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Dolphins Vs. Bills: Miami Holds On For 30-23 Win Over Buffalo

The Miami Dolphins held on to defeat the Buffalo Bills 30-23 Sunday afternoon at Ralph Wilson Stadium. After a relatively quiet third quarter, a flurry of big plays and touchdowns lit up the scoreboard in the fourth. The Dolphins were buoyed in the second half by the two biggest plays of the season thus far, a 65 yard touchdown pass from Matt Moore to Brandon Marshall and a 76 yard touchdown run by Reggie Bush. Bush had 203 yards rushing - the most productive day for a Miami running back since 2002.

The Bush touchdown gave Miami a 30-13 lead with a little less than six minutes remaining. Buffalo, however, would quickly respond with a 67 yard touchdown drive that last just over three minutes. Ryan Fitzpatrick found Derek Hagan to cut Miami's lead to 30-20. The Bills would recover the ensuing onside kick on a ball that bounced several times. Their drive would stall on the 17 yard line, and Dave Rayner would connect from 34 yards to make it a one score game.

Rayner's second onside attempt, however, would land in the arms of Miami. The Fins would run the clock out and escape Buffalo with the 30-23 win, improving to 5-9.

For more on the Dolphins, please visit The Phinsider, SB Nation's Dolphins blog. For the perspective from the other side, please visit Buffalo Rumblings, SB Nation's Bills blog.

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