Evans' 69-yard touchdown reception capped a comeback Sunday by
the Bills, who forced seven turnovers, including Williams'
lumbering interception return for a touchdown to clinch a 42-32 win
over the Miami Dolphins.
In a shootout worthy of Dan Marino and Jim Kelly, Drew Bledsoe
threw four touchdown passes, including two to Evans.
"Sometimes you get in a street fight," Evans said. "They came
out swinging, and so did we."
Miami's A.J. Feeley threw three touchdowns passes, all in the
first 12½ minutes. He also had a hand in six turnovers, including
the interception returned 20 yards for the game's final score by
the 317-pound Williams with 1:55 left.
"Turnovers killed us," Miami interim coach Jim Bates said.
"It's lucky we didn't get beat by 35."
The Bills (6-6) have scored 117 points while winning their past
three games, and they're in playoff contention despite an 0-4
start. They completed a season sweep of the Dolphins (2-10), who
fell to 0-8 against AFC opponents.
"We found a way to lose," defensive end Jason Taylor said.
Willis McGahee, playing in South Florida for the first time
since a standout college career with the Miami Hurricanes, carried
23 times for 91 yards. He lost a fumble to end a scoring threat and
had a 66-yard gain on a screen pass negated by a holding penalty on
Terrence McGee opened the game scoring on a 104-yard kickoff
return, the longest in Bills' history, but Miami came from behind
twice early and led 24-14 less than 17 minutes into the game. The
productivity was astounding from a team that totaled 23 points in
its first three games this season.
The Bills sputtered early before Bledsoe warmed up. He finished
19-for-30 for a season-high 277 yards and no interceptions.
"It didn't go the way anybody envisioned, with the high
score," Bledsoe said. "You've got to do what it takes to win."
Feeley went 25-for-51 for 303 yards but threw five
interceptions. Miami also lost two fumbles, including one on a
botched handoff, and increased their turnover total this season to
"Bad things are happening right now," Feeley said. "A lot of
it's on me."
But the pivotal play didn't involve Feeley. Busted coverage by
the Dolphins left Evans wide open deep, and Bledsoe hit him in
stride for the score to put Buffalo ahead 28-24. The 69-yard play
was the Bills' longest this season.
"When the ball left my hand, I thought I had overthrown it,"
Bledsoe said. "Lee turned on the jets and got it."
"I had to dig a little bit," Evans said with a smile.
The Bills scored again less than three minutes later. Rashad
Baker intercepted a tipped pass for their fifth takeaway, and Eric
Moulds caught a short pass and weaved through the secondary for a
The Dolphins got the ball back at their 2 with 3:06 left, but
after one first down, Williams intercepted Feeley and slowly made
his way to the goal line.
"I didn't know what was happening," Williams said. "All of a
sudden the ball was near me and I wound up with it, and I took off
for the end zone. I was laughing on the way to the goal line."
It was the eighth Miami turnover returned for a touchdown this
season, including six involving Feeley. The costly mistakes left
cornerback Patrick Surtain shaking his head.
"I think we're cursed," he said. "Every week -- it's
Bills tight end Mark Campbell hurt his knee in the first
quarter and missed the rest of the game. ... The Dolphins'
season-long ineptitude spread to the national anthem. It was marred
by a faulty sound system and a profanity picked up on the public
address system when uttered by a stadium worker. ... Mike Mularkey
became the first first-year Bills coach to sweep the Dolphins since
Joe Collier in 1966. ... The game was announced as a sellout, but
Pro Player Stadium was at least half empty, as it has been since
Miami started 0-6.