Bills vs. Dolphins 2013 results: Thad Lewis leads upset win over Dolphins

The Bills recovered from a surge by the Dolphins to hold on, 23-21, for the upset victory.

The Buffalo Bills used a last-minute field goal to defeat the Miami Dolphins, 23-21. The Bills move to 4-3, while the Dolphins dropped their third game in a row.

The Dolphins didn't get off to a great start--Ryan Tannehill threw a pick-six to Nickell Robey on the third play from scrimmage. The Bills had a scary moment in the first quarter when running back Fred Jackson went down with a knee injury, but he came back and scored another touchdown, extending Buffalo's lead to 14-0.

Tannehill continued to struggle in the second quarter, throwing an ugly interception into the end zone for his second pick of the day. He finally got Miami on the board with a short touchdown toss to Charles Clay. The Dolphins got within three points at the end of the first half, when Brandon Gibson made an acrobatic leap over several defenders to get into the end zone. The Bills went into halftime leading, 17-14.

Gibson gave the Dolphins the lead with his second touchdown of the day in the third quarter. Thad Lewis led the Bills back down the field, but they were unable to punch it in from the goal line. Buffalo settled for a field goal, giving Miami a 21-20 lead. The Bills defense held Miami scoreless in the fourth quarter and Lewis drove his team back down into field goal range with two minutes left. Dan Carpenter kicked a 31-yard field goal with 36 seconds left to go, sealing the win for Buffalo.

Fantasy studs and duds

Lamar Miller had another poor day in the boxscore, getting just 43 yards on nine carries. Stevie Johnson fared slightly better, recording six catches for 61 yards.

Injury report

Fred Jackson briefly left with the knee injury, but returned to the game. Manny Lawson left the game with an injury of his own.

Did they cover?

The Dolphins were six point favorites coming into this game and failed to cover by losing.

What's next?

Miami at New England, Oct. 27, 1:00 p.m. ET

Buffalo at New Orleans, Oct. 27, 1:00 p.m. ET

More from SB Nation NFL

NFL Week 7 updates, highlights and GIFs | Live NFL scoreboard

NFL Week 7 picks: Guts and brains | Watchability

Colts vs. Broncos: Peyton Manning returns to Indy

Dan on Fire: Is Eli betting against the Giants?

NFL power rankings: Room for debate at the top

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.