Bills blitz Dolphins in 19-0 win

Published on NewsOK Modified: December 22, 2013 at 7:04 pm •  Published: December 22, 2013
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And the Bills' offense finished without its top three receivers. Rookie Marquise Goodwin had a right knee injury late in the first quarter. Fellow rookie Robert Woods was ejected for punching safety Reshad Jones in the facemask in the third quarter. Veteran starter Stevie Johnson was excused to be with his family following the death of his mother.

Dan Carpenter essentially sealed the win by hitting a 45-yard field goal to cap the Bills' second possession. Carpenter finished hitting all four attempts against his former team, and Fred Jackson had 111 yards of offense, including a 9-yard touchdown.

"I'm very proud of this team," rookie head coach Doug Marrone said. "It was an honor to be on that sideline and watch those guys perform."

Lewis, who grew up in Miami, finished 15 of 25 for 193 yards and an interception. He improved to 2-2 this season, with both wins coming against the Dolphins.

Miami crossed midfield only three times, converted just two of 14 third-down chances, and managed just six first downs, including two in the second half.

Tannehill finished 10 of 27 for 82 yards and was briefly knocked out of the game with a left knee injury after Williams' second sack early in the fourth quarter. Matt Moore took over and provided Miami a short-lived spark by completing a 50-yard pass to Brian Hartline. He followed by throwing an interception to Jim Leonhard.

Though Tannehill said his knee's fine, he wasn't pleased with the offense's outing.

"It wasn't one thing, it wasn't one area," Tannehill said. "Every aspect of the game, we failed to step up to the plate."

NOTES: The Bills have three players with at least 10 sacks — Mario Williams (13), Kyle Williams (10 1/2) and Jerry Hughes (10) — for only the second time since 1995. And they're the first NFL team with three since the 2000 Saints. ... The Dolphins were shut out for the first time since closing last season with a 28-0 loss at New England, and were swept by Buffalo. ... Tannehill has 3,709 yards passing to move into 10th on the Dolphins' single-season list. The top-nine spots are held by Dan Marino. ... Marrone revealed after the game that DT Marcell Dareus was benched for the first quarter for violating undisclosed team rules.

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