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Points after: Bills 23, Dolphins 21

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Fla. -- Quick highlights from the
Buffalo Bills' victory over the Miami Dolphins in Sun Life Stadium ...

What it means: The Bills are 3-4 overall and 1-2 in the AFC East. They avoided a three-game losing streak and won their first division road game in nine tries.

Welcome back: Dan Carpenter, cut by the Dolphins this year, kicked a 31-yard field goal with 33 seconds to play. He made a 39-yarder in the second quarter and a 20-yarder in the fourth quarter. His Dolphins replacement, Caleb Stugis, missed a 51-yard attempt in the second quarter.

Bills MVP: Mario Williams was quiet for much of the afternoon but notched a pair of crucial sacks in the fourth quarter. The Bills hadn't sacked Ryan Tannehill until there were
seven minutes left. Williams beat right tackle Tyson Clabo
for a pancake. Williams then caused the fumble that Kyle Williams
recovered with 2:48 to play.

Play of the game: Mario Williams' strip was pivotal to setting up the winning field goal. Special mention to cornerback Nickell Robey, who returned Tannehill's first pass attempt 19 yards for a touchdown 93 seconds into the game. 

Player of the game: A free agent this past offseason, Brandon
Gibson wanted to play alongside his buddy, Stevie Johnson, with the Bills
. The Bills never called.
Maybe they regretted not acting as they watched Gibson catch five passes for 40
yards and two touchdowns. 

Dolphins play of the game: Gibson's first touchdown was highlight-reel quality. With time
running out in the first half and Miami on Buffalo's 13-yard line, Tannehill dumped it to Gibson at the 10. Gibson found some pace to the left
and, from about the 3-yard line, made a tumbling leap over defensive backs Da'Norris
Searcy and Aaron Williams for the touchdown with 21 seconds left.

Preliminary injury report: Robey injured his left shoulder
while covering a punt in the second quarter. He returned to the game. ...
Linebacker Manny Lawson left with a hamstring injury in the third quarter.

Coming up: The Bills visit the New Orleans Saints next
Sunday in the Superdome.

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