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BDC 10/21: Bills Defeat Dolphins 23-21

Posted by Bills Daily Charge on October 21, 2013 – 10:11 am

— The Buffalo Bills defeated the Miami Dolphins 23-21 to earn their third victory of the season and their first divisional win on the season. By coming away with the victory at Sun Life Stadium, the Bills also earned their first road victory of the year. The Bills were led by big plays on defense and special teams. On the first drive of the game for the Dolphins, CB Nickell Robey came up with an interception and returned it 19 yards for a touchdown. It was the first career interception and touchdown for Robey, an undrafted rookie from USC. The other big play from the defense was the strip sack by DE Mario Williams with 2:57 remaining in the game and the Bills trailing by one. DT Kyle Williams recovered the fumble on the Miami 34 yard line and the Bills were able to drive down the field for the game winning field goal by K Dan Carpenter. With his two sacks on the day, Mario Williams now has 10.0 on the season, the fourth double-digit sack season of his career. He also has the most sacks through the first seven weeks of a season in Bills history. Carpenter would go 3-for-3 on the day, including the 31-yard game winner, in his first appearance against his former team. Carpenter has now made 15 straight field goals, which is the fourth longest streak in team history. Leading the way offensively for the Bills was QB Thad Lewis who completed 21 of 32 passes for 202 yards and one interception, and RB Fred Jackson who had 85 total yards from scrimmage and one rushing touchdown. QB Ryan Tannehill and WR Brandon Gibson led the Dolphins. Tannehill completed 19 of 37 passes for 194 yards and three touchdowns, but his two interceptions and one fumble helped give Buffalo the advantage. Gibson had five receptions for 40 yards and two touchdowns on the day.

8:00 am – Fred Jackson- WGR 550 – The Howard Simon Show

8:25 am – Fred Jackson – NFL AM

9:30 am – Nickell Robey – Kiss 98.5 – Janet and Nick

9:40 am – Nickell Robey – Sirius XM NFL Radio – The Opening Drive

10:00 am hour – Mario Williams – ESPN Radio – The Herd with Colin Cowherd

3:00 pm – Thad Lewis – ESPN Insiders

4:00 pm – Eric Wood – WGR 550 – Schopp and the Bulldog

DE Mario Williams tallied two sacks yesterday versus the Dolphins, including a strip sack lack in the fourth quarter that led to the game winning field goal. Williams has now tallied 10.0 sacks on the season, which is tied for second most in the NFL. (Photo courtesy of AP)

K Dan Carpenter returned to Miami yesterday, where he spent the first five years of his career, and kicked the game winning field goal late in the fourth quarter to give the Bills a 23-21 win over the Dolphins yesterday. (Photo courtesy of AP)

RB Fred Jackson notched his fifth score of the season yesterday when he found the end zone on a three yard run in the first quarter. On the day, Jackson led the Bills offense with 75 yards from scrimmage. (Photo courtesy of AP)

DOUG MARRONE Buffalo Bills Head Coach
On being able to build off the win…
“I think it was important. We stressed that all the time. A lot of times during the week we talk to the players, or I spoke to the players, about not thinking about consequences. And let’s go out there and play each play. Usually when you start thinking about consequences, things become negative. For some people, we’re trying to correct that. And for our players, we went out there and just played each play and believed in each other. And that’s what happened today. There were times when we go on offense and you don’t get a first down before the end of the half, you give them the ball, they go 75 yards and score. You can look back at it and place blame, but the one thing great about this game is when you play well as a team you have a chance to win. We were able to pick each other up at times today but we’re still not where we need to be consistently.”

On the play of CB Nickell Robey…
“He’s been really close. He’s been getting closer and closer. I’m out there while you guys are saying great play and I’m saying ‘Shoot. It’s about time.’ Because he’s really close. He has very good instincts. There was another play in the game he was close too (to getting an interception) … You’re talking about a guy who was a free agent and earned his way on the team and earned a spot as our nickel and has played well for us.”

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Buffalo News- Poor kickoff after field goal puts Carpenter on the spot

Buffalo News- Quarterly Report

Buffalo News- Coaching, pass game undermine Miami

Rochester D&C- Buffalo Bills rally late to defeat Miami Dolphins

Rochester D&C- Dolphins’ giftwrapped win

Rochester D&C- Three … and Out

Rochester D&C- Report card

Olean Times Herald- Bills get an encouraging win at Miami

Canandaigua Daily Messenger- Mario Williams comes up big in second half for Bills

Auburn Citizen- Buffalo Bills Week 7 Report Card

Miami Herald- Dan Carpenter returns to Miami as hero for Bills

Sun-Sentinel- Ex-Dolphin Carpenter has happy return

Palm Beach Post- Buffalo Bills kicker Dan Carpenter doesn’t gloat about beating Miami Dolphins, who cut him this summer

AP- Williams’ key sack helps Bills beat Dolphins 23-21

AP- Tannehill fumble hurts; Miami loses to Bills 23-21

AP- 5 things to know from Bills’ win over Dolphins Mario’s late sacks help lift Bills to 23-21 win at Miami Jackson’s invincible spirit inspiring teammates Doug Marrone: ”When you play well as a team you have a chance to win” Thad Lewis: ”That’s what we’re supposed to do” Mario Williams: ”We all picked it up when we needed to” Dan Carpenter on game-winning FG: ”It’s got extra meaning” ‘

Bills Focus: Down to the Wire
Bills Roundup: Late Turnover Leads to 23-21 Win
Thad Lewis on First NFL Win in his Hometown
Mario Williams on His Sacks, Forced Fumble
Dan Carpenter on His Game Winning FG
Fred Jackson on His TD, Clutch Plays
Doug Marrone Postgame Press Conference

Game Wrap: Bills vs Dolphins
Mario finally makes a difference
Trusting the Bills ‘
Sideline Reactions: Bills 23 – Dolphins 21
Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill throws pick six
Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill throws 2nd interception
Jackson 3-yard TD run
Week 7 : Bills vs Dolphins highlights
Buffalo Bills stop the Miami Dolphins on 4th down
Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill fumble recovered by the Buffalo Bill

Bills Edge Dolphins With Late Field Goal
Sunday Blitz: Bills-Dolphins Recap
Sunday Double Check: Week 7

Bills hold on for win over Dolphins

Three Big Plays lead Bills to Victory
Bills Report Card
Carpenter’s Field Goal Gives Buffalo 23-21 Win

Bills Finish Fins on the Road
Bills down Dolphins on late field goal

Bills gut out big win in Miami, 23-21

Williams’ key sack helps Bills beat Dolphins 23-21

Time to Give Mario His Due

Bills Rally Late for Win in Miami

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Dan Carpenter comes through, and then Bills defense bails him out
Points after: Bills 23, Dolphins 21
Third-quarter analysis: On the doorstep …
Lawson injured in second half
Second-quarter analysis: Dolphins’ defensive line turns up the heat
Lewis injured throwing interception, returns
First-quarter analysis: Robey plays bigger than his size
Fred Jackson injured but returns to score TD
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Welcome to Sun Life Stadium
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Pro Football Talk
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Buffalo Rumblings
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AFC East Daily
Carpenter: Game-winner vs. Fins nothing special
Super Mario’s late heroics seal victory for Bills

All Sports WNY
Mario is Super in Buffalo Bills 23-21 Win Over Dolphins

Bleacher Report
Bills vs. Dolphins: Takeaways from Buffalo’s 23-21 Win over Miami

Buffalo 23, Miami 21

The Sports Xchange
Carpenter lifts Bills over former team
Bills-Dolphins: What we learned
Immediate reactions: Bills 23, Dolphins 21

Bills Daily
Bills Win Thriller In Miami 23-21
Defense Comes Up Big On The Road


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