Posted: 9:31 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013
By Jeff Gray
Miami's playoff push could have been undone with an ugly offensive performance on Sunday.
The Dolphins offense put up just 103 total yards as they wasted an opportunity to move into the last AFC wild card spot. At 8-7, they are now a half-game behind the Ravens for the wild card. They'll have to hope the Ravens lose against the Patriots on Sunday afternoon to stay alive.
Miami had just six first downs and only 14 rushing yards during the game. The Bills defensive front was relentless, piling up seven sacks of Ryan Tannehill. Kyle Williams and Nickell Robey each had a pair of sacks.
Williams's second sack knocked Tannehill out of the game with a knee injury temporarily during the fourth quarter. Tannehill returned after Matt Moore threw two picks in his absence. Tannehill finished 10-of-27 for just 82 yards.
Buffalo broke the game open early in the second quarter when Fred Jackson lumbered into the endzone on a nine-yard run to make it 10-0. The remainder of their points all came from the leg of Dan Carpenter, who booted four field goals.
Jackson put up good numbers, running for 111 yards and a touchdown. Robert Woods led the team with 70 receiving yards.
The Dolphins opened as three-point favorites, according to Oddsshark.com, failing to cover in the loss.
Sunday, Dec. 29, 1 p.m. ET: New York Jets vs. Miami Dolphins
Sunday, Dec. 29, 1 p.m. ET: Buffalo Bills vs. New England Patriots