Another win… and a gurantee of a non-losing season! The Bills were in charge from the beginning…. and Jay Cutler wasn’t.
Here’s the scoring summary from WGR:
7-0 Bills (10:16) – McCoy gives Buffalo an early lead to build off of. Tyrod Taylor manages the drive efficiently, moving the offense 81 yards in under five minutes to get off to a promising start.
Drive info: 10 plays, 81 yards, 4:48
7-3 Bills (3:16) – Despite Miami’s Kenyan Drake busting out a 31-yard run to put the ‘Phins in favorable field position, the Buffalo defense was able to bear down and force Miami to settle for a 28-yard field goal attempt which was converted by Cody Parkey.
Drive info: 7 plays, 50 yards, 3:51
7-6 Bills (9:15) – Miami drives, drives, and drives again. Despite fizzling and resulting in another field goal, the Dolphins chip 7:04 off the clock with 14 plays, en route to another Parkey FG; this one good from 41 yards out.
Drive info: 14 plays, 71 yards, 7:04
7-6 Bills (7:05) – With his most recent 14-yard gain, LeSean McCoy eclipses the 10,000-yard rushing plateau for his career. Needing 39 on the day to reach the milestone, his last rush pushed him from 32 to 46 yards on the ground for the day, putting him on the right side of the heralded number.
14-6 Bills (6:05) – Tyrod Taylor finds McCoy on a fadeaway route and leads the back into the right-hand side of the endzone to extend the lead once again. Stephen Hauschka converts the extra point, and the Bills find themselves up by eight with just over six minutes left before a halftime break.
Drive info: 8 plays, 75 yards, 3:10
21-6 Bills (0:33) – Taylor keeps the football on a draw and sneaks his way into the left-hand side of the endzone; a 9 yard score. The rushing score pushes the Buffalo lead up to 15 as both teams prepare for the second half of this contest.
Drive info: 8 plays, 80 yards, 1:50
21-6 Bills (14:06) – Jordan Poyer hauls in an errant pass from Miami’s Jay Cutler that floated well over the Dolphins QB’s intended receiver. Buffalo forces a turnover straight out of the halftime break and look to extend their lead even greater with the interception.
21-6 Bills (11:18) – Sean McDermott and company opt to go for a 4th down conversion with the offense needing at least seven yards to keep the drive alive. After using a timeout to discuss gameplan, Taylor lofts a pass intended for Charles Clay near the endzone, but the air attempt floats just out of the reach of Clay’s outstretched arms. Turnover on downs.
21-6 Bills (7:46) – Desperate to gain some traction on the offensive side of the ball, Miami opts to go for a fourth down conversion of their own. Cutler, in turn, throws another interception; this time, the recipitent of this turnover was Shareece Wright who returns the ball 48 yards the other way. The change of possession gives Buffalo excellent field position.
24-6 Bills (5:40) – A Buffalo fourth-down conversion attempt turns into a Hauschka field goal due to two penalties on the offense (false start, unsportsmanlike conduct). The veteran kicker pads the lead with a 34-yard, three-point tally.
Drive info: 5 plays, 7 yards, 2:06
24-13 Bills (7:57) – Some lengthy extra-curricular activities along the sidelines made this drive feel much longer than it actually was. After a costly Bills unsportsmanlike penalty that turned a Miami 4th-and-goal into a completely fresh set of downs, Kenyan Drake takes a rush up the middle on 2nd-and-1 for the score.
Drive info: 6 plays, 13 yards, 1:35
24-16 Bills (0:39) – Cody Parkey kicks his third field goal of the game, this one from 26 yards out. Miami will now presumably go for the onside kick in an effort to find the endzone and look for a two-point conversion to tie this thing up.
Drive info: 17 plays, 78 yards, 3:54
24-16 Bills (0:28) – Miami successfully recovers their onside kick, but Cutler promptly throws his third interception of the second half on the first play after the onside kick, right into the hands of TreDavious White. The pick seals the deal on a crucial win.