bills discuss home win over Miami (BuffaloBills.com)
The Bills beat Miami (WHEC)
Bills jump Dolphins early for 24-16 win (BuffaloBills.com)
Bills report card: Offense clicked early and Buffalo defense saved the game late (D&C)

GAMEDAY TWEETS:

And then there was this brilliant guy who knocked himself unconscious…

 


PREVIEW:

It’s the regular season home finale, with a couple of playoff contenders going head-to-head, and a significant rushing milestone in sight. Plus, meaningful games for the Bills all over the weekend schedule. Third down conversions and defending the red zone have been consistent problems for Miami. A strong day in those two areas could be the difference for the Bills.

BILLS-DOLPHINS PREGAME COVERAGE:

Scouting Report – Week 15 – Bills-Dolphins (BuffaloBills.com)
Sean McDermott says Tyrod Taylor will start at QB against Dolphins (Democrat & Chronicle)
6 things to watch in the AFC wild card playoff race this weekend (BuffaloBills.com)
Buffalo fans shovel out stadium (WHEC)
Quick Hits: Tyrod to start Sunday; Peterman still in protocol (BuffaloBills.com)
Bills giving rookie linebacker Matt Milano a chance to make his mark (Democrat & Chronicle)
If Sunday is Kyle Williams’ final home game for the Bills, it’s a sad day indeed (Democrat & Chronicle)
Bills place LT Glenn on IR, QB Taylor to start Sunday (WHEC)

MORE BILLS GAME WEEK COVERAGE:

– Click here for the top 7 storylines for Bills-Dolphins game (BuffaloBills.com)
Tyrod Taylor makes progress, expected to start Dolphins game (Democrat & Chronicle)
Bills’ McCoy poised to surpass 10,000 yards this Sunday (WHEC)
Bills schedule: No breaks coming against resurgent Dolphins (Democrat & Chronicle)
Bills defense not overlooking Jay Cutler (WROC)
Quick Hits: Tyrod to get team reps; Peterman limited (BuffaloBills.com)
Bills QB Taylor to get majority of work in practice (WHEC)
Bills Today: DE Ryan Davis reemerges on the D-line (BuffaloBills.com)
Fans love for Kyle Williams shared by teammates (WROC)

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