Bills dominate the Dolphins at home

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ORCHARD PARK, NY – DECEMBER 17: LeSean McCoy #25 of the Buffalo Bills celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the first quarter against the Miami Dolphins on December 17, 2017 at New Era Field in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

For the first time in weeks, the Buffalo Bills looked like a ‘Playoff Caliber’ team.

Buffalo received the opening kick off and marched down the field with ease. The Bills went 81 yards in 10 plays capped off by a LeSean McCoy 4-yard touchdown run.

It was the Bills first opening drive touchdown in 20 games and they never looked back.

Midway through the second quarter, McCoy broke a 14-yard run to give him 10,000 rushing yards on his career. McCoy become just the 30th running back to accomplish the mark in NFL history. He’s also the 3rd back in franchise history to do so, joining O.J Simpson and Thurman Thomas.

Two plays after hitting the career mark, McCoy caught a touchdown pass from Tyrod Taylor and the Bills led 14-6.

Before halftime, Taylor engineered a two-minute drive that ended in a 9-yard touchdown run by the Bills quarterback.

In the second half, the defense did the rest.

Jay Cutler threw a pair of interceptions to Jordan Poyer and Shareece Wright to open the third quarter for Miami. 

Things would get chippy late with plenty of pushing, shoving and flags on both sides.

The Dolphins scored 10 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to pull within eight. They also recovered an onside kick with 38 seconds to play, but Cutler threw his third interception of the game to Tre White to end the game. 

Last week Miami held the Patriots without a third-down conversion but Sunday the Bills were 7 of 15 on third down.

Tyrod Taylor finished with 224 yards passing on 17 of 29 passing.

McCoy finished with just 50 yards on the ground.

These two teams will meet again in fourteen days in Miami for week 17.

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