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Fourth quarter analysis: Bills drive for go-ahead TD, but Franks forces overtime

Dolphins kicker Andrew Franks hit a career-long, 55-yard field goal with six seconds left in the regulation to force overtime after a wild fourth quarter.

The Bills offense took the lead with 1:20 left after piecing together a brilliant 89-yard drive. The Bills first five plays were all runs that got them near midfield. Then offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn called up a flea-flicker, on which Tyrod Taylor hit Robert Woods for 34 yards.

After the Bills got the ball inside the 10-yard line, trailing 28-24, they were backed into fourth down from the 7-yard line. The Bills went to a four-wide formation with LeSean McCoy in the backfield. Taylor hit Charles Clay, who lined up in the slot, on a quick in at the goal line for the go-ahead score.

The Dolphins had no timeouts remaining but were able to get close enough for a long field goal attempt. The Bills tried to call timeout when it appeared they were short a player, but the play went off and Franks squeaked the ball through to force overtime.

Taylor ended regulation with 281 passing yards and logged his first career 300-yard game in overtime before Franks hit a 27-yard field goal to win the game.

Taylor breaks own record: Taylor passed last year’s rushing total of 568 yards during the fourth quarter, making this the highest rushing season ever for a Bills quarterback.

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