Dolphins 30, Bills 23: Buffalo Loses Seventh Straight Game

ORCHARD PARK, NY - DECEMBER 18: C.J. Spiller #28 of the Buffalo Bills runs against the Miami Dolphins at Ralph Wilson Stadium on December 18, 2011 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

C.J. Spiller did his best to end the Buffalo Bills' losing streak, amassing 167 total yards (91 rushing, 76 receiving) and two touchdowns on Sunday. A second- and third-quarter lull marred by Bills penalties and three horrific Ryan Fitzpatrick interceptions - a lull which prompted Chan Gailey to largely ignore Spiller - doomed Buffalo, however. The Miami Dolphins capitalized on those mistakes and ran away with the game, winning 30-23 at Ralph Wilson Stadium.

Elsewhere, things look familiar. Buffalo's defense showed toughness here and there but was largely awful, as Reggie Bush ran for 203 yards (including a 76-yard score to put Miami up 30-13 late in the fourth quarter), and Matt Moore threw two touchdown passes on big plays. Fitzpatrick's struggles worsened, the play-calling was again predictable, and the Bills were physically worn down.

That makes seven straight losses for the Bills, who are now 5-9 after a 5-2 start to the season. They've also been swept by the Dolphins. Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos will be in town this coming Saturday on a Christmas Eve game that most Bills fans will find difficult to take in. It's December in Western New York again! Leave your thoughts on this contest below - and we'll totally understand if you want to talk solely about Spiller.

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