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Dolphins vs Bills final score and immediate reactions

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Buffalo Bills v Miami Dolphins Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images

A win is a win.

And no matter how improbable it may have looked at times, the Dolphins are now 6-6 and still alive in the AFC playoff picture.

Miami’s offense did not play great, neither did the defense. But with the game on the line, they did just enough to push past the lowly Bills.

Dolphins 21

Bills 17

OFFENSE

  • Ryan Tannehill played well, and completed 16/24 for 137 yards, 3 touchdowns and 1 interception. His numbers may insinuate he played a near flawless game, but he did not. Nonetheless, Tannehill did enough to lead the Dolphins to victory and he did just that.
  • Kenyan Drake continues to prove why he deserves to see more touches. Drake had 7 carries for 31 yards, but also contributed in the passing game. He caught two passes for 13 yards and a touchdown.
  • Kenny Stills, Brice Butler, and DeVante Parker each led the team with four receptions. Parker and Stills each had a touchdown, with Stills proving to be the difference maker late in the fourth quarter.

DEFENSE

  • The Dolphins defense played poorly today, but with the game on the line they managed to tighten up and “stop” the Bills to hang onto the victory.
  • Kiko Alonso led the team with 8 total tackles. However, another undisciplined penalty kept the Bills drive alive, ultimately leading to a touchdown.
  • Xavien Howard now leads the NFL in interceptions, after adding two more to his total on Sunday. Throughout 12 games, Xavien Howard has 6 interceptions.
  • Overall, the Dolphins defense struggled and must improve quickly before next week’s matchup vs the New England Patriots.

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