1:00 PM ET, November 20, 2011
Sun Life Stadium, Miami, FL
Streaking Dolphins bury limping Bills as Fred Jackson leaves with leg injury
MIAMI -- The fiercest hits by Miami Dolphins defenders sent opposing helmets flying. The ball squirted loose a few times too, further evidence of the Buffalo Bills' once-promising season slipping away.The Dolphins set up two touchdowns with interceptions and mounted a goal-line stand as their improbable midseason surge gained momentum Sunday when they drubbed Buffalo 35-8. Matt Moore threw for three scores.
Please Sir, I'd Like Some Moore
Has Matt Moore turned the corner? The Dolphins quarterback's last three starts have been much better than his first three.
|1st 3 Starts||Since|
|-- Source: ESPN Stats and Information|
Out Of The Blue
The Dolphins become just the third team in NFL history to win three straight games immediately following a start of 0-7 or worse.
|2011 Dolphins||0-7||Won 3 straight|
|1986 Colts||0-13||Won 3 straight|
|1978 Cardinals||0-8||Won 4 straight|
|-- Source: Elias Sports Bureau|
The Dolphins are the third NFL team to win three consecutive games at any point after starting a season 0-7. ... A streak of 735 punts without block by Buffalo's Brian Moorman ended. It was the third-longest such streak in NFL history. ... The Bills' Dave Rayner kicked a career-long 56-yard field goal on the final play of the first half.
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||3.8||4.3|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||0-3||4-4|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||1|
|FG||10:13||Dave Rayner 30 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 9 plays, 70 yds, 4:47
|TD||3:33||Anthony Fasano 1 Yard Pass From Matt Moore (Shayne Graham Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 12 plays, 87 yds, 6:45
|TD||1:03||Reggie Bush 5 Yard Run (Shayne Graham Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 4 plays, 59 yds, 1:40
|TD||12:50||Charles Clay 12 Yard Pass From Matt Moore (Shayne Graham Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 5 plays, 23 yds, 2:09
|TD||1:41||Davone Bess 4 Yard Pass From Matt Moore (Shayne Graham Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 5 plays, 4 yds, 0:32
|FG||0:04||Dave Rayner 56 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 8 plays, 39 yds, 1:36
|TD||10:17||Lex Hilliard Recovery of Blocked Punt (Shayne Graham Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 5 plays, 22 yds, 2:24
|SF||13:39||Daniel Thomas -1 Yard Run, Tackled In Own End Zone|
Drive info: 1 plays, -1 yds, 0:00
Lex Hillard blocked a punt for a TD for the Dolphins, he is the 5th player in franchise history to block a punt for a TD and the first since Mark Higgs in 1990.
NEXT LEVEL: Ryan Fitzpatrick completed only 42.9 percent of his passes and threw both of his interceptions when facing five or more pass rushers Sunday against the Dolphins. Entering Sunday, Fitzpatrick threw just two of his 12 interceptions against such pressure and completed 60.5 percent of his passes (6th best in the NFL).
ESPN Stats & Information