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Buffalo Bills Week 16 Reaction: Spoiled Fish

December 23rd, 2013 at 9:00 AM
By Anthony Custode Jr

The Buffalo Bills aren't going to the playoffs this season, but they were able to dim the lights on the chances of their division rival Miami Dolphins Sunday.

'Handoff to Fred Jackson' photo (c) 2012, Alan Kotok - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Buffalo dominated Miami, completing the sweep en-route to a 19-0 shutout of the Dolphins. Buffalo recorded seven sacks, while holding Ryan Tannehill to just 82 yards passing in the icy rain. Buffalo's run attack was present, racking up 203 total yards on the ground, including 111 from Fred Jackson. 

The win for the Bills improved their record to 6-9 and 3-2 in the division. If the Bills can beat the New England Patriots in the season finale next week, Buffalo will be over .500 within the AFC East for the first time since 2007. The Bills also put a dent in Miami's playoff hopes, and could impact the Patriots' chances of clinching the No. 1 seed in the AFC.

Yes, the Bills seem to have embraced the spoiler role.

The Bills are hoping to finish the season strong to have something to build off of next year. Finishing the season with back-to-back division wins would be something the team can lean on while preparing for next season. 

Tags: Buffalo, Buffalo Bills, Football, NFL

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