1:00 PM ET, December 17, 2006
Ralph Wilson Stadium, Buffalo, NY
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) -- Now that the Buffalo Bills are playing their best, they're left with one lament: Is it too late for the playoffs?"The could'a, would'a, should'a," receiver Lee Evans said, nodding in disappointment. "But you can't really dwell on that."
The Dolphins offense couldn't get anything going versus tight coverage played by the Bills secondary. Buffalo defensive coordinator Perry Fewell called a nice mix of zone blitzes and eight-man fronts to slow down the Miami ground attack and forced Dolphin quarterback Joey Harrington into two interceptions.
Bills quarterback J.P. Losman (above) had another efficient game, completing 68 percent of his passes with three TDs and no turnovers. Losman kept his poise in the pocket despite being pressured and moved the chains effectively.
The Bills, who beat the Dolphins 16-6 at Miami in Week 2, swept the season-series for the fourth time since 1999. ... Dolphins TE Randy McMichael had four catches to give him 53, becoming the fourth Miami player to reach 50 receptions this season. That matches a franchise high previously set in 1986 and '95. ... Dolphins WR Marty Booker twisted his ankle in the third quarter and did not return. LT Damion McIntosh hurt his elbow, but coach Nick Saban said X-rays were negative.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||3.4||4.8|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|TD||10:20||Robert Royal 33 Yd Pass From J.P. Losman (Rian Lindell Kick) |
Drive: 4 plays, 67 yds, 1:53
|TD||6:54||Josh Reed 27 Yd Pass From J.P. Losman (Rian Lindell Kick) |
Drive: 7 plays, 55 yds, 3:21
|TD||4:39||Lee Evans 21 Yd Pass From J.P. Losman (Rian Lindell Kick) |
Drive: 7 plays, 53 yds, 4:28