Its best home record since 1999, the Buffalo Bills finishes the season 6-2 at New Era Field by defeating the Miami Dolphins 24-16. Buffalo improved its record to 8-6 and holding on to its position in the AFC wild-card chase. The Bills still have there work cut out for them if they want to end their 17-year playoff drought. They travel to New England for a Christmas Eve game and they close the season on New Year's Eve with a rematch in Miami. If they win both, the odds are very good that they’d qualifying for the playoffs. A split gives them a chance if other factors work their way. Losing both would extend the drought to 18 years.
The Bills offense came out of the gates fast and scored three first-half touchdowns, giving Buffalo a season-high 21 points in the first half. Miami’s only had a pair of field goals in the opening two quarters.
LeSean McCoy scored two of the touchdowns, one run and one on a pass, and also surpassed the 10,000 yard career rushing barrier, just the 30th NFL player to do so.
The Game ended on a Jay Cutler pick by Tre’Davious White.