Sep 25, 2022 - Sports

Dolphins stay undefeated by edging Buffalo

Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa #1 of the Miami Dolphins celebrates after his team beat the Buffalo Bills 21-19 at Hard Rock Stadium on September 25, 2022 in Miami Gardens, Florida.

Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa celebrates after Miami beat the Buffalo Bills 21-19 on Sunday. Photo: Megan Briggs/Getty Images

The Miami Dolphins defeated the Buffalo Bills 21-19 on Sunday in an upset win to take first place in the AFC East Division.

Why it matters: The Dolphins are now 3-0 for the first time since 2018, which was also the last time they beat Buffalo, the Miami Herald reports.

What happened: The Fins survived a high-powered Bills offense, an injury scare to Miami quarterback Tua Tagovailoa and a botched "butt punt" that brought Buffalo within two points with under two minutes left.

  • Tagovailoa went into concussion protocol after a late hit on a throw that temporarily took him out of the game, but he returned in the second half.
  • Miami was outmatched on offense, but its defense stepped up late in the game with a goal-line stand.
  • With under two minutes left, and backed into his own end zone, Miami punter Thomas Morstead kicked the ball into the butt of his blocker and out of bounds, causing a safety.
  • The Bills drove down the field but ran out of time trying to set up a potential game-winning field goal.”

What they're saying: Adam Beasley, NFL director for Pro Football Network, tweeted that it was the "best, most rewarding Dolphins win in a generation."

What's next: The Fins play the Bengals in Cincinnati on Thursday after a short week.


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