Bills End Their Playoff Drought, and Tears Flow

Buffalo (9-7) will transport to face Jacksonville subsequent Sunday. The Jaguars are coached by Doug Marrone, who quiescent as a Bills’ manager 3 years ago.

The Bills’ fun was gradual by a detriment of a 1,000-yard rusher LeSean McCoy with a right ankle injury. He was carted off a margin in a third entertain and was in a walking foot after a game.

“Hopefully it’s not as bad as it seemed,” quarterback Tyrod Taylor said.

The disappointment of a unsatisfactory deteriorate got a best of a Dolphins (6-10) with 6 mins 21 seconds left, when receiver Jarvis Landry, using behind Kenyan Drake and descent lineman Jake Brendel were ejected after a fight. Landry was cited for disrespecting an official, and Drake for throwing his helmet 20 yards in anger. Unsportsmanlike-conduct penalties were called opposite both teams.

The quarrel followed a 1-yard touchdown accepting by Landry. On a play before that, a 98-yard fail lapse for a touchdown by a Bills’ Preston Brown was negated by a replay review, and a Dolphins kept possession.

The unruly Dolphins, who came into a diversion with a second-most penalties in a N.F.L., had 14 penalties for 145 yards.

For a Bills, however, scarcely dual decades of disappointment ended.

“The locker room is electric, man,” pronounced ensure Richie Incognito, who finished a deteriorate above .500 for a initial time in his 11-year career. “We have been operative so tough for this. So most has been pronounced about it. And now a gorilla is off a back. We’re in a postseason, and we’ve got new life.”

Buffalo punctuated a noted feat with a 1-yard touchdown run by Williams for a initial measure of his career.


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“I thought, ‘Try not to screw it up,’” he said. “‘They’re not going to call it again if we screw it up.’”

He and his teammates distinguished with choreographed behind flops in a finish zone.

The golf good Jack Nicklaus smiled from a stands as his grandson, parsimonious finish Nick O’Leary, held Taylor’s 26-yard touchdown pass.

The Dolphins scored a touchdown with 1:56 left and recovered a indirect onside kick, though Jordan Poyer’s interception hermetic a win.

Taylor went 19 for 27 for 204 yards and one score. In 6 games opposite Miami, he has 10 touchdown passes and no interceptions.

For a Dolphins, a deteriorate culmination had a feel of an muster game, with thousands of dull seats and David Fales giving a lengthy, unimpressive try-out as a intensity backup quarterback in 2018. Miami was separated a week ago and will lay out a playoffs for a eighth time in a past 9 years.

“I theory it’s a small perplexing,” defensive finish Cameron Wake said.

Miami’s starting quarterback, Jay Cutler, took 3 snaps before he was transposed by Fales, a sixth-round breeze collect by Chicago in 2014. Fales, who came into a diversion with usually dual career completions, went 29 of 42 for 265 yards with one measure and one interception.

Cutler, 34, who finished a brief retirement to join a Dolphins this season, has pronounced he has not motionless either he wants to play in 2018. Ryan Tannehill is approaching to start subsequent deteriorate in a quip from knee surgery.

Miami mislaid to Buffalo for a seventh time in their past 10 meetings.

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