Bills vs. Dolphins: Takeaways from Miami's 21-23 Loss to Buffalo

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Bills vs. Dolphins: Takeaways from Miami's 21-23 Loss to Buffalo
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The Miami Dolphins lost a second consecutive heartbreaker Sunday. The Buffalo Bills defeated the Dolphins' 23-21 in an exciting game that featured three lead changes.

Here you will find the main takeaways from this crushing division defeat.

The game started out poorly for Miami as it fell to a 14-0 deficit, thanks to an interception, which Bills rookie Nickell Robey returned for a touchdown, and some defensive miscues on the Bills' second offensive drive.

Later, the Dolphins would compound the problem by throwing an interception in the end zone. The Bills were not able to produce any points off the turnover; however, the play took points off the board for Miami.

Even so, the Dolphins were able to gain enough momentum through the second and third quarters to pull out to a 21-17 lead.

The Bills used some keen third-down conversions to pull within a point. Then, the Dolphins handed the Bills the opportunity to kick a game-winning field goal through a combination of poor play-calling, pass protection and pocket presence.

Dolphins return man Marcus Thigpen played the part of a hero with a big kick return following the field goal, but it wasn't enough.

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