Miami Dolphins vs. Buffalo Bills: Live Score, Video and Analysis

Thomas GaliciaContributor IIDecember 18, 2011

ORCHARD PARK, NY - DECEMBER 18:  Reggie Bush #22 of the Miami Dolphins runs against George Wilson #37 of the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium on December 18, 2011 in Orchard Park, New York.  (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
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For the first time since December 30, 2007, Tony Sparano wasn't leading the Miami Dolphins onto the field as their head coach. 

Todd Bowles made his head coaching debut, and the Dolphins rewarded him with a 30-23 victory in Buffalo. 

For Miami it would be the first time since 2008 that they swept the Bills. The Dolphins beat Buffalo primarily thanks to Reggie Bush, who rushed the ball 25 times for a career-high of 203 yards and one touchdown on a 76 yard run in the fourth quarter. 

Matt Moore went 10 of 20 for 217 yards and two touchdowns, including a 65-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Marshall in the third quarter. 

Cameron Wake had six and a half tackles and a sack on the defensive end, while Vontae Davis had two interceptions and Reshad Jones had one of his own. 

Ryan Fitzpatrick went 31 of 47 for 316 yards two touchdowns and the three interceptions already mentioned. Both touchdowns were scored in the final five minutes of the fourth quarter. 

CJ Spiller had a good day on the ground rushing the ball 12 times for 91 yards and a touchdown. 

Miami now moves to 5-9 and is in third place in the AFC East as they hold the tie-breaker over Buffalo via their two victories against them this season. The Bills are also 5-9. 

However due to victories by Carolina and Washington, the Dolphins didn't drop too much in the draft order. Miami would've been seventh prior to today's game, they drop down to ninth. 

Kansas City's victory over Green Bay also helps the Dolphins draft order. 

Here's a look at how Miami defeated the Bills. 


Updated score: Miami 30, Buffalo 23 FINAL.