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Second quarter analysis: Bills surge ahead of Dolphins

The Buffalo Bills pulled away from the Miami Dolphins with two touchdown drives in the second quarter while running back LeSean McCoy reached a major career milestone.

The Bills scored on consecutive eight-play, 75-yard drives, with Tyrod Taylor doing the damage. The veteran quarterback threw for 100 yards in the quarter and ran for 16 while completing a handful of nice touches passes, especially to tight end Charles Clay and a 16-yard touchdown to McCoy.

Taylor added a rushing touchdown later in the quarter on a designed run. It was a nice play design from offensive coordinator Rick Dennison.

The Dolphins drove well into Bills territory on their second possession, but the Bills defense came up with another third-down stop and Cody Parkey hit a 41-yard field goal.

10K chase complete: McCoy surpassed 10,000 career rushing yards in the second quarter, becoming just the 30th player in NFL history to reach the mark. He entered the game needing 39 yards to reach the milestone and picked up the necessary yardage on a 14-yard run with 7:11 to play before halftime.

McCoy was injured on the run after being tackled by Kiko Alonso and had to be tended to by trainers, but he returned after missing just one play. He capped the drive two plays later with the touchdown that put the Bills ahead 14-6.

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