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Dolphins escape Buffalo with 34-31 OT victory

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It turned out closer than it should have, but the Miami Dolphins beat the Buffalo Bills 34-31 in overtime on Saturday in upstate New York. Andrew Franks tied the game at the end of regulation with a 55-yard field goal and won it with only 55 seconds left in the extra period. With the victory, the Dolphins moved to 10-5, the first time they have won that many games since 2008. That is also the last time Miami qualified for…

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Dolphins survive Arizona comeback bid; Ryan Tannehill injured

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On a rainy Sunday afternoon in south Florida, the Miami Dolphins were cruising to a victory over the Arizona Cardinals. In the end, Miami would need a last second field goal from Andrew Franks to escape with a 26-23 victory. The Dolphins bottled up Carson Palmer, Larry Fitzgerald and David Johnson in the first half. Palmer had his worst half as a Cardinal, throwing for only 50 yards. Miami would take a 21-9 lead and appeared headed for an easy…

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Dolphins intercept four passes in final period to beat Chargers

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A football game with many mistakes is not often entertaining or filled with drama, but that does not describe Sunday’s game between Miami and San Diego. In the end, San Diego made the last mistakes resulting in the Dolphins 31-24 win at Qualcomm Stadium. Heading into the fourth quarter, Miami led 21-17. Throughout the period, the Dolphins took numerous penalties on both sides of the ball. They racked up 81 yards in penalties on the day. In the end, those…

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Dolphins were looking ahead before Sunday’s win over Patriots

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Even before the Miami Dolphins took the field on Sunday against the New England Patriots, they were already thinking about next year. With the Patriots’ listless performance against Miami on Sunday, they might be accused of thinking about the next two weeks. But that was not the case. New England’s uninspired play, coupled with a strange game plan, led to a 20-10 loss to the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium. Like often throughout their run of greatness, the Patriots…

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Frank Gore returns home, leads Colts over Dolphins

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The Miami Dolphins and the Indianapolis Colts have both seen better days. Both teams brought losing records into Sunday’s game at Sun Life Stadium, but it was the Colts who left with an 18-12 victory. Plenty of story lines emerged from this game. Former Miami Hurricane star Frank Gore came home to score two touchdowns for the Colts. Both quarterbacks, Matt Hasselbeck for the Colts and Ryan Tannehill for the Dolphins were injured during the game. There was one other…

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Rashad Jones’ interception helps preserve 20-19 victory for Dolphins

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Rashad Jones made a game-saving interception in the end zone with 4:32 remaining to preserve a 20-19 victory by the Miami Dolphins over the Philadelphia Eagles. Jones picked off Eagles’ QB Mark Sanchez’s throw intended for Miles Austin, ending the Eagles final scoring threat and disappointing their screaming (and booing) fans. Scoring came in bunches as the game was a punt-fest for both teams. Miami punted 8 times while Philadelphia kicked it away 6 times. Neither team rushed for 100…

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Jarvis Landry’s punt return carries Dolphins over Redskins 17-10

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Jarvis Landry returned a punt 69 yards for a touchdown with 10:22 left to give Miami its first lead, and the Dolphins held on to beat the Washington Redskins 17-10 Sunday. Landry’s score broke open a tight game in which the Redskins amassed more yards and dominated the time of possession but could not pull away. Kirk Cousins went 21 for 31 for 196 yards and two interceptions for Washington. Robert Griffin III was inactive after only recently recovering from…

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