With a 21-19 victory against division foe Buffalo Bills, the Dolphins stay unbeaten.

Linebacker Elandon Roberts threw his arms up and down to the 66,206 spectators who packed Hard Rock Stadium, the venue's second-largest attendance since it was remodeled in 2015.

With a 21-19 victory against division foe Buffalo Bills, the Dolphins stay unbeaten.
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With 1:49 remained in the fourth quarter and the Dolphins leading 21-17, supporters erupted as the team was one play away from a dramatic defensive stand on fourth-and-goal - which they got when quarterback Josh Allen's underthrown ball went incomplete.

When the Bills reclaimed possession following a safety, Miami put an end to them, winning 21-19 to remain unbeaten and pick up its eighth straight victory at Hard Rock Stadium, the Dolphins' longest streak since the 1980s.

"I'm simply overjoyed for the squad," McDaniel added. "I knew we were going to receive our best effort from everyone and end the game with two incredible defensive efforts. I don't think I could have written a finer script for what we're attempting to do."

Buffalo (2-1) came into the game having dominated the defending Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams and the Tennessee Titans by an average of 27.5 points.

The Dolphins, on the other hand, rose to the occasion. Miami (3-0) continued to prosper under first-year head coach Mike McDaniel after a stunning 21-point comeback against the Baltimore Ravens on the road last week.

Tua Tagovailoa threw for 186 yards and one score, while Chase Edmonds led the Dolphins with two rushing touchdowns. Jaylen Waddle also had more than 100 yards (102) for the second week in a row.

Miami disputed a 28-yard reception by Buffalo wide receiver Stefon Diggs on the opening play of the game after he lost possession of the football when he struck the turf, which the Dolphins recovered. 

Officials ruled Diggs was down due to contact, and the Bills completed the 75-yard drive minutes later with a two-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Josh Allen to running back Devin Singletary on fourth-and-goal.

However, the Bills' following possession resulted in a turnover. On third down, safety Jevon Holland stripped Allen from behind, and linebacker Melvin Ingram recovered his second fumble of the season on Buffalo's six-yard line. With a one-yard run, Edmonds tied the game at seven.

With a 21-19 victory against division foe Buffalo Bills, the Dolphins stay unbeaten.
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After the Bills started the second quarter with an eight-yard touchdown reception by wide receiver Isaiah McKenzie, Miami replied once more. Tagovailoa completed all five of his throws on the drive, connecting with standout wide outs Jaylen Waddle and Tyreek Hill for 17 and 11 yards, respectively. 

Tagovailoa ultimately connected with River Cracraft on an 11-yard in-breaking route in tight coverage to knot the score at 14 again. Cracraft, who joined Miami in February, snagged his first career touchdown ball against Baltimore last week.

The Dolphins forced the Bills to punt on their following possession, something they had not done in the first half all season.

The score was 14-14 at halftime.

With his 500th catch of his career, Tagovailoa completed a 22-yard pass over the middle to Hill to start the second half.

After a 9:22 drive in which the Dolphins' defense kept Allen from reaching the end zone, the Bills were forced to make a 30-yard field goal to take the lead at 17-14.

The momentum immediately changed as the fourth quarter got underway. Before Waddle reached it to the Bills' 40 after his 32-yard reception, which was greeted by raucous applause from the fans, Buffalo's Tyler Bass missed a 38-yard field goal attempt.

On third-and-22 a short while later, Tagovailoa connected with Waddle deep over the center of the field for a 45-yard gain to enter the end zone. Assisted by a Buffalo unnecessary roughness flag, Edmonds scored again to give Miami a 21-17 lead a few plays later.

The Miami defense then sprang into gear, halting Buffalo on its following two drives to secure the victory.

At Paycor Stadium on Thursday, the Dolphins will resume play against the Cincinnati Bengals. The game will begin at 8:15 p.m. on Amazon Prime Video.

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