Lynch missed the previous three games after seriously spraining
his left ankle against the Dolphins on Nov. 11. The Bills' top
offensive threat, Lynch led the team with six touchdowns rushing
entering Sunday and, with another passing, had a hand in seven of 13 TDs the
offense had produced this season.
Bills starting defensive end Chris Kelsay missed his second
straight game with a foot injury.
Miami, meanwhile, was without its top running back, Jesse Chatman. Chatman was nursing an ankle injury sustained in Miami's loss to the Jets last week. He rushed for a season-high 124 yards
against the Bills in the first meeting between the teams.
Receiver Marty Booker also was inactive because of a knee
injury. Booker is the Dolphins' second-leading receiver with 38
catches for 430 yards and a touchdown.
The losses depleted an already sputtering Miami offense that
hasn't scored a touchdown the last three games.
Starting middle linebacker Channing Crowder, Miami's leading
tackler, didn't play because of a foot injury, replaced by Donnie