Team Stats

  • Total Yards

    • MIA 184
    • 281 BUF
  • Turnovers

    • MIA 3
    • 0 BUF
  • Possession

    MIA BUF
    35:03 24:57
  • 1st Downs

    • MIA 16
    • 18 BUF

Game Information

New Era Field
,
Coverage: NFL
  • Buffalo, NY 14127
  • Line: EVEN
Attendance: 69,118
95%
Capacity: 73,097
Referees: Jeff Triplette
11/16/2012 Associated Press

McKelvin's punt return for TD, 4 FGs lift Bills

Leodis McKelvin scored on a 79-yard punt return, and the Buffalo Bills' defense finally flexed its muscles in a 19-14 victory over the Miami Dolphins on Thursday night.

Scoring Summary

NFL1234T
Dolphins700714
Bills1360019
first QuarterMIABUF
TD
13:49
Leodis Mckelvin 79 Yard Punt Return
1 play, 79 yards, 0:00
06
XP
13:30
Rian Lindell Kick is Good
1 play, 79 yards, 0:00
07
FG
5:16
Rian Lindell 32 Yard Field Goal is Good
8 plays, 38 yards, 3:52
010
TD
5:07
Marcus Thigpen 96 Yard Kickoff Return
1 play, 96 yards, 0:00
610
XP
4:55
Dan Carpenter Kick is Good
1 play, 96 yards, 0:00
710
FG
0:43
Rian Lindell 34 Yard Field Goal is Good
8 plays, 38 yards, 4:15
713
second QuarterMIABUF
FG
9:00
Rian Lindell 42 Yard Field Goal is Good
8 plays, 63 yards, 3:57
716
FG
0:03
Rian Lindell 19 Yard Field Goal is Good
8 plays, 49 yards, 1:58
719
fourth QuarterMIABUF
TD
8:48
Davone Bess 2 Yard Pass From Ryan Tannehill
11 plays, 69 yards, 5:22
1319
XP
8:42
Dan Carpenter Kick is Good
11 plays, 69 yards, 5:22
1419

Research Notes

  • Ryan Tannehill threw two interceptions inside the final 2:00 with his team down by one score. Tannehill owns the worst completion percentage (31.3, 5-16) this season among quarterbacks with at least 10 dropbacks in such situations. His two interceptions tie Drew Brees and Kirk Cousins for the most in the league.

  • Ryan Fitzpatrick played a conservative game Thursday by not attempting a pass 15 or more yards downfield. This was Fitzpatrick's sixth game this season where he attempted five or fewer passes of that distance, tied for second-most in the NFL (Alex Smith - 7). Entering Week 11, 17.6 percent of Fitzpatrick's passes had traveled 15 or more yards downfield (26th among qualified QB's).

  • The Bills sent four or fewer pass rushers on 93.5 percent (29 of 31) of dropbacks Thursday, their highest percentage in a game this season. All three of the Bills' sacks against the Dolphins and 82.6 percent (19 of 23) of their sacks this season have come when sending standard pressure, the second-highest percentage in the league for a team that has at least 20 sacks.

  • The Dolphins sent five or more pass rushers on 37 percent of Ryan Fitzpatrick's dropbacks Thursday, and Fitzpatrick was 8-10 against such pressure for 98 yards. Entering the game, Fitzpatrick had a 61.4 completion percentage against added pressure and was averaging 6.1 yards per attempt(third-worst in the league).

  • Marcus Thigpen's KO return for a TD is the first for the Dolphins since 2009, when Ted Ginn Jr. had 2 in the same game against the Jets -- 100 and 101 yards.Entering tonight, the Dolphins had 3 kickoff return TD over the past 20 seasons, the fewest in the NFL (now tied for fewest with Oilers/Titans and Buccaneers).

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