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Bills-Dolphins openers history

Posted by Chris Brown on September 12, 2010 – 10:43 am

Here is a rundown of the seven previous season openers between the Bills and Dolphins in their storied rivalry.

1976 @ Buffalo – Dolphins 30 – Bills 21 – Buffalo forces 3 turnovers, but Miami rushes for 204 yds to victory.

1977 @ Buffalo – Dolphins 13 – Bills 0 – The Bills outgain Miami 324 to 148, but the Dolphins force 4 tournovers to win.

1979 @ Buffalo – Dolphins 9 – Bills 7 – Miami holds Bills to 121 total yards to keep their streak alive.

1980 @ Buffalo – Bills 17 – Dolphins 7 – The Bills snap the streak at 20 with Jeff Nixon’s 3 INTs having a big hand in the victory.

1983 @ Buffalo – Dolphins 12 – Bills 0 – The Dolphins are held to just 177 yards, but pull out another.

1989 @ Miami – Bills 27 – Dolphins 24 – The Billls score 2 TDs in the final 3 minutes including Jim Kelly’s scramble on the last play of the game.

1991 @ Buffalo – Bills 35 – Dolphins 31 – The Bills overcome an early 14-point deficit as Thurman Thomas runs wild and Buffalo rolls up 582 yards of offense.


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