Bills vs. Dolphins, NFL Week 16: Game Day News, Updates & Analysis

The Buffalo Bills, 3-13 in division games under Chan Gailey, are looking to sweep the Miami Dolphins for the first time since 2007, when Miami finished 1-15.

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Dolphins 24, Bills 10: what a mess

The Buffalo Bills fell flat on their faces for the second week in a row, losing 24-10 to the Miami Dolphins.


Scott Chandler, Da'norris Searcy out with injuries

The Buffalo Bills have lost two key players in the game this game against the Miami Dolphins. Scott Chandler and Da'Norris Searcy are done for the game and possibly longer after sustaining injuries.

Chandler was injured on Buffalo's opening drive after gaining 25 yards on a reception up the left seam. Immediately upon hitting the ground he signaled for the trainers. After being carried off the field, he was carted to the locker room. He has 43 receptions and six touchdowns on the season but another knee injury could hamper his offseason.

Da'Norris Searcy is back on the sideline in street clothes per Joe Buscaglia of the Buffalo Bills radio network. He was also injured in the first half with a reported groin injury. Searcy was getting more playing time as the season wore on, challenging veteran George Wilson for snaps.

We'll find out more about both after the game and on Monday. Cornerback Stephon Gilmore also left the game for some time but is back on the field after being evaluated for a head injury.


Bills trailing Dolphins after third

This game has been absolutely brutal for Buffalo Bills fans. Turnovers, penalties, and bad offense have plagued the team and they trail the Miami Dolphins 24-3 at the end of the third quarter.

Stevie Johnson fumbled in the first quarter and Dorin Dickerson fumbled in the third. Both ended promising drives but the Bills offense. Johnson also has two key drops in the game. Following the Dickerson fumble, Reggie Bush scored his third touchdown of the game on a pass from Ryan Tannehill to push the score to 21-3. Nate Kaeding added a field goal on Miami's next drive.

The Dolphins aren't doing anything spectacular but every call and bounce of the ball seems to be going their way. Buffalo's lackluster play surely isn't helping. The Bills ran just 13 plays in the whole third quarter and went three-and-out in their final possession of the frame.

Miami is driving to start the fourth quarter.


Live chat: second half, Bills/Dolphins

The Buffalo Bills are showing faint signs of life on defense and their offense is living on C.J. Spiller. Let's hope the second half is better than the first.


Bills trail Dolphins, 7-0, after first

The Buffalo Bills and Miami Dolphins came out swinging in the first quarter - and missing.

On the opening drive, the Dolphins drove into Buffalo territory picking up yards seemingly at will on the legs of Reggie Bush and the arm of Ryan Tannehill. After settling for a field goal attempt, "Megahand" Alex Carrington blocked his fourth kick of the year establishing a team record and keeping Miami off the board.

Buffalo's ensuing possession saw Ryan Fitzpatrick and C.J. Spiller surgically move the ball down the field. A nice pass up the seam to Scott Chandler moved the ball near the red zone but the tight end was injured, carted off, and is done for the game.

A few plays later, Stevie Johnson fumbled a well-thrown ball from Fitzpatrick and gave it back to Miami. The Dolphins drove back down field and despite Bush stepping out of bounds, the side judge and replay official decided it was close enough to give them the score.

That's where we stand after the first quarter. Thrilling.


Join our Bills/Dolphins live chat!

Buffalo Bills fans discuss the events of the first half of today's Week 16 game against the Miami Dolphins.


Bills/Dolphins inactives

The Buffalo Bills are a little over an hour away from kickoff against the Miami Dolphins, and their seven game day scratches have been announced.

Wide receiver Marcus Easley (hamstring), defensive end Mark Anderson (knee) and linebacker Chris White (hamstring, hand) are all inactive due to their respective injuries; in fact, all three were ruled out on Friday. Easley will be replaced as a deep special teams player by Chris Hogan, and White's vital roles on special teams will be covered by reserve linebackers Kirk Morrison and Greg Lloyd.

This week's four healthy scratches: quarterback Tarvaris Jackson, offensive linemen Chris Scott and Keith Williams, and defensive tackle Jay Ross. For those fans that can't seem to stop obsessing about the third-string quarterback: no, Jackson has not yet been active for a game this season. Unless something happens to Ryan Fitzpatrick this afternoon that prevents him from playing in the regular season finale next week, Jackson is likely to hit unrestricted free agency in March without ever having donned a Bills uniform in a non-exhibition game.


Bills/Dolphins: what we're watching for

With very little to play for, the Buffalo Bills are self-scouting heading into their Week 16 matchup with the Miami Dolphins.


Links: Bills vs. Dolphins

The Buffalo Bills are in Miami to take on the Dolphins in Week 16.


Where to catch Bills/Dolphins

If you still care, here's how to watch today's Buffalo Bills game against the Miami Dolphins.


Week 16 picks: can the Bills sweep Miami?

The Buffalo Bills, 3-13 in division games under Chan Gailey, are looking to sweep the Miami Dolphins for the first time since 2007, when Miami finished 1-15.

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