Valiant Effort Comes Up Short As Bills Lose To Dolphins

MIAMI – Despite outgaining Miami in total offensive yards, 429-197, multiple mistakes proved costly as Buffalo lost to the Dolphins, 21-17, on Sunday. 
Buffalo (4-8) had three turnovers and committed 13 penalties for 120 yards.
Kicker Stephen Hauschka missed an extra-point and a field goal. Charles Clay dropped what would have been the go-ahead touchdown for Buffalo on a fourth-down play with over a minute left in regulation.
Bills quarterback Josh Allen showed a prelude of things to come in the future for Buffalo’s offense.
Allen finished with 366 total yards from scrimmage. The rookie completed 18-33 passes for 231 yards, and two touchdowns, though he also tossed two INTs.
Allen also broke his own rushing record for a Bills QB with 135 yards.
LeSean McCoy added 52 rush yards on 15 carries for the Bills.
Zay Jones caught four of Allen’s passes for 67 yards and two touchdowns.
Bills linebacker Matt Milano had a team-high eight tackles.
Micah Hyde finished with four tackles and an interception.
The Bills defense sacked Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill three times.
Tannehill went 16-24 passing for 137 yards and three touchdowns.
DeVante Parker, Kenny Stills, and Kenyan Drake each caught a touchdown.
Ex-Bill Kiko Alonso finished with a game-high 11 tackles.
Xavien Horward intercepted two passes for Miami.
Miami evened their record to 6-6 with the win, keeping their playoff hopes alive.
Buffalo will be returning to New Era Field for their next game next Sunday to play division rival New York Jets.
Kick-off will be at 1 p.m. on CBS.