The Buffalo Bills defeated the Miami Dolphins 19-0 on Sunday at Ralph Wilson Stadium. The Bills improved their record 3-2 in the division.

The Bills relied on their ground game and an outstanding performance from their defense to earn the victory. On the ground, the Bills were led by RB Fred Jackson who had 111 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries. It was Jackson’s first 100-yard rushing performance of the season. He became the third running back in Bills history to run for over 5,000 yards in his career, joining Thurman Thomas and O.J. Simpson. RB C.J Spiller chipped in with 77 yards on 20 carries and the Bills were able to gain 203 yards total on the ground for the day.

The Bills defense came through in a big way as the held the Dolphins to just 103 total yards on the day. QB Ryan Tannehill seemed to be under constant pressure as the Bills racked up a season high seven sacks on the day. Their sack total for the season now stands at 56, which is a franchise record. DT Kyle Williams and rookie CB Nickell Robey led the way with two sacks apiece.

The Bills also picked off the Dolphins twice, with CB Leodis McKelvin pulling in his first of the season and S Jim Leonhard grabbing his fourth for the year. With his second sack, Kyle Williams now has 10.5 on the season.  Williams, DE Mario Williams and DE Jerry Hughes are the second Bills trio with 10-plus sacks in a season (Bruce Smith, Bryce Paup, Chris Hansen in 1995).  K. Williams, M. Williams and Hughes are the first trio in the NFL with 10.0 sacks since La’Roi Glover, Joe Johnson and Darren Howard accomplished the feat for the New Orleans Saints in 2000.

QB Thad Lewis made his fourth start of the season in place of injured QB EJ Manuel and was able to earn his second victory over the Dolphins on the season. Lewis completed 15 of his 25 passes for 193 yards and threw one interception.

Bills K Dan Carpenter converted all four of his field goal attempts and has now made 31 of 34 on the season. He is the eighth kicker in Bills history to make 30 field goals in a season.

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