Bills 10 - Dolphins 24
With their playoff livelihood on the line, the Miami Dolphins delivered one of their best performances of the season.
Conversely, with nothing on the line, the Buffalo Bills delivered one of their worst.
The Bills continually shot themselves in the foot, whether it was Stevie Johnson's first quarter fumble, dropped touchdown pass, the team's 11 penalties, or Ryan Fitzgerald's game-sealing interception at the Dolphins one yard-line.
However, the Dolphins didn't back into a win by any means.
They earned this one.
Ryan Tannehill tossed a pair of touchdown passes and tacked on 44 rushing yards on six carries. Thanks to big contributions from both Reggie Bush—who scored three touchdowns—and Lamar Miller, Miami racked up more than 185 rushing yards.
The Dolphins battered Fitzpatrick throughout the afternoon, registering at least four quarterback hits and two sacks.
Although the Cincinnati Bengals' victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers eliminates the Dolphins from the playoffs, this team should walk away with its head held high and optimism for the future. The Bills, meanwhile, may be preparing for yet another overhaul in what seems like a perpetual cycle.