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Fourth quarter analysis: Bills get late scare but hang on

The Bills held on late against the Dolphins and took care of business on their end Sunday, winning 22-16, but scoreboard watching reigned supreme as the Bills still needed the Bengals to beat the Ravens.

The Dolphins made things interesting late, scoring two touchdowns and recovering an onside kick, but a late interception from Jordan Poyer sealed the victory. After that, it was off to watch the TV, where the Bengals rallied in the final minute to send the Bills to their first playoff berth since 1999.

The Dolphins scored their first touchdown on a toss to receiver Jarvis Landry with 5:25 remaining, which made the score 22-9. A large shoving match ensued after the play, which resulted in Dolphins top receiver Jarvis Landry and top running back Kenyan Drake being ejected from the game. No Bills were ejected.

The Bills went three-and-out on their ensuing possession, and Miami came down and scored again on a David Fales keeper with 1:56 left, cutting the deficit to six points. The Dolphins then recovered an onside kick to heighten Bills fans' nerves, but Poyer came up with the interception to seal the victory.

Preston's TD overturned: Bills linebacker Preston Brown returned a fumble 99 yards for a touchdown, but the play was reversed on a replay because Landry had stepped out of bounds before losing the ball. Landry scored on the next play.

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