Dolphins vs. Bills: Special teams fiesta

US PRESSWIRE

The Bills and Dolphins traded special teams touchdowns on Thursday night in the first quarter.

Buffalo Bills punt returner Leodis McKelvin opened the scoring on Thursday night against the Miami Dolphins with his second punt-return touchdown this season.

McKelvin fielded the ball at the 21-yard line, following a Miami three-and-out on the opening possession. He then ran it back 79 yards for the score. That put the Bills up 7-0, and the offense added a field goal later in the first quarter to jump out to a 10-0 lead over their visiting AFC East rival.

McKelvin's first punt-return touchdown this season was an 88-yard score against the Kansas City Chiefs. Together, those punt-return touchdowns are two of the three longest in the NFL this season.

Miami used its special teams to do what the offense has been unable to do so far -- score a touchdown. Marcus Thigpen took the ball 94 yards down the field to put the Dolphins on the board, making it a 10-7 game. Thigpen's score was the first Dolphins kick-return touchdown in three years.

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