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Effort Just Enough for Bills in 13-10 Win in Miami

Lindell kicks the game winner

No one ever said that getting over .500 was going to be easy.  For the Bills, they will be more than happy to take it.  Trailing in the 4th quarter, the Bills, who struggled all day on offense, found a way to score 11 points over the last 9:46 to defeat the still winless Miami Dolphins 13-10 in Florida.  Buffalo trailed 10-2 when a 66-yard drive saw them pull within 10-8 after back Marshawn Lynch scored from three yards out.  Lynch also ran for two to tie the game.

The Bills held on the following drive, and Roscoe Parrish took the punt back 40 yards to midfield to give the Bills a shot with 4:37 left.  That shot turned into gold as the team marched down the field and converted two third downs to move to the 16-yard line to set up Rian Lindell’s game-winning 34-yard field goal with :46 seconds left.

Miami got the ball back and were not able to move at all, as they got a 4-yard pass from Cleo Lemon to Jesse Chatman on first down, but then was incomplete on his next three passes to end the game.  The Dolphins wasted a great game from Chatman, who ran for 124 yards on 27 carries.  Lemon was 16-for-29 for 131 yards

The Bills offense was only able to generate 214 total yards after close to 500 at home last week against the Bengals.  Sunday in Miami they put up just 4.3 yards per play, and overall only held the ball for 23:01 while the Fins had it for 36:59.  Buffalo now sits at 5-4 in 2007 and get ready for their biggest test of the year, a Sunday night home game vs. the undefeated Patriots.

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