The Miami Dolphins were playing primarily for pride by the fourth quarter, which is what their bizarre season is all about now. So the defense dug in, mounting a goal-line stand that preserved a 29-point lead against the reeling Buffalo Bills.
The defense also set up two touchdowns with interceptions, Matt Moore threw for three scores, and the Dolphins' improbable midseason surge gained momentum Sunday when they drubbed Buffalo 35-8.
After losing their first seven games, the Dolphins (3-7) have three consecutive victories for the first time since 2008, winning by a combined score of 86-20. Buffalo (5-5) has been outscored 106-26 while losing three in a row.
To make matters worse for the injury-riddled Bills, they lost NFL rushing leader Fred Jackson in the third quarter when he hurt his leg. Receiver Donald Jones (left ankle) and cornerback Terrence McGee (left leg) were carted off the field in the second period.
For the third game in a row, the Dolphins held the opposition ...