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The Big Number: 7-for-15

The Miami Dolphins entered Sunday’s game against the Bills on an amazing run of third-down defense.

Their last two opponents were a combined 1-for-24. That included holding the New England Patriots to 0-for-11 in a victory Monday night.

The Bills were 10th in converting third downs coming into Week 15 at 41.1 percent.

They got off to a good start with a pair of third-down conversions on the opening scoring drive.

At third-and-4 from their own 25, Tyrod Taylor threw a short pass to the left to Charles Clay that went for nine yards. Then, on third-and-5 at their own 39, Taylor found LeSean McCoy over the middle for 12 yards.

At one point, the Bills were 7-for-12, but then failed to convert their last three third-down attempts to finish 7-for-15.


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