09/25 15:35 CDT Dolphins halt Allen, survive 'butt punt' to beat Bills
Dolphins halt Allen, survive 'butt punt' to beat Bills
By ALANIS THAMES
AP Sports Writer
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) --- The Miami Dolphins' defense stopped Josh Allen and
the Bills at the goal line late, then held again after punter Thomas Morstead
bizarrely kicked the ball off a teammate and out of bounds for a safety in a
21-19 win over Buffalo on Sunday.
Tua Tagovailoa and the Dolphins improved to 3-0 in an AFC East thriller that
ended with Allen and the Bills attempting to spike the ball near midfield, the
clock just running out on their chance to try a long-distance, go-ahead field
Tagovailoa briefly left the game in the second quarter, returning after
halftime despite appearing to be disoriented by a head injury. Allen also may
have been injured, heading to the X-ray room after the game. He had his
throwing hand checked by trainers late.
Miami took the lead with about 10 minutes left in the game, scoring a touchdown
to go up 21-17, and the Bills faced their first deficit of the season.
Despite being sacked and flagged for unnecessary roughness on the next drive,
Allen drove Buffalo down the field with a 17-play, eight-minute drive
reflective of how the Bills offense operated all game. Miami's defense held,
though, nearly intercepting a pass on the drive and forcing a turnover on downs
from the 2-yard line.
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