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Box Score: Buffalo Bills at Miami Dolphins

Posted: Sat January 2, 1999 at 4:58 p.m. EST

NFL     PLAYOFFS 

        FINAL             1ST  2ND  3RD  4TH     TOTAL

BUFFALO 0 7 7 3 17 MIAMI 3 3 8 10 24 FINAL
SCORING SUMMARY

1ST QUARTER: MIA - FG, OLINDO MARE 31 YD, 8:53. Drive: 16 plays, 57 yards in 8:23. Key plays: Marion 17-yard return of Moulds fumble to Miami 29; Marino 6-yard pass to McDuffie on 3rd-and-5 to Miami 29; Marino 6-yard pass to Drayton on 3rd-and-6 to Buffalo 28; Marino 10-yard pass to Drayton on 3rd-and-10 to Buffalo 18. MIAMI 3-0 2ND QUARTER: MIA - FG, OLINDO MARE 40 YD, 4:24. Drive: 11 plays, 66 yards in 6:22. Key plays: Marino 22-yard pass to Perry on 3rd-and-10 to Buffalo 43; 14-yard pass interference penalty on Bills' Smedley at Buffalo 30. MIAMI 6-0 BUF - TD, THURMAN THOMAS 1 YD RUN (STEVE CHRISTIE KICK), 6:06. Drive: 3 plays, 42 yards in 1:42. Key plays: Mare 12-yard onside kick recovered by Bills' Brandenburg at Miami 42; Flutie 37-yard pass to Moulds to Miami 5. BUFFALO 7-6 3RD QUARTER: MIA - TD, KARIM ABDUL-JABBAR 3 YD RUN (STANLEY PRITCHETT RUN FOR TWO-POINT CONVERSION), 12:28. Drive: 12 plays, 52 yards in 6:34. Key plays: Abdul-Jabbar 2-yard run on 3rd-and-1 to Buffalo 41; Parmalee 11-yard run on 3rd-and-3 to Buffalo 23; Marino 6-yard pass to Gadsden on 3rd-and-2 to Buffalo 9. MIAMI 14-7 BUF - TD, ERIC MOULDS 32 YD PASS FROM DOUG FLUTIE (STEVE CHRISTIE KICK), 14:12. Drive: 4 plays, 81 yards in 1:44. Key plays: 29-yard pass interference penalty on Dolphins' Surtain at Buffalo 45; Flutie 23-yard pass to Moulds to Miami 32. BUFFALO 14, MIAMI 14 4TH QUARTER: MIA - FG, OLINDO MARE 23 YD, 5:15. Drive: 11 plays, 77 yards in 6:03. Key plays: Marino 15-yard pass to Gadsden plus 15-yard facemask penalty on Bill's Cummings to midfield; Marino 18-yard pass to McDuffie to Buffalo 6. MIAMI 17-14 MIA - TD, LAMAR THOMAS 12 YD PASS FROM DAN MARINO (OLINDO MARE KICK), 11:18. Drive: 8 plays, 50 yards in 4:20. Key plays: 5-yard holding penalty on Bill's Greer on 3rd-and-4 to Buffalo 39; Abdul-Jabbar 18-yard run on 3rd-and-3 to Buffalo 14. MIAMI 24-14 BUF - FG, STEVE CHRISTIE 33 YD, 13:27. Drive: 7 plays, 65 yards in 2:09. Key plays: Flutie 31-yard pass to Moulds to Miami 37; 22-yard pass interference penalty on Dolphins' Buckley to Miami 10. MIAMI 24-17 TEAM STATISTICS BUF MIA
FIRST DOWNS 23 25 Rushing 7 10 Passing 13 10 Penalty 3 5 3RD-DOWN EFFICIENCY 6-10 9-14 4TH-DOWN EFFICIENCY 0-0 0-1 TOTAL NET YARDS 416 352 Total plays 57 69 Average gain 7.3 5.1 NET YARDS RUSHING 77 124 Rushes 18 34 Average per rush 4.3 3.6 NET YARDS PASSING 339 228 Completed-attempted 21-36 23-34 Yards per pass 8.7 6.5 Sacked-yards lost 3-21 1-7 Had intercepted 1 1 PUNTS-AVERAGE 2-36.5 1-34.0 RETURN YARDAGE 54 104 Punts-returns 0-0 1-20 Kickoffs-returns 4-54 3-65 Interceptions-returns 1-0 1-19 PENALTIES-YARDS 9-93 6-75 FUMBLES-LOST 4-4 0-0 TIME OF POSSESSION 22:28 37:32 PLAYER STATISTICS Missed field goals: Miami (Olindo Mare 26). Buffalo rushing: Thurman Thomas 7-33, Doug Flutie 4-29, Antowain Smith 7-15. Miami rushing: Karim Abdul-jabbar 27-95, Bernie Parmalee 2-10, Stanley Pritchett 2-7, Zach Thomas 0-7, O.j. Mcduffie 1-3, John Avery 1-3, Dan Marino 1-minus 1. Buffalo passing: Doug Flutie 21-36 for 360 yards, 1 INT, 1 TD. Miami passing: Dan Marino 23-34 for 235 yards, 1 INT, 1 TD. Buffalo receiving: Eric Moulds 9-240, Andre Reed 5-60, Kevin Williams 2-20, Kamil Loud 1-12, Antowain Smith 1-12, Sam Gash 1-9, Jay Riemersma 1-4, Thurman Thomas 1-3. Miami receiving: O.j. Mcduffie 6-53, Oronde Gadsden 5-85, Lamar Thomas 4-36, Troy Drayton 3-20, Ed Perry 2-29, Karim Abdul-jabbar 2-4, Tim Ruddy 1-8. A: 72,698.

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