Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 12/19/11
Miami Dolphins – 30, Buffalo Bills - 23
So far so good for the first post-Tony Sporano game for the Miami Dolphins as Matt Moore (217 yards, 2 TDs) had a solid game throwing the football against a beleaguered Bills defense.  Moore seemingly has played into at least being a consideration as the Dolphins starting QB for 2012.  Ryan Fitzpatrick (323 total yards, 2 TDs, 3 INTs) was signed to a contract that pretty much makes him the Bills starter in 2012, but this late season swoon that Fitz was central in guiding has to make the Bills front office sweat… maybe Fitz isn’t the guy to lead them to the next level?  We’ll find out when the draft rolls around in April.
Brandon Marshall (3-84, 1 TD) got most of his yards on one long catch, and he did drop a couple of other passes around the endzone that could have made his day much bigger than it was.  Anthony Fasano (2-28, 1 TD) caught another TD, making him semi-useful the last few weeks in terms of scoring production.  None of the other Dolphins receivers did much.

Stevie Johnson (5-82) and David Nelson (6-60) had fairly decent games in terms of catches and yards, but overall this unit continues to underwhelm.  Chan Gailey’s system has evolved into one that centers around the RB for most of the offensive production, limiting a group that was already limited for most of the season.

Wow.  Perhaps the Saints didn’t really know how to best use Reggie Bush (25 car., 203 yards, 1 TD; 1 rec., 6 yards), afterall.  It’s apparent that Darren Sproles is doing well in the Saints offense, but maybe Bush was actually meant to be a feature back.  Who knew?  Bush was electric, rolling up yards in chunks and flashing the will to pick up the tough yardage.  Going into next season, he’ll be a great player to target at a reasonable RB2 price.

Speaking of feature backs, CJ Spiller (12 car., 91 yards, 1 TD; 9 rec., 76 yards, 1 TD) is making a case to at least be in the conversation to be the Bills starting RB in 2012.  It’s unfortunate for Fred Jackson, but Spiller is younger and has a better pedigree with a higher ceiling... you’ve got to think the Bills will at least think about making Spiller the centerpiece of their offense.
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