Late FG lifts Bills past struggling Dolphins

Updated: October 20, 2013

Miami, FL ( – Dan Carpenter kicked a 31-yard field goal with
33 seconds left after Mario Williams sacked Ryan Tannehill to force a fumble,
lifting the Buffalo Bills to a 23-21 win over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.

Carpenter kicked two field goals for the only points scored by either team in
the fourth quarter and had three overall against his former team. The winner
came after Williams powered through veteran right tackle Tyson Clabo to hit
Tannehill, forcing the fumble.

Lineman Kyle Williams fell on the ball at the Miami 34 with 2:48 remaining and
Fred Jackson had a key 10-yard pick up on 3rd-and-4 to keep the clock and the
drive moving. Out of timeouts, Miami couldn’t stop the clock and Carpenter
drove his kick straight through the middle of the uprights.

Tannehill overthrew a wide-open Brian Hartline down the left side and had a
Hail Mary pass knocked down in the end zone as time expired.

Miami-area native Thad Lewis, making his second start while EJ Manuel recovers
from a knee sprain, passed for just 202 yards with an interception but the
Bills (3-4) snapped a two-game losing streak and got their first win against
an AFC East opponent this season.

Jackson went down holding his left leg after a run in the first quarter but
returned shortly after that and had a 3-yard touchdown run that gave Buffalo
an early 14-0 lead.

Bills rookie cornerback Nickell Robey had a 19-yard interception return for a
touchdown just 93 seconds into the game.

Tannehill passed for 194 yards and three touchdowns, including two to Brandon
Gibson, but threw two interceptions — the pick-six to Robey and one in the
end zone.

Coming off a bye, the Dolphins (3-3) suffered their third straight loss after
starting 3-0. Sunday was their first division game of the season.