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Final 1 2 3 4 OT Tot
Miami 7 7 14 3 3 34
Buffalo 0 7 14 10 0 31
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10:00 AM PT11:00 AM MT12:00 PM CT1:00 PM ET18:00 GMT2:00 AM 北京时间11:00 AM MST1:00 PM EST12:00 PM CT22:00 UAE13:00 ETNaN:� , December 24, 2016
New Era Field, Orchard Park, New York  Weather: 38°, Cloudy  Attendance: 64,690

Moore, Dolphins look to continue surge vs. Bills

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Miami Dolphins at Buffalo Bills

  1. The Dolphins are looking to sweep the season series versus the Bills for the first time since 2011 (Miami beat Buffalo, 28-25, in at home in Week 7). However, the Bills have won each of their last four home games versus the Dolphins, one shy of their longest regular-season home win streak versus Miami all-time (five straight from 1987-91).
  2. The Dolphins won, 34-13, on the road against the Jets in Week 15, their most points scored in a game this season. Miami is now 9-5 on the season, its most wins in a single season since going 11-5 in 2008 (won the AFC East and the last time the Dolphins made the playoffs).
  3. The Bills won, 33-13, at home versus the Browns in Week 15, recording 280 rush yards in the game. Buffalo has totaled four games with at least 200 rush yards this season (twice as many as any other team), its most in a single season since 1990 (four).
  4. Jarvis Landry had three receptions in Week 15, giving him 82 on the season. Landry is one of two players all-time to record at least 80 receptions in each of his first three NFL seasons; the other is his former LSU teammate, Odell Beckham Jr.
  5. Matt Moore got the start in Week 15 with Ryan Tannehill out due to a left knee injury, his first start since Week 17 of 2011 (the Dolphins' last game before drafting Tannehill). Moore threw a career-high four touchdown passes in the win, and is now 7-3 in his last 10 starts (7-6 in 13 career starts for the Dolphins overall).
  6. With 49 rush yards in Week 15, Tyrod Taylor moved past Jim Kelly (1049) for second place all-time in terms of the most career rush yards by a Bills quarterback. With 1088 career rush yards as a Bill, Taylor sits 86 rush yards shy of Joe Ferguson (1174) for the most all-time.
Team Comparison

Miami
 
Buffalo
22.5 Points 25.6
234.1 Pass Yds 195.6
106.3 Rush Yds 163.6
25 Takeaways 17

Even without quarterback Ryan Tannehill, the Miami Dolphins remain one of the hottest teams in the NFL.

Miami's playoff push weathered the cold in last week's road win over the New York Jets. The Dolphins head back north on the same mission Saturday with a visit to the Buffalo Bills. It likely won't be a white Christmas Eve at New Era Field, but freezing rain is in the forecast.

The Dolphins (9-5) have won eight of their last nine games and control their fate in the AFC wild-card race. They can clinch their first playoff berth since 2008 with a win at Buffalo and a Denver loss in Kansas City.

Miami has not won in Buffalo since 2011. Matt Moore was the Dolphins' quarterback for that game, and he's starting again with Tannehill out indefinitely due to a sprained knee.

Moore stepped in and had a career night against the Jets, completing 12 of 18 passes for 236 yards and four touchdowns in his first start since the 2011 season finale. Over the previous four seasons, Moore threw for 219 yards and one touchdown.

"Matt prepares like he's the starting quarterback," Dolphins receiver Jarvis Landry said. "Every week he has done that. For him to come in and play with the confidence he played with, to a lot of people that was unexpected, but for us it was something we already knew."

Miami relied on its running game to come back and beat Buffalo, 28-25, at home in Week 8. Jay Ajayi had 214 of the Dolphins' 256 rushing yards.

"They punched us in the mouth the first game," Buffalo defensive lineman Leger Douzable said.

Ajayi rushed for 529 yards during the first three contests of the six-game winning streak that turned around the Dolphins' season. He's struggled a bit lately, totaling 205 yards over his last four games.

Miami defensive end Mario Williams will make his return to Buffalo for the first time since he was released in the offseason. Williams played four seasons for the Bills after signing what was the richest contract for a defensive player in NFL history in 2012, but clashed with coach Rex Ryan in his final season.

"We need to win one game at a time, no matter who the opponents are," Williams said. "I'm not the type of person to be hooting and hollering about anything other than us winning the game."

The Bills (7-7) have not been eliminated from playoff contention but need to win their final two games and get a lot of help in a bid to end their 16-year postseason drought, the longest in the NFL.

"We're just going to have to do our best to win our games," Ryan said. "We have two games left and this one in particular, like I say, hottest team in football, so bring it on."

Ryan could also be coaching for his job the final two weeks - if ownership has not already decided to make a coaching change after the season, as multiple reports have suggested.

"It doesn't really matter to me," Ryan said. "My job's to coach the football team and that's what I'm going to do and there's no focus anywhere else. This is it. I truly believe we're going to play a great game, and we'll see if it's good enough."

The Bills were 4-2 and held an 11-point lead entering the fourth quarter of their loss at Miami.

"If you look at the two storylines," Bills quarterback Tyord Taylor said, "both of them are flipped. They went on a run kind of after they played us, and we lost two more games after that going into the bye."

Taylor also appears to be on thin ice in Buffalo. The Bills must decide by March whether to pick up the option on a five-year, $90 million contract extension that guarantees Taylor more than $30 million over the first two seasons.

Tannehill, linebacker Jelani Jenkins (knee/hand) and cornerback Byron Maxwell (ankle) did not practice for Miami on Wednesday. Safety Abdul-Quddus (ankle), linebacker Kiko Alonso (hamstring/hand), and cornerback Bobby McCain (knee/hand) were limited. Williams (ankle) and guard Jermon Bushrod (shoulder) were full partcipants.

The Bills had three players miss practice: defensive tackle Kyle Williams (back), linebacker Lerentee McCray (concussion) and offensive tackle Jordan Mills (illness).

Wideout Sammy Watkins (foot), former Dolphins tight end Charles Clay (knee), linebacker Preston Brown (foot), fullback Jerome Felton (foot), left tackle Cordy Glenn (back), linebacker Jerry Hughes (hamstring), guard John Miller (hip) and defensive tackle Jerel Worthy (shoulder) were limited. Taylor (groin), running back LeSean McCoy (knee) and linebacker Shaq Lawson (foot) were limited.

Updated December 21, 2016

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