Bills hold on for 19-14 win over Miami
(Reuters) - Miami Dolphins' rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill threw two late interceptions as the Buffalo Bills held on for a 19-14 win in the AFC East divisional clash on Thursday.
Miami suffered their third consecutive loss and slipped to 4-6 in the division with their playoff hopes becoming increasingly marginal.
"We had a couple of opportunities late in the game to win the game and we weren't able to get it done," Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin told reporters.
"It was not a good offensive performance, we had nothing going on, we weren't throwing the ball well, we weren't running it well," he said.
The Bills got off to the perfect start with a 79 yard punt return from Leodis McKelvin and then a 32 yard field goal from Rian Lindell making it 10-0.
The Dolphins responded with a defensive touchdown of their own, Marcus Thigpen racing 96 yards on the kick-off return to narrow the deficit.
Three field goals from Lindell gave Buffalo a 19-7 lead at halftime and while Miami's offence struggled against a solid Bills defense, the Dolphins' chances were not helped by a missed field goal attempt from 50 yards by Dan Carpenter.
Miami's offence had not managed a touchdown in over nine quarters of football but they finally ended that barren run with a two yard Tannehill pass, superbly caught in the end-zone by Davone Bess.
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