Buffalo defense stuffs Miami in 19-14 win


Buffalo defense stuffs Miami in 19-14 win

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Leodis McKelvin scored on a 79-yard punt return and the Mario Williams-led Buffalo Bills oft-maligned defense finally flexed its muscles in a 19-14 victory over the Miami Dolphins on Thursday night.

Safety Jairus Byrd recovered a fumble and made a diving interception, and Bryan Scott sealed the win with an interception to end the Dolphins' final drive. Williams had one of three sacks for a Buffalo defense that limited the Ryan Tannehill-led Dolphins to 184 yards.

That was enough to make up for an offense that settled for Rian Lindell's four field goals on four drives into the red zone.

Buffalo (4-6) snapped a three-game skid and won for only the second time in seven games.

Marcus Thigpen scored on a 96-yard kickoff return and Davone Bess had a 2-yard touchdown catch for Miami (4-6), which has lost three straight.


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RGIII made his first NFL game appearance since 2017 - at receiver?

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RGIII made his first NFL game appearance since 2017 - at receiver?

In his first action since 2016, Robert Griffin, III took the field for the Ravens, lining up at receiver.

The former Heisman Trophy winner faked an end around with Lamar Jackson and gave a nod to the crowd as he returned to the sideline. 

Serving as a decoy on a first-quarter play would normally go unnoticed, but for the former first round draft pick it was a big step in his journey back to the NFL.

Once an electrifying rookie for the Redskins in 2012, injuries, clashes with teammates and coaches and the emergence of Kirk Cousins led to his departure from Washington following the 2015 season.

After spending one injury-shortened season in Cleveland, Griffin spent the entire 2017 season out of the NFL.

He signed a one-year contract with the Ravens in April. 


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Adrian Peterson ties John Riggins on all-time list with first TD vs. Texans

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LANDOVER, Md. -- It will go down as just a three-yard scamper in the game log, but Adrian Peterson's second-quarter touchdown vs. the Texans in Week 11 was a piece of history, too.

The score was the 104th on the ground in Peterson's career, which moved him into a tie for sixth on the NFL's all-time list.

What made the moment even cooler is that Peterson did it as a Redskin, and the man he tied for sixth is none other than Burgundy and Gold legend John Riggins.

It seems like each time No. 26 crosses the goal line these days, he's notching some sort of milestone.

Next on the list he's climbing is Jim Brown, who finished with 106.

Earlier this week, Peterson said his body is feeling "amazing" heading into the back portion of the season. So far, you can characterize his entire 2018 with that word, considering he was a free agent just before the year started.