Buffalo 23, Miami 21

Date - 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, October 20, 2013
Location - Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida
Temperature - 87°
Head Official - Gene Steratore
Attendance - 60592

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Buffalo 14 3 0 6 23
Miami 0 14 7 0 21

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Buffalo 3-4 2-2 1-2 W1
Miami 3-3 1-2 2-1 L3

Recap


Bills 23, Dolphins 21: Dan Carpenter burned his former team by drilling the go-ahead 31-yard field goal with 33 seconds remaining as Buffalo snapped a six-game road skid.

With Miami nursing a 21-20 lead, defensive tackle Kyle Williams recovered a fumble at the Dolphins' 34-yard line after defensive end Mario Williams stripped the ball from Ryan Tannehill. Carpenter, who was Miami's kicker since 2008 prior to being cut in August, kicked his third field goal of the day as the Bills (3-4) ended a modest two-game losing streak.

After tossing three touchdown passes - including two to Brandon Gibson - Tannehill threw four incompletions on the final drive as the Dolphins (3-3) came off their bye to lose their third straight game. Tight end Charles Clay added his third score in as many games.

Tannehill got off to a rocky start as defensive back Nickell Robey returned an interception 19 yards for a score on Miami's opening drive. After Fred Jackson's 3-yard touchdown run boosted Buffalo's lead to 14-0, Tannehill found Clay for a 7-yard TD.

Gibson trimmed the deficit to 17-14 after taking Tannehill's short throw on a crossing route before propelling his body toward the end zone for a 13-yard score with 21 seconds left in the half. Miami seized the lead with its only three third-down conversions of the day as Tannehill bought time with his feet before finding Gibson for a 4-yard score.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Gibson became the first Miami WR to record at least two touchdowns in a game since Marty Booker on Thanksgiving 2006. ... Tannehill entered the contest having been sacked an NFL-high 24 times and was taken down two more times. ... Miami native Thad Lewis completed 21-of-32 passes for 202 yards and an interception for the Bills.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Buffalo   Miami
Fred Jackson Player Daniel Thomas
11 Attempts 12
36 Yards 60
3.3 Avg Yards 5.0
1 Touchdowns 0
10 Long 16
Receiving
Buffalo   Miami
Stevie Johnson Player Mike Wallace
6 Receptions 5
61 Yards 76
10.2 Avg Yards 15.2
0 Touchdowns 0
17 Long 46

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Buffalo 268 90 178 2 3 2 2.0 1
Miami 293 120 173 3 0 1 4.0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Miami will play their next game on the road against New England. The Dolphins have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Buffalo will play their next game on the road against New Orleans. The Bills have a W/L % of .429 after a win and .429 after a loss.